My Go to Appetizer – Bruschetta

I don’t believe I have ever met a person who disliked bruschetta. Whether it is heated or raw it is so fresh and delicious, you simply can’t deny it. There are many times when I am getting together last minute with friends or times when want to provide an appetizer that will impress yet doesn’t require slaving in the kitchen, this is when I turn to my go to Bruschetta. It is hard to even call this a recipe, because I simply go by taste and visual ratios, but for those who have ask below is my recipe for my easy peasy Bruschetta.



Small Bowl Full of Cherry Tomatoes

Handful of Basil

1Tbsp. Olive Oil

3/4 Tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar

Salt & Pepper to Taste

Loaf of Yummy Bread

First, dice the tomatoes, finely chop the basil and place in a small mixing bowl.


Next stir in the Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar, salt and pepper. Server on your choice of a yummy loaf of bread. *To take it to the next level quickly toast each side of a slice of bread on a frying pan with just a dash of olive oil. It is just to die for!


-Maci K.


Fresh and Comforting Vegan Pesto

I must confess — I am a creature of habit.

Most Saturday mornings, with out fail, I wake up to my internal clock (practically as the sun rises), make my way down stairs, grab a cup of tea and bundle up on the couch with a few cookbooks, then proceed to watch something mindless on Netflix. I devour these cookbooks and Pinterest in search of inspiration for new and old recipes for the upcoming week’s meal plan.

Saturday is my meal planning morning because as soon as I have meals planned for the upcoming week, we walk down to the local farmer’s market to grab as much as we can for as little moolah as we can. I am always trying to change up our meals, to avoid a food rut and some how, trying a new meal or re-visiting a meal we haven’t made in a while seems to keep week-day-life interesting.

A couple of months ago, I pinned this recipe on one of these cozy Saturday Mornings.  I have always been a HUGE fan of any pasta recipe yet I have never been a huge fan of any Pesto sauces. Until, I finally tried this recipe 2 months ago. Since then I have been obsessed and my husband can vouch for me, that this is now a Kauffman Family Summer Staple.

We pair it with tomatoes roasted in white wine (recipe to come) and the combination is completely comforting, healthy and fresh a summer meal! This week I used the excuse of my mother-in-law coming over for dinner to make it; I wonder what excuse I’ll come up with next week.

-Maci K