Cheese Plate & Bruschetta Bar Recipes

Cheese Plate & Bruschetta Bar Recipes

Say Cheese Plate Please — Pulling together a cheese plate and bruschetta bar is one of my favorite ways to entertain, especially in the summer. A dear friend of mine from Chicago recently dropped in for a visit, and with occasions to see each other so rare,...
Sun-Dried Tomato Bacon Jam

Sun-Dried Tomato Bacon Jam

Bacon Lovers Rejoice — It’s Bacon Jam! OK, I admit it – I find the flavor bacon absolutely divine!  A little bacon, rendered crisp with the fat discarded, seems to possess a magical   way to transform the ordinary into something extraordinary. The smokey,...
Eggplant Caponata

Eggplant Caponata

Farmers Market Eggplant Caponata — Beautiful, colorful, and abundant is how I describe the summer growing season now in full bloom at the Farmers Market.  I like variety in my life, and seldom like to eat the same things in the same way. I guess that’s as good...