Hot Mulled Wine

HOT MULLED WINE recipe

On Christmas Eve I decided to try something new, thanks to my friend Coryanne who posted on facebook that she was going to make mulled wine for the holidays. I’ve never made it before – never even tasted it, but after a rave review from another friend {who doesn’t like wine – WHAT?!} who had […]

Cream Cheese Mold With Craisin-Nut Topping

cream cheese mold with craisin nut topping

I’m taking it “old school with a modern twist” today with this cream cheese spread. I can’t think of too many appetizers that have stood the test of time, nor are EASIER to make than a block of cream cheese topped with pepper jelly. Well, since I obviously can’t blog about that {what’s new to […]

Sweet & Savory Cheese Canapes

sweet & savory cheese canapes

There’s nothing better or more classic than the combination of cheese, nuts, dried fruit, and crusty bread….add in a little bacon and it’s pure heaven. With that thought in mind I created these delicious sweet & savory cheese canapes for my black & white plaid party. These are versatile enough to serve for a casual […]

Chocolate Cake Cocktail

chocolate cake cockail

Let the countdown to midnight begin! I created this chocolate cake cocktail recipe to coordinate with my black & white plaid party, which is perfect for a New Years Eve dinner party. The dark color is in keeping with the theme, and the ingredients just BEG for a chocolate Swiss cake roll garnish! Mix this […]

5 Ways To Dress Up Champagne

dress up champagne

There’s nothing more festive or celebratory than champagne, and I’ve pulled together 5 examples of how you can serve it in style for New Years Eve. Most of the ideas are for mini bottles because I just think they lend themselves so well to great party style. If you order them in bulk {like a […]

Brunch Recipe – Eggnog Bread Pudding

eggnog bread pudding

We’ve had a wonderful, family filled holiday with lots of food, drink, and fun {unfortunately it’s ended with a stomach bug making it’s way through the house}. I cooked a lot of favorite recipes which allowed me to update photos on the blog of my delicious broccoli casserole, and fruit & nut wild rice, and […]

Christmas Cocktail – Rudolph’s Shiny Red Cocktail

Christmas cocktail

Nothing completes your Christmas entertaining like a color-coordinated cocktail with seasonal flavors. I created this red drink using a bottle of Effen Vodka that was sent to me to sample, cranberry juice {of course}, plus the addition of something bubbly! The mixture makes a pretty pale red cocktail that I like to call “Rudolph’s Shiny […]