Bruschetta and Crostini
With only three basic ingredients—bread, oil, and garlic—bruschetta and crostini are ridiculously easy to make. The crispy bite-sized toasts can then be completed with endless topping options, and served as appetizers or hors d'oeuvres at a cocktail party.
Southern cooking is often very meat-focused, but chef Ford Fry likes to emphasize vegetables. For these crostini, he tops creamy ricotta with a mix of garlicky mushrooms and a handful of herbs.