Appetizers

Smoked Salmon Crostini with Lemon-Dill Creme Fraiche

I was feeling inspired by our trip to Seattle's waterfront yesterday and decided to reminisce with a snack of their famous smoked salmon. I ate a very traditional bagel and lox for breakfast earlier in the week, but decided to fancy things up for this crostini. Instead of traditional cream cheese, the spread is made from cream… Continue reading Smoked Salmon Crostini with Lemon-Dill Creme Fraiche

Appetizers

Tomato Bruschetta

The official start of fall is September 22nd, which means there are just a few weeks left to enjoy summers greatest vegetables. Heirloom tomatoes are an amazing addition to a summer dinner. They are best served raw and are much sweeter than vine tomatoes. Bruschetta is a very broad term for a spread or topping… Continue reading Tomato Bruschetta

Appetizers

Guacamole

Of all the appetizers in my normal repertoire, guacamole is my favorite. Well actually, it's my favorite that my sister makes. Everyone has "their things" around the house, and Calli is always in charge of the guac. Like most other things, she likes hers a little on the spicy side, but her recipe is mouth-watering. Creamy… Continue reading Guacamole

Appetizers

Goat Cheese and Walnut Crostini

My favorite part of culinary school is when our teachers would say, "no recipes, make what tastes good". A free for all in the kitchen to create new flavor profiles and expand your palate. One of the basics for making a great dish of any kind is variety in texture, temperature, and taste. This Goat… Continue reading Goat Cheese and Walnut Crostini