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For the love of crostini

Who doesn’t love a good spread of crostini?  From the classic bruschetta to the more unexpected, I thought I would share some of my latest creations in the kitchen.

Starting with a canvas of toasted bread brushed with olive oil, these simple party bites can be created from a variety of ingredients you may have on hand anyway.  If you have a baguette on and need to entertain in a pinch, you can surely throw together a some crostino!

Basic Bruschetta
Rub bread with garlic clove.
Top with chopped tomatoes,
sea salt, a drizzle of olive oil,
and of course basil!

 


Steak with Blue Cheese Butter
Warm steak (great for leftovers)
topped with a little blue cheese
butter combo.

 

Truffled Brussels Sprouts
Thinly sliced brussels sprouts
quickly sauteed with crushed garlic,
dash of salt, and a generous grind of pepper.
Drizzle with truffle oil and top with shaved parmesan.

 


Roasted Grapes & Feta
Toss grapes with olive oil, salt, pepper,
and fresh thyme.  Roast for 40 minutes
at 400 degrees.  Press feta onto bread and
top with hot sliced grapes. Garnish with toasted walnuts.

 

I hope these ideas inspire you!
For my subscribers…I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted and I’ve decided to do more postings like this with ideas rather than specific recipes.  What can I say?  I’m more of an idea person in the kitchen than one who likes to strictly follow a recipe, so that format will work out better for  me.

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