Antipasto Bruschette

not to be all "italian" but bruschetta (brew-SKET-ta) actually refers to the char of the bread, which then gets smothered in olive oil and topped with any number of salty bits. here are a few options for how to properly serve this classic appetizer

Summer Fruit Torte

i can't imagine this recipe would be any less delicious using apricots or plums-- hell, try it with cherries or pears and let me know how it goes. completely basic cake is transformed by in-season fruit and a splash of both vanilla and almond extracts to make a very special breakfast or dessert that will make your mom say "it's okay," which is passive-aggressive for outstanding