Rosemary Crostinis

I’m a firm believer that the best things in life are simple….


Or the simplest things in life are the best…

or vice verse or hither and yon.




Rosemary Crostinis fall in to that simply the best category.  Easy. Simple. Delicious. polka dot period!




I usually over buy when it comes to baguettes.  One baguette is never nearly enough, two doesn’t quite seem to do it, but three is too much and well four is excessive.  I quite often fall into the four is excessive category.  I’m the Imelda Marcos of bread.



Ribbet collage

So I have come up with this tasty little trick for using the leftover baguette…I also make croutons but that’s a story for another day.  Today lets talk crostinis.


Simple thin cut rounds of baguette brushed with olive oil sprinkled with rosemary and sea salt and toasted….or grilled.




Goat Cheese, Strawberry Rhubarb Jam with Balsamic reduction.

They keep wonderfully.  If you allow them to cool completely and then store them in a zip-loc they will last up to 2 weeks…they never last two days around here. (If someone happens to open the bag and eat one, and not close the bag, and because it’s summer and it’s humid, and the crostini’s get chewy and are no longer crunchy, pinch that person really hard, and then pop them, the crostini not the slacker bag zipper upper,  back in the oven for a few to crisp them up.)

Top them with bruschetta, or cheese, or, or, or….the possibilities are endless.  Or just pop them like cheetos.





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  1. 1

    I could eat these for breakfast!! I have tons of rosemary in my herb garden too!
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    Maria :

    LOVE this! Perfect little appetizer!
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    • 2.1
      Sheila :

      It is the perfect little nibble isnt it?! Thanks for stopping by : ) have a great weekend. xoxo Sheila

  3. 3

    Having a French husband means we always have a baguette in the house! I usually make these up and freeze them, so I always have an appetizer ready to go for drop in guests. So many possibilities. And now you’ve given me another one! These look simply luscious!

  4. 4
    Flavia :

    LOVE these, Sheila! Crostini are a perfect snack or appetizer and so versatile. I serve them often at my dinner parties and get-togethers. Bravissima!

    • 4.1
      Sheila :

      Flavia, Thank you! Thanks also for stopping by ; ) have a great weekend..hope you get the chance to wind down with a nice appetizer at some point this weekend! Sheila

  5. 5

    I’m with you on buying excessive amounts of bread. I can’t help it either and these sound like a yummy way to enjoy it.
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      Sheila :

      It’s crazy right?! one, no two, uH no I’ll take 6o! ; P hahahah My husband and I never understand the people who leave their whole bread basket at a restaurant untouched…seriously.

  6. 6

    I LOVE crostini! I need to go buy a baguette now…I’m craving this!!
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    OH! Do you have a recipe for that strawberry jam???
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