Authentic Italian Bruschetta Recipe

Since the 15th century, bruschetta has existed. Of course, it comes from central Italy. The word bruschetta derives from the Roman dialect brucare, which means “to roast over coals.” (Thanks to Wikipedia). Many people assume that bruschetta refers to the delicious topping on this Italian snack, but it refers to the grilled bread. I believe… Continue reading Authentic Italian Bruschetta Recipe

Healthy Cobb Salad

Salads aren’t my favorite food unless they are terrible for you. A perfect example: I like the Caesar salad at my local restaurant, as well as the BBQ steak salad. I used to eat cobb salad regularly at a restaurant called Chadsmiths, though. Over the weekend, I was pleased to try out this lightened-up version.… Continue reading Healthy Cobb Salad

Homemade Cheese Straws

It’s fresh-baked cheddar crackers in a straw shape, which is fine with me. The crackers are crisp, cheesy, and buttery. Delicious in every way. I did not have a party to bring these to, but they would make a great party appetizer. I made these mainly because I saw them on a popular blog and… Continue reading Homemade Cheese Straws

Homemade Peanut Butter Recipe

It’s straightforward to make your own peanut butter, and everyone should try it. I bought some honey-roasted peanuts soon after seeing this recipe on another blog a while back. Sadly, I didn’t make it. Then, this past weekend, as I was preparing the Udon Noodles with a lime-peanut sauce, I realized that I didn’t have… Continue reading Homemade Peanut Butter Recipe

My Secret Focaccia Addiction

Usually, my husband posts about our adventures in bread baking on this blog, and the science behind bread baking are much clearer to him. Nevertheless, we made this focaccia together, and somehow I was tasked to write a post about it. Focaccia bread, to me, is a thick, soft, herby, nutty bread with a light… Continue reading My Secret Focaccia Addiction