Green Bean Salad

I was headed out for a very busy day last week and wanted to prepare dinner prior to leaving the house.  I had fresh green beans and decided to whip up a cold green bean salad.  With what was in my pantry and refrigerator, I assembled the following salad.  It was just great with the […]

Warm Goat Cheese Appetizer

This appetizer highlights the warm goat cheese layer that supports the pepper and fennel topping.  Perfect make ahead appetizer that you bake ten minutes prior to serving.  Perfect accompaniment for an outdoor party with a marvelous glass of wine.  That is my type of entertaining!

Kalamata Caramelized Onion Tart

We recently visited a Greek restaurant when we were in Chapel Hill, NC.  I automatically thought of the Greek olive oil I purchased from Spartan Oil a few weeks ago.  I decided to create a tart that highlighted the oil with kalamata olives, feta cheese, caramelized onions and pine nuts.  The results were wonderful; the […]

Peppadew Goat Cheese Appetizer

When I was in Atlanta last week, I had an amazing Peppadew appetizer at one of the BBQ restaurants we visited.  It was so good, I came home and  tried my hand at recreating it.  I served my creation this past weekend and all agreed it was delicious. A Peppadew is a sweet piquant pepper grown in the […]