Monthly Archives: Mar 2017

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Mini Hot Brown Appetizer Recipe

Serve these Mini Hot Browns as an appetizer or main course.  They are delicious warmed especially when served with melted cheddar cheese.  For the appetizer you could serve the melted cheese separately in a small pitcher, so each bite is not overly messy to eat.  Guests can add more cheese as desired.

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A Taste of Kentucky Derby!

Hold your horses, you don’t have to live in Kentucky to celebrate this festive southern tradition that takes place at Churchill Downs the first weekend in May. At the Derby spectators line the infield inside the track to enjoy finger foods and Mint Juleps at individual small parties and receptions. Celebrate in style in your own infield-backyard with an easy but elegant table spread that your guests will enjoy.

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Perfect Presentation Sweets & Savories

Creating food for teas, showers, or other important celebrations have two things in common guests like bite size pieces and a pretty presentation!  Pleasing the eye and the palate are twin companions when serving sweets or savory menu items.  Simple garnishes can add both flavor and beauty to each cup of soup or a tiny tea cake. Here are a few Sweet & Savory Ideas to make every plate a Perfect Presentation.

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Hosting a Wedding Garden Party with Pansies

Planning a Spring Garden wedding party…consider Pansies!  They are always blooming somewhere in the country and are readily available at your local garden center.  They can be planted in numerous pots and containers even as a living wreath.  For this wedding garden party, we have used purple and white pansies with yellow centers, some with center penciling and some with a pretty white face. Pansies are powerful punches of color and mean “thoughts of remembrance.”  It’s Pansy Power time, time to create a stunning garden party for the bride-to- be and groom if he is so inclined to attend. 

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Chocolate Mint Mousse

Chocolate Mint Mousse is made with fresh whipped cream and minted ganache.  Candied Shamrocks are added to swirled whipped cream dollops in a green sugar rimmed parfait glass making this the perfect St. Patrick’s Day Dessert!   Nothing better than whipped cream and chocolate ganache, except with a little bit of peppermint for a cool refreshing smooth dessert.  Ande’s Mints could be used as a garnish for any dinner party, supper, lunch event.

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Shamrock Butter Cookies

Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations!  Serve these easy-to-make butter sugar cut-out cookies in the shape of shamrocks.  This roll and cut dough features Lime Jello to give that extra green color and adds a bit of extra sweetness.   Bake a batch and sandwich them with chocolate ganache or buttercream frosting.  Box them up as gifts and be sure to save a batch for you

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