Easy Herb Bread
1 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoons minced garlic
1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
1 cup sliced black olives
1 tablespoon cornmeal
Roll out pizza dough as if making a pizza. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with minced garlic. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle with herbs. Sprinkle with black olives. Roll up jelly-roll fashion. Place on greased cookie sheet which as been sprayed with cooking spray and sprinkled with cornmeal. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 to 45 minutes, or until golden brown. Slice and serve hot. Makes 1 loaf.
Marinated Mozzarella Cubes
This recipe takes cheese and snacking to a whole new level. I have made this numerous times and each time it has had rave reviews. Great for summer parties and events. Did I also mention that it was the bomb at Herb Day!
1 lb mozzarella cheese, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 jar (7oz) roasted red peppers, drained and cut into bite-size pieces
6 fresh thyme sprigs
2 garlic cloves, minced
1-1/4 cups olive oil
2 Tbsps minced fresh rosemary
2 tsps Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
Bread or crackers
1. In a quart jar with a tight-fitting lid, layer a third of the cheese, peppers, thyme and
garlic. Repeat layers twice.
2. In a small bowl, whisk the oil rosemary, Italian seasoning and pepper flakes. Pour into
jar; seal and turn upside down. Refrigerate overnight, turning several times. Serve
with bread or crackers. Yield: 4 cups.
1 serving without bread or crackers
Herb Infused Sweets for your Sweetie!
Valentines Day is a week away. Recently, I came across this unique candy recipe with rosemary. This herb-infused brittle might be one way to sweeten my sweetie for this romantic day! Enjoy! Denise
Walnut Rosemary Brittle with Sea Salt
1 cup of sugar
1/3 cup of water
pinch of cream of tartar
1 cup of walnut halves
2/4 teaspoon of dried rosemary
Sea Salt Crystals
1. In a medium pot, combine sugar, water and cream of tartar. Stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Cover the pot and let it boil approximately 5 minutes undisturbed. Remove lid and examine color of the molten sugar. When the mixture turns amber, quickly add walnuts and rosemary, gently stirring to incorporate.
2. Pour brittle onto a silicone baking sheet (Silpat) or buttered cookie sheet. Spread candy thin with a buttered spatula to achieve glass-like texture. Top with a light sprinkle of sea salt crystals while candy is still warm.
***Remember it is OK to enjoy specials treats from time to time, just do so in moderation!