SPARKLY SUMMER COCKTAIL

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Enjoy a Happy Hour at Home.

 

A gorgeous pre dinner cocktail is all it takes ~ serve our Southern Beauty with or without alcohol. It’s a WOW ! drink.

Southern Beauty

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

 

1 watermelon

 

1 large can of frozen limeade

 

handful of mint

 

crushed ice

 

1 cup light rum

1 Scoop out the inside of a watermelon and put pulp in large ziplock bags and freeze overnight.

2 In a blender, add one bag watermelon, 1/2 can of limeade, handful of fresh mint, 1 cup of rum, and 2 cups crushed ice. Blend.

3 Serve in a martini glasses with a sprig of mint.

KITCHEN BUFFET SUPPER

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A lazy Sunday is a wonderful time to round up a few neighborhood friends for an easy supper. An individual baguette with a small handwritten
invitation tied with twine can be hand delivered.

 

Start everyone off with Wild Turkey Spritzer’s. Set creative crudites and dip on the kitchen counter.

 

Put large coffee cups out for serve- it- themselves mushroom soup on the stove.

 

Set your buffet on a butcher block or kitchen counter.

 

Serve flank steak with bearnaise sauce, sour dough rolls, spinach and bacon salad, and frosted chocolate brownies.

The Haute Hostess’ Family Favorite

Marinated Flank Steak

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

 

4 flank steaks

 

5 oz soy sauce

 

2 heaping T. minced garlic

 

1 sliced onion

1 Mix all ingredients and marinate steaks overnight and seal
in a heavy over-sized plastic bag. Turn occasionally.

2 Cook on your grill or in a cast iron skillet.

3 Slice against the grain, on the diagonal.

One flank steaks feeds 2 to 3 people. Serve on sour dough rolls with large dollops of bearnaise.

Fruits of Fall

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As the season cools and shifts to hues of gold, so does our dessert table ~

On Our Autumn Wish List

Blythe’s Sour Cream Apple Pie

INGREDIENTS

 

2 T. flour

 

1/4 t. salt

 

3/4 c. sugar

 

1/4 t. nutmeg

 

1 egg

 

1 c. sour cream

 

1 t. vanilla extract

 

3 c.Golden Delicious or Granny Smith apples, sliced thin ( approximately 6 to 7)

1 Preheat your oven to 400 degrees . Mix together flour, salt, sugar, and nutmeg.

2 In another bowl, mix egg, sour cream, and extract.

3 Add these to dry ingredients and mix well. Stir in apples and pour into partially baked pie shell.

4 Bake on cookie sheet for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and continue cooking for 30 minutes more. Let cool, then add topping.

Pie Topping

INGREDIENTS

 

1/3 c.sugar

 

1/3 c. flour

 

1 t. ground cinnamon

 

2 T butter, softened

1 Combine ingredients until crumbly and place on top of apple pie.

2 Slide into the oven for 10 minutes at 400 degrees.

3 Take out and let cool.

Make a Final Splash!

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Haute Hostess, Elizabeth Scokin, shares a fun recipe that every guest at your Labor Day party will absolutely love ~

What’s for Dessert?

Warm Marshmallow S’more Bars

TOTAL TIME 55 Min
SERVINGS 24
INGREDIENTS

 

1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix

 

1 cup graham cracker crumbs

 

1 cup butter or margarine, melted

 

3 cups milk chocolate chips (18 oz)

 

4 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows

1 Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, stir together cookie mix and crumbs. Stir in melted butter until soft dough forms. Press into ungreased 13 x 9-inch pan.

2 Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until set. Immediately sprinkle chocolate chips over crust. Let stand 3 to 5 minutes or until chocolate begins to melt. Spread chocolate evenly over crust.

3 Set oven control to broil. Sprinkle marshmallows over melted chocolate. Broil with top 5 to 6 inches from heat 20 to 30 seconds or until marshmallows are toasted. (Watch closely; marshmallows will brown quickly.) Cool 10 minutes. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Serve warm. Store any remaining bars tightly covered.

One of my Fave Recipes by Betty Crocker

Tailgate

Elizabeth Scokin, fashion darling and entertaining expert, shares her stylish recipe for a RED HOT tailgate party.

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Make a Chic Splash on Game Day! Kick Off your Tailgate with yummy Tortilla Spirals…one of the Haute Hostess’ favorites. Put big points on the scoreboard with this RAH! RAH!

Savory Tortilla Treats
6 ounces cream cheese, at room temp
4 ounces mild goat cheese
1 clove garlic, minced
1 4oz can green chiles
4 sun dried tomatoes, packed in oil, drained with oil reserved, thinly sliced
1/3 cup pitted black olives, minced
4 ounces shredded Monterey Jack cheese
3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons chili powder
Dash of cayenne pepper
Sprinkle of grated salt
12 large flour tortillas

Whip the cream cheese and goat cheese together in a large bowl until smooth. Beat in all the remaining ingredients, except the tortillas and the oil from the sun dried tomatoes.

 

Spread 1 tortilla with a large dollop (about 2 tablespoons) of the cheese mixture. Top with a second tortilla and spread in the same fashion with the cheese mixture. Roll up the 2 tortillas tightly like a jelly roll and wrap in plastic wrap.

 

Repeat the process with the remaining tortillas and cheese mixture.

 

Refrigerate at least 2 hours.

 

Cut each tortilla roll into 1/2 inch slices and place on your favorite platter.

 

Makes 6 dozen

Last Days of Summer

Glamour Girl, Elizabeth Scokin, knows how to throw a posh little party, and a bit of “cocktail couture” is high on her list. Take a peek at the Haute Hostess’ refreshing and easy recipe ~ The Southern Beauty ~ for the secret ingredients to her favorite late summer cocktail .

Southern Beauty

 

1 watermelon

1  large can of frozen limeade

Handful of mint

Crushed ice

Light rum

 

Scoop out the inside of a watermelon and put the pulp in large ziplocs. Freeze overnight.

 

In a blender put one bag watermelon, 1/2 can of limeade, a handful of fresh mint, 1 cup of rum, and 2 cups of crushed ice.

 

Blend. Serve in beautiful martini glasses with sprig of mint.