From the Kitchen

Oil and Vinegar

When I cook Italian food for dinner or anytime we have bread as a side item, we dip our bread into Oil and Vinegar. To be more specific, Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar. Thanks to Macaroni Grill, we have been doing this at home for years and can’t seem to stop.

Because we love this combo so much, we purchased these great glass bottles to put them into. It makes it easy and quick to use. Our bottles came from good ol’ Bed Bath and Beyond.

You can add extra things to your mix as well. We have enjoyed Fresh Black Pepper, Parmesan cheese, Minced Garlic, or a yummy herb mix of Rosemary and dried Oregano. You could even add a little Red Pepper for some spice.

We dip all kinds of bread into our Oil and Vinegar, usually whatever I have on hand. But the best is a fresh homemade bread. Next week, I will be sharing a recipe I make for a yummy Rosemary Bread that I have learned from a friend, so stay tuned. But for now, pick up a yummy sourdough or french bread from the local bakery to dip into your Oil and Vinegar.


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  2. Nice idea, but I must tell you that nobody in Italy usually eats bread dipped into olive oil+vinegar…

  3. This sounds yummy! Since I’ve never made this before I’m wondering how much of each you mix together. Is it equal parts of the vinegar and oil?

  4. These do make great gifts! We have given them as gifts for weddings and house warming gifts and they are always well received!

  5. These Bottles are the best. Perfect for drizzling!

    I also love the idea for these bottles for a dish soap jar!

  6. We have those same bottles from BB&B and we use them to put our colorful dishsoap in. I like them so much more than the decorated ones.

  7. This is the best…so yummy! It’s funny, I’ve been thinking of doing a post on this exact same thing, but with focaccia bread (with dough made in the bread machine).

  8. yummy! can’t get enough of it at Macaroni Grille. i need those bottles & can’t wait for the rosemary bread recipe. :)

  9. I have those exact same bottles from BB&B, and that’s exactly what I have in them! When we registered for them my husband had no idea what they were for. :o) I’ve also found they’re much better for “drizzling” olive oil on something, whereas the original bottle seems to dump more than drizzle.

  10. YUM! We do this at our house too, but not every time. I guess I forget how good it is. Can’t wait for the rosemary bread recipe. Always looking for new good recipes.
    ALSO- I’ve never thought of making german pancakes in muffin tins. How did you get to be so smart?!?

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