appetizers

Grilled Nectarines & Halloumi

Grilled Nectarines & Halloumi

Where has halloumi been all my life (and my sisters). I feel like one day I had never heard of it and the next day it was everywhere! It’s on all the menus at my favorite restaurants and now they even care it at Trader […]

Avocado Pea Crostini with Ricotta

Avocado Pea Crostini with Ricotta

This is my fourth recipe as part of my peas feature yet its the first one with peas in the name. I guess my true feelings have come out. Oops! Summer is perfect for entertaining outside and I am always looking for a no-bake (almost) […]

Barbecue Jackfruit Quesadilla

Barbecue Jackfruit Quesadilla

What has two thumbs and is excited for the Superbowl?! This girl! I really cannot hide that I am a huge patriots fan (see last year’s Superbowl post) but I am too nervous about the game to say anything else! I know many people hate […]

Grilled Brie & Plums

Grilled Brie & Plums

Grilled Brie. It sounds bizarre right? But let me tell you, once you try it you might not want to have brie any other way. Especially when you are topping it with tart juicy plums. It’s the perfect balance of sweet, creamy, and tart.

Blackberry Burrata Crostini

Blackberry Burrata Crostini

Juicy blackberries… check Creamy burrata..check Crunchy ciabatta…check Fresh greens… check

Grilled Peach Caprese Salad

Grilled Peach Caprese Salad

In addition to having an ingredient theme each week, this week being peaches, there seems to be another theme you may have recognized. That is an endless discussion of ingredients that I hate… and won’t budge on, and one of those that has come up […]

Spinach & Feta Hummus

Spinach & Feta Hummus

I can’t believe it has taken me over a year to share a hummus recipe. I basically treat hummus as a good group.  It really goes with anything! And although I love a great traditional hummus (and in case you were wondering,  I HATE red […]

Scallion Pancakes-Two Ways

Scallion Pancakes-Two Ways

There is something about scallion pancakes that reminds me of my childhood. Growing up we ate a lot of Chinese food (especially on Christmas). One of my dishes to order was always scallion pancakes. They seem so deceivingly simple, but they are so addictive (might […]

Cranberry Pomegranate Pistachio Baked Brie & cheese plate

Cranberry Pomegranate Pistachio Baked Brie & cheese plate

I am trying something a little different for the next few weeks. Instead of featuring an Ingredient, I will cook one dish at a time a Thanksgiving menu (sans the Turkey) I refuse to be responsible for the turkey. So let’s start at the very […]

Zucchini Fries with Whipped Feta Dip

Zucchini Fries with Whipped Feta Dip

Warning! These zucchini fries are addicting and the whipped feta dip only adds to the problem. I made these fries for the first time a few weeks ago. I was staying in town for the weekend (which hasn’t happened in a while), so I wanted […]