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Chicken & Sausage Kabobs with Herbed Sauce
What do you serve during a purging party as you get ready to move? Chicken & Sausage Kabobs with Herbed Dipping Sauce, of course! While this is not an exotic recipe, the fresh herbs and mixed grill of chicken and sausage, make it feel special. By making the marinade and herbed dipping sauce in the morning, all I needed to do was assemble and grill the kabobs at the last minute. Easy Peasy!
Time Saving Tip– chop all the herbs for the marinade and the dipping sauce at the same time and divide for each recipe.
I used andouille sausage for this recipe because it’s one of Mike’s favorites. In my opinion, a little kick of heat always adds more life to a dish. If you don’t prefer the heat, the original recipe called for apple-flavored chicken sausage or smoked sausage. I have used Aidells Chicken & Apple Sausage with this recipe in the past and enjoyed that as well.
Festive Fruit Parfaits
With leftover mascarpone cheese in the frig and plentiful summer berries on sale at the grocery store, I was inspired to create these Festive Fruit Parfaits for dessert. The red, white and blue combination is perfect for a July 4th celebration (or any summer gathering.) Marinating the berries in Amarretto and Chambord also boost the festive nature of these treats. You can make this dessert more family friendly by using fruit juice vs. liquor.
Festive Fruit Parfait Recipe:
Chop 2 cups of washed and dried strawberries into bite size pieces. In a shallow bowl, place strawberries and sprinkle with 2 tsp powdered sugar, then drizzle with 2 tbsp Amarretto (or fruit juice.) Toss gently to coat. In a separate shallow bowl, place 1 pint of blackberries, sprinkle with 2 tsp powdered sugar and drizzle with 2 tbsp. Chambord (or fruit juice.) Toss gently to coat. Marinate berries for 30 minutes, tossing occasionally.
In the meanwhile, whip 3/4 c. whip cream with 1/2 tsp vanilla or almond flavoring and 1 tbsp powdered sugar to stiff peaks. Place 1/2 c. mascarpone in separate medium bowl and stir to soften. Gradually fold in whip cream, starting with a few tbsp. to lighten mascarpone. Then fold in the remaining whipped cream.
Layer berries and mascarpone/cream mixture in parfait dishes or small glasses, drizzling the remaining liquor over the berry layers. Serves 4. Enjoy!