This recipe for Baked Provolone is the perfect appetizer for your Holiday parties. I serve it with my homemade Artisan Bread cubed. You can serve it with crackers too. It is so cheesy, and the garlic, oregano, and balsamic, meld together to bring the best flavors in one little baking dish! When I find a appetizer I like, I tend to make it over and over again. From the first time I made this, I have made it ten times since, and I never tire of it. Today this blog is dedicated to all my fellow food bloggers out there. I am so enjoying my new passion with trying new recipes and perfecting my photography skills. I don’t think people actually know how much work goes into posting one blog. I certainly never knew. I would go on numerous food sites and copy so many recipes and never commented on any blogs, I just wanted the printed recipe. Now that I know how much work goes into the cooking, the time of day you take your pictures, the setting up, from the colors you want to use, to the plating, the photography editing and so on. It can take anywhere from and hour up to five hours. My last post on Dewey’s Spiced Nuts took me four hours to edit and post. I typically send my recipe’s to the food sites, Tastespotting, Tasteologie, and Foodgawker. Foodgawker was the only one that took the spiced nuts. I never know exactly what they are looking for, so it’s just luck of the draw, or actually the perfect photograph. I am not a professional photographer and so it’s very frustrating for me, when I know the food tastes great and I want to share the recipe and they won’t take the blog because of the lighting of the picture or the composition. So just an FYI if your taking time to read someone’s blog and copying their recipe, please remember to leave a comment, it doesn’t have to be a long one, you could just write yummy! Even though all of us fellow food bloggers love what we do and will continue to share and be inspired by new recipes, we love to hear from you and what you think. Remember how long it takes to write one blog and I for sure will never again visit another food bloggers site without leaving a comment. Thanks for reading and let me know how you like this fabulous Baked Provolone with tomatoes, oregano and balsamic. Thanks, Stacey
Baked Provolone with Tomatoes, Oregano and Balsamic:
One package of sliced Provolone by Sargento, approximately 12 slices
1 small diced tomato, or 1/2 can of chopped tomatoes
6 garlic cloves peeled and chopped
1 Tbs olive oil
1 tsp oregano
Sea salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
Preheat oven to 450 and position a rack in the center of the oven
Place cheese slices all over the bottom of a small baking dish or casserole dish
In a small bowl combine the tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, oregano, 1/4 tsp salt and black pepper to taste.
Spread mixture over the cheese slices and drizzle with the balsamic vinegar.
Bake in oven for approximately 5 minutes or until cheese is all melted and bubbly.
Serve with my Artisan Bread cubed, or any bread of your choosing and crackers. Enjoy! Happy Holidays!