When I first saw it on the menu at a trendy brunch spot in none other than the Mission neighborhood in San Francisco, I looked over my shoulder to see if I could spot my guardian angel. Alas, she was working invisibly as usual, placing me in the path of my destiny in such a way as to make me believe I’d chosen it myself. For avocado and bread are my two favorite foods, and here they were together in one perfect dish bearing the unassuming moniker of Avocado Toast.
In need of a summer/autumn inspired appetizer for your next BBQ, tailgate, or bonfire? This grilled tomato bruschetta has got you covered. The beautiful charred grilled tomatoes are chopped up, mixed together with red onion, fresh basil, and vinegars, before being topped on some Aunt Millie’s Honey White bread and served immediately. Delicious!
Despite having so many activities of obvious precedence, we still have to eat. This is when having a few, foolproof, ready-to-go meals become a necessity. However, as any seasoned veteran of summer time unpredictability knows, you have to be able to adapt. You never know who will be sitting at the table
Even though it’s summer, I don’t think there is ever a bad time to enjoy a bowl of bread pudding.
I discovered pesto butter a year or so ago. It was at this little, hole-in-the-wall burger joint about a fifteen-minute drive from my parents’ place. I’m not the biggest burger fan, so I had their grilled chicken sandwich with a cilantro feta pesto butter and it was outstanding! I went straight home and developed a recipe myself and since then I’ve been in love.
When I think of summer, I imagine the smell of smoke from the grill, perfectly sweetened iced tea, the sounds of a thousand grasshoppers, the blinking lights of a cluster of lightning bugs, and, of course, gooey, chocolaty s’mores.
The amount of times I hit snooze in a single morning is too numerous to count. I actually set my alarm an hour before I need to be up so I have a buffer to hit the snooze button five or six times. True fact. However, in developing this strawberry compote and honeyed mascarpone over toast recipe, I have discovered the cure to my loathing of early mornings.
St. Patrick’s Day is almost upon us, but this savory beer cheese spread can be your next party’s show stopper no matter the occasion or dictated color of outerwear (green just isn’t my color). Are you in need of an easy but delicious game day dip? Requiring an impressive spread to serve at your next cocktail party? Or just want something smoky and cheesy to bite into shamelessly as a midnight snack (no judgment, we’re all friends here). If so, then this spread on toast recipe is for you
The weather is bone-chillingly cold (the typical tundra that is the Midwest) and that senseless groundhog never seems to see his shadow. The most important thing? Eating all the chocolate. And if you’re feeling like something extra special: pour that chocolate on some bread.