Posts from the ‘Desserts’ Category

  • Pecan Tarts : Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes : The New Potato Food Blog

    November 27th, 2013

      As featured today on the cool foodie blog, The New Potato… Peter’s Recipe for Pecan Tarts Makes 2 Dozen For the Pecan Filling 1/2 cup light corn syrup 6 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 cup (packed) light brown sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon table salt 3 large eggs, lightly beaten 24 pecan halves […]

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  • Peter’s Party Tricks {Martha Stewart Living}

    October 1st, 2013

    We’re always thrilled to be featured in Martha Stewart’s glossy, lifestyle magazines. In the October 2013 issue of Martha Stewart Living Peter’s talking “Party Tricks” for fall entertaining. Martha has long admired PETER CALLAHAN for his delicious food and clever presentations. When we asked him for an easy make-ahead fall entertaining menu, he suggested serving […]

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    Good Things : Martha Stewart Weddings : Candy Fruit : Dip Service

    January 1st, 2013

    Our fabulously stylish candy dipped fruits and chocolate dipped sugar cookies are featured in the current issue of Martha Stewart Weddings magazine! We always love collaborating with the talented team at Martha Stewart Weddings on savvy ways to style up  dessert stations for today’s chic weddings.

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  • Triple Scoop Ice Cream Cones Peter Callahan Summer Treats-c

    Simple Summertime Pleasures: Indulge Your Ice Cream Dreams

    August 17th, 2012

    We all love ice cream year-round, but the sunny days of summer just beg for crazy amounts of the creamy stuff. Most of the time, I get inspiration from every day living with my family. These teeny tiny triple-scoop ice cream cones were inspired by Saturday morning cartoons with my daughter. You know the cartoons […]

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    Sweet Treats : Summertime Favorites : S’mores!

    August 10th, 2012

    One of my daughter’s favorite summertime snacks, S’mores! Might have to treat her to some of these sweet bites at our weekend bonfire on the beach… at least, that’s how I’m explaining my craving for them!  Here’s my re-vamped version of the classic comfort food. {Photo: Con Poulos}

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    Sparklers Make Every Dessert a Celebration : Mini Baked Alaskas

    July 2nd, 2012

    When you add sparklers to a dessert, it instantly becomes so much more celebratory! Such a simple thing, but I’m a big fan of SIMPLE. Why over-complicate food design when approachable food always puts guests at ease? Then, add a little flash and shimmer, and you’ve got a winning whimsical dessert. Like my Mini Baked […]

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  • rice krispy canapes with yogurt blueberries and honey peter callahan catering

    Breakfast Bingo : Rice Krispy Canapes

    June 26th, 2012

    My daughter and I are both big cereal eaters, and she sometimes has hers with berries and yogurt instead of milk. Her simple, straightforward morning routine inspired me to come up with this mini cereal bowl canape filled with organic Greek yogurt, topped with fresh whole blueberries (from Maine, when in season) and drizzled with […]

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    Dessert, Donut Style : Trio of Mini Donuts + Dippers

    June 1st, 2012

    Celebrating Donut Day with our trio dessert of Mini Donuts + Dippers!  For any kind of event with any level of formality, this sweet little dessert is approachable and nostalgic.  Something that catches well-heeled guests by surprise at a formal black-tie dinner! I plate them vertically, lined up on a plate with delicious dippers, such […]

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    Wait, There’s Even a National Chocolate Chip Day? Okay, We Can Dig That

    May 15th, 2012

    Man, I love these national “food” holidays. There’s one for everything, it seems. But it works for me as I spend my days, living, breathing and dreaming about food and cool ways to style it up. So, Happy National Chocolate Chip Day!  I think, in honor of this auspicious occasion, we should immediately whip up a […]

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  • Margarita Popsicles from Peter Callahan Catering

    Happy Cinco de Mayo! Margarita Popsicles

    May 5th, 2012

    Happy Cinco de Mayo!  Who says you have to drink your margaritas to celebrate? Why not enjoy mini or regular-sized Margarita Popsicles?  You can even line the serving trays and platters with salt for those who just gotta have it…  ENJOY!

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  • Mini Sugared Donuts Peter Callahan American Favorite Foods Butlered Desserts

    American Favorites : Sugar Donuts, They’re Not Just for Breakfast Anymore

    May 2nd, 2012

    One of my signature sweet desserts going back many years now {MANY}, are my tiny sugared donuts. Believe it or not, these tasty little bites are more popular than ever! Particularly with our clients in India and China. I’ve served them in a zillion different ways – passed, as a dessert trio with different dipping […]

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  • peter callahan catering buddy from cake boss new york caterers

    Props to Buddy Valastro, He Really is The Cake Boss

    February 3rd, 2012

    Working with other food creatives who challenge and inspire me to design new, playful food is tremendously rewarding.  To see the same passion and dedication mirrored in their businesses as I work hard to maintain in my own, is impressive. I recently had the pleasure to work with the uber-talented Buddy Valastro of the wildly-popular television show, Cake Boss. I have to […]

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    There’s Nothing Better Than Apple Pie on a Cold Winter Day : Happy National Pie Day!

    January 23rd, 2012

    Happy National Pie Day! Yes, it’s true, there’s even a day devoted just to PIE.  Not that I mind, as it’s one of my absolute favorite desserts to enjoy year-round.  Some feel there are four definitive seasons of pie enjoyed in the kitchen ~ Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall ~ and I don’t disagree. Taking […]

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    People Magazine January 2012 : Great Ideas : Mini Lemon Meringue Pies

    January 15th, 2012


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    Huffington Post Weddings December 2011 : Mini American Comfort Foods Transform the Ordinary Wedding into An Extraordinary Event

    December 26th, 2011

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  • Gingerbread Houses Kids Parties Peter Callahan Holiday Entertaining Ideas

    Holiday Parties for Children : Decorating Gingerbread Houses

    December 16th, 2011

    Nothing like having a house filled with the exuberant voices of children to remind you of the joy of Christmas! Earlier today, we hosted a Make Your Own Gingerbread House Party for our daughter and some of her friends. This casual, after-school get-together was just too much fun to watch unfold! As you can see, […]

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