Garden Party Food

We join Amy Richardson in the kitchen with Guest Host Amy Iverson for recipes perfect for a garden party, bridal or baby shower.

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Bourbon Vanilla Chocolate Truffle Tea Light Fondue with Assorted Cookies and Summer Berries
1 tea light butter warmer

1/4 cup butter

3 1/2 oz, 65% good quality truffle or intense flavored chocolate bar, such as Lindt or Godiva, broken into pieces

1/2 cup evaporated milk or whipping cream

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 tsp Bourbon Vanilla, by Nielsen-Massey

Fresh, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries

Assorted palmiers, and pirouette cookies

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, pour into butter warmer, light tea light to keep warm. Watch heat for scorching.

Serve with assorted berries and cookies.

Makes 2-4 servings
Fresh Raspberry Hibiscus Refresher
1 bag caffeine-free Herbal Tazo, Passion

1 cup boiling water

Pour boiling water over bag and let it steep for 5 minutes. Refrigerate to cool.


3 cups Simply Raspberry Lemonade, chilled

1 cup club soda, or Perrier, or Pellegrino, chilled

Fresh raspberries

Crushed ice

Fresh mint

Serve immediately

Makes 4 servings.

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