Sparkling Fruit Punch

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To go along with our Easter Entertaining with Hadley Pottery, I made this sparkling fruity punch which is so great for Spring & Summer. It’s refreshing and serves all ages – if you want an extra “kick” you can make it with champagne. I made frozen juice “ice sticks” to keep the drinks cold while not […]

Champagne Cocktail Recipe

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I have a delicious champagne cocktail to share with you today, because everything’s better with a little bubbly! As much as I love champagne I think it’s even better when mixed with a bit of liqueur and a mixer that’s slightly sweet and fruity. Make this your signature drink for any party or serve it […]

Eggnog Punch Recipe

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To round out our Rustic Holiday Entertaining series, I want to share this YUMMY eggnog punch recipe. It’s incredibly easy and starts with store-bought eggnog….I know, I know, hard core foodies may scoff at that but you can use your homemade recipe if you like. The great thing about this mixture is that you can […]

Santa’s Helper Cocktail Recipe

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Everyone needs a little help at Christmas time, right?  Shake up this “Santa’s Helper” cocktail in the perfect shade of red for the holidays, and you’ll be on your way to having a great time!  Make this your signature drink for a cocktail party too.  Cheers! Santa’s Helper 1 oz Vodka 1/2 oz Amaretto 3 oz […]

Sweet Homemade Christmas Gifts

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If you enjoy making your own gifts to give, here is a sweet gift idea perfect for teachers, co-workers, hostesses, or friends. I created a small crate “basket” filled with mocha coffee mixture (see recipe below), a mini pie, and special holiday mug… You can use any attractive container that can be re-used by the […]

Autumn Entertaining – How To Set Up A Coffee Bar

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In my final post of this Autumn entertaining series I decided to talk about setting up a coffee bar {these ideas can also be translated into a hot cocoa bar too}. If your family & friends are anything like mine, coffee is a necessity of life! We drink it in the morning, in the afternoon, and some […]

Spiced Apple Hot Toddy Recipe

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Need a hot toddy to warm you up this Fall? Give this Spiced Apple cocktail a try.  It’ll warm you from the inside out!  Serve this for a brunch gathering or for Thanksgiving while you’re waiting for the main meal to finish cooking. Spiced Apple Toddy 1 1/2 oz Spiced Rum 4 oz Hot Apple […]