Posts tagged ‘appetizer’

May 20th, 2013

Kale Pesto Braided Bread

by Chrissy

This past weekend, we had a green-themed party in honor of our friend’s long-awaited green card. Hey, any excuse for a party, right?

When we gather for celebrations, we don’t mess around when it comes to the food spread. We know how to potluck. We go gourmet, homemade, unique, delicious, and…bacon. Often times we find a reason for bacon to be present and accounted for.

Kale Pesto Braided Bread_LYK5

This braided loaf of pesto love, has easily become my favorite gourmet type of bread. … Read more...

March 11th, 2013

Pepperoni Pizza Dip {with fresh basil}

by Chrissy



Pepperoni Pizza Dip_LYK2

As you may know, I have a big family consisting of 6 siblings and one awesome mom.

After church on Sunday, it was our weekly ritual to hit up Costco to stock up for the week (yes, the week; groceries never lasted long in our house). Naturally, we would fill up on samples, while my mom did all the shopping.

Pepperoni Pizza Dip_LYK4

Once we had exhausted our welcome at the various … Read more...

November 27th, 2012

Savory Parmesan Crusted Pumpkin Biscuits w/ Spicy Coffee Butter

by Chrissy

This lovely biscuit and butter combo is the result of another Whole Foods, Clash of the Cooks Challenge.  Ingredients for this week’s challenge included the following: Dark roast coffee beans, pumpkin puree, mesquite hot sauce, and Parmesan crisps.

I’d like to say that I’m pretty proud of this work of art. I never thought these ingredients would have paired so well together; but on the contrary, they all joined forces and added some major flavor to your average bread and … Read more...

October 29th, 2012

Coconut Curry Eggplant Chips

by Chrissy

Coconut and curry go together like peanut butter and jelly. So, naturally they are flavors that belong together on a chip.    And for a potato chip alternative, try eggplant!

Enjoy as a healthy snack at your desk, or on the go. The curry and coconut flavors are great together and even better paired with a toasty round of peppery Japanese eggplant.

Did I mention that they are a cinch to make?

 

Slice.

Rub both sides with coconut oil.

Lay … Read more...

September 30th, 2012

Peach & Pear Honey Goat Cheese Crostini

by Chrissy

Dear friends, I have an announcement to make. Peach season is coming to an end. I fear that we just bought our last flat of peaches (11 big peaches for $5 @ TJ’s!). I say this with such a heavy heart. In my eyes, when peaches dwindle in the grocery store and one day disappear all together, that means that life Summer has officially ended.

Crostini are so easy to make and the topping options are endless. This combination is … Read more...