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Welcome to Summer Garden Parties!

Welcome to Summer Garden Parties!

By on May 28, 2011, 12:23 pm in Food and Drink, Seasonal Celebrations, Small Pleasures Catering | 1 comment


Welcome to Small Pleasures Catering’s blog, where we are so pleased to share these summer garden party recipes with you. Time to spruce up your yard or deck, and invite your friends and family over for elegant, yet comfy al fresco dining. I hope you will try some (or even all) of these tasty recipes showcasing summer’s bounty and Jarlsberg cheese.

Bon Appetit!




Shiitake and Corn Frittata Bites with Tomatillo avocado Salsa  Salmon Cakes-Resized






Summer Garden Parties- and a Recipe for Salmon Cakes

Something Old, Something New-Jarlsberg Stuffed Shrimp Cakes

Summer Garden Parties- Two Vegetable Frittatas Using Summer’s Bounty

More Summer Garden Party Bites-Jarlsberg and Hazelnut Biscuits with Black Forest Ham

More Summer Garden Party-Simple Canapés


And a couple of punch recipes to go with the great food (one alcoholic and one for abstainers):

A Bridal Shower Menu of Comfort Food with a Citrus Rose Hibiscus Punch

Catdaddy Punches with a Kick-Recipe for Mountain Moonshine Punch


Shrimp Cakes Cropped and Resized Jarlsberg Snofrisk Vegetable Canapés










    1 Comment

  1. Thanks, Georgia. I consider it a wonderful compliment that you are going to serve the punch to your Persian family!

    Avatar Gisele Perez

    May 28, 2011

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