Perfectly Paired Parties
Peaches and Cream
Photo Courtesy of Anna Routh and Graham Terhune
Peanut Butter and Jelly
Photo Courtesy of Anita from Hungry Couple
4 All butter shortbread cookies
1/2 Cup jam (your favorite flavor)
1 Tablespoon water
1/2 Cup peanut butter
2 oz. Cream cheese
1/2 Cup powdered sugar
1/4 Cup milk
2 Tablespoons peanut butter chips
2 Tablespoons salted peanuts, chopped (optional)
2 Mason jars (8 oz. each)
Large pinch of salt
Place the cookies in a plastic bag and crumble them with your hands or by using a rolling pin or even a can of beans. The cookies can have a few chunks left. In a small bowl, combine the jam with the water and warm very slightly in the microwave. In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese and powdered sugar, add the peanut butter and milk and whisk until completely smooth and combined. Mix in a pinch of salt and taste to see if you’d like to add more. Remember that the cookies and jam are very sweet so the peanut butter mixture should have a good bit of savory saltiness to it.
Layer the bottom of the jars with1/4 of the cookie mixture in each jar. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the jam into each jar and top with a quarter of the peanut butter chips in each. Add about a quarter of the peanut butter mixture into each jar, top with the remaining cookies, jam, chips and peanut butter. Sprinkle on the salted peanuts, if desired.
Gin and Tonic with a Twist
Photo Courtesy of Maryanne Cabrera
Two great pairs come together in this cocktail, Gin and Tonic and Cucumber and Mint.
1 oz lime juice
2 oz gin
1 oz mint syrup*
4 oz sparkling water
thinly sliced cucumber
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