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So yesterday was like a gazillion ingredients.

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Today there is six, seven including the salt and pepper.

But really no one counts salt and pepper.

Originally, I had something else for today, but since yesterday was a big meal I figured today I would go the appetizer/ side dish route. For some reason I really like creating full course meals for you guys. Appetizers have never been a big thing in my family. It was always dinner and then dessert.

These though are the perfect appetizer or the perfect side dish. I served them as a side since the only entertaining we do is feeding and cleaning up after dirty snowboarders. They want just one giant meal – all at once.

Basically it is a free for all around here.

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Ahh! Wait, stop all previous thoughts.

I literally just got news that I have a new cousin.

A little baby boy!!


I think that is still being determined.

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Welcome to the family kid!

You now have a total of  twenty-six aunts, uncles and cousins, plus your dad’s side of aunts, uncles and cousins – all looking out for you.

We are crazy, but we’ll love you for life. Even if you are some crazy Italian like your dad who lives for his Momma’s homemade meatball subs. Although, who can blame him? I am betting those subs are out of this world!

Lest just hope you get your mom’s dimples, your dad’s golfing skills and maybe a little less of your big sister’s feistiness. I take that back, your dad probably wants you to have that.

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Congratulations Erin and Joe!

Oh and of course congrats on becoming a big sister Alexa!

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Alright, now that I have shared my family news lets talk about these polenta rounds.

Awesome out of this world polenta.

These polenta rounds, that I almost did not make because I thought you guys might think they were boring. Trust me, they are so not boring.

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First, the grilled polenta.

Holy moly, oh my gosh. Grilled polenta is so good.

It’s like a crunchy chip on the outside, but with just a little softness on the inside. It’s crazy.

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Then the warm gorgonzola with the the crisp peach?

I am loving the cheese and fruit combos so much this summer.

I am addicted, and I think it may be becoming a problem.

But really, the peach and gorgonzola combo is the best combo around. But of course, around here pretty much everything needs sauce……Peach and Gorgonzola Grilled Polenta Rounds with Chipotle Honey |

Which is where the sweet and spicy chipotle honey comes in.

Yes, chipotle honey. Sounds a bit strange, but they actually go great together. Try it, you’ll like it!

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Peach and Gorgonzola Grilled Polenta Rounds with Chipotle Honey Sauce

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories Per Serving: 237 kcal

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  • 1 inch tube polenta removed from casing, cut into 1/2- slices
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt + pepper for sprinkling
  • 6 ounces gorgonzola cheese crumbled
  • 1 peach sliced thin

Chipotle honey

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1-2 tablespoon chipotle in adobo


  • Brush both sides of the polenta cakes with the olive oil, and set aside.
  • Heat a grill or grill pan to high heat. Lay the polenta rounds in one layer on the grill, and grill for 5 minutes on each side or until both sides are golden and crunchy and have grill marks.
  • Remove the cakes from the grill and place on a large sheet of tin foil. Turn the grill down to medium.
  • Top each polenta round with an even amount of gorgonzola cheese and 2 to 3 slices of peach. Carefully lift the foil onto the grill and grill for 5 minutes or until the cheese is warm and melty. Remove from the grill and drizzle with the chipotle honey.
  • To make the chipotle honey add the honey and chipotle in adobo to a small bowl. Whisk to combine. Taste and add more chipotle if you like it smokier/hotter.

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I am thinking cupcakes need to be made to celebrate…….

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  1. We just tried this tonight as an appetizer when I made dinner for some friends. We liked it!

    I couldn’t find polenta rounds at the grocery store so I just made my own following the instructions for the stove-top on the box, and then put the polenta into a drinking glass lined with saran wrap to get a log shape. I heated up the polenta rounds on a pan and while they weren’t super crispy on the outside it was good enough. I used this recipe for the polenta log:

    My husband used chipotle tabasco sauce and it turned out well–he only used a few drops just for a hint of chipotle. Yum :-).

    1. YA! So happy you guys loved and great thinking making you own polenta logs! Thanks for giving it a try!

  2. These sound so good with the juicy peaches, creamy/tangy gorgonzola and that spicy honey! Great flavour combo!

  3. Congratulations on your new little cousin!

    These appetizers are brilliant…sweet, salty, spicy, smoky. They’ve got it all!

  4. What what?! This looks totally kick-ass! Love these flavors, I am definitely gonna make something like this!

  5. I love food at your place – even the appetizers are comforting! These are beautiful, my lady…and all those flavors….GAH!

  6. Gorgonzola and honey is one of my all-time favorite flavor combos! And peaches? Count me in! Pinned!

  7. I have never experiemented with polenta – but this recipe – I just might have to try!
    Glad I stumbled by!

  8. YUM!! That sauce sounds amazing!! And I am a new lover of polenta so I am so excited to see a new recipe/idea of how to use it!

  9. I’m dying over Chipotle Honey Sauce!
    And Congrats on the new baby in the family, so exciting!

  10. Congrats on a new cousin! I love new babies to pieces:) I’ve never tried polenta, but this sure looks good! I’m going to have to try this fruit and cheese thing sooner or later. Gorgeous work, Tieghan!

  11. Yay for a new cousin! We’ll celebrate with this beautiful and delicious appetizer! 🙂