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Boozy Irish Coffee Milkshakes

Boozy Irish Coffee Milkshakes

At our favorite Irish pub here in town, they serve an Irish coffee that is the stuff that warms the soul on a cold winter day. Dark, rich coffee steaming hot with big splashes of whiskey and Irish cream. Topped with whipped cream and a little dusting of cinnamon, it’s basically dessert meets cocktail meets some kind of heaven. Is Ireland heaven after all? It may just be, friends, it may just be. Today I’m serving up a frothy, thick …

17 St. Patrick’s Day Desserts Made with Lucky Charms

17 St. Patrick’s Day Desserts Made with Lucky Charms

Friends, it’s St. Patrick’s Day week! In addition to making this super cute DIY sequin shamrock shirt to sport the requisite green come Friday, you should also probably consider eating an overload of Lucky Charms. Because it seems like everyone else is doing it, so why not us? In all seriousness though, I kind of love this trend of adding Lucky Charms to basically any and everything to create the most festive of St. Patrick’s Day desserts and treats. Sometimes …

Gingerberry Sparkler

Gingerberry Sparkler

This super pretty gingerberry sparkler is a cocktail that I made over the holidays and shared over on Inspired By This. I had fully intended to share the post then, but if you recall that was right about the time that I came down with the first wave of the death plague that decided to hang around for nearly a month and it just never happened. That said, this cocktail would make the perfect bubbly concoction for sipping while you’re …

Cheesy Broccoli Cornbread

Cheesy Broccoli Cornbread

It’s Monday! And Monday calls for this really delicious cornbread recipe. At least, this Monday does. In all seriousness, this cornbread is incredible. One of my BFFs made her version of this recipe for our chili cook-off Super Bowl party a few weeks ago and it was a huge hit, so naturally I had to give my hand a try at giving it my own twist and serving it up for you guys. This is easy enough to bake to …

Crunchy Veggie Taco Cups

Crunchy Veggie Taco Cups

I’m pretty sure most people will agree that one of the best parts about the Super Bowl is the food! Now, I’ll be so bold as to say that these crunchy veggie taco cups are one of the best Super Bowl appetizers going. They’re a cinch to make and they are so so tasty. They’re made with wonton wraps (which I buy pre-made at the grocery store) and a vegetarian refried bean filling that is crazy delicious. You could definitely add …

A New Year’s Day Bloody Mary Bar

A New Year’s Day Bloody Mary Bar

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In our town going out for Bloody Marys is a longstanding New Year’s Day tradition to the point where some folks skip New Year’s Eve festivities entirely in order to better partake in the Bloody Marys. Inspired by that tradition, today I’ve teamed up with my friends at Dr. Oetker Virtuoso Pizza (formerly Dr. Oetker Ristorante Pizza) to create this epic Bloody …

Gingerbread White Russian

Gingerbread White Russian

For me a white Russian is a special treat. They aren’t something I drink often, but for some reason they seem particularly appropriate as a Christmas cocktail to me. A couple of years ago I made these salted caramel white Russians that were a hit so this year I wanted to play on the classic recipe again, this time with a gingerbread white Russian! This recipe is seriously crazy good. It’s the combination of all the parts like the chocolate …

DIY Glitter Confetti Ornaments

DIY Glitter Confetti Ornaments

I’ve mentioned before that I love crafting this time of year more than other. Maybe it’s the excuse to go all out with gold leaf and confetti and glitter? That may very well have a little or a lot to do with it, admittedly. Specifically, creating really pretty homemade ornaments feels like it’s becoming a bit of an obsession. The painted gold leaf ornaments I made last year are some of my favorite ornaments on our tree and, coincidentally, the …

DIY Family Photo Wall Hanging

DIY Family Photo Wall Hanging

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I always love giving photo gifts for Christmas, especially to my parents, siblings and close friends. This year I wanted to find a really special way to make use of the many amazing images that were captured throughout the last twelve months, instead of just texting them to people or sharing them on Facebook with family. Emerson had so many exciting …

DIY Gilded Photo Ornaments

DIY Gilded Photo Ornaments

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On the tree at my dad’s house, there are four old ornaments all bearing the faces, names and birth year of my siblings and I. As an adult I’ve grown to love those ornaments more than any others from my childhood, and every Christmas morning to this day my sister and I find so much joy in reveling over our tiny little faces. This …

HOHOXO Printable Christmas Gift Tags

HOHOXO Printable Christmas Gift Tags

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You saw a little sneak peek of these printable Christmas gift tags when I shared my homemade Irish cream recipe and my favorite Christmas chocolate bark recipes, too! Today I wanted to share a few more of the tags in the set so you could see just how cute the designs are that my sweet friend Erika Firm created just for you. Then click here to download them as PDF, print, trim and use them on all your gifts this …

DIY Gold Leaf Star Ornaments

DIY Gold Leaf Star Ornaments

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Decorating the tree is undoubtedly one of my favorite parts of the holiday season each year. As a kid I loved helping my mom unwrap all the ornaments while my dad strung the lights. Oftentimes my grandparents would come over and hang out while we were working away, and to this day there is just something about the tree trimming …