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Sober Santa Christmas Punch (non-alcoholic)

Sober Santa Christmas Punch (non-alcoholic)

This non-alcoholic Christmas Punch is the perfect choice if you’re skipping the alcohol this Holiday season, but still want a grown-up drink. And if you do want some alcohol in your punch, just add a dash of gin! I don’t know about you, but I […]

Crispy Garlic Parmesan Smashed Potatoes

Crispy Garlic Parmesan Smashed Potatoes

These Crispy Garlic Parmesan Smashed Potatoes are perfectly crispy and indulgently covered in butter & cheese, the best tasty side for steak, duck, chicken or basically anything. I started making smashed potatoes one night when I was tired of all my other go-to dinner party side dishes. […]

Wine Tuesday #9: Desperately Seeking Christmas Cookies

Wine Tuesday #9: Desperately Seeking Christmas Cookies

Not sure what Wine Tuesday is all about? Check out the origin story of Wine Tuesdays! This past week has been my first as self-employed/un-employed/full-time-blogger/not running off to a job in the am. But I’ve been keeping busy, nevertheless, working on the blog and planning […]

Salty & Spicy Candied Walnuts

Salty & Spicy Candied Walnuts

Salty & Spicy Candied Walnuts are a delicious treat, great on their own or as part of a dessert – my favorite is to serve them together with Buttered Cinnamon Apples. They also make an easy DIY gift to bring along to all your holiday parties. […]

Christmas Sangria

Christmas Sangria

Christmas Sangria takes the best simple version of the sangria you know and love, and seasons it for the Holidays. If Sangria’s not really your thing, or you’re just looking for some more Champagne in your life – check out this Holiday-approved Cranberry Champagne Cocktail instead. […]

Rum-spiked Smoked Salmon Tartare

Rum-spiked Smoked Salmon Tartare

This Rum-spiked Smoked Salmon Tartare is the perfect quick & easy make ahead appetizer for New Year’s Eve, or any other dinner party. Delicious and sophisticated, it’s seasoned with spicy French Dijon mustard and a hint of rum, and topped with crispy fried capers that […]

The 2018 New Year’s Eve Menu

The 2018 New Year’s Eve Menu

So I know we’re all still getting used to the fact that December is here and we’re finally allowed to be all Christmassy, but seeing as New Year’s Eve is almost as close by, someone had to start thinking about it. And by “it”, I […]

Wine Tuesday #8: Finally December!

Wine Tuesday #8: Finally December!

Not sure what this Wine Tuesday thing is all about? Check out the Wine Tuesday origin story. Finally, finally, finally, finally – December is here! I was sooo good this year and didn’t do anything Christmasy until December 1st. Nothing! (Or, well, I curbed the […]

Feta Stuffed Dates

Feta Stuffed Dates

These Feta Stuffed Dates are a perfect vegetarian mix of sweet and savory that will be a sure hit at your next dinner party, or why not include them in a tapas spread? Super easy to make they’re a dish you’ll be making over and […]

Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Meringues

Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Meringues

Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Meringues are the upgraded Meringues you’ve waited for – sweet & perfectly crisp with delicious chocolate & caramel flavors, and just a hint of salt. It’s impossible to have just one! Or five. Or ten… Perfect to serve with the coffee […]