Spicy Southwest Pasta Salad

I feel like side salads are a staple at backyard parties. But sometimes cole slaw gets boring, and standard deli macaroni salad always tastes a little sour to me. As someone who loves spice, my first inclination is always to make a spicy salad—one that would add a kick to the backyard menu. This Southwest salad is tossed in a jalapeño dressing, which adds the … Continue reading Spicy Southwest Pasta Salad

caprese sandwich with homemade basil-walnut pesto

New Jersey has this bad habit of getting excessively warm and then cooling down again. It’s like Mother Nature can’t decide whether or not she wants the AC on. For the past few weeks, temperatures have been anywhere from a warm 80 to a cool 55 (today happens to be 90, but don’t worry, it will be in the 60s again by the weekend). Anyway, … Continue reading caprese sandwich with homemade basil-walnut pesto

antipasto bites

The best part about being Italian? The food. I was born to love everything Italian; from eggplant parm to any type of pasta you could possibly think of, there is nothing like the flavor of a delicious Italian meal. These bite-sized apps imitate a classic antipasto: hot peppers, artichoke hearts, provolone and more, all stuffed inside a crispy genoa salami cup. With a super easy … Continue reading antipasto bites