Herbed Goat Cheese and Sundried Tomato on Crostini #SundaySupper #GGHoliday2013

I am always looking for easy holiday recipes. My job for our family Christmas dinner is always appetizers. I just love appetizers. For Christmas I usually start planning out what I'm going to bring weeks in advance, but during the holiday season we sometimes have impromptu get togethers with friends. In those cases it's great to have a handful of simple holiday meals in the back pocket. Gourmet … [Read more...]

Not Your Average Bruschetta

This bruschetta recipe is inspired by one of my favorite restaurants in Gainesville, Fl. Attached to the long time pizza joint, Bistro 1245 was a favorite of my little, Brianne, and I.  I could always count on her when I wanted to grab a bite to eat from there. I think it is one of the places that really solidified my love for good food. In a town with chain restaurants out the wazoo, they were … [Read more...]

Summer Fruit and Nut Salad

A delicious and healthy salad lightly dressed with a tangy vinaigrette, yes that is the description of one of my favorite meals. I have recently become a salad dressing snob, as in I refuse to eat store bought dressings. The past few months I have been whipping up my own vinaigrette every time I make a salad (at least once a day). There are some days when I am too lazy to whisk together a few … [Read more...]

Roasted Cherry Tomato and Goat Cheese Stuffed Portobellos

Back during Meatless March (was that really 3 months ago?) my sweet friend Amy sent me over this recipe for roasted tomatoes and goat cheese stuffed mushrooms. Clearly she knows me well, three of my favorite things in one meal. I had actually seen the recipe before, but put it on the back burner. But after I got her message: "Lane, you HAVE to make this. I eat this weekly. LITERALLY. It's the … [Read more...]

Chorizo and Goat Cheese Stuffed Peppers

I love making dinner out of appetizers. Then when I want to bring an appetizer to a party I always have a few great tested ideas in my back pocket. This recipe jumped out to me in the May issue of Coastal Living. Chorizo, goat cheese, and mini peppers, could you go wrong? I think not. I have been on quite the mini pepper kick lately. I will buy those huge bag at Costco weekly and snack on them, … [Read more...]