Appetizers

Pickled Vegetables Recipe

Albert Einstein oncle cleverly described insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. I’ve been mulling over this thought lately. If nobody ever did something new, something out of their comfort zone, then there would be no development in society. Companies are always encouraging employees to “think outside the box”. We are …

Avocado wrapped in Prosciutto

Have I ever told you about the prosciutto made in the Slovenian Karst region? Kraški Pršut (Karst Prosciutto) Basically just a leg of dried, cured ham, what makes this special is simplicity and climate. There are only a few key ingredients: high quality pork sea salt Burja-the name of the strong wind that blows here time-12-16 months …

Mom’s Pistachio Crusted Salmon

  My mother-in-law’s pistachio crusted salmon is famous in our family. I think it has something to do with the sweetness of the honey, the spiciness of the cayenne, and the saltiness and crunchiness (is that a word??) of the pistachios–they all just work together so beautifully. It was love at first bite for me. …

Baked Rosemary French Fries

What’s your guilty food weakness? Mine is french fries. Not just any ol’ french fries either–the one’s from McDonalds. It’s a sentimental thing for me. Growing up, my mom and I would sometimes go through the McDonald’s drive thru, get some french fries, and just sit in the car and talk. As the oldest of …

5 Minute Bruschetta

5 minute bruschetta www.tasteofdivine.com

With endless options for toppings, bruschetta never gets boring. This is my go-to recipe for a quick and simple appetizer when I’m entertaining, or for just using up old bread. This 5 minute bruschetta recipe starts with a good loaf of bread. It can be whatever bread you want really, but I think it works …

Nonna’s Fried Zucchini Blossoms {Recipe ReDux}

I got my love of food and gardens from my Italian grandmother.  Every year the four of us kids would go visit Nonna for the summer.  I loved these long visits, and quickly became Nonna’s little gardener.  She had an amazing garden, the best I’ve ever seen.  At one point she turned her entire backyard …

Irish Soda Bread

St. Paddy’s Day is coming up…it is the hubby’s favorite holiday (he is half Irish), so I like to cook something special for him. Last year I made him this Beer Braised Irish Stew and Irish Soda Bread which were both delicious.  This year I have something even better though! While we were visiting family over the …

Ideas For Avocado: Avocado Caprese Salad

This  is a super easy salad you can whip up in just a few minutes. My Nonna used to make caprese salads all the time. I make it the same way as her, but also like to add avocados. This Avocado Caprese Salad makes a very nice side dish or appetizer! I make this dish …

Ideas for Avocado: Guacamole

Holy Guacamole!  It is about time I put up a guacamole recipe.  This one comes from my mom, who is just as obsessed with avocados as I am. This recipe definitely beats any store bought guacamole. It surprises me to see some dips at the store labeled as “avocado dip” or “guacamole” when they don’t …