Appetizers and Hors d'Oeuvres

In the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade, add garlic and olive oil. Pulse food processor on and off until a smooth paste forms; add olive mix and continue pulsing until olives are...

Makes about 1 ½ cups

In a food processor, purée sauce, pepper and sage. In a large mixing bowl, combine 2/3 cup sauce mixture and pork cubes; toss to coat. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate several hours to...

Makes 48 pieces. Serves 16 as an appetizer.

Place bones upright in an 8x8" glass baking dish. Roast in a preheated 450° oven until the bones are brown and the marrow is soft (about 20 min.). Scoop warm, softened marrow from bones with a...

Serves 4

Toss first 5 ingredients with oil. Roast on a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet in a preheated 500° oven until very tender (about 15 min.). Pulse vegetables in a food processor with cilantro and...

Makes about 1 cup

In small bowl, combine cheese and 2 tbsp. olive oil; set aside. Place the remaining oil and olives in a medium baking dish; roast in a preheated 400° oven (12-15 min.). Add tomatoes, thyme and...

Serves 8-12

Arrange baguette slices on parchment-lined jelly roll pan; top each with pear slice, 1 tsp. Mostarda di Pere and slice of cheese. Bake in a preheated 350° oven until cheese is melted and bubbly (9...

Makes about 24

In small bowl, combine all ingredients. Refrigerate, covered, until ready to serve.

Very Easy
Makes about 1 3/4 cups

Unfold puff pastry onto 2 parchment-lined cookie sheets; press out fold lines and even out edges. Brush each sheet of pastry with 1 tbsp. reserved roasted tomato oil. Bake in a preheated 400° oven...

Makes 18 appetizer squares

Arrange crostini on jelly-roll pan. Place slice of cheese on each crostini; sprinkle with rosemary, walnuts and cranberries. Drizzle each with honey. Broil until walnuts are toasted and cheese is...

Serves 10-12

Arrange crostini on parchment-lined jelly-roll pan. Place 2-3 olive slices on each crostini; top each with Salsa di Parma. Broil 6" from heat source until cheese is bubbly and slightly browned (...

Makes approx. 36 crostini