Spicy Italian Game Day Crescent Ring

This Spicy Italian Game Day Crescent Ring is super easy to make and is a crowd pleaser for sure! With the playoffs in full swing, it’s time to start thinking about what to serve on the big game day coming up soon! I have to admit… I’m not a huge football fan, but I LOVE to host a game day party each year!  It’s loaded with all the delish flavors of an Italian sub and Mezzetta Peppers provide the bit of spice {Read More}

Olive Tapenade Crostini

One of my favorite things about the holidays is trying new recipes and sharing them with you! This Olive Tapenade Crostini is definitely holiday party worthy. I made it for the family in Dallas last week, and it was a party pleaser for sure. The Mezzetta Kalamata Olives (of which I’m a HUGE fan!) and green olives combined with capers, fresh rosemary, lemon juice with a roasted red pepper garnish on top is really a winning combination of ingredients. The tapenade {Read More}

“Olive You” Holiday Antipasto Wreath

This Holiday Antipasto Wreath Is the Perfect Holiday Party Appetizer I’m the biggest olive fan you’ll ever meet. (Ask anyone who knows me!) In fact, I received the cutest belated birthday present EVER just a couple of days ago from my cute daughter in law Shandi. She knows me well. 🙂 I love it! What Shandi did NOT know is that Mezzetta had asked me to create a holiday recipe with Mezzetta Olives. And of course I jumped at the {Read More}

Pomegranate and Cranberry Bruschetta

Pomegranate and Cranberry Bruschetta… easy to make, holiday-party pretty, and totally delish! Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and Christmas parties will be here before you know it! I know many of us are thinking now what to serve at our Thanksgiving celebration and holiday parties. This Pomegranate and Cranberry Bruschetta recipe will be perfect for both! Pomegranate and Cranberry Bruschetta The taste of sweet pomegranate seeds mingled with tart cranberries… a pop of basil… the kick of serrano (which you {Read More}

Super Yummy Creamy Chicken Quesadillas

One of the things I miss most about South Texas is the amazing Mexican food. Really… There’s nothing quite like it! I got a hankering for some good quesadillas this week and created a meal that reminded me of a dish I could find in San Antonio. Creamy Chicken Quesadillas! I made these with my favorite new appliance, the Cuisinart Griddler grill and panini maker. (Honestly we use this gadget practically daily!) To whip up this dish, I combined cream {Read More}

Spicy Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatballs

Ahhh… fall is on it’s way. And with it, flavors and recipes I shelved for the summer in favor of grilling meats and veggies during the hottest months. Lately I’ve been pondering how I can incorporate more of Tom’s traditional Italian favorites into our dinners without defaulting to calorie- and fat-laden recipes. I’m excited to share this new creation with you today! Honestly, this recipe should have the word “skinny” in the title because I’ve gone to great effort to slim {Read More}