Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Pomegranate Martini

Deck the halls with Pomegranate Martinis!  This adult drink will be a holiday hit!

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If you know me, it's no secret that I'm a fan of martinis with my favorite drink being a cosmopolitan.  I'm not sure exactly when I started ordering them though I have a feeling it was around the time Sex and the City introduced them!  Didn't we all?  Now with the holidays coming up, you will really enjoy this version made with pomegranate juice.  It's a festive drink that is perfect for the holidays whether you are hosting or just want to sit back and relax at home.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Christmas Dinner Menu Plan

Don't let the holidays put you in a tizzy - we have the perfect Christmas Dinner menu plan for you!

Christmas Dinner Menu Plan Recipes

Time to make a list and check it twice so you can prepare your holiday meal for those that are not naughty but nice!  We have some great choices from appetizers to dessert and even a recipe on how to make a festive stove top potpourri.  Sit back, relax, do some recipe browsing and have your menu plan done in a snap!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn

Got the munchies this holiday season?  This white chocolate peppermint popcorn with M&Ms makes a tasty snack for all!

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Today's post almost didn't happen.  I made the recipe, I sampled the recipe and then I sampled the recipe again a few more times and that's where it almost ended.  I very quickly got addicted to this tasty snack and probably could have finished it all by myself.  But knowing I had to get a post out, I had to walk away, get out the camera and shoot while resisting the urge to keep eating out of the bowl.  The combination of the white chocolate, peppermint with M&Ms was just perfect.  And since I like to share, I want you to get addicted too :) 

Friday, November 25, 2016

30 Holiday Energy Boosters

Keep your energy level up with these tasty energy bites and bars to help you get through the holiday season!

We are getting into the hustle and bustle season - so much to do and so little time to do it!  You might be running from here to there, shopping, baking, cooking, wrapping gifts and decorating.  What's a person to do that needs some extra energy?  Well today we are sharing 30 Energy Boosters to help you get through the holidays in a tasty way!  All of these treats are no-bake, can be made ahead, transported easily and are adult and kid friendly.  Keep calm and sanity on!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Overnight Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal

Get out of bed sleepy head and enjoy this Banana Peanut Butter oatmeal you made the night before!  Also made with chia seeds, honey and walnuts - a healthy breakfast.

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Am I the last person to discover how delicious overnight oats are?  Oh sure, I have been seeing them on pinterest and even on other friend's blogs, but have never thought to give them a try.  Well that is all changing since I now have made my first batch and I know it won't be my last.  I think originally I was just skeptical, like how can this work?  Well skeptic no more, in under 10 minutes I had these whipped up, in the refrigerator and did not have to fuss with breakfast the next morning.  They were ready to go and provided a nice healthy way to start my day.  And since I'm usually running late to work, e.v.e.r.y minute counts!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Wild Rice Pear Pecan Salad

This Wild Rice salad is loaded with juicy pears, crunchy pecans, sweet craisins and is melded together with a honey vinaigrette dressing.

This Wild Rice salad is loaded with juicy pears, crunchy pecans, sweet craisins and is melded together with a honey vinaigrette dressing.
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Today's salad makes a perfect side dish for the fall or is great on its own to bring as a lunch.  You'll love the chewy texture of the wild rice and it is loaded with other goodies for your palate pleasure.  Being originally from upstate New York, I never heard of wild rice until I moved to Minnesota where it is a staple in many soups, salads and hot dishes (known as casseroles in NY!).  There is something about the texture that I really like.  It's not mushy, has a nice nutty flavor to it and technically it is a grass so feel free to graze on it all day!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Sweet Potato Goat Cheese Appetizer

You are going to love these Sweet Potato Rounds with Goat Cheese appetizer!  They are perfect for all your holiday gatherings.

You are going to love these Sweet Potato Rounds with Goat Cheese appetizer!  They are perfect for all your holiday gatherings.
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With a couple big holidays coming up curious minds want to know - are you a fan of sweet potatoes?  I am for sure and I like them mashed, baked, roasted, french fried and in gumbo (oh wait that is Bubba shrimp!)  Kidding aside, I like them anyway they can be prepared.  Love the sweet flavor and if I can resist over dousing them in butter and brown sugar, they are pretty healthy too.  Today I'm sharing how to prepare them as a tasty appetizer.  The rounds are roasted, spread with a creamy goat cheese filling, topped with pecans and craisins and then drizzled with some honey.  These bites are sure to be a hit and if you would like give this a try, head over to Real Housemoms where I'm sharing my monthly recipe.  Aubry also has a lot of great holiday recipes, so be sure to hang out there for a bit.  Oh, and lastly, until November 14, we are hosting a $400 paypal giveaway!