Thursday, December 15, 2011

Stolen Recipe Success: Pioneer Woman Short Ribs

I have finally accepted the fact that I am just not good at taking photos of food.  I love cooking and writing this blog, but taking pictures of the finished product is my least favorite part of the whole process.  I try to set up the scene and snap an appetizing photo, but usually it is dark and the colors aren't quite right and the food doesn't look appetizing.  Not to mention, I am hungry and wanting to eat, which doesn't help.  I don't want to go out and buy a new fancy camera; I don't have time to take a photography class, and the chances of me getting home and getting dinner on the table while there is still "natural light" to help my photos is about as likely as a new Nikon magically sitting on my front porch today when I get home.  So, I hope you all believe me when I say, "I'm sorry that my pictures suck, but I swear to you the food tastes good!"  Which is the most important part, right? 

I said all that to say, SHORT RIBS WITH WINE AND CREAM ARE AMAZING!!!  Did you catch that?  This recipe from The Pioneer Woman totally "made my skirt fly up."  These little ribs are like individual pot roasts on a stick, aka bone.  The meat is tender and juicy and savory and comforting and everything you can ever imagine in the best pot roast you can think of, but it is individually portioned.  I just love them.  Click on over, check out her step by step instructions and MAKE  THESE SHORT RIBS!  They were our Sunday dinner and all afternoon long the house smelled so good from them cooking low and slow and then when we sat down at the table we didn't say a word to each other because we were shoveling food in our mouths enjoying them so much. 

Oh, and the point of all of this, the photo of the ribs...mine is not so good (but my towel is cute):
and Pioneer Woman's is awesome
So there you go, my photos might stink, but I can cook...
Sincerely Loving Food,

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Scenes

I am so excited about Christmas!  I mean its the most wonderful time of the year!  I thought I would share with you a few scenes that put some jingle in my jangle every day, and pick your brain for some ideas. 

We hung up lights on Sunday here is the semi-finished result:
First of all that little bit of lights on the left hand side is a pretty bird house that came with lights on it.  We have already moved that to the porch so you can see it better.  Besides that, sports guy and I both agree we need something else, but we aren't sure what that something else is.  Maybe some light up reindeer in the yard playing reindeer games?  I tried convincing him to get on the roof and line it in lights, but that ain't happening.  I mean I love the icicle lights on the porch, but I feel like we need something else.  Any ideas?

I am totally happy with the mantle in our bedroom
 I have had the PEACE stocking holders for years (Target) and I got the stockings from Pottery Barn this year and I LOVE them! (I was going to link over, but they are sold out and I can't find them anymore, sorry)  Paired with some greenery and lights it is so festive!

I made this center piece from 2 old wine bottles, an old beer bottle, spray paint, spray adhesive, epsom salt and some "pretty crap" from Hobby Lobby.  Please disregard the current beer bottle in the foreground and brown paper bag in the background...
I am so happy with how this turned out.  It was super easy to do; I found the step by step instructions on Cleverlyinspired via Pinterest.  Complete cost was under $13 (I already had the silver balls, white table runner, and beads).  I will tell you one thing not included on the step by step: take the labels off the bottles!  I tried a few with labels left on and you can totally see them through the paint, but let's be honest not a big deal - I just grabbed a few more empty bottles out of the recycling bin (its like a never ending supply there) and started over!

Finally in case you are wondering about Ralph, he is growing, and he is a fast learner he is playing fetch and going potty outside!  The pictures below were taken exactly a week apart in front of our couch. 
8 weeks old:
9 weeks old:
Oh Ralph you are growing like a weed!  Tonight we have to take the 10 weeks old pic...updates to come soon!

Sincerely Loving Food and Christmas,

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

For 2: Ritz Salmon

Please don't go thinking this is some fancy dish that I knocked off from the Ritz Carlton...haha - no way Jose.  This is a fantastically easy, quick, healthy, tasty dish made with 3 easy ingredients!  Here's the deal: preheat the oven to 400, put 2 salmon filets (skin or no skin, your choice, if skin, skin side down) on an aluminum foil lined baking sheet, sprinkle each with salt and pepper, spread about a tablespoon of Dijon mustard on them, crunch up about 6 Ritz Crackers and sprinkle the crumbs over them, pressing the crumbs down into the mustard so they stick and bake for about 20 minutes.  TADA serve with some roasted broccoli and there's your dinner!  And since you foil lined both of your baking sheets you have minimal dishes for your husband to wash.  I think next time I might mix up some rosemary or dill with the mustard, or use a coarse ground mustard, or use Triscuits instead of Ritz, or ...the possibilities are endless!  I am so glad to have this simple recipe in our go-to dinner rotation! 

What is your favorite way to make Salmon?  Would you make any changes to this recipe or are you going to try it the simple way, or both?
Sincerely Loving Food,

Monday, November 28, 2011

The let down...

I don't know about you, but I always feel this "let down" after a holiday.  Not that anything is wrong, but the excitement is gone and so is that jovial feeling that I had just a few days before.  Well not this year, I am not falling for that Thanksgiving let down.  How did I avoid it you ask....well I got a puppy and he is ADORABLE!  Please meet Ralph!

This week we will be training and cleaning up messes, hooray ;)  It may not be all fun and games, but it is for sure a way to beat the holiday let down.  I mean how can you frown looking at that little face?

Since we will be playing with this little guy so much I am keeping my menus simple this week.  Tonight I am trying a quick salmon recipe (if successful I hope to share with you), and then we will do some take out and this crock pot chicken and dumplings.   Which if you like chicken and dumplings (or even if you don't), you have to give this a whirl.  Last time when I made it I stirred in some peas and a handful of fresh spinach at the end: so delicious, so easy, so comforting.  Try it I dare you!

Sincerely Loving Food,

Monday, November 21, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving! Green Bean Casserole - the way it should be

Hi there and Happy Thanksgiving!  I am happy to rejoin the world of blogging.  Honestly, I just needed a break for a little while and now I am feeling refreshed and ready to share ideas again! 

This idea isn't original and may not be well received, but I am going with it because I am passionate about it.  What the he## is up with all of these people "redoing" Green Bean Casserole?  Sorry, I don't get it.  I understand that canned soup isn't the best thing for you nutritionally, ok fine, but seriously people are talking about the "dreaded cream of mushroom soup" as if it is battery acid.  My Momma Sylvia makes Green Bean Casserole with cream of mushroom soup and soy sauce just the way the back of the Campbell's can tells us to.  It is my favorite thing on the Thanksgiving Table.  I love it and I start and finish my meal with a big helping of it.  Sorry I just don't get why a re-do is necessary, but I saw 4 different shows on food network this weekend with a "new take on green bean casserole"  If you want to re-do something, re-do something that needs it, like candied yams.  Seriously you don't want a can of mushroom soup on your Thanksgiving table, but you are ok with a side dish with the word "candied" in the title?  To me this makes no sense.  I understand that homemade is important, and I treasure homemade things like cornbread dressing and gravy and creamed corn and a ton of other things.  But the Green Bean Casserole, I think it is best just the way it is.  Please leave me and my canned cream of mushroom soup alone; we will be just fine, very happy actually...

How was that for a soap box?  What do you think of Green Bean Casserole?  What are you most looking forward to on Thursday? 

Happy to be back and Sincerely Loving Food,

Monday, October 10, 2011


Sometimes it rains.  Sometimes it pours.  Sometimes you loose your phone.  Sometimes you just want to eat McDonald's even though you know it is bad for you, but you want it anyway. 

Today in Atlanta it's raining.  I lost my phone over the weekend and I have a crazy craving for a double cheese burger with a side of McNuggets; I mean french fries.  Yes, french fries are a side McNuggets are a meal...anyway.  That is the direction my Monday is headed, hopefully yours is a little more sunny!

Sincerely Loving Food,

Monday, October 3, 2011

For 2: Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken

I thought about not posting this because it seems like so many blogs are posting "tired of your boring chicken" recipes, but this was a big hit at our house so here you go and sorry to jump on the bandwagon.  This chicken is fast and easy to put together so it is great for a week night.  If the thought of cream cheese in chicken makes you think this is going to be terribly unhealthy, substitute the fat free kind in and serve it with some sauteed spinach.  The nutrients in the spinach cancel out the fat in the cream cheese, right?
Sincerely Loving Food,

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Stolen Recipe Success

A few nights ago we had a delicious corn meal breaded chicken with a jalapeno sauce that I got from Let's Dish and it was so good.  It was crunchy fried chicken topped with a jalapeno popper.  The hubs and I both love jalapenos, so if you do too you should try this.
*picture from Let's Dish

For the tailgate last weekend I made a breakfast casserole in the crock pot.  This was so easy!  Throw everything in the night before, turn it on and the next morning carry it to the game.  Try it this weekend!  Waking up and smelling breakfast is delightful!
What blogs are you reading?  Have you  made anything great lately?  Let me know!
Sincerely Loving Food,

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

For 2: Zucchini Alfredo

I’m not gonna go all out and say this pasta dish is good for you, but I will say it is better for you than the traditional fettuccini alfredo. In all actuality it is not really all fettuccini or all alfredo, I used a thinly sliced zucchini for half of the noodles and reduced fat cream cheese for the alfredo, but it was creamy, comforting, cheesy and filling. And if you're honest with yourself isn’t that what you want from a Fettuccini Alfredo? I used a mandolin to transform the zucchini to noodles, but you could easily do it with a knife and some patience. I will tell you now and I will say it again in the recipe, at one point the cream cheese is going to look really weird – like you think it is ruined/curdled/burned type of weird, but just keep stirring and keep going with it – it will work out in the end. This really is so delicious and with the chopping and cooking comes together in about 20 minutes.
Sincerely Loving Food,

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Kitchen Part 2

This was my starting point: a nice, big kitchen with granite counter tops, white appliances and lots of natural light.  But sort of boring and not homey:

The area around the stove seemed so open to me.  I didn't understand why the cabinets above it were not wall to wall.  I thought that was such a waste of space.  See, why are there not cabinets there:
I also knew I wanted a pot rack of some sort in the kitchen.  Even though there is lots of counter space there isn't a ton of cabinet space, so enter IKEA.  I got my great pot rails there for $9.99 a piece.  They were quite easy to install and I love having my pots and pans within reach while I am at the stove.  The Dude wasn't exactly crazy about something hanging from the ceiling as they aren't crazy high and he was scared of hitting his head so this was a great solution for everyone.  Then for the right side...I wanted some type of open shelving.  I have seen so many open shelves on pinterest and love them.  After searching high and low for something that would fit in the 15 inch space I found the perfect shelf in my laundry room.  I swear this used to be there and I don't understand why they took it down in the first place:
The laundry area is sort of weird at my old house, there are literally all different kinds of cabinets just screwed to the wall in no order what so ever.  It is like whenever there was a renovation going on and a cabinet was taken down it was just added to the laundry room.  So I got lucky and didn't have to build this myself.  I few screws, some corner round to finish the side and a little paint later this kitchen revamp was done.  Then it was time to decorate.  Here is the finished product:
The art on the side of the room are stickers that you just hang up and the black scroll pieces were trivets that I got a ton of as wedding gifts so we made them wall art.  I have cooked 2 meals in this kitchen and I have had a blast doing it.  I hope to share my recipes with you soon!
Sincerely Loving Food,

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

For a Crowd: Deep Space 9 Layer Dip

Last month I told you I was on a Mexican Kick when I made the Chipotle Chicken Nachos and that I would share a dip recipe with you that I made for a Star Trek loving friend's birthday.  Well, here it is a solid month later and I am finally sharing the dip.  Our friend LOVES Star Trek and when I asked his wife what I could do to help with his party she asked me to make a late night munchie.  I knew I wanted to do a dip and I love a I came up with Deep Space 9 Layer dip.  7 layer dips are classic and Deep Space 9 has something to do with Star Trek (so google said) and I figured if 7 layers are good 9 is better.  Usually I am a fan of shredding your own cheese, making guacamole, etc, but with this dip there are so many components I used all short cuts and it was still so good and fast to put together!  So here we go 9 Layer Dip in pictures:
1. 1 Can Refried Beans even better if you mix a little adobe sauce in with them, it takes the "can" taste away

2. 4-8 ounces Sour Cream use light if you must, but I advise against it!
3. Shredded Cheese I prefer sharp cheddar, grate your own if you are high maintenance, but not necessary here
4. Guacamole the prepackaged is fine, it doesn't turn brown and smooth is better here
5. Diced Tomatoes
6. Diced Onion yes they are sort of mixed, but it's still 2 layers or use pico de gallo, sort of cheating but does the job
7. MORE you can never have enough Cheese
8. Chopped Olives black or green or pimento stuffed, you choose
9. Cilantro! try to spread it out more then me

This dip was literally gone in like 5 minutes, and I had a huge container , this was just the small one for photos.  Give it a try at your tailgate this weekend!  It's great, quick to put together, you can use all store bought ingredients and it still tastes good and everyone loves it!  What is your favorite dip?
Sincerely Loving Food,

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Kitchen Part 1

Hooray!  I found my camera cord!  I am sure you were all holding your breath, biting your nails, and at the edge of your seat to see the pictures of my kitchen.  Ok, maybe that is a little bit of an exaggeration, but here we go anyway.  I am going to start with the area over the kitchen cabinets.  Here is what it was like the day we closed:
Please note cabinet doors all the way across the top and one little peek-a-boo cubby to the far left.  Additionally the middle section over the sink has a piece of wood about two inches wide down the middle of it. 
Presto Chango - Cabinet Doors removed, wood piece removed (I got my aggression out with a hammer) back panel sanded with my new little palm sander and enter Mom to paint! Thanks Mom!
Painting Complete!  We used a flat black enamel paint for the back panel so everything we put up there would POP!  Note - black enamel paint does not come off of skin very easily...

Begin to decorate.  Anchor the corner with a big white pitcher.  I am a not exactly tall so we decided the top shelf would be used for decoration, the middle shelf, just within my reach for every day dishes and the bottom shelf for dish clothes, a little memo board, the french press and wine.

Finished product!  I love the way my white dishes stand out against the black back ground and it is so nice to have them within easy reach, not hidden behind doors.  A huge THANKS is due to my Mom, she was basically my guidance counselor throughout this whole process and a muse!

Coming tomorrow - adding a corner cabinet beside the stove!
Sincerely Loving Food and my new kitchen,

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Click for Coffee

Jessica over at The Novice Chef is always posting fab food with great photos.  Two of my favorite posts from The Novice Chef, which I wrote about previously, are the Oreo Pie and super cool Croquet Madam.  Jessica is a great story teller and a very, very impressive photographer.  Her blog is lighthearted, slightly smart ass, well illustrated and funny.    For the next couple of weeks she is running a give away for a Keurig coffee maker and Green Mountain Coffee.  Click on over and check it out!  The coffee maker is GREAT and Green Mountain Coffee Fair Trade Certified (she explains what this means in her post) and is delicious.  While you are there read some of her other posts, you won't be sorry.

On a separate, but related note: the fall flavors have arrived at Starbucks!  I have waited all summer for this!  This morning in Atlanta it was a nice 60 degrees and I had a pumpkin spice latte and I am wearing new shoes (since the whole saving to buy a house thing this is the first new shoes day in about 8 months and it is amazing, sometimes shoes are better than food!  Ok, maybe not better, but close very very close).  It's going to be a great day, I just know it!

What is your favorite Starbucks flavor?  Do you get excited about the pumpkin like me or are you holding out for that peppermint come Christmas time?  Or do you think all Starbucks people are bonkers and can't understand why anyone would spend the money?  Do you love new shoes?  I love, love, love new shoes!

Sincerely Loving Food and Coffee and SHOES,

PS -  In case you care, these are my shoes, clearance rack @ Dillard's originally $215 purchased for $52, but those are not my cankles that is an optical illusion, because I had to use my crappy phone camera since I still haven't found my camera cord and the phone camera adds 10 pounds, specifically on the ankles.  Thanks for understanding.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Stolen Recipe Success

Last week I made The Pioneer Woman's Pasta with Whiskey, Wine and Mushrooms and served it over gnocchi.  It was to die for!  So delicious, creamy, rich and I didn't even put the whiskey in it.  Not because I didn't want to, but because I forgot to get it and I wasn't going out to the store again.  If you love mushrooms you have got to try this on any pasta or even just eat it with a spoon.  It is so good!

I am hoping to post some kitchen renovation/decoration pictures soon, but right now my camera cord is sad.  As soon as I find it I will share the new kitchen with you!

Sincerely Loving Food,

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Are you ready for some football?

My beloved Yellow Jackets kick off the season tonight, my beloved husband and I are moving into our house tomorrow, and I was like a kid on Christmas morning today; so excited I literally woke up at 3am and could not go back to sleep.  Just in case you are as pumped as I am about football season and the food that goes along with it, I thought I would throw out some tailgating menu ideas (linked to recipes) to get your little hamster wheel in your head spinning about all the delicious goodness that comes with football!  Football, what a great reason to eat unhealthy and drink beer!

For a noon game: Grits-and-Greens Breakfast Bake or Breakfast Burritos or Potato and Sausage Breakfast Casserole with the Easiest Fruit Dip Ever

For an afternoon game: A big Turkey Sandwich or a Ham Hawaiian Sandwich with Redneck Caviar

For a late game:  Pulled pork Sandwiches with twice baked potatoes (or potato chips) or Frito Pie (my personal fave)

For dessert : Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Click here for all of my tailgating recipes.
I can't wait to get to campus today, play some corn hole (bean bag game) have a cocktail, eat a hot dog and prepare to cheer on the jackets. What are your favorite tailgate foods and activities?
Sincerely Loving Food & Football,

Monday, August 29, 2011

Korean Tacos and Bibim-Bop

Tucked away on Atlanta's West side, right where the "industrial area" starts sits Hankook Taqueria; the local Korean taco joint.  Yes, that's right, Korean tacos.  These tacos mix so many flavors, that I am familiar with and love, in a way that I had never had before and love.  Flavors like cilantro, soy, lime, and hoisin with chicken, beef, pork, or fish are topped with green cabbage and wrapped in soft tortilla.  Each taco is $3.50 or less and amazingly savory and delicious.  I have been eating at this taco place for about a year, sticking with the tacos; calamari, pork and shrimp are my favorite, and sometimes adding in a Street Snack from the bottom of the menu: nachos, sesame fries, or dumplings.  Then last week I noticed something else on the menu..Bibim-bop...the description read: beef, vegetables, fried egg with pepper sauce on top of rice.  To say I was intrigued is an understatement.  I was quite hungry and I love a fried egg on anything so I tried it, and OMG it was delicious!  Like lick the styrofoam container the food was served in good.  The pepper sauce is not for the faint of heart, and the beef was cooked perfectly along with the rice and veggies it was a great mix of perfect.  I loved this dish and  cannot wait to eat Bibim-bop every where I see it on the menu!

What is your favorite ethnic food?  Do you have any "hidden Atlanta gems" to share?
Sincerely Loving Food,

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

For 2: Chorizo Hash

I feel like a hash is the south's frittata...or something like that.  Potatoes, veggies, meat, eggs, same ingredients, different way of putting it together.  The Hash process is simple and the ingredients can be as basic or fancy as you like, or what you have around for that matter.  Sports Dude (I used to call him the FH future husband, but now he is the husband, but that sounds a little lame, so I am going to go with Sports Dude) anyway back to the point, he LOVES chorizo so anything that  bleeds greases (is that a word?) orange is good in his book.  The potatoes and onions are slightly spicy (and orange) from the chorizo, but the cheese and egg create a creamy, savory, smoothness that is just perfect for mellowing out the spice.  This was great for Saturday morning brunch, and I was so full I didn't eat again until Saturday dinner.   I think next time I want to make a hash with Italian Sausage and  mozzarella; doesn't that sound good?  I'll keep you updated... What are your favorite hash ingredients?  Is there a breakfast meat that you LOVE?
Sincerely Loving Food,
Boil potatoes for about 10 minutes to start the cooking process (not cook all the way through) then dice onion and potatoes
Brown sausage in a large skillet, remove to a plate, add onions and potatoes to skillet (do not remove any drippings from the meat) and cook until onions are tender and translucent and potatoes are tender, about 7-10 minutes .  Add sausage back to the pan and stir it all together. Turn off the heat and let the flavors mingle in the skillet while you cook 2 eggs to your liking.
Place a healthy (as in big, not good for you) portion of the sausage mixture on a plate
Top with a piece of cheese
Top with eggs, Enjoy!

Friday, August 19, 2011

For 2: Hot Dog Bun French Toast

I love to throw a couple of hot dogs on the grill for a great summer supper.  But, I hate that hot dog buns are sold in packages of 8 because there are only 2 of us in our house and we do not need to each eat 4 hot dogs.  So, what the heck am I supposed to do with those other hot dog buns?  Make French Toast – duh!  I know you think I am crazy, but trust me this really works!  And you can barely tell they are hot dog buns and that is only from the way they look, the taste is pure French Toast…try it this weekend, hot dogs (or these chicken sausages) for dinner on Friday and French toast for breakfast on Saturday!  Winner! (sorry I couldn’t help myself…I am so glad its Friday).
Sincerely Loving Food,

Monday, August 15, 2011

For 2: Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas

I made up these Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas the other week when I was in the middle of a Mexican kick, right before I made Deep Space 9 Layer Dip for a Star Trek Birthday party, but more on that later.  For now let’s talk about these enchiladas: spicy from the chipotles, creamy from the milk, gooey from the cheese and sour cream and delicious from the combination of all previously mentioned.  Hello - sour cream, chipotles and cheese in the same dish - can that be bad?  I cooked 2 chicken breasts specifically for the enchiladas, but leftover chicken would work perfect too!  I served these with Mexican Cole Slaw: napa cabbage that was tossed in mayo, lime juice, and a little more adobe sauce – the cool crunchy texture was a great compliment to the warm, cheesy enchiladas.  These will be a repeat performer in our menu line up for sure.  Do you ever make Mexican food at home?  What is  your favorite Mexican dish?
Sincerely Loving Food,

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

New Thing!

I have a problem.  Not serious, not life-threatening, I’m not crying or anything…but I might get fired.  Ok, that was a little dramatic, I’m not gonna get fired.  BUT, I have to find a way to stop looking at pinterest.  I will think I am just going to look at 1 thing, or I just need to check this and then before you know it, 3 hours have passed.  I do love it!  It is like inspiration crack, and I just can’t stop looking!  Have you “joined” this site?  Do you look at it for hours on end?  Have you created boards?  Please let me know I would love to have some more to look at!  
Sincerely Loving Pinterest,

Monday, August 8, 2011

For 2: Steak Cobb Salad

I am a huge fan of the Cobb Salad, mainly because of 3 things: avocado, blue cheese and protein!  I think the combinations are endless, you can use any type of cheese, protein, veggies you like.  For me the avocado and meat are the must haves and I love to change it up with different ingredients.  A few nights ago I put together a version of the Cobb using filet mignon, avocado, boiled egg, tomato, and blue cheese crumbles over a bed of baby field greens.   
For the dressing I used Asiago and Cracked Peppercorn from Cindy’s Kitchen which was to die for. I found it at Whole Foods.
Granted, it wasn’t the lightest /healthiest dressing I have ever used, but it was so good.  The creamy cheesiness of the dressing went so well with the steak.  I am convinced I will love anything with steak, cheese and avocados, and this salad is no exception.  What are you favorite salad toppers?
Sincerely Loving Food,
PS - Crystal thanks again for the Omaha Steak wedding gift - this was the last of the meat and I was sad to see it go...

Friday, August 5, 2011


Hooray!  It’s Friday.  I don’t know about you but this week has been soooo looonnnnggg…I feel like each day has lasted forever!  I am looking forward to getting my hair cut, shopping some of the new Lauren Conrad pieces and Kohl’s and attending a 30th birthday party.  I am telling you the Lauren Conrad stuff at Kohl’s is cute, affordable and very wearable.  It is one of my favorite things! The t-shirts are great for layering (or super cute on their own), the leggings are so comfortable, and the sweaters are super cozey but nice enough to wear to work.  I am also looking forward to this birthday party.  The guest of honor is a huge Star Trek fan (which I know nothing about), however I do LOVE a theme party so I am helping a little with the menu.  I am bringing a Deep Space 9 Layer dip, and will for sure share with you next week.  I hope everyone has a great weekend!  What do you have in store?
Sincerely Loving Food,
*Lauren Conrad does not know me and I was not compensated in anyway for this post; I really do just love those clothes.  However, LC if you are reading this feel free to comment – we could be friends…

Thursday, August 4, 2011

For 2: Roasted Tomato Crostini

I LOVE to share a Friday afternoon cocktail with my hubby, and it’s even better with a snack.  Last Friday, we kicked off the weekend with a delicious roasted tomato crostini.  It was so easy to make and would be just as easy to put together for 20 as it was for 2.  The roasted tomatoes have an intense savory flavor and the mozzarella is so creamy when heated through, it’s the perfect combination on crusty bread.  I loved it so much we had it again the next day.  Just a few ingredients and super delicious, what more can you ask for?  You have to try this at your next happy hour, or cocktail party, or just because tomorrow is Friday!  Open a bottle of wine and get the weekend started – oh tomorrow you can’t come soon enough… 
Sincerely Loving Food,