Jac o' lyn Murphy

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Palm Tree Chips with Pineapple Salsa

Nothing evokes the feel of tropical summer fun like
palm trees and pineapples.
I'm livening up our Taco Tuesday chips and dip, 
with a tribute to both.

A palm tree cookie cutter instantly transforms spinach tortilla wraps into the perfect chips.

Cut tortillas and fry in hot vegetable oil, turning frequently (to retain the green color) until crisp.

Soon you'll have a grove of gorgeous trees...

Dip them into vibrant pineapple salsa...

and it's a match made in tropical heaven.

Pineapple Salsa
Finely dice and combine:
2 cups fresh pineapple
1 large jalapeƱo, seeds removed
1 small shallot
dash of salt
2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice

Stir all together and serve

Monday, June 26, 2017

Red, White and Blue Cheese - A Patriotic USA Tray

From sea to shining sea, 4th of July plans are well underway.
What better way to celebrate the nation's birthday 
than a patriotically colorful, bounty of homegrown American treasures?
Red, white and blue never tasted so good!

We've got the West Coast covered in crimson -
local cherries, raspberries and strawberries...

along with robust Red Hawk cheese

Middle America is typically pure and wholesome...

along with the sensational Semifreddi's handcrafted sourdough baguette are the salt of the earth

Oh boy have we got the blues.
Black and Blueberries line the East Coast, 
with a cheesy visitor from Point Reyes, California...

Happy 4th of July.
Keep it cheesy,
keep it colorful
and keep it all American!

Thank you to Sigona's Farmers Market for providing the amazing fresh fruit, artisanal cheeses from around the country and locally baked bread. They are the ultimate one stop shop!

Friday, June 9, 2017

A Duck, Buffalo & Lumberjack's Graduation Pizza Party

Three best friends, three great colleges...
one fun Graduation Pizza Party!

To honor the girls we decided to not only celebrate them,
but the schools and college towns on their horizons...
Northland College in Wisconsin, University of Oregon in Eugene
and University of Colorado in Boulder.

The University of Oregon Veggie Tray
featured Toby's Family Foods dips straight from Eugene, Oregon
and a variety of farmers' market vegetables in school colors only...

A simple, crowd pleasing Onion Dip
with onion soup mix and Nancy's Plain Greek Yogurt...

and of course the chips had to be from...

Boulder, Colorado!

Next up an epic cheese selection...

Classic ice cold beers representing 
Oregon, Wisconsin and Colorado...

Then on to the main event...
Signature Pizzas

Three Cheers for dessert with school logo pennant cupcakes...

Gift time included
for their college town...

Such an exciting, yet bitter sweet time for all...

especially for the moms, 
hopefully this will help us survive.

Thank you to Toby's Family Foods and Nancy's Yogurt for supplying their amazing products for this post.
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