Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe is made with bread flour, sour cream, icy cold shaved butter, baking powder and buttermilk. Cheddar Cheese and other herbs/spices can be added to this basic biscuit recipe by adjusting the amount of buttermilk. If the dough is too dry add more buttermilk, if it is to wet, add more bread flour. The bread flour along with the baking powder and pinch of baking soda makes these biscuits sky high. Delicious!
Whether your table is set for two or twenty, dining on your patio or in a grassy field next to your garden, your guests at this dinner party will be filled with joy, laughter and fabulous food. As the summer garden winds down sun-ripened tomatoes are in abundance and play a vital role in this dinner party menu. The fine flavors of heirloom and cherry tomatoes makes every dish even dessert one to savor.
Need a few ideas for Tailgating before the actual tailgate? How about a brunch menu. Setting up for the big tailgate begins bright an early so why not make the morning set up just as festive as the big tailgate extravaganza. Whatever team you support, color coordinate the food and table decor for a festive and fun tailgate. This tailgate was created using Orange and White color scheme with two teams in mind, Virginia Tech featuring Orange and Maroon color scheme and the University of Virginia with Orange and Navy color scheme. Since the two teams are great rivals the ideas can be adapted to fit either team. So Go Wahoos! Go Hokies! and Go Big Orange! Make this tailgate yours!
This Apple Dumpling Pastry is made with puff pastry strips wrapped around a 3 minute microwaved whole apple that has been peeled, cored and filled with brown sugar, cinnamon, currents and chopped pecans. The pastry is brushed with an egg wash and baked in a preheated 375 degree oven for 35 minutes. The pastry turns into a beautifully golden fall apple shaped pastry. No sauce here but a scoop of cinnamon vanilla ice cream and drizzle of caramel sauce would be a great accompaniment.
Step up to the plate and take a swing at this simple menu for a Father’s Day lunch. The ballpark food includes Corn Dogs, Hamburger Sliders, and French Fries. The hamburger sliders are filled with Worchester sauce, Jalapeno Ranch dressing, and cumin. Prepared mustard is spread on both sides of the raw burger before grilling creating a seal that keeps the hamburgers moist on the inside.
What is more American than a Cherry or Apple Pie? Mini Lemon Cherry Pies are easy to assemble and serve. Greek yogurt and Lemon Curd are creamed together for the filling of the mini graham cracker crust pies. Canned cherry pie filling covers the top of the custard making these desserts one for the record.
Celebrate Easter with this lemon creme and marshmallow filled cake fashioned like a Spring time Straw Hat. The 12 inch round cake is layered with lemon pastry creme with a hollowed cake “crown ” filled with marshmallow, cream cheese and whipped cream . The cake is frosted with lemon frosting. A dot and drag icing technique decorates the sides of the “brim” of the cake while a few purple pansies sit pretty around the “crown” along the lavender ribbon band and bow. You can make this too and just in time for Easter Dinner.
While mingling and munching on these delicious bit Kentucky Derby Bars, sip on the frosty Cucumber Mint Julep. A twist on the traditional bourbon filled julep is the Cucumber Mint flavor. Seedless English cucumbers are mixed with mint simple syrup and pure vanilla extract. Lemon lime soda or Perrier is added and poured over frozen mint ice cubes making this julep refreshing on a hot day. In true Derby style, serve Mint Juleps in a silver cup with a skewered ruffled English Cucumber slice. Pretty and Delicious!
The Kentucky Derby Bars have a solid filling with toasted pecans and mini chocolate chips making this graham cracker crust dessert sweet and decadent. So rich and delicious you will want to eat these with a Cucumber Mint Julep Spritzer if you are hosting a Kentucky Derby Party.
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.