Hope you had a great St. Patrick’s Day! We got back late last night from a week in the Bahamas for my husband’s work. I woke up in a panic at 6am because I was so tired that I completely forgot to make sure the leprechaun visited our house.

I stumbled around the house leaving a trail of money along with green dye in the toilet where the leprechaun made a restroom stop. When my kids and I finally woke up for the day, my son said, “Mommy, why do you have green on your hands?” Luckily he saved me from making some lame excuse and said, “Oh, the leprechaun must have put it on you.” Phew. Hate to burst his bubble because of my carelessness.

I know I’m supposed to eat everything but quite frankly corned beef grosses me out. So instead I made beef crostinis with a horseradish sauce sprinkled with blue cheese. I guess you can call it my version of the St. Patrick’s day traditional dish. My parents were in town and they gave me the thumbs up on these. They’re super easy but can totally be passed off as a fancy appetizer. Enjoy!

Beef and Blue Cheese Crostini

Beef and Blue Cheese Crostini

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Beef and Blue Cheese Crostini

Beef and blue cheese top slices of French bread in this lovely appetizer.


  • 1 French bread baguette 10-1/2 ounces
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives
  • 1 tablespoon horseradish
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 pounds high quality shaved deli roast beef
  • 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • additional minced chives


  1. Cut baguette into 36 slices. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Spritz with cooking spray. Sprinkle with pepper. Bake at 400° for 4-6 minutes or until lightly browned.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the sour cream, chives, horseradish and salt. Top the toasts with the beef. I prefer my beef warmed so you can either do that in the microwave or once you've topped the toasts pop them back into the oven for a minute. Add a generous dallop of the sour cream mixture on top. Sprinkle with blue cheese and additional chives.

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