Gorgonzola Butter

Gorgonzola ButterThere are not many things I love more than cheese. Sure I love my family, my friends, my pets and my boyfriend. But then in a very close fifth place, there’s cheese.

I want to put cheese on everything. There are so many different kinds, and each one complements different dishes perfectly.

One of my all-time favorite cheeses though, is Gorgonzola. I could seriously eat Gorgonzola with a spoon, every single day. I hear that’s frowned upon though, so I’ve resorted to sneaking it into some foods.

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Melon, Prosciutto, Arugula & Honey Bites

Melon prosciutto bitesIt’s summer! yayayayay! I’m a summer girl through and through, so now that it’s summer I’m elated. Although, allergies seem to be particularly bad this year, so that’s an uphill battle for me right now. But as soon as those subside, it’s full speed ahead to summertime glee.

These little bites of joy really help with that summertime happiness! There’s something about melon and prosciutto that just makes my taste buds smile. But I decided to take one of my favorite, refreshing appetizers and step it up a notch by adding arugula and honey to the mix.

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Apple, Brie & Mango Turkey Sandwiches

Apple, Brie and Mango Turkey Sandwiches

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Raspberry Crostini with Ricotta, Honey & Walnut


raspberry crostini

Hi all, Cat from The Rustic Willow here again! I hope everyone is having a delightful spring. If your weather has been anything like Colorado’s then you’re probably experiencing sunny, 70-degree weather one day, and snow the next. My body, my lawn, and my car are so confused! Once we all start adjusting to the warmer weather, the snow swoops in and ruins our hopes and dreams.

Although I have mixed feelings about the weather of Colorado, I definitely don’t have mixed feelings about this recipe I whipped up to show you all. I’m always looking for simple breakfast ideas that stray away from the normal bacon & eggs breakfast. And this breakfast blew my socks off.

There’s nothing I love more than bread. Seriously–I think bread in everything is just phenomenal. So, having this lightly toasted bread was good enough for me. And then I topped it with creamy ricotta cheese, fresh raspberries and crushed walnuts. To finish it off I drizzled honey over everything.

The creaminess of the ricotta mixed with the sweetness of the raspberries, the crunch of the walnuts, and the deliciousness of the honey was so refreshing and scrumptious.

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