One of my favorite things about summertime is the impromptu gatherings of friends when the weather warms, schedules loosen and the light-filled evenings seem to go on forever. Here's my standard line-up of staples that you can nearly always find in my kitchen this time of year.... allowing me to throw together simple snacks or a no-fuss, laid back tapas style meal in no time...
Balsamic Reduction - for caprese salad or as a topping over the vanilla ice cream with strawberries
Vanilla Ice Cream
Herb Covered Goat Cheese
Other favorite add ons: Strong Cheddar, Hummus, individual sized pastries and fresh fruit
Ulterior Motive: I don't even have to turn the oven on. :)