Not sure what to do with that leftover cranberry sauce? I highly recommend making these sweet and savory crostini. Even if you don’t have leftover cranberry sauce, you can make these as an appetizer then serve any of the leftover cranberry sauce as a side dish. Done and done! These crostini would be the perfect appetizer for Thanksgiving or any upcoming holiday gathering. They’re somewhat a labor of love because of the homemade candied orange zest, but trust me – it’s worth it. As an alternative, you could also buy store-bought candied orange zest and call it a day.
In my opinion, you can’t go wrong with crostini – mainly because bread and cheese are typically involved. This crostini is not only easy on the eyes, but it’s delicious, as well. The creamy ricotta paired with the buttery prosciutto and crispy garlic bread is a winning combo. This would make for a great appetizer or in my case, a delicious lunch. I couldn’t let these go to waste after photographing them!
If you like fruit and cheese or if you like a sweet and savory combo, this one’s for you! The first bite was delicious and all, but when I got to the bite with the mint…mind blown! I honestly wouldn’t even consider myself a huge mint fan, but it worked perfectly with all the flavors on this crostini. These would make for a delicious and beautiful appetizer at any dinner party!
It’s finally starting to feel like fall–there’s even a chance of rain this week. Hard to believe, but let’s hope it stays that way. Maybe I should have saved the chili for this week.
Ever since my parents bought me the Mustards Grill cookbook in Napa, I’ve wanted to make these mushroom toasts. Since I didn’t have all the ingredients, I tweaked the recipe a bit, but the flavor was still fantastic. These would be great for a fall dinner party.
I’m taking advantage of eating these now, as come Wednesday I can’t–dental surgery, ick. So, I’ll be eating a lot of frozen yogurt and soup for the next couple weeks!
I was recently approached by Swanson Health Products to write a review on some of the company’s products, which range from oils to spices to supplements. Swanson sells high-quality, reasonably priced and primarily organic products.
I reviewed BIJA Organic Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, Swanson EFAs 100% Natural Macadamia Nut Oil and Swanson Organic Poultry Spice Blend (Swanson sent the products free of charge).
We celebrated my roommate’s sister’s birthday over the weekend with appetizers, drinks and dinner at our apartment. The menu: this bell pepper and onion crostini with pesto, caprese salad with heirloom tomatoes, orzo salad with garbanzo beans, tri-tip, apple and gouda chicken sausage and peanut butter blondies for dessert.
I used the BIJA Organic Extra-Virgin Olive Oil for the crostini, and was pleasantly surprised by its depth of flavor. The oil is rich and smooth, with a beautiful dark green hue. (I’ll feature the macadamia nut oil and poultry spice blend in a separate post).
The crostini was a hit and not a crumb was left on the plate. I will definitely make these again soon.
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