Test Kitchen #95 ~ Keep It Simple

I like pretty food.

I like pretty food that taste good.

I especially like pretty food that taste good and is simple to whip up.
When we were in Lakeland Rob and I had dinner with the pastor’s family and a few church members. The company was entertaining and conversation flowed easily. The food was really yummy but this simple little appetizer she served us was so delicious I knew I would be making it and sharing the goodness on here.
The flavors are so good together and it could not be any easier to put together and it’s also very pleasing to the eye. 
What you’ll need:
goat cheese
fresh rosemary, chopped
wheat thins
What you’ll do:
Place the goat cheese on your serving plate. 
With a spoon soften and basically mess the shape up a little.
Sprinkle with walnuts and rosemary.
Drizzle with honey.
Set it beside a bunch of those wheat thins and step back out of the way because people are going to want to eat it up!

Pinterest Test Kitchen #30 ~ Tortellini Skewers

Sometimes recipes can be complicated, either requiring many ingredients or steps. Other times, however, it’s so simple that the recipe is nothing more than a single picture. There should be room for both in your cookbook or recipe box but man, do I love an easy and tasty throw together recipe.

We have people over a lot and food is a central theme to our gatherings. Usually everyone brings something so it’s not like the burden to feed everyone falls just on our family. This is nice because it means I have the chance to experiment and use our friends as guinea pigs try new things.

Saturday was just such an occasion. We made ham and cheese sliders and a yummy dessert that I’ll share with you next week. Today, though, I am going to share one of those so-simple-all-you-need-to-see-is-the picture recipes.

 Pasta Salad Skewers
What you’ll need:
one package tortellini, prepared according to package directions and cooled
fresh spinach
grape tomatoes
bell peppers, chopped 
skewers (we used the minis)
What you’ll do:
Assemble by placing one of each ingredient on the skewer. 
Chill until ready to serve.

Like I said, we used the little mini skewers and they looked really pretty. It’s a simple but fancy looking appetizer with a nice flavor. You could also add a pesto dipping sauce too.