Appetizers

Persian Lime Guacamole

Persian Lime Guacamole

Ingredients: 6 ripe avocados (pitted and diced) 3 limes (juiced) 1 medium yellow onion (chopped) 1 garlic clove (minced) 2 Serrano chiles (chopped) 1 roma tomato (chopped) 1/2 cup cilantro (finely chopped) Persian Lime Extra Virgin Olive Oil Kosher salt and black pepper Directions: In a big bo...
Strawberry Basil Bruschetta

Strawberry Basil Bruschetta

Ingredients: 1 French Baguette (sliced) 1/2 cup Greek yogurt 1 1/2 cups strawberries (sliced) 1/2 cup fresh basil 1/2 cup Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar 1/4 cup Basil Olive Oil Salt and Pepper Directions: Turn your oven on to broil. Brush each slice of baguette with a little bit of Basil olive ...
Herb-Roasted Almonds

Herb-Roasted Almonds

I made a variation of the following recipe from Beautiful Boards and Platters by Kimberly Stevens. Herb-Roasted Almonds Ingredients 1 1/2 teaspoons water 1/2 teaspoon salt ( I used sea salt) 2 cups whole raw almonds 3 thyme sprigs, leaves only 1 sprig savory, leaves only (i omitted) 2 teas...
Traditional Hummus

Traditional Hummus

Yield: 1 1/3 CUPS Active Time: 15 MINUTES Total Time:  15 MINUTES Ingredients: 1 (15 OZ) an chickpeas or 2 cups drained, cooked chickpeas 3 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil 3 Tablespoons Tahini 1 1/2 Tablespoon lemon juice, plus more as needed 1 small garlic clove, roughly chopped 1 tea...
Easy Roasted Garlic

Easy Roasted Garlic

Ingredients 6 bulbs whole garlic A sprinkle of sea salt A sprinkle of black pepper A drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Slice off the tops of your garlic bulbs to expose the cloves. Drizzle each bulb with EVOO and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast i...
Dried Fruit Goat Cheese Log

Dried Fruit Goat Cheese Log

Ingredients: 2 4oz. goat cheese logs 1 cup Dried Apricot (chopped) 1 cup Dried Cranberries (chopped) 1 Tbsp Fresh rosemary (chopped) 1 Tbsp Rosemary Olive Oil (for drizzling) Directions: Toss 1/2 Tbsp of rosemary with the apricots in a bowl and 1/2 Tbsp of rosemary with the cranberries in a se...
Caramelized Pear on Warm Brie

Caramelized Pear on Warm Brie

Ingredients: 2 green onions 2 Tbsp Mild Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 pear (1/2-inch cubes) 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed 1/4 cup apple juice (or apple cider) 2 Tbsp Cinnamon Pear Dark Balsamic 1 (4 oz) round of Brie 1/4 cup chopped walnuts Optional: Fresh Rosemary and Mint (for garnish) Directions:...
Cranberry Pear and Sage Stuffed Mushrooms

Cranberry Pear and Sage Stuffed Mushrooms

Ingredients: 1 1/2 lbs. full mushrooms 1 large portobello mushroom (roughly chopped) 3 Tbsp Cranberry Pear White Balsamic 1/4 cup+ Wild Mushroom and Sage Olive Oil (+ for drizzling) 1 lb. sweet or hot sausage 1/3 cup unseasoned breadcrumbs (divided) 2 Tbsp parsley (chopped) 1 tsp Tuscan Olive O...
Stuffed Apricots

Stuffed Apricots

Your next cocktail party is waiting for these delicious stuffed apricots. They are easy to make and a fun app, especially for the gluten free crowd.   Ingredients: 24 dried apricots 1/2 cup ricotta cheese 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds 1/4 cup Local Honey 1/4 cup Blenheim Apricot Balsamic Directions...