Parmesan Cheese Toast with Brown Sugar Bacon

Sweet candied brown sugar bacon tops a savory and salty broiled parmesan cheese toast – these are good enough to be called the Best Appetizer Ever!
Parmesan Cheese Toast with Brown Sugar Bacon, aka The Best Appetizer Ever! | ChezCateyLou.com

Parmesan Cheese Toast with Brown Sugar Bacon is quite a long name for a recipe…I should have just called it The Best Appetizer Ever. Because honestly – this really is the BEST appetizer ever. I mean first of all – brown sugar bacon, aka candied bacon, aka sugared bacon – that alone could be considered one of the best appetizers ever. Sweet and salty and crispy – I could eat an entire plate full of just that! But what makes this THE best is the parmesan cheese toast points. The combo of the nutty salty parmesan broiled on the toast and then topped with the bacon is nothing short of life-changing. Seriously.

Growing up, this appetizer was always served at family parties at our country club. Any get together HAD to include this hors d’oeuvres. And they were always the first to go. In fact at our wedding, we ordered double the amount of these because we knew that everyone would go crazy for them. And yet even after having these for years, I had never actually tried to make them myself. Well…now I know how to make them, and, I know how easy it is to make them – this is going to be dangerous. My brother has already requested that I make a giant platter for Christmas Eve!

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Stuffed Mushrooms {Gluten Free} & a GIVEAWAY

Roasted mushrooms are stuffed with a delicious savory filling and baked until golden brown and crunchy. Bonus: these stuffed mushrooms are entirely gluten free!

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Stuffed Mushrooms are such a classic party food. They are the perfect passed appetizer – they look pretty on a platter, can be eaten in one bite, and are absolutely delicious! So I thought why wait for a party to make stuffed mushrooms? Why not just make a platter of them for TheBetterHalf and myself? And that’s exactly what I did tonight!

TGIF! After our delicious birthday dinner last night, TheBetterHalf and I are just chilling at home tonight and giving our stomachs (and our wallet) a break! But I still wanted to whip up something delicious and special for us to enjoy and these stuffed mushrooms were the perfect thing. Bonus – they are SO easy to prepare! Plus, they are gluten free thanks to cracker crumbs made from Breton gluten free crackers!

And I want to give you 12 boxes of Breton Gluten Free Crackers so that you can try this recipe yourself! Scroll to the bottom of the post and enter to win!
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Asparagus Alfredo Crostini

This post is sponsored by Bertolli® Sauce

Baguette slices are topped with alfredo sauce, asparagus, and parmesan cheese.  These Asparagus Alfredo Crostini are delicious, beautiful, and so easy to make!

Asparagus Alfredo Crostini | ChezCateyLou.com

Does anyone else have spring fever? I can’t get enough of this gorgeous weather, the beautiful flowering trees, the longer days, and (most importantly) the awesome spring food! I love all of the colorful fruits and veggies that are filling up the farmers market. And nothing says spring to me more than asparagus! These Asparagus Alfredo Crostini are the perfect appetizer to celebrate the season. They are beautiful and delicious, and are so simple to make thanks to a little help from Bertolli® Creamy Alfredo Sauce.

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Grilled Cheese with Tomato and Bacon

My ultimate grilled cheese is a Grilled Cheese with Tomato and Bacon on brioche bread, using a blend of two cheeses. Easy and delicious comfort food!

Grilled Cheese with Tomato and Bacon on Brioche Bread | ChezCateyLou.com
Today is National Grilled Cheese Day! This is a holiday I did not know existed until I started food blogging. How did I live my life before without celebrating these food holidays? I’m not sure, but I’m making up for lost time now by bringing you my version of the Ultimate Grilled Cheese….with tomato and bacon on brioche bread, made with two different types of Kerrygold cheeses!

My favorite type of grilled cheese has always been with tomato and bacon. There is something about that combo that is just so amazing. And the best bread for this sandwich is a nice buttery brioche. It really takes it to the next level!

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Cheesy Irish Soda Bread

Dubliner and cheddar cheeses are mixed into a traditional Irish soda bread recipe to make Cheesy Irish Soda Bread. So simple to make and tastes amazing!

Cheesy Irish Soda Bread made with Kerrygold Dubliner Cheese | ChezCateyLou.com

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Is everyone wearing their green today? I have on a green cardigan :) And I have a delicious Irish recipe to share with you – Cheesy Irish Soda Bread! I took a traditional Irish Soda Bread recipe and stuffed it full of Kerrygold Dubliner cheese, and  then topped it with some cheddar because you can never have too much cheese!  This bread is so easy to make and tastes absolutely amazing.  The smell in your kitchen while this is baking is unreal!

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