I fear, (I know?), I think… that I have experienced how delicious these favorite hors d’oeuvres of mine taste SO I don’t realize that the photo looks slightly less than delicious.  (Regarding the photo, I think all working food bloggers can related to the frustrating lack of daylight for decent photos in the winter.)  If my suspicions are correct and instead of salivating you are cringing, please take my word for it.  These are the easiest most crowd-pleasing, delicious appetizers.  The ingredients are easy to find, they are unique and different, they freeze, they can be made ahead and your guests will love them.

Originally, my mom found these in a Junior League cookbook from Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Since I no longer know where that book is, the proportions may have changed slightly.  I hope you are all enjoying a joyous holiday season.  I have been stimulated by the extra surge in my social life!

Cheddar, Black Olive, Curry Bites 

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
3 green onions, washed and chopped
1 15oz can pitted and chopped black olives
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon curry powder
6 English muffins

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put cheese, onions and olives in a bowl. Use a fork to toss and mix together. Combine curry and mayonnaise. Stir it into the cheese mixture. Split English muffins. Divide mixture evenly and spread on all twelve English muffin halves. Cut each half in quarters. Place triangles on a baking sheet. Bake for about 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and muffins are slightly browned. Serve hot.


You may prepare the triangles and freeze them. It works well to freeze for 2 hours on a cookie sheet and then put them in a ziplock. They won’t stick together and topping will stay on.

Divide cheese mixture evenly among muffin halves, then cut each muffin half
into six wedges.

Place muffin wedges on baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes or broil until
browned and bubbly (watch carefully if broiling; these burn easily).

*Can be prepared ahead and frozen; do not defrost and bake or broil until
ready to serve.