Perfectly Paired Parties
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|Peaches and Cream|
Photo Courtesy of Anna Routh and Graham Terhune
Peaches and creamy colored flowers are perfectly paired along this farmer’s table with simple and elegant white runner. This light and fragrant combination add a delicate summery touch. Peaches are combined with peach and cream colored roses, peach blossoms, and grapevines. The wooden floral bowls of fruit and flowers make for a lovely guest favor.
|Peanut Butter and Jelly|
Photo Courtesy of Anita from Hungry Couple
No matter how old we get, there’s something comforting about the classic peanut butter and jelly pair. However, classic doesn’t mean boring. This PBJ twist turns the classic into a flavorful dessert parfait.
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
In a serving glass, combine lime juice, gin, mint syrup and sparkling water. Garnish with sliced cucumber and sliced lime. Top glass with ice. Add additional mint syrup, according to taste if desired. Serve immediately.
*Mint syrup: Bring to a boil 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, and a handful of torn mint leaves. Remove from heat, cover pot, and allow mint to steep for 30 minutes. Strain mint and store mint syrup in the fridge until ready to use.
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