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Get Festive With 9 Scrumptious Eggnog Photos


By Cooking Panda

‘Tis the season for a nice, hot cup of eggnog!

Feeling festive over here with our menorah on the mantel and Christmas tree all lit up. ????? . To make things even more holly jolly we've been sipping on some #ebfhealthyholidays approved eggnog which uses almond and coconut milk, egg whites and pure maple syrup. It’s lighter in cals and dairy-free but still SUPER DUPER creamy and just as delicious as real deal nog. You can serve it as a mocktail or get crazy and add a splash of rum or bourbon. ???? Perfect for holiday parties! . Are you an eggnog lover? If not, tag a friend who would love this healthy eggnog! . Recipe made in partnership with @peteandgerrys and is linked in my profile for ya. #ad . . . #eatingbirdfood #healthyholiday #holidayfood #cleaneatingholidays #cleaneating #cleaneats #iifym #healthyliving #eggnog #tiuholidayhustle #fitfoodie #dairyfree #glutenfree #holidayparties #iamwellandgood #greatistyou #fitfoodie #eatright #foodgasm #goodeats #eathealthy #foodsforthought #foodforthought #todayfood #youarewhatyoueat #eeeeeats #eatingwelleats #mindbodygram https://www.eatingbirdfood.com/clean-eating-dairy-free-egg-nog/

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Admittedly, the thick, sometimes boozy drink can be a polarizing one. But love it or hate it, there’s no denying that eggnog is one holiday treat that’s here to stay — so I say embrace it!

Lá vem o @danilogentili com esse troço de novo ???? #Eggnog #ONatalEstáChegando #TheNoite

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Plus, you can’t deny that this looks super tasty:

Angostura Rum & Eggnog with Christmas Vacation playing are getting us ready to finally decorate the tree! ??

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This sophisticated Orange Nog, complete with a whipped egg yolk dollop on top, looks super classy does it not?

My N°005 Spiced Orange Nog brings all the birds to the yard. – To make awkward eye contact through the window. – This ridiculously indulgent #holiday beverage features @teroforma’s 1Pt N°005 Cinnamon Spice Blend, which I used to infuse some zing into a dark #rum. Teroforma’s sleek 1pt infusion bottle makes this process so easy (not to mention so damned good looking). Then I threw in all the usual noggy suspects: eggs, milk, cream, sugar, plus orange zest and orange #liqueur, all topped with a zested whipped dollop of egg whites. Head over to the blog for the full recipe and to see why I think you should be giving these infusion kits to everyone on your #holiday list this year. DO IT. Thank me later. #sponsored . #drinkingwithchickens #teroforma #onepart #1pt #infusion . . . #abmholidayspirit #craftcocktails #gardentoglass #cocktailgarden #imbibe #thirsty #liqpic #eggnog #rumdrinks #thebestdrinkever #happyhour #cocktails #drinks #prettydrinks #food52grams #drinkup #drinkstagram #huffposttaste #buzzfeedanimals #weeklyfluff #chickensofig

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Maybe you’d rather just go with something simple, because sometimes store-bought nog is just what you need …

Or you can get more elaborate and pour it into your favorite festive glass:

You can always switch it up and turn your nog into a latte.

Or a cocktail!

Can’t go wrong with your #bestfriend #eggnog #martinis and #bbqchicken #nachos and ending it with #turtlecheesecake

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Or even cupcakes!


Whether you love eggnog or think you hate it, there’s a good chance you’ll be a believer after you try a really good one. From the traditional fluffy stuff to a vegan or orange-flavored version and even a couple eggnog-inspired desserts, you might just find something delicious in this recipe list.

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Tags: eggnog, foodporn, holiday, Hump Day, Instagram photos
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10 Ways To Spread Holiday Cheer


By Cooking Panda

1) Sock Cozy


  • Holiday socks
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun
  • Directions

    1) Cut sock in half, keeping the festive part for your cozy!

    2) Turn inside out, glue around the bottom of the sock and fold over. Wait until fully dry and voila! A cute, festive cozy.

    2) Salt Shaker Snow Globes


  • Empty salt shakers
  • Salt
  • Mini holiday icing candy
  • Directions

    1) Fill salt shakers halfway full with salt. Use tweezers to place mini candies into salt shaker. 

    3) Reindeer Soda Bottles


  • 6-pack of soda
  • Green pipe cleaners
  • Googly eyes
  • Mini red circles
  • Directions

    1) Wrap pipe cleaners around the top of the soda bottle, so it sticks up like antlers. Add a small piece of pipe cleaner at the top to give the antler horns.

    2) Glue two eyes and a red nose at the bottom of the bottleneck.

    4) Candy Cane Place Card Holders


  • Green or red index cards
  • Candy canes
  • Tape or glue
  • Green or red ribbon
  • Directions

    1) Glue or tape three candy canes together, so they stand up on their own. Tie a piece of ribbon to the top.

    2) Cut out a cool shape from the index cards to write the names on, making sure it’ll fit in the candy candy stand.

    5) Ornament Holder


  • Empty egg carton
  • Ornaments
  • Directions

    1) Want to keep your ornaments safe and organized? Place them in an empty egg carton!

    6) Paint Swatch Ornaments


  • Leftover paint swatches
  • Holiday stencils
  • Ribbon
  • Directions

    1) Trace stencils onto paint swatches and carefully cut out the shapes.

    2) Create a small hole in the top of the ornament, place a ribbon through it and tie to create a loop to hang on your tree!

    7) Craft Kids Presents


  • Thick, plain colored wrapping paper
  • Crayons
  • Tape
  • Directions

    1) Kids trying to open their presents early? Give them something fun to do! Wrap the presents with a sturdy, single colored wrapping paper.

    2) Tape crayons to the front with the instructions for the kids to color the present instead of opening it.

    8) Boozy Hot Chocolate


  • Hot cocoa mix
  • Mini Baileys
  • Directions

    1) Attach a mini bottle of Baileys to your DIY hot cocoa mix for the ultimate holiday present!

    9) Holiday Veggie Tray


  • Vegetable platter
  • Pretzels
  • Directions

    1) Carefully arrange veggies into a tree on a platter, using the pretzels as the tree trunk.

    10) String Cheese Snowmen


  • String cheese
  • Black and orange sharpies
  • Directions

    1) Make your snacks festive by drawing snowmen on string cheese. They’re so cute!

    Tags: Crafts, DIY, hacks, holiday
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    This Valentine’s, Snap A Pic Of Your Food, Not Your Bae


    By Cooking Panda

    Now this is a trend I’m sure we can all get behind!

    With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, plenty of people are preparing for a special day that is made specifically to allow them to honor their significant others.

    But for single folks, a-romantic folks, or folks in relationships who just don’t want to celebrate the holiday for political, personal or other reasons, sometimes seeing all of the love plastered around social media on Valentine’s Day can get a bit grating.

    Here’s the good news, though: Nobody gets tired of checking out delicious looking meals on their social media feeds!

    Right? Right? Or have we been totally annoying all of our Facebook and Instagram friends?

    As it happens, this year food pictures are slated to be more widely circulated around the web on Valentine’s Day than are sappy romantic pictures between couples, according to a study by Co-op, per Metro.

    Apparently, only 8 percent of couples are planning on posting photos of their #bae online on Feb. 14, whereas 20 percent of people are super pumped about posting a drool-worthy food snap instead.

    That definitely makes the holiday media presence more inclusive, considering that even though not all of us are into Valentine’s Day, pretty much everybody needs to eat.

    Additionally, Co-op found that many of the most popular pastimes for couples involve food — we’re talking what you snack on for Netflix and Chill, where you go (out for a romantic dinner), how you show your boo you care (breakfast in bed) and more.

    How are you planning on spending your Valentine’s Day? Are you going out, or staying in?

    But most importantly of all — will you be uploading a sexy food photo to the web? Let us know in the comments!

    Source: Metro / Photo Credit: CandyK.byKarolina/Instagram

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    Ice Cream In December? Yes, Here’s Why (Video)


    By Cooking Panda

    Ice cream in the wintertime? Yes, ice cream always. Though we’d gladly eat the cool dessert at any given moment, we believe that there is a special art to concocting ice cream that is tempting even in the coldest of winters.

    Popular Portland-based ice cream joint Salt & Straw has done just that, swirling the very essence of the holiday season into several rich, complex ice cream flavors that we’d choose over a cup of hot cocoa any day (video below).

    We were able to get behind the counter with Kara Jones, the manager of a Los Angeles location, and sample their wintry December menu. Each bite took us back to cozier times.

    First, we really did trade in our cup of hot cocoa — for a cone of cold peppermint cocoa ice cream, that is. The mint and cocoa base, flavored with peppermint oil, is flecked with slabs of homemade peppermint patties that taste just like a chilly night by the fire. The aromatic peppermint flavor and rich chocolate woke us up and made us feel cozy all at same time.

    Next on the tasting menu was apple brandy & pecan pie, which has the same flavor sensation as if you cut a thick slice of Grandma’s warm pecan pie and topped it with a scoop of melting apple brandy ice cream. Each spoonful of the brandy base has bites of dense pecan pie, and it was so warming that we forgot we were eating something cold.

    After that, Jones insisted we try her favorite: gingerbread cookie dough. With its smooth almond base and molasses-heavy mix-ins, this flavor impresses with varied texture.

    “This one has an almond liqueur and almond spice ice cream base, and then there’s swirls of gingerbread cookie dough and actual gingerbread cookie pieces,” Jones said. “This is my favorite thing ever; it’s like eating a cookie wrapped in cookie dough.”

    Though Salt & Straw’s December menu features many familiar holiday flavors, a few unique ingredients stand out. Among them is fennel, which the shop combines with eggnog for an earthier, nutmeg-rich ice cream. The pudding-like eggnog base is made with egg yolks and lots of nutmeg, and a blend of cinnamon, fennel, star anise, black pepper and cloves gives it an addictive spiced taste.

    “That’s kind of what you would put in a stew: fennel and nutmeg and pepper,” Jones said. “A lot of people who don’t like eggnog like this, so I think people are pleasantly surprised.”

    Last on the list was another surprising flavor: honeyed butter tarts. Before we sampled, we had to learn just what a honeyed butter tart is, and the answer did not disappoint. It’s a buttery pie with a hearty crust, its smooth filling tasting faintly of spices and blissfully interrupted by dried currants. Jones described it as a spiced fruit cake within a pie crust. Generous pieces of the tart are folded into Salt & Straw’s deliciously simple vanilla bean ice cream.

    We tried about eight other year-round flavors, but in honor of the holidays, we ended the afternoon with a cone of fennel five-spiced eggnog and honeyed butter tarts.

    Jones said Salt & Straw’s ice cream is more than just a cool treat on a hot day; it’s a guaranteed delicious way to try something new.

    “It’s ice cream, so it’s going to satisfy your sweet tooth, be a comfort food and make you happy, but it’s still pushing you to try something different,” she said.

    That’ll teach us never to doubt the power that ice cream has to take us back to snuggly times with the family — even in the dead of winter.

    Check out a video of our tasting journey below.

    Photo Credit: Cooking Panda

    Tags: december, dessert, holiday, ice cream, los angeles, salt & straw, salt and straw
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