Kale Pesto Ricotta Crostini

Kale pesto, made with fresh mint and toasted walnuts, and ricotta are the perfect topping for crostini – it makes a quick, easy, and delicious appetizer!

Kale Pesto Ricotta Crostini | ChezCateyLou.com

Now that spring is here and there is actually daylight after work, we love spending time on the rooftop of our building. There is something so relaxing about looking out over the hustle and bustle of the city, but being so far above it. And of course a nice glass of wine helps with the relaxation and enjoyment! Nothing beats enjoying a crisp glass of white wine on a warm evening looking out over NYC, especially when that wine is a Spanish one from Ribera y Rueda.

Having a delicious appetizer to enjoy with the wine is a necessity. I love easy appetizer recipes that taste amazing and look pretty – to me that is the best way to entertain! These Crostini topped with Kale Pesto and Ricotta fit the bill – they are delicious and are so simple to prepare.
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Chocolate Caramel Oatmeal Bars

Salted caramel and chocolate chips top a buttery oatmeal cookie crust and a crumble topping is the finishing touch – these easy oatmeal bars are so good!
Chocolate Caramel Oatmeal Bars | ChezCateyLou.com

Can you handle the ooey-gooeyness of these chocolate caramel oatmeal bars?? I really can’t – I want to eat that entire stack right now! And if you cheat and use store-bought caramel, these bars are so simple to make. And yes, I did cheat…I know that I’m a food blogger and should be making everything from scratch, but you can get such delicious caramel sauce in jars that I figured I would take a shortcut. And you really can’t tell a difference – these are delicious!!

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Grilled Cheese with Tomato and Bacon

My ultimate grilled cheese is a Grilled Cheese with Tomato and Bacon on brioche bread, using a blend of two cheeses. Easy and delicious comfort food!

Grilled Cheese with Tomato and Bacon on Brioche Bread | ChezCateyLou.com
Today is National Grilled Cheese Day! This is a holiday I did not know existed until I started food blogging. How did I live my life before without celebrating these food holidays? I’m not sure, but I’m making up for lost time now by bringing you my version of the Ultimate Grilled Cheese….with tomato and bacon on brioche bread, made with two different types of Kerrygold cheeses!

My favorite type of grilled cheese has always been with tomato and bacon. There is something about that combo that is just so amazing. And the best bread for this sandwich is a nice buttery brioche. It really takes it to the next level!

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Cheesy Irish Soda Bread

Dubliner and cheddar cheeses are mixed into a traditional Irish soda bread recipe to make Cheesy Irish Soda Bread. So simple to make and tastes amazing!

Cheesy Irish Soda Bread made with Kerrygold Dubliner Cheese | ChezCateyLou.com

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Is everyone wearing their green today? I have on a green cardigan :) And I have a delicious Irish recipe to share with you – Cheesy Irish Soda Bread! I took a traditional Irish Soda Bread recipe and stuffed it full of Kerrygold Dubliner cheese, and  then topped it with some cheddar because you can never have too much cheese!  This bread is so easy to make and tastes absolutely amazing.  The smell in your kitchen while this is baking is unreal!

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Graham Cracker Toffee

Graham Cracker Toffee is one of the easiest desserts ever and is so delicious! There is a reason it is also called Christmas Crack – it is addicting!

Graham Cracker Toffee aka Christmas Crack | ChezCateyLou.com

Happy St. Nick’s Day! I made you some Graham Cracker Toffee to celebrate! I’m sure a lot of you have never heard of this holiday, and are probably wondering why I have graham cracker toffee in a shoe…

St. Nick’s Day is the feast day of St. Nicholas, and is celebrated by leaving a shoe outside your bedroom door the night of Dec. 5. St. Nick comes in the night and fills your shoe with sweet treats! This holiday is celebrated in many European countries, and in the US it is celebrated in cities with a strong German influence – like St. Louis! Growing up we always celebrated St. Nick’s Day at school and at home.

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