The Ultimate Italian Dinner…Part 1 {Appetizers}

Written by Lyndi. Posted in Recipes

I am divulging a few of my secret recipes...These are the most delicious appetizers and anytime I take them to a party or have people over for dinner, I am asked for the recipe!  If you know me well, you know that I only keep my recipes in my I decided to actually right these down, figure out measurements, and share with you!

 Amazing Bruschetta by Ellie Bean


Even My picky Max will eat this


Amazing Bruschetta by Ellie Bean {8 servings}


6 Roma tomatoes

2 cloves minced garlic

1/4 cup olive oil

1/3 cup chopped fresh basil

1/4 cup balsamic vinager

1/2 tsp salt and pepper

1/2 (1 pound) loaf Italian bread, cut into 1

inch slices

2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese


Preheat oven to broiler setting.

In a medium bowl, combine tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, vinager, basil and salt and pepper. Allow mixture to sit for at least 20 minutes.  (This can be made earlier in the day).

Place bread on a baking sheet, and top with tomato mixture.

Top each slice with mozzarella cheese.

Broil for 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted!  Enjoy!


Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips

IMG_3090IMG_3114Yep, even Lucy ate's a great way to get fruit in your kids bellies!
IMG_3129The final product...YUM!  Completely addicting!

Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips {8-12 servings}


16 oz strawberries

6  kiwis

8 oz blueberries

2 mangos

2 Tbsp Honey

1 lime

8-10 uncooked tortillas

1/2 cup melted butter

3/4 cup cinnamon sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In a large bowl, thoroughly mix kiwis, mangos, blueberries, strawberries, honey, and the juice from one lime. Cover and chill in the refrigerator at least 15 minutes.

Place uncooked tortilla onto cookie sheet, brush a light coat of butter on to the tortilla, then add the cinnamon sugar.  Cut with a pizza cutter into 8 slices…then bake for about 10 minutes.


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