Maple Dijon Dill Roasted Carrots

Easter will be upon us in just a few short weeks. Time to get ideas for Easter dinner. Maple Dijon Dill Roasted Carrots are a delicious, easy to prepare side dish that you will make again and again…..and not just for Easter.

Maple Dijon Dill Roasted Carrots

Roasting any veggie brings out all of its natural flavors. Roasted carrots are no exception. Add two types of mustard…dijon for its smooth, sharp flavor and grainy for a touch of heat and depth of flavor. Maple syrup lends a natural sweetness to offset the mustard. Topped with fresh springtime dill makes a beautiful side to any meal. Continue reading “Maple Dijon Dill Roasted Carrots”

Shrimp Scampi Pizza

If you are looking for a unique pizza, Shrimp Scampi Pizza is it!!

Shrimp Scampi Pizza

Valentines Day is just around the corner, and of course, romantic recipes are all over the internet. Shrimp Scampi pops up a lot. So that got me to thinking…..I know dangerous right!!

Tim and I are not real big on large romantic gestures but we do enjoy a nice meal, and we LOVE PIZZA!!!!!! A combination of two yummy things, how could you go wrong. Let’s just say you can’t.

Shrimp Scampi Pizza

I looked for Shrimp Scampi Pizza on Pinterest, and while they all looked good, they were all missing the pasta. You can’t have Shrimp Scampi with pasta; it’s unheard of!

We added it, and I don’t wanna brag or anything, but it was a stroke of genius. Shrimp is the star of the show, but the pasta was hardly second fiddle. I think they were co-stars.
Juicy, succulent shrimp, with white wine, garlic, shallot, butter sauce, tossed with angel hair pasta, super yummy. But put all of that on a crispy pizza crust…..delicious!!!

Shrimp Scampi Pizza

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Bruschetta Style Broiled Feta

“We are in the area and thought we would stop by” these are the words that strike terror to many a hostess. Never fear, with a few simple ingredients you can have Bruschetta Style Broiled Feta ready before they ring the doorbell.

Caprese Style Broiled Feta

At this time of year friends and family are bound to stop by for an impromptu visit. Those of us who cook feel the need to feed. Keeping cheese on hand can take the stress out of those last minute visits.

In the summer we like nothing better than a bruschetta style snack — garden fresh tomatoes and cheese with crackers or baguettes. But alas it winter and tomatoes are not in season. Never fear grape or cherry tomatoes, especially those on the vine are still sweet and delicious. I have found that purchasing them on the vine gives them a longer shelf life and remember DO NOT put tomatoes in the refrigerator it makes tomatoes grainy and yucky!

Caprese Style Broiled Feta

Feta is a pickled curd cheese that has a salty and tangy taste enhanced by the brine solution. It is creamy white with small holes, a crumbly texture, in square cakes with no rind. It can also be purchased crumbled and flavored.
Keep a block on hand, and you are ready for a quick and easy appetizer. Continue reading “Bruschetta Style Broiled Feta”