10 Spring Recipes for Your Party (Slideshow)
April 25, 2014
Shrimp and Avocado Salad Appetizer
One of the greatest tricks to a dinner party is finding menu items that look impressive without actually taking much work. This simple appetizer fits the bill — it only requires a few minutes of prep, but by showcasing it in the avocado shell you get a unique presentation that will wow any guests.
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- Ali Rosen
Spring Onion Bread Pudding
A savory bread pudding made of onions makes a delicious and unique side to your outdoor, spring outside party.
Strawberry and Ricotta Appetizers
This sweet combination of strawberries and honey is nicely balanced with the creaminess of ricotta and the crunchy, nuttiness of Marcona almonds. Oh, and the lovely fragrance of fresh basil. Serve this quick appetizer on top of toasted ciabatta bread or other crostini-like pieces for a quick and pretty appetizer.
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- Yasmin Fahr
Homemade Fried Flower Appetizer
This pretty (and simple) recipe is perfect for any spring table. Your guests will love the fried dough and the fresh meringue that make this dish delicious
Making grilled pizza is a bit of a participatory event, and is best done when guests are outside, milling near the grill. Guests can get involved in customizing their pizzas or requesting combinations. Use whatever toppings you like in addition to the tomatoes.
-What’s a Hostess to Do
Frozen Mexican Chocolate Mousse
Don't be fooled — even though it's frozen, this dessert packs some heat. Serve à la mode to mellow out the fire. If you can't find Mexican chocolate (such as Ibarra), adding equal parts cinnamon and cayenne pepper to regular baking chocolate is a good substitute.
- Will Budiaman
Kathago Cocktail Recipe
With its jewel tone hue and crisp, thirst-quenching taste featuring a medley of juicy raspberries and zesty mint, it’s no wonder both the ladies and gents are falling over the Karthago, which, like its namesake, is unique and unforgettable. It's wonderfully fruity and refreshing, and you may think this tantalizing number has no alcohol, but beware: it’s spiked and won’t hesitate to deliver a mean punch after several rounds. But rest assured, you won’t regret ordering one or three at Manhattan’s hot spot Center Bar, courtesy of Michael Lomonaco.
Red Spring Sangria Recipe
A festive warm weather cocktail that is easy to make (and even better to drink).
— Allison Beck