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Entertaining: Make Your Own Bruschetta Bar

We are ready to celebrate Fall and can’t wait for cooler weather, football and comfort food! When it comes to comfort food and entertaining I think the Italians have it down pat, which is why we are planning a soul-soothing soiree with our festive and fun Bruschetta Bar.

Make Your Own Bruschetta Bar Giggles Galore

I love entertaining friends and family and I can’t think of a better way to spend the weekend.  I’m also a big fan of fuss-free entertaining, which is why I love any type of “bar” style party. This summer I hosted lots of get together’s where we set-up a variety of fun bar style food stations, from tacos to hot dog bars there was something for everyone. The seasons changing and if you are looking for a unique entertaining idea we think this Make Your Own Bruschetta Bar is a great way to celebrate Fall!  Celebrate the flavors of the season and serve warm, earthy nibbles with fall flavors like pears, figs, apples and other harvest flavors.

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A Bruschetta Bar can liven up your next get-together. With little work for you as the hostess and lots of flavor combinations that guest can customize to their preference, your gourmet Bruschetta Bar will encourage lots of creativity and conversation.  Set out basics like bread, meats, cheese, herbs, seasonal fruits and vegetables, and your guest will get busy and full.

Bruschetta Bar

The fun part about a Bruschetta Bar is letting guest get creative with their own flavor combinations, but you’ll also want to create and provide several classic Italian food favorites.  By definition bruschetta is a simple appetizer and the beauty of this dish lies in its simplicity.  Offer quality ingredients like a platter of golden toasted bread, assorted meats and cheeses, fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, fragrant herbs and aromatic vinegar.

Fig and Orange Balsamic Vinegar

For our Bruschetta Bar we created five signature recipes to give guest a starting point, but you can also encourage them to mix and match flavors to create their own unique bites.  Our signature recipes included:

Salami Fig Ingredients

 

 

Salami and Fig Bruschetta

  • Prosciutto & Pear Bruschetta – These toasted baguettes featured a creamy mixture of ricotta and Gorgonzola cheese, prosciutto, pears and walnuts with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and honey.

Prosciutto and Pear Bruschetta

  •  Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta – A gourmet twist on a classic these small bites make a statement with heirloom tomatoes, fresh basil and a decadent balsamic glaze.
  • Artichoke Bruschetta – These tasty appetizers were fuss free with the all-natural Cucina & Amore Artichoke Bruschetta from World Market.  Add a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and this bruschetta was as easy as 1,2,3.

Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta

  • Strawberry Brushetta – Charred Italian bread topped with creamy Ricotta cheese, fresh strawberries, dark chocolate and a balsamic reduction make the perfect ending to a soulful meal.

Strawberry Bruschestta

With just a few easy gourmet ingredients you can whip up these global recipes that make your guests taste buds tingle.  You and your guest will love the simplicity of this rustic style dinner party.  Our Make Your Own Bruschetta Bar is a soulful and delicious meal where guest will want to linger in conversation and savor the flavors of Fall.

Bruschetta Bar Dinner Party

We aren’t the only ones excited about Fall, World Market has partnered with ABC’s “The Chew” and Bella Italia to celebrate Fall and gourmet food!  I have once again partnered with World Market and I’m thrilled to share details about the Gourmet Getaway Sweepstakes with you. Contestants can enter online at worldmarketsweepstakes.com for a chance to win a trip for 2 to Italy!

* Grand prize: Culinary trip for 2 to Italy!

  • Airfare & Accommodations
  • Cities: Sorrento, with stops in Capril and Pompeii
  • Italian cooking class
  • City and market excursions
  • $1,000 World Market gift card

  * Plus, 3 First Prize winners:  $500 World Market gift card

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Celebrating and exploring life through food, “The Chew,” is an innovative and groundbreaking daytime series co-hosted by a dynamic group of engaging, fun, relatable experts in food, lifestyle, and entertaining. Produced by Gordon Elliott’s Chew Productions for the ABC Television Network, “The Chew” serves up everything food — from cooking and home entertaining to food trends, restaurants, holidays and more — all aimed at making life better, fuller and more fun. Featuring celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Michael Symon, and Carla Hall, entertaining expert Clinton Kelly and health and wellness enthusiast Daphne Oz, “The Chew” is a leap forward into a delicious new kind of lifestyle series.

Looking for more gourmet recipes to savor the flavors of Fall?  Check out these great recipes from our friends:

http://www.kristimurphy.com/blog/peach-caprese-salad
http://www.creativegreenliving.com/2015/08/recipe-italian-antipasto-salad-appetizer.html
http://www.creatingreallyawesomefreethings.com/appetizer-ideas/
http://whitneybond.com/2015/08/31/chicken-caesar-baked-pasta-cups

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on the behalf of World Market.  The opinions, text and photos are all all my own.

The Creative Collection Link Party

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Hi friends! Welcome to another week of The Creative Collection Link Party! We’re super excited that you’re here to party with us! Thanks for sharing your awesome projects and recipes, week after week! We love looking through them all so keep ’em coming! In case you missed it here are the projects we shared this week on Giggles Galore: School Morning Routine Checklist and Printable, DIY Apple Treat Bags & Printable Lunch Box Notes and our favorite side dish, Grilled Mexican Street Corn. … [Continue reading...]

Grilled Mexican Street Corn

Grilled Mexican Street Corn Recipe

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DIY Apple Treat Bags & Printable Lunch Box Notes

DIY Apple Treat Bag and Printable Lunch Box Notes

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Back to School Morning Routine Checklist

My School Morning Routine

I'm not a morning person.  My kids are not morning people.  Mornings are usually rough for us, especially during the school year because nobody is eager to get up and moving.  Last year I learned that having a routine was vital to making sure our mornings run smoothly, but this year I decided to get serious about keeping the kids accountable with a Back to School Morning Routine Checklist. Last year I create an After School Routine printable that really helped my kids ease into kindergarten. … [Continue reading...]

The Creative Collection Link Party

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Hi friends! Welcome to another week of The Creative Collection Link Party! We're super excited that you're here to party with us! Thanks for sharing your awesome projects and recipes, week after week! We love looking through them all so keep 'em coming! Before we get to partying, let's check out some of our favorites from last week! Green Tea Bath Bombs | The Casual Craftlete Printable Ice Cream Cone Wrappers by Make and Tell via Delineate Your Dwelling Blackberry Mint Lemonade … [Continue reading...]

Why We Loved Our Summer Staycation at The Woodlands Resort

Heart the Woodlands Resort

It's hard to believe that summer is finally coming to an end.  I have mixed feelings about this, on one hand I have absolutely loved spending quality time with my kids and family this summer. On the other hand I am really looking forward to a routine schedule and some quite time during the day to get some work done.  But, before we say goodbye to summer we decided to have one final hurrah and enjoy a family summer staycation at The Woodlands Resort. Sometimes staying close to home is a … [Continue reading...]

The Perfect Personalized Gift: DIY Painted Coasters

Mint and Coral DIY Painted Coasters

I love to give people gifts, to me it is like an art form and it brings me so much joy and happiness.  It seems like as we get older we need less and less stuff, but that doesn't mean that grown-ups don't like to receive a thoughtful gift for birthday celebrations or just because (which is my favorite kind of gift to give!) Today we are sharing the perfect personalized gift: DIY Painted Coasters your drinks will be dying to rest on. I am headed to a friends birthday celebration later this … [Continue reading...]

The Creative Collection Link Party

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Hello and welcome back to another Friday full of creative ideas and inspiration, we can’t wait to see what you’ll share with us this week at The Creative Collection Link Party!  In case you missed it here are the projects we shared this week on Giggles Galore You're the Bomb Pop Treats, a Back to School Party & Giveaway, How to Keep White Towels White and Fresh-Smelling Grilled Avocado with Mango Strawberry Salsa| Spaceships and Laserbeams     Love Your Home| … [Continue reading...]

Easy Apple Gumball Cupcakes

Easy Apple Gumball Cupcake

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