Former Finger Food Freshly Found

by Lynne on March 2, 2011

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Mini Croissants with Melted Brie and Onion Jam

When I was looking through my appetizer recipes last week, trying to find something good to take to the FBLA meeting, I ran into a bunch of really fun things to eat. The recipes were mostly from the beginning of last year and the photos were less than stellar. Consequently, they weren’t accepted by the food photo sites, like TasteSpotting and FoodGawker. Or they were buried in a post where they weren’t the major recipe and got lost in the shuffle.

So I decided to give these lovelies an encore. A second chance to entertain and inspire you.

Above are Mini-Croissants with Melted Brie and Onion Jam from Grace-Marie’s Kitchen at Bristol Farms. I just want to sink my teeth into that crunchy, oozy, sweet onion jammy morsel.

Maple-Pecan Bread with Apricot-Infused Cream Cheese and Apple

The Maple-Pecan Bread in this recipe is so aromatic with maple syrup, it makes your mouth water to smell it. Here it is capped with a swirl of minced apricot-infused cream cheese and an apple slice. You could also try melted Teleme cheese topped with a shard of applewood smoked bacon.

CheeseBites with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto 550_edited-1

I made these Cheesy Mini Bites with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto for Thanksgiving 2009. My son had a friend visiting, and every time he went past the hors d’oeuvre table, the friend snatched up one of these bites. And he went by a lot. It’s nice to have your food appreciated.

Blue Cheese, Serloin and Watercress 550

The Sliced Sirloin with Maytag Blue and Watercress was originally created to enhance the beautiful plates created by Barbara Schaefer of MyKickAssGlass. This would have been my second choice to take to FBLA, but the timing wasn’t right. This is one of those where people take a bite, shut their eyes and go Mmmm.

Summer Savory Stuffed Mushrooms

The Summer Savory Stuffed Mushrooms are also from Grace-Marie’s Kitchen at Bristol Farms. This photo was rejected by TasteSpotting and FoodGawker for white balance reasons. Greg of SippitySup photoshopped it for me, but they both rejected it again, causing a lot of people to miss out on a really good recipe. Oh well.

Spinach and Feta Quiche with Kalamata Olive Tapenade

I took this Spinach and Feta Quiche with Kalamata Olive Tapenade to a previous FBLA meeting, so it couldn’t go along again. When the quiche is cut into these little squares, I love the way the quenelle of tapenade looks on the top. It makes such a nice presentation.

So there is my appetizer recipe round-up, which you may want to consider for the upcoming celebrations on St. Patrick’s Day and Easter. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Louise March 3, 2011 at 7:38 am


You have such great style with such a flavorful palate, the first one the brie, just made me want to take a bite. I am attending Denise’s master food styling class in a few weeks so I read your post about your experience. It made me really excited about the class. Your lighting is gorgeous, I’m hoping to walk away from the class with some better photography skills.
Have a great week,
p.s. on facebook I have a site OC Bites- our next event is a tour through Melissa’s produce plus a lunch from the chefs there.. check it out, you might want to come.

Mary March 3, 2011 at 11:29 am

Lynne, each of these frames represents one perfect morsel of food. I”d be pleased with one or all of them. I really enjoy visiting here. I have much to learn from you. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

Lentil Breakdown March 3, 2011 at 5:58 pm

I like your phood and photos almost as much as your title. : )

Nancy@acommunaltable March 4, 2011 at 4:31 pm

(Sigh) I want each and every one of these delectable morsels!!! FG and TS are capricious at best – the photos they decline always surprise me – but their loss!!!

Can’t wait to see what you come up with once you are back up and running in your kitchen!

Lana March 5, 2011 at 12:28 am

I liked all the photos! But I am not judging:( You have a great eye for composition and I enjoyed your food at FBLA meetups. Cannot wait till the next one.
I love throwing parties that feature only appetizers. it is a lot of work, but so worth it:)

Monet March 5, 2011 at 9:53 pm

Oh my goodness, I think your photos are beautiful! I would have posted you for sure. But I’m so glad that you shared them with us again. Your maple bread looks especially tempting. Thank you for sharing your creativity with me! I hope you have a blessed Sunday

Magic of Spice March 8, 2011 at 8:20 pm

They all look wonderful, and I will have to take a peak at them individualy…love the idea of the croissants with brie and onion jam, wow!

Kim April 19, 2011 at 6:53 pm

Lynne –

I can’t believe these didn’t get the attention they deserved the first time around! The first one with the onion jam is really calling my name. But they’re ALL beautiful.


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