Follow these 6 simple tips to achieve the perfect stress-free, yet elegant summer picnic! My favorite way to dine outside? Cheese and fruit boards, of course! Is there anything more magical than spending an afternoon dining al fresco in summer when we've still got an abundance of daylight? I'm sharing my top 6 tips for pulling off an easy summer picnic, including a list of must-haves that you won't want to forget. The perfect summer picnic is easier...
Blistered shisito peppers are the addictive vegetable side dish you never knew you needed! They're salty, crunchy, and absolutely perfect. Bet you can't stop after one! My love for blistered shisito peppers knows no bounds. No joke, I could sit down and eat this entire tray for dinner solo. Here's everything you need to know to make these cute little peps a reality. And P.S. these make the absolute BEST snack while hanging out and...
Roasted garlic and sun-dried tomato focaccia requires a little planning ahead (the dough is best when rested for 8-24 hours), but you will not be able to stop eating this crispy, flavorful bread! I am so glad I stepped out of my comfort zone and taught myself how to make focaccia. With the help of a stand mixer, homemade focaccia bread is far easier than you'd think. A there's no kneading by hand (hallelujah!). Here, I have...
Flaky puff pastry with spinach and feta, baked and topped with everything bagel seasoning. The perfect appetizer! All hail these mighty Israeli cheese bourekas! I'm not kidding when I say these are like little crack-filled pillows and highly addictive. Something about the salty cheese, crunchy puff pastry, and sprinkling of everything bagel seasoning on top just screams, "eat me!" and they disappear lightning fast! Are these cuties difficult to make? Nope! Do they take time? Sadly, yes. But...
Roasted vegetable salad of potatoes, brussels sprouts, and crisp haricots verts come together to form the perfect vegan and Whole30 salad with a homemade shallot dressing that will blow you away. I wouldn't say I go out of my way to make meals vegan or gluten free, but when it happens it's definitely an added bonus. Throw in the terms easy, meal prep, and filling and we've got ourselves a winner that will show up again and again on the...
Did I ever tell you about the first date my husband ever took me on? He brought me to a restaurant by the beach where I promptly ordered a chicken caesar salad and proceeded to eat only half of it. He still makes fun of me to this day for ordering something so lame. Grouper! Shrimp! Salmon! Anything would have been more appropriate than a caesar salad. Alas, I am who I am and that's...
Christmas is a mere 4 days away and this Jewish girl could not be more excited! Our holiday traditions include a bagel brunch for breakfast, a matinée with the kids (this year the chosen flick is Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), and then an early dinner out at our favorite Chinese restaurant. We may even throw in a family game night. Traditiooooooon, tradition! It's the kind of lazy, low key day that makes me want to skip...
Homemade biscuits with white cheddar and sage and topped with rye and drizzled with sweet honey and butter. They are actual heaven and rise SKY HIGH. Your new favorite biscuit recipe! I'm loosely southern. Meaning that while I'm from Florida, which is technically the south, if you ask anyone from Georgia, Alabama, or Louisiana if us Floridians are included in the roundup of southern states, they'll likely roll their eyes then throw out a comment about...
Naming these banh mi sheet pan nachos was the result of a minor feud between my husband and I. Calling it a fight seems overly dramatic. I thought "kimchi sheet pan nachos" had a nice ring to it, but in jointly discussing the ingredient list, he was all, "No, Ari. What you just described is a banh mi." Food Advertising by "But I want there to be a good amount of kimchi! In my...
Possibly the only thing I adore more than carbs is cheese. It's no surprise, then, that I am head-over-heels, madly in love with crostini topped with, say, whipped ricotta. And if you put a tray of these roasted grape crostini in front of me at a party? Forget it, I won't be leaving the kitchen all night. Food Advertising by Roasting grapes is magical. If you throw a bunch of grapes in the oven...
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