Tahitian Toasted Coconut Ice Cream


For all you toasted coconut lovers, this ice cream will take you on a trip to Tahiti! Creamy Tahitian vanilla with a toasted coconut crunch! This sweet treat is sure to please!🌴

Tahitian Toasted Coconut Ice Cream

4 cups half and half
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cream of coconut syrup, Coco Lopez
1 tsp Nielsen Massey Tahitian Vanilla
1 tbsp lime juice
Pinch of salt

1/2-3/4 cup coconut, toasted

Whisk together half and half, sugar, cream of coconut, vanilla, lime juice and salt.

Freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions.
When frozen, stir in toasted coconut. Serve immediately, or place in a covered container and freeze for a couple hours for a firmer texture.

Recipe by Madeline and 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

Southern Style Peach, Pecan, Sage and Cranberry Dressing


Southern Style Peach, Pecan, Sage and Cranberry Dressing

8 cups artisan bread, cubed
4 cups corn bread, cubed
3 stalks celery, diced
1/2 sweet onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup butter
1/4 pepper
2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
2 tbsp fresh sage, snipped

1/2 cup dried peaches, snipped
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup toasted pecan pieces
1 large egg
1/2 cup cream
1/2 – 3/4 cup chicken broth
Zest of 1/2 orange

Heat oven to 350
Place bread, cornbread in a large bowl. Add parsley, sage and pepper.
Set aside.
In a large sauté pan, melt butter, cook onion and celery until soft. Drizzle over bead mixture and toss to coat.
Whisk together, egg and cream, stir in 1/2 cup of the chicken broth. Drizzle over bread mixture and stir to mix. Add in dried peaches, cranberries, pecans, and orange zest. Add additional broth if necessary. Pour into a buttered baking dish, cover and bake for 35-40 minutes, uncovering the last 5-10 minutes to brown top if desired.

Makes enough to stuff a 10-14 pound turkey

Recipe by AmyRichardson

Roasted Pumpkin, Black Bean, and Smoked Mozzarella Nachos


Pumpkin is the star of lots of dishes, but chances are, you haven’t ever tried it on nachos. Get ready to give it a try. This is going to be a favorite anytime you want people to gather around and snack on something creative and have everyone rave about something you have made. The secret is the chunks of roasted pumpkin layered in between the layers of melty, smoked Mozarella cheese and all sorts of other nacho goodness. Use a sugar pumpkin and peel it first. It will make it easy to cube and roast. You might want to make a little extra pumpkin since those roasted chunks of golden gourd might be too tempting for some quick fingers. Pile it all up on a giant platter, stand back, and get ready for the compliments.

Roasted Pumpkin, Black Bean, and Smoked Mozzarella Nachos

Roasted Pumpkin:

I small sugar pumpkin, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1 inch pieces
2 tbsp melted butter
2 tbsp maple syrup
Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper

Heat oven to 425
In a medium sized bowl, toss pumpkin, butter and syrup together. Pour on to a parchment lined baking sheet, and salt and pepper to taste. bake in a single layer for 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.

Nachos:

Blue corn tortillas chips
1 recipe roasted pumpkin
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup grated, smoked mozzarella
3/4 cup grated, mozzarella
Snack size peppers, yellow, orange, and red, sliced into circles or jalapeños
1 roma tomato, diced
1 avocado, thinly sliced
Lime wedges
Cilantro
Sour cream
Sea Salt and Pepper to taste

Place chips on large baking pan or dish, top with roasted pumpkin, black beans, peppers, and cheese. Place in oven and cook until cheese is melted and bubbly. Remove from oven and top with remaining ingredients.

Serves 6-8

Recipe by Amy Richardson

Monster Mocktails ~ Killer Halloween Drinks


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Halloween Specialty Drinks Pt. 1
Monster Mocktails

Whether you’re having a Halloween party, or just want to make dinner fun and a little extra spooky, don’t forget the Monster Mocktails. Everyone will ooh and ahh over the creative and colorful drinks. Don’t just settle for apple cider or even homemade root beer. These are the drinks that will be tricks AND treats.

The Cransylvania Twist

Cranberry Juice
Strawberry SOBe
Red Gatorade
Crushed Ice
Black sugar
Black and white striped Straws
Glasses
Karo syrup

To make drink, lightly go around the rim of glass with karo syrup. Dip the rim into black sugar. Fill glass with crushed ice. Pour in beverages, starting with the highest sugar content finishing with the lowest. Layers will separate and the black sugar from rim will give it a cool effect. Add straw and serve.

The Yummy Mummy

SOBe Piña Colada
White Gatorade
Sprite
Crushed ice
White sugar
Striped straw
Dry ice
Glasses
Karo syrup

To make drink, lightly go around the rim of glass with karo syrup. Dip the rim into white sugar. Fill glass with crushed ice. Pour in beverages, starting with the highest sugar content finishing with the lowest. Add a small piece of dry ice, it will give it a cool effect. Add straw and serve. ( Let the dry ice evaporate before consuming.)

Bubbling Bloody Bones

Diet Black Cherry Soda
White Peppermint lozenge candies
Dry ice

To make drink, crush the white lozenge candies and add to the glass of diet soda. The diet soda has a reaction when sugar is added, so the candies will cause it to froth up and foam over. Add a piece of dry ice and the dry ice bubbles will rise through the floating bone bits and frothy foam at the top.

Halloween Specialty Drinks Pt. 2


Spooky Sippers

Drinks often get overlooked on Halloween. But there are a few that will get more oohs and ahhs than that crazy costume Uncle Bill was wearing last year. Yeah, we all have one of those Uncle Bills. Set up a drink station if you want, and then make these some spooky suggestions sure to thrill…when properly chill.

The Dirty Werewolf

Cream Soda
Diet Rootbeer or
Diet Coke
Coconut foam*
Crushed ice
Raw sugar
Karo syrup
Glasses

To make drink, lightly go around the rim of glass with karo syrup. Dip the rim into raw sugar. Fill glass with crushed ice. Pour in beverages, starting with the highest sugar content finishing with the lowest. Layers will separate, top with coconut foam. Add straw and serve.

* to make coconut foam, whip 1 cup whipping cream with 1 tablespoon Coconut Syrup or 1/4 cup confectioners sugar and 1/2 tsp coconut extract

The Creepy Colada

SOBe Piña Colada with added neon green food coloring to desired color
Green Gatorade
Key Lime Soda
Crushed Ice
Green rock candy swizzle stick
Purple sugar
Karo syrup
Glasses

To make drink, lightly go around the rim of glass with karo syrup. Dip the rim into purple sugar. Fill glass with crushed ice. Pour in beverages, starting with the highest sugar content finishing with the lowest. Layers will separate and it will give it a cool effect. Add straw and serve with swizzle stick.

Recipes by Amy Richardson

The Dirty Little Devil

Apple Soda
Cinnamon syrup
Coconut syrup
Cream
Cinnamon Sugar

To make drink, fill glass with crushed ice, add apple soda. Stir in cinnamon and coconut syrups to taste. (approx. 1 Tbs each) Top with whipped cream or just pour cream on the top. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.