Friday, April 30, 2010

Metro Cooking and Entertaining Show 2010

It's that time of year again...celeb chefs beware, Haute Home Cooking is back in celebri-stalking style! This weekend, I am headed to the Metro Cooking and Entertaining Show in Atlanta . Well, I'm actually only going to the show on Sunday, but it's going to be quite a day -- Bobby Flay AND Mario Batali. I can hardly wait! Also, Martie Duncan of Martie Knows Parties will be there again with her amazing summer party ideas! If you are in the area, come check it out! I wonder how I'll manage to embarrass myself this year...

Monday, April 26, 2010

Perfect Punch

This might be the most addicting punch recipe I have EVER tasted…certainly the most delicious! I first tried it a few years ago during my wedding-planning days. One of our brides gave the chef this recipe and requested it for her reception. I have no idea where it originated from, but it quickly became our favorite beverage for parties. I’ve served it twice this month for baby showers and have gotten so many requests for the recipe, I thought I would share it will all of you!

Slush Punch

4 cups Cran-apple juice
4 cups Pineapple juice
1 ¾ cups sugar
2 Tbsp. almond extract
½ of 2 Liter bottle Ginger Ale

Mix the first 4 ingredients together and pour into gallon Ziploc bags to freeze overnight. Pour slush mixture into punch bowl, and pour ginger ale over. Stir and serve. Garnish with strawberries, raspberries or limes.

Just look at that gorgeous color! Perfect for a girly baby shower or spring fling. For a more “adult” version, add a splash of Amaretto or Vodka and you’ve got the perfect spring cocktail!