Serve It :: Cranberry Bruschetta Appetizer

Having an impressive (but simple) holiday appetizer recipe in your arsenal is sort of like having a super power. It might not be the same as x-ray vision, but I think it could come in handy just the same.

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If you’re looking for a festive and flavorful appetizer to serve this holiday season, this is it! This twist on bruschetta has all the bright flavors of the season and looks beautiful too. (more…)

Sip It :: Cinna-Gin Holiday Cocktail

Looking for a fresh and unique holiday cocktail? Well, this apple sider based recipe is just your ticket. It’s like a grown up version of apple cider. With a touch of cinnamon and a splash of gin –you’ll love it!

Cinnamon-Cocktails

This recipe would be great to serve at a holiday party. I’ve never made a cinnamon cocktail before but this one has just the right amount of spice. I love how it pairs well with the crisp apple sider.

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I think “Cinna-Gin” is the perfect name for this drink! (more…)

Sip It :: Spicy Tomato Martini


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You know what I love more than a great cocktail? A great cocktail that is SIMPLE to make. No one wants to play bartender and have to craft overly-complicated cocktails. Keeping your recipes simple means you’ll have more time to spend with the friends and family that you’re hosting.

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This spicy tomato martini is packed with flavor, interesting to serve to family and friends while entertaining, and honestly … really easy to make. Make it for a special occasion or even just because –it’s a recipe you’ll want to make more than once! With just three ingredients, you’ll be whipping these up in no time. I love how they taste like a dirty martini (my favorite go-to cocktail) but with a twist. (more…)

Tips for Sending Holiday Cards

Our holiday cards have arrived and I couldn’t be happier with how they turned out! Today, I’m sharing a few tips I have for sending our holiday cards, and reminding you to enter to win a $250 gift card to Minted for your own cards!

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The quality from Minted is stellar. Really. Now that I have cards in-hand, I’m ready to send them out. Here are a couple tips I have for you about sending out cards. (more…)

My Christmas Cards + $250 Minted Giveaway

Thanksgiving is officially over so we can all start thinking about Christmas –hooray for Christmas cheer! One of the first things I like to do is send our our family holiday Christmas cards. It helps me feel like the holiday season is underway and I get a great sense of accomplishment getting the cards in the mail early. (Great news, you can enter to win your own Minted holiday cards!)

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I just love the gold foil designs Minted offers and had to choose a design with it this year. This is our family Christmas Card, I just love it!

I also really liked this Winter Botanical design and this Winter Brush design –it was so hard to choose! (more…)

Serve It :: Mini Cheese Balls

Looking for a new holiday recipe? These mini cheese balls make the perfect appetizer. The play on the traditional cheese ball will have your guests thinking you are the most clever hostess in town.

Mini Cheese Balls

You’ll want to keep this recipe on hand because it’s really simple to make and is so creative and tasty that people will be asking you to make it again –trust me! (more…)

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