This is one of my fall favs. It's so healthy and super delish. I love serving it as a starter for a Halloween or Thanksgiving dinner...and I make extra for my lunches. GIve it a try.....you won't be sorry! Yummo:)
Comfort food....oh yea! I'm kicking off my fall food cravings with this fantastic dish. This beef is seared until it's really really browned and then left to braise in root vegetables and red wine. The best part...you can make it three days ahead of time, and it only gets better! Perfect for entertaining. I serve or on a pile of piping hot creamy polenta. To.Die.For:)
I don't even bake...and these were AHHH-mazing! Give it a try..and tell me if you make them. I want to discuss how delicious they were)
Oh...please tell me if you see typos...i am not a writer....i am a food lover....period.
A classic cocktail for sure. I love to make this drink...there's something about pulling out the shaker and squeezing the fresh juice that makes it special. I don't drink Whiskey often....(you're welcome) but it sure is tasty and refreshing! And this drink works any time of the year. I'm happy that National Whiskey Sour day came around so that I had an excuse to whip one up!
A great reason to try this delectable Peach Crostata! A crostata is a rustic, free form baked tart. It's called a galette in France and a Crostata in Italy... And since I'm pretty sure I was Italian in another life....I call it a Crostata!
It differs from a tart in that a tart infers it's been baked in a tart pan. I just roll the dough right out on parchment paper, pile on the toppings and bake on a sheet pan. Crazy easy!
I love making these all year. In the summer I use summer stone fruit and berries. In the winter, figs, apples, pears....or just about any seasonal fruit. You can also make these as a savory dish. Picture if you will, a mushroom crostata with gooey Gruyère cheese and thyme. Yummy! So start with this peach crostata.....impress your friends by sharing it on National Eat a Peach Day....and then use your imagination and create Crostatas all year long! Ciao!
Oh....and if you make this...upload a pic of your beauty with the #celebratetheeverydays I'd love to see them!!
I have to admit...I seem to order mussels everywhere I go. I just love them as a starter because they are so light, flavorful and fun to eat;) I have to say though...I seemed to always be on the look for the best of the best. So....I decided to create my own mussel recipe taking what I love from all my favorites and combining them into one. Give them a try...and tell me what you think!
During the summers my father would host the best parties around, and my favorite...the Seafood Boil. Everyone was so relaxed, happy and having a greattime just sitting around eating, drinking and gabbing for hours. I've put together a guide that will show you how to host your own shrimp boil in 5 easy steps! Yep...that right...one of the easiest and most delicious gatherings you will ever have!
AND....you can prep EVERYTHING in advance! So easy:)
And of course....don't forget a few cold ones:) Your friends will love this party.....I hope you try it out! Happy Fourth Everyone!
Make this Sangria and your friends will luv luv luv u:) The melon after it's been soaking in the sangria is AHHMazing!
Click below for the recipe....and feel free to change it up.....but this version is pretty darn good! Enjoy!
Don't you hate it when your herbs go bad in the fridge before you can use them? It can drive a girl nuts. Well friends often ask me why their herbs don't last very long...and it's usually beacuse you may be storing them in a way the little guys don't like;) I have created a simple guide to hopefully help you and your poor little herbs live a long meaningful life!
Why do fresh herbs make me so happy? mmmmm...basil I luv you! I guess it's the little things.
I even love using herbs around in the house just like I would flowers. Here in this place setting, I have a rosemary sprig on the appetizer plate, but look the big bunch of basil in the vase too. All ready for pesto...but looking beautiful in the meantime.
Oh...here is my pesto recipe if your in the mood:)
Pasta Making 101! I had such a great time teaching these lovely ladies how to make homemade pasta. We cooked, ate, drank a little 😳 and laughed a lot! I just love ❤️ meeting all these new friends and seeing them inspired to cook and gather around the table!
I'd say they did well!!