Gin, Elderflower and Prosecco Cocktail

Add some holiday cheer to your party menu with this Gin, Elderflower and Prosecco Cocktail! 

Gin, Elderflower & Prosecco Cocktail

Sometimes unplanned events turn into the best nights.

Last weekend we went to an Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith Christmas concert in downtown Minneapolis. We were fortunate to be in a suite and had planned on an evening of wine, appetizers and Christmas music with some good friends. Sounds like a pretty perfect evening, right? And it was – except we found out at the last minute that it was a dry concert. That fact put a little damper on our Christmas cheer.

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Egg Sandwiches on Cheddar, Garlic and Herb Biscuits (1 of 2)

Egg Sandwiches on Cheddar, Garlic and Herb Biscuits

Change up your holiday brunch this year! Try serving a buffet with these Egg Sandwiches on Cheddar, Garlic and Herb Biscuits. The holidays are here, whether I’m ready or not. The kids have two weeks off from school starting today, which means a lot of good family time, guests and some lazy mornings. And since breakfast…

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Onion & Brie Mini Palmiers

Onion & Brie Mini Palmiers

These simple Onion & Brie Mini Palmiers look fancy but come together quickly and can easily be prepped ahead of time – perfect for holiday entertaining!  All in favor of make ahead appetizers, raise your hands!  I thought so. There are a lot of us who like to make things ahead of time. Just makes…

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Candied Bacon

Candied Bacon

Bacon is always a hit with a crowd, and this Candied Bacon is no exception. Can someone tell me about the power of bacon? I mean I know it’s good and all. And it truly does make everything better. But sometimes it brings out another side of people. We had a party a few weeks…

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Goat Cheese, Pear and Rosemary Galette

Pear, Rosemary and Goat Cheese Galette

This Pear, Rosemary and Goat Cheese Galette is a simple, elegant dessert that uses only a handful of quality ingredients.  No matter where you turn this holiday season, you run smack dab into sweet treats. Trust me; you’re not going to catch me complaining about an abundance of sugar-laced goodies, but even die-hard dessert lovers…

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Peanut Butter Snickerdoodle Tart with Cinnamon Peanut Crust (2 of 2)

Peanut Butter Snickerdoodle Tarts with Cinnamon Peanut Crust

These Peanut Butter Snickerdoodle Tarts with Cinnamon Peanut Crust combine all of my favorite cookie flavors in one amazing dessert!  Do you and your family have favorite holiday baked goods every year? You know, the ones you HAVE to make or face a family uprising? I know we have some standbys (Easy Rolo Pretzel Turtles,…

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Apple Bacon Bites

Apple Bacon Bites

These Apple Bacon Bites are a little bit sweet, a little bit savory & a whole lotta good! Make extra as they’ll be the hit of your next appetizer spread. Does anyone else have their favorite holiday music on repeat all month? Once Thanksgiving ends, it’s all Christmas music, all the time around here. My…

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Dark Chocolate Orange Raisin Truffles (1 of 2)

Dark Chocolate Orange Raisin Truffles

Naturally sweet raisins are the secret ingredient in these luscious Dark Chocolate Orange Raisin Truffles.  This time of year is a bargain bonanza for bakers at the grocery stores. All of the essentials are on sale in preparation for holiday baking marathons. I personally have an obnoxious amount of flour, baking soda, baking powder and…

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Chocolate Crinkles (1 of 2)

Chocolate Crinkles

Chocolate Crinkles are a great addition to a dessert tray, if they last that long. Chocolate Crinkles are one of my favorite Christmas baking items each year. I’ve had them every year since I was a little girl. You can guess that Greta is all over these with her chocoholic ways, but even my vanilla loving…

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