Thursday, December 13, 2018

Chocolate Raspberry Martini #ImprovCookingChallenge

A swirl of chocolate in the glass followed by a combination of Raspberry Vodka and dark Creme de Cocoa is the perfect after dinner drink.


Cheers!!  I am joining in with the Improv Cooking Challenge crew as we create recipes containing Chocolate and Raspberry.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Piernik (Polish Gingerbread) #EattheWorld #BakingBloggers

Rich, dark gingerbread passed down through generations in Polish families.  A perfect Christmas treat.


This is what you get when Baking Bloggers asks for Gingerbread and Eat the World visits Poland.....

Sunday, December 9, 2018

The Santa Party and the Weekly Menu

Today we hosted our Annual Santa Party.  We started this tradition years ago when all the grands were just babies.  Now they are mostly teens and tweens with a couple of youngsters in the mix. 



It is my favorite party of the season each and every year........

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Celebrating St. Nicholas Day #WinePW

St. Nicholas Day is celebrated each year on December 6th.  This is a popular holiday in Europe.  They celebrate by leaving small gifts in the shoes of their loved ones.


St. Nick visited our house and left a couple of small gifts for Marissa that she found when she awoke in the morning.  That evening we celebrated with a German feast paired with some wonderful wines provided by Winesellers, Ltd.  

Friday, December 7, 2018

Sour Cream Cut Out Cookies #ChristmasCookies

This post is sponsored on behalf of #ChristmasCookiesWeek. The generous sponsors, YumGoggle, Sprinkle Pop, Silpat and Adams Extracts have provided us with products for recipe creation and a giveaway for our readers. As always, all opinions are my own.  

Tender, simple sugar cookies kept soft with the addition of sour cream. These cookies come together quickly, roll out easily and bake up beautifully.


Today is the final day of Christmas Cookie Week.....

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Peppermint Brownie Bites #ChristmasCookies

This post is sponsored on behalf of #ChristmasCookiesWeek. The generous sponsors, YumGoggle, Sprinkle Pop, Silpat and Adams Extracts have provided us with products for recipe creation and a giveaway for our readers. As always, all opinions are my own.  

Fudge-like, brownie, cookies topped with peppermint icing and a piece of peppermint for the perfect Christmas treat.


Please join me for Day 4 of Christmas Cookies Week........

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Garlic Herb Chicken in Puff Pastry #FoodieExtravaganza

Tender, juicy, chicken breasts slathered in garlic and herbs, topped with spinach and wrapped in golden brown, flaky, puff pastry.  These are easy enough for a weeknight dinner and gorgeous enough to serve at a fancy dinner party.


Join the gang at Foodie Extravaganza as we create with Puff Pastry today........
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