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I am a huge fan of easy food. Not necessarily convenience food. Easy food. Food that calls out to your taste buds, but doesn’t require a degree in culinary art. Fresh ingredients, family-style sensibility, and simple flavors are all hallmarks of a Heather-approved-recipe, because a chef I am most certainly not.

Here is a recipe for a lovely bruschetta. Big, big fan of bruschetta. Easy, fresh, big taste.

Here it is.

Crunchy Bruschetta Toasts

6 slices of hard crust bread (Italian, French, or baguette-style)

3 cloves garlic

4 T. extra-virgin olive oil

4 tomatoes

1 C. Mozzarella cheese, grated

Blanch tomatoes for one minute in boiling water; drain and remove the skins. Dice the tomatoes into small pieces and set aside.

Rub the bread slices with the garlic cloves and drizzle with olive oil. Place the diced tomatoes on the bread in an even layer and top with Mozzarella cheese.

Place on a cookie sheet and bake under a preheated broiler for a few minutes until crispy and cheese is melted. (You can also bake in a toaster oven.)

*Tips and timesavers: Use olive oil that is already flavored with garlic for an extra punch. You can also substitute the fresh tomatoes with canned, diced tomatoes that have been well-drained.

Yum!

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