Smoked salmon pizza with capers, red onion, and cream cheese

Start with the pizza crust recipe. For the smoked salmon pizza as an appetizer, I like to make the pizza a little smaller and thinner; therefore, one pizza crust recipe will make about 2 smaller pizzas. Incorporating some dill into the pizza crust goes particularly well with this one.


Smoked salmon dip

So easy to throw together and always a crowd pleaser. Goes great on a charcuterie platter with an assortment of sausages, olives, crackers, etc.. It’s easy to smoke your own salmon or simply buy some good quality stuff at the store.


Cheesecake

CheesecakeThis recipe is my ‘go to’ recipe for cheesecake. I like simple food that’s easy to throw together and this one definitely meets the objective! I have to give credit where credit is due and this one is adapted from Martha Stewart. I like it because it is just simple and straightforward which allows you to modify or add other flavors or try different things reliably. I have made this cheesecake about 10 times now with various additions (in this photo, you can see that it is topped with lemon curd which is one of my favorites) and it is always good. The good news is that it has a consistently pleasant texture/taste and the simple crust is also flavorful.