Crostini
Cheesy Crab Toasts

Cheesy Crab Toasts

Late night post? Say whattttt? Well…I was clearing out the leftover pics on my camera and found one I randomly took when I made crab stuffed tilapia earlier this month. When I first made that recipe, I had way more stuffing than tilapia filets, so I plopped the rest of the crab mixture on bread....
Grilled Vegetable Crostini

Grilled Vegetable Crostini

It’s the simple things in life that often taste so great. For example, take a look at this – a grilled vegetable crostini. New Jersey has been unseasonably warm this year (totally got sunburn last weekend!), so I decided to make a summer favorite a few months early. So we broke out the grill, got...
Humus and Black Bean Salsa Crostini

Humus and Black Bean Salsa Crostini

It’s so simple, and so great. Every time I make this, my parents eat half of it before any guests even arrive! I like to use a super creamy roasted red pepper hummus, it feels decadent like a cheese spread…but it is incredibly healthy! It’s fresh, it’s summery, and it’s one you’ll love all year...
Fontina Spinach Toasts

Fontina Spinach Toasts

I know I know I know – I eat too much spinach…but I can’t help it, it’s such a versatile ingredient! This time around I sauté it in garlic, make it creamy, then scoop it onto bread. If that wasn’t enough, I add a slice of cheese that gets all ooey gooey when placed under...
Black Olive Tapenade

Black Olive Tapenade

“Tapenade” is just a fancy word for an olive spread. Just use what you have on hand and I have no doubt it will be tasty. This black olive tapenade recipe isn’t the classic one, but it’s pretty tasty – my parents couldn’t get enough of it! 1 cup black olives ½ roasted red pepper...
Tomato and Red Onion Bruschetta

Tomato and Red Onion Bruschetta

The classic Italian-American appetizer is tomato bruschetta – so simple, so flavorful, and so addictive. I toss in some red onions for added color, balsamic vinegar to deepen the flavors, and fresh herds to lighten everything up. At your next family dinner, put out a bowl of this recipe and watch everyone gobble it up...
Caramelized Onion Crostini

Caramelized Onion Crostini

We always have onions on hand; they’re versatile, inexpensive, and very flavorful. This is my go-to crostini. The onions become soft and sweet, so I add in a little smoky cumin and a spice from the red pepper flakes. The thyme, although dried, gives it a sense of freshness. It’s really great and no fuss....
Rosemary White Bean Spread

Rosemary White Bean Spread

Rosemary white bean dip is great around the holidays or whenever you want something creamy, tart, and smoothing! It’s mildly sweet, savory with a warm hint of rosemary, and creamy. I like top it with a slice of roasted red pepper and eat on a crisp slice of baguette (but crackers or pretzels would work...
Sundried Tomato Tapenade

Sundried Tomato Tapenade

This recipe is perfect for a last minute hors d’oeuvres. It takes only a few minutes to make, but the taste is great! The flavors really burst in your mouth and your guests will definitely come back for seconds! 2 garlic cloves 1 teaspoon capers 1 cup jarred sundried tomatoes ¾ cup pitted Kalamata olives...