White pizzas such as this are not tomato-based as are many pizzas and somehow seem more elegant. A rich, quick and easy appetizer.
Mozzarella and Artichoke Pizza
Ricotta and Roasted Tomato Crostini
Making little toasts for crostini under the broiler is a bit fiddly, but this wire-rack oven method reduces the chances of burnt toast. Ricotta is a delicious and unusual topping.
Maple Balsamic Fig Salad with Goat Cheese Croquettes
In the winter, sweeter Mission figs are in season, in summer the less sweet green figs. Walnuts give this salad a bitter edge to balance the sweetness of the vinaigrette and figs.
What the Devil Eggs
Always the first things to disappear at any gathering, devilled eggs are a retro nibble currently enjoying a renaissance. Use smoked paprika for an upscale twist.
Black Olive Crostini
Savoury tapenade makes a delicious topping for goat cheese toasts. Great to serve with drinks at a cocktail party.
Cranberry Brie en Croûte
“En croûte” simply means encased in pastry, a delicious way to present a whole Brie on a special occasion.
Mini Goat Cheese Puffs
Light and airy, these savoury puffs make an ideal starter for a dinner party.
Goat Cheese Torta
You know those hickory smoke almonds your guests usually nibble from a bowl? Use them to make a savoury caramelized onion cheese torta-and enjoy an elegant appetizer for 12.
Pass-The-Plate Chive Cream
Sometimes all it takes to give an old favourite like potato skins "platter appeal" is a fresh tasting dairy topping like this easy chive cream.