Strawberry Passionfruit Breakfast Parfait Pops!


Summertime breakfast on the go! School’s out, let’s have some fun! ~Amy

Strawberry Passionfruit Breakfast Parfait Pops

1 cup sliced strawberries lightly puréed
2 tbsp sugar or honey

1 cup vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup passionfruit juice

1/4 granola, homemade or purchased

Blend strawberries with sugar or honey. Set aside.

Whisk together yogurt and passionfruit juice together. Set aside.

Pour into layers freeze according to manufacture’s instructions. When frozen, remove from molds and place in individual bags or wrap in wax paper to keep. Or just eat!

Recipe by Amy Richardson

Breakfast Bubble Waffles with Frozen Yogurt, Fresh Berries and Granola


Thank you Hong Kong! Bubble waffles are not only delicious, but so much fun! This streetfood favorite, is typically served as a dessert with ice cream, but I thought it would be fun to actually make it for breakfast! Topped with frozen yogurt, fresh fruit and a granola crunch, they are perfect for a party or a special Sunday breakfast! ~Amy

Breakfast Bubble Waffles with Frozen Yogurt, Fresh Berries and Granola

Brown Sugar and Sour Cream Bubble Waffles

Breakfast Blueberry Tangerine Frozen Yogurt*

Breakfast Raspberry Guava Frozen Yogurt*

Breakfast
Breakfast Strawberry Pineapple Frozen Yogurt*

Fresh Berries

Granola, homemade*, or purchased

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

Brown Sugar Sour Cream Waffles

2 egg yolks
2 tbsp sour cream
3 tbsp brown sugar
1 3/4 – 2 cups milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 butter, melted and cooled slightly

1 3/4 cup flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 egg whites, beaten to medium peaks

In a bowl, whisk eggs lightly. Add sour cream, brown sugar, and vanilla. Add butter and milk and whisk until combined. In a large bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk the milk mixture into the flour mixture all at once and whisk until well combined and no lumps remain. Add one third of the egg whites into the batter and stir until late. Gently fold in the remaining egg whites in 2 additions.

Preheat the iron, spray with non stick cooking spray, and ladle the batter evenly over the bottom filling all the pockets. Some people use a soup ladle to do this. Bake for 3 to 5 minutes until the waffle turns a lightly brown. Remove with a wooden utensil and serve immediately.

Recipes by Amy Richardson

Product info:

Bubble Waffle Maker available at:
Amazon $39.95
Bed, Bath, and Beyond $39.95

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

Plank it! French Cheeseboard Summer Party Menu


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Plank it! This is the most fun and innovative way of summer outdoor entertainment dining I have seen in years. Anytime of day or evening, any combination of fruit and cheese, this new concept for dining will make wonderful summer memories of good food, good friends, and good times! ~Amy

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Sharing this wonderful new concept with Brooke Walker on NBC’s affiliate KSL’s, Studio 5. A great way to start, is with a beautiful piece of wood. I am showing a gorgeous piece of Black Walnut from Pennsylvania, and a stunning piece of Canary wood from Panama. An unusual and exciting way to set up your summer food table! ~Amy

For more information, here is a link to watch the Studio 5 televised segment:

http://studio5.ksl.com/?nid=71&sid=39822333#zGRvLHx8yxR5rqbT.03

French Cheeseboard Party Menu

4-5 foot wooden plank

Assorted French cheese, fruit, and pairings
Garden Party Drinks*
French Lemonade
Raspberry Peach Champagne Palmiers*
Blackberry French Macarons with Honey Vanilla Ice Cream*

Cheese:

Cambazola
Petit Basque semi soft French Cheese
Brie
Fresh Dill and Chèvre Goat Cheese
Manchego

Fruit:
Assorted red and green grapes, champagne etc…
Assorted berries, raspberries and blackberries etc…
Sweet cherries and fresh apricots

Meat:
Black Forest Rosemary Ham, thinly sliced
Lemon Pepper Chicken, thinly sliced

Bread/crackers:
Fresh French breadsticks, split in half
(Gourmandies)
Brioche Toasts (TraderJoe’s)
Fig and Olive Crisps (Trader Joe’s)

Accoutrements:
Cornichons
Lemon Olives
Sea Salted Almonds
Honey
Fig preserves
*recipes @ http://www.greattastebuds.wordpress.com

Cheeseboard product info:
MacBEATH HARDWOOD
1576 South 300 West
4-5ft wood-planks
20$-up

Emmet’s Good Stuff Wood Stuff Finish
16oz- $18.41

Fresh Raspberry Passion Fruit Vanilla Cream Swiss Style Oats


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Rise and shine! This super easy and healthy recipe is a great way to start your day! Make it the night before, and with just a twist of the lid, the best on-the-go breakfast ever! ~Amy

Fresh Raspberry Passion Fruit Vanilla Cream Swiss Style Oats

4 half pint jars
1 1/3 cups old fashioned oats
1 1/3 cups vanilla Greek yogurt
1 cup passion fruit juice
1 pint fresh raspberries

Divide oats, yogurt, and juice evenly among jars. Cover, and shake well to mix. Place a handful of raspberries into each jar, reserving some for garnish. Stir to mix. Replace kids and refrigerate overnight or for 4-6 hours.

To serve, remove lid and garnish with additional berries if desired.

Serve chilled.

Makes 4 individual servings

Recipe by Amy Richardson