I wanted to make this dessert this weekend, so I did! They turned out great, and it's really easy. Hollow out peach halves, and fill them with ground biscotti (they use amaretto macarons but the biscotti was more readily available) and a bit of amaretto blended together. Note that they say to grind the cookie using a mortar and pestle (which as a chemistry teacher I own more for geeky science decor's sake), but found it easier to just bundle the cookies in a towel, place on a cutting board, and smash to pieces with a hammer - also very therapeutic! Bake for about 25 minutes at 325 F or until the tops of the peaches are golden. Top with whipped cream (they used sour cream) and garnish with cocoa powder. Nice summer treat! It was delicious, but don't use too much amaretto as I did...you'll feel a bit tipsy if you added the leftover unbaked cookie mush to the surrounding treat.
For Joni's shower I wanted to make a bite-size version of a caprese salad. I found the Caprese Pop on PInterest, and thought it was a bit too complicated (there's an actual mix of things within the pop). Instead I used toothpicks and skewered a piece of basil between a grape tomato and boccacini. Matt's mom has a great balsamic glaze, so I added that too. A week later, I saw a post for pretty much the exact version of it that I had made the week before - weird! They went really fast and were a big hit.
Do you see a theme? I was missing Italy I guess and had a craving for pesto, so grilled panini with tomato, mozzarella, pesto and chicken it was!
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