Canapés & Crostini

Homemade Flatbread

Homemade Flatbread

Flatbread is simple to make, quick to cook and tastes delicious served straight from the pan! Enjoy it with a fresh salad or dunked in some homemade dip. You may even to use it for sandwiches, gyros or mini pizzas.   Ingredients: 1 cup very […]

Honey, Ricotta, Ham and Asparagus Bundles

Honey, Ricotta, Ham and Asparagus Bundles

Fancy, fluffy & fuss-free, just perfect for springtime! Serve these beautiful bundles of deliciousness for brunch, as an appetizer or as a main dish with a crunchy green salad! Gorgeous asparagus wrapped in a buttery puff pastry filled with creamy Ricotta, brie, lemon zest, creamed […]

Olive and Cheese Bread

Olive and Cheese Bread

Ingredients: 1 French baguette, sliced lengthwise About 20 pimento stuffed olives 6 ounce can of Black Olives in water, drained 2 stalks green onions (scallions) 1/2 stick of unsalted butter, Room Temperature 1/2 cup Mayonnaise 3 cups of cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese, grated   […]

Prosciutto, Brie, Basil and Honey Crostini

Prosciutto, Brie, Basil and Honey Crostini

Serves: 12 Time: 20-25 minutes   Ingredients: 1/2 French baguette, sliced (12 slices in total) 2 Tbsp. of olive oil Black pepper 4 ounces prosciutto (very thinly sliced) 4 ounces brie cheese (cut into 12 slices) 12 fresh basil leaves 2 Tbsp. of honey (I […]

Black Grape, Tangerine and Goat Cheese Crostini

Black Grape, Tangerine and Goat Cheese Crostini

Ingredients: 1 French baguette, sliced and toasted 1 300-g log fresh goat cheese, at room temperature Zest of 2 tangerines Black grape jam (see recipe below)   Directions: Spread a little bit of goat cheese on each baguette slice, top with black grape jam and […]

Beet and Cherry Bruschetta

Beet and Cherry Bruschetta

Ingredients: 3 bunches red beets (about 5 small to medium sized ones), peeled and left whole 1 cup frozen cherries 1 tsp. of cherry balsamic vinegar (or regular balsamic vinegar) 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus 1 tablespoon divided 1/2 tsp. of salt 1/4 tsp. […]

Pear, Brie, Roasted Pecans and Honey Crostini

Pear, Brie, Roasted Pecans and Honey Crostini

Ingredients: 1 French baguette sliced into 1/2 inch rounds 2 Tbsp. olive oil extra virgin 6 oz brie rind trimmed 1/2 cup toasted pecans*, coarsely chopped 1-2 pears halved, cored, and thinly sliced 4 Tbsp. honey, for drizzle 1/8 tsp of salt or Fleur de […]

Fig and Caramelized Onion Flatbread

Fig and Caramelized Onion Flatbread

Ingredients: 3 medium onions, cut in half and sliced into thin slices 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter 2 flatbreads (8-inch) or 6 small 2 Tbsp. crumbled goat cheese, plus extra for the top 2 cups fresh baby arugula 3 large fresh figs, sliced Olive oil salt […]

Tartine di Crema di Asparagi

Tartine di Crema di Asparagi

Ingredients: 1 lb of fresh asparagus 4 hardboiled eggs, finely chopped 3 Tbsp. of olive oil 2 Tbsp. of mayonnaise 1 Tbsp. of Dijon mustard Salt and pepper, to taste 1 French baguette, sliced and toasted Directions: Fill a large saucepan with water, bring to […]

Herbed Deviled Egg Crostini

Herbed Deviled Egg Crostini

Bring the sunshine to your table!!!  *Makes 6 Ingredients: 4 eggs 2 Tbsp. of fresh chives, chopped 1 Tbsp. of fresh dill, chopped 1/4 cup of mayonnaise 1 Tbsp. of Dijon mustard French baguette, sliced and toasted Salt and black pepper, to taste   Directions: […]

“Give It Back” Pâté and Tomato Crostini

“Give It Back” Pâté and Tomato Crostini

While the other kids take out their squished white bread peanut butter & jam sandwiches, I, delicately, unwrap aluminium foil. Magnificently lays in front of me, a nice piece of French baguette stuffed with pâté and tomato slices. “Whats in your sandwich?!”, they ask with […]

Rose Petal and Pistachio Stuffed Apricots

Rose Petal and Pistachio Stuffed Apricots

Soooo much softness coming from this appetizer! Just so pretty! And the aromas of fruit and flower…perfect for the summer! *Makes 16 Ingredients: 8 fresh, ripe apricots, washed, halved, pits removed 4oz of soft goat cheese (1 small log) 1/4 cup roasted salted pistachios, shelled […]

Fresh Figs and Rosemary Crackers

Fresh Figs and Rosemary Crackers

Here is an experiment that turned out to be a success! This recipe normally calls for dry figs. BOOORING!!! Since fresh figs are in season, I wanted to take full advantage and create something fun, like some sort of fig fossil.   *Makes 14 Ingredients: […]

1 Ton of Cream Cheese

1 Ton of Cream Cheese

When Shanghaï meets Philly… Makes 8 Ingredients: 4 oz regular cream cheese, softened 1 tsp of Paprika ½ tsp Garlic powder A few drops of lemon juice Salt and black pepper Won Ton Wrappers (for this recipe, I used spring rolls wrappers) Oil for frying   […]

Tomato and Anchovy Crostini

Tomato and Anchovy Crostini

If you’re in a hurry or have unexpected guests, this may possibly be the quickest and easiest crostini to make! I’m a big fan of anchovies and I always keep a can in the fridge. The combination of the sweetness of the tomatoes and the […]

Smashed Avocado and Nectarine Bruschetta

Smashed Avocado and Nectarine Bruschetta

Ingredients: 2 ripped nectarines, finely diced 1 red bell pepper, finely diced 1 yellow bell pepper, finely diced 1 handful of fresh cilantro, chopped 4 Tbsp. of olive oil Juice from 2 small limes 1 tsp. Dijon mustard 2 ripped avocados, peeled and pit removed […]

Avocado Crostini

Avocado Crostini

Ingredients: 4 ripped avocados, small dices 2 ripped tomatoes, small dices ¼ cup of fresh parsley, roughly chopped 2 Tbsp. of olive oil 1 Tbsp. of red wine vinegar 1 tsp. of Dijon mustard 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 4 oz. of fresh mozzarella, cut […]

Fresh Peach, Feta and Basil Crostini

Fresh Peach, Feta and Basil Crostini

Ingredients: 2 ripe peaches, pitted and halved ½ cup feta cheese, crumbled 2 Tbs. of ricotta cheese Honey (for drizzle) 3 Tbs. of fresh basil, chopped 1 French baguette, sliced and toasted   Directions: In a blender or food processor puree the ricotta and feta until […]

Zucchini, Olive Tapenade and Feta Bites

Zucchini, Olive Tapenade and Feta Bites

Ingredients: 1 medium-large zucchini cut into 1/4″ slices 1/4 cup of Feta cheese, crumbled 1/4 cup of Kalamata olive tapenade (other type of olive will do) 2 Tbs, of red onion, very thinly sliced (for garnish)   Directions: Arrange zucchini slices on a serving platter. […]

Mini Pancakes with Ricotta Grapefruit Zest and Maple Syrup

Mini Pancakes with Ricotta Grapefruit Zest and Maple Syrup

Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt 1 cup whole milk 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 1 large egg   For the filling: 1 cup of Ricotta seasoned with salt and pepper Zest of 1 grapefruit Sea salt […]

Bacon, Brie, Arugula and Pear Bites

Bacon, Brie, Arugula and Pear Bites

Ingredients: 2-3 sturdy pears, sliced and tossed with lemon juice juice to prevent browning 1 wheel of Brie cheese, sliced 3-4 bacon slices, cooked until crisp and chopped in small pieces (for garnish) Baby arugula leaves (for garnish)   Directions: Preheat oven at 375. On […]

Butter Bean and Caper Crostini

Butter Bean and Caper Crostini

Ingredients: 1 can butter beans (15oz) or canellini beans, rinsed and drain 2 Tbs of red onions, minced 1 Tbs. of capers, rinsed 2 Tbs of olive oil 1 Tbs. chopped parsley 1 Tbs. of apple cider vinegar Salt and pepper 1 French baguette, sliced […]

Fully-Loaded Sweet Potato Bites

Fully-Loaded Sweet Potato Bites

Ingredients: 1 lb of sweet potatoes, sliced in ¼ inch thick slices 3 Tbsp. of olive oil (add more if needed) ½ cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded 6 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled 1/3 cup sour cream 2 green onions, chopped Salt and black […]

Pistachio and Pomegranate Crostini

Pistachio and Pomegranate Crostini

Ingredients: 1 French baguette sliced thinly Olive oil 1 cup of fesh Ricotta cheese 2 tsp. of finely grated lemon zest 1 Tbs. of lemon juice 1 cup salted pistachios chopped Seeds from 1 pomegranate Salt and pepper Honey to drizzle   Directions: Brush baguette […]

Roasted Grapes and Goat Cheese Tartelettes

Roasted Grapes and Goat Cheese Tartelettes

Ingredients: 2 cups of red grapes 1 Tbs. of olive oil 1 log of goat cheese (4 oz) 18-20 mini tart shells (premade) Directions: Preheat oven at 400 degrees. On a baking sheet, toss grapes with olive oil and roast (about 15-20 minutes). Fill each […]

Two-Salmon Rillettes

Two-Salmon Rillettes

Ingredients: 300g fresh salmon fillet (poached), flake the flesh 150g smoked salmon, cut into small shreds 3 Tbs. of sour cream 1 Tbs. of Dijon mustard 1 Tbs. of capers, chopped 1 Tbs. of fresh chives, chopped 1/3 cup of finely chopped shallots 1/4 teaspoon […]

Bruschetta à la Greek

Bruschetta à la Greek

Ingredients: 1 French baguette, sliced 1/2 cup tomatoes, sliced lenghtwise 1/3 cup kalamata olives, sliced lenghtwise 1/4 cup red onion, finely sliced 1/4 cup feta cheese 1 Tbs. of red wine vinegar 2 Tbs. of olive oil 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano (optional) Salt and black […]

Strawberry Basil and Avocado Mousse Crostini

Strawberry Basil and Avocado Mousse Crostini

Ingredients: 1 loaf baguette-style French bread thinly sliced Sliced strawberries Drizzle of balsamic vinegar 2 ripe avocados Fresh basil Lemon juice Olive oil Salt and ground black pepper   Directions: Preheat oven to 400°F. Brush olive oil on each baguette slice. Place baguette slices in […]

Garlicky Mushroom Mascarpone Crostini

Garlicky Mushroom Mascarpone Crostini

Ingredients: 1 French baguette sliced olive oil salt and pepper Cheese topping: 1/4 cup of mascarpone 1 cup ricotta cheese 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/4 teaspoons lemon zest salt and pepper Mushroom topping: 10 mushrooms (sliced) (whatever kind you like) 3 […]

Apple Feta Cinnamon Honey Crostini

Apple Feta Cinnamon Honey Crostini

Ingredients: 1 loaf French baguette-style French bread, sliced 8 ounce block feta cheese, crumbled 2 apples, thinly sliced Lemon juice Cinnamon (for sprinkle) Honey (for drizzle) Olive oil salt and pepper   Recipe: In a medium bowl, toss apple slices with lemon juice to prevent […]

Broiled Pinapple and Creamy Blue Cheese Crostini

Broiled Pinapple and Creamy Blue Cheese Crostini

Ingredients: 1 loaf baguette-style French bread thinly sliced 1 cup of fresh pineapple, finely chopped 1 eight-ounce soft blue cheese, at room temperature 1/4 cup of blood orange olive oil (you may use regular olive oil with a few drops of orange juice & orange […]

Prickly Pear Roquefort Honey and Thyme Crostini

Prickly Pear Roquefort Honey and Thyme Crostini

Ingredients: 2 prickly pears (cactus pear) 2 Bosc pears (or other kind of pear) 2 Tbs. honey 1 Tbs. butter 1 French baguette, sliced 1 Roquefort (or another blue cheese)   Directions: Peel prickly pears, remove flesh. Put flesh in colander and press with the […]

Herb marinated goat cheese and roasted cherry tomatoes crostini

Herb marinated goat cheese and roasted cherry tomatoes crostini

Ingredients: 10 ounces red cherry tomatoes 2 garlic cloves, thickly sliced 5 Tbs. of olive oil, plus more for drizzling 1 French baguette sliced and toasted 1 300-g log fresh marinated goat cheese, at room temperature Sea salt and pepper   Directions: Preheat the oven […]