Latest recipes

Sensational Summer Hosting

Sensational Summer Hosting


We are searching data for your request:

Forums and discussions:
Manuals and reference books:
Data from registers:
Wait the end of the search in all databases.
Upon completion, a link will appear to access the found materials.

Between the Bread and Cookie Panache's Ricky Eisen has you covered from decor, to sauces, to cocktails, and even fantastic sides for summer!

Here are her tips for summer hosting:

Summer Party Décor
• What to choose for your centerpieces: Fresh flowers as centerpieces are a simple way to make your space feel special and inviting for guests. Better yet, choose what’s in season! July is a great time for calla lilies, gerbera daisies, hydrangeas, and roses.

• How to furnish your event: Rather than change all of your furniture for one event, purchase some affordable, brightly colored throw pillows that match your theme. They look great on couches and armchairs, and large pillows can also double as floor seating.

Healthy Summer Cocktail Recipes

Cherry Mojito — This light, refreshing cocktail is perfect to help beat the summer heat. The mint and lime keep it flavorful, while still being light on the calories.

Ingredients:
• Sweet cherries, pitted
• Mint
• Lime juice
• Light rum
• Club soda
• Grenadine (optional)

Recipe:
• Muddle together cherries, mint, and lime juice
• Add ice, and 2 ounces light rum
• Shake together and top with club soda or sparkling water

For something a little sweeter, add a splash of grenadine when you muddle the cherries.

Cucumber Basil Martini — This delicious cocktail is a perfect to choice to serve guests at a summer party. The cucumber and lime keep it refreshing, while still being a great low-calorie beverage.

Ingredients:
• Cucumber, chopped or sliced
• Basil
• Cucumber vodka
• White cranberry juice
• Lime wedges
• Simple syrup (optional)

Recipe:
• Muddle together cucumber and basil with 1-2 lime wedges
• Add ice, followed by 2 ounces of cucumber vodka
• Shake
• Add splash of white cranberry juice, shake again, and serve

Again, for something sweeter, add a splash of simple syrup. Make this cocktail without it for a healthier alternative.


Tia Mowry Shares Her Fave Food Pairings & Summer Hosting Tips

Beloved actress, cookbook author, and lifestyle guru Tia Mowry knows a thing or two about healthy girl summers and shared her fave food pairings & hosting tips to help you prep for all of your seasonal sipping and kick-backs.

From her go-to style choices to her favorite tunes to get the party started, Tia shares how she&rsquoll be hosting alfresco gatherings with tasty eats that pair perfectly with Italy&rsquos #1 cocktail: the Aperol Spritz!

Peep her easy-to-follow recipes and guest entertaining tips below:

Herb Goat Cheese Crostini with Prosciutto and Fig

Serves 10-12 as an appetizer
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

&bull 1 french baguette
&bull 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus more for topping
&bull 10 oz goat cheese, softened
&bull 4 oz cream cheese or mascarpone, softened
&bull Zest of 1 lemon
&bull 1 tbsp chopped parsley leaves
&bull ½ tsp kosher salt
&bull ¼ tsp black pepper
&bull 4 oz prosciutto or salami, sliced in half
&bull 10 ripe figs, stemmed and thinly sliced.

Directions: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Slice baguette into ¼ to ½ in thick slices on the bias. Place on sheet trays in a single layer. Generously drizzle with half of the oil. Flip and drizzle with the remaining oil. Place in the oven, bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown and crispy. Remove from oven and let cool. In a large bowl, add goat cheese, cream cheese, lemon zest, parsley, salt, and pepper. Using a fork, mash, and blend cheese together. Spread 1 tablespoon of goat cheese mixture on toasted bread. Top with half a slice of prosciutto and sliced fig. Place on platter, drizzle with oil, and serve.

Tia&rsquos Tips: Make crostini a day ahead and store in an airtight container at room temperature. Prepare cheese mixture ahead of time, remove from refrigerator an hour before using. The mixture will spread easier. I love to have this with an Aperol Spritz on the side on a warm summer day!

Pesto Tortellini Salad with Arugula and Peas

Serves 6-8 as a side dish
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

&bull 16 oz cheese-filled tortellini
&bull 1/2 cup premade basil pesto
&bull 3 cups arugula
&bull 2 cup frozen peas
&bull Parmesan wedge
&bull Salt and pepper

Directions: Cook the tortellini according to package directions. Reserve ¼ cup pasta water and drain pasta. Return hot pasta to pot, add pesto, arugula, and frozen peas. Toss until pasta is covered in sauce and arugula has wilted and peas defrost. If pasta seems dry, add a little bit of pasta water and stir. Pour the tortellini into a large bowl. Allow to cool completely. Cover in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Before serving, top with shaved parmesan cheese and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve.

Tia&rsquos Tip: Making the pasta a day ahead will allow the flavor to blend better. Substitute any pasta for the tortellini. This pairs well with the Aperol Spritz, which is my drink of summer!

Summer Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad with Peaches

Servings 6-8 as an appetizer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients:

&bull 3-4 assorted heirloom tomatoes, medium size works best
&bull 3 small ripe peaches, washed
&bull 16 ounces (4-4oz balls) burrata
&bull 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
&bull 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
&bull 1 tsp kosher salt
&bull ½ tsp fresh cracked pepper
&bull 10-15 basil Leaves, washed

Directions: Wash and dry all tomatoes and slice them into ¼ slices. Remove core from any slices that may have one. Place on platter, overlapping slices to fit platter. Cut peaches into slices and remove the pit. Scatter on top of tomatoes. Break open burrata balls in half, and place on top of tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper, drizzle with balsamic first, then oil. Hand tear basil leaves and sprinkle all over tomatoes.

Tia&rsquos Tip: Prep tomatoes and peaches on patters and keep them refrigerated for up to 2-3 hours before serving. Right before finish topping with remaining ingredients, then serve. Of course, I&rsquom washing this down with an Aperol Spritz!

And while you&rsquore here taking notes, check out Tia&rsquos essential entertaining tips:

1. I&rsquom really looking forward to gathering with friends and family more this summer and have a few crowd-pleasing recipes up my sleeve that I plan to serve all season long. Everyone loves a quick and easy bite so one of my go-to&rsquos is a crostini topped with goat cheese, figs, and salami or prosciutto.

Paired alongside tortellini or Caprese salad, you have a delicious spread with culinary nods to Italy that works so perfectly with the ultimate summer cocktail of an Aperol Spritz. The combination always makes for the most joyful and celebratory occasion and the best part&mdashit only takes a few simple and fresh ingredients to pull together!

2. For me, entertaining is always about the music. I spend a lot of time curating the perfect playlist to ensure good vibes all around&mdashwhether for a few friends coming over for brunch or just to enjoy while I&rsquom cooking in the kitchen.

My top three theme songs for this summer are DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince &ldquoSummertime,&rdquo Sade &lsquoNo Ordinary Love&rdquo and, of course, DeBarge &ldquoRhythm of the Night&rdquo

3. The summer season is definitely one of my favorites in terms of style. It&rsquos the best time of year to embrace effortless sundresses, strappy sandals, minimal makeup, and of course bold, bright colors. I have recently been embracing styles and looks inspired by that Italian vacation we have all been missing the past year or so. If I can&rsquot get to the Amalfi Coast, at least I can dress like I am going there!

4. Summer is the perfect time to revamp and refresh your bar cart to ensure you are well stocked on all your favorite drinks and ingredients! For me, my go-to cocktail for summer is the Aperol Spritz.

All you need is a white wine glass full of ice, Prosecco, Aperol, soda water, and garnish with an orange slice! It&rsquos not only simple and easy to make but the iconic orange color really brightens the overall mood and aesthetic of the bar cart, bringing a beautiful, fresh summer vibe to my home.

An easy way to remember how to create the perfect Aperol Spritz? P.A.S.S.!

(Aperol is available for purchase nationwide on Drizly, MiniBar, and Reserve Bar platforms with an SRP of $25.99 for a 750ml bottle)

5. As a foodie and a cook, I&rsquom always in the kitchen experimenting with new ingredients and creating recipes that are quick, easy, and stress-free. I love adding in fresh seasonal ingredients that can easily transition a classic dish from one season to the next, like adding peaches into a traditional Caprese salad or figs onto a crostini for the summer season.

6. This summer, I&rsquom planning to spend a lot of my time entertaining outdoors. While dining and celebrating alfresco always ensures a lovely setting for friends and family, you can always bring the space to life and make it memorable with a stunning tablescape.

One of my go-to decoration tips is using bright, beautiful summer flowers to fill the table with some color. My favorite, of course, is bright orange &ndash the color of a perfect Aperol Spritz.


Tia Mowry Shares Her Fave Food Pairings & Summer Hosting Tips

Beloved actress, cookbook author, and lifestyle guru Tia Mowry knows a thing or two about healthy girl summers and shared her fave food pairings & hosting tips to help you prep for all of your seasonal sipping and kick-backs.

From her go-to style choices to her favorite tunes to get the party started, Tia shares how she&rsquoll be hosting alfresco gatherings with tasty eats that pair perfectly with Italy&rsquos #1 cocktail: the Aperol Spritz!

Peep her easy-to-follow recipes and guest entertaining tips below:

Herb Goat Cheese Crostini with Prosciutto and Fig

Serves 10-12 as an appetizer
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

&bull 1 french baguette
&bull 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus more for topping
&bull 10 oz goat cheese, softened
&bull 4 oz cream cheese or mascarpone, softened
&bull Zest of 1 lemon
&bull 1 tbsp chopped parsley leaves
&bull ½ tsp kosher salt
&bull ¼ tsp black pepper
&bull 4 oz prosciutto or salami, sliced in half
&bull 10 ripe figs, stemmed and thinly sliced.

Directions: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Slice baguette into ¼ to ½ in thick slices on the bias. Place on sheet trays in a single layer. Generously drizzle with half of the oil. Flip and drizzle with the remaining oil. Place in the oven, bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown and crispy. Remove from oven and let cool. In a large bowl, add goat cheese, cream cheese, lemon zest, parsley, salt, and pepper. Using a fork, mash, and blend cheese together. Spread 1 tablespoon of goat cheese mixture on toasted bread. Top with half a slice of prosciutto and sliced fig. Place on platter, drizzle with oil, and serve.

Tia&rsquos Tips: Make crostini a day ahead and store in an airtight container at room temperature. Prepare cheese mixture ahead of time, remove from refrigerator an hour before using. The mixture will spread easier. I love to have this with an Aperol Spritz on the side on a warm summer day!

Pesto Tortellini Salad with Arugula and Peas

Serves 6-8 as a side dish
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

&bull 16 oz cheese-filled tortellini
&bull 1/2 cup premade basil pesto
&bull 3 cups arugula
&bull 2 cup frozen peas
&bull Parmesan wedge
&bull Salt and pepper

Directions: Cook the tortellini according to package directions. Reserve ¼ cup pasta water and drain pasta. Return hot pasta to pot, add pesto, arugula, and frozen peas. Toss until pasta is covered in sauce and arugula has wilted and peas defrost. If pasta seems dry, add a little bit of pasta water and stir. Pour the tortellini into a large bowl. Allow to cool completely. Cover in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Before serving, top with shaved parmesan cheese and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve.

Tia&rsquos Tip: Making the pasta a day ahead will allow the flavor to blend better. Substitute any pasta for the tortellini. This pairs well with the Aperol Spritz, which is my drink of summer!

Summer Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad with Peaches

Servings 6-8 as an appetizer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients:

&bull 3-4 assorted heirloom tomatoes, medium size works best
&bull 3 small ripe peaches, washed
&bull 16 ounces (4-4oz balls) burrata
&bull 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
&bull 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
&bull 1 tsp kosher salt
&bull ½ tsp fresh cracked pepper
&bull 10-15 basil Leaves, washed

Directions: Wash and dry all tomatoes and slice them into ¼ slices. Remove core from any slices that may have one. Place on platter, overlapping slices to fit platter. Cut peaches into slices and remove the pit. Scatter on top of tomatoes. Break open burrata balls in half, and place on top of tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper, drizzle with balsamic first, then oil. Hand tear basil leaves and sprinkle all over tomatoes.

Tia&rsquos Tip: Prep tomatoes and peaches on patters and keep them refrigerated for up to 2-3 hours before serving. Right before finish topping with remaining ingredients, then serve. Of course, I&rsquom washing this down with an Aperol Spritz!

And while you&rsquore here taking notes, check out Tia&rsquos essential entertaining tips:

1. I&rsquom really looking forward to gathering with friends and family more this summer and have a few crowd-pleasing recipes up my sleeve that I plan to serve all season long. Everyone loves a quick and easy bite so one of my go-to&rsquos is a crostini topped with goat cheese, figs, and salami or prosciutto.

Paired alongside tortellini or Caprese salad, you have a delicious spread with culinary nods to Italy that works so perfectly with the ultimate summer cocktail of an Aperol Spritz. The combination always makes for the most joyful and celebratory occasion and the best part&mdashit only takes a few simple and fresh ingredients to pull together!

2. For me, entertaining is always about the music. I spend a lot of time curating the perfect playlist to ensure good vibes all around&mdashwhether for a few friends coming over for brunch or just to enjoy while I&rsquom cooking in the kitchen.

My top three theme songs for this summer are DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince &ldquoSummertime,&rdquo Sade &lsquoNo Ordinary Love&rdquo and, of course, DeBarge &ldquoRhythm of the Night&rdquo

3. The summer season is definitely one of my favorites in terms of style. It&rsquos the best time of year to embrace effortless sundresses, strappy sandals, minimal makeup, and of course bold, bright colors. I have recently been embracing styles and looks inspired by that Italian vacation we have all been missing the past year or so. If I can&rsquot get to the Amalfi Coast, at least I can dress like I am going there!

4. Summer is the perfect time to revamp and refresh your bar cart to ensure you are well stocked on all your favorite drinks and ingredients! For me, my go-to cocktail for summer is the Aperol Spritz.

All you need is a white wine glass full of ice, Prosecco, Aperol, soda water, and garnish with an orange slice! It&rsquos not only simple and easy to make but the iconic orange color really brightens the overall mood and aesthetic of the bar cart, bringing a beautiful, fresh summer vibe to my home.

An easy way to remember how to create the perfect Aperol Spritz? P.A.S.S.!

(Aperol is available for purchase nationwide on Drizly, MiniBar, and Reserve Bar platforms with an SRP of $25.99 for a 750ml bottle)

5. As a foodie and a cook, I&rsquom always in the kitchen experimenting with new ingredients and creating recipes that are quick, easy, and stress-free. I love adding in fresh seasonal ingredients that can easily transition a classic dish from one season to the next, like adding peaches into a traditional Caprese salad or figs onto a crostini for the summer season.

6. This summer, I&rsquom planning to spend a lot of my time entertaining outdoors. While dining and celebrating alfresco always ensures a lovely setting for friends and family, you can always bring the space to life and make it memorable with a stunning tablescape.

One of my go-to decoration tips is using bright, beautiful summer flowers to fill the table with some color. My favorite, of course, is bright orange &ndash the color of a perfect Aperol Spritz.


Tia Mowry Shares Her Fave Food Pairings & Summer Hosting Tips

Beloved actress, cookbook author, and lifestyle guru Tia Mowry knows a thing or two about healthy girl summers and shared her fave food pairings & hosting tips to help you prep for all of your seasonal sipping and kick-backs.

From her go-to style choices to her favorite tunes to get the party started, Tia shares how she&rsquoll be hosting alfresco gatherings with tasty eats that pair perfectly with Italy&rsquos #1 cocktail: the Aperol Spritz!

Peep her easy-to-follow recipes and guest entertaining tips below:

Herb Goat Cheese Crostini with Prosciutto and Fig

Serves 10-12 as an appetizer
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

&bull 1 french baguette
&bull 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus more for topping
&bull 10 oz goat cheese, softened
&bull 4 oz cream cheese or mascarpone, softened
&bull Zest of 1 lemon
&bull 1 tbsp chopped parsley leaves
&bull ½ tsp kosher salt
&bull ¼ tsp black pepper
&bull 4 oz prosciutto or salami, sliced in half
&bull 10 ripe figs, stemmed and thinly sliced.

Directions: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Slice baguette into ¼ to ½ in thick slices on the bias. Place on sheet trays in a single layer. Generously drizzle with half of the oil. Flip and drizzle with the remaining oil. Place in the oven, bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown and crispy. Remove from oven and let cool. In a large bowl, add goat cheese, cream cheese, lemon zest, parsley, salt, and pepper. Using a fork, mash, and blend cheese together. Spread 1 tablespoon of goat cheese mixture on toasted bread. Top with half a slice of prosciutto and sliced fig. Place on platter, drizzle with oil, and serve.

Tia&rsquos Tips: Make crostini a day ahead and store in an airtight container at room temperature. Prepare cheese mixture ahead of time, remove from refrigerator an hour before using. The mixture will spread easier. I love to have this with an Aperol Spritz on the side on a warm summer day!

Pesto Tortellini Salad with Arugula and Peas

Serves 6-8 as a side dish
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

&bull 16 oz cheese-filled tortellini
&bull 1/2 cup premade basil pesto
&bull 3 cups arugula
&bull 2 cup frozen peas
&bull Parmesan wedge
&bull Salt and pepper

Directions: Cook the tortellini according to package directions. Reserve ¼ cup pasta water and drain pasta. Return hot pasta to pot, add pesto, arugula, and frozen peas. Toss until pasta is covered in sauce and arugula has wilted and peas defrost. If pasta seems dry, add a little bit of pasta water and stir. Pour the tortellini into a large bowl. Allow to cool completely. Cover in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Before serving, top with shaved parmesan cheese and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve.

Tia&rsquos Tip: Making the pasta a day ahead will allow the flavor to blend better. Substitute any pasta for the tortellini. This pairs well with the Aperol Spritz, which is my drink of summer!

Summer Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad with Peaches

Servings 6-8 as an appetizer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients:

&bull 3-4 assorted heirloom tomatoes, medium size works best
&bull 3 small ripe peaches, washed
&bull 16 ounces (4-4oz balls) burrata
&bull 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
&bull 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
&bull 1 tsp kosher salt
&bull ½ tsp fresh cracked pepper
&bull 10-15 basil Leaves, washed

Directions: Wash and dry all tomatoes and slice them into ¼ slices. Remove core from any slices that may have one. Place on platter, overlapping slices to fit platter. Cut peaches into slices and remove the pit. Scatter on top of tomatoes. Break open burrata balls in half, and place on top of tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper, drizzle with balsamic first, then oil. Hand tear basil leaves and sprinkle all over tomatoes.

Tia&rsquos Tip: Prep tomatoes and peaches on patters and keep them refrigerated for up to 2-3 hours before serving. Right before finish topping with remaining ingredients, then serve. Of course, I&rsquom washing this down with an Aperol Spritz!

And while you&rsquore here taking notes, check out Tia&rsquos essential entertaining tips:

1. I&rsquom really looking forward to gathering with friends and family more this summer and have a few crowd-pleasing recipes up my sleeve that I plan to serve all season long. Everyone loves a quick and easy bite so one of my go-to&rsquos is a crostini topped with goat cheese, figs, and salami or prosciutto.

Paired alongside tortellini or Caprese salad, you have a delicious spread with culinary nods to Italy that works so perfectly with the ultimate summer cocktail of an Aperol Spritz. The combination always makes for the most joyful and celebratory occasion and the best part&mdashit only takes a few simple and fresh ingredients to pull together!

2. For me, entertaining is always about the music. I spend a lot of time curating the perfect playlist to ensure good vibes all around&mdashwhether for a few friends coming over for brunch or just to enjoy while I&rsquom cooking in the kitchen.

My top three theme songs for this summer are DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince &ldquoSummertime,&rdquo Sade &lsquoNo Ordinary Love&rdquo and, of course, DeBarge &ldquoRhythm of the Night&rdquo

3. The summer season is definitely one of my favorites in terms of style. It&rsquos the best time of year to embrace effortless sundresses, strappy sandals, minimal makeup, and of course bold, bright colors. I have recently been embracing styles and looks inspired by that Italian vacation we have all been missing the past year or so. If I can&rsquot get to the Amalfi Coast, at least I can dress like I am going there!

4. Summer is the perfect time to revamp and refresh your bar cart to ensure you are well stocked on all your favorite drinks and ingredients! For me, my go-to cocktail for summer is the Aperol Spritz.

All you need is a white wine glass full of ice, Prosecco, Aperol, soda water, and garnish with an orange slice! It&rsquos not only simple and easy to make but the iconic orange color really brightens the overall mood and aesthetic of the bar cart, bringing a beautiful, fresh summer vibe to my home.

An easy way to remember how to create the perfect Aperol Spritz? P.A.S.S.!

(Aperol is available for purchase nationwide on Drizly, MiniBar, and Reserve Bar platforms with an SRP of $25.99 for a 750ml bottle)

5. As a foodie and a cook, I&rsquom always in the kitchen experimenting with new ingredients and creating recipes that are quick, easy, and stress-free. I love adding in fresh seasonal ingredients that can easily transition a classic dish from one season to the next, like adding peaches into a traditional Caprese salad or figs onto a crostini for the summer season.

6. This summer, I&rsquom planning to spend a lot of my time entertaining outdoors. While dining and celebrating alfresco always ensures a lovely setting for friends and family, you can always bring the space to life and make it memorable with a stunning tablescape.

One of my go-to decoration tips is using bright, beautiful summer flowers to fill the table with some color. My favorite, of course, is bright orange &ndash the color of a perfect Aperol Spritz.


Tia Mowry Shares Her Fave Food Pairings & Summer Hosting Tips

Beloved actress, cookbook author, and lifestyle guru Tia Mowry knows a thing or two about healthy girl summers and shared her fave food pairings & hosting tips to help you prep for all of your seasonal sipping and kick-backs.

From her go-to style choices to her favorite tunes to get the party started, Tia shares how she&rsquoll be hosting alfresco gatherings with tasty eats that pair perfectly with Italy&rsquos #1 cocktail: the Aperol Spritz!

Peep her easy-to-follow recipes and guest entertaining tips below:

Herb Goat Cheese Crostini with Prosciutto and Fig

Serves 10-12 as an appetizer
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

&bull 1 french baguette
&bull 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus more for topping
&bull 10 oz goat cheese, softened
&bull 4 oz cream cheese or mascarpone, softened
&bull Zest of 1 lemon
&bull 1 tbsp chopped parsley leaves
&bull ½ tsp kosher salt
&bull ¼ tsp black pepper
&bull 4 oz prosciutto or salami, sliced in half
&bull 10 ripe figs, stemmed and thinly sliced.

Directions: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Slice baguette into ¼ to ½ in thick slices on the bias. Place on sheet trays in a single layer. Generously drizzle with half of the oil. Flip and drizzle with the remaining oil. Place in the oven, bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown and crispy. Remove from oven and let cool. In a large bowl, add goat cheese, cream cheese, lemon zest, parsley, salt, and pepper. Using a fork, mash, and blend cheese together. Spread 1 tablespoon of goat cheese mixture on toasted bread. Top with half a slice of prosciutto and sliced fig. Place on platter, drizzle with oil, and serve.

Tia&rsquos Tips: Make crostini a day ahead and store in an airtight container at room temperature. Prepare cheese mixture ahead of time, remove from refrigerator an hour before using. The mixture will spread easier. I love to have this with an Aperol Spritz on the side on a warm summer day!

Pesto Tortellini Salad with Arugula and Peas

Serves 6-8 as a side dish
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

&bull 16 oz cheese-filled tortellini
&bull 1/2 cup premade basil pesto
&bull 3 cups arugula
&bull 2 cup frozen peas
&bull Parmesan wedge
&bull Salt and pepper

Directions: Cook the tortellini according to package directions. Reserve ¼ cup pasta water and drain pasta. Return hot pasta to pot, add pesto, arugula, and frozen peas. Toss until pasta is covered in sauce and arugula has wilted and peas defrost. If pasta seems dry, add a little bit of pasta water and stir. Pour the tortellini into a large bowl. Allow to cool completely. Cover in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Before serving, top with shaved parmesan cheese and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve.

Tia&rsquos Tip: Making the pasta a day ahead will allow the flavor to blend better. Substitute any pasta for the tortellini. This pairs well with the Aperol Spritz, which is my drink of summer!

Summer Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad with Peaches

Servings 6-8 as an appetizer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients:

&bull 3-4 assorted heirloom tomatoes, medium size works best
&bull 3 small ripe peaches, washed
&bull 16 ounces (4-4oz balls) burrata
&bull 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
&bull 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
&bull 1 tsp kosher salt
&bull ½ tsp fresh cracked pepper
&bull 10-15 basil Leaves, washed

Directions: Wash and dry all tomatoes and slice them into ¼ slices. Remove core from any slices that may have one. Place on platter, overlapping slices to fit platter. Cut peaches into slices and remove the pit. Scatter on top of tomatoes. Break open burrata balls in half, and place on top of tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper, drizzle with balsamic first, then oil. Hand tear basil leaves and sprinkle all over tomatoes.

Tia&rsquos Tip: Prep tomatoes and peaches on patters and keep them refrigerated for up to 2-3 hours before serving. Right before finish topping with remaining ingredients, then serve. Of course, I&rsquom washing this down with an Aperol Spritz!

And while you&rsquore here taking notes, check out Tia&rsquos essential entertaining tips:

1. I&rsquom really looking forward to gathering with friends and family more this summer and have a few crowd-pleasing recipes up my sleeve that I plan to serve all season long. Everyone loves a quick and easy bite so one of my go-to&rsquos is a crostini topped with goat cheese, figs, and salami or prosciutto.

Paired alongside tortellini or Caprese salad, you have a delicious spread with culinary nods to Italy that works so perfectly with the ultimate summer cocktail of an Aperol Spritz. The combination always makes for the most joyful and celebratory occasion and the best part&mdashit only takes a few simple and fresh ingredients to pull together!

2. For me, entertaining is always about the music. I spend a lot of time curating the perfect playlist to ensure good vibes all around&mdashwhether for a few friends coming over for brunch or just to enjoy while I&rsquom cooking in the kitchen.

My top three theme songs for this summer are DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince &ldquoSummertime,&rdquo Sade &lsquoNo Ordinary Love&rdquo and, of course, DeBarge &ldquoRhythm of the Night&rdquo

3. The summer season is definitely one of my favorites in terms of style. It&rsquos the best time of year to embrace effortless sundresses, strappy sandals, minimal makeup, and of course bold, bright colors. I have recently been embracing styles and looks inspired by that Italian vacation we have all been missing the past year or so. If I can&rsquot get to the Amalfi Coast, at least I can dress like I am going there!

4. Summer is the perfect time to revamp and refresh your bar cart to ensure you are well stocked on all your favorite drinks and ingredients! For me, my go-to cocktail for summer is the Aperol Spritz.

All you need is a white wine glass full of ice, Prosecco, Aperol, soda water, and garnish with an orange slice! It&rsquos not only simple and easy to make but the iconic orange color really brightens the overall mood and aesthetic of the bar cart, bringing a beautiful, fresh summer vibe to my home.

An easy way to remember how to create the perfect Aperol Spritz? P.A.S.S.!

(Aperol is available for purchase nationwide on Drizly, MiniBar, and Reserve Bar platforms with an SRP of $25.99 for a 750ml bottle)

5. As a foodie and a cook, I&rsquom always in the kitchen experimenting with new ingredients and creating recipes that are quick, easy, and stress-free. I love adding in fresh seasonal ingredients that can easily transition a classic dish from one season to the next, like adding peaches into a traditional Caprese salad or figs onto a crostini for the summer season.

6. This summer, I&rsquom planning to spend a lot of my time entertaining outdoors. While dining and celebrating alfresco always ensures a lovely setting for friends and family, you can always bring the space to life and make it memorable with a stunning tablescape.

One of my go-to decoration tips is using bright, beautiful summer flowers to fill the table with some color. My favorite, of course, is bright orange &ndash the color of a perfect Aperol Spritz.


Tia Mowry Shares Her Fave Food Pairings & Summer Hosting Tips

Beloved actress, cookbook author, and lifestyle guru Tia Mowry knows a thing or two about healthy girl summers and shared her fave food pairings & hosting tips to help you prep for all of your seasonal sipping and kick-backs.

From her go-to style choices to her favorite tunes to get the party started, Tia shares how she&rsquoll be hosting alfresco gatherings with tasty eats that pair perfectly with Italy&rsquos #1 cocktail: the Aperol Spritz!

Peep her easy-to-follow recipes and guest entertaining tips below:

Herb Goat Cheese Crostini with Prosciutto and Fig

Serves 10-12 as an appetizer
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

&bull 1 french baguette
&bull 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus more for topping
&bull 10 oz goat cheese, softened
&bull 4 oz cream cheese or mascarpone, softened
&bull Zest of 1 lemon
&bull 1 tbsp chopped parsley leaves
&bull ½ tsp kosher salt
&bull ¼ tsp black pepper
&bull 4 oz prosciutto or salami, sliced in half
&bull 10 ripe figs, stemmed and thinly sliced.

Directions: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Slice baguette into ¼ to ½ in thick slices on the bias. Place on sheet trays in a single layer. Generously drizzle with half of the oil. Flip and drizzle with the remaining oil. Place in the oven, bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown and crispy. Remove from oven and let cool. In a large bowl, add goat cheese, cream cheese, lemon zest, parsley, salt, and pepper. Using a fork, mash, and blend cheese together. Spread 1 tablespoon of goat cheese mixture on toasted bread. Top with half a slice of prosciutto and sliced fig. Place on platter, drizzle with oil, and serve.

Tia&rsquos Tips: Make crostini a day ahead and store in an airtight container at room temperature. Prepare cheese mixture ahead of time, remove from refrigerator an hour before using. The mixture will spread easier. I love to have this with an Aperol Spritz on the side on a warm summer day!

Pesto Tortellini Salad with Arugula and Peas

Serves 6-8 as a side dish
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

&bull 16 oz cheese-filled tortellini
&bull 1/2 cup premade basil pesto
&bull 3 cups arugula
&bull 2 cup frozen peas
&bull Parmesan wedge
&bull Salt and pepper

Directions: Cook the tortellini according to package directions. Reserve ¼ cup pasta water and drain pasta. Return hot pasta to pot, add pesto, arugula, and frozen peas. Toss until pasta is covered in sauce and arugula has wilted and peas defrost. If pasta seems dry, add a little bit of pasta water and stir. Pour the tortellini into a large bowl. Allow to cool completely. Cover in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Before serving, top with shaved parmesan cheese and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve.

Tia&rsquos Tip: Making the pasta a day ahead will allow the flavor to blend better. Substitute any pasta for the tortellini. This pairs well with the Aperol Spritz, which is my drink of summer!

Summer Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad with Peaches

Servings 6-8 as an appetizer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients:

&bull 3-4 assorted heirloom tomatoes, medium size works best
&bull 3 small ripe peaches, washed
&bull 16 ounces (4-4oz balls) burrata
&bull 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
&bull 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
&bull 1 tsp kosher salt
&bull ½ tsp fresh cracked pepper
&bull 10-15 basil Leaves, washed

Directions: Wash and dry all tomatoes and slice them into ¼ slices. Remove core from any slices that may have one. Place on platter, overlapping slices to fit platter. Cut peaches into slices and remove the pit. Scatter on top of tomatoes. Break open burrata balls in half, and place on top of tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper, drizzle with balsamic first, then oil. Hand tear basil leaves and sprinkle all over tomatoes.

Tia&rsquos Tip: Prep tomatoes and peaches on patters and keep them refrigerated for up to 2-3 hours before serving. Right before finish topping with remaining ingredients, then serve. Of course, I&rsquom washing this down with an Aperol Spritz!

And while you&rsquore here taking notes, check out Tia&rsquos essential entertaining tips:

1. I&rsquom really looking forward to gathering with friends and family more this summer and have a few crowd-pleasing recipes up my sleeve that I plan to serve all season long. Everyone loves a quick and easy bite so one of my go-to&rsquos is a crostini topped with goat cheese, figs, and salami or prosciutto.

Paired alongside tortellini or Caprese salad, you have a delicious spread with culinary nods to Italy that works so perfectly with the ultimate summer cocktail of an Aperol Spritz. The combination always makes for the most joyful and celebratory occasion and the best part&mdashit only takes a few simple and fresh ingredients to pull together!

2. For me, entertaining is always about the music. I spend a lot of time curating the perfect playlist to ensure good vibes all around&mdashwhether for a few friends coming over for brunch or just to enjoy while I&rsquom cooking in the kitchen.

My top three theme songs for this summer are DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince &ldquoSummertime,&rdquo Sade &lsquoNo Ordinary Love&rdquo and, of course, DeBarge &ldquoRhythm of the Night&rdquo

3. The summer season is definitely one of my favorites in terms of style. It&rsquos the best time of year to embrace effortless sundresses, strappy sandals, minimal makeup, and of course bold, bright colors. I have recently been embracing styles and looks inspired by that Italian vacation we have all been missing the past year or so. If I can&rsquot get to the Amalfi Coast, at least I can dress like I am going there!

4. Summer is the perfect time to revamp and refresh your bar cart to ensure you are well stocked on all your favorite drinks and ingredients! For me, my go-to cocktail for summer is the Aperol Spritz.

All you need is a white wine glass full of ice, Prosecco, Aperol, soda water, and garnish with an orange slice! It&rsquos not only simple and easy to make but the iconic orange color really brightens the overall mood and aesthetic of the bar cart, bringing a beautiful, fresh summer vibe to my home.

An easy way to remember how to create the perfect Aperol Spritz? P.A.S.S.!

(Aperol is available for purchase nationwide on Drizly, MiniBar, and Reserve Bar platforms with an SRP of $25.99 for a 750ml bottle)

5. As a foodie and a cook, I&rsquom always in the kitchen experimenting with new ingredients and creating recipes that are quick, easy, and stress-free. I love adding in fresh seasonal ingredients that can easily transition a classic dish from one season to the next, like adding peaches into a traditional Caprese salad or figs onto a crostini for the summer season.

6. This summer, I&rsquom planning to spend a lot of my time entertaining outdoors. While dining and celebrating alfresco always ensures a lovely setting for friends and family, you can always bring the space to life and make it memorable with a stunning tablescape.

One of my go-to decoration tips is using bright, beautiful summer flowers to fill the table with some color. My favorite, of course, is bright orange &ndash the color of a perfect Aperol Spritz.


Tia Mowry Shares Her Fave Food Pairings & Summer Hosting Tips

Beloved actress, cookbook author, and lifestyle guru Tia Mowry knows a thing or two about healthy girl summers and shared her fave food pairings & hosting tips to help you prep for all of your seasonal sipping and kick-backs.

From her go-to style choices to her favorite tunes to get the party started, Tia shares how she&rsquoll be hosting alfresco gatherings with tasty eats that pair perfectly with Italy&rsquos #1 cocktail: the Aperol Spritz!

Peep her easy-to-follow recipes and guest entertaining tips below:

Herb Goat Cheese Crostini with Prosciutto and Fig

Serves 10-12 as an appetizer
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

&bull 1 french baguette
&bull 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus more for topping
&bull 10 oz goat cheese, softened
&bull 4 oz cream cheese or mascarpone, softened
&bull Zest of 1 lemon
&bull 1 tbsp chopped parsley leaves
&bull ½ tsp kosher salt
&bull ¼ tsp black pepper
&bull 4 oz prosciutto or salami, sliced in half
&bull 10 ripe figs, stemmed and thinly sliced.

Directions: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Slice baguette into ¼ to ½ in thick slices on the bias. Place on sheet trays in a single layer. Generously drizzle with half of the oil. Flip and drizzle with the remaining oil. Place in the oven, bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown and crispy. Remove from oven and let cool. In a large bowl, add goat cheese, cream cheese, lemon zest, parsley, salt, and pepper. Using a fork, mash, and blend cheese together. Spread 1 tablespoon of goat cheese mixture on toasted bread. Top with half a slice of prosciutto and sliced fig. Place on platter, drizzle with oil, and serve.

Tia&rsquos Tips: Make crostini a day ahead and store in an airtight container at room temperature. Prepare cheese mixture ahead of time, remove from refrigerator an hour before using. The mixture will spread easier. I love to have this with an Aperol Spritz on the side on a warm summer day!

Pesto Tortellini Salad with Arugula and Peas

Serves 6-8 as a side dish
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

&bull 16 oz cheese-filled tortellini
&bull 1/2 cup premade basil pesto
&bull 3 cups arugula
&bull 2 cup frozen peas
&bull Parmesan wedge
&bull Salt and pepper

Directions: Cook the tortellini according to package directions. Reserve ¼ cup pasta water and drain pasta. Return hot pasta to pot, add pesto, arugula, and frozen peas. Toss until pasta is covered in sauce and arugula has wilted and peas defrost. If pasta seems dry, add a little bit of pasta water and stir. Pour the tortellini into a large bowl. Allow to cool completely. Cover in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Before serving, top with shaved parmesan cheese and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve.

Tia&rsquos Tip: Making the pasta a day ahead will allow the flavor to blend better. Substitute any pasta for the tortellini. This pairs well with the Aperol Spritz, which is my drink of summer!

Summer Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad with Peaches

Servings 6-8 as an appetizer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients:

&bull 3-4 assorted heirloom tomatoes, medium size works best
&bull 3 small ripe peaches, washed
&bull 16 ounces (4-4oz balls) burrata
&bull 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
&bull 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
&bull 1 tsp kosher salt
&bull ½ tsp fresh cracked pepper
&bull 10-15 basil Leaves, washed

Directions: Wash and dry all tomatoes and slice them into ¼ slices. Remove core from any slices that may have one. Place on platter, overlapping slices to fit platter. Cut peaches into slices and remove the pit. Scatter on top of tomatoes. Break open burrata balls in half, and place on top of tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper, drizzle with balsamic first, then oil. Hand tear basil leaves and sprinkle all over tomatoes.

Tia&rsquos Tip: Prep tomatoes and peaches on patters and keep them refrigerated for up to 2-3 hours before serving. Right before finish topping with remaining ingredients, then serve. Of course, I&rsquom washing this down with an Aperol Spritz!

And while you&rsquore here taking notes, check out Tia&rsquos essential entertaining tips:

1. I&rsquom really looking forward to gathering with friends and family more this summer and have a few crowd-pleasing recipes up my sleeve that I plan to serve all season long. Everyone loves a quick and easy bite so one of my go-to&rsquos is a crostini topped with goat cheese, figs, and salami or prosciutto.

Paired alongside tortellini or Caprese salad, you have a delicious spread with culinary nods to Italy that works so perfectly with the ultimate summer cocktail of an Aperol Spritz. The combination always makes for the most joyful and celebratory occasion and the best part&mdashit only takes a few simple and fresh ingredients to pull together!

2. For me, entertaining is always about the music. I spend a lot of time curating the perfect playlist to ensure good vibes all around&mdashwhether for a few friends coming over for brunch or just to enjoy while I&rsquom cooking in the kitchen.

My top three theme songs for this summer are DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince &ldquoSummertime,&rdquo Sade &lsquoNo Ordinary Love&rdquo and, of course, DeBarge &ldquoRhythm of the Night&rdquo

3. The summer season is definitely one of my favorites in terms of style. It&rsquos the best time of year to embrace effortless sundresses, strappy sandals, minimal makeup, and of course bold, bright colors. I have recently been embracing styles and looks inspired by that Italian vacation we have all been missing the past year or so. If I can&rsquot get to the Amalfi Coast, at least I can dress like I am going there!

4. Summer is the perfect time to revamp and refresh your bar cart to ensure you are well stocked on all your favorite drinks and ingredients! For me, my go-to cocktail for summer is the Aperol Spritz.

All you need is a white wine glass full of ice, Prosecco, Aperol, soda water, and garnish with an orange slice! It&rsquos not only simple and easy to make but the iconic orange color really brightens the overall mood and aesthetic of the bar cart, bringing a beautiful, fresh summer vibe to my home.

An easy way to remember how to create the perfect Aperol Spritz? P.A.S.S.!

(Aperol is available for purchase nationwide on Drizly, MiniBar, and Reserve Bar platforms with an SRP of $25.99 for a 750ml bottle)

5. As a foodie and a cook, I&rsquom always in the kitchen experimenting with new ingredients and creating recipes that are quick, easy, and stress-free. I love adding in fresh seasonal ingredients that can easily transition a classic dish from one season to the next, like adding peaches into a traditional Caprese salad or figs onto a crostini for the summer season.

6. This summer, I&rsquom planning to spend a lot of my time entertaining outdoors. While dining and celebrating alfresco always ensures a lovely setting for friends and family, you can always bring the space to life and make it memorable with a stunning tablescape.

One of my go-to decoration tips is using bright, beautiful summer flowers to fill the table with some color. My favorite, of course, is bright orange &ndash the color of a perfect Aperol Spritz.


Tia Mowry Shares Her Fave Food Pairings & Summer Hosting Tips

Beloved actress, cookbook author, and lifestyle guru Tia Mowry knows a thing or two about healthy girl summers and shared her fave food pairings & hosting tips to help you prep for all of your seasonal sipping and kick-backs.

From her go-to style choices to her favorite tunes to get the party started, Tia shares how she&rsquoll be hosting alfresco gatherings with tasty eats that pair perfectly with Italy&rsquos #1 cocktail: the Aperol Spritz!

Peep her easy-to-follow recipes and guest entertaining tips below:

Herb Goat Cheese Crostini with Prosciutto and Fig

Serves 10-12 as an appetizer
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

&bull 1 french baguette
&bull 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus more for topping
&bull 10 oz goat cheese, softened
&bull 4 oz cream cheese or mascarpone, softened
&bull Zest of 1 lemon
&bull 1 tbsp chopped parsley leaves
&bull ½ tsp kosher salt
&bull ¼ tsp black pepper
&bull 4 oz prosciutto or salami, sliced in half
&bull 10 ripe figs, stemmed and thinly sliced.

Directions: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Slice baguette into ¼ to ½ in thick slices on the bias. Place on sheet trays in a single layer. Generously drizzle with half of the oil. Flip and drizzle with the remaining oil. Place in the oven, bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown and crispy. Remove from oven and let cool. In a large bowl, add goat cheese, cream cheese, lemon zest, parsley, salt, and pepper. Using a fork, mash, and blend cheese together. Spread 1 tablespoon of goat cheese mixture on toasted bread. Top with half a slice of prosciutto and sliced fig. Place on platter, drizzle with oil, and serve.

Tia&rsquos Tips: Make crostini a day ahead and store in an airtight container at room temperature. Prepare cheese mixture ahead of time, remove from refrigerator an hour before using. The mixture will spread easier. I love to have this with an Aperol Spritz on the side on a warm summer day!

Pesto Tortellini Salad with Arugula and Peas

Serves 6-8 as a side dish
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

&bull 16 oz cheese-filled tortellini
&bull 1/2 cup premade basil pesto
&bull 3 cups arugula
&bull 2 cup frozen peas
&bull Parmesan wedge
&bull Salt and pepper

Directions: Cook the tortellini according to package directions. Reserve ¼ cup pasta water and drain pasta. Return hot pasta to pot, add pesto, arugula, and frozen peas. Toss until pasta is covered in sauce and arugula has wilted and peas defrost. If pasta seems dry, add a little bit of pasta water and stir. Pour the tortellini into a large bowl. Allow to cool completely. Cover in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Before serving, top with shaved parmesan cheese and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve.

Tia&rsquos Tip: Making the pasta a day ahead will allow the flavor to blend better. Substitute any pasta for the tortellini. This pairs well with the Aperol Spritz, which is my drink of summer!

Summer Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad with Peaches

Servings 6-8 as an appetizer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients:

&bull 3-4 assorted heirloom tomatoes, medium size works best
&bull 3 small ripe peaches, washed
&bull 16 ounces (4-4oz balls) burrata
&bull 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
&bull 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
&bull 1 tsp kosher salt
&bull ½ tsp fresh cracked pepper
&bull 10-15 basil Leaves, washed

Directions: Wash and dry all tomatoes and slice them into ¼ slices. Remove core from any slices that may have one. Place on platter, overlapping slices to fit platter. Cut peaches into slices and remove the pit. Scatter on top of tomatoes. Break open burrata balls in half, and place on top of tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper, drizzle with balsamic first, then oil. Hand tear basil leaves and sprinkle all over tomatoes.

Tia&rsquos Tip: Prep tomatoes and peaches on patters and keep them refrigerated for up to 2-3 hours before serving. Right before finish topping with remaining ingredients, then serve. Of course, I&rsquom washing this down with an Aperol Spritz!

And while you&rsquore here taking notes, check out Tia&rsquos essential entertaining tips:

1. I&rsquom really looking forward to gathering with friends and family more this summer and have a few crowd-pleasing recipes up my sleeve that I plan to serve all season long. Everyone loves a quick and easy bite so one of my go-to&rsquos is a crostini topped with goat cheese, figs, and salami or prosciutto.

Paired alongside tortellini or Caprese salad, you have a delicious spread with culinary nods to Italy that works so perfectly with the ultimate summer cocktail of an Aperol Spritz. The combination always makes for the most joyful and celebratory occasion and the best part&mdashit only takes a few simple and fresh ingredients to pull together!

2. For me, entertaining is always about the music. I spend a lot of time curating the perfect playlist to ensure good vibes all around&mdashwhether for a few friends coming over for brunch or just to enjoy while I&rsquom cooking in the kitchen.

My top three theme songs for this summer are DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince &ldquoSummertime,&rdquo Sade &lsquoNo Ordinary Love&rdquo and, of course, DeBarge &ldquoRhythm of the Night&rdquo

3. The summer season is definitely one of my favorites in terms of style. It&rsquos the best time of year to embrace effortless sundresses, strappy sandals, minimal makeup, and of course bold, bright colors. I have recently been embracing styles and looks inspired by that Italian vacation we have all been missing the past year or so. If I can&rsquot get to the Amalfi Coast, at least I can dress like I am going there!

4. Summer is the perfect time to revamp and refresh your bar cart to ensure you are well stocked on all your favorite drinks and ingredients! For me, my go-to cocktail for summer is the Aperol Spritz.

All you need is a white wine glass full of ice, Prosecco, Aperol, soda water, and garnish with an orange slice! It&rsquos not only simple and easy to make but the iconic orange color really brightens the overall mood and aesthetic of the bar cart, bringing a beautiful, fresh summer vibe to my home.

An easy way to remember how to create the perfect Aperol Spritz? P.A.S.S.!

(Aperol is available for purchase nationwide on Drizly, MiniBar, and Reserve Bar platforms with an SRP of $25.99 for a 750ml bottle)

5. As a foodie and a cook, I&rsquom always in the kitchen experimenting with new ingredients and creating recipes that are quick, easy, and stress-free. I love adding in fresh seasonal ingredients that can easily transition a classic dish from one season to the next, like adding peaches into a traditional Caprese salad or figs onto a crostini for the summer season.

6. This summer, I&rsquom planning to spend a lot of my time entertaining outdoors. While dining and celebrating alfresco always ensures a lovely setting for friends and family, you can always bring the space to life and make it memorable with a stunning tablescape.

One of my go-to decoration tips is using bright, beautiful summer flowers to fill the table with some color. My favorite, of course, is bright orange &ndash the color of a perfect Aperol Spritz.


Tia Mowry Shares Her Fave Food Pairings & Summer Hosting Tips

Beloved actress, cookbook author, and lifestyle guru Tia Mowry knows a thing or two about healthy girl summers and shared her fave food pairings & hosting tips to help you prep for all of your seasonal sipping and kick-backs.

From her go-to style choices to her favorite tunes to get the party started, Tia shares how she&rsquoll be hosting alfresco gatherings with tasty eats that pair perfectly with Italy&rsquos #1 cocktail: the Aperol Spritz!

Peep her easy-to-follow recipes and guest entertaining tips below:

Herb Goat Cheese Crostini with Prosciutto and Fig

Serves 10-12 as an appetizer
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

&bull 1 french baguette
&bull 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus more for topping
&bull 10 oz goat cheese, softened
&bull 4 oz cream cheese or mascarpone, softened
&bull Zest of 1 lemon
&bull 1 tbsp chopped parsley leaves
&bull ½ tsp kosher salt
&bull ¼ tsp black pepper
&bull 4 oz prosciutto or salami, sliced in half
&bull 10 ripe figs, stemmed and thinly sliced.

Directions: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Slice baguette into ¼ to ½ in thick slices on the bias. Place on sheet trays in a single layer. Generously drizzle with half of the oil. Flip and drizzle with the remaining oil. Place in the oven, bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown and crispy. Remove from oven and let cool. In a large bowl, add goat cheese, cream cheese, lemon zest, parsley, salt, and pepper. Using a fork, mash, and blend cheese together. Spread 1 tablespoon of goat cheese mixture on toasted bread. Top with half a slice of prosciutto and sliced fig. Place on platter, drizzle with oil, and serve.

Tia&rsquos Tips: Make crostini a day ahead and store in an airtight container at room temperature. Prepare cheese mixture ahead of time, remove from refrigerator an hour before using. The mixture will spread easier. I love to have this with an Aperol Spritz on the side on a warm summer day!

Pesto Tortellini Salad with Arugula and Peas

Serves 6-8 as a side dish
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

&bull 16 oz cheese-filled tortellini
&bull 1/2 cup premade basil pesto
&bull 3 cups arugula
&bull 2 cup frozen peas
&bull Parmesan wedge
&bull Salt and pepper

Directions: Cook the tortellini according to package directions. Reserve ¼ cup pasta water and drain pasta. Return hot pasta to pot, add pesto, arugula, and frozen peas. Toss until pasta is covered in sauce and arugula has wilted and peas defrost. If pasta seems dry, add a little bit of pasta water and stir. Pour the tortellini into a large bowl. Allow to cool completely. Cover in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Before serving, top with shaved parmesan cheese and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve.

Tia&rsquos Tip: Making the pasta a day ahead will allow the flavor to blend better. Substitute any pasta for the tortellini. This pairs well with the Aperol Spritz, which is my drink of summer!

Summer Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad with Peaches

Servings 6-8 as an appetizer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients:

&bull 3-4 assorted heirloom tomatoes, medium size works best
&bull 3 small ripe peaches, washed
&bull 16 ounces (4-4oz balls) burrata
&bull 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
&bull 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
&bull 1 tsp kosher salt
&bull ½ tsp fresh cracked pepper
&bull 10-15 basil Leaves, washed

Directions: Wash and dry all tomatoes and slice them into ¼ slices. Remove core from any slices that may have one. Place on platter, overlapping slices to fit platter. Cut peaches into slices and remove the pit. Scatter on top of tomatoes. Break open burrata balls in half, and place on top of tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper, drizzle with balsamic first, then oil. Hand tear basil leaves and sprinkle all over tomatoes.

Tia&rsquos Tip: Prep tomatoes and peaches on patters and keep them refrigerated for up to 2-3 hours before serving. Right before finish topping with remaining ingredients, then serve. Of course, I&rsquom washing this down with an Aperol Spritz!

And while you&rsquore here taking notes, check out Tia&rsquos essential entertaining tips:

1. I&rsquom really looking forward to gathering with friends and family more this summer and have a few crowd-pleasing recipes up my sleeve that I plan to serve all season long. Everyone loves a quick and easy bite so one of my go-to&rsquos is a crostini topped with goat cheese, figs, and salami or prosciutto.

Paired alongside tortellini or Caprese salad, you have a delicious spread with culinary nods to Italy that works so perfectly with the ultimate summer cocktail of an Aperol Spritz. The combination always makes for the most joyful and celebratory occasion and the best part&mdashit only takes a few simple and fresh ingredients to pull together!

2. For me, entertaining is always about the music. I spend a lot of time curating the perfect playlist to ensure good vibes all around&mdashwhether for a few friends coming over for brunch or just to enjoy while I&rsquom cooking in the kitchen.

My top three theme songs for this summer are DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince &ldquoSummertime,&rdquo Sade &lsquoNo Ordinary Love&rdquo and, of course, DeBarge &ldquoRhythm of the Night&rdquo

3. The summer season is definitely one of my favorites in terms of style. It&rsquos the best time of year to embrace effortless sundresses, strappy sandals, minimal makeup, and of course bold, bright colors. I have recently been embracing styles and looks inspired by that Italian vacation we have all been missing the past year or so. If I can&rsquot get to the Amalfi Coast, at least I can dress like I am going there!

4. Summer is the perfect time to revamp and refresh your bar cart to ensure you are well stocked on all your favorite drinks and ingredients! For me, my go-to cocktail for summer is the Aperol Spritz.

All you need is a white wine glass full of ice, Prosecco, Aperol, soda water, and garnish with an orange slice! It&rsquos not only simple and easy to make but the iconic orange color really brightens the overall mood and aesthetic of the bar cart, bringing a beautiful, fresh summer vibe to my home.

An easy way to remember how to create the perfect Aperol Spritz? P.A.S.S.!

(Aperol is available for purchase nationwide on Drizly, MiniBar, and Reserve Bar platforms with an SRP of $25.99 for a 750ml bottle)

5. As a foodie and a cook, I&rsquom always in the kitchen experimenting with new ingredients and creating recipes that are quick, easy, and stress-free. I love adding in fresh seasonal ingredients that can easily transition a classic dish from one season to the next, like adding peaches into a traditional Caprese salad or figs onto a crostini for the summer season.

6. This summer, I&rsquom planning to spend a lot of my time entertaining outdoors. While dining and celebrating alfresco always ensures a lovely setting for friends and family, you can always bring the space to life and make it memorable with a stunning tablescape.

One of my go-to decoration tips is using bright, beautiful summer flowers to fill the table with some color. My favorite, of course, is bright orange &ndash the color of a perfect Aperol Spritz.


Tia Mowry Shares Her Fave Food Pairings & Summer Hosting Tips

Beloved actress, cookbook author, and lifestyle guru Tia Mowry knows a thing or two about healthy girl summers and shared her fave food pairings & hosting tips to help you prep for all of your seasonal sipping and kick-backs.

From her go-to style choices to her favorite tunes to get the party started, Tia shares how she&rsquoll be hosting alfresco gatherings with tasty eats that pair perfectly with Italy&rsquos #1 cocktail: the Aperol Spritz!

Peep her easy-to-follow recipes and guest entertaining tips below:

Herb Goat Cheese Crostini with Prosciutto and Fig

Serves 10-12 as an appetizer
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

&bull 1 french baguette
&bull 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus more for topping
&bull 10 oz goat cheese, softened
&bull 4 oz cream cheese or mascarpone, softened
&bull Zest of 1 lemon
&bull 1 tbsp chopped parsley leaves
&bull ½ tsp kosher salt
&bull ¼ tsp black pepper
&bull 4 oz prosciutto or salami, sliced in half
&bull 10 ripe figs, stemmed and thinly sliced.

Directions: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Slice baguette into ¼ to ½ in thick slices on the bias. Place on sheet trays in a single layer. Generously drizzle with half of the oil. Flip and drizzle with the remaining oil. Place in the oven, bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown and crispy. Remove from oven and let cool. In a large bowl, add goat cheese, cream cheese, lemon zest, parsley, salt, and pepper. Using a fork, mash, and blend cheese together. Spread 1 tablespoon of goat cheese mixture on toasted bread. Top with half a slice of prosciutto and sliced fig. Place on platter, drizzle with oil, and serve.

Tia&rsquos Tips: Make crostini a day ahead and store in an airtight container at room temperature. Prepare cheese mixture ahead of time, remove from refrigerator an hour before using. The mixture will spread easier. I love to have this with an Aperol Spritz on the side on a warm summer day!

Pesto Tortellini Salad with Arugula and Peas

Serves 6-8 as a side dish
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

&bull 16 oz cheese-filled tortellini
&bull 1/2 cup premade basil pesto
&bull 3 cups arugula
&bull 2 cup frozen peas
&bull Parmesan wedge
&bull Salt and pepper

Directions: Cook the tortellini according to package directions. Reserve ¼ cup pasta water and drain pasta. Return hot pasta to pot, add pesto, arugula, and frozen peas. Toss until pasta is covered in sauce and arugula has wilted and peas defrost. If pasta seems dry, add a little bit of pasta water and stir. Pour the tortellini into a large bowl. Allow to cool completely. Cover in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Before serving, top with shaved parmesan cheese and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve.

Tia&rsquos Tip: Making the pasta a day ahead will allow the flavor to blend better. Substitute any pasta for the tortellini. This pairs well with the Aperol Spritz, which is my drink of summer!

Summer Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad with Peaches

Servings 6-8 as an appetizer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients:

&bull 3-4 assorted heirloom tomatoes, medium size works best
&bull 3 small ripe peaches, washed
&bull 16 ounces (4-4oz balls) burrata
&bull 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
&bull 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
&bull 1 tsp kosher salt
&bull ½ tsp fresh cracked pepper
&bull 10-15 basil Leaves, washed

Directions: Wash and dry all tomatoes and slice them into ¼ slices. Remove core from any slices that may have one. Place on platter, overlapping slices to fit platter. Cut peaches into slices and remove the pit. Scatter on top of tomatoes. Break open burrata balls in half, and place on top of tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper, drizzle with balsamic first, then oil. Hand tear basil leaves and sprinkle all over tomatoes.

Tia&rsquos Tip: Prep tomatoes and peaches on patters and keep them refrigerated for up to 2-3 hours before serving. Right before finish topping with remaining ingredients, then serve. Of course, I&rsquom washing this down with an Aperol Spritz!

And while you&rsquore here taking notes, check out Tia&rsquos essential entertaining tips:

1. I&rsquom really looking forward to gathering with friends and family more this summer and have a few crowd-pleasing recipes up my sleeve that I plan to serve all season long. Everyone loves a quick and easy bite so one of my go-to&rsquos is a crostini topped with goat cheese, figs, and salami or prosciutto.

Paired alongside tortellini or Caprese salad, you have a delicious spread with culinary nods to Italy that works so perfectly with the ultimate summer cocktail of an Aperol Spritz. The combination always makes for the most joyful and celebratory occasion and the best part&mdashit only takes a few simple and fresh ingredients to pull together!

2. For me, entertaining is always about the music. I spend a lot of time curating the perfect playlist to ensure good vibes all around&mdashwhether for a few friends coming over for brunch or just to enjoy while I&rsquom cooking in the kitchen.

My top three theme songs for this summer are DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince &ldquoSummertime,&rdquo Sade &lsquoNo Ordinary Love&rdquo and, of course, DeBarge &ldquoRhythm of the Night&rdquo

3. The summer season is definitely one of my favorites in terms of style. It&rsquos the best time of year to embrace effortless sundresses, strappy sandals, minimal makeup, and of course bold, bright colors. I have recently been embracing styles and looks inspired by that Italian vacation we have all been missing the past year or so. If I can&rsquot get to the Amalfi Coast, at least I can dress like I am going there!

4. Summer is the perfect time to revamp and refresh your bar cart to ensure you are well stocked on all your favorite drinks and ingredients! For me, my go-to cocktail for summer is the Aperol Spritz.

All you need is a white wine glass full of ice, Prosecco, Aperol, soda water, and garnish with an orange slice! It&rsquos not only simple and easy to make but the iconic orange color really brightens the overall mood and aesthetic of the bar cart, bringing a beautiful, fresh summer vibe to my home.

An easy way to remember how to create the perfect Aperol Spritz? P.A.S.S.!

(Aperol is available for purchase nationwide on Drizly, MiniBar, and Reserve Bar platforms with an SRP of $25.99 for a 750ml bottle)

5. As a foodie and a cook, I&rsquom always in the kitchen experimenting with new ingredients and creating recipes that are quick, easy, and stress-free. I love adding in fresh seasonal ingredients that can easily transition a classic dish from one season to the next, like adding peaches into a traditional Caprese salad or figs onto a crostini for the summer season.

6. This summer, I&rsquom planning to spend a lot of my time entertaining outdoors. While dining and celebrating alfresco always ensures a lovely setting for friends and family, you can always bring the space to life and make it memorable with a stunning tablescape.

One of my go-to decoration tips is using bright, beautiful summer flowers to fill the table with some color. My favorite, of course, is bright orange &ndash the color of a perfect Aperol Spritz.


Tia Mowry Shares Her Fave Food Pairings & Summer Hosting Tips

Beloved actress, cookbook author, and lifestyle guru Tia Mowry knows a thing or two about healthy girl summers and shared her fave food pairings & hosting tips to help you prep for all of your seasonal sipping and kick-backs.

From her go-to style choices to her favorite tunes to get the party started, Tia shares how she&rsquoll be hosting alfresco gatherings with tasty eats that pair perfectly with Italy&rsquos #1 cocktail: the Aperol Spritz!

Peep her easy-to-follow recipes and guest entertaining tips below:

Herb Goat Cheese Crostini with Prosciutto and Fig

Serves 10-12 as an appetizer
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

&bull 1 french baguette
&bull 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus more for topping
&bull 10 oz goat cheese, softened
&bull 4 oz cream cheese or mascarpone, softened
&bull Zest of 1 lemon
&bull 1 tbsp chopped parsley leaves
&bull ½ tsp kosher salt
&bull ¼ tsp black pepper
&bull 4 oz prosciutto or salami, sliced in half
&bull 10 ripe figs, stemmed and thinly sliced.

Directions: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Slice baguette into ¼ to ½ in thick slices on the bias. Place on sheet trays in a single layer. Generously drizzle with half of the oil. Flip and drizzle with the remaining oil. Place in the oven, bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown and crispy. Remove from oven and let cool. In a large bowl, add goat cheese, cream cheese, lemon zest, parsley, salt, and pepper. Using a fork, mash, and blend cheese together. Spread 1 tablespoon of goat cheese mixture on toasted bread. Top with half a slice of prosciutto and sliced fig. Place on platter, drizzle with oil, and serve.

Tia&rsquos Tips: Make crostini a day ahead and store in an airtight container at room temperature. Prepare cheese mixture ahead of time, remove from refrigerator an hour before using. The mixture will spread easier. I love to have this with an Aperol Spritz on the side on a warm summer day!

Pesto Tortellini Salad with Arugula and Peas

Serves 6-8 as a side dish
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

&bull 16 oz cheese-filled tortellini
&bull 1/2 cup premade basil pesto
&bull 3 cups arugula
&bull 2 cup frozen peas
&bull Parmesan wedge
&bull Salt and pepper

Directions: Cook the tortellini according to package directions. Reserve ¼ cup pasta water and drain pasta. Return hot pasta to pot, add pesto, arugula, and frozen peas. Toss until pasta is covered in sauce and arugula has wilted and peas defrost. If pasta seems dry, add a little bit of pasta water and stir. Pour the tortellini into a large bowl. Allow to cool completely. Cover in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Before serving, top with shaved parmesan cheese and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve.

Tia&rsquos Tip: Making the pasta a day ahead will allow the flavor to blend better. Substitute any pasta for the tortellini. This pairs well with the Aperol Spritz, which is my drink of summer!

Summer Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad with Peaches

Servings 6-8 as an appetizer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients:

&bull 3-4 assorted heirloom tomatoes, medium size works best
&bull 3 small ripe peaches, washed
&bull 16 ounces (4-4oz balls) burrata
&bull 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
&bull 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
&bull 1 tsp kosher salt
&bull ½ tsp fresh cracked pepper
&bull 10-15 basil Leaves, washed

Directions: Wash and dry all tomatoes and slice them into ¼ slices. Remove core from any slices that may have one. Place on platter, overlapping slices to fit platter. Cut peaches into slices and remove the pit. Scatter on top of tomatoes. Break open burrata balls in half, and place on top of tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper, drizzle with balsamic first, then oil. Hand tear basil leaves and sprinkle all over tomatoes.

Tia&rsquos Tip: Prep tomatoes and peaches on patters and keep them refrigerated for up to 2-3 hours before serving. Right before finish topping with remaining ingredients, then serve. Of course, I&rsquom washing this down with an Aperol Spritz!

And while you&rsquore here taking notes, check out Tia&rsquos essential entertaining tips:

1. I&rsquom really looking forward to gathering with friends and family more this summer and have a few crowd-pleasing recipes up my sleeve that I plan to serve all season long. Everyone loves a quick and easy bite so one of my go-to&rsquos is a crostini topped with goat cheese, figs, and salami or prosciutto.

Paired alongside tortellini or Caprese salad, you have a delicious spread with culinary nods to Italy that works so perfectly with the ultimate summer cocktail of an Aperol Spritz. The combination always makes for the most joyful and celebratory occasion and the best part&mdashit only takes a few simple and fresh ingredients to pull together!

2. For me, entertaining is always about the music. I spend a lot of time curating the perfect playlist to ensure good vibes all around&mdashwhether for a few friends coming over for brunch or just to enjoy while I&rsquom cooking in the kitchen.

My top three theme songs for this summer are DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince &ldquoSummertime,&rdquo Sade &lsquoNo Ordinary Love&rdquo and, of course, DeBarge &ldquoRhythm of the Night&rdquo

3. The summer season is definitely one of my favorites in terms of style. It&rsquos the best time of year to embrace effortless sundresses, strappy sandals, minimal makeup, and of course bold, bright colors. I have recently been embracing styles and looks inspired by that Italian vacation we have all been missing the past year or so. If I can&rsquot get to the Amalfi Coast, at least I can dress like I am going there!

4. Summer is the perfect time to revamp and refresh your bar cart to ensure you are well stocked on all your favorite drinks and ingredients! For me, my go-to cocktail for summer is the Aperol Spritz.

All you need is a white wine glass full of ice, Prosecco, Aperol, soda water, and garnish with an orange slice! It&rsquos not only simple and easy to make but the iconic orange color really brightens the overall mood and aesthetic of the bar cart, bringing a beautiful, fresh summer vibe to my home.

An easy way to remember how to create the perfect Aperol Spritz? P.A.S.S.!

(Aperol is available for purchase nationwide on Drizly, MiniBar, and Reserve Bar platforms with an SRP of $25.99 for a 750ml bottle)

5. As a foodie and a cook, I&rsquom always in the kitchen experimenting with new ingredients and creating recipes that are quick, easy, and stress-free. I love adding in fresh seasonal ingredients that can easily transition a classic dish from one season to the next, like adding peaches into a traditional Caprese salad or figs onto a crostini for the summer season.

6. This summer, I&rsquom planning to spend a lot of my time entertaining outdoors. While dining and celebrating alfresco always ensures a lovely setting for friends and family, you can always bring the space to life and make it memorable with a stunning tablescape.

One of my go-to decoration tips is using bright, beautiful summer flowers to fill the table with some color. My favorite, of course, is bright orange &ndash the color of a perfect Aperol Spritz.


Watch the video: Sensational Summer (July 2022).


Comments:

  1. Nikozragore

    In my opinion it only the beginning. I suggest you to try to look in google.com

  2. Voodookora

    Disagree

  3. Siwili

    Yes indeed. It happens. Let's discuss this issue.

  4. Leonel

    Is an excellent idea

  5. Maolmuire

    the graceful answer

  6. Uzziah

    Sorry, but I propose to go a different way.

  7. Brakasa

    Oooh, just what you need.



Write a message