Categories Archives: Holiday

Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Cider

INGREDIENTS 1 (64-oz) bottle Ocean Spray Cran-Apple Juice 2 cinnamon sticks 5 whole cloves 2 star anise pods Apple slices, I use Gala ½ cup fresh cranberries INSTRUCTIONS Add everything to a 4 quart or larger slow cooker. Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 hours or until heated. Serve and enjoy! *Recipe courtesy of https://www.themagicalslowcooker.com/slow-cooker-cranberry-apple-cider/

Rosemary Dinner Rolls

Ingredients 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast 1/2 cup warm water , 110 degrees 3 Tbsp sugar , divided 3/4 cup milk , warmed to about 80 degrees 1 large egg 3 Tbsp unsalted butter , softened 3 1/2 Tbsp chopped fresh rosemary 1 1/2 tsp salt 1 Tbsp whisked egg , for brushing rolls 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour , then more as needed Good quality extra-virgin olive oil and freshly ground black pepper Instructions In the bowl of [...]read moreRosemary Dinner Rolls

Classic Kid-Friendly Halloween Movies

THE ADDAMS FAMILY That creepy, gothic, Addams family is up to their normal hijinks. Not technically a Halloween movie, but October seems fitting for a family that has a severed hand for a maid. CASPER Kat and her father move into an old abandoned mansion which ends up being inhabited by 4 ghosts, one of which [...]read moreClassic Kid-Friendly Halloween Movies

Valentine’s Day Breakfast with Hearts and Roses from Health Starts in the Kitchen

All the supplies you’ll need for this cuteness overload are conveniently listed/linked in the recipe below. Valentine’s Day Breakfast with Heart Omelets & Bacon Roses This recipe is written to make 2 breakfasts. Ingredients Baked Heart Omelets avocado oil spray 4 silicone cupcake hearts 1/2cup finely diced omelet veggies(onion, pepper, mushroom, etc) 1tablespoon butter or [...]read moreValentine’s Day Breakfast with Hearts and Roses from Health Starts in the Kitchen

15 New Year’s Eve Snack for Kids!

15 New Years Eve Snacks for Kids For a healthy but awesome treat, make fruit rockets with grapes and berries. via Eats Amazing. Countdown with these yummy Oreo cookie clocks. If there is an Oreo involved, I’m in! via Pint-Sized Baker. These crescent dippers are easily shaped into the numbers of the new year. What a fun snack! via Pillsbury. [...]read more15 New Year’s Eve Snack for Kids!

Fun Ways to Celebrate New Years Eve with the Kids!

Noon Year’s Eve Do you have little ones who can’t even make it to 8 p.m., let alone midnight? That’s what Noon Year’s Eve is for! Grab the kiddos and start the party at 11 a.m. complete with hats, sparkling cider and all the New Year’s flash! When the clock strikes 11:59 a.m., countdown to noon [...]read moreFun Ways to Celebrate New Years Eve with the Kids!

Gingerbread & Berry Trifle

Gingerbread & Berry Trifle Dessert INGREDIENTS: 4 cups milk 1 cup white chocolate, coarsely chopped 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste 8 egg yolks 1 cup sugar 1/3 cup cornflour 1/4 cup plain flour 1-1/4 cup thickened cream 1 ginger cake loaf or madeira cake, trimmed, thinly sliced 1/4 cup coffee liqueur or butterscotch schnapps (optional) [...]read moreGingerbread & Berry Trifle

Prime Rib with Garlic Butter

Our family made this prime rib roast last year for Christmas and it was SOOOO DELICIOUS! If you’re still looking for the perfect holiday meal to fill your family this season, take a peek at this!!   INGREDIENTS Servings: 7-9 1 cup butter, softened 7 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, finely chopped 2 [...]read morePrime Rib with Garlic Butter

Slow Cooker Gingerbread Oatmeal

Slow Cooker Gingerbread Oatmeal! A holiday favorite. INGREDIENTS: 2 cups uncooked steel cut oats (don’t use quick-cooking or old-fashioned rolled oats because they will get too mushy) ½ teaspoon salt (or more, to taste) 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon ginger 1 teaspoon nutmeg ½ teaspoon cloves ½ teaspoon allspice 8 cups water ¼ cup molasses [...]read moreSlow Cooker Gingerbread Oatmeal

M&M Marshmallow Dream Bars

These tasty treats are simple to make and DELICIOUS to devour! Watch the video below…