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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Clearly Susan - Great Appetizer Receipes For Hand painted Glassware

Clearly Susan 

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Clearly Susan has the perfect hand painted glassware for these delicious receipes from Betty Crocker. Check out these mouth watering ideas.

by Andi at Betty Crocker

Here's an easy way to dress up the food that you serve to guests—put it in stemmed glassware. You can use any kind of beverage glasses with stems, such as Wine, Martini and Margarita glasses or ice cream sundae or parfait glasses.

I like to make breakfast parfaits using yogurt, granola cereal and fresh fruit. The photo shows some breakfast parfaits that I made a couple of weekends ago for friends who came to our cabin with us. Here is a recipe for Strawberry-Banana Parfaits.

Clearly Susan offers these glass ice cream dishes in tall or long styles hand painted in a design of your choice. These parfait glasses look scrumptious with ice cream sundaes or this wonderful receipe of Strawberry-Banana Parfait above.

Strawberry-Banana Parfaits
You're five ingredients and 10 minutes away from dipping into a deliciously layered dessert or snack of yogurt, fruit and high-fiber cereal.
Prep Time:10 min
Start to Finish:10 min
Makes:4 servings

2 containers (6 oz each) Yoplait® Original 99% Fat Free strawberry yogurt
2 cups Fiber One® Honey Clusters® cereal
1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
1 medium banana, thinly sliced
4 fresh strawberries
1. In each of 4 (10-oz) plastic cups or parfait glasses, layer 2 tablespoons yogurt, 1/4 cup cereal, 1/4 cup strawberry slices and 1/4 of the banana slices.
2. Top each with 2 tablespoons yogurt, 1/4 cup cereal and remaining yogurt. Garnish top of each parfait with whole strawberry.
High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): No change.

Delicious appetizer Shrimp and Avocado Martinis below.
Shrimp and Avocado Martinis

How about at your next dinner party you serve this unique appetizer from Betty Crocker? Clearly Susan offers hand painted martini glasses in several hand painted designs to serve this delectable appetizer. This is definitely one of our favorites.
For a Twist - Use champagne glasses instead.

hand painted martini glass

Avocado Relish
1 ripe avocado, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon finely diced red onion
1 tablespoon minced jalapeño chile
1 tablespoon minced red pepper2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon cilantro, coarsely chopped
1 teaspoon cumin
Salt and pepper to taste
In medium bowl, combine all ingredients.
Tequila Vinaigrette
1 lemon, juiced
1 orange, juiced
1 tablespoons tequila
1 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons Champagne vinegar
1/2 cup olive oilSalt and pepper to taste

For each serving
3 cooked shrimp
Garnishes: tortilla strips, fresh parsley sprig, lemon slice

In small saucepan, combine juices, tequila and sugar. Bring to a boil and boil until reduced to about 2 tablespoons. Transfer to small bowl. Add vinegar.
Drizzle oil into vinegar mixture in steady stream, stirring constantly with wire whisk. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Place heaping tablespoonful of the Avocado Relilsh into each glass. Top with 3 cooked shrimp. Spoon 1 tablespoon of the Tequila Vinaigrette over top. Garnish with, tortillas strips, parsley and lemon slice.
10 servings

Tip: Add more advocado and use less dressing.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Hand painted Burgundy Grape Wine Glasses, Cheese Domes, and Wine decanter

Hand painted Burgundy Grape Glassware

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Clearly Susan's hand painted wine glasses in burgundy grape design are ready to pick off the vines. Winding branches twirled within the various shades of burgundy grapes and green leaves etched in gold.

 See all of our Hand painted Burgundy Grape collection in cheese dome, wine decanters and cake plates.

grape wine glasses

hand painted cheese dome

wine cooler

hand painted wine decanter

The vineyards are bursting with clusters of Clearly Susan's hand painted burgundy grapes on wine glasses, wine decanters, wine coolers, and cheese domes just waiting to be picked. Serve your favorite cheese appetizers and spreads in this unique cheese dome.

Our custom sets of hand painted burgundy grapes on cheese domes, wine glasses, wine coolers and wine decanters will compliment anyone's home decor.

Scooby Doo Wine Glasses and Shot Glasses - Scooby Doo Where Are You?

Clearly Susan's Scooby Doo Wine Glasses and Shot Glasses - 

Scooby Doo Where Are You? -

                                          by clearlysusan...get updates of free blog posts here

Scooby Doo Where Are You? Do you remember where you were when you first experienced Scooby Doo? A lot of my peers were huge Scooby Doo fans and collectors of  Scooby Doo Gifts back in the 70's, but somehow I missed that the first time around. 
They are adults now and are still into Scooby Doo and Scooby Doo gifts such as Scooby Doo wine glasses, shot glasses and platters, and they love to collect unique original items. These are not mass produced collectibles, but one of a kind individually hand painted and signed just by your request.
History Lesson:
Joseph Barbera the creator of the TV show Scooby Doo died in December 2006. Less than a month later it was discovered that while the television series Scooby Doo was created by Barbera, the character of Scooby Doo, upon which the series was based, was created by Iwao Takamoto, who passed away January 9, 2007.
Takamoto was born in Los Angeles to Japanese parents and was sent to an internment camp in the California desert during World War II. It is there that Takamoto learned to draw, a talent that led him to a job interview with Walt Disney after his family's release from the camp. 
Takamoto apprenticed at Disney's studio and worked on such great films as Cinderella, Peter Pan, and Lady and the Tramp.In 1961 Takamoto went to work for Hanna-Barbera and worked on such television shows as The Flintstones, Josie and the Pussycats, The Great Grape Show, and The Harlem Globetrotters.
Scooby Doo was named for the last line of the Frank Sinatra rendition of Strangers in the Night, and based on a conversation Takamoto had with a Great Dane dog breeder. 
Hence was born one of the most beloved cartoon characters of all time, the scaredy-cat dog who always manages to come through in the end, with maybe a little Scooby Snack persuasion and assistance from the rest of the gang-Shaggy, Daphne, Fred, and Wilma.

Share your thoughts in the comment section: How many of you were into Scooby Doo in the 70's. Don't worry it won't date you.

Hand painted wine glasses in unique designs for your favorite wine - hand painted wine glasses

Hand painted wine glasses in unique designs for your favorite wine - hand painted wine glasses - yellow daisies - pink impatiens Stylehive BM 346777

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Drinks Mixer - Glasses and containers

Clearly Susan's Glassware

There are various types of glassware of different shapes and sizes, all serving their own purpose. Learning which drinks belong to which glass is beneficial to both you and your customers. They receive a higher quality drink, which in turn reflects back on you and/or your establishment. Ensure all glassware is cleaned spotless prior to serving it to your customers. Wash glasses with warm water and a small amount of detergent (not soap), rinsing them afterward with fresh cold water and polishing them with a suitable cloth. Hold glasses by the base or stem of the glass to avoid fingerprints.

Beer mug The traditional beer container. Typical Size: 16 oz.

Brandy snifter The shape of this glass concentrates the alcoholic odors to the top of the glass as your hands warm the brandy. Typical Size: 17.5 oz.

Champagne flute This tulip-shaped glass is designed to show off the waltzing bubbles of the wine as they brush against the side of the glass and spread out into a sparkling mousse.Typical Size: 6 oz.

Cocktail glass This glass has a triangle-bowl design with a long stem and is used for a wide range of straight-up (without ice) cocktails, including martinis, manhattans, metropolitans, and gimlets. Also known as a martini glass. Typical Size: 4-12 oz.

Coffee mug The traditional mug used for hot coffee.Typical Size: 12-16 oz.

Collins glass Shaped similarly to a highball glass, only taller, the collins glass was originally used for the line of collins gin drinks and is now also commonly used for soft drinks, alcoholic juice, and tropical/exotic juices such as Mai Tai's.Typical Size: 14 oz.

Cordial glass Small and stemmed glasses used for serving small portions of your favorite liquors at times such as after a meal.Typical Size: 2 oz.

Highball glass A straight-sided glass, often an elegant way to serve many types of mixed drinks, like those served on the rocks, shots, and mixer combined liquor drinks (ie. gin and tonic).Typical Size: 8-12 oz.

Hurricane glass A tall, elegantly cut glass named after it's the hurricane-lamp-like shape, used for exotic/tropical drinks.Typical Size: 15 oz.

Margarita/coupette glass This slightly larger and rounded approach to a cocktail glass has a broad-rim for holding salt, ideal for margaritas. It is also used in daiquiris and other fruit drinks. Typical Size: 12 oz.

Mason jar These large square containers are effective in keeping their contents sealed in an airtight environment. They're designed for home canning, being used for preserves and jam amongst other things.Typical Size: 16 oz.

Old-fashioned glass A short, round so called "rocks" glass, suitable for cocktails or liquor served on the rocks, or "with a splash".Typical Size: 8-10 oz.

Parfait glass This glass has a similar inwards curve to that of a hurricane glass, with a steeper outwards rim and larger, rounded bowl. Often used for drinks containing fruit or ice cream. Typical Size: 12 oz.

Pousse-cafe glass A narrow glass essentially used for pousse cafes and other layered dessert drinks. It's shape increases the ease of layering ingredients. Typical Size: 6 oz.

Punch bowl A large hemispherical bowl suitable for punches or large mixes. Typical Size: 1-5 gal.
Red wine glass A clear, thin, stemmed glass with a round bowl tapering inward at the rim. Typical Size: 8 oz.

Sherry glass The preferred glass for aperitifs, ports, and sherry. The sherry glass, with its aroma enhancing narrow taper, is a type of sherry glass. Typical Size: 2 oz.

Shot glass A small glass suitable for vodka, whiskey and other liquors. Many "shot" mixed drinks also call for shot glasses. Typical Size: 1.5 oz.

Whiskey sour glass Also known as a Delmonico glass, is a stemmed, wide opening glass, alike to a small version of a champagne flute. Typical Size: 5 oz.

White wine glass A clear, thin, stemmed glass with an elongated oval bowl tapering inward at the rim. Typical Size: 12.5 oz.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

New Ideas In Glass Painting

Clearly Susan Suggests New Glass Painting Book

Katherine Duncan-Aimone
Category: Glass & Glassware - Crafts & Hobbies

ISBN: 9781579902872ISBN10: 1579902871Published: Sterling Pub Co Inc Publish Date: 2002-01-01Edition: IllustratedPages: 96Binding: PaperbackDimensions: 23.00 L x 17.00 W x 1.00 HWeight: 1.90 lbs

Hand-painted glass is everywhere--in the windows and on the shelves of everything from chic boutiques to home décor stores. But, why buy, when making your own masterpieces is so much more fun and personal? It's simple too, with paints that air dry or set in a conventional oven, delightfully original techniques, templates, and inspiring projects that range from very easy (small jewel-like votives that light up the night) to complex (a printed leaf table). Pretend you're a professional artist as you drip and pour your way to an improvisationally designed set of "Pollock's Bowls." Randomly placed dancing triangles and spirals turn plates and wine glasses festive. Plus: a sun lantern in hot, textured colors; a wedding bowl that actually features the couple's name; frosty mugs; a retro cookie jar; plates adorned with motifs inspired by ancient cave drawings, and lots more.