Hot Spiced Cider Affogato with Salted Caramel Gelato


This is my autumnal twist on this classic Italian dessert drink. A lovely way to end any occasion! ~Amy

Hot Spiced Cider Affogato with Salted Caramel Gelato

Recipe:
Spiced Cider*
Salted Caramel or Vanilla Gelato

Spiced Cider:

2 quarts apple cider
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 orange cut into wedges
1-2 cinnamon sticks
Dash of nutmeg

Place all ingredients in a large saucepan, bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and let set 5 minutes. Remove wedges and cinnamon sticks.

Pour cider into glasses top with gelato, and serve immediately. Garnish with a cinnamon stick if desired.

Recipe by Amy Richardson

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~An Elegant Fondue Party for Six~ “Autumn Evening in Vermont”


What a beautiful time of the year, the leaves turning, and a crispness in the air. A perfect setting for an intimate gathering, with the ever wonderful cheese fondue as the centerpiece! Enjoy this easy and delightful menu, as you gather together for conversation, a little music, and a fall themed fondue!

Each guest will feel special with these beautiful little hand written place markers, set with a ribbon tied skewer.

With a beautiful piece of marble as your serving station, you can place any assortment of fruit, bread, meat, or what ever you like directly on the marble. It keeps it chilled and looks spectacular.

Happy entertaining! ~Amy

~An Elegant Fondue Party for Six~
“Autumn Evening in Vermont”

Party Menu:

Honey Cider, Vermont Cheddar Cheese Fondue:

1 cup Honey Crisp Cider, or other pressed apple Cider
2 tsp honey

1/2 pound Vermont white cheddar cheese, grated
1/2 pound Jarlsburg cheese, grated
2 tbsp cornstarch

Heat cider over medium high heat in a fondue pot to a boil.
Add honey.
Toss together cheese and cornstarch.
Decrease the heat to low and add cheese mixture, about 1/2 cup at a time, stirring until melted after each addition. Serve immediately.

Makes about 3 cups

Recipe by Amy Richardson

Fruit:
Small apples, Honey Crisp, Gala, Granny Smith, or other firm apples, sliced
Small pears, Red, Anjou, and Bartlett, sliced
Seedless, Black, Red, and Green Grapes

Meat:
Honey Maple Ham, in pieces
Chicken Apple sausages, warmed and sliced

Assorted Artisan Breads:
Sweet Potato and Pecan, Rosemary Olive Oil, cut into pieces and lightly toasted. Tear away french baguettes.

Drinks:
Sparkling Spiced Cider, R.W. Knudsen

Desserts:
Maple Glazed Pumpkin Cream Cheese Twists*
Dark Chocolate, Sea Salt Caramel, Creme Brûlée!*
Apple Pie Spice, White Chocolate Pizzelle Cookies*

Product info:
Swissmar Lausanne Copper Fondue Pot:
Crate and Barrel: $120.00
https://m.crateandbarrel.com
Bed Bath and Beyond:
https://m.bedbathandbeyond.com/m/product/swissmar-reg-lausanne-11-piece-copper-fondue-set/1014727353

Marble slab and name tiles:
Contempo SLC
3732 South 300 West
Salt Lake City, Ut
84115

*Additional recipes can be found on
http://www.greattastebuds.wordpress.com

By Amy Richardson

Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel, Creme Brûlée!


I love this dessert!!! Chocolate, caramel, and custard? An utterly divine combination! ~Amy

Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel, Creme Brûlée!

Custard:

4 egg yolks
1 egg
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
Dash of salt
2 cups heavy cream
6 oz bittersweet chocolate pieces

Heat oven to 325 degrees

Place 6 small ramekins into a baking pan. Set aside.

Over medium heat, warm cream until it just begins to simmer around the edges. Remove from heat and add chocolate. Whisk until smooth. Set aside.

In a medium sized bowl, whisk together egg and egg yolks. Add sugar, vanilla and salt, and whisk until very smooth. Add a small amount of chocolate mixture into egg mixture and mix until smooth. Repeat until chocolate mixture is thoroughly incorporated.

Divide evenly between ramekins. Place pan in to the oven and pour hot water into the baking pan, reaching to about half way up the ramekins.

Bake for 40-45 minutes or until just set.
Cool completely and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Sea Salt Caramel:
Sugar
Sea Salt Flakes

To finish custards, sprinkle tops evenly with 2-3 tsp granulated sugar. Torch evenly back and forth across the top at a 90 degree angle until caramelized. Or broil custards on top rack until caramelized. Cool 1-2 minutes then lightly sprinkle with salt flakes.

Makes 6 servings

Recipe by Amy Richardson

Maple Roasted Apple Bread with Caramel Icing


Warm caramel frosting, over a light and buttery apple bread, is a perfect slice of fall! ~Amy 

Maple Roasted Apple Bread with Caramel Icing

Maple Roasted Apples:

1 large apple, pink lady, honey crisp, etc… peeled and diced
1-2 tbsp butter melted
1-2 tbsp maple syrup

Heat Oven to 350 degrees.

Whisk together butter and maple syrup.
Place apples on a small parchment lined baking sheet. Drizzle with butter mixture and toss to coat, bake for 10 minutes or until tender. Set aside.

Batter:
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp soda

Whisk together in a medium sized bowl.set aside.

2 eggs
3/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled
1/2 tsp vanilla

In a small mixing bowl, whisk together all ingredients until smooth.

Pour into dry ingredients and stir until well blended. Add apples and pour into prepared pan. Bake 45-50 minutes or until golden brown and cake tester cones out clean.

Cool about 10 minutes. Turn out onto cooling rack, and frost with caramel icing.

Caramel Icing:

1/4 cup butter
1/2 brown sugar
2 tbsp milk
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Ina medium sized saucepan, melt butter. Add brown sugar and cook until bubbly. Whisk in milk and remove from heat. Quickly whisk in powdered sugar and beat until smooth. Quickly spread frosting over the top of warm bread.

Makes 1 loaf

Recipe by Amy Richardson

Old Fashionted Black Bottom Toasted Oatmeal Slab Pie!


This old fashioned pie dates back to the Civil War. With pecans a rarity they substituted oats. I add a little chocolate to make it a black bottom pie. It tastes like a warm, gooey, chocolate chip, oatmeal cookie. So good! Give it a try, I don’t think you will be disappointed! ~Amy

Old Fashioned Black Bottom Toasted Oatmeal Slab Pie

1 recipe single pie crust,

1/2 cup semi or bitter sweet chocolate, finely chopped
1 1/2 cup old fashioned oats, toasted
3 eggs
2/3 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup corn syrup
4 tbsp butter, melted
1 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp coarse salt

Line 9inch pie plate or tart pan with pie crust.

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Spread oats evenly into baking sheet. Toast for about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.

Lower oven temperature to 325 degrees.

Sprinkle chocolate evenly over the bottom crust. Place in refrigerator.

In a medium sized bowl whisk together, eggs, brown sugar, maple and corn syrups, melted butter, vinegar, vanilla and salt.

Stir in oats and pour evenly into crust.

Bake for 50-55 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve warm with vanilla whipped or ice cream.

Makes 9 servings

Recipe by Amy Richardson

Vanilla Cream Mint Julep


Still feeling the heat?! Cool down and relax with my twist on this southern Kentucky Derby Classic! It’s SO GOOD! ~Amy

Vanilla Cream Mint Julep

2-3 sprigs fresh mint
2 oz Torani Vanilla syrup
Club soda
Half and half
Crushed ice

Additional mint leaves for garnish

Place leaves in the bottom glass, add syrup and muddle leaves. Full glass with crushed ice and pour club soda over the top, add a splash of cream. Stir until glass becomes frosty. Garnish with mint and relax!

Recipe by Amy Richardson

What’s For Breakfast!? “Amy’s Cereal Cafe!”


While visiting New York City we popped into Kellogg’s NYC, and fell in love with this fun new trend of a Cereal Cafe! It completely elevates your everyday cereal bowl, taking it to a whole new level! Set it up the night before, add a little fresh fruit and you have an amazing breakfast for all ages!~Amy

“Amy’s Cereal Cafe”

Ingredients:
Assorted Cereals…
Assorted fresh fruit…
Assorted nuts, granola, dried fruit, etc..
Caramel Honey, maple syrup, Blueberry Drizzle, etc…
Milk, half and half or as my grandma says, cream..

Brooke’s:
Apple a Day!
Rice Chex, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Honey Crisp Apple, diced, dried cranberries, with a Honey Carmel* drizzle.

Stephanie’s:
“Livin the High Life”
Life, Special K Oats and Honey, diced fresh pears, toasted pecans, topped with a maple syrup drizzle.

Mindy’s:
“Lemon Sun Blueberry Sky”
Smart Start, Special K,
Fresh blueberries , fresh lemon zest, sliced almonds, and topped with a Blueberry Jam drizzle.

Jeff’s:
“Razzle Dazzle Day”
Honey Bunches of Oats, Original Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, with fresh raspberries, diced peaches, toasted pecans and a Honey Caramel drizzle.

Tiffany’s:
“Strawberry Fields Forever*
Original Special K, Frosted Flakes, fresh strawberries, sliced, lemon zest, copped pistachios, and topped with a strawberry jam drizzle.

Jane’s:
“Tango Sunrise*
Vanilla Almond Special K, Corn Chex, fresh mango, diced, orange zest, shredded coconut, macadamia nuts with a creamy coconut syrup drizzle.

Madeline’s:
“Bahama Babe”
Rice Chex, Special K Oats and Honey, fresh diced mango, lime zest, toasted coconut, macadamia nuts, with a creamy coconut syrup drizzle.

Ozma’s:
“Monkey Business”
Rice Krispies, Vanilla Rice Chex, fresh banana, sliced, honey roasted peanuts, chopped, topped with a Honey Caramel drizzle.

 

 

Honey Carmel Recipe:

4 tbsp butter

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup honey

1/2 tsp vanilla

dash of salt

Melt butter in a small saucepan. Stir in brown sugar and cook until bubbly. Add honey and salt. Stir until well mixed, remove from heat and add vanilla. Serve warm.

Jam Drizzle:

Thin jam slightly with fruit juice or water, to desired consistency.

Coconut Drizzle:

Coco Lopez Coconut Sweetened Syrup

 

 

Love the vintage kitchen wear? Here’s some links to where you can find them:
Kellogg’s Tony the Tiger Toast Plate, Multicolor, Set of 4 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HJS9344/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_NDWRzbFAKHZNE

Kellogg’s Froot Loops Bowls (Set of 4), Multi https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HJS93EE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_JFWRzbDAP4RZY

https://www.wayfair.com/R-Squared-Kelloggs-Froot-Loops-8-Toast-Plate-4-Piece-Set-4012786-L6424-K~ZRI1754.html?refid=GX138927707163-ZRI1754&device=m&ptid=265463782264&targetid=pla-265463782264&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIisy9t_CO1gIVC4ZpCh2VIQV-EAQYBCABEgJ77PD_BwE

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Recipes by Amy Richardson