Whipped Feta, The Easiest Last-Minute Appetizer Recipe

The Easiest Last-Minute Appetizer Recipe, Whipped Feta with pita chips and vegetable crudite for an easy dish to bring to a holiday party. Easy appetizer with Greek flavor. #greekfood #feta #appetizer #easyrecipe #recipe #easyappetizer

Christmas realllly snuck up on me this year. I can’t believe that it’s next Wednesday. MEEP. Usually for the holidays, each member of Sean’s family brings a dish for a Christmas Eve meal. Greek pastries have been my go-to for the past few years, but I wanna change things up. One appetizer I am definitely planning to bring is this whipped feta. It’s so easy to make, especially at the last-minute. Looking for something to bring for a holiday party? This recipe is it!

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Italian Style Mulled Wine Recipe

Toast to Good Health with My Italian Style Mulled Wine Recipe aka Vin Brule! Easy mulled wine cocktail, batch cocktail for entertaining holiday guests. Made with vanilla, red wine, spices, orange zest & more #cocktailrecipe #cocktail #mulledwine #spicedwine #italianmulledwine #winecocktail #holidaycocktail #holiday #christmas #christmascocktail #vinbrule

I think by now we all know that I’m obsessed with all things Italian, right? After two summers spent wandering Italy, I’ve fallen hard for this beautiful, vibrant, quirky culture. There are sooo many things that Italians do very, very well: food, wine, design… but today I want focus on cocktails! The holidays are the perfect time for mulled wine, but I wanted to put a special twist on it and instead share an Italian style mulled wine recipe called Vin Brulè. It’s so tasty!

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Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt Recipe

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt Recipe. The best chocolate chip cookie recipe for the annual Blog Hop Cookie Swap! For even more holiday cookie recipes, be sure to check out everyone else participating on jojotastic.com! #christmascookies #cookieswap #cookierecipe #chocolatechipcookies #chocolatecookies #cookies #seasalt

Is there anything better than the perfect chocolate chip cookie? The only appropriate answer to that question is HELL NO. Thanks to our finished kitchen, all I wanna do these days is bake… which also means I’ve been sloooowly perfecting this recipe for chewy chocolate chip cookies. Today is also the Blog Hop Cookie Swap, so I teamed up with 14 other bloggers to share our favorite cookie recipes today! Last year I shared a more complicated Greek cookie recipe, so this time I’m switching it up with a tried and true classic.

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A Winter Pavlova Recipe, Perfect for Impressing Holiday Guests

Winter Pavlova with Tangerine Curd and Salted Pistachios #pavlova #citrus #wintercitrus #tangerine #curd #fruitcurd #pistachios #dessert #meringue #winterdessert

Who else is so excited for citrus season?! Come this time of year, I can pretty much eat my weight in any kind of orange. Meyer lemons? Yes, please! Grapefruit? Yep! Limes? Love ‘em. I could go on and on. Not only is citrus juicy and bright, it can also bring a much needed note of tart acidity to otherwise rich and very sweet desserts. Enter this perfectly balanced and irresistible Winter Pavlova with tangerine curd and salted pistachios. If you’re looking for a special seasonal recipe to bring to a holiday party, this is it!

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4 Classic Holiday Cocktails Every Host Should Know

Make Entertaining a Breeze With These 4 Classic Holiday Cocktails! Classic drink recipes including Manhattan, Gibson, White Russian, and Hot Toddy perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. #cocktails #cocktailrecipe #classiccocktails #gibson #manhattan #whiterussian #hottoddy

Wanna know an easy way to impress holiday guests this season? By mastering a handful of classic holiday cocktails you can whip up in a moment’s notice — with things you already (or should already) have in your bar. Because here’s the thing when it comes to the holidays: you already have enough on your plate without monkeying around with specialty drinks that require an extra 25 ingredients. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE a fancy, festive drink, and have spent plenty of time infusing spirits, concocting simple syrups, aging shrubs, and mixing up punches. But nothing tops the cool factor of serving up a classic drink like it ain’t no thing.

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12 Delicious Thanksgiving Recipes We Swear By

12 Delicious Thanksgiving Recipes We Swear By! Recipes including cheese board, potato gratin, winter kale salad, an apple galette, and more! #recipes #holidayrecipes #thanksgiving #holiday #holidayrecipes #christmas #thanksgiving #thanksgivingdinner #hanksgivingdinnerideas #turkeyrecipe #turkeydinner #sidedish #holidaydessert

I cannot believe Thanksgiving is only two weeks away! If you’re like me, you’re still planning your dinner menu and looking for a few new recipes to wow your friends and family. To make your planning easier, I rounded up some of our favorite Thanksgiving recipes from the blog archives. There are SO many delicious appetizers, side dishes, and desserts. Truth be told, it was quite difficult to choose only 12 recipes — so if you’re looking for more, there are plenty of other Thanksgiving recipe ideas to choose from here!

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Chai-Poached Pears with Spiced Hazelnut Oat Crumble and Caramel Sauce Recipe

Chai-Poached Pears with Spiced Hazelnut Oat Crumble and Caramel Sauce Recipe. Delicious and shockingly easy dessert recipe for fall, Thanksgiving, or holiday parties! #pears #poachedpears #fall #autumn #thanksgiving #dessert #caramelsauce #chai #chaispiced #oatcrumble #hazelnuts

Pears are such an underrated fruit, don’t you think? Apples seem to get all the glory. Don’t get me wrong, I love a crisp, tart apple. But pears are creamy, juicy, sweet, and tart all at once. They are so versatile, too. I love just snacking on slices all by their lonesome or with a slice of cheese, roasted and caramelized, and my new favorite: poached. They are delicately simmered in a flavorful liquid until tender and spoonable. These chai-poached pears with spiced hazelnut oat crumble and caramel sauce are next-level good.

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