This dipping oil recipe was inspired by products received from Pompeian and Smiley360. All words and thoughts are my own.
It may sound funny, but I threw my first serious dinner party when I was in high school. I set the table nicely with linens, candles, and a centerpiece and served up four courses – appetizers, salad, entree, and dessert – to five of my closets friends. It was a lot of fun – even considering the fact that the guys ended up playing swords with the crunchy rosemary bread sticks and then attempted to light them using the candles.
Gotta love teenage boys.
Being a hostess has always come naturally for me, and even when I’m only “entertaining” my own family, I like to try and make our meals as nice as possible. Yes, we do take out now and then, and sometimes dinner comes out of the freezer. But if I can carve the extra time out of the day, I like to add little extras whenever I can.
One “extra” that I like to serve is bread with dipping oil. Bread has always been a highlight of a meal for me; I’m sure it goes back to baking bread in the kitchen with my Gram while I was growing up. But after the first time my bread was paired with dipping oil and herbs at a restaurant one night, I’ve made it as a pre-dinner nosh a few times per year.