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Pumpkin spice things up: Try these unique pumpkin recipes this season

As  seen on PIX11 NEW YORK — ‘Tis the season for pumpkin. Everywhere you look, it’s the flavor of choice for everything from lattes to muffins. You can treat yourself to pumpkin treats right at home with the help of celebrity caterer Andrea Correale from Elegant Affairs. Here are the recipes for several fun, unique dishes: Pumpkin ice cream  (yield: 1 quart) Ingredients: 1 cup fresh pumpkin puree 1 tsp. vanilla extract 2 cups heavy whipping cream 3/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar 5 egg yolks 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp. ground ginger 1/4 tsp. salt Pinch of ground nutmeg Instructions: In a bowl, whisk together the pumpkin puree and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or up to 8 hours. In a heavy 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, combine 1 1/2 cups of the cream and 1/2 cup of the brown sugar. Cook until bubbles form around the edges of the pan, about 5 minutes. In another bowl, combine the egg yolks, cinnamon, ginger, salt, nutmeg, the remaining 1/2 cup cream and the remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar. Whisk until smooth and the sugar begins to dissolve. Remove the cream mixture from the heat. Gradually whisk about 1/2 cup of the hot cream mixture into the egg mixture until smooth. Pour the egg mixture back into the pan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon and keeping the custard at a low simmer, until it is thick enough to coat the back of the spoon and leaves a clear trail when a finger is drawn through it, 4 to 6...

(Pumpkin) Spice Things Up with Recipes from Celebrity Caterer, Andrea Correale

Fall is here! This means that the season of pumpkin-everything is finally here and we couldn’t be more excited! It is time to bring out your best chef skills and get ready for a night of winding down and getting comfy in the kitchen with these incredible pumpkin recipes. Impress your friends with a Fall themed dinner perfect for Fall birthdays and other festivities. A perfect fettuccine or Ravioli to make after a day of pumpkin picking in the chilly weather will give your friends and family an unforgettable Fall day. Andrea Correale, founder and president of Elegant Affairs dished out five delicious recipes to cozy up with as the leaves turn orange and the weather cools down. Andrea has been producing custom-designed, award winning New York catered events for more than 20 years, catering to dozens of celebrities including Mariah Carey, Alec Baldwin, Jimmy Fallon, and Billie Eilish – to name a few! Below you will find complete recipes and instructions for: Pumpkin Ravioli Looking for a healthier version to raviolis? This recipe shows a great way to stuff raviolis with something other than the expected ricotta alternative. These homemade raviolis are also easy and quick to make. They use wonton wrappers, which are light and less calories than the pasta version. Pumpkin Pie Trifles A go-to dessert that takes minimal effort and can be prepared a head of time, Trifles are my favorite because you can easily make these ahead of time and place in the fridge and are inexpensive. Pumpkin Fettuccine Adding pumpkin to ordinary pasta takes this American favorite and makes it seasonal. Serving it...

31 Christmas Cocktails to Drink This Holiday Season

From festive martinis to eggnog, these are the hands-down best cocktail recipes for your Christmas party. North Pole Nog Elegant Affairs Ingredients 6 oz eggnog 1 oz spiced rum 2 oz bourbon 1 tbsp ground cinnamon, for garnish Cinnamon stick, for garnish Instructions Add spiced rum and bourbon to eggnog and stir to combine. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Top with cinnamon stick, for garnish. From Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs www.townandcountrymag.com Here’s the Cocktail You Should Be Serving at Your Christmas Party...

Black Widow Halloween Shot Recipe

Mix together cranberry juice and black vodka to create a venomous Halloween shot. By: Andrea Correale Ingredients 1 1/2 ounces black vodka, chilled 1/2 ounces cranberry juice, chilled 1 cherry, for garnish red sugar crystals, for rim Instructions 1. Fill a small cocktail glass with ice. 2. Rim glass with red sugar crystals. 3. Pour cranberry juice over ice, and gently layer black vodka over juice. 4. Garnish with a cherry....

Jack-o’-Lantern Halloween Cocktail Recipe

This orange and black cocktail uses a blend of cognac and Grand Marnier to pack an unexpected kick. By: Andrea Correale Ingredients 1 ounce cognac 1/2 ounce Grand Marnier 1 1/2 ounces orange juice 1/2 ounce ginger ale blueberries Instructions 1. Combine all ingredients, except blueberries, in a cocktail shaker. 2. Shake well and strain into a martini glass. 3. Garnish with blueberries for a spooky black and orange effect....

Black Magic Halloween Cocktail Recipe

This deliciously layered cocktail blends together orange juice, triple sec and black vodka By: Andrea Correale Ingredients 1/4 cup ice 1/2 cup orange juice 1 1/2 ounces black vodka 1/2 ounce triple sec orange wedge, for garnish Instructions 1. In a cocktail shaker, add orange juice and triple sec over ice. Shake well, and strain into a glass. 2. Using the back of a spoon, pour black vodka slowly into a glass so that the vodka sits atop the orange juice and triple sec mix. 3. Carefully dip one edge of the orange wedge into the vodka for a spooky presentation, and sit the wedge on the rim of the glass....

Smoking Skulls Halloween Cocktail Recipe

Dry ice chips make this tasty bourbon shot a smoking Halloween favorite. By: Andrea Correale Ingredients 1 ounce bourbon 1/2 ounce lime juice 1/4 ounce grenadine splash of Mountain Dew dry ice chips, for presentation (optional) Note: Always observe dry ice safety measures: Never touch dry ice with bare skin and do not swallow. Instructions 1. Pour bourbon, lime juice and grenadine into a shaker over ice. 2. Shake well and strain into shot glass. 3. Drop dry ice chips into shot glass and top with Mountain Dew. Note: Dry ice chips will sink to the bottom of the shot glass. Do not swallow them, wait till dry ice has evaporated to consume the drink....



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