martinis with blue cheese stuffed olives.

okay, one more recipe from my dinner party ~ these were such a hit. by now, people who like cocktails all know about martinis with blue cheese stuffed olives, right?  and i’ve made them at home before.  but not THIS GOOD. here’s the trick:  go to costco and get the green, already-pitted CASTELVETRANO OLIVES.  they come in super large jars, and aren’t very expensive at … Continue reading martinis with blue cheese stuffed olives.

spanish tapas 101: mozzarella grape salad.

i’m pretty sure my husband fell in love with me the night i made him tapas from my “el farol” cookbook, which continues to be a staple in my kitchen.  years later, i get the book out and try new recipes, only to be even more amazed each time. we both decided this simple salad should be a permanent item in our fridge, so the … Continue reading spanish tapas 101: mozzarella grape salad.