I hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday season! I feel so blessed to have my son home from college, and to have spent some amazing times with friends and family over the last few weeks. The midnight Christmas Eve service was the icing on the cake for our family – beautiful! And then Christmas Day we lounged, had a late brunch, and a juicy prime rib for dinner!

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is over … but New Years is ahead!

If you happened to see the December issue of Real Simple magazine, you may have seen the 2 page spread on “10 ideas for crostini.”

I ripped it out immediately and taped it inside of my kitchen cupboard for easy reference.

Do you ever do that when you find something you want to keep and implement in your cooking?

Here are the 2 that caught my eye (plus the top photo – apricot jam and gorgonzola cheese) … one with roast beef since we had prime rib for dinner on Christmas Day.


With the festivities continuing this week, I’m thinking these might be easy to take elsewhere or to whip up at home for a quick appetizer.

What’s your “go-to” crostini or easy appetizer you might be serving this week?

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