Saturday, December 25, 2010

Happy Holidays!!!

Happy holidays everyone! I hope you are all having an amazing holiday filled with good friends, family, and lots of laughter.

I wanted to share a few pictures of one of our holiday dinner tables that I put together the other day and a few pictures of our adorable Christmas tree.

Also, here is one of my favorite recipes for any dinner party!! It is very festive and so delicious! Here is a picture of them when we had them the other night!

Pea Pesto Crostini



  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen peas, defrosted
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus extra for seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus extra for seasoning
  • 1/3 cup olive oil


  • 8 (1/2-inch thick) slices whole-grain baguette or ciabatta bread, preferably day-old, 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, halved or 1 small tomato, diced


For the pea pesto: Pulse together the peas, garlic, Parmesan, 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper in a food processor. With the machine running, slowly add the olive oil until well combined, about 1 to 2 minutes. Season with additional salt and pepper, if needed. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside.

For the crostini: Preheat a stovetop griddle or grill pan on medium-high heat. Brush both sides of the sliced bread with olive oil and grill until golden, about 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer the bread to a clean surface and spread 1 to 2 tablespoons of the prepared pesto on each slice.

Top with tomato halves and serve.


I will be signing off until January 2nd because I will be spending my holiday playing in the snow in Sun Valley, Idaho! I hope you all have an amazing holiday and a happy new year!

xoxo- Alex

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