When I was thinking about a nice spread of appetizers to put out, I wanted finger foods, easy to pick up while holding a glass of wine. Guests can pick up bites as they roam around and mingle. (I don’t actually have a party planned at the moment. This is just the kind of stuff that floats around in my head on a daily basis.) I have seen (and eaten) cheese twists and I love the way they look, long and elegant, twisted and flaky. You know it will be buttery. As much as I love cheese, I will probably already be serving cheese (in my hypothetical party), and I am anal about variety. This version, using sun-dried tomatoes and thyme is still buttery and flaky, twisted and variegated, yet will pair perfectly with the cheese and not compete with it.

Thyme and Sun-Dried Tomato Twist 2