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Category: Snacks

Caprese Salad Skewers

Fresh tomato season comes and goes faster than I can blink… and I can’t seem to eat enough tomatoes to satisfy my craving.  My only definite plant that’s going into my future garden is the glorious tomato.  And probably in multiple varieties. Oh, and also for sure going in is basil.  If I could find a basil candle sent that filled my entire house I would be a happy woman.  Basil is my scent. Because tomatoes seem to be in peak season here, I’ve been making everything into a version of caprese salad that I can possibly think of… burgers, bruschetta, grilled cheese, pizza (maybe this is called margherita.. whatever), you get the point. The fastest, easiest, and most crowd pleaser appetizer that I bring places are the simple caprese salad skewer.  If you haven’t made some version of this snack on a stick… you need to.  I’m sure you’ve seen it a million times on Pinterest but no matter how many times people have seen it, it’s still the first thing to disappear off of the table. Elegant football snacks, here we…

Strawberry shortcake

I’m in a bit of a panic right now because I can’t believe it’s already August. And you know what happens after August?  Fall. Except I’m just getting used to summer.  I’m eating watermelon by the bowl-full, grilling out every night, and trying to enjoy the long nights as much as I can while ignoring the sun that’s already shortening my summer evenings. I’m trying to squeeze every last bit of summer out of these remaining weeks which may include getting scorched at the pool one last time… Future skin cancer patient of America. I’ll start wearing sunscreen tomorrow. I know I’m prematurely aging myself. Who cares. I’m old already. Speaking of getting old my birthday is right around the corner. Funny story about birthdays…. When I was much younger my brothers always used to tease me that I had as many boyfriends as the number of candles I couldn’t blow out. First of all, who can’t blow out 5 candles? (Me apparently) and why did this traumatize me so badly (sensitive soul…