All of the Green Things

Happy St. Patrick's Day! We had a little shindig over the weekend to celebrate both an early St. Patrick's Day and the fact that my hubster, and most of his grad school pals, completed their comprehensive exams last week. A HUGE ACCOMPLISHMENT. Now they just have ot pass all their classes, and they will be… Continue reading All of the Green Things

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Crostinis for your Christmas Party

Are you hosting or attending a holiday party and are just fresh out of ideas for some delicious food? I highly recommend a crostini platter. It couldn’t be easier or prettier!


I tend to always make the same treats for every party I host or attend. So when my roommate and I recently threw a little holiday get together, I decided to switch it up. I finally landed on a build-your-own crostini platter. This idea comes from Julia, as so many of my creative ideas do!

It is exactly as it sounds – first, you slice up one or two french baguettes, at an angle, and coat each side of the pieces with a little olive oil. Simply bake these for 8-10 minutes on each side (anywhere between 350-400 should work) until they are nice and toasty. They can be served warm or at room temperature.

Then pick out your fixings. You can choose whatever you would like! I put out some jam (fig is your best bet), sun-dried tomatoes, plain goat cheese, goat cheese with pesto on it, and…

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Bell Pepper Nachos

Um, heck yeah. The summer always leaves me hankering for more fresh veggies, and less time using the oven. These "nachos" are absolutely the most perfect appetizer for a summer party. Girls night, anyone? These are vegetarian, but you could definitely take this idea and do whatever you'd like with them. Add beef, chicken, or… Continue reading Bell Pepper Nachos

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Pear and Prosciutto Wraps

I love prosciutto, especially when paired with fruit. I made this little side dish the other night, and loved it! Quick, simple, and even non-paleo folks like it! Pear and Prosciutto Wraps You'll need: 1 large pear 8 slices prosciutto 1 bunch arugula 1/2 lemon drizzle of olive oil salt & pepper Directions Cut your… Continue reading Pear and Prosciutto Wraps