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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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Cranberry Champagne Cocktail

Cranberry Champagne Cocktail

A Cranberry Champagne Cocktail is the perfect holiday cocktail – luxuriously sparkling, just the right amount of sweet and with a nice kick from the gin. Oh, and what about that beautiful color?? Today is a big day here on always use butter! Can you […]

10 Best Homemade Food Gifts

10 Best Homemade Food Gifts

If you’re looking to step up your gift-giving game this holiday season, then this is the guide for you. These 10 Homemade Food Gifts are sure to impress and delight, and there is one for just about any amount of time you have at your […]

Candied Ginger – how to make it & what to use it for

Candied Ginger – how to make it & what to use it for

Candied Ginger is a delicious sweet & spicy treat that’s easy to make if you just have the time. Just as perfect on its own as for topping Cupcakes, Cookies, Truffles and more! I remember as a kid, all through December Dad would make me […]

Gingerbread Cupcakes with Blue Cheese Frosting

Gingerbread Cupcakes with Blue Cheese Frosting

A new twist on an old holiday favorite, these Gingerbread Cupcakes with Blue Cheese Frosting are the perfect sweet-but-savory treat, just as suited as hors-d’oeuvres as for dessert. Why Gingerbread Cupcakes with Blue Cheese Frosting is a great idea I never really got gingerbread cookies. […]

Chai Latte – Homemade in Just 5 Minutes

Chai Latte – Homemade in Just 5 Minutes

Chai Latte is super easy to make at home and delicious even when made sugar free – just make a batch of Chai Masala and you’ll be able to make a nice Chai Latte in just 5 minutes all through winter. Today I’m really excited […]