Mediterranean Tri-Colored Appetizer

Posted on Feb 28, 2015 in Appetizers, Appetizers, Holidays, Recipes, Step-by-step Cooking | 7 comments

Mediterranean Tri-Colored Appetizer

Are you looking for a fabulous appetizer? This is it! One of my absolute favorites because the Mediterranean flavors are so delicious--but it can be prepared several days ahead, making it so convenient!

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Celebrating Easter 2012

Posted on Mar 6, 2012 in Appetizers, Blog, Holidays | 2 comments

Celebrating Easter 2012

Easter's coming--and quickly! It's April 8th this year! I love celebrating Easter and I've prepared an entire Italian Easter Feast for you! We'll be starting our dinner with Antipasto Skewers. They're quick and easy, colorful and tasty.

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Happy Birthday ITALY!

Posted on Oct 20, 2011 in Appetizers, Step-by-step Cooking | 0 comments

Happy Birthday ITALY!

I love the convenience of an appetizer that doesn’t have to be heated at the last minute. Plus, these are nutritious and delicious! With lots of Vitamin A, spinach is also high in iron and calcium.

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Sun-Dried Tomatoes Step-by-Step

Posted on Oct 18, 2011 in Appetizers, Step-by-step Cooking | 4 comments

Sun-Dried Tomatoes Step-by-Step

Sun-Dried Tomatoes are just that… tomatoes that have been dried in the sun (or in a dehydrator) to remove most of the water content. The flavor is very intense so you don’t need a lot to give real a burst of flavor to your dish.

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Simple Summer Appetizers Step-by-Step

Posted on Oct 13, 2011 in Appetizers, Step-by-step Cooking | 0 comments

Simple Summer Appetizers Step-by-Step

I love summer. And I love hospitality. For me, they go together. Summer is an easy time to invite friends over to share a meal on our balcony. I don’t always have an appetizer before a meal…but making up these simple nibblies before our guests come over ensures that there’s something to nibble on (hence the use of the word “nibblies”) while we’re fixing dinner. In a recent blog, I showed how to rehydrate sun-dried tomatoes. Whether you rehydrate your own, or purchase some,...

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Roasting Peppers Step-by-Step

Posted on Sep 28, 2011 in Appetizers, Sides, Step-by-step Cooking, Vegetables | 0 comments

Roasting Peppers Step-by-Step

With the charred skins removed, these peppers are wonderfully sweet! They go fabulously with crusty Italian bread, dipped in the juices and olive oil. In the summer, when peppers are at the peak of flavor, and their price are lower, heat up the grill or the broiler and roast a lot of them. They freeze well and you’ll love the convenience of having them available later.

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