I love inventing appetizers for parties. Here are some small, easy to make ideas that you can throw together last-minute. They are all highly delicious.
-pistachios (shelled, unsalted)
Spread thin layer of marscapone on toast square. Layer thin slice of kumquat, one pistachio nut, then drizzle a small amount of honey on top.
-rosemary-olive oil crackers
Place a small rectangle of cheese on cracker and same size slice of quince paste on top. For variation you can also add a small slice of prosciutto between the cheese and quince.
-flatbread with seeds
-aged goat cheese
-dried cranberries (optional)
-walnuts (shelled, unsalted) (optional)
Place small slice of cheese on flatbread. Drizzle with pesto. You can also place one or two dried cranberries, or a piece of walnut on top.
-fresh pesto or chopped chives
Place small dollop of creme fraiche on toast square. If using pesto, put small amount on next, then place small piece of salmon on top. Top with small amount of fresh chopped chives, if using. You can also top with some fresh ground pepper if you like.