Both take advantage of cookie cutters — although the first one can just be sliced with a knife. They each also take a little work, but we think it would be worth it.
• Get the recipe: Mushroom-Polenta Diamonds - At Martha Stewart. These can just be sliced in long rows and diamonds, but you could also use a round cookie cutter to stamp these into first course-sized portions.
• Get the recipe: Squash Leaf Canapés - Also at Martha Stewart. This one really does require cookie cutters, and we really love the special, rather dramatic look of these little bites. And yet they are not difficult at all. Great combo of fall flavors.
Do you have any favorite uses for cookie cutters — besides cookies, of course?
(Images: Martha Stewart)