APP-Y Hour With Martha Stewart and Better Homes and Gardens

App-y Hour with Martha Stewart Living in the Culinary Classroom!
Did you know that Martha Stewart Living Magazine (#MarthaFood) and Better Homes and Gardens (#BHGFood) are one and the same?
I had the honor of hosting a wonderful night with this great organization as they gathered for a Cooking and Mixology Event – or an “App-y Hour” .
The night started with a great cocktail from Martha Stewart Living Magazine (@MarthaStewart). This Silver Tequila Martini was a nice departure from the classic using Tequila in place of Vodka. I chose El Jimador ( because an authentic tequila must be distilled from 100% Blue Agave. Be sure to use clear tequila like this one for mixing and save your aged tequila for sipping neat!
Then we started on some of their recipes – it was a gastronomic delight!   We made two entrees, one from each magazine. The Sweet Hot Coriander Chicken was from Better Homes and Gardens. My guests really enjoyed the quick and easy way this chicken dish goes from a 15-minute marinade, that includes Sriracha and spices, to a 10 minute sauté. A quick deglaze with orange juice- with oranges from my father’s tree- and your dinner is served.
Dessert was a Strawberry S’mores Cobbler from Better Homes and Gardens. We crushed graham crackers and placed a layer of them into small ramekins. Fresh strawberries were cut up and lightly cooked in a pot with orange juice, orange zest, sugar, and cornstarch. Once it thickened, the mixture was spooned over the graham crackers. We topped everything with mini marshmallows and chocolate chips. A quick 10-minute bake and we were done!
These recipes are all really delicious and are perfect for your summer get together!  Just tell them Martha AND Chef Eric taught you how!  And when you post your photos, don’t forget to tag us in them and use the below hashtags:
Twitter & Instagram: @MARTHASTEWART
Chef Eric’s Instagram: @chefericsculinaryclassroom
Chef Eric’s Twitter: @chefericcrowley
Below please find the menu for the evening and a download of the recipes as well for your cooking pleasure. 
Chef Eric Crowley Welcomes
Martha Stewart Living and  Better Homes and Gardens
Silver-Tequila Martini – (MSL Dec/Jan 2015, p. 136)
Bourbon Manhattan
Sweet Potatoes and Buttermilk Dipping Sauce
Cauliflower Gratin
Tangerine Sticky Ribs
Sweet Hot Coriander Chicken – (BHG July 2015, p.100)
Bread Pudding
Strawberry S’mores Cobbler (BHG July 2015, p.80)