Fresh Pear Brown Sugar Honey Galette!


Pears just say fall! Paired with a delicious hint of honey, brown sugar, and sweet cream cheese setting on top of a flaky pastry!~Amy

Fresh Pear Brown Sugar Honey Galette!

1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
3 small pears, peeled and very thinly sliced
1/4 cup whipped cream cheese
2 tbsp powdered sugar

1-2 tbsp butter, melted
Brown Sugar Honey*, warmed

1 egg + 1 tbsp water beaten
Crystal sugar

Powdered sugar for dusting

Heat oven to 400 degrees.

Line large baking sheet with parchment paper, and place sheet of puff pastry. Set aside.

Stir together cream cheese and powdered sugar. Spread in a thin layer evenly over pastry, leaving a one inch boarder. Arrange pears evenly over the top of cream cheese layer. Drizzle pears with butter, and then drizzle brown sugar honey over the top. Brush edges with egg wash and sprinkle with coarse sugar.

Bake for 20-23 minutes or until golden brown and pears are soft.

Cool slightly. Dust with powdered sugar. Serve with vanilla whipped cream or ice cream.

Recipe by Amy Richardson

*recipe can be found in Amy’s Cereal Cafe!

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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

 

 

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

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Recipes by Amy Richardson

Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookie Crunch Ice Cream!


You have made the crumbles, you have made the pies, now it is time for ice cream. Using the same crumble for the pies, I came up with probably my favorite ice cream this year! So creamy, so crunchy, with brown sugary goodness, maybe this will be your next favorite too!~Amy

Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookie Crunch Ice Cream!

Brown Sugar Oatmeal Crumble:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 brown sugar
1/4 tsp kosher salt
3/4 cup oatmeal
3/4 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In a medium sized bowl stir together flour, sugars, salt and oatmeal. Cut butter into flour mixture until the mixture is crumbly and the butter is pea sized. Spread desired amount evenly onto parchment. Bake until golden brown, crumble when completely cooled. Refrigerate remaining crumble and use as topping for a fruit crisp, cobbler, or coffee cake, etc..

Ice cream base:

4 cups half and half
1/4 brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp lemon juice
Pinch of salt

Whisk together half and half, sugars, vanilla, lemon juice and salt.

Freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions.
When frozen, swirl in baked oatmeal crumble. Serve immediately, or place in a covered container and freeze for a couple hours for a firmer texture.

Recipe by Amy Richardson

Fresh Banana Ice Cream


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This fun flavored ice cream is terrific topped with fresh bananas, caramel, pecans, chocolate, but I like it best simply bare! ~Amy

Fresh Banana Ice Cream
4 cups half and half
1 cup sugar
1 large banana
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp lime juice
Pinch of salt

In a blender, blend together banana, half and half, sugar, vanilla, lime juice and salt, until smooth.

Freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions.

Serve immediately, or place in a covered container and freeze for a couple hours for a firmer texture.

Makes about 1 1/2 quarts

Recipe by Amy Richardson

End of Summer Fruit Stand Pie Party!


You’re pie party is just a few steps away! The perfect end of summer party for everyone!~Amy


End of Summer Fruit Stand Pie Party!

Party menu:

Homemade Pie Preserves:
Fresh Peach and Lemon Verbena*
Fresh Strawberry, Raspberry, and Rhubarb*
Fresh Blackberry, Blueberry, and Basil*
Bourbon Vanilla Custard*

Fresh Fruit:
Sliced Peaches, raspberries, strawberries and blackberries

Sugared Pastry Toppers, recipe follows

Brown Sugar Oatmeal Butter Crumble, recipe follows

Brown Sugar Whipped Cream*

Sugared Puff Pastry Toppers:
Heat oven to 400 degrees
I package purchased puff pastry
Egg + 1 tbsp water beaten
Crystal sugar

Cut each sheet into 9 Squares. Place on parchment lined sheet, brush with egg wash, and sprinkle with sugar. Bake until golden brown 12-14 minutes. Cool.

Sugared Pie Crust Toppers:
Heat oven to 400 degrees
I recipe pie dough, homemade or purchased
2-3 tbsp milk or cream
Crystal sugar

Cut into desired shapes. Place on parchment lined sheet, brush with milk or cream and sprinkle with sugar. Bake until golden brown 12-14 minutes. Cool.

Brown Sugar Oatmeal Butter Crumble:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 brown sugar
1/4 tsp kosher salt
3/4 cup oatmeal
3/4 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In a medium sized bowl stir together flour, sugars, salt and oatmeal. Cut butter into flour mixture until the mixture is crumbly and the butter is pea sized. Spread evenly onto parchment. Bake until golden brown. Or refrigerate until ready to use.

Entertaining Station:

Belham Living Winfield Potting Table
$180, http://www.hayneedle.com

Coral Coast Halstead Outdoor Wood Potting Bench
$250, hayneedle.com

*Recipes and can be found on my blog at http://www.greattastebuds.wordpress.com

Fresh Peach and Lemon Verbena Pie filling!


A taste of summer year round?! With an abundance of fresh fruit, why not turn them into homemade pie fillings! Perfect pies in matter of minutes! ~Amy

Fresh Peach and Lemon Verbena Pie Filling:

6 cups fresh peaches, peeled and sliced
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 lemon verbena leaves, snipped or zest of 1 lemon
Dash of salt

In a large bowl toss peaches with lemon juice and snipped leaves or zest. Set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk together sugar, cornstarch and salt.

Pour over fruit and stir until well blended.

Cooked method:
Pour into medium sized saucepan and cook over medium heat until bubbly and thickened. Pour into a sterilized 1 quart jar, clean rim, seal with lid and water process.

Freezer method:
Pour mixed contents into a one gallon freezer bag. And place flat to freeze.
When ready to use defrost and place into prepared crust. Bake at 400 degrees for 1 hour or until crust is lightly brown and filling is bubbly.

Makes 1 Quart

Recipe by Amy Richardson