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As Shondaland devotees, we think Shonda Rhimes can do no wrong. We happily pledge allegiance to TGIT TV, aka the amazing combo of聽Scandal,聽Grey鈥檚 Anatomy and聽How to Get Away With Murder. So of course, we had to dive聽into Shonda鈥檚聽Year of Yes,聽her refreshingly honest memoir that touches on everything from her career goals and motherhood to her personal struggles with her聽weight. If you鈥檝e ever been tempted to try聽a crazy crash聽diet or felt guilty after an especially decadent聽slice of cake鈥 or five, Shonda hears you and welcomes you to her food lover鈥檚 club. In honor of聽B+C Book Club鈥檚 December book pick, we鈥檙e sharing the tastiest crostini that would make Shonda proud.聽Whether you鈥檙e serving these appetizers聽at your book club or you鈥檙e saving them for a late-night snack break, there鈥檚 no way you can go wrong with these聽delicious combos.

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Ingredients:

Serves 3-4 (makes 12 crostini)

鈥斅1 small baguette, sliced into 3/4-inch thick slices

鈥斅3 Tablespoons olive oil

鈥斅爌inch of salt and pepper

鈥斅1/2 cup cream cheese

鈥斅1 Tablespoon lemon juice

鈥斅爖est of one lemon

鈥斅3 slices smoked salmon

鈥斅3聽1/2 ounces goat cheese (the semi-soft variety, not the very creamy variety)

鈥斅3 small, ripe figs

鈥 2 Tablespoons honey

鈥斅5 1/2 ounces brie

鈥斅3 Tablespoons cranberry sauce

鈥斅燬mall bunch fresh chives

Crostini Selection ingredients

Instructions:
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Brush all the baguette slices on both sides with the olive oil, sprinkle with a little salt and pepper and place on a baking tray. Toast聽in the oven for 10-13 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from the oven and take four slices of the bread off the tray and place on a plate or serving board.

2. Mix the cream cheese, lemon juice and lemon zest in a small bowl and spoon it onto the four crostini on the board. Top with the smoked salmon.

3. Cut聽the brie, goat cheese and figs into slices and chop the chives. Top four of the crostini slices (on the tray) with brie, and four with goat cheese. Place back into the oven for 2-3 minutes to slightly melt the cheeses, then remove from the oven.

4. Place the cheese-covered crostini onto the serving board and top the brie crostini with the cranberry sauce. Sprinkle on fresh thyme leaves.

5. Top the goat cheese crostini with聽slices of fig. Drizzle over the honey and sprinkle on fresh thyme leaves.

6. Sprinkle the salmon crostini with chopped chives and serve immediately.

Crostini Selection step1 collage

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Brush all the baguette slices on both sides with the olive oil, sprinkle with a little salt and pepper and place on a baking tray. Toast聽in the oven for 10-13 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from the oven and take four slices of the bread off the tray and place on a plate or serving board.

Crostini Selection step2 collage

Mix the cream cheese, lemon juice and lemon zest in a small bowl and spoon it onto the four crostini on the board. Top with the smoked salmon.

Crostini Selection step 3 prep

Cut聽the brie, goat cheese and figs into slices and chop the chives.

Crostini Selection step3 collage

Top four of the crostini slices (on the tray) with brie, and four with goat cheese. Place back into the oven for 2-3 minutes to slightly melt the cheeses, then remove from the oven. Top the brie crostini with the cranberry sauce. Sprinkle on fresh thyme leaves.聽Top the goat cheese crostini with聽slices of fig. Drizzle over the honey and sprinkle on fresh thyme leaves.

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Sprinkle the salmon crostini with chopped chives and serve immediately.

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Ready to join the B + C Book Club? Snag your copy and tweet or Instagram your book using the hashtag #BritCoBookClub.聽Let us know in the comments what you think!