Today is the first of December. Just seeing the date on my computer screen makes my throat clench. I have visitors in and out over the next week and don’t plan to offer more than a simple tossed salad and these cheesy, delicious pita crisps.
A friend of mine, Norma Davis, worked on a local cookbook, Bravo, celebrating 120 years of the University Musical Society.
She said this recipe was a favorite or hers for casual entertaining — it will be a new favorite of mine as well.
I made several changes to the original in the cookbook, substituting asiago for the Parmesan and using dill for the herbs, but in theory it remains the same.
The sour cream dill dip will keep a solid week, refrigerated, so I’ll just add to the pita on an as needed basis.
For a blast of bright August flavor on a frigid January day, try roasting tomatoes. Baking or roasting transforms the winter tomato, minimizing the mealy texture and maximizing their sweet flavor. Last weekend I concocted the recipe below, and brought the appetizer (pictured above) to a party. I saved time by having the baker slice the baguette and … Full recipe post »
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