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Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta

For out last get together I made this delicious Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta. This is an appetizer that shrimp fans will love. In our family this is one of our most favorite recipes. It's so delicious!

You can go with a baguette instead if you would like bite sized portions, but it is hard to beat a fresh loaf of ciabatta bread. The baguette slices will get much crunchier so if you prefer that mouth feel, you can go with a baguette. A fresh French bread would also work great. Enjoy!

Parmesan Tomatoes

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I haven't posted a ton of side dish vegetables recipes before but I thought it was time for a new addition. Parmesan Tomatoes are a very basic recipe for a tomato topped with a creamy Parmesan spread. It is very customizable, just use whatever seasoning you are in the mood for, such as Italian, Cajun, or garlic. We used a blend from Penzeys called Fox Point that had a mix of salt, shallots, chives, garlic, onion and green peppercorns. Tasty and easy. Ready for the recipe?

Parmesan Tomatoes
Makes 6-8 servings

1/2 c. mayo
1/3c.  parmesan
1/2 tsp Penseys Fox Point spices  
6-8 Campari tomatoes (regular tomatoes work too), cut in half

1. In a small bowl, mix first 3 ingredients. Add a small spoonful of topping to each halved tomato and add to a prepared baking dish.

2. Bake at 350-f degrees until browned, about 15 minutes.

Source: Recipe from my mom & sister


  1. These sound wonderful!

  2. Ali, these look great! Awesome that you're a fellow Penzey's fan; I've got a whole cabinet full and they pop up on my blog all the time. I just used Fox Point to make a cracker dip last weekend. Pinning this one!

  3. That is delicious... so simple, need to try this soon!

  4. This is a colorful pretty side dish, looks tasty too! Making me hungry!

  5. Fantastic, Ali! You'll make my Friday Favorite Finds list with this one :)

  6. Ahh soooo yummy!! We have tons of tomatoes growing right now and this is the perfect recipe! Thank you for sharing! Making this..this weekend!

  7. omg. these look soooo good. totally going to be trying this. adore this post. if you get a second I'd love if you'd check out this weeks fash fave and fash fail. I'd love to hear what you think. thanks love. xoxo

  8. Yum! These look wonderful and so easy. I'm still getting garden tomatoes and I can't wait to try this. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Ali, these look easy and delicious! I love going to Penzeys!

  10. These little gems would be the highlight of my meal Nicely done!!!


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