From "Stop and Smell the Rosemary, Recipes and Traditions to Remember," published in cooperation with your Daily InBox newsletter.


  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped red or green onion
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 ounce Parmesan cheese, freshly grated (1/4 cup)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 loaf French bread, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • shredded Parmesan cheese
  • paprika or cayenne pepper

Blend parsley, basil, onion, garlic, and grated Parmesan in a food processor.  Add cream cheese and butter, blending thoroughly.  Transfer mixture to a bowl.  Cover and refrigerate.

Just before serving, spread cheese mixture on French bread slices.  Sprinkle with shredded Parmesan.  Broil 1 to 3 minutes, or until edges begin to brown.  Sprinkle with paprika or cayenne.  Serve immediately.

YIELDS: 1-1/2 cups

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