Posts tagged "entertaining"
Apple & Brie Tart

Apple & Brie Tart

Okay! So totally forget to post this yesterday. It’s weird…this week has been a strange combination of being incredibly quick and excruciatingly slow at the same time. Yesterday dragged on (probably cause I started work at 6 am), so I really have no reason why blogging slipped my mind. Hopefully you guys don’t hate me...
Healthy Cookie Dip

Healthy Cookie Dip

Do you ever get in the mood where you don’t want to do anything but sit on the couch and eat cookie dough? Well…I decided I didn’t want to work today, so like the little kid that I am, I crossed my arms and stubbornly declared that I’m not haha. So what do I do...
Grilled Garlic Herb Lamb

Grilled Garlic Herb Lamb

Let me start off by saying I was surprised I didn’t have to encourage my family to eat this dish. Even though I made lamb recently I was SURE that they would need to be persuaded. Good thing I didn’t put money on it because I was totally wrong. My mom even gladly tried it...
Pesto Pizza

Pesto Pizza

The other day I realized that I rarely see pesto pizza listed on the menu of a restaurant. Think about it – when was the last time you saw it readily available and not just as an occasional special? Probably not for a while. Did you even know pesto pizza existed? Yes it does! In...
Guacamole

Guacamole

When I was little, my parents told me I didn’t like guacamole. They said it was gross and I should always ask restaurants to take it off my plate. Needless to say, I lost many years despising good ol’ guac when I had never actually tried the stuff. Flash forward to high school. I was...
Pizza with Charred Tomatoes, Broccolini, & Fontina

Pizza with Charred Tomatoes, Broccolini, & Fontina

Mama miaaa, pizza pizzzza! La la la laa doop ee do Pizza is amazing, right? Melty cheese, crisp chewable crust, and any topping your lil heart desires. Although I enjoy the classics, fancy gourmet styled pizzas get me super excited. Unique flavors help spice up weekly pizza nights, making it exciting and kind of adventurous!...
Blueberry Lemonade Cake Bites

Blueberry Lemonade Cake Bites

This recipe started off with a page ripped from the magazine Better Homes and Gardens. My mom brought it home and asked me to make it. So I did. And well…let’s just say I didn’t like the overly buttery cake that barley tasted like lemons. Nope, did not like that one bit. HOWEVER, I thought...
Phyllo Asparagus Bundles with Goat Cheese

Phyllo Asparagus Bundles with Goat Cheese

Cooking has always been cathartic for me. When I’m stressed, sad, bummed, or frustrated, cooking is my outlet to relieve that tension. It’s nice to tune out the world and focus on creating something…and nothing in the kitchen allows me to zone more than preparing appetizers. Why appetizers? Well because although they’re easy to make,...
Chocolate Toffee Cracker Cookies

Chocolate Toffee Cracker Cookies

At my house, what do Christmas, New Years, and Valentine’s Day have in common? Chocolate toffee cracker cookies, that’s what! I have no idea if these even qualify as cookies, but they’re more cookie than candy bark sooo they’re cookies to me! My mom started making these back when I was 13-14, and the recipe...
Parmesan Parsnip Potato Puree

Parmesan Parsnip Potato Puree

What a lovely name for a dish…gotta love alliteration. Anyway, this recipe is a twist on the traditional mashed potatoes. Every once in a while it’s nice to eat something that has both a familiar, but unique flavor. This time it’s the combination of parsnips and potatoes, whipped together with salty nutty parmesan cheese. The...
Cucumber Salsa with Heirloom Tomatoes

Cucumber Salsa with Heirloom Tomatoes

Fresh cucumbers. Fresh tomatoes. Fresh onions. Fresh herbs. Sounds like a farmer’s market, doesn’t it? But it’s not! Literally everything came straight from my garden (other than the vinegar haha). Cucumbers are a perfect summertime veggie – they’re crisp, cool, refreshing, and inexpensive if you aren’t growing them out back. This recipe is about using...
Mom’s Almond Soy Fruit Smoothie

Mom’s Almond Soy Fruit Smoothie

Although I do most of the cooking for my family, my mom insists she makes the best smoothies. She blends together three different kinds of berries, almonds, and soy milk. Toss in a splash of vanilla and you’re good to go! I usually make my smoothies with juice, but her recipe is pretty good so...