Polar Vortex Martini & Let It Snow Shoot

Polar Vortex Martini

As the Polar Vortex relentlessly slams most of the US with frigid temperatures, there is a collective thought running through everyone’s mind… I need a drink! And since you’re stuck indoors all day, what better time than to perfect your mixology skills? Polar Vortex Martini 2 oz. vodka 2 oz. Kahlúa 1 oz. coconut milk 1 oz.  half and half Garnish: Shredded coconut Directions: Look outside at the relentless cold. Walk despondently to your liquor cabinet. Rim a martini glass with shredded coconut as you dream of a warm tropical island. Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker, shake, and pour …

Holiday Cookie & Wine Pairings with Line 39 Wine

Holiday Cookie & Wine Pairings with Line 39

Content for 21+ During the holiday season, gifts will be in abundance. And there are two gifts that never fail to deliver cheer… cookies and wine. Between the office soirée, auntie’s baking party, and the neighbor’s New Year’s Eve celebration, cookies and wine will be flowing. The two are often individually gifted and sampled, but rarely are they enjoyed together. Which if you ask me, is a seasonal travesty! So this year, enhance the cheer with a bit of holiday cookie & wine pairings. I’ve teamed up with Line 39 Wine to give you two delicious options for today’s sponsored post, …

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Winter White Chocolate Macarons

Oh the weather outside is frightful… so let’s embrace it!  If you’re looking for some cold-weather party inspiration then you’ve come to the right spot.  Onida Cruz of Petite Seats worked collaboratively with a team of vendors to produce today’s Winter Wonderland, petite-sized styled shoot.  And my, oh, my is it a gorgeous one!  Complete with angel wings, a grand table setting, and a dessert table to rival even the sweetest dreams, this is one children’s party your little munchkin wouldn’t want to miss.  Inspired by the heavenly desserts, we’ve added our own Winter White Chocolate Macarons recipe to the mix. …

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Bourbon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Tis the season for milk and cookies!  So why not spice up this favorite midnight snack with a little bourbon?!  Inspired by today’s gorgeous wedding, we’ve invented a devilishly yummy Bourbon Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe.  So bake up a batch and revel in the chilly glory of Kerry and Chris’s beautiful Maine winter nuptials. BOURBON CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon of bourbon 8 ounces dark chocolate chips 2 1⁄2 cups of flour 1 cup of butter (softened) 2 cups of granulated sugar 2 eggs 3⁄4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda INSTRUCTIONS Preheat the oven to …

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Buttermint Frosting

Whether you like it or not, winter is still upon us.  And if you’re anywhere past the Rockies, then you’re feeling the bitter sting of Mother Nature’s wrath.  So, instead of fighting the cold, let’s embrace it.  If you’re stuck inside today, get some serious winter fashion inspiration from today’s post and whip up our seasonally appropriate Buttermint Frosting for your baked goods… it’ll surely make this frigid weather more enjoyable! BUTTERMINT FROSTING   INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons of butter (melted) 1 tablespoon dry mint (powdered) 2 cups of heavy cream 2 cups of confectioner’s sugar INSTRUCTIONS Using a mortar & …