grilled peaches with burrata and prosciutto

Grilled Peaches with Burrata and Prosciutto

Are you looking for something different to serve at your next barbecue? Why not grill peaches alongside the burgers and steaks to serve as an appetizer, side dish, or salad.

Peaches on the grill are delicious; their natural sugars caramelize and their flavor becomes more concentrated and slightly smoky.

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burrata with roasted vine-ripened tomatoes and pesto

Tomatobasil, and mozzarella is a classic combination that’s perfect for summer, when tomatoes and basil are at their peak.  This quick and easy appetizer is extra special when you use fresh burrata*, a fresh Italian cheese made by stuffing mozzarella with a mixture of more mozzarella and cream.  On the outside, the burrata looks like mozzarella, but on the inside it is oozing with soft creamy goodness.  It has a clean, milky taste that goes well with sweet roasted vine-ripened tomatoes and the slight saltiness of the basil pesto. Continue reading

Thin Crust Pizzas

It has now been several Sundays in a row that Chris and I have stayed home and cooked all day.  Yesterday was no exception.  After our visits to Sprouts, Smart and Final and Ralphs for all the necessary ingredients, we were delighted to spend the rest of the day in the kitchen.  Between the two of us, we made ice cream, simmered pork for ramen, and pickled some eggs à la Joe Jost.  We also made marinara sauce and pizza dough for two pizzas – one with pesto sauce and the other with the marinara.  While waiting for the pizza dough to rise, Chris managed to make a piña colada for me and a margarita for himself.

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