This chive bread is a great change from your typical garlic bread. Mix things up a little tonight! People will RAVE about this bread!

This chive bread is a great change from your typical garlic bread. Mix things up a little tonight! People will RAVE about this bread! Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Heather Christo–yeah, the one with the amazing kitchen–wrote an equally amazing cookbook:  Heather Christo’s Generous Table: Easy & Elegant Recipes through the Seasons.

And it is gorgeous. I mean–really. I sat down and just leafed through this book admiring the beautiful photos and sweet stories about her family. The book itself has a calming effect.

Okay–I know that sounds super weird, but everything in the book, and everything about Heather, just seems so relaxed. And when it comes to a book about entertaining, a little calm is very welcomed.

Want to make Sunday supper a little more special on a crisp fall day? Turn to the “Autumn” section of the book and you’ll find the components of a great Sunday dinner including Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Leeks, Greek Chicken and Potatoes, and an Apple and Cranberry Crostata to finish off your meal.

Need to throw a fabulous spring soirée? Just flip to the “Spring” section of Heather’s book and you’ll find ideas to perfect your party: Rhubarb Cooler, Cucumber Chile Mignonette, Beet Pesto Pasta, Crispy Polenta Cups with Crème Fraîche and Caviar, Seared Sea Scallops with Artichoke Pesto, and Zucchini Lemon Cupcakes. Who wouldn’t want to be at that party?

From the fancier anniversary dinner to the more relaxed (such as her ideas for “Game Night”), Heather has you covered. And even those fancier recipes remain completely approachable and doable.

She has me wanting to throw a party, stat.

If you’re not convinced yet, just watch this adorable video. You’ll want the book too.

I picked a super simple recipe — even though they all looked amazing, I had the ingredients on hand for this chive bread and I was really interested in trying it.


This chive bread is a great change from your typical garlic bread. Mix things up a little tonight! People will RAVE about this bread! Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Chive Bread

This chive bread is a great change from your typical garlic bread. Mix things up a little tonight!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 loaf rustic ciabatta bread, split in half horizontally
  • 1/2 cup finely minced chives
  • pinch of kosher salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt the butter. Gently mix in the chives and salt with a spoon.
  3. Place 2 pieces of ciabatta on a baking sheet, cut sides up. Spoon half of the melted butter mixture on each half. Reassemble the ciabatta, placing the top on the bottom, and bake for 10 minutes, until the bread is hot and crispy and the inside is soft and buttery.
  4. Slice and serve immediately.

Heather Christo’s Generous Table by Heather Christo © 2013 Kyle Books

All images and text ©Rachel Cooks.
Chive Bread Nutrition Label

Actual nutrition may vary depending on how recipe is prepared.

The only changes I made to the recipe were that I used the microwave to melt the butter (yes, I’m that lazy) and I used a ciabatta baguette. We loved the recipe–even my husband, who I really didn’t think would like the flavor of the chives. But this stuff is seriously addicting. Beware!

I was sent a copy of the book by Heather. All opinions are my own–I would recommend this book to my mother and my best friend.

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This chive bread is a great change from your typical garlic bread. Mix things up a little tonight! People will RAVE about this bread! Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!