For the past few months, I have been admiring Real Simple's new "10 Ideas For..." features. In the recurring column, the magazine presents super-simple suggestions all for one type of food, like cupcakes, leftover Thanksgiving turkey or crostini. They're not really recipes so much as clever ways to dress up a particular item. The recent suggestions for crostini were so inviting I tore the pages out of the magazine. Wouldn't a whole party centered around crostini be a fun idea? I look forward to seeing what Real Simple tackles in the column in the coming months.
Clockwise from top left above: Smoked Salmon Crostini, Ricotta and Roasted Tomato Crostini, Artichoke and Olive Crostini and Roasted Cauliflower and Raisin Crostini.