Peach, Walnut & Ricotta Crostini

This post is going to be short and sweet just like this recipe :-). Easy peasy but delicious! Yesterday my husband and I hosted a brunch for my mother in law and her husband. On the menu was: ricotta crostinis, fresh fruit, egg/potato chorizo burritos with homemade salsa and cinnamon coffee cake (recipe coming soon).
I really enjoy cooking for other people. I think it’s my new way of showing them that I love them. I think I’m becoming my mom in some ways. She wasn’t the affectionate type, but her way of showing us love was thru her cooking.
She was always willing to cook great meals for us.  Even when we were grown up, she would always ask us what we wanted her to cook for us. She would say: just tell me what you want and come and pick it up to take home! Or she would ask: Did you eat? Do you want me to make something for you? Yes mom! I ate already. I’m a grown up you know? You don’t have to worry about if I ate or not I would answer (with a smarty pants voice).
Now I wish I had her make more meals for me since I know that was her way of showing us her love. Kids, appreciate the little things your parents do for you even it annoys you.  For all you know, that’s their way of showing you their love:-)

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Peach, Walnut & Ricotta Crostini
serves 4

Ingredients:
1/2 baguette or ciabatta bread
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Sea salt & pepper
1 cup ricotta cheese
Finely cut peach slices
Walnut pieces
Honey
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cut bread into 1/2 inch thick slices and place on a baking sheet in a single layer. Brush some olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Bake until the crostini are brownish and crisp. About 20 minutes.
  4. Top the crostinis with the ricotta cheese, peach slices and some walnut pieces.
  5. Season with salt & pepper (optional) then drizzle with honey.

 

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