Marry Berry Martini

Christmas is less than a week away, I can’t believe it!  Last year I really went all out for Christmas…baking, decorating, the whole deal.  This year is a little different, I haven’t had so much time for all of that decorating and baking with this little boy hanging around, but I’m not complaining. ;)  I have a feeling Christmas will never be the same, in the best way!

I did make some time to try out this recipe for Peanut Brittle for the first time last week, and it was actually pretty dang good.  I am a sucker for sweet and salty, so I sprinkled it with a little sea salt before it hardened….could not quit opening that tin!  Monday I am taking Maverick to my parents so my mom and I can do a little baking, and I would love to try some new recipes this year.  What are your favorite Christmas cookies/candies/treats?!

For now, I am sharing this cocktail recipe I came up with for the December issue of At Home Memphis magazine, and I defnintely plan to make it again on Christmas Eve.  Last year I made this Sparking Apple Cider Sangria on Christmas Eve, so I am thinking this new Christmas cocktail recipe every year is becoming a trend, and I like it!

Enjoy and Merry Christmas from my family to yours!

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Date posted: December 19, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Beverages Holidays

Great Bourbon Balls of Fire

It’s Christmas time, and that means Christmas tins filled with goodies!  Today, I am sharing my sweet and spicy Great Bourbon Balls of Fire!

My family is originally from Kentucky, so at our annual Christmas celebration there has always been a tin full of Bourbon balls.  A few years ago, I put my own spin on these holiday treats with a kick, by using ginger snaps and molasses with a shot of Kentucky Bourbon, of course.  I dip them in semi sweet chocolate, and top them with a sprinkling of sea salt. They pack a serious punch, but trust me, once you try one you’ll be hooked!



Date posted: December 7, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Dessert Holidays

cranberry meatballs

The most wonderful time of the year is finally here, and one of the most wonderful parts about it is, hello, the food!  Since you can never have too many Christmas party recipes, I am sharing my yummy Smokey Cranberry Sauced Meatballs, using canned cranberry sauce and chipotle peppers.  This recipe was also featured in the December issue of At Home Memphis Magazine!

I love how the flavorful sauce gives them a hint of the beautiful cranberry color, very festive!  Speaking of festive,  these are perfect for parties, since they can be served hot or at room temperature.  Stick a toothpick in each one, sprinkle them with a little fresh parsley, and arrange them on a pretty platter for the perfect holiday party food!

Date posted: December 5, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Appetizer Beef Holidays