Pool Party

July 20, 2011

Back in a New York state of mind, I recently had some girlfriends over for poolside entertaining at my parent’s house. While my dad took care of the sliders with mac & cheese, I had fun throwing together some dips and bruschetta from Wegman’s, a regional favorite supermarket here in the Northeast. I spread asiago cheese & artichoke dip on the pita and topped with tomatoes and fresh cucumber. And then just plain bruschetta on bread slices, followed by a taste of good old fashioned grape licorice.

Artichoke & Asiago Cheese Dip, Bruschetta, Pita bread and Cucumber

Grape Licorice & Grilled Pita Bread

Sliders with mac & cheese to go with the appetizers

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Hello, Spring

April 6, 2011

Inspired by the weekend sunshine, I took a trip to Zabars, my local gourmet food store, and stocked up on all sorts of fresh and colorful fruit to make a breakfast bruschetta for friends to enjoy. Slicing a loaf of whole grain bread from the farmer’s market, I spread mascarpone cheese and Zabar’s cranberry spread, topping off with sliced papayas and mangos. On the side, a beets and bean salad.

Breakfast Bruschetta and Zabar's Cranberry Spread

Beets & carrots marinated in vinegrette, carbanzo beans, walnuts, olive oil and garlic oil