Celebrations call for appetizers that are festive and fun for guests to enjoy, and these mushrooms are exactly that! I had made this recipe for New Years Day, but because of all of the festivities, I am a little late on posting them. So, even though the holidays are over, it doesn’t mean you still can’t whip these up for all your 2015 gatherings to come.
In traditional Italian fashion, my family would make the Feast of the Seven Fishes every Christmas Eve. Over the years, the tradition has changed. We now tend to serve steak and pasta, with only a few of our seafood specialties. Mussels are always a big hit, so this year I am making sure they end up on our holiday table!
The time has come to start thinking about what we’ll be eating on Christmas. Since my family has our traditional dinners we make for both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, I decided to put all my festive energy into the appetizers. I’ve created a huge appetizer spread that is full of little treats for everyone to enjoy.
With peach season coming to a close, I figured I’d round up the last of the peaches I have and enjoy them while they’re still good. Peaches, like many stone fruits, are extremely versatile. They’re commonly found in desserts or breakfast dishes, but they can be used with savory ingredients as well.
My family and I love to make crab cakes for a Sunday appetizer or for special occasions. Over the years, I have tested and tweaked many different versions of this classic dish, finally ending up with a recipe that we will make from now on.
Every summer, my family and I plant a garden with fresh herbs and vegetables. There’s nothing like having produce out in your backyard. You have a constant supply all summer long, and you get to use food right from the ground in your cooking. We tend to get an abundance of basil and mint each year, so I was inspired to use these herbs in a pesto.