Shaved Apple, Bleu Cheese, and Candied Pecan Chicken Burger, with a Champagne Citrus Vinaigrette Dressing



1- 1/2 pounds ground chicken
2 crisp red apples, like Envy, shaved
2 crisp Granny Smith apples, shaved
Bleu cheese, thinly sliced or crumbled
Field greens
Glazed Pecans
4-6 challah, brioche or kaiser rolls, split in half, buttered and lightly toasted
Olive oil
Fresh cracked pepper

Champagne Citrus Vinaigrette Dressing
3 tbsp Mayonnaise
4 tsp fresh orange juice
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp champagne vinegar
Olive oil

Zest of 1/2 a lemon
Fresh cracked pepper

In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, orange and lemon juice, and vinegar. Stir in lemon zest, add salt and pepper taste. Stir in extra olive oil to reach desired consistency.

Divide ground chicken into equal portions, brush with olive oil and season. Heat grill and cook patties thoroughly.

To assemble:
Place desired amount of greens on the bottom half of roll. Drizzle with dressing, top with cooked chicken, Bleu cheese, shaved apples, and glazed pecans. Cover with top of roll.

Makes 4-6 serving

Recipe by Amy Richardson

Viennese Iced Chocolate


Viennese Iced Chocolate

3/4 cup very hot water
1/2 cup super fine sugar
1/4 cup, unsweetened dark cocoa, such as, Ghiradelli, GuittardCocoa Rouge, or Peringotti cocoa
1 tsp Nielsen Massey Chocolate extract
1 cup milk
2 cups ice
Club soda
Fresh mint
Chocolate gelato, store bought

In a blender, place hot water, sugar, cocoa, and extract. Blend until smooth. Set aside to slightly cool.*

While the chocolate mixture is cooling, remove gelato from the freezer to slightly soften.

When chocolate mixture has slightly cooled, add ice. Blend until it reaches a frothy, slush like texture, adding more ice if necessary.

In individual glasses, pour a splash of club soda into the bottom of each glass. Fill remainder of the glass with chocolate mixture leaving room about 1 inch from the top.
Place a small scoop of gelato on top, and garnish with fresh mint.

*Recipe can be made ahead to this point and refrigerated until ready to use.

Makes 4-6 servings

Recipe by Amy Richardson

Frosty 4th of July Floats

Frosty 4th of July Floats

An all American classic, ice cream floats ! Using club soda, grenadine, and vanilla bean ice cream, this easy and cool dessert is sure to be a hit at your next family gathering.
Stars and Stripes Forever!

Frosty Fourth of July Floats

1 quart vanilla ice cream
4-6 cans, club soda, chilled
1 bottle, Rose’s Grenadine Syrup

To assemble:

Pour desired amount of syrup into individual glasses. Add Club Soda
about 2/3 full. Add 1-2 scoops ice cream. Serve immediately.

Makes 4-6 servings

Recipe by Amy Richardson

Malted Fresh Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Malted Fresh Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

At the Request of KSL’s Studio 5, I came up with this twist on an old fashioned favorite. This strawberry ice cream is full of fun with the classic flavor of malted milk and strawberry malt ball candy!

Malted Fresh Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

1 1/2 cups strawberry purée
1 cup whipping cream
1 cup half and half
3/4-1 cup sugar
1/3 cup malted milk
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp salt

1.5 oz. European white chocolate, grated
Crushed strawberry malt balls

In a medium sized bowl, whisk together, cream, half and half, sugar, malted milk, vanilla, lemon juice, and salt. Add strawberries and mix well. When finished, stir in grated white chocolate. Freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions.

Serve with crushed strawberry malt balls.

Makes 6 servings

Recipe by Amy Richardson

Summertime Vanilla Ice Cream Mix-in Variations

Blackberry-Lime Pink Peppercorn
Ice Cream

Vanilla ice cream
Blackberries, lightly crushed
Super fine sugar, to taste
Fresh Lime juice
Pink peppercorns, lightly crushed

Lightly toss blackberries, sugar and lime juice together.
Stir mixture into softened ice cream.
Add crushed pink peppercorns
Mix and re-freeze if desired

Spicy Thai Peanut Butter Toasted Coconut Ice Cream

Vanilla ice cream, softened
Peanut Butter
Coconut, toasted
Cayenne pepper
Fresh lime juice

Stir peanut butter and lime juice into softened ice cream. Add coconut and cayenne pepper.
Mix and re-freeze if desired.

Praline, Maple and Black Salted Ice Cream

Vanilla ice cream, softened
Maple Syrup
Pralines, glazed pecans, coarsely chopped
Black Salt

Mix ice cream and maple syrup together; add pecans and Black Salt.
Mix and re-freeze if desired.

Recipes by Amy Richardson