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‘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!

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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!

Scrumptious!

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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10 Ways To Spread Holiday Cheer

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1) Sock Cozy

Materials

  • 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

    Materials

  • 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

    Materials

  • 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

    Materials

  • 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

    Materials

  • 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

    Materials

  • 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

    Materials

  • 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

    Materials

  • 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

    Materials

  • 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

    Materials

  • String cheese
  • Black and orange sharpies
  • Directions

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

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    This Valentine’s, Snap A Pic Of Your Food, Not Your Bae

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    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)

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    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.

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    The Ultimate Holiday Shopping List for a Trader Joe’s Lover

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    Giving is great and all, but it’s common knowledge that festive foods put the “Wonder” in “Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” The holidays are nigh, everyone. The chilled wind dances with a rare cheer, smiling cheeks are rosy with merriment and out wafts from chimneys the smell of chestnuts roasting on an open fire. 

    Trader Joe’s does not underestimate the power of snack, food and drink to make any holiday party the most joyful night of the season. Below, find the ultimate shopping list for the most excellent of gleeful gatherings — TJ’s style.

    Fuel For The Day

    Gingerbread Oat Bars

    It’s ideal to think that holiday cheer lies aplenty within us all, but throwing a soiree is no easy task for a host. As you rush through the house, whipping cream and hanging lights, take a moment to savor a gingerbread oat bar. The ginger-rich gluten-free treats will satiate you with almond butter, flax seed and oat flour. They’re just 140 calories a pop, so your soon-to-transpire feasting is still well deserved.

    Drinks

    Michael Buble is blasting, lights are twinkling and guests are pouring in. Now it’s time for libations. 

    Chocolate Peppermint Almond Beverage

    Serve this to dairy-sensitive partygoers chilled, warmed or even blended with ice and banana for a beverage nearly as fluffy as the fallen snow. 

    Egg Nog

    Fill friends’ cups with the holiday season’s dreamiest drink, and add a splash of rum when no one is looking. TJ’s nog even comes in a light version with 40 percent fewer calories.

    Ginger Brew

    Use this brew for Moscow Mules that will make even the truest ginger junkies grin.

    Winter Wassail

    This sweet punch sings notes of black currant, apple and lemon and whispers hints of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and orange peel — to name a few. TJ’s suggests serving it warm in a great big mug with a cinnamon stick garnish, or steaming after a simmer session with red wine on the stovetop. 

    Small Bites

    Your guests each have one hand busy with a drink. Now bequeath unto them other offerings from appetizer trays. Think cheese plates and hors d’oeuvres. They’re the types of bites you might see at the grandest yuletide ball, but all you need do is buy, heat and plate. Now that’s a party.

    Fromage Pave

    A unique ultrafiltration process renders this cheese a rich and buttery triple-creme delight. Be fair and warn guests that they may faint from elation after the daintiest taste.

    Baked Lemon Ricotta Cheese

    Admittedly, this could count as a dessert. But it’s wintertime, so let’s classify it as a necessary prerequisite to an elaborate feast. How does it work? Standard cheese ingredients get cozy with a mix of lemon and sugar, the curd is baked at low temperatures and the final cooled treat resembles a lemon cheesecake. 

    Salami Trio

    Cheese looks gorgeous on crackers and baguette, but looks aren’t everything; it could feel lonely without company. Consider cheese’s feelings and give it the gift of friendship — better known as salami. This trio comes in fennel, chorizo and herbes de Provence varieties.

    Pistachio & Pomegranate Crisps

    These crunchy crisps will make the perfect cheese-mobile. Studded with appropriately red and green pomegranate and pistachio bits, the crackers will transport guests to better days.

    Nuts & Fruits & Honey

    Despite its uncanny resemblance to tableside decor, this is not a gorgeous lava lamp made of food. Rather, it is a beautifully edible marriage of nuts, dried figs, coconut, seeds, honey and bee pollen. Stick a spoon into it and lay it on the cheese platter, or save a jar for your best foodie friend’s stocking.

    Roasted Onion & Garlic Jam

    Trader Joe’s attests that this savory jam — the product of slowly simmered garlic, onions, balsamic vinegar and herbs — pairs flawlessly with the aforementioned fromage pave, but keep it around as an addition for the main dishes, too.

    Cocktail Stirrers

    Fancy-fy any cocktail in no time with stirrers stacked with all of the following goodies: gherkin pickles (gherkin … that’s fun to say), baby onions, green chili peppers, red bell peppers, carrots and olives. You can also add them to the appetizer trays for a briny contrast.

    Bacon Wrapped Dates

    Now it’s time for something a little hotter. Like these, for example: delightful pigs in a blanket for the sophisticated palate. Each bite combines the soft and sweet chewiness of Medjool dates, the creamy tang of California goat cheese and the salty crispiness of apple-smoked bacon. 

    Mini Brie en Croute

    They’ve experienced flavor jubilee from the previous bundle of bliss, and now your guests will be yearning for more. Have them give these a try. They’re bites of smooth brie melted in a puff-pastry blanket. Dip them in your sweet or savory jams for added taste.

     

    Activity

    Ugly Sweater Cookie Kit

    Drinks are flowing, snacks are bountiful and conversations are chipper. Give your guests a break from standing while keeping their hands busy and spirits high — with an ugly sweater cookie kit, of course. Without the fuss of gingerbread construction, the kit packs 10 sugar-cookie sweaters, vests and TJ’s signature Hawaiian shirts. And for decorating purposes, there is icing and a heap of sprinkles.

     

    Big Bites

    Your guests will have had so much fun at this point, they’re sure to be skeptical that the main course could eclipse the previous events. Fret not; TJ’s products assure this part of the evening will be the opposite of a bore. Serve these tasty temptations with something green for good measure.

    Fondue

    Fondue is like the breadbasket — but much, much better. Scatter the dining table with bowls of baguette and brioche bites, plus sticks for spearing, and your guests will be dippin’ ’til they drop. 

    Tamales

    If you’re from the southwest, these might bring back fond memories of the holidays at home (and induce sweet tears of nostalgia). A celebratory staple, these delicate tamales come filled with chicken and green chile, pork and red sauce, and vegetarian cheese and green salsa. They’ll be a welcome addition to the spread. 

    Bacon Wrapped Porchetta Pork Roast

    (No judgment if you had to Google “porchetta.”) This here hearty hunk o’ meat is a pork shoulder rubbed with garlic, sage, oregano, rosemary and a hint of lemon. It’s wrapped in bacon and packaged so it’s ready to be popped into your oven. No need to spray the dining room with fragrance — TJ’s says the roasting porchetta will fill your home with aromas of bacon and porky goodness.

    Stuffed Lobsters

    These Canadian crustaceans are stuffed with more lobster and crab, mayonnaise, celery, bell pepper, lemon juice and garlic. Give each guest a sizeable piece of the lobster, and you can call the meal a holiday surf ‘n’ turf. 

     

    Dessert

    With hearts full and bellies nearly there, it’s time for dessert. Have your guests clear the table, gather ’round the fireplace for a goodhearted gift exchange, and succumb to a proper sugar coma.

    Gingerbread Sticks

    These cookie sticks have the flavor of gingerbread plus the convenience of dip-ability. Hold them like biscotti and have them take a swim in a frothy bath of egg nog. You shan’t regret it.

    Macarons des Fetes

    TJ’s iconic macarons are back for the most festive time of the year, this time in chocolate peppermint, chocolate raspberry, four-spice caramel, pear cinnamon, gingerbread and cappuccino flavors. Since they’re French, now would be a great time to pop open the champagne. Treat yourself.

    Sticky Toffee Pudding

    Have you ever imagined bathing in cake? No? Okay. But if you were to dream of such a thing, it would likely involve this cake. It’s made with lots of butter, sugar and chopped dates, and it oozes with hot toffee sauce — add ice cream or whipped cream, if you’re into that contrasting-temperatures thing, which we are.

    Jingle Jangle Ice Cream

    This ultra-sweet ice cream is abound with the jingliest and jangliest. You know, like chocolate-covered pretzels, peanut butter cups, red candy gems and Joe-Joe’s cookies. It’s best eaten with a ladle for maximum jingle distribution in each bite. 

    Peppermint Joe-Joe’s Ice Cream

    For those who like their ice cream chunky, but not jangly, this is the answer. It’s a swirl of Joe-Joe’s-laden peppermint ice cream and fudge-ribboned vanilla ice cream. Those who say ice cream shouldn’t be eaten in cold weather just haven’t tried this one yet.

     

    Party Favors

    Salty Honey Toffee Milk Chocolate Covered Crackers

    Perhaps you expected the last word in that title to be “cookies,” or even “potato chips.” Crackers, really? But that’s just the thing. The crunchy cracker provides a blank canvas for the flavors of milk chocolate, diced honey toffee and almonds — and an also delightfully unexpected dusting of ground coffee — to shine. Embrace the unusual. Be great.

    Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Cookie Bar

    Your guests will arrive hungry and leave happy — and extra happy if you give them this dark chocolate bar with caramel filling and crumbs of gingerbread cookies.

    Chili Chocolate Collection

    The package comes with a key detailing each piece’s level of spiciness. Get the low down on your friends’ heat tolerance, then hit ’em with a sweet and smoky treat for the road. 

    Crunchy Truffle Trio

    Each velvety chocolate ball is coated with fine flakes of speculoos cookies, caramelized coconut or caramelized pecan. They’re truffles, people, and they’re not to be trifled with. 

    RECOVERY

    You’ve done it, you convivial host! After an ample night’s rest, wake up to the last two treasures from your shopping cart, and take the rest of the day for yourself. 

    Festively Flavored Coffee Cups

    After a long night, what’s your poison? Chocolate mint? Maybe wintry blend? French vanilla, perhaps? You’ll find it here.

    Gelato Filled Panettone

    OK, this could be overkill for a quiet breakfast alone. Whether you indulge solo or keep it in the freezer for when Mom comes to town, this is a traditional Italian cake filled with Italian-style ice cream, wearing a hat of chocolate chips. It’s just begging to be tried at Christmas brunch.

    Happy Holidays, happy shopping, all happy everything!

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    Man Pulls Gun On Starbucks Barista Over Coffee Price

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    We know that people are passionate about caffeine, but this is taking it to such an extreme and unacceptable level!

    The holidays are upon us, and tensions are high. Most of us turn to coffee to give us that much needed energy boost to help us make it through these last few days before we get to take the night off and tuck into a holiday meal with family, friends, alone or with strangers.

    Ray Hunter Shortridge, however, reached a new level of extreme when, after getting into a disagreement over the price of coffee in a Starbucks drive-thru, he allegedly brandished a freaking firearm at the poor barista at the window!

    According to Patch, Shortridge, 59, was booked into the Bartow County Jail and charged with aggravated assault and possession of schedule II drug and drugs not in their original container.

    At around 5:15 p.m. on Nov. 14, an employee recalled the entire scary ordeal to the police who arrived at the scene.

    “Once Mr. Shortridge pulled up to the window, he had an unknown type polished pistol with an unknown gold engraving on the slide in his right hand,” the incident report states. “Mr. Shortridge’s finger was on the trigger and stated that, ‘The price would be $1.50, correct?'”

    How terrifying is that? We wouldn’t want to be the poor barista who had to inform Shortridge that he owed more money, if that were the case!

    However, apparently the employee played it totally cool, and had the nerve to even inform Shortridge that not only was his price estimation one dollar too little (the coffee cost $2.50), but he went so far as to tell Shortridge to “take his finger off the trigger due to a safety concern.”

    We are not worthy! That is so cool!

    “Mr. Shortridge was heard in the recording describing the firearm as a 45 long slide with a 6 inch barrel,” the report states. Shortridge apparently also stated that “the gun was unloaded and the gun would blow him right away.”

    Luckily, Mr. Shortridge was booked into the Bartow County Jail, which must be a relief to the employees, one of whom stated to Patch that this was “not the first incident that Mr. Shortridge has showed up to the window with a firearm at the window.”

    Stay safe this holiday season, everyone!

    Sources: Patch / Photo Credit: Starbucks/Instagram

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    There’s nothing more American than apple pie!

    May 13 is National Apple Pie Day, and we think it’s your patriotic duty to celebrate the occasion by baking one of the most classically delicious desserts out there. Below, we’ve rounded up eight apple pie recipes, from classic to avant-garde. Cut yourself a slice, top it with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream, and take a second to appreciate one of America’s greatest creations.

    1. Classic Apple Pie

    We’ve started out with the time-honored, traditional recipe. After all, there’s a reason it’s a classic!

    2. Salted Caramel Apple Pie

    Think state-fair favorite meets gourmet elegance and kick your pie up a notch by making this salted-caramel version!

    3. Mini Apple Pies

    These mini apple pies are perfect for snacks, bake sales, or your next dinner party!

    4. Healthy Apple Pie

    Just because it’s dessert doesn’t mean that your apple pie has to induce guilt! Save calories and make this healthy version instead!

    5. Apple Pie Overnight Oats

    Another healthy option–this recipe for overnight oats allows you to eat apple pie for breakfast as well as dessert!

    6. Apple Crisp

    While not technically pie, we thought that apple crisp deserved a shout-out as well. As the picture suggests, serve this dish piping hot and smothered in vanilla ice cream.

    7. Bacon Bourbon Apple Pie

    Impress your friends (and your taste buds) with this decadent, innovative twist on apple pie, inspired by two other American staples!

    8. Apple Galette

    Finally, up the ante at your next gathering by making this French take on the American classic. Drizzle with salted caramel to make the recipe your own.

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    It’s no wonder why mug cakes are all the rage. They’re easy to make and fun to eat. Whether you’re craving a spoonful of Nutella or want something to fulfill your Holiday cocoa craving, there’s a mug cake recipe for you. The best part is that you can make all of these recipes in under 5 minutes.

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    Mashed potatoes are a staple of Thanksgiving dinner. This year, make your mashed potatoes as special as the day! These recipes are guaranteed to have your guests asking for seconds. Make sure to whip up some extra just in case.

    1. Crock-Pot Double Mashed Potatoes

    Recipe from Chelsea’s Messy Apron

    2. Fried Mashed Potato Balls

    Recipe by GatherForBread.com.

    3. Brown Butter and Kale Mashed Potatoes

    Recipe from the Wright Family Table.

    4. Buffalo Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes

    Recipe by Whitney Bond.

    5. Hazelnut Mashed Potatoes

    Recipe from Petit World Citizen.

    6. Garlic and Dill Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

    Recipe from FoodFitnessFreshAir.com

    7. Cream Cheese, Bacon, and Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes

    Recipe by The Gold Lining Girl

    8. Slow Cooker Creamy Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes

    Recipe from Nomingthrulife.com

    9. Maple Bourbon Mashed Sweet Potatoes

    Recipe by The Roasted Root

    10. Browned Butter Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes

    Recipe from The Kitchen McCabe.

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    10 Delicious Holiday Mug Cakes

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    By Cooking Panda

    Mug cakes are a fun way to give unexpected holiday gifts or enjoy a treat for yourself. The best part? You can make most of them in the microwave. Easy! Whether you’re looking for a gluten-free option or craving pumpkin spice, mug cakes can hit the spot.

    1. Chocolate Cherry Mug Cake

    Recipe from Life Made Sweeter

    2. Pineapple Upside-Down Cake with Cranberries

    Recipe from Briana Thomas

    3. Peppermint Swirl Mug Cake

    Recipe from Kirbie’s Cravings.

    4. Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake

    Recipe by Buzzfeed Food

    5. White Chocolate and Cranberry Mug Cake

    Recipe from The Hungry Hedgehog

    6. Gluten Free Cocoa and Banana Mug Cake

    Recipe from Buzzfeed Life

    7. Single Serving Apple Crisp

    Recipe from Pinch of Yum

    8. Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake

    Recipe by Kirbie’s Cravings

    9. 5-Minute Molten Lava Mug Cake

    Recipe by Half Baked Harvest

    10. Snickerdoodle Mug Cake

    Recipe from Five Heart Home

    Tags: food, holiday, microwave recipes, mug cakes
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