If you are planning on watching the opening ceremonies to the London
Olympics this weekend, make the night even more memorable with fun,
simple and quick Olympic themed ideas.
Studio 5 Contributor Mandy Douglass shares ways to party like an Olympian!
Duct Tape wrapped Pool Noodles! I found duct tape at Lowes or Walmart.
Use as a game and throw water balloons through the hoops. Prizes could
include candy the color of the hoop they threw the water balloon through!
Fruit Loop necklaces for the kids
Olympic Ring Headbands for the girls
United States: Apple Pie (recipe included) Additional ideas: Sliders, Fried
Chicken, Little Cheesecake cups with berries. Mac & Cheese
England: Mini Quiche (recipe included) Additional ideas: Biscuits & Jam
Mexico: Taquitos (found in freezer section of grocery store)
China: Egg Rolls (found in freezer section of grocery store)
France: Brie Cheese Dip(recipe included) Additional ideas: Crepes
Australia: Tam Tams (found at Smiths Grocery) Additional ideas:
pavlova, trifle, fruit cake, shortbread, ice cream with canned fruit, cadburry
Italy: Mini Caprese Salad (recipe included) Additional Ideas: Mini Pizza,
Procutto wrapped asparagus
Greece: Greek Salad (recipe included)
Belgium: Authentic Waffles (recipe included)
Germany: Mini Bratwursts, IBC Rootbeer or Beer
Brazil: Brazilian Lemonade
Canada: Ketchup Chips
Middle East: Hummus & Pita Bread
Darling Cupcakes Favors made by Dippidee in American Fork
476 North 900 West
American Fork, UT
Here are the Recipes:
(Recipe from Studio 5, March, 15 2011)
Mini Apple Pies
• For the apple filling:
• 3 small granny smith apples, peeled and cubed
• 1/4 cup butter, cold
• 1 1/2 tablespoons all purpose flour
• 1/4 cup granulated sugar
• 1/4 cup brown sugar
• 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• For the egg wash:
• 1 egg
• splash of water
• Sugar for dusting the tops of the pies
• For the icing:
• 1 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
• dash of milk
Makes about 16 or so
*You can either make your own pie dough, or buy a box of pre-made dough
from the store. Take your pick. Either way, it is delicious! If you make your
own, to make around 16 mini pies, use a recipe for a double crust pie.
In a small bowl and using a fork or your fingers, mix the butter into the flour,
sugar and cinnamon until the butter is crumbly. Add the apples and mix the
apples around so that each apple is evenly coated. Set aside.
2. Roll out the
dough to about 1/16 in thickness. Use a 3 inch circle cookie cutter and cut
out the dough circles. You will need two circles for every pie. Place the circles
onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Scoop about 1 tablespoon of
the apple filling into the center of the dough circle. Make the egg wash and
using your fingertip, brush a light layer onto the very edges of the circle (this
will ensure that the top circle will stick to the bottom circle). Place another
dough circle on top, over the apple filling. Lightly press down around the
3. Using the prongs of the fork, press along the
edges of the pie to
seal the edges.
4. Brush a light layer of the egg wash on top
of the pies.
Sprinkle with sugar. (I like to use turbinado sugar, you can find it in any
grocery store labeled as raw sugar.) 5. Bake at 350 degrees
for about 15-20
minutes or until the tops are golden. 6. To make them extra
fancy, drizzle a
little icing over the tops. Serve warm.
Gaufres De Liege | Belgian Waffles
• 3 c. flour
• 1 t. salt
• 1 oz (2 ½ t.) dry active yeast
• 2 c. milk
• 3 cubes butter
• 2 T sugar
• 2 eggs
• 2 c. chopped sugar cubes (each piece should be ¼ size of cube)
Mix dry active yeast, salt, sugar, and flour in metal mixing bowl. Add milk to
dry mixture and mix until dough is formed. Place dough in the sun or a warm
oven (100 degrees) for 15 minutes. Add well softened (not melted) butter
and eggs, mix well. Fold in chunks of sugar.
Cook waffles in a Belgian waffle maker until golden brown.
A Belgian waffle maker is different than a normal waffle maker. It has deeper
pockets and works the best.
I like to substitute some of the butter with cooking margarine for healthier
reasons. If you decide to do likewise make sure that the margarine is a
The waffle maker will get really dirty during the cooking. Don’t worry about
it. The sugar just caramelizes on the outside of the next waffle and makes it
all that much better. I have a completely separate waffle iron I use for this
recipe. I picked up at Walmart for $10.
From: David Page
• 1 whole wheel of Brie Cheese (Costco sells a 19 ounce Brie wheel which
is perfect for this recipe)
• 1 cup light brown sugar
• 1 cup chopped pecans
• 1 cup craisins
• Accompaniment: crackers
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Start by carefully cutting the Brie in half, then
on the top, carefully slice the rind off the top of the Brie wheel. On the
“inside” sprinkle half the brown sugar, pecans, and craisins. Place top of Brie
back onto bottom portion and top with remaining brown sugar, pecans, and
craisins. Bake for 15 minutes Serve warm with crackers.
• 1 cup balsamic vinegar
• 1 clove garlic (crushed)
• Grape Tomatoes
• Fresh Mozzarella Cheese (pearl size … I found mine at Smiths)
• Fresh Basil
Pour balsamic vinegar into a small saucepan, and add the crushed garlic;
bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and
simmer until the vinegar has reduced to 1/4 cup. Set aside, and cool to room
Put together by placing grape tomatoe on the bottom, topped with a fresh
basil leaf, and topped off with mozzarella pearl. You can lightly pour
balsamic vinegar over top or leave as a dipping sauce.
From Taste of Home magazine
• 12 c. torn Romaine Lettuce
• 2 -3 tomatoes, cut into wedges
• 1 cucumber, peeled, halved, & sliced
• ½ green pepper, thinly sliced
• ½ Red Onion, cut into rings, & halved
• ½ c sliced olives
• ½ c. crumbled Feta Cheese
• ¼ c. Olive Oil
• 2 T. Lemon Juice
• 2 t. Dijon Mustard
• 2 Garlic cloves, minced
• ½ t. sugar
• ½ t. dried Oregano
• ¼ t. Salt
• ¼ t. dried Thyme
• 1/8 t. pepper
Combine all Salad ingredients. Then combine dressing ingredients in a jar.
Shake well. Pour over salad and toss to coat.