Mediterranean Plate

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I know this isn’t the best photography in the world, but its the only decent shot I was able to get of this appetizer plate that I threw together in about five minutes using things we already had in our fridge. And I think that’s the appeal of the whole thing. If you are having company over and you have a well-stocked refrigerator, this appetizer is quick and easy! I am also including a recipe for marinated artichoke hearts, which are tangy and delicious.

Here’s what I have on my plate:

  • Salami
  • Hummus
  • Crostini
  • Olives
  • Marinated artichokes (recipe follows)
  • Stuffed grape leaves [not pictured]
  • Prosciutto drizzled with balsamic glaze [not pictured]
  • Pan-fried haloumi (this is a really cool Greek cheese that you can brown on a nonstick pan without the cheese melting!) [not pictured]

There is no method to the arrangement – I just threw a bunch of things together on a plate. Next time, I think I will put the hummus in a separate bowl to make dipping easier. Don’t forget to include a small bowl for olive pits!

Click here to read the recipe for marinated artichoke hearts and for more suggestions to add to your own Mediterranean Appetizer Plate…

Lemon Zucchini Pasta

Summer’s coming to a close and it makes me really sad. I love summer and this pasta recipe is my way of extending the season. The lemon, basil, zucchini, and beans really brighten up the flavors in this pasta dish.

We actually used brown rice pasta, making this a gluten-free recipe. You can use whatever pasta you have available.

Read the recipe and the rest of the post here…

Fancy Tiramisu

Tiramisu close up

Hi everyone! Welcome to my blog and my first recipe. Tiramisu is one of my favorite desserts and I’m always looking for a different way to make it. This is a great recipe for entertaining because in about half an hour, you’ve prepared 6 fancy-looking desserts for a party!

Read the recipe and the rest of the post here…