Salted Olive Crisps

David Lebovitz' Olive Crisps from ascrumptiouslife.com

Have you read David Lebovitz’s new cookbook “My Paris Kitchen” yet? I’ve been reading it for months now. First I looked through the recipes, adding markers for the recipes I wanted to try. Then I looked through the book for the photos. Finally, I am now reading the book.
This recipe for Salted Olive Crisps is the first recipe I marked. I’m always looking for appetizer/nibble recipes. This “savory biscotti” of sorts incorporates the flavors of France in one bite. I was immediately transported back to Provence. All I need now is a glass of rose!

Fried Green Tomatoes

A fried green tomato with goat cheese and remolade sauce from ascrumptiouslife.com

I had wanted to make this recipe for Fried Green Tomatoes for years.  I finally succeeded a few weeks ago.  As expected, they were delicious.   So I wanted to share it with you, now  that tomatoes are ready at your market.               I first saw this recipe from Charleston […]

Outdoor Concert Menu 2

Bruschetta for Outdoor Concert Dining from ascrumptiouslife.com

Last summer, I posted a two-part series with  tips and tricks of eating at Outdoor Concerts.  Apparently that’s been a dilemma for many of you, because they have become quite popular posts at a scrumptious life.  The first post  focussed on the logistics and ‘equipment’ of dining al fresco.  The second offered menu ideas.   So I […]

Cream Cheese and Fig spread

Cream cheese and fig spread

Last weekend, I received a last-minute invitation to an Easter Potluck.  I decided what I was going to make, put it in the oven and guess what — disaster!!!  Yes I have them too!  I either messed up the temp or the timing…… anyway,  I needed a Plan B, stat! Luckily I always keep cream cheese, […]

Grape Chutney

grape chutney

My mom has been telling me about this recipe for grape chutney for some time now.  Frankly, I wasn’t too sure about it. Well, not any more.  I finally tried it during a recent visit to see her.  Delicious and such a change of pace! I decided to share this chutney recipe now because I think […]

Southwestern Pimento Cheese Dip

Southwestern Pimento Cheese Dip - a zippy take on a southern classic - from a scrumptiouslife.com

Pimento Cheese – a quintessential southern dish.  Traditionally a mix of grated cheddar cheese, pimentos and mayonnaise (Duke’s, if you’re really southern), lately  some people are adding cream cheese to the mix.  So I decided to really play with a classic and add Monterey Jack, cream cheese  AND southwestern spices to create a kicky dip. and yes….it would still be […]

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