Catering & Concessions

Bourbon Bread Pudding

A favorite at this year's open house, we thought we'd share our bourbon bread pudding recipe from The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook!

For the pudding:
1 1/2 pounds ciabatta, cut into 2-inch cubes (9 cups)
4 cups half-and-half
12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
5 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup golden raisins

For the bourbon glaze:
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons...

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Snowy Day Recipes | Northern Colorado | Tents Decor Event Rentals

On a cold crummy day like today, warm yummy food is what’s on our mind! Okay…let’s be honest… treats like these are on our mind no matter what the day! Whether you were lucky enough to have a snow day or not, you can make this day delightful with a few recipes that are sure to warm you up and satisfy your belly!

Taco Soup:

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In a crock pot combine:
-15 oz canned pinto beans
-15 oz canned kidney beans
-15 oz canned black beans
-14.5 oz of canned, diced tomatoes
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Food Bars | Northern Colorado | Tents Decor Event Rentals

A food bar, sometimes called a station, can instantly make your wedding more fun, festive, and memorable for your guests.

1.  S’mores Bar

Place Sternos in terra cotta pots and let your guests roast their own marshmallows over an open flame. Provide a variety of chocolate and graham crackers along with fresh fruit as an added bonus!

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2.  Milk & Cookie Bar

A family friendly alternative to a cocktail hour, milk and cookie bars are fun for all ages and can also a...

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Cupcake Love :: Northern Colorado :: Tents Decor Event Rentals

If you have been to a wedding or bridal show recently, you have noticed a sudden trend in bride’s choosing cupcakes instead of the traditional wedding cake. But keep in mind, cupcakes have been popular for over twenty years. Cupcakes are not just a fad, it’s an enduring love affair. The single-serve desserts stand out for their innovative designs and infinite flavor combinations.

We’d like to share some cupcake recipes that have us drooling here at FLEXX.

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

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Food Bars Part II :: Northern Colorado :: Tents Decor Event Rentals

1. Popcorn Bar
An interactive popcorn bar allows your guests to customize their own bags of popcorn. Offering various seasonings, as well as peanuts and candy to add to the mix, this food bar allows each guest to personalize their party favor to cater to their own personal popcorn palette.

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2. Baked Potato Bar
A baked potato bar is a simple and fairly inexpensive way to feed a large number of people. Offer baked russet and sweet potatoes with a wide variety of topp...

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Snowball Cookies & BLT Dip :: Cookie Swap :: Northern Colorado :: Tents Decor Event Rentals

Snowball Cookies
1 cup butter
½ cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 ¼ cup flour
¼ tsp. salt
3/5 cup finely chopped toasted pecans

Directions:
Mix butter, sugar, and vanilla thoroughly. Blend in flour and salt. Mix in nuts. Chill dough. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Roll dough in 1” balls. Place on ungreased baking sheet (cookies do not spread). Bake 10-12 min, or until set but not brown. While still warm, roll in powdered sugar. Let cool. Roll in powdered sugar again. Makes 4 dozen.
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Cranberry Bread :: Northern Colorado :: Tents Decor Event Rentals

Ingredients:

1 ½ c. chopped raw cranberries
4 tsp. grated orange peel
3 Tbsp. sugar
3 c. all-purpose flour
3 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
¾ tsp. salt
¾ tsp. nutmeg
1 c. sugar
2 eggs, beaten
¾ c. orange juice
¾ c. water
½ c. oil

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Directions:

Combine cranberries, orange peel, and 3 Tbsp. sugar. Stir to mix and set aside.
Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and 1 ¼ c. sugar.
Add eggs to orange juice and water...

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Twinkie Trifle :: Northern Colorado :: Tents Decor Event Rentals

Ingredients

2 boxes instant pudding (3.2 oz. boxes)
1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups vodka (We vote for chocolate flavored!)
4 cups whipped topping or cream (separated-- you'll use some in the filling and some for layering), plus additional on top, if desired
15 Twinkies, sliced in half horizontally
1/2 cup white crème de cacao or white chocolate liqueur
White chocolate shavings for garnish, if desired

Instructions

Make the vanilla pudding shot filling. Pour the puddin...

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Evka’s Famous Turkey Gumbo :: Northern Colorado :: Tents Decor Event Rentals

Still have heaps of leftovers from Thanksgiving? Our sales and marketing director, Evka, was kind enough to share her family’s famous turkey gumbo so we can all put that leftover turkey to great use!

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Take half a turkey (or chicken for chicken gumbo) reserving the feathers, beak, and feet for garnish. Naw, just kidding!
Bake a turkey and bone it reserving the carcass for stock. If you want to make turkey stock for the gumbo, cover the carcass with water and simmer fo...

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Party + Champagne = Success!

What's a celebration without champagne?

Anyone can crack open a bottle of champagne, but adding a little flair can leave your guests feeling extra-special!

Add 1 teaspoon of a sherbet - Raspberry or Orange would be perfect  - To each glass to champagne for a color and flavor flair! Top each glass off with a few raspberries and now you have the prefect addition to your Toast!...

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