Dinner Party

Entertaining Essentials: Summer Veggie & Salami Pasta Salad with Yogurt, Cashew, and Herb Dressing

Summer cooking should be bright and full of the freshest produce. This pasta salad has an Italian spin with a tangy cashew pesto vinaigrette and chunks of high quality Salami. The vinaigrette is made with Greek yogurt which gives a lighter taste than a cheese based pesto. I love finding new ways to incorporate raw nuts into dressings and sauces, adding depth of flavor, a smoother, more decadent consistency, plus extra protein. Packed atop a bed of greens, this is one of the prettiest, most brightly colored platters you’ll put on the table, which is exactly why I pair it with a bouquet of summer’s best friend, the sunflower.

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Summer Veggie & Salami Pasta Salad with Yogurt, Cashew, and Herb Dressing

Summer cooking should be bright and full of the freshest produce. This pasta salad has an Italian spin with Salami and a pesto type vinaigrette, without the heaviness of cheese. I love finding new ways to incorporate raw nuts into my dressings and sauces, adding depth of flavor, a smoother, more decadent consistency and of course some protein. Packed atop a bed of greens, this is one of the prettiest, most brightly colored platters you’ll put on the table, which is exactly why you should pair it with a bouquet of sunflowers.

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Entertaining Essentials: Veal Scaloppine Summer Salad Topped with Corn, Leek, and Asparagus Sauté

My easy to make, crispy light veal scaloppine served over this main dish dinner salad is going to be your new go to for all warm weather, summer entertaining. I promise you’ll impress your pals at the next alfresco dinner party or casual date night with these bright colors, bursts of citrus, and simple farm fresh ingredients that combine to make, if I may say so myself, summer salad perfection.

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Veal Scaloppine Summer Salad Topped with Corn, Leek, and Asparagus Sauté

My easy to make, crispy light veal scaloppine served over this main dish dinner salad is going to be your new go to for all warm weather, summer entertaining. I promise you’ll impress your pals at the next alfresco dinner party or casual date night with these bright colors, bursts of citrus, and simple farm fresh ingredients that combine to make, if I may say so myself, summer salad perfection.

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Lemon Baked Chicken Paillard Over Citrus Ramp and Veggie Angel Hair Pasta

Our baked to crispy perfection chicken paillard dish is paired with a lemon packed ramp angel hair pasta dish that is light, crisp, and totally satisfying in those warmer months of alfresco dining. Inspired by almost every culinary moment I had out in Capri, where every chef has a lemony-white wine pasta dish that is so simple yet delicious that it blows your mind.

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Rainbow Bright Mini Funfetti Cookie Cups

When we go boxed (as in boxed desserts), we like to go Funfetti. It’s foolproof, makes everyone happy, and is totally Instagrammable. These mini cookie cups transform the Funfetti experience into an unbeatably soft, delicious bite of colorful goodness. Perfect for a bachelor party, bridal shower, baby shower, or just good old dessert after dinner.

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Glazed Rosy Pink Funfetti Donuts

Donuts make us all warm and fuzzy inside, and like we’re revisiting childhood. Lucky for our inner kid, donuts are having a moment right now, and there is no shame in serving them in any situation. Brunch, baby shower, or just #treatyourself Sunday, our Funfetti rosy glazed donuts will not disappoint, whether you’re a kid, an adult, or sort of both.

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