I am so freakin’ excited to share this recipe with you today!!!
And like all good recipes, it comes with a story.
Let me tell you about my friend Laura. She’s the best – gorgeous, smart, funny and an awesome mom. Her house is always spotless and she has a knack for decorating (something I envy!). She just so happens to be the sister of Simply Stacie, which makes her extra cool in my book. She’s also a fabulous entertainer and whenever she has us over, there’s always the most delicious array of snacks. Soo yeah, we get along pretty well 🙂
My all-time favourite appetizer she makes is this Creamy Bruschetta. I’ve had tons of bruschetta in my life (which I insist on pronouncing properly, brews-kett-ah), but this is totally different. It’s creamy and cheesy and moist. I went absolutely nuts for it, and was so happen when she made it a few more times. Finally, I asked her for the recipe, and have been making it regularly ever since.
We serve it at dinner parties. We have it for lunch. On Sunday, it was my potluck item at book club!
It’s my new favourite thing!
- 1 baguette
- Butter or margarine for the baguette
- 3 large tomatoes, seeds and liquid removed
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup sliced black olives, drained
- 1 tsp of dried basil
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 2 tsps minced garlic
- Salt & pepper, to taste
- 1 cup grated mozzarella
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan
- Slice the baguette and butter each piece. Arrange on a baking sheet. Mix all other ingredients in a large bowl until evenly distributed. Spoon onto each piece of baguette. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes, or until cheese is melted and baguette is golden.