Fig Spread and Cheese Crostini Appetizer + Korin Giveaway

by heidi on December 18, 2012

Fig and Cheese Crostini || FoodieCrush.com

Are you tired of me saying it yet? Talking about how much I adore salty paired with sweet? I hope not, because you’re in for a big dose of it today.

This past weekend we made our way to our friend’s annual holiday company Christmas party. No, I’m not moonlighting on the side for their business—Lord knows I’ve tried—but we’ve been really good friends for a few years and somehow we’ve weaseled our way into getting an invite each year.

Maybe it’s because we’re helpers in the kitchen—during that last minute flurry of panic before the guests start rolling in, lending a helping hand. But since they always have it so well put together, I think its just because we are so much dang FUN! And these guys, well they go all out so it definitely isn’t a chore to whoop it up and have a good time.

Fig and Cheese Crostini || FoodieCrush.com

This year I was asked to give my opinion on the menu. Now, Sherrie is an amazing cook and party giver, so she really doesn’t need any help from me. But since I’m a bone fide food blogger (ahem, cue smoke and mirrors) people seem to think I know what works when it comes to food.

In my opinion when it comes to feeding a crowd, I like to make it plentiful and keep it simple. And it doesn’t get much simpler than melted bread and cheese to keep people happy.

This recipe spruces up the flavors of traditional crostini with my go-to, keep in my pantry for any emergency, fig preserves. This jar has made its way onto more appetizers than I can count: almost always as a version of this cheese and spread combo, either served with crackers, baked on puff pastry with apples and nuts or simply slathered on a warm slice of sourdough.

This time around I’m loading up a thinly sliced baguette then topping it with shredded cheese, a dollop of the fig preserves, a second helping of a strong, slightly dry and salty blue, and then a drizzle of sweet honey. Adding just one more twist to your mouth is a few specks of rosemary.

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I used a mix of an aged, thus dryer, asiago—you can try parmesan if it’s easier to come by—with a stronger, slightly nutty farm cheese, like gruyere. Feel free to try a milder cheese such as fontina or swiss if that suits your taste better.

For a crowd, I assemble the crostini on several baking sheets, multiplying the recipe for the number of guests. You can load 27-30 crostini per baking dish, prepared well before the party and refrigerated. Then pop them into the oven once your guests arrive and continue and add fresh, hot treats throughout the cocktail hour.

Make sure to layer the cheese on the bread before the jam  if you are making these ahead of time. The cheese acts as a barrier against the jam’s moisture and potentially soggy bread slices. As such, choose a firmer bread like sourdough rather than a lighter french bread.

Fig Spread and Cheese Crostini Appetizer

Yield: yield 12 appetizers

Serving Size: serves 6

Fig Spread and Cheese Crostini Appetizer

Ingredients

12 baguette slices cut about 1/4" thick
1 1/2 cups grated cheese, such as farm cheese or gruyere
1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles
1/3 cup fig spread
1 sprig fresh rosemary
2 tablespoons honey

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spread baguette slices on a baking sheet fitted with parchment paper or a Silpat baking mat.
  2. Top baguette slices with grated cheese, then a teaspoon or so of fig spread, then blue cheese crumbles. Bake in oven for 5-7 minutes or until cheese has melted and edges of baguettes are golden. Remove from oven and drizzle with honey and top with rosemary leaves.
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I have one more giveaway to share before Christmas. My friends at Korin want to give you a sampling of some of my favorite products from them. Korin is most well-known for their knives but they also have some amazing gift sets, kitchenware and tableware.

Korin Mugtails Giveaway || FoodieCrush.com

Meet Squirrel, Fawn, Rabbit and Cat Mugtails. Are these the cutest or what? They are my favorite treat of the season and I soooo don’t want to give them up. But I am. To one of you.

 

Korin Togiharu Giveaway || FoodieCrush.com

 

 Nothing completes a kitchen like a sharp knife. Hand-inspected and razor sharp, you’ll be master of your domain with this baby.

Included in the Korin giveaway:

  • 1 Japanese Western-style Togiharu Molybdenum 6-inch petty knife, a smaller chef knife that makes it a convenient size for peeling and other delicate work. The knife will also include a free knife sharpening service card in the box, for you to use at anytime for any non-serrated knife.($69 ARV)
  • 1 set of four Mugtails ceramic mugs including Squirrel, Rabbit, Fawn and Cat mugs. ($64 ARV)

***The contest is now closed. Congratulations to Emily who likes low cal drinks from Cold Stone. Enjoy!***

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The giveaway is open until Thursday, December 20th at 11:59 p.m. MST. The giveaway is only open to U.S. residents. Be sure a valid email address is included with your comment(s). Winner will be chosen randomly and announced on this post. We will email the winner and if the winner doesn’t respond in 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen.

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Disclosure: Korin provided a knife for me to review as well as these products to give away. All opinions are my own.

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Rachel Cooks December 18, 2012 at 6:12 am

Oh my goodness, those mugs are adorable!
PS: Can you believe I’ve never had figs? I need to get with the program.

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Brian @ A Thought For Food December 18, 2012 at 6:19 am

You! This crostini is right up my alley. You know what else is? That knife.

So, a drink… well, you know me, it’s hard to choose just one. I’d go with bourbon. I’m a sucker for it.

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Abby @ The Frosted Vegan December 18, 2012 at 6:26 am

I can’t get over those mugs! Also, just like Rachel Cooks, I haven’t delved in the fig world either, have to get on that!

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Marnely Rodriguez-Murray December 18, 2012 at 6:44 am

I can’t get enough of hot chocolate with espresso in it….

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kelley December 18, 2012 at 7:01 am

I’m with you on the salty-sweet combo…..I can never get enough. These look like the perfect (and easy) appetizer for the busy holidays. Hope you’re well, friend! xoxo

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Anastasia December 18, 2012 at 7:11 am

I had hot buttered rum for the first time last night to see what all the fuss is about and I think I may have found a new favorite.

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Denise December 18, 2012 at 7:24 am

Eggnog!

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Jeanine December 18, 2012 at 7:33 am

beautiful! I just love fig preserves in a salty & sweet combo :)

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Bev @ Bev Cooks December 18, 2012 at 7:47 am

This is killing me. I want that spread so bad it hurts. I’ll drink THIS.

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julie December 18, 2012 at 7:58 am

favorite drink this year has to be limoncello…because i made such a huge amount to give away and still had leftovers enough to fill 3 quart jars! It’s so refreshing. Of course I don’t HAVE to have alcohol, so for my fav non-leaded holiday drink- would have to be the mulled tea that my sister makes me every year and wraps up in little muslin bags for steeping. ahhh

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Sara December 18, 2012 at 8:07 am

I love drinking apple cider!

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themommygames December 18, 2012 at 8:18 am

I have a ridiculous obsession with fig jam – I seriously have 3 jars of it in our pantry (and I live in NYC so pantry space is prime real estate!). I’m printing this out and dragging it down south to make for Christmas Eve apps. And my family has this interesting thing where we all drink Maker’s Mark and ginger ale (with a splash of lime) around the holidays. Not exactly festive, but it gets the job done!

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Amber @ Berlinswhimsy December 18, 2012 at 8:23 am

My favorite drink at Christmas is a good red wine. Sometimes, we will make mulled wine, as well. YUM!

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Heather December 18, 2012 at 8:28 am

My favorite christmasy drink is certainly a hot toddy!

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Kim McCarthy December 18, 2012 at 8:28 am

In the afternoon, on a cold dreary day, I love a hot cup of coffee with a shot of Bailey’s in it.

Love this recipe. I’m going to try it out for Christmas Eve.

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Sunnie December 18, 2012 at 8:30 am

I like hot cocoa or sparkling juice

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Deb December 18, 2012 at 8:55 am

My favorite Christmas drink is hot chocolate! Must have marshmellows melting on top!

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Norma December 18, 2012 at 8:55 am

Those mugs are adorable! My favorite drink at Christmas is eggnog. It’s the only time of year we have it, so I enjoy it to the fullest…alcohol free of course (never acquired the taste for alcohol). Thanks for a wonderful giveaway and have a wonderful and healthy Christmas and New Year!

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Natasha O December 18, 2012 at 8:58 am

My favorite drink is hot chocolate for the holidays!

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Robyn Coffey December 18, 2012 at 8:58 am

That recipe is one we are having soon – my cup of tea!! Those mugs are dahling! I need knives too, so…favorite drink…..

Hummm, must be my mom’s egg nog – She uses Braums Egg Nog and adds some Canadian Club and amareto. YUM-O!!

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Frances G. December 18, 2012 at 9:20 am

And my fave holiday drink is peppermint hot cocoa. I make it for hubby and I in the evenings when it’s super cold and it makes us super toasty warm!

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Michelle December 18, 2012 at 9:22 am

ummmm LOVE those mugs. My absolute favorite Christmas drink is champagne and pomegranate juice with a sugar cube in the bottom of the glass.

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My favorite thing to drink around the holidays is some kind of boozy coffee with marshmallows instead of cream and sugar. Deeelish!

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Leanne T December 18, 2012 at 9:59 am

My newest fave at the moment is Carmel Apple Spice with whipped cream of course! But I always LOVE a good mug of hot chocolate!

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Becky @ Olives n Wine December 18, 2012 at 10:33 am

I love drinking hot cocoa during the Christmas season, especially with whipped cream and holiday sprinkles on top! I too love salty and sweet foods. I recently made a baked brie with fig preserves – YUM!

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Mary Rollins December 18, 2012 at 10:33 am

I’m following on Pinterest. Favorite beverage of the season is eggnog latte!

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Laura (Tutti Dolci) December 18, 2012 at 10:46 am

Love your crostini, Heidi!

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Averie @ Averie Cooks December 18, 2012 at 10:48 am

That’s a gorgeous knife! And so is the crostini.

What is your favorite thing to drink at Christmastime? = lots of coffee. I could say eggnog but really just coffee.

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Kristen M. December 18, 2012 at 10:50 am

My favorite Christmas time drink is an egg nog white Russian.

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Dina Johnson December 18, 2012 at 10:56 am

So hard to decide. I would have to say a traditional mimosa. I usually have one or two in the morning as I start cooking for the day. This year I have created in my mind a recipe that I haven’t tried yet, although I plan to this weekend. A coconut snickerdoodle martini! Sounds pretty good, huh? I’ll let you know how it turns out and if it’s good I’ll share the recipe!

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Katie H December 18, 2012 at 11:21 am

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Darlene December 18, 2012 at 11:23 am

What a great giveaway! My boyfriend makes an amazing homemade eggnog (Alton Brown’s recipe) but since I found out I’m egg intolerant I’m going to have to find a new drink this year! Bourbon sounds like a plan :)

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Kari December 18, 2012 at 11:40 am

I love to sprinkle ground cloves in my afternoon coffee this time of year. Warms me up here in Minnesota!

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Rachel December 18, 2012 at 11:42 am

Those mugs are the cutest! And a sharp knife? Yes please. Currently all our knives are either from Ikea or the dollar store.

As for a favorite drink, right now it is a rich hot chocolate made with hazelnut milk. So good!

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Radhika @ Just Homemade December 18, 2012 at 11:48 am

Figs are one of my favorite dried fruits!
Heard about Korin knives a few times lately. Why not? Count me in!

Nothing in particular, but if I have to go with what others have mentioned, it would be hot cocoa with cinnamon sprinkled on top :)

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Carolyn December 18, 2012 at 11:49 am

I love to drink a big frothy mug of Ibarra’s Mexican hot chocolate with a dollop of whipped cream.
Yummy!

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JudithQ December 18, 2012 at 12:37 pm

…I’m still drooling from the gorgeous photographs ! i prepare …”Old Fashion Whiskey Sour Punch” in a crock pot…serve it on front porch for the Carolers who come each year.( PS the crowds are getting bigger each year…the “secret is out!) also have cookies and hot co-co in another crock pot for the children! Merry Christmas to all.
( When I get my blog up and running again after a 1 year sabbatical…i’ll share the recipe for the Punch…it’s from the archives of an old whiskey producer)

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Corisa December 18, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Eggnog ! I still have to buy a pint!

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Pin December 18, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Those mugs are so adorable!! I love hot chocolate (with a dash of cinnamon and cayenne for a kick) with whipped cream.

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Cheryl Ross December 18, 2012 at 2:36 pm

For me it’s a cup of hot chocolate with a shot of peppermint schnapps added.

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Ellen M. December 18, 2012 at 2:50 pm

My favorite drink at Christmas is hot chocolate with peppermint schnapps – yum! Thanks for the giveaway!

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I love hot mulled cider!

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I love a good chai latte in the cold weather :)

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Hot chocolate.

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Kathy C December 18, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Coffee in the mornings and bubbly water. I’m not into soda’s or juices and I don’t drink alcohol. Merry Christmas!

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Emily December 18, 2012 at 4:15 pm

My fave is totally ghetto: the 70-calorie hot cocoa from Cold Stone. They no longer make it so I’ve totally stocked up thanks to Amazon.com. :)

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My favourite thing to do at Christmas is celebrate with family and friends, of course!

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My favorite Christmastime drink is peppermint hot chocolate!

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My favorite drink is a skim chai or a vanilla tea latte!

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I like to put my feet up and down an ice cold Diet Coke!

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Cindy Aiton December 18, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Thank you so much for offering such a wonderful giveaway. I love those mugs! As for my favorite Christmastime drink, I am definitely an eggnog addict.

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domestic diva December 18, 2012 at 8:46 pm

eggnog!

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seas December 18, 2012 at 8:55 pm

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seas December 18, 2012 at 8:57 pm

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seas December 18, 2012 at 8:57 pm

Pumpkin spice latte!

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patti December 18, 2012 at 11:57 pm

How can you beat figs and cheese? Especially when served with white wine. Love those mugs, and I’ll follow you anywhere.

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karen December 19, 2012 at 12:18 am

High octane eggnog, thank you very much.

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Kelly G December 19, 2012 at 12:27 am

spiked hot chocolate

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Kelly G December 19, 2012 at 12:27 am

I like Foodie Crush on fb

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Kelly G December 19, 2012 at 12:28 am

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Kelly G December 19, 2012 at 12:29 am

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Derek Raguindin December 19, 2012 at 1:41 am

Favorite thing to drink = the Nor’easter! (http://pinterest.com/pin/99290366754216543/)

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Derek Raguindin December 19, 2012 at 1:42 am

I follow on Pinterest (where I found this article)!

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Derek Raguindin December 19, 2012 at 1:43 am

I follow on Twitter (@_cannon)!

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Derek Raguindin December 19, 2012 at 1:43 am

I follow on Facebook (Diego Raguindin)!

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Chelsea December 19, 2012 at 11:09 am

I love drinking hot chocolate!

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Ashley C December 19, 2012 at 12:10 pm

I love drinking egg nog :)

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Cookie and Kate December 19, 2012 at 3:03 pm

I will never tire of salty and sweet! These crostini sound incredible. My favorite thing to drink around the holidays is hot tea with lemon and bourbon.

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Liz @ The Lemon Bowl December 19, 2012 at 3:06 pm

This looks insanely delicious!!! I love salty and sweet.

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Sarah H.P. December 19, 2012 at 5:15 pm

I love drinking eggnog at Christmas!

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carrian December 19, 2012 at 9:45 pm

I love drinking water. I know, laugh away, but it’s the only drink I like

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Jill J December 20, 2012 at 11:30 am

I love peppermint hot chocolate or peppermint mochas during the holidays

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Jill J December 20, 2012 at 11:31 am

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Jill J December 20, 2012 at 11:32 am

I follow you on Twitter

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Jill J December 20, 2012 at 11:33 am

I already subscribe via email

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Jill J December 20, 2012 at 12:07 pm

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Jo December 20, 2012 at 5:27 pm

I love hot cocoa with peppermint schnapps at Christmas time . . . even more fun in a very cool mug!!

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Jo December 20, 2012 at 5:28 pm

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Jo December 20, 2012 at 5:28 pm

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Jo December 20, 2012 at 5:28 pm

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Jo December 20, 2012 at 5:29 pm

I WANT these fig crostini :)

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Heather Harris December 20, 2012 at 5:30 pm

My favorite drink is christmas chai tea

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Natalie December 20, 2012 at 5:31 pm

I like mulled cider and eggnog.

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Natalie December 20, 2012 at 5:32 pm

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susan December 20, 2012 at 5:33 pm

I love to drink Pumpkin spice latte!!!

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susan December 20, 2012 at 5:34 pm

I follow you on facebook and love it!

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susan December 20, 2012 at 5:34 pm

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Pambazo! December 20, 2012 at 5:34 pm

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Phyllis G Davis December 20, 2012 at 5:35 pm

I make an eggnog recipe that was given to me by a lovely woman back in the 1960′s..We were living in Panama at the time and she was so gracious to share it with me. It incorporates heavy cream and whipped cream which just makes it over the top

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John Snediker December 20, 2012 at 5:35 pm

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susan December 20, 2012 at 5:37 pm

following your pins on pinterest! LOVE!!!

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Sarah Preston December 20, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Usually hot cocoa. But with my stress level this year, anything with alcohol will do!

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Sarah Preston December 20, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Already follow on Pinterest :)

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Sarah Preston December 20, 2012 at 5:48 pm

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Sarah Preston December 20, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Facebook, already there… No twitter account for me though

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Traci Catt December 20, 2012 at 5:52 pm

My favorite thing to drink at Christmas time is homemade Hot Cocoa with Peppermint.

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Traci Catt December 20, 2012 at 5:53 pm

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Cakewhiz December 20, 2012 at 5:58 pm

My favorite thing to drink around christmas time is hot cocoa …i find it comforting :)

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Cakewhiz December 20, 2012 at 6:00 pm

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Following you on twitter

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Cakewhiz December 20, 2012 at 6:01 pm

Following you on pinterest

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Michelle Brigham December 20, 2012 at 6:08 pm

My favorite drink at Christmas time is eggnog! Love that stuff and I have the rest of the winter to drink hot cocoa :)

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Renee {The Way to My Family's Heart} December 20, 2012 at 6:09 pm

I already follow you on Pinterest!

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Renee {The Way to My Family's Heart} December 20, 2012 at 6:10 pm

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Michelle Brigham December 20, 2012 at 6:11 pm

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Michelle Brigham December 20, 2012 at 6:12 pm

I am following FoodieCrush on pinterest.

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Renee {The Way to My Family's Heart} December 20, 2012 at 6:12 pm

I’m already your friend on Facebook. Thanks for crushing on us bloggers- I love your enthusiasm for it!

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Michelle Brigham December 20, 2012 at 6:13 pm

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Alyssa | Queen of Quinoa December 20, 2012 at 6:19 pm

LOVING those mugs! They are absolutely adorable :) My favorite thing to drink at Christmastime is Spiced Eggnog with a hint of rum. So tasty!

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Alyssa | Queen of Quinoa December 20, 2012 at 6:20 pm

I follow FoodieCrush on Facebook (@Alyssa Leo)

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Alyssa | Queen of Quinoa December 20, 2012 at 6:21 pm

I follow you on Twitter as well (@alyssarimmer)

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Alyssa | Queen of Quinoa December 20, 2012 at 6:25 pm

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Alyssa | Queen of Quinoa December 20, 2012 at 6:25 pm

I follow along on Pinterest too! (@alyssarimmer)

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Christine December 20, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Peppermint hot chocolate!

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Christine December 20, 2012 at 6:29 pm

I like you on Facebook

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Christine December 20, 2012 at 6:30 pm

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Robin Kornstein December 20, 2012 at 6:44 pm

Egg Nog, so rich, decadent and delish !

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Meredith December 20, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Eggnog, but not with alcohol and balanced just right with spices. :)

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Meredith December 20, 2012 at 7:20 pm

And I like your page on FB.

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callie December 20, 2012 at 7:35 pm

My favorite Christmas drink is a big mug of hot cocoa with whipped cream on Christmas morning! :)

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callie December 20, 2012 at 7:36 pm

I follow FoodieCrush on Twitter!

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Angela P December 20, 2012 at 7:36 pm

Hard decision. Probably hot spiced wine or eggnog.

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callie December 20, 2012 at 7:36 pm

I like FoodieCrush on Facebook!

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Angela P December 20, 2012 at 7:36 pm

I also follow on Facebook

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callie December 20, 2012 at 7:37 pm

The FoodieCrush Pinterest boards are some of my favs!

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Myrna Johnson December 20, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Merry Christmas. I love a tom and jerry or hot buttered rum, but actually have a hot apple cider w/cinnamon stick.

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Becky @ Project Domestication December 20, 2012 at 8:37 pm

I think my favorite thing to drink these last few holiday seasons has been Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate!

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Becky @ Project Domestication December 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm

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Becky @ Project Domestication December 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Twitter follwer for sure. :)

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Becky @ Project Domestication December 20, 2012 at 8:42 pm

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Jeremy Pepper December 20, 2012 at 8:46 pm

I’m Jewish – I don’t think we have Holiday drinks. Um, matza ball soup in a cup?

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Eric December 20, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Glug is my favorite drink at x-mas

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Jeremy Pepper December 20, 2012 at 8:47 pm

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kimberlee trim December 20, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Homemade eggnog & hot apple cider are a must for me!

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Calli December 20, 2012 at 10:11 pm

Hot cocoa is a must!

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kathy from west michigan December 21, 2012 at 2:50 am

Bailey’s with coffee and whipped cream with red and green sprinkles…..YUM

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Christine December 21, 2012 at 6:38 am

Peppermint hot chocolate with a splash of coffee and homemade whip with crushed peppermints on top!! So comforting on a cold Michigan evening! Those mugs are so adorable!

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Christine December 21, 2012 at 6:39 am

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Kat Collins December 21, 2012 at 8:54 am

Double Chocolate Hot Cocoa mix from Starbucks. It’s like a melted candybar without too much sweetness. And it has to be made with milk!

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Kat Collins December 21, 2012 at 8:54 am

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Kat Collins December 21, 2012 at 8:55 am

Now a Facebook fan, too!

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Kat Collins December 21, 2012 at 8:56 am

And last, but not least…I followed you on Pinterest. :)

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Lia Simpson December 21, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Peppermint hot chocolate

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Susan P December 21, 2012 at 11:34 pm

Tom and Jerry’s…..a tradition when visiting relatives in Wisconsin…yum!

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Susan P December 21, 2012 at 11:40 pm

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k~ February 17, 2013 at 11:25 am

Made your crostini apps for a cocktail party I hosted last night and they are to die for! PERFECT combination!!! Love how easy they were to make ahead and how different they are from the average party fare! Thank you SO much for the recipe… it will be one of my “go-to’s” for years to come!

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