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15 tasty toast toppings

Try this easy yet upscale crostini for your Fourth of July celebration. The Kitchen Paper

Whether you call your open-faced sandwich a tartine, crostini, bruschetta, or smørrebrød, toppings on toast are one of the latest fashionable food trends. What's not to like? With either savory or sweet toppings nothing says 'comfort food' like a thick piece of toasted bread. Here are a few ideas from Stir It Up! to get you started on your next favorite snack.

1. Meatless Monday: Heirloom tomato tartine

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    Drizzle tomatoes with olive oil and layer with mozzarella cheese and fresh basil leaves on French bread and then broil for a delicious open-faced sandwich.
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By Christina Masters, The Rowdy Chowgirl

Close grained French bread, sliced
Sliced heirloom tomatoes
Fresh mozzarella
Basil leaves
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons olive oil
Salt
Freshly ground pepper

1. Run bread under the broiler to toast lightly on the top side only.

2. Layer slices of tomatoes, thinly sliced mozzarella cheese, and basil leaves.

3. Stir oil and vinegar together, then drizzle lightly over tartines. Sprinkle with salt and freshly ground pepper.

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