Roasted Rosemary Grape and Goat Cheese Crostini

I’ve never roasted grapes, nor did I think it was really even possible.  The grapes get soft and wrinkly, and while I don’t look forward to that happening to my skin, it was a nice change of pace for the fruit.  Usually when fruit is cooked down like this, the sweetness is amplified, but roasting…

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Gobble Gobble 2013

This holiday never gets old to me.  I get the warm fuzzies just thinking about all the tradition.  And as is tradition in my family, I am in charge of the appetizers.  Since the caramelized onion dip I made for book club was devoured, I decided that would be my backup.  I’ve learned to always…

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Herb Butter and Radish Toasts

Appetizer number two at Friday’s dinner party, her butter and radish toasts, was another easy one.  Here’s a tip that will make your life significantly easier if you’re the kind of person who entertains: bakery counters slice bread for you.  This is a great thing to know if you ever want to use a loaf…

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Gobble Gobble 2010

And now for the post you know has been coming: Thanksgiving!  This year put all others to shame since Mark and Allison welcomed a record 18 people into their home.  More people means more food so there was a lot going on in that kitchen.  Before I tell you about the food, please take a…

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