I don’t know about you guys, but the holidays did a number on my healthy eating routine! I’ve found myself digging back through the blog archives to pull up past recipes with lots of yummy and (most importantly) healthy ingredients. These salads, infused waters, and even a burger will help you stay on track with those resolutions and fitness goals!
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This will be my first year in #mytinybungalow for Christmas and I want to start some new traditions. A luxurious, delicious breakfast is definitely on my list. Greenpan was kind enough to send a set of their ceramic non-stick pans and I knew this was the perfect opportunity to test them out. I’ve always wanted to make a Dutch baby and simply didn’t realize just how easy it can be. We added another holiday staple, citrus, for an easy, delicious breakfast that’s great for sharing.
I need to interrupt our regularly scheduled gift guides and DIY posts because interior-designer-turned-my-BFF Jessica McCarthy (remember how she made over my living room and dining room via Decorist??) has seriously blown my damn mind. A few days ago, she texted me a photo of her mid-century modern gingerbread house and I begged her to send instructions so I could share with you guys!
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I’m not much of a dessert eater, but when I am in the mood, I indulge… especially now that it’s officially the holiday season! Tiramisu is one of my favorites and I felt like the creamy, espresso flavors would translate nicely into a cocktail. This way, I can combine my dessert and my cocktail! I especially love this recipe for entertaining because you can make the coffee and coconut cream ahead of time, then assemble the drinks as your guests are ready.
There’s a bar here in my neighborhood that serves Sean’s favorite drink. Called a Tapatio Mustache, it consists of a shot of chili infused tequila poured into the neck of a Pacifico beer. It’s pretty straightforward, but he absolutely loves it… which got me thinking. Wouldn’t infused liquor make a great gift? So we whipped up 3 recipes for infused liquors: Orange + Pomegranate Infused Vodka, Habanero Infused Mezcal, and Pie Spice Infused Rum. Also, Becky from Chipper Things was kind enough to hand letter cute gift tags for each one!
I’m one of those people who prefers to celebrate Christmas after Thanksgiving. I’m not really sure why, but I think some of it goes back to when I used to work for Nordstrom, a company that doesn’t display their Christmas decor until the day after Thanksgiving as a tradition. I always understood that sentiment and have incorporated it into how I celebrate the season.
That being said… when it’s time to celebrate Christmas… it’s ON. I’m so excited to share this Hot Buttered Rum cocktail with you guys. It’s the perfect sipper for entertaining because it covers all the bases, especially for all those picky eaters and people with allergies because it’s dairy free and gluten free! It’s also just a really lovely, cozy cocktail if you’re snuggling with your boo on the couch and watching Love Actually.
If I have one bad habit (ha-ha, only one?), it’s waiting ’til the very last minute for anything. Not exactly the best habit, especially with Thanksgiving just days away! Today I’ve partnered with American Express to share my quick, easy, and epic last-minute appetizer to bring to Friendsgiving. I reached out to my friend and recipe guru Claire to whip up this delicious Warm Cheese Bites recipe — then she took it to the next level by suggesting a red pepper jelly. You guys…this jelly really takes it to a totally new place. That fiery kick is the perfect pairing with the flaky puff pastry, melty cheese, and bits of ham.