Crostini is one of my favorite appetizers. Classic bruschetta, mediterranean bruschetta, and now peach, ricotta, and basil crostini. Such an easy app to whip up, and hellooooo summer! Homemade ricotta really makes the dish. You boil milk and cream, add lemon juice, and let it strain for a couple of hours. That's IT! Thick and creamy, fresh ricotta pairs perfectly on the buttered, grilled toasts! Top with a juicy peach (or nectarine) slice, earthy basil, and a fruity balsamic glaze . . .
Tacos are life. Especially here at OhSo, I don't believe we've met a taco we didn't like. Velvet Taco is one of my favorite taco joints here in Dallas (shrimp and grits taco is next on my list of things to recreate). One of my friends introduced me to their elote. Many of you may have had elote, or corn on the cob with all the traditional Mexican slathering of mayo, lime, cheese, spices. I can't do the mayo, so I was super stoked they didn't use that, AND! and they put it all in a cup for you. I . . .
I really haven't ever met a soul who does not love a good bowl of guacamole!? (not that they don't exist!) I have a secret ingredient to my own recipe that always has friends asking for the recipe! Wanna know what it is? I'll tell ya, just not yet. You know that I often work with one of my favorite grocery stores, Ralphs. This month they challenged us to make a recipe of the best guac of our life! They also are hosting a huge sweepstakes. The sweepstakes will run between Friday, July 15 – . . .
You guys. I cannot tell you how excited I am about this new recipe. Summer is slowly coming to an end, so you must make this right now. Although I do see it as a warm, light and delicious escape to the tropical Caribbean during the cold winter months, especially when all you've been making is creamy soup and heavy pastas (what, you don't do that during the winter?). I love this because you can do all of the prepwork earlier in the day (or during naptime) so that dinner time isn't as . . .
One of my favorite things about summer is the juicy, fresh produce. Especially from our farmer's market. ESPECIALLY those of the sugary, sweet variety. Make your simple syrup with juice, lime juice, and sugar. Sometimes I go a little overboard and buy a ton of my favorite fruit, nectarines and peaches, so the other day I busted out a cobbler for a friend I took dinner to (while I ooh'ed and ahh'ed at her new, precious little bebe). Smoothies are always wonderful with ripe fruit, . . .
If you know me, you know I am no stranger to potatoes. I have always loved potatoes, since I was a child, but spending my youth in Idaho only gave me a stronger respect for these delicious vegetables. I love their versatility. They can be use for just about any dish, with any seasonings, in any culture, for any course. Welllll, maybe not dessert? I don't know. I might have to do some digging to figure out that one? I'm so excited for this post! It's another addition to the Taste of Spain . . .
We are so very excited to be giving away this amazing 11.5 inch Wolf Gourmet Skillet. I have been using their pans for everything this last month and have loved their quality, their ease of use and clean up and they are beautiful!! I personally love to broil my veggies in this stainless steel skillet for this recipe for a BLACKENED SALSA. This skillet is been amazing, all of their pans have honestly impressed me. This skillet can handle the high high heat of broiling, has a . . .
My family is on a blackened salsa kick this last month. Two of my favorite restaurants make their salsa blackened. I've tried roasting my salsa several times but it wasn't the same! I was missing a few key elements. I found this out one day while touring the back kitchen of a popular restaurant here in Southern California. As I walked by a few of the chefs I noticed they were chopping up many black, charred vegetables. Peppers, tomatoes, and SHALLOTS. (Not onion.) So I tweaked my recipe to . . .
We are excited to be participating in Taste of Spain with Ralphs! A Taste of Spain is campaign Ralphs is running online and in stores! You can stop by any of their locations to taste test, but if you don't live by a Ralphs you can head to this Taste of Spain website for delicious Spanish Recipes and Tips and Tricks on how to cook like true Spaniards in your home! After spending a lot of time researching Spanish culture, food and recipes I was excited to try some of their most popular foods. . . .
If I could name these babies without it being over the top I would name them... Lemon-Pepper-Garlic-Dill Smashed Potatoes. That's a little too much though right? These ingredients are crazy good together-especially on potatoes! These have been on repeat on our weekly menu. Last night I had no idea nor motivation to make dinner. You know the evenings- when you're exhausted from a day of work, errands, chores only to come home and try to figure out something satisfying to eat. I had potatoes, I . . .