Margaret Pache's festive French bread slices topped with roast beef, red peppers and melted cheese are simple to make and a breeze for guests to handle. They remain a holiday hit with family and friends in Mesa, Arizona.
I like to entertain a lot and have used this recipe on several occasions as an appetizer. I also like how it is easy to switch around the ingredients to give it a different flavor.—Laura Metzger, York, Pennsylvania
Green olives compliment this cheesy, pizza-like bread from Ivy Laffoon of Ceres, California. With very few ingredients, it’s packed with flavor. Serve it as an appetizer or alongside pasta, soup or salad for a mouthwatering meal.—Ivy J Laffoon, Ceres, California
Round out your favorite Italian meal with a buttery loaf of this crusty Italian Cheese Bread from Angie Smith of Clarksville, Tennessee. “The aroma and flavor of this quick and classic side are wonderful,” she promises. “We like to dip our slices in olive oil, fresh ground pepper and Parmesan cheese."
To celebrate our Norwegian heritage, my family's Christmas feast includes many Scandinavian dishes. These crispy little rounds made with rye flour are one of the "can't miss" specialties on our holiday menu.