Champagne Cocktails

Champagne Cocktails

With the year coming to and end I thought I would share a couple of my favorite Champagne cocktails with you. Champagne is a variety of sparkling wine from the Champagne region in France – you can use just sparkling wine in these recipes as Champagne has come synonymous with sparkling wine nowadays. Classic Champagne Cocktail Sugar cube Bitters Champagne or Sparkling Wine Twist of lemon for garnish Drop sugar … Continue Reading →
Warm up with a coffee cocktail

Warm up with a coffee cocktail

I have shared several recipes that are chilled, but being winter now about about something to warm you. I am not a coffee drinker normally, but I think with the Bailey’s, cream, and candy canes I might be able to enjoy this coffee drink! Cafe Bailey’s Ingredients 1 cup of your favorite hot coffee 1 1/2 shots Bailey’s Irish Cream 1/4 cup heavy cream, whipped Crushed candy canes Directions Pour … Continue Reading →
Teriyaki Grilled Venison and Couscous

Teriyaki Grilled Venison and Couscous

  No it is not too cold to grill here, well ok it depends on who you ask actually. I personally would not stand outside in this weather to grill, but Hubby seemed content with it. My dad used to grill in the winter too – he would shovel a path in the snow to his grill even. I think Hubby’s contentment came from the fact that he went deer … Continue Reading →
Red Christmas Cocktail

Red Christmas Cocktail

Here is another cocktail recipe for you! This one is nice and red, perfect for Christmas! (Belvedere) Red Tart Cocktail Recipe Ingredients: 1.5 oz (BELVEDERE) RED (this is vodka) 3/4 oz Chambord black raspberry liqueur Dash Amaretto 1/2 oz fresh lime juice Top up with Sprite Directions: Shake first 4 ingredients. Top up with Sprite. Garnish with red berries. Enjoy! I know many of you are enjoying the beverage recipes … Continue Reading →
Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

WAIT! Do not automatically turn away – I promise you these Brussels sprouts do not taste like the icky boiled ones you probably grew up with. I do not like those either. These have some flavor to them! Plus these are super easy to make. I actually just made these for the first time last night. They were very good! If you are unsure, I would suggest getting just 10 … Continue Reading →
Healthier Appetizers – Salmon Stuffed Cucumbers

Healthier Appetizers – Salmon Stuffed Cucumbers

I love all those yummy appetizers and snacks everyone makes this time of year, but I am going to try to look for healthier appetizers this year. Even if I just substitute one healthy appetizer for one high fat/calorie appetizer a benefit is there – small steps. This is a recipe from Bumble Bee Foods and I thought it just looked so elegant for a holiday party even. This is … Continue Reading →
Holiday Appetizer Wreath and a Ho Ho Ho Off

Holiday Appetizer Wreath and a Ho Ho Ho Off

Make your holiday buffet look pretty and appetizing in one step. I love this recipe for the Holiday Appetizer Wreath because it tastes good and even has veggies in it! Now the picture is a stock photo and shows a candle in the middle – I would suggest a battery operated candle or no candle at all actually for safety’s sake. Holiday Appetizer Wreath by General Mills Serves 16 Ingredients … Continue Reading →
Marinated Mushrooms with Herbs and Practical Pyrex for Food Gifts

Marinated Mushrooms with Herbs and Practical Pyrex for Food Gifts

Not sure what to get someone for the holiday? How about something practical, like Pyrex bakeware or storage and then add a food item with it? This is also a great hostess gift idea I think. You can make prepared food or you can include the raw items and the recipe inside the Pyrex piece. Make sure you include a note that you want them to keep the new Pyrex … Continue Reading →
Sherry Simmered Carrots Recipe

Sherry Simmered Carrots Recipe

I think coming up with new side dishes can be one of the hardest parts of holiday meal planning. So many people have their favorites, but if you serve the same exact things every holiday it gets a little boring. Try including a couple of new side dishes along with one or two favorites. Carrots are liked by many and this recipe goes well with roast, turkey, pork, beef, or … Continue Reading →
Aunt Judy’s Bourbon Slush Recipe

Aunt Judy’s Bourbon Slush Recipe

Many of you have been enjoying the different cocktail recipes I have been posting so I’m going to keep it up for you. The set of Halloween recipes were on the fancy side and needed you to make several elements. While I will still have those types, I’m also going to try to include some easier recipes as well. This week I’m sharing Aunt Judy’s Bourbon Slush recipe. It is … Continue Reading →