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

Bavarian Charcuterie and Cheese Party Plank


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Up the stakes! This beautiful walnut plank sets the stage for your next gathering! Bavarian creamy cheeses, sausages, meats and mustards, homemade pretzels and apple beer, make this entertaining station irresistible!~Amy

 

For more ideas, here is the link to my televised segment featuring the:

Bavarian Charcuterie and Cheese Party Plank!

 

http://studio5.ksl.com/index.php?nid=126&sid=43366939#ffA2iwRT6OcF6iVM.03

 

Menu:

Assorted Cheeses: Cambazola, Jarslburg, Bavarian soft cheese

Assorted meats: Black Forest ham, Summer Sausage, Corned Beef

Homemade Soft Pretzels, recipe @
http://www.greattadtebuds.wordpress.com
Rye, and pumpernickel breads

Mustards: coarse brown, spicy, honey
Baby Gherkins
Roasted Hazelnuts
Nuts and Fruit mixture

Bottled Apple Beer
Bottled Ginger Beer

Sliced Apples and Red Pears

Sugared Apple Twists, recipe @ http://www.greattastebuds.wordpress.com

Entertaining Dining Boards:
MacBeath Hardwood

1576 300 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84115
(801) 484-7616

Sugared Apple Twists


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Sweet and simple! Cinnamon, apples and a little bit of pastry, my tasty little twists are sure to make you smile!~Amy

Sugared Apple Twists

1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
1/4 cup apple sauce
Melted butter
Cinnamon and sugar
1 egg + 1 tbsp water
Crystal sugar, optional

Heat oven to 400 degrees.
Line a baking sheet with parchment.

On lightly floured board, roll sheet into a rectangle. Cut in half lengthwise. On one half brush with butter, spread a thin layer of applesauce over the top and sprinkle generously with cinnamon and sugar mixture. Place the remaining of dough on top Roll gently with a rolling pin to seal.

Cut the pastry crosswise into 16 strips. Twist the strips and place on prepared baking sheet, pressing down the ends. Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with sugar crystals.

Bake for about 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.

Makes 16 servings

Recipe by Amy Richardson

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

Asian Inspired Groom’s Rehearsal Dinner


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My friend Jeane Robinson and I designed and executed this look for her son’s wedding rehearsal dinner. Annette Clark combined palm fronds, greenery and white orchids to achieve a fresh and beautiful accent to this Asian inspired dinner party. An enchanting evening! ~Amy

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Asian Inspired Groom’s Rehearsal Dinner

Setting:
Dark Wood Cabanas
Bistro Lights
Sheer Drapery
Long Dark Wood Farm Tables
Dark Wood Benches and Party Chairs

Table Decorations:
Palm Garlands
White Orchids
Clementines
Baby Pineapples
Clear Votives with Tea Light Candles

Dining:
Clear Glass Dinner Plates
Ribbon Tied Ivory Chopsticks
White Linen Napkins
Stemmed Glass Goblets

Party Favors:
Boxed Macarons with Ivory Ribbon
Tangerine White Chocolate and White Chocolate Coconut Macarons

Hand-Crafted Butter And Bread Boulangerie Party Menu


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A Handcrafted Butter and Bread Boulangerie Party Menu! Perfect for a winter gathering! Today on KSL’s Studio 5!

Menu:
Hand-Crafted Butter
And Bread Boulangerie

Assorted Homemade Butters:
Homemade Fleur de Sel Butter
Apricot Orange Blossom Honey Butter
Black Pepper, Manchego, and Fresh Rosemary Butter
Candied Orange and Cranberry Honey Butter
Gorgonzola, Olive, and Walnut Butter
Candied Lemon Honey Butter

Assorted Breads: Mrs. Backer’s Pastry Shop, Gourmandise Bakery*
Parker House Rolls
Croissants
Swedish Limpa
Almond Pastry Ring
Rum Bread
Christmas Stollen
Baugettes
Assorted French rolls
French baguettes
Apple bread
Seven Grain Bread

Drinks:
Holiday Hot Chocolate and Hot Spiced Pear Cider

* tip to keep breads warm. Heat terra cotta tiles or paving bricks in 350 degree oven for 25 minutes. Wrap in cotton napkin or thin towel and place in the bottom of serving basket or tray.

Recipes:
Homemade Fleur de Sel Butter

3 cups heavy whipping cream
1 tsp Fleur de Sel

Place cream in food processor. Run on high for 10-15 minutes, or until butter comes together and milk separates. Remove and press out additional liquid either by hand or in a fine mesh sieve. Stir in salt, and refrigerate or freeze to keep fresh.

Makes 3/4 pound

Apricot Orange Blossom Honey Butter

1/2 cup Fleur de Sel Butter
1/4 cup + 1 tbsp finely snipped, dried apricots
4 tbsp powdered sugar
2 tbsp orange blossom honey
1/4 tsp vanilla

Mix all ingredients together until smooth. Refrigerate or freeze to keep fresh. Serve at room temperature.

Makes 1/4 pound

Recipe by Amy Richardson

Black Pepper, Manchego, and Fresh Rosemary Butter

1/2 cup Fleur de Sel Butter
4 tbsp finely grated, Manchego cheese
1/2 tsp black pepper
1-2 sprig fresh rosemary, leaves removed and finely minced

Mix together all ingredients until smooth. Refrigerate or freeze to keep fresh. Serve at room temperature.

Makes 1/4 pound

Recipe by Amy Richardson

Candied Orange and Cranberry Honey Butter

1/2 cup Fleur de Sel Butter
4 tbsp powdered sugar
2 tbsp fresh Candied Cranberries*
Candied Orange Zest
1 tbsp honey
1/4 tsp vanilla

Candied Cranberries and Orange Zest
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
Cranberries
Orange zest ribbons

Bring water and sugar to a boil, stirring occasionally. Add zest ribbons and cook for 2-3 minutes. With tongs are strainer, remove zest from syrup and place on parchment or wax paper. Repeat with cranberries. Let cool completely. If using as a garnish dust with super fine sugar if desired.

Mix together all ingredients until smooth. Refrigerate or freeze to keep fresh. Serve at room temperature.

Makes 1/4 pound

Recipe by Amy Richardson

Gorgonzola, Olive, and Walnut Butter

1/2 cup Fleur de Sel Butter
4 tbsp crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
2 tbsp finely chopped olives
2 tbsp finely chopped walnuts

Mix together all ingredients until smooth. Refrigerate or freeze to keep fresh. Serve at room temperature.

Makes 1/4 pound

Recipe by Amy Richardson

Candied Lemon Honey Butter

1/2 cup Fleur de Sel Butter
3 tbsp powdered sugar
Candied Lemon Zest*
1/4 tsp vanilla

Candied Lemon Zest:
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
Zest ribbons from 1 lemon

Bring water and sugar to a boil, stirring occasionally. Add zest ribbons and cook for 2-3 minutes. With tongs are strainer, remove zest from syrup and place on parchment or wax paper. Let cool completely. If using as a garnish dust with super fine sugar if desired.

Mix together all ingredients until smooth. Refrigerate or freeze to keep fresh. Serve at room temperature.

Makes 1/4 pound

Recipe by Amy Richardson