September 22, 2011

Food Theory Thursday: Mango Salsa Recipe


Culinary Crafts strives to create delectable and delicious food - for all palettes - and this mango salsa is no exception. I love this recipe!  Its great for chicken, salmon, vegan/vegetarian fare, and even gluten free meals.  With the beautiful weather outside, there is still plenty time to grill outdoors too! You could dress up a grilled breast of chicken by garnishing it with this salsa or put it in an grilled eggplant quesadilla.  Yum!  Happy cooking everyone!

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Image credit: Logan Walker of ZumaPhoto

August 26, 2011

Berry Bongo Lemonade Recipe!


With Labor Day fast approaching and the end of the summer BBQs coming out in full force, we thought it would be a good idea to share a perfect summer drink recipe that is an excellent addition to any BBQ or party you might be planning for these warm months!  The Berry Bongo Lemonade is a delicious mix of classic lemonade with a twist of ripe summer berries!  Enjoy!

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Photo credit: Jessica Prado


August 18, 2011

Roasted Tomato Bisque and Mini Grilled Cheese Panini Recipe!


In honor of the harvest season, I'd like to share a perfect recipe for the fantastic garden fresh tomatoes that are abundant in these months.  And what better comfort food is there than tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich?  Well, in my opinion, the only thing better is Culinary Crafts's take on this classic!  Firstly, to make the ultimate grilled cheese, get a hold of our signature Polenta Artisan Bread and layer it with 3 kinds of cheese:  Gruyere, Smoked Gouda, and Provolone.  Take that combo and put it in a panini press, and you have a perfect grilled cheese panini! Now, onto the Roasted Tomato Bisque recipe!

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Photo credit: Pepper Nix Photography

June 3, 2011

Summer Grilling Recipe!


In honor of the good weather (finally!) I'd like to share a fabulous grilled dessert recipe that is light, fresh, and has a bit of ice cream. Perfect for a summer BBQ!  Check it out!

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March 16, 2011

St Patrick’s Day Recipes!


Seeing as tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day, I thought I'd share some delicious recipes I've found for any celebration you may have in mind!  A little history tidbit first though.  St. Patrick's Day is a holiday in which St. Patrick, one of the most commonly recognized patron saints of Ireland, is honored every year in remembrance of his death, which was March 17th, 461.  Also, the shamrocks became a recognized symbol of St. Patrick because he commonly used the plant to explain the Holy Trinity during his nearly 30 year history of teaching Christianity across Ireland.   And originally, the color associated with St. Patrick's Day was blue, however, that began to shift (as early as the 17th century) to the green color we associate with it now.  So wear some green, celebrate, and eat some delicious Irish fare!  Happy celebrating readers!

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February 23, 2011

Emerging Trend: Mocktails


Photo credit: Kristen Luce for The New York Times

I was sent an article from the New York Times the other day and it was all about Mocktails!  Now, you know that we here in Utah have always had our fair share of fun making signature Mocktails for many of our events and parties, but apparently we are setting a nationwide trend.  (Yay Utah!  I knew we had the trendsetting chops in us!)  The new take on it, however, is more about pairing the drinks with food than how fabulous and fun they are.  As you know, there are many wine pairings for menus all over the world that not only are delicious, but bring your meal to an entirely new level in terms of flavor profiles and all that, but why should those who chose to abstain miss out?  Now, restaurateurs are coming up with some truly splendid Mocktails that pair perfectly with any meal as well!  Some of these offerings include a Yuzu and Rose spritz, a Kumquat Fennel Smash, and a Pineapple Julep.  Here's a recipe for another favorite I've found, The Apricot Gingerini:

I hope this inspires you to make some mocktails of your own, for any occasion or meal!

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December 9, 2010

Holiday Cocktails!


Today, I'd like to share more cocktail recipes for this holiday season!  This season is all about spending time with our friends and family and what a better way to welcome them into your home than with a fun and delicious drink!  Enjoy!

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All recipes and photos from Martha Stewart and the Food Network

November 17, 2010

A Festive Recipe!


I found this recipe the other day and couldn't resist sharing it with you all!  Its a perfect holiday drink for all your guests and a great beverage to offer in the cold winter months!  Enjoy!

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Recipe credit: Martha Stewart Living

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