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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Foodie Friday: Cool Cocktails and Creative Appetizers

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Can you believe it is the last weekend in July? Where has this Summer gone? There is still plenty of time for Summer parties, though. In fact, my need for a recipe for a "Big Chill" weekend with friends led me to this edit. Of course, I want to bring something unique and delicious. If you are planning your own Summer soiree, think about offering a signature cocktail. Everyone will want to try your chic concoction.  Cheers to an endless Summer!

HERE: 17 Sensational Summer Recipes

Heirloom Tomato Tart With Ricotta And Basil
I wish that I had better luck with crusts, because I would be making this dish for the weekend. What a fabulous way to enjoy the season's greatest gift-Heirloom Tomatoes!
Williams-Sonoma Taste

Lava Flow Cocktail
Made with Malibu Coconut Rum......if you haven't tried it, you are missing out on a tasty treat. The juicy red color is from frozen strawberries. The swirling white liquid is cream of coconut. Bartender, please!

Crostini with Arugula Pesto, Blue Cheese and Fresh Figs
So summery, attractive and easy! This awesome appetizer can be whipped up in no time. I have never made pesto with Arugula, but its' green and peppery flavor should work very well.
Heather Christo    

Melon Ball Cocktail
This is an elevated wine spritzer. A genius and gorgeous idea!

Wild Garlic Hummus With Ritz Cracker Coated Asparagus
I haven't bought a Ritz Cracker in years, but I have to admit, those two words were what drew me to this recipe. 
Twigg Studios  

Giada's Italian Piadina with Fontina & Prosciutto
Italian for "flatbread," Giada says: ".... this is a lot like pizza, except the crust doesn't rise and it is typically cooked on the grill....." Without a sauce but still with fabulous flavor, this looks like one awesome appetizer.
The Food Network  

Kiwi Mojito
 Made with ripe kiwis, lime juice, mint leaves, sugar or simple syrup, sparkling water, rum, and ice. How refreshing!

Rosemary Flora Greyhound
I wish I liked Gin. People love it on a warm Summer day. This liquor is actually flora infused. So pretty!
Free People Blog   

Summer Fruit Plate With Pesto Mozzarella
I am not a big fruit plate person...unless it looks like this. The addition of the Pesto Cheese really puts the topping on this tray.
Half Baked Harvest 

Peach Serrano Margarita
Sweet ripe juicy peaches team up with spicy Serrano Chili's. It is said that every sip provides a "sweet and delicious burn." Sounds like happiness to me!

BBQ Brie
Now why haven't I thought of this? What makes it special is  a lovely coating of chili powder, cumin, garlic salt and thyme that is mixed with olive oil and lemon juice. Yummy! And yes you put it on the grill!
Noshing With The Nolands   

Simple Michelada
There's always a beer drinker (or 10 in every crowd) This cocktail adds some chic to the can.
Architectural Digest 

Lobster and Corn Fritters
Who could say no to these, especially with basil mayonnaise?
Food and Wine 

Grilled Bread With Ricotta And Tomatoes
Another wonderful use of the seasons' delicious tomatoes! A platter of these would be just irresistible!
The Best Coconut Margarita Recipe
If a Pina Colada and a Margarita had a baby.....Made with everything good..Patron, Cointreau, Coconut Cream, Coconut Milk, Fresh Lime Juice and more....how could this drink not be perfection? 
Foodie Crush   

Caesar Salad Deviled Eggs
Having actually made this recipe, I am here to tell you that these are fabulous.  I love experimenting with eggs. The possibilities are endless. Start with these.
Smitten Kitchen   

Firecracker Berry Margarita Float 
Isn't this the perfect ending to a Summer evening? Think vanilla coconut ice cream mixed with booze!
Half Baked Harvest

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