Mozzarella Heirloom Tomato Galette with Parmesan Crust (Gluten Free + Grain Free)

This Mozzarella Heirloom Tomato Galette showcases beautiful heirloom tomatoes bubbling with melted mozzarella cheese, all tucked into a gluten-free + grain-free Parmesan crust. 

This Mozzarella Heirloom Tomato Galette showcases beautiful heirloom tomatoes bubbling with melted mozzarella cheese, all tucked into a gluten-free + grain-free Parmesan crust. Since I tried making my first galette earlier this year, this irresistible chocolate strawberry one, I’ve been having galettes on the mind rather often. A galette, if you’ve never had one before, is essentially a rustic version of a pie or tart. It has a similar flaky crust that’s rolled out, and it can have a fruity or savory filling, but instead of being placed in a pie dish or tart pan, the edges of the pastry dough are folded up and around the filling, forming a freeform kind-of pie.

After that initial Chocolate Strawberry Galette was such a raging success, I had dreams of a galette that could be dinner – I wanted something savory, full of veggies and cheese. From that, the Spinach Artichoke Galette was made…and subsequently devoured. [Read more…]

Ricotta Heirloom Tomato Tart (Gluten Free)

This Ricotta Heirloom Tomato Tart has a gluten-free cornmeal crust and basil ricotta filling, topped with beautiful heirloom tomatoes! This simple tart makes a wonderful appetizer, lunch, or dinner.

This Ricotta Heirloom Tomato Tart has a gluten-free cornmeal crust and basil ricotta filling, topped with beautiful heirloom tomatoes! This simple tart makes a wonderful appetizer, lunch, or dinner.Okay as promised, before we get to talking about this swoon-worthy ricotta heirloom tomato tart, I’m going to finish telling you about my Eurotrip! We left off leaving Malta, heading off the Italy…

Sicily was the first stop in Italy, and we ventured from port to Taormina, a precious Italian town perched in the hills overlooking the ocean. We explored the town, wandering through the pedestrian-only streets and window shopping, before having a delicious pizza lunch and gelato (when in Italy, right?) and heading back to the boat. [Read more…]

Cheesy Tomato Basil Rolls

These Cheesy Tomato Basil Rolls are packed full of tomato flavor and fresh basil with gooey mozzarella cheese melting out of the middle and a Parmesan crust on top! These are the perfect snack or soup accompaniment.

These Cheesy Tomato Basil Rolls are packed full of tomato flavor and fresh basil with gooey mozzarella cheese melting out of the middle and a Parmesan crust on top! These are the perfect snack or soup accompaniment.I’m not a procrastinator. Okay, that’s not true – I procrastinate a little bit, as does everyone, but generally, I’m definitely the kind of girl who gets it done ahead of time. Yet, somehow, I’m sitting here at 8:08 AM, writing a post that was supposed to have gone out at 8. Behind this on my desk top is a cover letter I’m in the middle of writing, a (thankfully) finished case analysis for class today, and a five page draft of a memoir that’s due in one hour and is definitely supposed to be seven pages.

Normally, I would be majorly beating myself about it, filled with anxiety about the standards I’m not meeting. In reality, the “standards” are just really ones I’ve set for myself – and I do think that it is important to set high standards for yourself. For me at least, that’s how I get places. Set a goal, reach it, set another. I’m the same way with my tasks everyday. Sometimes though, like this week, things are just a little too hectic and filled for me to get my hands on everything that needs to get done. Things slip through, panic ensues, and I always get it done before the world comes crashing down. [Read more…]

Pepperoni Pizza Pull Apart Bread

This Pepperoni Pizza Pull Apart Bread features soft layers of homemade bread loaded with tomato sauce, cheese, and pepperoni for an appetizer that’s sure to be a fan favorite.

This Pepperoni Pizza Pull Apart Bread features soft layers of homemade bread loaded with tomato sauce, cheese, and pepperoni for an appetizer that's sure to be a fan favorite.A certain big game is coming up in just three short weeks for us American football fans. A game that celebrates American spirit, enthusiasm for whatever team you call your own, and the opportunity to be with friends, drink beer, and eat excessive amounts of great food.

While my team is officially out of the race to the Superbowl (c’mon Chargers, step it up this year!), I’m still majorly in it for the food. The best kind of Superbowl food is the kind that’s shareable, delicious, and typically covered with too much cheese. This Pepperoni Pizza Pull Apart Bread totally fits all of those criteria. [Read more…]

Bacon, Tomato, & Roasted Garlic Grilled Cheese

This Bacon, Tomato & Roasted Garlic Grilled Cheese is most delicious grilled cheese I’ve ever had! The roasted garlic takes it over the edge.

So, I didn’t tell you guys about this, but I was in Seattle last weekend! I was there visiting the University of Puget Sound, one of the colleges I’m trying to decide between, but besides the day we visited UPS, my dad and I spent the whole weekend exploring Seattle, and most importantly, tasting all the amazing food that city has to offer!

Since I was in Seattle last year, Pike’s Place Market has been one of my absolute favorite places. I love the hustle and bustle of the vendors yelling and the people pushing through to buy seafood that was in the water that morning. The artisan quality of all the products being sold there is indescribable, and I’ve never experienced a place quite like it. No doubt did I have some of the best meals I have ever had.

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