Leek, prosciutto and tomato tart

2015 is going to be the year of travel for A Zesty Bite. I’ve always had an insane amount of love for travel and I even lived in London for a brief time after college. Europe will always hold a special place in my heart. In one week I will be sitting by the...

Top 10 recipes for 2014

I seriously can’t believe we are about to enter the year 2015. So much has happened in the past year and I can’t wait to see what is in store for my family this next year. After quitting my full time job in 2013 after we moved it was nice to stay home with...

Strawberry granola yogurt parfait

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas. It was nice to take some time off to spend with family for my FAVORITE holiday. One week away from the kitchen and from social media, I can say that I haven’t done that in forever and it was much needed. This past weekend I was...

Raspberry Vanilla Bean Cupcakes

What do you do to relax? Is it getting a pedicure, massage, shopping trip, hot bath, taking a nap, reading a book or pouring a big glass of wine? I would have to agree with all of the above, but my most favorite relaxing thing is to bake. There’s just something about flour, sugar,...

virtual tea party

The holidays are upon us but that doesn’t mean I can’t get excited about the premiere of Downton Abbey in January. This month I teamed up with World Market for a little virtual tea party at my house. All my family and friends know how much I adore anything that comes from World Market....

Salted caramel cheese ball

Say hello to the wonderful world of cheese balls.  No seriously they are one of life’s greatest things because cheese is involved.  Cheese is a lot like bacon and one can never have too much of either.  Well you can but that’s not the point here.   Parties need to have cheese whether it...

pomegranate moscow mule

Guys we are almost in the single digits to Christmas. I am having a total freak out moment because not all gifts are bought and I’ll probably be wrapping the night before. In years past I’ve done so good but with our family coming down with bronchitis it literally wiped me out for two...

Coconut Rice with California Raisins, Pomegranate and Hazelnuts

As Christmas approaches people are gathering their thoughts on presents, decorations and meals.   Sometimes we have the more traditional meal including: turkey, rolls, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes and a plethora of dessert choices. We also switch it up sometimes by serving enchiladas, fried fish or an Italian meal. This year it’s all about...