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November 16, 2010

Culinary Crafts featured of Wedding Aces!

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A bit of good news this morning...  Culinary Crafts has be featured on the fabulous Wedding Aces blog!  Check it out here.  Thank you so much Wedding Aces!

November 12, 2010

Recipe from Good Things Utah!

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Hi all!  Sam and Ryan did a demo this morning on Good Things Utah and wanted to share the recipe with everyone!  Here's a bit about it from Ryan: "This recipe requires a significant commitment of time and effort, but the reward is absolutely delicious.  In other words, this recipe is perfect for the holidays or other times when you want something special to share with family and friends." Perfect timing, right?  And now, on to the recipe!

Ryan Crafts’ Sage Smoked Turkey with Chipotle Cranberry Relish Relish 16 ounces fresh cranberries 1 ½ cup brown sugar ¾ cup cider vinegar 4 ounces chipotle chili peppers in adobo sauce 2 cloves of garlic salt Combine cranberries, brown sugar, vinegar, chipotles, and garlic in food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped. Over a medium-high heat bring mixture to a boil.  Reduce heat to low.  Stirring often, reduce for approximately seven minutes.  Salt to taste. The relish can be served immediately or cooled and stored in the refrigerator for up to five days for later use.  If you choose to make this ahead, simply warm again before serving. Brine Dry Rub 14 cups water                    1 cup brown sugar 2 cups white wine            2 tablespooons dried sage 1 cup kosher salt               1 tablespoon fresh ground black pepper 1/2 cup honey 4 ounces fresh sage Mop 1 cup white wine ½ cup olive oil For the brine, begin by finely chopping the fresh sage.  Combine the sage with all the other ingredients in a pot over a high heat.  Stir until the salt and honey are completely dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Once cool, submerge the turkey in the brine in a non reactive container.  Keeping cool the entire time, leave the turkey in the brine for five to six hours. About an hour before you’re ready to start cooking, remove the turkey from the brine and allow it to come up to room temperature. While the turkey is sitting, prep your smoker or barbecue, bringing the temperature to approximately 220 degrees. Mix the dry rub and apply to the surface of the turkey. Cook the turkey with an indirect heat source and lots of wood smoke for approximately seventy-five minutes per pound and at least 4 hours.  The turkey should measure a 165 degree internal temperature when finished. While cooking, brush the surface of the turkey with the mop every thirty to forty-five minutes, depending on the type of smoker or barbecue you use.  Mop the turkey more frequently during the later half of the cooking time. When the turkey is finished smoking, allow it rest for fifteen to twenty minutes before carving and serving. Serve the turkey with cranberry chipotle relish on the side. Enjoy.

October 19, 2010

Spotlight Wedding: Natural Sophistication

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If you read my post yesterday, you know that we had the divine privilege to have one of our events featured on the always fantastic Style Me Pretty blog!  Today, I want to share even more delightful details from that gorgeous wedding.  This event was all about understated elegance and using natural materials and florals to achieve a stunning level of sophistication.  Without further ado, lets look at some pictures!

How great is the reclaimed wood sign?  And the paper straws?!?  Love!

The use of different vessels for the flowers makes a huge visual impact.  There is an eclectic interest that makes people want to move around the reception site and take in the overall design of the space.

I am really loving the use of hand drawn elements at weddings lately.  The obvious care and effort of something hand drawn makes the artwork/invitations/etc. that much more gorgeous.  Just beautiful.

The cake table is, by far, one of my favorites!  Don't those cakes look simply delectable?  Yum!

The lace bunting is so gorgeous and feminine.  It really adds a romantic flair.

This wedding was just stunning, elegant, and one-of-a-kind.  Again, the details really are what hit this one out of the park.  Don't underestimate the smallest of elements to really make your event your own.  Plus it'll make the day that much more uniquely yours!

To see more fantastic events, visit our website at www.culinarycrafts.com!

Photo credit: Logan Walker, ZumaPhoto

October 18, 2010

Culinary Event featured on Style Me Pretty!!!

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Happy Monday!  Today we had the great privilege of having one of Culinary Crafts's events featured by the fantastic Style Me Pretty!  You can check it out here.  Thank you to j. bird photography for submitting it and thank you to Style Me Pretty for showcasing it!  Stay tuned for more on this wedding in tomorrow's post!

To check out more Culinary Crafts events, go to our website at www.culinarycrafts.com!

October 6, 2010

Mary Crafts Featured in Catering Magazine!

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I am so excited to let you all know that our very own Mary Crafts was featured in an article in the reknown Catering Magazine!  The July/August issue had an article featuring the Mellor wedding which you might remember from this post.  Here's a peek at the article:

Congrats to you Mary!  And thank you to Catering Magazine!

To see more fantastic events, visit our website at www.culinarycrafts.com!

August 31, 2010

A Romantic Wedding with Vintage Details

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Today I have a GORGEOUS wedding to share with you that is full of elegance, style, and delicious details.  (AND its been featured on Martha Stewart!!!  Check it out here.)  Here is a little bit about the wedding from Mary Crafts, who oversaw the event:

"Beauty, romance, soft lace, vintage styling...are the words for Lauren's wedding.  Her sense of style was evident at every turn in the perfectly orchestrated wedding by Amorology Wedding Planners, Culinary Crafts, and Scenemakers.   One of my favorite touches was the seating card table designed with heirloom jewelry and vintage lace. The dining tables were a site to behold with lace and linen cloths, custom napkins, menu cards, and overflowing candy at the children's tables."

Here are some photos from the event:

How awesome is the vintage jewelry?  It really adds a extra special touch to the table!

This table is incredible!  The use of the vintage frames and photos of the couple is an amazing idea to really set the table apart.

I hope we've peaked your interest with this stunning wedding...  But its only the beginning!  Stay tuned for future posts about the venue, dessert, and a behind the scenes look!

For more fabulous events like this, check out our website at www.culinarycrafts.com!

August 23, 2010

A Culinary Crafts Event on Style Me Pretty!!!

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Hi all!  We just got wind of an event of ours that was featured on Style Me Pretty in July and wanted to share it with all of you!  Sorry for the delay, but you can check it out here!  :)

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