Hors d’oeuvre

At Home For The Holiday

January 2, 2012
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Happy New Year everyone! This New Year’s Eve we opted to stay in, avoiding the crowds, the drunk drivers and the hassles that most often accompany the annual bacchanalia. In the spirit of avoiding the amateurs, we cajoled a small groups of equally crowd weary friends into joining us at home for the evening. When cooking […]

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Things We Love: Acetaia Cattani Balsamina

October 28, 2011
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Let me introduce you to Acetaia Cattani. Based in Modena, Italy they are makers of high quality aged balsamic vinegar. Recently they have produced Balsamina or Balsamic Jelly. We bough ours ages ago at Rubiner’s Cheesemonger  in Great Barrington, MA but you can also find it on a variety of online retailers. It’s a powerful, tangy jelly, rendered from aged […]

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Quick Fix: Ricotta & Gremolata Crostini

September 13, 2011
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“Quick Fix” may not be entirely accurate when it comes to these delicious crostini. On the one hand you can very easily smear some store bough ricotta on a piece of bread and layer on some zesty, crunchy gremolata, a fresh combination of garlic, parsley and lemon rind. On the other, take your time with […]

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Peach & Confit Duck Crostini

July 5, 2011
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Ok, I swear on all that is delicious that this will be my last post for a while on peaches. I just can’t help myself, especially when they are combined with pulled duck and served atop crispy, garlicy crostinis. Yummers. Consider this an amazing option the next time you are struggling for an hors d’oeuvre […]

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Quick Fix: Smoked Salmon Deviled Egg Crostini

June 9, 2011
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Here’s a quick, crowd pleasing hors d’oeuvre for your summer cocktails parties or a yummy snack. It combines two of my favorite things, smoked salmon and deviled eggs, in a messy, creamy topping for garlic laced crostinis. If you don’t like smoked salmon, substitute some crunchy, thick cut bacon. Smoke Salmon Deviled Egg Crostini (makes […]

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Quick Fix: Smoked Salmon Tartare on Cucumber Slices

April 4, 2011
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A quick and easy post on a quick and easy (and very pleasing) hors d’oeuvre. While they may not technically be tartare, these little smoked salmon bites are always a popular snack in our house and are the first to disappear during a cocktail party. Serving the salmon on slices of cucumber, rather then bread, […]

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