Sunday, February 26, 2012

Prosciutto Cups with Beet Goat Cheese

how pretty are these!?
For Valentines Day I made asparagus bundles wrapped with prosciutto and I had some leftover prosciutto. I didn't want to waste it (because it's fairly expensive and super delicious!) so I wanted to make a snack with the leftovers. I also had some goat cheese and a can of sliced beets from a salad that I never quite made. I combined them into a creamy, sweet, and salty bite size snack that were also really attractive.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Heart-Shaped Tomato Tarts

Ok, I'm making a commitment. From now on I will be more organized with upcoming holidays so that I post the holiday snack the week before the holiday occurs instead of after it's over.

Except for today which is heart-themed for valentines! I actually like Valentines Day, and did even when I didn't have a significant other to celebrate it with. I love corny valentine cards(especially if they're pun-ny) and the excuse to make things heart-shaped.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Super Bowl! Corn Dog Muffins and Buffalo Chicken Poppers

The super bowl is well... the super bowl of snack days. We had a nice group over to our place to watch the game and I decided to do a little tablescaping as well since it was a party. Some of the snacks are blog favorites (beer bread and beer cheese). Others are self explanatory (nachos).

the table! pictures are not going to be great this time, people wanted to eat!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Pull Apart Pizza Bread

Alright, so we've finally moved so that I'm posting these on Sunday. Obviously today is Super Bowl Sunday! Which is exciting and full of multiple snacks right? Right. But you're going to have to wait til next week to see my delightful set up (so maybe you can use it next year?)

To be fair, this recipe would be an awesome last-minute snack for the big game as well. It's an assembly snack more than an actual cooking snack. Sometimes that's exactly what you need!

Pull Apart Pizza Bread


1 round loaf of sourdough (unsliced)
4 oz of mozzarella cheese (more if you want it really cheesy)
15 turkey pepperoni slices (regular pepperoni is too greasy and turkey has the same flavor)
sliced black olives (I used like 1/8 cup)
4 Tbsp melted butter
1/2 t salt
1t Italian seasoning


Preheat the oven to 350

Using a bread knife (or other serrated knife) cut your sour dough in 1" slices in two directions, never cutting through the bottom of the loaf.

I cut my mozzarella into tiny cubes, but I think in retrospect that shredded cheese would have worked better. So shred you your cheese and carefully push it in between the bread cuts. Cut the pepperoni slices into quarters and push them down on top of the cheese. Repeat with the sliced olives.

In a small bowl, mix together the butter, salt ,and Italian seasoning. Use a pastry brush to brush heavily over the top of the loaf (it's good for it to get down into the crevasses too!).

Wrap the entire loaf in foil and place in the oven for 20 minutes. Remove foil from the top of the loaf and continue to bake for another 15 minutes. Serve warm with marinara for dipping sauce.

With this recipe, I especially liked the bottom crust of the bread. It was really crispy from the butter that dripped down tasted really good. The great thing is that you could easily customize this with different types of cheese, meats, dipping sauces etc. I think a buffalo chicken version with blue cheese sauce would be super tasty!