gettin’ figgy with it. [fig, prosciutto & whipped ricotta crostini]

August 26th, 2021 by | comments

In my opinion, you can’t go wrong with crostini – mainly because bread and cheese are typically involved. This crostini is not only easy on the eyes, but it’s delicious, as well. The creamy ricotta paired with the buttery prosciutto and crispy garlic bread is a winning combo. This would make for a great appetizer or in my case, a delicious lunch. I couldn’t let these go to waste after photographing them!

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berry kick. [lemon mousse with fresh berries]

August 11th, 2021 by | comments

I’ve been on a big berry kick this summer…I just can’t get enough! I had some homemade lemon curd in the freezer from my mom that I’d been meaning to use, which is why this extremely easy dessert came to life. It’s layered with lemon curd, lemon mousse and homemade whipped ream (which I over-whipped and the perfectionist in me is cringing), then topped with fresh berries. So, so easy and delicious!

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sweet & savory. [smashed blackberry & whipped goat cheese crostini]

August 6th, 2021 by | comments

If you like fruit and cheese or if you like a sweet and savory combo, this one’s for you! The first bite was delicious and all, but when I got to the bite with the mint…mind blown! I honestly wouldn’t even consider myself a huge mint fan, but it worked perfectly with all the flavors on this crostini. These would make for a delicious and beautiful appetizer at any dinner party!

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summer sips. [blackberry jalapeño margarita]

July 29th, 2021 by | comments

I don’t know what it is, but I’ve been on a cocktail kick lately (I’m typically more of a wine gal). It’s most likely because it’s been sweltering hot and there’s nothing a refreshing cocktail can’t fix. This margarita definitely hit the spot the other night and was the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. These would be a great addition to your Taco Tuesday!

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cool down. [raspberry vodka spritzer with mint]

July 23rd, 2021 by | comments

Kick your summer up a notch with this easy peasy, super refreshing cocktail. It’s the fresh muddled raspberries that do it for me. And raspberries are fruit, so this is healthy…right? It’s been miserably hot the past couple weeks, so I haven’t been using the oven and stove as much, which is why this spritzer became a thing. The cocktail certainly helped cool us down!

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low & slow. [short rib ragu w. ricotta]

July 15th, 2021 by | comments

I know this isn’t the most ‘summer’ dish, but I would gladly eat it year-round. I mean, what’s not to love – fork-tender, 4-hour braised short rib, creamy ricotta drizzled with olive oil and a sprinkling of flaky sea salt and cracked black pepper…need I continue? This pasta dish is definitely hearty, but serve it alongside some salad and it balances out, right?!

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