Iced Creamy Coconut Limeade! 


Coconut cream, crushed ice, fresh lime juice with a sparkling splash! A delightful drink for your patio parties, playtime or just for fun! ~Amy

Iced Creamy Coconut Limeade

Recipe:

1 3/4 cups fresh squeezed lime juice
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup sweetened cream of coconut, Coco Loco, located on the asile by the mixers
4 cups cold water
1 liter bottle club soda, chilled
Fresh mint leaves
Crushed ice
fresh lime, sliced into rounds

In a large pitcher whisk together lime juice and sugar until dissolved. Add water and mix. Whisk in cream of coconut, and pour in club soda. stir lightly and add ice, fresh mint and sliced lime.

Recipe by Amy Richardson

Fresh Watermelon Snow Cone Shots!


Watermelon is the essential flavor of summer. Cool, refreshing and sweet, these little shots are a fun summer surprise! ~Amy

Fresh Watermelon Snow Cone Shots!

Seedless watermelon, cut into medium to small sized pieces, place in large ziploc, and freeze until frozen.

Shot glasses

Variations:
Serve with fresh lime wedges
Super fine sugar rimmed shot glasses
Sprinkle with Tajin Chile Spice
Mint

Use frozen cubes of watermelon in place of ice, and shave according to manufacturers instructions. Quickly fill shot glasses with shaved watermelon and garnish with mint.
Serve immediately.

Recipe by Amy Richardson

Skewered! A Summer Sandwich Party!


Saddle up, and round up your family and friends for the best darn party of summer!~Amy

Skewered!
A Summer Sandwich Party!

Party Menu:

THE BLUE ROOSTER

Ciabatta rolls, mini or cut into quarters
Roasted chicken, deli style, sliced
Sliced apples, red or green
Blue cheese, sliced or cubed
Butter Lettuce leaves
Long skewers

Dipping sauce:
BLACK PEPPER HONEY MUSTARD

Mustard recipe:
1/2 cup honey mustard, purchased
1/4 cup sour cream
2 tbsp honey
1/8 tsp black pepper

Place all ingredients in a blender or small food processor, and blend on high for 30 seconds or until well blended.

THE COWBOY

Kaiser Rolls
Roast Beef, deli style, sliced
Wisconsin cheddar cheese
Hickory smoked Bacon
Avocado, sliced
Leaf lettuce

Dipping sauce:
HICKORY BBQ RANCH

1 1/2 cups barbecue sauce, Sweet Baby Rays Hickory Brown Sugar, or other purchased brand
1/2 cup Lemon Ranch sauce

In a small bowl, whisk together BBQ sauce and lemon ranch sauce until smooth. Thin with additional lemon juice or warm water if a thinner consistency is desired.

THE CABALLERO CLUB

Sourdough, toasted and buttered
Smoked Turkey, sliced
Honey glazed ham, sliced
Hickory smoked bacon, cooked
Pepper jack cheese, sliced
Avocado, sliced
Beefsteak tomatoes, sliced
Iceberg or leaf lettuce

Dipping sauce:
LEMON RANCH

3/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 package Hidden Valley Ranch mix
1 cup buttermilk
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice

In a small mixing bowl, whisk together sour cream and mayonnaise. Add mix and blend well. Add buttermilk and lemon juice and whisk until completely blended. Refrigerate until ready to use.

EASY BLACK PEPPER PARMESAN KETTLE CHIPS

Black pepper kettle chips
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, finely grated

Open bag of chips, sprinkle chips with parmesan cheese. Close bag and gently shake to coat.

WATERMELON RASPBERRY FRUIT JARS

6 small jars
6 small skewers
4-6 cups watermelon cubes
1 cup fresh raspberries
1 lime, cut into six wedges
Fresh mint leaves

Place watermelon and raspberries into jars. Top with a lime wedge, mint and serve with a skewer.

HOMEMADE CHERRY LEMONADE

1 3/4-2 cups sugar
8 cups water
1 1/2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/4-1/2 cup maraschino cherry juice
Crushed ice

In a large beverage jar, dissolve sugar in to water by stirring vigorously. Add lemon juice, add crushed ice and pour juice over the top for a layered look, or stir to mix.

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM SANDWICH SKEWERS with HOMEMADE HOT FUDGE SAUCE

Short skewers
Purchased chocolate chocolate ice cream sandwiches, Fat Boys
Chocolate Fudge Sauce, recipe follows*

Cut fat boys into quarters, skewer each section through the middle, making a tower. Serve immediately with homemade fudge sauce.

Hot Fudge Sauce:

1/2 cup butter
1 cup semi sweet, bittersweet, milk chocolate pieces, or a combination
1 cup evaporated milk
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla

In a medium sized saucepan, melt butter.
Add chocolates, evaporated milk, and sugar.
Cook over medium heat, stirring until smooth.
Bring to a simmer, remove from heat, and add vanilla.
Mixture will thicken as it cools,

Makes about 2 cups

Recipes by Amy Richardson

Cherry Blossom Ladies Luncheon


Cherry blossoms, spring rolls, iced herbal tea, and a delicious chocolate ending could be your next party! Whether it’s a bridal, baby shower, or book club party, this party menu will be sure to please! ~Amy

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Autumn Sunday Afternoon Gathering


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Nothing is more lovely then spending an autumn afternoon with friends. Gathering together, enjoying good food, conversation, and friendship! ~Amy

Autumn Sunday Afternoon Gathering

Fruit:
Pears, Red, Bartlett
Apples
Red Grapes

Fruit dip:
Sweet Apple Spice Creme*
Caramel Sauce*

Assorted Cheeses:
Brie
Cambazola
Cranberry Wensleydale

Crackers:
Rosemary crackers,
Pumpkin Cranberry Crackers,

Cinnamon Swirl Butter Cake, purchased, sliced

Assorted Autumn Berry Maple Iced Turnovers:
Blackberry Cream Cheese*, Raspberry Pear*, and BlueberryLemon*

Beverages:

Apple Cider Spritzers*
Chilled Spiced Apple Cider
Chilled Perrier, assorted sparkling beverages
Ice

Recipes:

Sweet Apple Spice Creme:

1 container whipped cream cheese
1 cup marshmallow creme
6 tbsp vanilla yogurt
1/4 tsp apple pie spice

With an electric mixer, beat together cream cheese until smooth. Add the yogurt and the spice and beat until smooth.

Recipe by Amy Richardson

Caramel Sauce:

1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup butter

In a small saucepan, melt butter. Add brown sugar and cook over medium until sugar is dissolved and starts to bubble. Remove from the heat and whisk in sour cream until smooth.

Makes 2 1/2 cups

*recipes @ http://www.greattastebuds.wordpress.com

Festive Bar Cart Party Essentials and Menu


The Bar Cart is a classic!!! Who doesn’t want to be transported back to the golden age of Hollywood? Dress up your bar cart with, sparkling glasses, stainless steel, and sumptuous syrups. Everyday elegant entertaining!~Amy

Check out my television segment for more ideas and details at:
http://studio5.ksl.com/index.php?nid=126&sid=41729649

Festive Bar Cart Party Essentials and Menu

Autumn Cream Sodas🍁

Assorted Syrup Flavors:
Maple
Brown Sugar Cinnamon
Pumpkin Pie
Salted Caramel
Apple
Butter Rum
Bourbon Caramel
Shortbread
Toasted Hazelnut
White Chocolate
Pomegranate
Toasted Marshmallow

Suggested Flavor Combinations:

Maple Pumpkin Pie
Apple White Chocolate
Brown Sugar Cinnamon Shortbread
Toasted Marshmallow Pumpkin Pie
Toasted Hazelnut Shortbread
Apple Butter Rum
Bourbon Caramel Pumpkin Pie
Pomegranate White Chocolate
Maple Brown Sugar Cinnamon
Salted Caramel Shortbread
Salted Caramel Apple

Basic Soda Recipe:
1-2 tbsp syrup
1-1/2 cups seltzer, or club soda
Splash of half and half, optional
Cinnamon whipped cream
Ice

Cinnamon Whipped Cream:
2 cups whipping cream
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon

With an electric mixer, whip cream, vanilla and sugar together.
When almost set, add cinnamon, and beat until soft peaks form.

Recipes by Amy Richardson

The Sauder International Lux Bar Cart Available on Sauder.com for $199.99. As well as Amazon and other fine retailers

iSi Soda Syphon and Gourmet Whip available at William Sonoma, iSi.com and other fine retailers

Toroni Syrups large selection available at toroni.com
World Market

Mini cocktail shakers:
$4.99
World Market

Ice Bucket $12.99
TJMaxx
Tongs $3.00
Walmart

Assorted Glasses:
World Market
IKEA

Halloween Party Straws:
Target

Fresh Banana And Caramel Ice Cream Soda


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My special caramel sauce with bananas is one of my favorite combinations, and it tastes even better with a little dulce de leche and vanilla ice cream! Topped with cream soda and a little whipped cream, it is a classic! ~Amy

Fresh Banana And Caramel Ice Cream Soda

Brown Sugar Caramel*
Fresh sliced bananas
Dulce de leche Ice Cream
Vanilla Ice Cream
Soda: original or New York Vanilla Cream Seltzer
Caramel cookie

Drizzle caramel down the sides of the glass. Layer scoops of ice cream, and fresh fruit into glass. Top with soda and garnish with whipped cream, fresh fruit, and caramel cookie.

Serve immediately.

*Brown Sugar Caramel sauce

1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup butter
1-2 tbsp half and half, optional

Melt butter over medium heat, stir in brown sugar, cook until bubbly. Remove from heat and whisk in sour cream. Add half and half if a thinner consistency is desired.

Makes 1 1/2- 2 cups

Recipes by Amy Richardson

Product info:
iSi Classic Stainless Steel Soda Siphon
Available at Williams Sonama
Other fine retailers and the iSi website: http://www.isi-store.com/

iSi Soda Syphon recipes:
http://www.isi.com/en/culinary/recipes/drinks/

Ice Cream and Cookies:
purchased at local grocery stores, Harmons, Trader Joe’s, and Wal Mart

New York Seltzers:
Harmons, World Market