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!
Lasagna is one of my favorite dishes to cook. Although the process is somewhat laborious, the dish is delicious and provides at least one week’s worth of leftovers! My fiancé and I ate this lasagna for dinner and brought the rest to work for lunch the remainder of the week. The ground turkey and vegetables provide a delicious alternative to the classically prepared lasagna with beef.
Life has been insanely busy since the start of the year, meaning I’ve been a complete stress case. On top of working full-time and taking an extension course at UCLA, I’m moving into a new apartment in two weeks! Although stressed, I’m beyond excited for everything to come–it just means I’ll be a little behind on blogging, so I apologize in advance!
I’ve pretty much given up on the possibility of chilly weather this holiday season. But that doesn’t mean I’m not embracing hearty and comforting fall recipes. This classic lasagna is absolutely delicious and relatively easy to make. Oh, and the recipe makes enough to feed a family of 12…or more. So just know that you’ll have a lot of leftovers if making the lasagna for yourself (like I did).
I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving full of good food, family and friends.
For more lasagna recipes, check out the two below:
Rest in peace, Mikey, you’ll always be remembered. Love always, ‘Stegler.’
“While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil.” – John Taylor
My roommate and I had an urge to make pizza the other night (note why most of my photos are night shots–sorry). We were inspired by our new favorite pizza from Bottega Louie in Downtown LA–the Burrata pizza topped with burrata, Grana parmesan, rapini and Prosciutto di parma.
Though our pizza wasn’t to the standard of Bottega Louie, it was pretty dang close. The salty and somewhat crisp prosciutto was delicious with the creamy ricotta.
I included a few photos below of my roommate and I rolling out the dough, as I thought they were somewhat comical. We’re still pretty newly moved into our apartment, so we’re missing a few kitchen items (a rolling-pin in particular).
My method of simply using my hands wasn’t working well, so my roommate grabbed a bottle of champagne to roll out the dough. Initially, I doubted her idea, but surprisingly, the bottle did wonders! No, our pizza wasn’t perfectly circular, but it still tasted wonderful. :)
I’m officially inspired. My friend adamantly told me the other day that I had to watch the movie “Julie and Julia.” According to her, I am Julie. After watching the movie, I’d have to disagree a little bit, as I have yet to cook such intricate meals…nor have I ever tried to bone a duck (ew). However, I do mirror Julie’s passion for cooking and sharing it with others via my blog.
I find her tenacity for taking on such a daunting task (524 recipes in 365 days) extremely admirable—especially for someone without any cooking background. Her relationship with Julia Child’s cookbook was clearly a full-time commitment.
The most recent recipe my mom and I tried out was bruschetta with rosemary, roasted plum tomatoes, ricotta and prosciutto from Bon Appetit. Just reading the ingredients makes my mouth water. A series of “mmms,” “yums” and “ooos” will be mumbled after biting into one of these decadent crostinis.
Not only do they taste delicious, but they look it!