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)
Delicious relish or appetizer that can be served hot or cold! Serve with toasted crusty bread.
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.