When summer rolls around, and the supermarkets are full of gorgeous summer fruits, I buy them all! I recently got into making crostatas at home, and there is no better way to use up some of that summer fruit that in this quick and delicious apricot pear crostata. A crostata is basically a free form Italian pie, similar to a Galette. What I love about crostatas is that they let the fruit shine. The fruit is lightly sweetened and flavored and encased in a flaky pastry.
...We were aimlessly walking around until I came across an empty restaurant with a barely visible menu plastered outside. I squinted through the snow (yes it had started snowing at that point) and saw they had pizza and pasta, and that was enough for me. We walked in on that cold winter afternoon, and we never looked back. It became our little haven, our happy place, and boy do I miss going there ever since Covid hit. Everything on their menu is "chef's kiss" but my favorite is their shrimp linguine. I've been missing it so much that I decided to recreate it at home, and it turned out pretty darn amazing...
These cheesy garlic breadsticks are so easy to make and they taste great. Once you make these at home, you won't be ordering those greasy and over baked breadsticks you get at your neighborhood pizza joint. It's as simple as rolling out the dough and adding some basic pantry seasonings. You won't believe the flavors you get with such simple ingredients.
I've loved these little bundles of cheese for as long as I can remember. My mom used to make a huge pyrex dish of them, so it would last two days, and I would keep sneaking into the kitchen and scarf one down while no one was watching until I'd made a huge dent, after which I would run upstairs and pretend to sleep so I wouldn't be caught!