Mmm…bruschetta. This is one of our favorite summer meals and was inspired by the bruschetta in the movie Julie and Julia.

I decided to make homemade bread rather than using store bought, so my Kitchenaid mixer got a good workout!

Once the bread was done baking, I chopped up lots of fresh tomatoes, garlic, and basil. After mixing in a little olive oil, salt, and pepper, I let the tomato mixture sit to get all juicy and flavorful.

In the movie, it looks to me like Julie pan fries the bread; while I’ve done this (and it is delicious!), I decided to just brush the bread with a little olive oil and grill it. The bread was done quickly, so then it was up to Jon and me to each assemble our own slices of bruschetta at the table. The tomatoes were highlighted by the garlic and basil, and there was enough juice to soak into the bread making it a yummy crunchy gooey meal. Yum!



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