Game Day Canapés


By: Guest Blogger, Bev, Bev Cooks

I put cheese all over your game day.


I have to come clean about something in my life. I get a wee bit obsessed over anything doused with buffalo sauce. Or bacon. Or cheese. Or cheese plus bacon plus hot buffalo sauce, minus the part participle of my face, times every day all day. And then when you put all of that stuff on top of sliced crusty bread and fresh tomato ohhhhhhhhh cannot.

Except for the fact that I did. I made you game day canapés! Which is just a fancy word for a small, savory sumpin’ sumpin’ on bread. You can dig, right?


It’s stupid simple to make. And you can double up, triple up, quadruple up, whatever your taste bud fairies guide you to do. Ya just fry up some bacon (duh). Then ya slice up a baguette, top with fresh tomato, shredded cheddar cheese, and broil.

But not long! Like, do NOT walk away because you’ll cry if it burns. And I can’t be help responsible for this today. I have to wash my hair, and that’s already way too much on my plate.


Oh my Lordy Lou. When she comes out of the oven, top her with your bacon crumbles, a bit of chopped chives, aaaaaaand the hot buffalo sauce! Just do little dollop thingies, you know. They’re not squirts exactly. But not really dollops either. WHAT ARE THEY? Just get some delicious hot sauce on this biz.


And then weep for hours.


And hours.

And then wipe your face because people are staring at you. No like, they are.

Game Day Canapés! Get in that.


Game Day Canapés
By: Bev Cooks
Servings: Makes 10 canapés
1 baguette, sliced into (10) 1/2” slices
1 large tomato, sliced, then halved (leaving you with 10 half slices)
1 1/2 cup shredded Wisconsin white cheddar cheese
5 pieces of thick bacon, cooked to your liking, then roughly crumbled
buffalo hot sauce, for garnish
1 tablespoon chopped chives, for garnish
Cooking Directions:
Heat oven broiler.
Arrange the baguette slices on a baking sheet, then arrange a tomato slice on top of each slice. Sprinkle a small amount of cheddar on top of each tomato. Broil for 2-3 minutes, until the cheese is melted and starting to brown and bubble. Don’t take your eye off it! This happens gloriously fast.
Garnish with crumbled bacon, chopped chives and a few dashes of hot sauce over the whole mess. Serve immediately.