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Antipasto Platters Made Easy


Antipasto Platters

Antipasto Platters (2)

Antipasto Platters (3)

Whenever I’m doing an antipasto platter, buy the best ingredients I can find,  I like to  assemble them and dress a few of them. For example; the Bocconcini (mini mozzarella balls) I like to add flavorings, the artichokes can be tossed with strips of roasted red peppers, and the cantaloupe and bread sticks, wrap with some delicious meats. Keeping the same items together gives a more uniform look to the platter. I also always try to utilize herbs from my garden. Here I’m using fresh basil as a garnish for the platters.

Dress the grape tomatoes with E.V.O.O. and a sprinkle of Kosher salt.

What’s great is that all the ingredients are store bought so it makes these platters fast and easy to put together. For the seasoned Bocconcini, the recipe is really simple. These platters required for me to double the recipe below.

Marinate For Bocconcini:
1-8 ounce package of mini Bocconcini
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
Pinch of Kosher salt
Pinch of freshly cracked black pepper
1/4 cup of E.V.O.O.

Directions:
Separate all the mini mozzarella balls and place them into a small bowl along with the rest of the ingredients. Using a spoon, gently mix together.

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Copper Chef


Let's DishThis pan is so

cool!

Copper Chef

I saw the advertisement for this pan and I fell in love.  What really attracted me to it was the fact it needed no oil at all for sauteing, WOW!  The other perks were the glass tempered lid, deep fryer attachment and the steamer plate. Seriously, you can cook pretty much anything in this pan with its high sides and transfer to the oven due to the metal handle. Nothing sticks due to its construction of the pan.

I’m going to be testing out of few of my recipe in the pan using no oil to see how it works. Watch for that to show up where I print the ingredients for my recipes. I will post the amount of oil you’ll need if using traditional saute pans or sauce pots.

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Sharetheexceptional.com- Coeur a la Creme!


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Photo May 27, 3 51 46 PMThermador are one of the great makers of kitchen appliances. They are always showcased in a subscription I receive called,  Traditional Home. Inside the magazine was an article, Moments Worth Sharing.

Live, Cook, Share,  was printed along with this website, sharetheexceptional.com.  I went to the site and it asked, “to upload a photo or share your story and you could be featured in our next campaign.”

I found a favorite photo of my Coeur a la Creme With A Fresh Blueberry Sauce garnished with a sprig of mint.  French style cheese cake is how I describe this dessert.  It’s like a taste of heaven with its light and creamy texture. Family and friends are always astonished by its beauty and elegance.

I went to the site and uploaded the picture. Today I received an e-mail from sharetheexceptional.com. The picture of my Coeur a la Creme above was featured on their site. What a great feeling!!!

From what I understand, my photo has been picked among others to be posted in their gallery. Next, I believe, will be the one or ones that will be in an article. My fingers are crossed!

 

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A beautiful Theme


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Two very special people, Ashley and Stephen Sargent,  came into my life a few years ago and I’m so glad they did. They bring a ray of sunshine to any work day and are such a joy to talk to and be around. Ashley and Stephen represent what true love looks like.  Having a Wedding Planning business is the perfect way for them to share their passion for celebrating love.  I mean, I’m reading their bio’s, one of the things they love is eating breakfast at Christo’s Cafe. As ya’ll know, I do occasionally blog about my life, so I thought I’d share this part with you.

They are the husband and wife duo. Wedding Planners at A Beautiful Theme.  Ashley,  the lead and creative director. Her husband Stephen, the amazing floral designer, along with their dynamic team who deliver the best Wedding Event services in the heart of Central Florida.  Let me show you a quick peek at some of their work.

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You can visit their web site at http://www.abeautifultheme.com  on Instagram at abeautifultheme, or on Facebook at A Beautiful Theme.

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