It’s not always convenient purchasing a freshly baked baguette to serve with so many appetizers. Thankfully, there’s always crostini, which can be made ahead and stored in a tin several days in advance.
Season the crostini to complement the flavors of what you plan to serve. For example, my Rabbit & Pork Belly Terrine requests a bit of pepper – perhaps a tad of ground fennel. My friend Debbie’s super-simple Gorgonzola-Pear Spread would be happy simply served with a crostini enhanced with dried parsley for color.
And if there’s no time for crostini or a baguette, a plain water wafer, such as Carr’s, is a good choice.
This Sunday evening in Houston, Lady Gaga performs on the world’s largest stage. She crushed the national anthem this time last year–I had goosebumps for days–and this year it’s rumored her act will be over-the-top. Literally. The Patriots and Falcons will bookend her show (-: The Falcons are the underdog rookies. After all, this is the ninth Super Bowl … Full recipe post »
A palooza’s defined as the art of throwing an extravagant, bawdy party with a bunch of friends. It’s been a fabulous year for apples in Northern Michigan–everywhere you turn there’s a roadside stand groaning under their weight. So I’ve put together a palooza of some of my favorite recipes which incorporate apples–the recipe links may be found beneath the … Full recipe post »
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