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Easy Eats: Caramelized Tomato Crostini 

The holiday season is finally upon us! Time for loads of cooking, baking and eating! It truly is a foodie’s favorite time of year.

It can be stressful though, especially if you are hosting a holiday gathering. You have all the pressure of cooking the main dishes and getting the party started with appetizers, of course. 

This year, I’m leaning towards crostini as my go-to appetizer. Homemade crostini really doesn’t require a lot of ingredients, prep time is minimal, and the presentation always looks flawless!

This Caramelized Tomato Crostini is sure to please a whole room of family and friends this holiday season! Let’s jump into the recipe!

Ingredients:

  • French baguette
  • Ricotta cheese
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Olive Oil
  • Balsamic vinaigrette
  • Salt & Pepper 

What to do:

  1. Begin by slicing up your French baguette using a serrated bread knife. 
  2. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. 
  3. On a greased baking sheet, evenly arrange the pieces of sliced bread. Brush on some olive oil onto each piece of bread so that it gets golden when baking. Also, add salt and pepper.
  4. Bake in the oven for approximately 5-7 minutes or until the bread becomes golden in color. 
  5. Remove them from the oven and let them cool before adding toppings. 
  6. Next step is caramelizing the tomatoes. Slice them in half and place on a separate, greased baking sheet. 
  7. Add salt, pepper, and oil onto your tomatoes. Most importantly, sprinkle on some sugar so that they will caramelize. 
  8. Bake these in the oven for around 7-10 minutes or until they have slightly shriveled up and the sugar has melted into a glaze.
  9. Once everything has cooled, spread the Ricotta cheese onto your crostini and then top with two cherry tomatoes.
  10. Drizzle on some balsamic vinaigrette for some extra flavor.

The best thing about this recipe is that you can make the crostini up to 48 hours ahead of time and store in an air-tight container! It’ll save you some valuable minutes before your guests arrive.

Hope you all enjoy!

Jake Miller Talks New Music With Nick Tangorra!!

Jake Miller dropped a huge surprise on his fans… a brand new single titled “Wait For You”. This song is for one of his best for sure and the chorus is too catchy... I haven’t stopped singing it! Miller called into the “Tangorra Takeover” to catch up with me and talk all things new music!“It’s my best music to date. It’s really on another level and I really just kinda took my time with it knowing that now that I have a major label behind me I really don’t wanna mess this chance up,” he said.

The coolest thing about this song is that not only did Jake write it…. He also produced it too! 

“I’m the best artist I’ve ever been and it’s just like I’m in the position right now to win more than I’ve ever won. The music… I’ve never believed in it more.” 

See Jake Miller LIVE Wednesday November 28th at the Highline Ballroom in NYC and check out his brand new single, “Wait For You” everywhere NOW!!!

My “Sweet 16” Episode of Tangorra Takeover!

Tangorra Takeover’s 16th Episode is officially airing!! Honestly, can you believe we’ve been doing this together for almost 4 months now? I’ve taken you on tour with me doing this show from a hotel room in Miami to doing it live at Haunted Houses, BLI’s Bowling Over Breast Cancer, and BLI’s Touch A Truck! Not only have we had our show in cool places, but we’ve had some amazing celebrity guests like MAX, Sebastian Olzanski, WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch!

I just want to thank you! Thank you to all you amazing listeners for calling in to the station and tweeting me! Your interaction every week has been INCREDIBLE, and allowing me to take the ride with you home from work, to the club, or maybe just in your college dorm has been amazing. Thank you to my team! My show producer Victoria (@ovictoriamedia) who helps me create the best show week after week! My family and friends for all their support, and our team over here at BLI. Most importantly, I couldn’t do it without you guys! It’s funny, I wanted to quit after the first demo I just really hated how I sounded. I couldn’t get over talking to a microphone, I’m more comfortable with singing rather than talking. The longer I got used to talking to the microphone the more I realized that I wasn’t just talking to a microphone, I’m talking with you guys! Here we are 16 shows later! I feel so blessed to be able to have a platform to talk with you guys every week and I look forward to so many more Tangorra Takeovers! Just the beginning of something MAJOR!!!! I love you, Long Island!!

-Nick Tangorra

KENDALL JENNER’s Stalker Ordered To Stay Away For 5 YEARS!

According to TMZ, “A judge granted Kendall a permanent restraining order against John Ford Friday morning ... and it requires the alleged stalker to stay at least 100 yards away from her and her home at all times. Nor can he contact her in any way.”

 

Beyoncé Is Breaking The Internet With Toni Braxton Halloween Tribute

Looks like Beyoncé is at it again this Halloween with yet ANOTHER artist tribute. This isn’t her first time paying homage to an icon. In years past, she’s dressed as Lil Kim and Salt-N-Pepa for the holiday.

This year, Toni Braxton is her target and we seriously couldn’t be more impressed with the side-by-side.

Introducing “Phoni Braxton:”

Toni Braxton HERSELF has already taken it to Twitter to share her love for “Phoni Braxton.”

In case you missed it last year, check Bey dressed as Lil’ Kim:    And the year before as Salt-N-Pepa:  ...And even her take on BARBIE! Keep the costumes coming, Bey! Happy Halloween!
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