The Twelve Cocktails of Christmas

Holiday Cocktails- Christmas Drinks to make for a fun party!

It’s almost that wonderful time of year where we get to eat, drink and be merry! Here’s 12 cocktails to add a little extra something special to your festivities.

Christmas Tree Cocktails

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These are almost too pretty to drink! Via CountryLiving.com

Christmas Sangria

11ee62b87edde51b3f1dc27a587d07a4Sangria is always a winner at our house! Get the recipe from Cake N’ Knife

Pomegranate Rosemary Sparkler

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How classy of a cocktail is this? Get the recipe at A House in the Hills

Peppermint Chocolate Martini

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Only THREE ingredients needed to make this delectable concoction. Kuddos to Growing Up Gabel on this one!

Cranberry Moscow Mule

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Moscow Mules are ALWAYS a huge hit! I’m pretty sure a dash of cranberry will only up the obsession with this much loved beverage. Get the recipe at Blackberry Babe.

 

Jingle Juice

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This is sure to add a little jingle bell rock to any party. Jingle Juice via Baked Bree.

Hot Buttered Rum

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Just saying the name of this drink makes me mouth water. I feel like I might have to put a limit on the number each guest can have or things might get too crazy. But I probably won’t. Get the mixing instructions from The Kitchen is my Playground.

Butterscotch Martini

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A cream soda based cocktail? I’ll take two! Get the recipe at Living Locutro

Apple Pie on the Rocks

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Nothing like a little fireball to spice up your holiday get together.  Get the recipe at Vegan Yack Attack

Black Ombre Sparkler

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The Cookie Rookie hit a home run with this one! So delicious! Here’s the recipe.

Sugar cookie martini

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How fabulous would this be with some sprinkles added to the rim? Created by Crazy for Crust

 


 

Say Goodbye to Pie- Recipes with a twist to the traditional dessert

Pumpkin is the spice of Fall life. A Thanksgiving table isn’t complete without something sweet to finish off the meal.  Tradition would tell you that something would be a pumpkin pie. Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE a good pumpkin pie. I have very fond childhood  memories of taking slices that were way too big and topping it off with way too much whipped cream. It’s a staple dessert for a reason- it’s sure to satisfy just about anyone. But I’m ready to think outside the pie crust! It’s time to expand my pumpkin horizons. Here are a few mouthwatering recipes that will not disappoint!

Pumpkin Roll

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Can you believe this one only takes 25 min to make? Created by Give Me Some Oven.

 

Pumpkin Scones

529460499603f4413177c727cce99f69Ohhh a Starbucks Copycat Scone?! Yes, PLEASE! Check it out on Damn Delicious.

 

Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Cake

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You’ll basically be the hero of the holiday if you show up with this cake. Get the recipe at Lil Luna.

Pumpkin Fudge

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Guys, this one is HEALTHY! So you automatically get to eat twice as much! Via Big Mans World.

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

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The cream cheese frosting is the icing on top of this perfect cupcake! Made by The Busy Baker.

No Bake Pumkpin Cheesecake

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How moist and delicious does that look? And it’s a no bake! That’s a winner in my book! get the recipe from Creole Contessa.

Pumpkin Carmel Poke Cake

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Are you drooling yet? Made by Averie Cooks.

Pumpkin Cannoli

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These look almost too perfect to eat. But I promise that won’t stop you! Via A Treats Affair.

Pumpkin Delight

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Lil Luna is officially a master of all things pumpkin. See her recipe here.


Five MUST MAKE Cookies for this Fall

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Holidays always mean tons of baking! With a new baby I want to be sure any time I am able to spend in the kitchen is on a knock-it-out-of-the-park cookie recipe! These have all proven to be just that.  If you aren’t drooling by the time you scroll to the bottom of the page then you cannot be human. Here are my favorite cookies and the MUST MAKES for this holiday season! Enjoy!

 

  1. Apple Butter Snickerdoodle from Crazy for Crust.

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Apple butter and snickerdoodle. Could there be a more perfect match up for a Fall sweet? Probably not!

2. Mini Pumpkin Pie Sugar Cookies by Sweet Sugar Belle.

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OK so mine did not look exactly like this. Sweet Sugar Belle is a  sugar cookie master and her cookie are proof. But the point of baking Fall cookies isn’t perfection, it’s the fun memories. And that’s exactly what we created when making these sweets. Get the kiddos involved in this one! The piping doesn’t require expertise skill set and you cant mess them up too much!


3. Pecan Pie cookies from Spend with Pennies.

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If you need to take a minute to collect your self at the sight of all this sweetness, go ahead. I’ll take a break too and enjoy another one of these bad boys. Seriously, they taste just as heavenly as they look. Make a double batch because they will be gone faster than you can bake a second batch!

3. Pumpkin Cheesecake Snikerdoodles from The Recipe Critic

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This twist on this cookie is the sweetest surprise. You look at it from the outside and this “wow, this looks tasty”. The you bite into it and its like your first Christmas gift came super early. It divine. You’ll thank me for telling you about it later. I’m sure your busy whipping up the first batch right about now.

5. Maple Brown Sugar Cookie from Sugar Spun Run

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I want to be clear that all these cookies had to be hella good in order to make the list, but this one… this one could be on a list of its own. The flavor is so… oh I’m at a loss for words. Just make them. You’ll understand.