Holiday Crostini

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Today  I am channeling Martha Stewart of the 80s for this easy and tasty holiday crostini recipe I created with La Brea Bakery.

I love flipping through vintage food magazines and came upon this amazing spread of tea sandwiches that Martha created for a holiday party spread many years ago.  I was blown away with one how gorgeous they were but also how simple they were. Everyday ingredients put together to create something stunning. Inspired by these crostini I decided to create my own holiday spread using my favorite sandwich bread from La Brea Bakery.

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I love all of their bread but particularly the country white sandwich bread because it is made with real ingredients, unlike so many other store bought sandwich breads which are heavy in additives and corn syrup.

If you are not familiar with La Brea Bakery  you should check them out. It is a bakery that has been based in LA since 1989 and creates the most delicious varieties of breads. They have everything from baguettes to artisan loaves to sandwich bread.  And they are not just sold in LA, you can find their foods all around the country, so make sure to take a look next time you are at the grocery store

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The sandwich bread is great not only for making some killer sammies, but also if you trim the crust off and lightly toast, you have the base for some easy holiday crostini.

You don’t necessarily need a recipe for these crostini and pretty much all of the ingredients can be found in your local grocery store, or even in your fridge.  You can make all of the different variations, or keep it simple and make only 1 version.

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Here are the combos I used:

  • Sautéed butternut squash + ricotta + kumquats + honey
  • Chopped hard boiled egg + mayonnaise + curry powder + chives
  • Herbed butter + radishes + flaky sea salt
  • Sautéed wild mushrooms + goat cheese + thyme

Some other combinations that would be beautiful on that La Brea Bakery bread would be:

  • Smoked salmon + cream cheese + chives
  • Picked crab + mayonnaise + mango
  • Sliced tenderloin + mayonnaise + blue cheese
  • White bean + sautéed broccoli rabe + toasted pine nuts

The possibilities are endless!

This post is in collaboration with La Brea Bakery. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting brands that support me!