I love to entertain, but it can be a lot of work. If it something you are just starting to do, it can be intimidating. Throwing dinner parties is something that you usually start doing in your 20's because you either finally got your own place, or are in a relationship and want to start getting together with other couples. It is one of the many first steps to adulthood, and like anything, there will be times when things do not go as planned. I have done my fair share of overcooking meat or miscalculating portions, but with trial and error, I have accumulated a few go-to dishes that are failproof for when I am having people over. This is a go to appetizer that looks fancy, tastes delicious, and is incredibly easy to put together quickly while dirtying minimal dishes, and it is perfect for summer and early fall when the tomatoes come right off the vine!
Serve and Enjoy!
I love to cook. My kitchen is one of my happy places because I get to be creative. Although I own many cookbooks, I throw meals together based on what I have on hand - so it is rare that I make a meal the same way every single time. I may follow a recipe initially, but tend to use them more as guideline and do my own thing. Most of what I make is based on classic home cooked meals that I had while living in France, and my love of market fresh produce. Although we are able to buy many items year round, I base meals on what is currently in season. My philosophy on food is to keep it fresh and flavorful. I will be sharing recipes that my family and I love, but in the meantime check out my Instagram stories for regular food posts!