Orange and Rosemary Baked Olives
Low-carb, healthful snack choice which can be kept in the fridge for up to two weeks.
Eggplant Caponata (Sicilian Version)
Caponata is a delicious relish or appetizer that can be served hot or cold.
Cory's Best Calamari
My mom always cooked this recipe when I was a kid: deep fried calamari. This is one of our family's favorite foods. Simple yet very delicious.
Mushroom and Tomato Bruschetta
Wonderful for an appetizer before a pasta meal and great paired with a glass of Chianti. Feel free to add your own touches to taste!
Chocolate Sea Salt Crostini
For this to work as a savory bite, the chocolate must be very dark, bittersweet, and world-class. Look for names that are hard to pronounce. Labels with percentage symbols are always a good sign (the higher the percent, the better).
Fried Stuffed Squash Blossoms
If you have a garden and you planted zucchini, you will have an abundance of squash blossoms. These are just amazing, with that tangy goat cheese filling and that batter: so simple, light, and crisp.
Basil Pesto Bread Rounds
A very easy, versatile recipe of a pesto topping on French bread slices. One of my most requested recipes! Great for potlucks or as an accompaniment to soup or salad meals. Try them with sun-dried tomato pesto!
This is my Italian mother-in-law's recipe for artichokes. Large artichokes are stuffed with a delicious bread crumb mixture and then simmered in a white wine sauce until tender. Use a nice crusty bread to soak up the remaining sauce!
Sun Dried Tomato Focaccia
This isn't just a bread, it's a meal - chewy foccacia with a cheese topping.
Fresh Sardines Naples Style
Fresh sardines are fried to a crispy golden brown, and drizzled with a garlic and white wine vinaigrette then topped off with a sprinkling of fresh mint leaves. Serve this appetizer with a good white wine.