“Stars and Stripes” Dessert … And “Over 21” Independence Day Jello-Shots**
Holidays / Parties / Special Occasions / Writing

“Stars and Stripes” Dessert … And “Over 21” Independence Day Jello-Shots**

Flags, drums, parades, music, celebration in the neighborhoods, the parks, the beaches. Fireworks, picnics, watermelon, silly games and three-legged races, buffets of favorite recipes, families, children, friends,neighbors, a holiday giddy with anticipation and full of freedom. A time to celebrate our independent, free thinking, generous county, full of beauty and bounty, and honor the pursuit … Continue reading

Appetizers and Antipasti / Parties / Salads / Vegetarian / Writing

Ciliegine Tomato Basil Caprese Salad

Ciliegine in Italian means cherry. At the grocers there is a type of mozzarella called Ciliegine; round soft fresh mozzarella balls packed in water or oil, a little larger than cherry tomatoes. Caprese got its name from the Isle of Capri, off the Amalfi Coast and Naples, Italy. The colors of the salad—red-tomatoes, white-mozzarella cheese, … Continue reading