EVENT: My first meeting with Ontario Zaar members at an appetizer party 2 hours from home. Party starts at 1pm Saturday. No pressure...ya right! MISTAKE: I made an appetizer - refrigerated it to allow the flavours to meld Friday evening. At midnight on my way to bed I decided to check out how all of those lovely flavours were working.....YUCK!!!!! SOLUTION: Find another recipe that I could shop for and make before 11am Saturday morning. I logged on to Zaar - chose yours, made my shopping list and left a note for DH to get me up really early. I was in the parking lot waiting for the store to open at 8am. PROBLEM: Damn! DH hates olives but I'm making this recipe come hell or high water. SOLUTION: Triple the recipe - make half as written and swap out the olives for crumbled bacon in the other half. RESULT: Very pretty, delicious little morsels that saved the day for me. These will definately be one of my 'go to' recipes for appetizers. Couldn't be easier or better tasting. I used extra old cheddar and only had them in a 375 oven as I was sharing space. It worked out fine. Thanks so much for this little gem!
I took these to a New Years Eve party where they were a huge hit! Even olive haters ate them up once the olive was taken off the top. Thanks for sharing!
Enjoyed a few of these at CL Appy party too...they were sooo good. I will definitely keep these in mind to make for us some time soon.
Yes the appy party was a hit, and partly due to K9 Owned's contribution of these tasty morsels. I tried both the bacon and the olive versions, loved them both
These little nibblers were a big hit at my appetizer party! Since her hubby doesn't like olives, K9 Owned made half with & half without; both versions were delish. Thanx FT for posting & K9 for preparing!
Simple, delicious, and put together with my favourite ingredients. K9 did a good thing in sharing the wealth. Thanks French Tart for your recipe, and thanks to K9 Owned for putting it together for our Annual Appy Party.... What a team, what a team!
I tried these at Country Lady's appy party. They are so good! DH couldn't get enough of them!
I had some from K9 at the get-together..Sooo good.
K9 Owned made this for a zaar party,absolutely yummo!!!!!!!!!!
Really excellent pre-dinner snack - perfect with a glass of wine or beer. Easy recipe - I loved that I could do just about everything in the morning and then just chuck it all together when my guests arrived. Great flavour! Thank you for posting!