Recipes

Summer Cherry Crisp [Gluten Free]

Summer Cherry Crisp [Gluten Free]

I had a bag of cherries in the fridge that I had forgotten all about. They were just starting to get soft and wrinkly. My kids will only eat cherries when they are hard and crisp, so these were heading straight to the compost if…

Cast Iron Turkey Meatballs [Gluten Free] with Lemon-Dill Aioli

Cast Iron Turkey Meatballs [Gluten Free] with Lemon-Dill Aioli

These tasty, baked meatballs make the perfect weeknight dinner or can be served cocktail-size as an appetizer. My family goes crazy for them; I make them once a week! For a fun appetizer idea, make mini meatballs and once baked, thread them onto bamboo skewers…

Grilled Pulpo (Octopus)

Grilled Pulpo (Octopus)

Our family absolutely loves grilled octopus. Octopus is not a cheap dish to make as its considered a delicacy; and if it turns out chewy or rubbery, it’s a big letdown, especially if you’re serving it to guests. It can be intimidating to work with,…

Roasted Vegetables with Goat Cheese & Dill

Roasted Vegetables with Goat Cheese & Dill

Roasted veggies can be enjoyed in so many ways, from a simple but delicious side dish to a main course served over pasta or rice. When zucchini and tomatoes are at their peak during the summer months, there is nothing better than roasting a big…

Grilled Peaches with Baked Crumble Topping {Gluten Free}

Grilled Peaches with Baked Crumble Topping {Gluten Free}

Grilling fruit during the summer not only intensifies their sweetness with a slightly smoky flavor, but also amps up your dessert game big time because, let’s face it… grill marks on fruit is impressive! In this recipe, I paired sweet grilled peaches with an easy…

Cannellini Bean & Sundried Tomato Dip

Cannellini Bean & Sundried Tomato Dip

Summer entertaining is all about pulling together dishes that use fresh, seasonal ingredients with ease — and minimal time in front of the stove! No-cook recipes like this creamy dip can be made ahead in the food processor and kept in the refrigerator for up…

Potato & Egg Salad with Fresh Herbs

Potato & Egg Salad with Fresh Herbs

When it comes to summer recipes, here are a few things to consider: ~ Can it be made ahead? ~ Can it be served cold or at room temperature? ~ Can it be packed in a container and enjoyed while sitting on a blanket in…

10-Minute Mediterranean Shrimp

10-Minute Mediterranean Shrimp

Shrimp is a go-to for me all year long, but I especially love it during the summer because it cooks so quickly, and less time at the stove means more quality time outside enjoying the warm weather. I prefer to use wild caught fish and…

Creamsicle Cocktail

Creamsicle Cocktail

During this period of quarantine/shelter-in-place, I’ve had more time than usual (as many of us have) to organize the contents of my cabinets and refrigerator (hint, hint: all of those expired spices in the far back of the pantry and half eaten jars of pickles…

All New Spring-Summer Catering Menu!

All New Spring-Summer Catering Menu!

I’m excited to share my all new Gluten Free catering-family meals menu for the Spring-Summer 2020 season! For inquiries or to place an order, please email thecraftyhostess@gmail.com.     Spring/Summer 2020 Catering Menu (as of May 15, 2020*)  Prices are for Half-Size Catering Trays   …