For a fun spin on a typical BBQ night, grilled pizza is a fun and delicious idea, for your family or for a creativeÂ night in with friends. Put outÂ a topping bar and let everyone create their own custom pie — guaranteed belly happiness. We did this a few years ago at my husbandâ€™s parents house with their friends and have been meaning to replicate here. Lucky for all of us, TAGGâ€™s food contributor Libby beat me to it, snapping theseÂ gorgeous shots along the way. Keep reading for a step-by-step photo tutorial how to make your pizza on your grill, and warning: donâ€™t read while hungry.
Baked brie is one of my favorite dishes; itâ€™s my go-to crowdÂ pleasureâ€¦ itâ€™s always inhaled! Â I mean, how can warm, meltingÂ cheese not be insanelyÂ delicious? Check out Libbyâ€™s summery take here made withÂ filo dough — hello there flaky pastry! — thatâ€™s an update to the more traditional iterationÂ with preserves & nuts like I sharedÂ a few years back (ignore the pics!). Libbyâ€™s is so perfect for your next girls brunch or casual dinnerÂ party. Enjoy!Â Â — Alyson
Everyone has that one recipe that always comes out at almost every party. It should be ridiculously easy, require almost no special ingredients and be made so often itâ€™s commited to memory. I have two â€“ a very easy artichoke-cheese dip and baked brie.
In the winter, I top the Brie with jam and nuts. But during the summer, I slip out to my overgrown swamp that I fondly refer to as my garden and snip off a few bunches of rosemary, and then douseÂ the round of cheese in high-quality extra virgin olive oil and wrap it in filo sheets. It bakes for about 20-30 minutes and voila. Messy, creamy, cheesy delicious and the easiest going guest at any party.
We love bananas. Well I should say, we really like bananas. If we loved them I suppose we wouldnâ€™t always wind up with an extra stash of extra ripes each week. Â When motivated I make banana bread and Iâ€™ve been dying to make banana ‘ice cream‘ in our Vitamix, but more often than not, Iâ€™m embarrassed to say they wind up in the trash. Awful. Theyâ€™re such a great, filling, portable and inexpensive fruit and snack that if you donâ€™t finish your supply, take advantage of one of these great recipes to get great use. So many integrate banana to create healthy yet indulgent versions of old favorites, and others just enhance an already good recipe. Bookmark or pin to use these next time youâ€™re standing in your kitchen staring at those not-so-yellow bananas!
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