Apple Ginger Smash

This Apple Ginger Smash is the best cocktail to enjoy on a dark winter night!  Slightly spicy with warming applejack, it makes your average evening a little more special.This Apple Ginger Smash is the best cocktail to enjoy on a dark winter night! Slightly spicy with warming applejack, it makes your average evening a little more special.

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Moving right along with our New Year’s Resolutions, which include knocking back a few fancy cocktails (for our health!), here’s a delicious addition to your winter happy hour: an Apple Ginger Smash.

While my favorite fall cocktails lean towards cinnamon, which pairs beautifully with apple, winter makes me crave something a little different.  Something with a little deeper flavor.  Something with ginger and applejack!  This Apple Ginger Smash is the best cocktail to enjoy on a dark winter night! Slightly spicy with warming applejack, it makes your average evening a little more special.

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Peanut Butter Bourbon Chocolate Cake

Peanut Butter Bourbon Chocolate Cake combines layers of moist and rich chocolate cake with a craveable peanut butter bourbon frosting. Top the whole thing with ganache and peanut butter cups for the ultimate celebratory dessert!Peanut Butter Bourbon Chocolate Cake combines layers of moist and rich chocolate cake with a craveable peanut butter bourbon frosting. Top the whole thing with ganache and peanut butter cups for the ultimate celebratory dessert!

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Happy 2017! We made it, y’all!

So you know how people always swear they’re going to start new, healthy eating habits come January 1?  Back on the wagon and all that jazz?  Well, I’ve made a similar affirmation….but with a slightly different angle than most.  Here are my goals for the new year:

  1. Drink more champagne.  To prevent Alzheimer’s.
  2. Continue enjoying cocktails.  For longevity.
  3. Eat more chocolate.  For cardiovascular health.
  4. Snack on plenty of cheese.  For improved cholesterol levels and its anti-inflammatory properties.
  5. Add more peanut butter.  To prevent heart disease and diabetes.

See?  Healthy eating is EASY!

With that in mind, here’s a totally, completely healthy* addition to your new year: Peanut Butter Bourbon Chocolate Cake.  Considering the health benefits of peanut butter, booze, and chocolate (see above), this cake is basically a super hero!

(*Healthy is in the eye of the beholder.  And your internet search terms.)Peanut Butter Bourbon Chocolate Cake combines layers of moist and rich chocolate cake with a craveable peanut butter bourbon frosting. Top the whole thing with ganache and peanut butter cups for the ultimate celebratory dessert!

 

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Breakfast Quesadilla with Chipotle Sour Cream

This Breakfast Quesadilla with Chipotle Sour Cream is just what you need the morning after a really good party – or any morning when you want a cheesy, spicy, Tex-Mex brunch.

This Breakfast Quesadilla with Chipotle Sour Cream is just what you need the morning after a really good party - or any morning when you want a cheesy, spicy, Tex-Mex brunch.CLICK HERE TO JUMP STRAIGHT TO THE RECIPE

Okay okay…you have your New Year’s Eve plans sorted out. You got the apps, dinner, and drinks (champagne, duh) on lock. You think you’re ready to go.

BUT…do you know what you’re eating the morning after??

Aha! That’s where we can help. This Breakfast Quesadilla is the answer to your bottle-poppin’ prayers, bringing together your favorite brunchy, cheesy, slightly-spicy flavors into one dish you can eat with your hands.  You know, in case that fork is too loud clattering against your plate.

This Breakfast Quesadilla with Chipotle Sour Cream is just what you need the morning after a really good party - or any morning when you want a cheesy, spicy, Tex-Mex brunch.

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Crockpot Hot Chocolate

Crockpot Hot Chocolate is the easiest way to make a big batch of everyone’s favorite holiday drink.  Perfect for parties, or any time you want a super rich and creamy cup of chocolate.

Crockpot Hot Chocolate is the easiest way to make a big batch of everyone’s favorite holiday drink. Perfect for parties, or any time you want a super rich and creamy cup of chocolate.

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Now THIS is a hot chocolate to beat all hot chocolates.  Our recipe for Crockpot Hot Chocolate is serious business.  Well, as serious as you can be about chocolate.  Super thick and rich, it could be called “drinking chocolate” or “sipping chocolate,” but we went for the old-fashioned name.  Don’t be fooled.  This is as far from powdered drink mix as you can get.

Personally, I’ve been trying to think how to accurately describe this Crockpot Hot Chocolate — while keeping it clean on our family-friend blog.  So let’s just say if your friend takes a sip of this, you’re going to want to have what she’s having.

Crockpot Hot Chocolate is the easiest way to make a big batch of everyone’s favorite holiday drink. Perfect for parties, or any time you want a super rich and creamy cup of chocolate.

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December Degustabox + Strawberry Jalapeno Bacon Grilled Cheese

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Hello Readers,

This time I’m certain that Degustabox has stepped up their delivery timetable. The latest batch of goodies hit our doorstep the last day of November. But I can’t be too mad about them eagerly delivering food to me. Probably the smart thing to do to beat the holiday rush. In any event, here’s a sampling of the tasty treats they included this month – plus a grilled cheese flavor explosion, AND a coupon for your own Degustabox subscription!  (Just going to point out this would be a perfect gift for the foodie in your life…)

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