Toasting the Holidays

Are you intrigued by the delicious photo above? Don’t worry, I’ll tell you all about how to recreate it in just a minute. First we have to talk about a problem. Holiday party spreads. While eating too many sweets and feeling sick is a grand tradition, the older I get the less I want to eat 45 Ferrero Rocher’s in one evening.

And no, it’s not good enough to put carrot sticks and dip on a table laden with chocolate tarts, spiced nuts, rum balls, sugar cookies, almond brittle etc. You know what I’m going to go for! Don’t do this to me! Don’t do this to your friends.

Let’s care for ourselves and our guests by having at least SOME appealing, non-sugar laden food for them so they can stay and party late into the night. And let’s do it without going broke. Okay?

Let’s have a toast party! Stuff on Toast seems to be the standout favourite amongst Good and Cheap fans so I got pretty inspired this past weekend and came up with a bunch of yummy stuff on ricotta toast. You start with toast and….HOMEMADE RICOTTA. It’s all you need for super decadence (see I’m still in the spirit I swear!). Smear and smoosh the homemade ricotta onto warm toast and top with ….. just about anything!

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Leanne Brown

Hi, I'm Leanne Brown. I’m a bestselling cookbook author. I want to help you find peace, healing and freedom through cooking.

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