Are you looking for a last-minute dish to create for your Valentine? Our guest blogger, Sarah Knepp of Sarah Sofia Productions- a boutique wedding and event planning company, has the cutest little heart-shaped smoked salmon appetizer to help you woo your boo. Do you know the old saying that “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”? I believe it’s the way to a woman’s heart as well. Seriously guys who doesn’t appreciate great food?  Keep reading as Sarah shares her quick and easy recipe for these yummy little seafood bites.


Smoked salmon is the perfect appetizer for cocktail parties, bridal showers, and your Valentine’s Day celebration! To make this popular appetizer festive for Valentine’s Day, you simply use a heart-shaped cookie cutter!  Voila, you will have a delicious Valentine’s Day inspired smoked salmon appetizer ready in minutes.

Heart Shaped Smoked Salmon Appetizer (serves 8-12)


* ½ Cup light cream cheese

* 8-12 Slices Rye bread

* 1 package of smoked salmon

* Fresh dill

* 2 Small heart-shaped cookie cutters

Step 1: Lay rye bread flat on a cutting board and press down two heart cookie cutters side by side. You can also use pumpernickel bread. Trader Joe’s has small square pieces of pumpernickel and rye, which makes the process a little easier.

Step 2: Remove excess bread and place to the side. Do this for the next 7-11 slices.


Next, spread cream cheese on each heart cut out.

Step 4: Place small pieces of smoked salmon on each piece of bread.

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Lastly,Garnish with fresh dill.

Serve with your favorite drink and enjoy!!

Thanks for sharing Sarah! I don’t know about you guys but I can’t wait to try out this recipe! It looks like it would be the perfect size for a snack as well.

Want to know more about today’s featured blogger, Sarah? Head on over to her blog,  Sarah Sofia Productions, to find out all the details on her boutique wedding and event planning company. Check out her simple recipes that are sure to make your next get together a success. Also be sure to follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest for even more food and event planning inspiration!

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Stay inspired,



Vanessa R. Williams (@nessarwilliams) · 02/19/2015 at 9:32 am

How creative. This looks so good!

Old World New · 03/03/2015 at 6:20 am

That’s so simple and cute!!! And it looks like a gourmet dish. Love this Sarah & Brittany!

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