Cheese Boards · Entertaining · Platters · Snacks · Uncategorized

Cheese Boards

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After getting a new camera, the Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR,  I knew that I really wanted to recreate some of my past photos. Especially this cheese board that I posted a couple weeks ago. I found the perfect cutting board last month to use for my cheese boards or veggies platters. It’s small, but substantial enough to hold quite a bit of food. The cutting board is made from acacia wood and it seems quite sturdy, but not heavy or bulky at all.

I used some of the same types of food in this cheese board but there are a couple of different things. It’s a perfect snack when entertaining and I love the mix of different meats, cheeses, crackers, and fruit. I like to keep it pretty simple but the ideas are endless. In case you’re interested in replicating this at home here is a list of what I used.

    • Alouette Double Cream Brie
    • Columbus Meats Prosciutto Mozzarella Panino
    • Boar’s Head Havarti Dill Cheese
    • Mario Green Olives
    • Driscoll’s Raspberries
    • Sliced French Bread
    • Target Market Pantry Colby Jack Cheese
    • Target Water Crackers
    • Applegate Salami
    • Pretty Lady Grapes
    • Optional rosemary sprigs for garnish
Recipes · Sandwiches · Snacks

Egg Salad

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Earlier this summer I had some incredible egg salad on toast, topped with chilled asparagus, during a full tea service at The Flour Box Tea Room & Cafe.  It had such a light and fluffy texture, unlike any that I had ever eaten before.

I have to admit that I am not typically someone that goes out of their way to eat or even make egg salad regularly. But after finding this great recipe for egg salad from The Diary of a Real Housewife. I tweaked a few things for my own tastes this is definitely something I’ll be making more often!

 

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Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Boil your eggs. Place all of the eggs in a pot, fill it about halfway with cold water. Bring to a rolling boil, then reduce the heat to low and allow to cook for about 15 minutes.
  2. Drain the hot water. Next place the eggs into a bowl with ice water and allow them to cool for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Once your eggs have cooled, it is time to peel them. Then place the peeled eggs in a mixing bowl. I prefer to use a potato masher to mash my eggs but you can also use a fork to mix and mash them.
  4. Add the seasonings, mayo, mustard, and whipped cream cheese. Stir until thoroughly mixed.
  5. Allow the egg salad to chill for several minutes or serve immediately with bread of your choice.
  6. This step is optional, if you’d like the chilled asparagus tips for garnishing. Boil asparagus tips for 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to chill in the refrigerator. Cut the asparagus tips to the length of your bread and place on top of the egg salad.
Platters · Recipes · Snacks · Uncategorized · Vegetables

Veggie Platter

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Summer is finally coming to an end but the temps here in the south are still quite warm. What better way to cool off a little bit in this heat, than with a vegetable platter! Veggie sticks, crackers, and french bread are perfect for dipping in your favorite hummus or spread. You can include some fruit in for good measure too. Platters like this are perfect for a large crowd or you can make them on a smaller scale if you’re just snacking by yourself.

Ingredients:

  • Sabra Olive Tapenade Hummus
  • Alouette Garlic & Herbs Soft Spreadable Cheese

  • Triscuts
  • Market Pantry Demi French Bread
  • Red Pepper Sticks
  • Celery Sticks
  • Cucumber Sticks
  • Carrot Sticks
  • Mezzetta Kalamata Olives
  • Pretty Lady Green Grapes
  • Strawberries
Cheese Boards · Entertaining · Snacks

Cheese Boards

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I love a nice cheese plate, or board in this case. It’s a perfect snack when entertaining and I love the mix of different meats, cheeses, crackers, and fruit. I like to keep it pretty simple but the ideas are endless. A great place to start is your local deli or even the cheese and meat case at your favorite grocery store.

Here is a list of the items I used but feel free to supplement your own favorites.

  • Alouette Double Cream Brie
  • Thin Sliced Mozzarella wrapped with Boar’s Head Prosciutto
  • Mini Babybel Original Cheese
  • Mezzetta Kalamata Olives
  • Target Market Pantry Colby Jack Cheese
  • Boar’s Head Havarti Dill Cheese
  • Peach Slices
  • Target Water Crackers
  • Applegate Salami
  • Pretty Lady Grapes
  • Rosemary to garnish

 

Creative Resources · Giveaway

Sweaty Wisdom Giveaway

 

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How many times have you been scrolling through Facebook to see an advertisement for something that you have zero interest in?  For me, it’s quite often but on the rare occasion it shows me something that I would like, it’s always something great! In this case, it was an ad for the website Sweaty Wisdom.

Sweaty Wisdom is run by the lovely Chris, whose passion is helping small biz owners “raise their virtual vibe and build a buzz on social media,” as per her bio. There is a wealth of information on the website in regards to social media and how to keep your cool as a stressed out business owner. She also offers really great personalized help through one-on-one coaching, courses, and consult calls.

Since she is so passionate about helping small biz owners and social media, she is doing a giveaway! The small biz social starter kit is valued at over $700 and includes an HD Video Camera with Flip Screen, White Snowball Microphone, Selfie Stick with Bluetooth Remote, Flexible Desktop Tripod, and a Full Scholarship to Social Media With Soul. Enter now here

 

Events · Local Flavor · Snacks

Solar Eclipse and Krispy Kreme

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The solar eclipse is happening today! I had seen advertisements online for Krispy Kreme‘s glazed chocolate “eclipse” donuts recently and wanted to grab a few while I was out. I stopped after going grocery shopping earlier this afternoon and they were, not surprisingly, all sold out. I kind of figured they all got bought out yesterday and this morning.

I picked up two chocolate iced glazed with sprinkles instead. Krispy Kreme never disappoints so it was worth it. Want to find out more about the eclipse? Go here!