60 Amazing Holiday Cocktail Ideas

60 Amazing Holiday Cocktail Ideas

The most amazing holiday cocktail ideas perfect for your next Christmas Party! Add a little extra holiday spirit to your Christmas or New Years party with these amazing holiday cocktail ideas! Everything from holiday Mules, Vodka cocktails, Fruity Sangria's, Champagne drinks, and especially hot toddies. Your party will definitely be one to remember this year! Are you thinking of hosting a Christmas, holiday or New Year's party this year? The holidays are a wonderful time to gather friends and family and have some cocktails. I've teamed up with some of my fellow food bloggers, and we've come up with an incredible list of mouth-watering holiday cocktail ideas that are sure to add a little extra holiday spirit to your soiree! We have over 60 cocktail recipes are are sure to suit Continue Reading...

How to Make a Brandy Alexander

How to Make a Brandy Alexander

Brandy Alexander - the Classic Cognac Cocktail Want to know how to make a Brandy Alexander? With just 4 simple ingredients, this sophisticated cognac cocktail will be your new favorite libation for holiday parties, or your own personal happy hour! Up until a few weeks ago I had never had cognac or brandy. But while asking my husband what he thought was a classic holiday cocktail, he immediately said, "You can never go wrong with a Brandy Alexander!" Intrigued, I started doing a little research, and discovered that you didn't need much to make this classic cognac cocktail - just 4 ingredients. Jason then prefaced his comment with the following statement, "Don't buy cheap cognac. Get the good stuff...the stuff that's behind the counter." Once again intrigued, I then asked what Continue Reading...

Slow Cooker Honey Roasted Mixed Nuts

Slow Cooker Honey Roasted Mixed Nuts

This post was created in partnership with ALDI. All photos, opinions, and recipe are 100% my own. How to Pair Your Favorite ALDI Wines with Snacks Absolutely love ALDI wines? Don’t we all! Here’s three amazing wine and snack pairings that are perfect for your next girls night in, movie night with your spouse, or happy hour at home! My friend Jill and I are always trying to get together for drinks. With our busy schedules, spouses, kids’ activities and school commitments, it seems like going out is more of a hassle than it is a relaxing evening. For us, having a night where we can just throw on some yoga pants, enjoy some wine and watch a movie is always more relaxing than fighting the bar crowd. Jill and I decided we were overdue for one of our movie nights! With this in mind, I Continue Reading...

Pepperoni Pizza Sliders

Pepperoni Pizza Sliders

 These Pepperoni Pizza Sliders are the perfect party food! Loaded with layers of Sugardale® Pepperoni and mozzarella cheese, these Pepperoni Pizza Sliders are the perfect party food!  Fantastic for watch parties, tailgating, holiday parties and more, these hot, mini sandwiches are easy to make and taste incredible! My family is REALLY into sports, specifically baseball and football! Our son plays baseball in both spring and fall leagues, and loves playing football with his friends in the neighborhood. The beginning of October ushers in the best month for sports of the year for us. College and pro football are in full swing, and baseball playoffs begin. This is prime-time sport-watching season at our house, which means we need prime-time party food.  That's where these Pepperoni Pizza Continue Reading...

Watermelon Coconut Rum Punch

Watermelon Coconut Rum Punch

Watermelon Coconut Rum Punch - the Perfect Summer Rum Punch Recipe This amazing coconut rum punch is the quintessential summer cocktail!  Made with fresh watermelon and coconut rum, this simple rum punch recipe comes together in moments.  Perfect for sipping poolside or serving at your next summer soiree! Do you have a favorite go-to summer drink?  For many its a cold, crisp glass of lemonade, or a fresh pour of iced tea.  Don't get me wrong - I really love both of these, especially my Ginger Peach Iced Tea, my Arnold Palmer Iced Tea and Sparkling Blackberry Lemonade.  But sometimes a cold, refreshing cocktail is in order.  Something fruity, crisp and with the addition of a fantastic rum is perfect on a warm summer day.  My cool, fruity and refreshing Watermelon Coconut Rum Punch Continue Reading...

Strawberry Cheesecake Fluff Salad

Strawberry Cheesecake Fluff Salad

Strawberry Cheesecake Fluff Salad - The Perfect Strawberry Fluff Salad Recipe This creamy, delicious strawberry marshmallow fluff is the ultimate summer salad!  Made with fresh strawberries, marshmallows, cream cheese, Jell-o and whipped topping, this easy strawberry fluff salad recipe will be your new go-to cookout dish! Growing up in rural South Dakota, my mom, grandmas and aunts always had well-kept gardens.  Come May, it was planting time - tomatoes, green beans, beets, carrots, cucumbers, zucchini, peppers and more.  It was a fantastic way to have fresh produce during the summer months, and often, the remainder of the food would be canned, or froze and put-up for the rest of the year.  Us kids were always on weeding duty - perhaps the garden was a way to keep us busy while we Continue Reading...

Bacon Lovers Baked Beans

Bacon Lovers Baked Beans

    Recipe, photos and opinions are 100% my own. BACON LOVERS BAKED BEANS The classic baked beans recipe got an awesome upgrade!  These Bacon Lovers Baked Beans and loaded with 1 pound of crisp, delicious bacon along with three types of beans, peppers onions and an amazing sauce.  Made in the oven or slow cooker, this easy side dish is a must-have for any cookout, pot-luck, tailgate party or picnic! It's nearly cookout season you guys!!  It might be my favorite time of year - things slow down a bit, lawn chairs come out, and friends and family gather together to enjoy great company and food.  Anytime there is a cookout, picnic, barbecue or pot-luck, you've got to have an amazing assortment of sides, and baked beans MUST to be one of them!  But, it cannot be Continue Reading...