Here's a great recipe for any holiday party. It is quick, easy to make, and always receives rave reviews. This is my "go to" appetizer for almost any event.
*1 cup pitted kalamata olives
*2 med. cloves garlic
*1 cup grated parmesan
*4 Tbsp. butter
*2 Tbsp. olive oil
*1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley (optional)
Preheat oven to broil. Chop olives coarsely in a food processor, then transfer to a bowl. With processor running, drop garlic through tube and mince. Add 1/2 cup parmesan, butter, and olive oil and process into a paste. Add this mixture to a bowl with the olives, parsley, and remaining parmesan. Mix well. Cut baguette into thin slices and spread each slice with the olive mixture. Cook under a broiler until bubbly and lightly browned.