Mother’s Day Appetizer Suggestion: Arancini ~Recipes by Chefkreso

Even though it’s been a few days since I came back home from the seaside it’s like I’m still there. The perfect blue sky without a cloud in sight, and a golden sun waking me up every morning. Even the wind in the cold streets of Zagreb reminds me of a light salty breeze coming […]…

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Two-Cheese Walnut and Rosemary Shortbread Cookies — More Time at the Table

Whenever I run into savory little cheese cookies someone’s served with a glass of wine, I’m happy indeed. These days, they’re usually they’re made with Parmigiano-Reggiano, but older food memories include homemade crispy little cheddar crackers that were just as good with beer as with wine. Back in the day, these were called “Cheese Pennies” […]…

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Crispy Cheesy Pepper Bacon Bites; An Irresistible Thanksgiving Tapas Treat!

These flavorful little gems are easy to put together well in advance so you have extra time primping for your get-together. They go directly from the freezer to the oven and if you’re lucky enough (they’re irresistible and guests love to snatch them up), right to your entertaining table. They combine three of the most…

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Ultimate Latkes: The Perfect Potato Side Dish

In the early 90’s, I was fortunate enough to live in the Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh.  There I encountered many wonderful Jewish families and their incredible, authentic beliefs and recipes. One story that still resonates with me today was offered to me by a kind, yet strong elderly woman named Mrs. Weinstein. She claimed…

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Crispy Cheesy Pepper Bacon Bites–An Irresistible Tapas Treat!

These flavorful little gems are easy to put together well in advance so you have extra time primping for your get-together. They go directly from the freezer to the oven and if you’re lucky enough (they’re irresistible and guests love to snatch them up), right to your entertaining table. They combine three of the most…

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