56 Best Spring Entertaining Recipes, Party Menus & Garden Essentials

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56 Best Spring Entertaining Recipes, Party Menus & Garden Essentials

Whether your upcoming gatherings are large or small in nature, a lovely collection of recipes, party menus & simple entertaining solutions are effortless to curate. When resources are not quite the same as what we have been accustomed to in past, that doesn’t mean these moments will be less than stellar. While you have a little time, go ahead & polish your heirloom silver & set a beautiful table. Gather a collection of seasonal blooming flowers & plants such as roses, hosta, hydrangeas, azaleas & ferns from your yard & plan to make lovely meals using the bounty of ingredients you have on hand. I invite you to leave your questions or comments below or on my facebook page so that I may respond to your needs throughout the season as I can offer you recipe suggestions or substitutions so your parties are incredibly special.

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When creating flower arrangements from your yard, make smart use of things you already have from punch cups & modern wine glasses to heirloom silver sugar & creamer sets for showcasing them in. Look for ingredient substitutions throughout in order to make adjustments as necessary.

Pineapple Mimosa Punch By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Techniques Cooking & Baking Tutorials Game Day Tailgating Southern Socials Birmingham Alabama TV Cooking Personality Writer Pastry Chef Editorial Director Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Food Stylist Photographer Creative Director Southern Hostess No. 1

Classic Sippers & Nibbles

Simple appetizers & cocktails may be prepared using a variety of straightforward essentials. Serve dips & spreads with homemade bread, crackers, vegetables or flatbread. 

Pineapple Mimosa Punch

Strawberry-Lemonade Champagne Punch

French 75

Lemon-Garlic Hummus

Rosemary-Pine Nut Olive Tapenade

Lemon-Ricotta Artichoke Dip

Fresh Herb Cheese

Thyme-Scented Party Nuts

Spring Entertaining. The Essential Guide To Making Canapes By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Cooking & Baking Tutorials Editorial Director Digital Culinary Photo Journalist TV Cooking Personality Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist Game Day Tailgating Modern Southern Socials & Entertaining Party Solutions Spring Entertaining. The Essential Guide To Luncheon Canapes By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining TechniquesNo. 2

Classic Spring Party Menus

 Create a wonderful table with these eye-catching recipes & menus. Swap bread flavors & use what you already have & substitute nuts, when necessary. Pecans, pistachios, walnuts & cashews may be interchanged. A small, fresh herb container garden will prove to be a valuable asset for garnishes & adding a boost of flavor to recipes. Pick up plants soon so you don’t miss out.

 The Essential Guide To Luncheon Canapés 

The Traditional Chicken Salad Luncheon Plate

The New Soup & Salad Luncheon Plate

The Kentucky Derby Party Plate

The Essential Guide To Tea Sandwiches

Lemon-Dill Pickled Shrimp

Parmesan Grits Timbales 

The Essential Guide To Petits Fours

Hummingbird Cake Petit Fours

Strawberry Shortcake Derby Hat

Strawberry-Lemon Pavlova
 Cooking Classics. Lemon-Oregano Chicken Kabobs By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Cooking & Baking Techniques For Everyday Cooks Editorial Director Digital Culinary Photo Journalist TV Cooking Personality Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist Game Day Entertaining Modern Southern Socials & Party IdeasNo. 3

Classic Main Dishes

From chicken, pork & beef specialties to a few non-traditional spring ideas, any of these recipes are bound to garner a bevy of compliments from your family.

Lemon-Oregano Chicken Kabobs

Grilled Rosemary-Dijon Chicken Skewers

Peppercorn Beef Tenderloin

Classic Grilled Flank Steak

Lasagna Bolognese

Four Cheese Manicotti

Chicken Piccata

Chicken Fricassee

Lemon-Herb Roasted Chicken

Classic Shrimp Creole

Cooking Classics. Spinach-Bacon Roasted Potato Salad By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Cooking & Baking Techniques For Everyday Cooks Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Editorial Director TV Cooking Personality Game Day Entertaining Modern Southern PartiesNo. 4

Classic Salads & Side Dishes

From simple sides to those featuring a variety of fresh vegetables or a combination or herbs & grains, don’t be afraid to swap ingredients as necessary. Use red or white wine vinegar in place of fresh citrus in salad dressings & penne pasta may be exchanged for orzo, if necessary. The Spinach-Bacon Roasted Potato Salad, the Lemon-Dill Orzo Pasta Salad & the Roasted Beet & Carrot Spinach Salad With Lentils may be served without the leafy greens. Let availability guide you.

Spinach-Bacon Roasted Potato Salad

 Classic Caesar Salad

Roasted Beet & Carrot Spinach Salad With Lentils

Lemon-Dill Orzo Pasta Salad

Lemon-Thyme Green Beans

Buttermilk Cole Slaw

Classic Potato Salad

Hot Sauce Deviled Eggs

Classic Potato Gratin

The New Macaroni & Cheese

How To Make Party Biscuits. Brunch Entertaining. Party Biscuits By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Techniques Cooking & Baking Tutorials Editorial Director Digital Culinary Photo Journalist TV Cooking Personality Game Day Tailgating Modern Southern Socials Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist Birmingham AlabamaNo. 5

The Bread Basket 

From traditional rolls to petite classic biscuits, a variety of bread styles are always appropriate to serve when special gatherings are planned.

Party Biscuits

Double-Style Butter Rolls

Cloverleaf Rolls

Honey-Butter Knotted Rolls

Brioche Rolls

Rustic Country Boule

Small Batch Pita Bread

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Classic Desserts 

A selection of classic desserts are always in style. Dress up simple desserts with jam or fresh fruit. Look to Lemon Shortbread if eggs & dairy are not in the house.

Miniature Buttermilk Hummingbird Cake

Buttermilk Pound Cake

Bourbon-Pecan Chocolate Pound Cake

Italian Cream Cake

Toasted Coconut Cake

Classic Cheesecake

Lemon Bars

Lemon Shortbread

Classic Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Classic Sugar Cookies

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* Southern Born * Southern Bred * Tailgate Queen * Football Fanatic * Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Techniques Instructor * Cooking & Baking Tutorials * Media Personality * Baking & Pastry Artist * Gardener * Runner * Retainer of Useless Pop Culture One Liners * Terrible Dancer * Even Worse Singer * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Rebecca Gordon shares over 20 years of cooking knowledge in the instructional filled original editorial content on Buttermilk Lipstick as well as the cooking class format videos that can be found on her YouTube channel through regular collaboration with numerous media outlets. Gordon draws from an extensive background in corporate publishing spanning over 13 years on both the business and editorial side focusing on women’s southern lifestyle. She is a classically trained pastry chef and draws from fine dining restaurant experience from a James Beard award winning chef as well as her southern roots upbringing to share cooking, entertaining & style content relevant to today’s modern woman.

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