a tasty mixture of creations from my cucina & inspiration for my creations

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Homemade Mango Salsa

megs cucina mango salsa

Not sure how I only recently found out how much I love mangoes but DAMN better later than never! I recently was home to visit my parents and my mom was snacking on the most delicious combo – freshly chopped mango & crushed almonds. So easy but so delicious and a healthy snack might I add. This has become one of my go to snacks (thanks mom!) and my other is mango salsa. It absolutely screams summer: bright colors, zesty lime juice and refreshing fruit. YUM YUM YUM. Scroll down to get the recipe! You’ll be making it in no time.

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Easy Antipasto Skewers

I first introduced you to mini versions of these delightful antipasto skewers around the holidays. Now they are making an appearance again for the summer! I recommend this easy appetizer for any kind of gathering you are hosting or attending this summer. Whether it is a family BBQ, weekend getaway at a cottage, picnic with friends or patio gathering, these will quickly become your go to. The long shish kabob stick makes them easy to eat for group gatherings – no one likes awkwardly balancing their cold beer, food & napkin. Find out what you need to make these tasty morsels below.

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Baked Chicken (or Veggie) Spring Rolls

megs cucina baked spring rolls

Spring rolls are my go to whenever I am ordering Chinese food. I love those crispy little morsels! But whenever I thought about making them at home I didn’t have a deep fryer nor did I want to waste a ton of oil in a makeshift deep fryer. Luckily I did some research and learned that baked spring rolls are indeed a possibility. And holy heck they might just be the tastiest thing I’ve made since starting this blog (or at least top 10!). I tried this recipe for the first time this past weekend for a gals trip up North. Let’s just say it was certainly not my last time making them! Find the super easy and flavorful recipe below.

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Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

megs cucina twice baked sweet potatoes

Who doesn’t love a twice baked potato?! While they are super delicious and go really well with a grilled steak I might add, the ingredients can be a little heavy. And I personally don’t do well with a ton of lactose. SO I came up with a simple recipe that uses lighter ingredients to make this fan favorite a bit healthier. And I am posting it right on time for the Super Bowl.

Looking for an easy recipe for your Super Bowl party? Look no further.

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What to Serve with Seriously Cool Wine?

megs cucina cilantro hummus

It’s a serious question! I recently had the chance to taste some wonderful VQA wines at a friendsgiving event held at Antler in Toronto. One of my favorites from the evening was a brand of wine called Seriously Cool by Southbrook Vineyards. Not only does it have a fun, vibrant label but the wine is great too. So naturally I had to see what I could whip up in my kitchen to go with it!

Red wine is definitely my go to, especially in the fall. There is nothing I love more then cozying up with a nice glass of wine and a spread of appetizers to snack on. And this Seriously Cool Red definitely made the cut! Find out my favorite things to include in a ‘wine night’ spread including how to make cilantro hummus!

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