This is possibly the easiest to make appetizer that still makes a big impression. I prepped the bruschetta topping well ahead of time to let the flavors mingle and marinate the tomatoes in the seasonings but this can easily made just before eating. A fresh app like this requires the best ingredients to really shine so go all out at the market. I recommend looking for nice heirloom tomatoes because they tend to have firm flesh and bright colours to add some pop to the presentation. Continue reading


Hasselback Potatoes

I discovered this recipe on Foodgawker and thought it would make a great change of pace for the normal roasted potato side dish. The concept is pretty simple but it does look a bit more impressive than the usual, and of course is very tasty. The most difficult part was the prep work to cut each slit and fill with garlic, but I’ve found a small adjustment to the instructions that should make it much easier.

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Easy retro app: Spicy deviled eggs

This year for Christmas my family took a divide and conquer approach to planning the menu. We have a relatively small kitchen and often for Christmas dinner we’ll have 3-4 people bumping into each other all at once trying to get their dishes ready, so I wanted something I could prepare ahead of time. I decided to do a take on a simple appetizer after being inspired by an episode of Eat St. where they featured a spicy deviled egg. This is a recipe that I adapted from what I could remember from the show and a few of my own added touches.


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