Mushroom Skewers

marinated & grilled mushroom skewers- Brush baby portobellos with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and dried oregano.

Avocado and romaine salad... all about the dressing.

Avocado and Romaine Salad. This salad is all about the dressing recipe. Great salad recipe and ideas for switching up the dressing--please excuse her potty mouth.


Ricotta Crostini Party

Ricotta Crostini Party - Crostini are the ultimate party food and a ricotta crostini is the perfect blank canvas to show off both savory and sweet creations. The wonderful thing about ricotta crostini is that fresh ricotta can be made a day ahead.

summer side dish: pan seared brussel sprouts & corn with lemon, cayenne pepper, garlic, onion, salt & pepper. Easy, quick, healthy and unbelievably tasty!

my new favorite summer side dish: pan seared brussel sprouts & corn with lemon, cayenne pepper, garlic, onion, salt & pepper. ( I'd do no corn!

Summer Squash with Goat Cheese and Thyme

Summer squash with goat cheese & thyme. OMG this squash, this squash, this squash! It is sooo amazing! The sweetness of the squash paired with the tartness of the goat cheese and the freshness of the thyme is unbelievable.

Coconut Shrimp with Orange Dipping Sauce

Coconut Shrimp with Spicy Orange Dipping Sauce

Coconut Shrimp with Orange Dipping Sauce - I hate all seafood and fish, but I got coconut shrimp at Red Lobster and it is delicious! Need to find out what's in their dipping sauce! This is the sauce for the chicken bites.

The Art of Antipasti...fave part of the meal!

Art of Antipasti

Antipasti usually refers to a number of traditional Italian appetizers, which can be categorized into four different groups: meats, olives, vegetables, and cheeses. --- I love this picture. Makes me crave these traditional Italian foods.

this + wine

A beautiful antipasti spread of figs an meat, pour a glass of wine. This would make a great appetizer, snack, or light dinner for us.

Linda Lundgren

A charcuterie board can be a pleasant little picnic too not too -- 21 Fun Ways To Have A Fancy And Delicious New Year's Eve

Coconut Shrimp

Coconut Shrimp

Coconut Shrimp - You wont believe how easy this is to make, and its so much cheaper and tastier to make it right at home!

Bacon-wrapped stuffed jalapeños

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers


Authentic Italian recipes: an antipasto platter balances savory and salty flavors; try pairing marinated olives with fresh cheese, dried tomatoes, and plenty of proscuitto.