Who says healthy has to be boring? This crudités board with orchids will be a showstopper at any event. And it couldn't be any easier! Seriously. Don't roll your eyes. I saw that.
Here's your shopping list:
Celery: Cut each stalk in half or thirds depending on the size of each stalk. Leave the leaves on! They're pretty and edible.
English Cucumbers: Slice the cucumbers into wedges
Radishes: Use a mandolin to thinly slice the radishes, or buy them pre-sliced!
Pea Pods: Carefully, split them in half. This takes some practice because they're delicate, but they're soooo pretty on the board.
Cauliflower: Cut into florets or... buy them precut!
Flowers: Venture out into the tropical rain forest and... ha! Just grab any edible or nonpoisonous flowers from the grocery store or your garden. Any flower is a beautiful addition to a board.
Dips: I chose whipped feta and spinach artichoke dip. Again, it's ok to get a little help from the supermarket here and buy pre-made dips like these or hummus, guacamole, buffalo chicken, etc.
That's it! You can do this. Use this list to get started, or choose your favorite veggies and dips. Get creative and have fun!
Jazz up taco night with a taco grazing board! This is how I make mine, but you can use any of your favorite taco ingredients.
Grab a big board, I use my barrel top lazy susan from @potterybarn & some small white bowls.
GIMME THE MEAT
My fav filling is carnitas so I make my super simple carnitas in the crock pot. Seasoned with mojo citrus seasoning, garlic & onions.
Put your toppings in little bowls. A few topping ideas are:
LET’S GET FANCY
Garnish your board with fresh cilantro & lime wedges.
Who says healthy has to be boring? Jazz up your next gathering with this show stopping green and white crudités.
Find your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow with this St. Patrick's Day grazing board!
Here's a little Valentine's Day grazing board inspiration for you.
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Looking for a fun way to celebrate your college football team? Create a grazing board in your team colors! I made this orange and blue Gator Grazing Board for the largest outdoor cocktail party, the Florida Georgia game.
Here's a list of everything I used:
Here’s your shopping list & helpful tips to create the perfect picnic grazing boxes.
Making a grazing table can be intimidating, so I put together a few easy tips and a list of everything we used to create this beautiful spring grazing table.
*I purchased everything at Costco & Publix*
I had the honor of surprising friends with a picnic to celebrate the groundbreaking of their new home, built by Providence Homes. I wanted to make it extra special for them, and not just throw out a picnic basket and blanket. So here's how I planned their perfect picnic.
I searched around the house and pulled out blankets, pillows, boxes, a small table, greenery, candles, lanterns, etc. I found 2 gray blankets, and 4 teal pillows. So I decided on a jewel tone color scheme.
Then, I set up the picnic in my living room to see how everything looked together. This took about an hour of arranging, then rearranging, taking pictures, over and over again until I had a layout that I was happy with.
When my mock up picnic set up was finished, I took a photo and saved it on my phone. This way, when it was time to set up the actual picnic, I didn't have to think about the design. I could just refer to the photo and focus on the set up.
For me, the star of the show was the purple alstroemeria flowers. They were gorgeous on the grazing board! I actually had more to use around the picnic, but I forgot them in my rush to get to the picnic site. I've found that with every event I do SOMETHING always goes wrong. The napkins aren't the right color, missing an ingredient, forgot to light the candles... it's always something. I've realized, though, no one knows but me. And nobody cares! So there's no need to stress out over every detail being absolutely perfect. Try your best, have fun, and be proud of what you created.
Grazing Board Shopping List
*I purchased everything at Costco & Publix*
I've already started planning my next picnic, and ways to make it even more special. I can't wait!
Here’s my Valentine’s Day grazing board! If you want a fun way to celebrate Valentine’s day, but don’t want to cook, put together a grazing board! It’s beautiful, delicious, and you don’t have to turn on the oven. For this board, I tried to incorporate flavors that go well together and a festive color scheme of reds and pinks.
To create the brie and pomegranate heart, just use a heart shaped cookie cutter. Make sure your brie is very cold, so it’s easier to cut. Otherwise you’ll have a gooey mess. As soon as you take it out of the refrigerator, unwrap it and use the cookie cutter to gently press out your heart shape. Once the heart shape is removed, drain your pomegranate arils and carefully spoon them in the space.
Here’s a list of everything I used to create this board as well as links to where I purchased them.
My favorite partner in crime, Corey, and I created this epic grazing table for a special event in Nocatee. It was 24 feel long (3 8' tables).
A colorful birthday party grazing table for my beautiful sister-in-love, Lacey! She loves balloons and lots of color, so I created this grazing table and balloon wall backdrop with some of her favorite things.
A Greek themed grazing board with:
Who says grazing boards can't be healthy? Create one using your favorite veggies! Garnish with fresh herbs and add fun dips like hummus, ranch or pesto.
I’ve had several people ask me how to put a board together, so I created a demo. This one isn’t perfect or fancy, but it gives you a basic idea of how I put one together. Here are the things I typically include in my boards, and usually have them on hand so I can easily throw one together if someone drops by.
This is probably my favorite cheese y’all, and if you serve it right, you can taste the little salt crystals inside. DO NOT slice this cheese. I will come over there and smack your hand if you try to make slices out of this. Take the point of a knife, insert it into the cheese near and edge and twist off a hunk of cheese. Let the cheese break apart naturally. (see demo)
Cause, duh, it’s delicious, and a little stinky. Any kind will do. I like to leave it in a big wedge and let a few crumbles cascade down a corner. If you don’t like the bite of blue cheese, try drizzling honey over it. If you don’t like that, leave it off. It’s your board baby! Do you!
Mild and creamy. I like to stack them to create some height on the board. And do you see how cute that little one is? The cutest.
You can use any cured meat, but this is a simple easy to eat option, and most people like it.
Another crowd pleaser. I like to use the large thin cut pepperoni that you would find on an Italian sub. You can fold them into little pepperoni flowers (also shown on demo) which gives the board a fun texture and pop of color.
Crunchy, salty, and a mild rosemary flavor.
Fig Raincoast Crisps
These crackers also come in cranberry and orange, but this one is my favorite. It’s delicious with the blue cheese.
For this demo I used grapes, strawberries, and blueberries, but I also like to use figs, raspberries, pears, apples, and citrus.
Dried cherries are my go to, but I also use dried apricots, apple chips, and coconut chips. You can also use dried cranberries and raisins.
You can use any nut you like, but I like to use shelled pistachios and seasoned almonds.
Honey or honeycomb are a nice addition to any board. I also like to include some kind of jam or spread like fig or strawberry.
Garnishing your board with fresh herbs gives it a finished look to fill in any empty spaces, and they smell lovely.
For this Spanish themed grazing table I I used ingredients like:
Cuban Cigar Boxes
This pink grazing table inspiration is perfect for a baby shower, girl's birthday party, or any pretty pink themed event!
Food Network recently showed us a grilled edible cheese board. Whaaaat? That's right. The entire board is edible. Beautiful AND delicious? Sign me up.
I had to try this out for myself, but I decided to put my own unique spin on it. The Food Network chefs created theirs with pizza dough, and I opted for a buttery, flaky puff pastry. After creating a board of my own, I think the Food Network chefs had it right. Pizza dough is the way to go here. The puff pastry I used was delicious, but not sturdy enough to support the cheese when eating. I also decided to bake it instead of grilling, and that worked fine for me.
Who's going to try this edible cheese board trend with me?