By Anna Kocharian

Published on July 18, 2016

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GRILLED CHEESE

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • toast biscuits
  • cherry tomatoes
  • cheddar cheese

INSTRUCTIONS

Cut the cheddar into small cubes and line them up on a single skewer. Using a cooking torch, lightly toast the cheddar until browned. For an added smokey flavor, try toasting the cherry tomatoes as well. Assemble the cheese and tomatoes on the biscuits to serve.

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CHIPS AND DIP

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • sweet potato chips
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 serrano pepper, finely sliced
  • manchego cheese
  • salt, to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

Mash the avocado with a fork and gently mix in the tomatoes, cilantro, pepper, and sea salt. Slice the manchego cheese and lightly toast with a cooking torch. Scoop a spoonful of the avocado mix onto the tortilla chip and top with the melted cheese and extra slices of the serrano pepper for an added kick!

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PROSCIUTTO & PEAR

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • toast biscuit
  • prosciutto
  • pear, thinly sliced
  • brie
  • honey

INSTRUCTIONS

Using a cooking torch, melt the brie, and stack within layers of the prosciutto and pear. Drizzle on top with a spoonful of honey for a sweet note.

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PROSCIUTTO AND PERSIMMONS

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • pita chip
  • brie, cubed
  • persimmons, cubed
  • prosciutto

INSTRUCTIONS

Line a skewer with the cubed persimmons and brie and lightly brown the edges using a cooking torch. Sandwich the persimmons and brie between a thin cut of prosciutto on the pita chips.

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FIGS AND CHEESE

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • savory sesame seed cracker
  • figs, sliced in half
  • gorgonzola

INSTRUCTIONS

Line the figs in a single line along a skewer and toast until browned with a cooking torch. Place the figs on a cracker and top with the gorgonzola.

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SWEET CHORIZO

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • pita chip
  • goat cheese
  • chorizo, sliced
  • honey

INSTRUCTIONS

Lightly toast the goat cheese, using either a cooking torch or in the oven under the broiler setting. Once lightly melted, place the cheese and chorizo on the pita chip and garnish with a teaspoon of honey.

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THE CLASSIC SAVORY S’MORE

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • savory sesame seed cracker
  • bacon, cooked
  • marshmallow
  • coarse sea salt

INSTRUCTIONS

Toast the marshmallow using a cooking torch and sandwich between the crackers with a layer (or two!) of bacon.