Summer’s End Panzanella Salad

Summer is officially over and gardens nearing the end of their season. Perfect time for Summer’s End Panzanella Salad.

Summer’s End Panzanella Salad

Panzanella or bread salad is Tuscan in origin. Popular in the summer in Italy, chunks of stale bread, tomatoes, onions, and basil are dressed with a simple  olive oil and vinegar vinaigrette.  Continue reading “Summer’s End Panzanella Salad”

Cauliflower Spread Bruschetta

Bruschetta has been on my short list of easy and quick appetizers for years. I always just made it….no recipe, just whipped it up.  Cauliflower Spread Bruschetta has the whipped up part…..written down!

Cauliflower Spread Bruschetta

Years ago I worked for a long time friend at a restaurant she owned called the Herb Garden Deli Cafe & Bakery. Michelle turned me on to bruschetta, and although my version was never quite like hers, it’s damn good! 

I modeled my Bloody Mary Bruschetta from Michelle’s version. Admittedly I took creative license…..  Continue reading “Cauliflower Spread Bruschetta”

BLT Scallop Stacks with Basil Mayo

Looking for a sweet succulent appetizer……and did I mention bacon???? BLT Scallop Stacks with Basil Mayo.

BLT Scallop Stacks with Basil Mayo

Scallops are mild, sweet, tender and moist….but mostly delicious. Bacon and scallops are a classic combo…sweet scallops, and smoky bacon. The combo begs for lettuce and tomato……BLT with a kick… and no bread. Continue reading “BLT Scallop Stacks with Basil Mayo”