Top Holiday Cocktails

November 28, 2015 by Jenny Melrose

There is nothing more that I love than creating a fresh cocktail with the flavors of the season.  I love using the fresh fruits of the season in pomegranates, cranberries, oranges and apples.  These Top Holiday Cocktails are the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season. Top Holiday Cocktails Click NEXT directly above to view the NEXT Top Holiday Cocktail in the collection.  You can also click previous to go backwards.  The …continue reading


Orange Cornbread Cake

An Orange Cornbread Cake with orange glaze and sugared cranberries is the perfect cake for any occasion.

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I love Thanksgiving.  I love the appetizers, sides, and of course the main event, the turkey.  I look forward to the desserts though.  They put the perfect ending on a fabulous day.  This Mocha Almond Fudge Truffle Pie {RECIPE HERE} by Cooking with Curls has to make an appearance now!  It’s drool worthy!   If you’re ready to party,  just click below to join on in and be sure to follow …continue reading

Berry Rudolph Waffles

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute Maid®. The holidays are a crazy time of year, but it’s supposed to be about those little moments.  The moments when you see your kids’ eyes light up with delight.  This time of year always reminds me that my girls see Christmas magic in the smallest things.  These Berry Rudolph Waffles are definitely one of those ways. Berry …continue reading

Top Hot Chocolates

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful.  Especially when there’s a glass of one of these Top Hot Chocolates in my hand!  They are just too good not to share! Top Hot Chocolates Click NEXT directly above to view the NEXT Top Hot Chocolate in the collection.  You can also click previous to go backwards.  The collection is in order according to the slider below. You …continue reading

Pomegranate Orange Sangria

I enjoy a glass of wine throughout the year, but I especially enjoy a glass of sangria around the holidays.  I love incorporating the fabulous colors and flavors of the season into one perfect glass.  This Pomegranate Orange Sangria is the perfect combination of fruits with Moscato wine. Pomegranate Orange Sangria Not only does this sangria taste amazing, but it is just so pretty.  It’s the perfect beverage to serve …continue reading

Almond Chicken & Mushroom Casserole

Almond Chicken and Mushroom Casserole is a super simple weeknight meal that the whole family will go crazy for. Chicken breast sits on a bed of wild rice that has been mixed with mushrooms, cheese, and an addicting savory sauce. After it is dolloped with fresh burrata and roasted almonds, this casserole is on the table in under an hour of cooking time, leaving more time to enjoy with your …continue reading

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Let me see a show of hands for those that are looking forward to Thanksgiving!  Can I just share that I absolutely love the sides that come with the meal.  I will definitely be adding these Green Bean Casserole Cornbread Cups {RECIPE HERE} from Sincerely Mindy to our Thanksgiving Day menu.   If you’re ready to party,  just click below to join on in and be sure to follow along with me …continue reading

Tips for Soothing Winter Colds

This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Member’s Mark Comfort Care Diapers. It felt as if last Winter would never end living in NY.  Now that we live in NC, I’m hoping that the winter will be a bit milder, which will hopefully reduce the number of winter colds.  Unfortunately, winter colds are highly likely regardless where you live so I’ve put together my top tips for soothing …continue reading

Sugar Cookie Chex Party Mix

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of ChexTM. The opinions and text are all mine. Have you come up with your list of cookies that you’ll make this holiday season?  You have to sneak in this easy Chex Party Mix snack that tastes just like a sugar cookie.  They are so easy to make that my two and half year old did most of the work! …continue reading

Grinch Munch

This may contain affiliate links. The first movie that comes to mind when I think of Christmas is The Grinch who Stole Christmas.  I can remember getting to stay up every year to watch it and this year I’ll finally be able to sit down and watch with my girls.  In order to make the night one the girls will always remember, I’m going to make Grinch Munch! Grinch Munch My popcorn …continue reading

DIY Ornaments

Part of our advent calendar each year is to create DIY Ornaments this year I’m thinking we might take a more modern twist with them.  These are the best DIY Ornaments on Pinterest right now and they were all collected at Whimsy Wednesdays! DIY Ornaments Click NEXT directly above to view the NEXT DIY Ornament in the collection.  You can also click previous to go backwards.  The collection is in order …continue reading

Rudolph Jar Gifts

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BROOKSIDE Chocolate for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. The holidays are quickly barreling down on us and I’m doing my absolute best to stay ahead of it.  One way that I’m doing this is by creating fun gifts like these Rudolph Jar Gifts using one of my favorite chocolates as the filler.  Who can resist cuteness with chocolate? …continue reading

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