Hollie Strano's 4th of July recipes featured on Thursday's edition of Channel 3 News Today.
Strano's Banging Bruschetta
3 large ripe tomatoes, chopped
1 red onion, chopped
1 large bunch of fresh basil, chopped
Fresh mozzarella, slice
3/4 cup of olive oil
1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar
1 large loaf of baguette bread, sliced
Salt and pepper
Evenly spread butter on the slices of bread. Assemble on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 until toasted.
In a large bowl, mix tomatoes, onions and basil. Season with salt and pepper. Add oil and vinegar and toss to coat.
To assemble, take a slice of the bread, top with a slice of mozzarella, then a scoop of tomato mixture. Enjoy!
Strano's Berry Blasters!
2 cups blueberries
2 cups raspberries
1/2 cup sugar + 1/4 cup sugar
2 rolls crescent rolls
In a large bowl, mix berries and a 1/2 cup sugar. Set aside.
Spread crescent rolls evenly on a cookie sheet... Into a large rectangle. About 1/4 inch thick. Sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake at 350° until golden brown. Remove and cool. Cut into squares or even star shapes using a cookie cutter if you wish!
To assemble, take a martini glass, put a couple of the crescents at the bottom, top with berries then whipped cream. Repeat. Garnish with a sprig of mint.