Nutella Berry Crostini

Grilled Crostini slathered with Chocolate Hazelnut Spread and topped with summer’s finest Berries.

Nutella Berry Crostini

Today we’re mixing appetizer with dessert. Not sure why in the world it took me this long to figure out how to have dessert first and have it not be frowned upon. When you present these pretty crostini to your dinner guests, nobody will even think to question that they’re indulging in chocolate, lovely carbs and juicy fruit before the actual dinner has started. This appetizer is an excellent way to kick off any get together. The lovely presentation, with a bite that will please everyone, will set the mood for a fabulous time.

Nutella Berry Crostini

And you really can’t beat a quick and easy assembly no matter how many people you’re expecting. Whether you’re looking to feed just a few people or a good-sized crowd, these crostini are your best bet. A few ingredients and a couple of minutes of your time will result in one stunning & incredibly delicious appetizer. [Read more…]

Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks

 Low-carb breadsticks made with a cauliflower crust that tastes just like the real deal. Plus, they are easier to make than regular homemade breadsticks.

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Few things get me as excited as Pizza Night. Not only do I love eating pizza, but I enjoy the whole process of making it as well. While I have yet to master the throw-your-pizza-up-in-the-air-and-catch-it technique, I am pretty sure I’ve figured out how to make homemade pizza just the way we like it. We are traditionalists when it comes to pizza. A simple pepperoni or Hawaiian pizza made with a thin crust has our names written all over it.

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And my Type A personality loves being in control of all aspects of the pizza-making process as well. While my hubby’s side of the pizza usually has just a couple of pieces of shredded cheese because of his lactose sensitivity, mine is loaded with the good stuff. Lots and lots of stringy and melted deliciousness. [Read more…]

Skinny Mozzarella Sticks

I am not a huge fan of fried things. Never really have been. I make exceptions for scrumptious desserts, but even then I like to go with a shallow fry, like extremely shallow. It’s not just the calories that are less than appealing, but the greasy texture and oily film coupled with the heaviness of such foods are a big turnoff. And don’t even get me started on the mess. The splatters, smell, and cleanup are a neat freaks’ worst enemy. Yep, I better admit it now. I clean up as I go through my kitchen adventures, own an extremely organized pantry, and rinse every single dish before it meets the dishwasher. I just can’t help it. So when I came across a recipe for baked mozzarella sticks a few years back, I couldn’t wait but to give it a try.

Skinny Mozzarella Sticks by Deliciously Yum!

*Drool factor. No, serious drool factor. I made these during the lunch hour the other day and couldn’t have been happier about my meal. Warm, melted cheese wrapped in a crispy coating of more cheese and bread crumbs. Dipped in marinara sauce. To say I was a happy camper would be an understatement.

Skinny Mozzarella Sticks get the recipe at deliciouslyyum.com

Finger Foods are ruling my world lately and I have nothing negative to say about that. I guess super bowl fever has caught me a few weeks early, but hey, I ain’t complaining. [Read more…]