Posts tagged: holiday
December is the one month every year that I feel like I can truly celebrate gingerbread. I will devour anything gingerbread-related, whether it’s cookies, cakes, or candy. This year, in anticipation of the holiday parties I knew I would be hosting, I decided the ultimate way to enjoy gingerbread would be a cocktail. Genius, right?St. Patrick’s Day is only one week away… Are you ready to start celebrating? These Lucky Charms marshmallow treats are the perfect way to get in the festive Irish mood! Lucky Charms used to be my favorite cereal growing up and I would always pick out just the marshmallows. Now I have discovered the ultimate solution and no longer feel the need to pick out those marshmallows! The answer was so obvious – add more marshmallow deliciousness to the mix!
Let's agree that December, is a month to treat ourselves with nice homemade sweets. There is no better way to say thank you than by giving a little box of cookies prepared with love in your kitchen.
Get your apron on and choose a recipe!
You can easily gift them, carefully sealed in a container. Even though they probably won't last too long, just know that you can store them up to one week in an airtight container. But who am I kidding, the cookies weren't even cooled, and half of the batch was already gone. I had to hide a few to be able to share these cuties with you!
I know the statement "My diet starts next week." very well, I say it month after month. If that's the case for you, you might want to consider this quinoa salad. If not, here are some tasty recipes for you.
If you are baking for a nut-free environment or want to stay classic, you can't go wrong with those shortbread cookies. The warmth of the sugary-buttery mix will make you eat them by the handful.
Classic Shortbread cookies
1 cup of butter, diced
1/2 a cup of sugar
1 cup of flour, sifted
Preparation: - Preheat oven to 370 degrees F. In a bowl, mix the butter, sugar, and flour until it holds together. Refrigerate 15-20 min. Roll the dough out half an inch thick. Using a cookie cutter, make squares. Repeat until finished. On a baking sheet, place the shaped cookies. Bake 25 minutes.
Is it cold outside? Are you are in a hot chocolate and marshmallows kind of mood? No problem, we got you covered with those oh so addictive almond-chocolate shortbread bites. Don't try to control yourself in front of those, you can't. They are a buttery treat with the perfect balance of chocolate and almond, plus a sweet touch of marshmallow. Irresistible.
'Hot chocolate cookie', almond-chocolate and marshmallow
1 cup of flour
1/2 a cup of almond ground
1/4 a cup of sugar
A pinch of salt
2 tablespoon of cocoa powder
1 cup of soft butter, diced
1 egg yolk, medium size
Preparation: - Preheat oven to 325 F. In a bowl, put the flour, ground almond, sugar, salt and cocoa powder. Mixing well, add in the butter, it will be crumbly. Add the egg yolk and continue to mix. Roll into balls and place on cookie sheet. Bake for 20 minutes.
If you want to add a little European twist, with a world-flavored cookie, you'll impress your friends with your pronunciation of Maaantecaos, if you make these delicious cookies! You'll be the Christmas star of the evening... not the one on the tree! You'll love that little orange flavor... Close your eyes, you could be on the street of a little town in Andalucia, where Orange trees make the shadows on the sidewalk...
Spanish Mantecaos (Yield 15)
1 and 1/2 half cups of flour
1/2 cup of sugar
100ml of oil
2 teaspoons of orange blossom water
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
Preparation: - Preheat oven to 370 degrees F. In a bowl, put the flour and the sugar. Mix. Pour the oil and the orange water. Mix well until it holds together. Make little balls of 1.5 inches diameters. Bake 25 minutes or until golden. Decorate with icing sugar and sprinkle with cinnamon on top.
Written and photographed by Melanie from Bon Appét'Eat.There’s something about bread pudding that is so comforting, isn’t there? This bread pudding is made especially more inviting because of the addition of apples and a bourbon caramel sauce. It’s like we packed an entire apple pie into this bread pudding!
Halloween is one of those holidays that's mostly reserved for the kiddos. The dressing up, the trick-or-treating, the running all over the neighborhood like crazy gremlins - you start feeling a little silly about the whole thing as soon as you hit high school. Yea ok, you might be all grown up now. You might not see the fun in picking out a costume or staying out all night at a bar, but that doesn't mean you have to stop celebrating the holiday! Being a grown up means you get to do whatever the hell you want, and this year we wanna celebrate Halloween like the classy AF adults we are. Ditch that store-bought candy and whip up some tasty treats with a little spooky flair. It'll make that whole kids ringing your doorbell every 5 seconds thing SO much easier (or it'll take the edge of you running after your kiddos when they are all on crazy sugar highs). So grab the gang and have a party! Throw on a little Thriller and a witchy hat. Fill up those cocktail glasses and cheers to celebrating the holiday like the unbelievably mature adult you are. Just be sure to serve all of these spooky grown-up Halloween recipes, because that's how you really start adulting so hard.
Spiderweb Cake - Delish
Strawberry Ghosts - Miss Candiquik
Petri Dish Jell-O - Sugar & Cloth
Halloween Candy Bag Caramel Corn - Sauce + Style And for a final treat, try pairing booze with all that leftover candy you have!
The Complete Guide to Pairing Halloween Candy with Booze - Sauce + Style Happy Halloween!
They say that everything is better with bacon and here at Pig of the Month BBQ, y'all know we are inclined to agree with them. ESPECIALLY when it comes to desserts with bacon. That salty, savory taste of bacon goes so perfectly with everything from apples to chocolate, caramel to maple - it's a insane party of flavor that we will stuff our faces with all day, erry day! Now that Thanksgiving is all wrapped up (and we are still a little sad that the leftovers didn't last longer...), it's time to hit that holiday baking and treat making... HARD. We are rounding up all the things that are topping our wishlist to make this holiday season, and a few that we're planning to make for a second (ok more like tenth) time. You really can't argue with a classic like Bacon Bourbon Caramel Stuffed Brownies, you know? So whip out the apron and turn that oven on. It's time to get into that sweater body with alllll the bacon-packed desserts. You can save hitting the gym for your New Year's resolution... ;)
Bacon Bourbon Caramel Stuffed Brownies - Sauce + Style
Cinnamon Bun Bacon Cinnamon Rolls - Sauce + Style
Spicy Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies - Sauce + Style
Slutty Brownies with Candied Bacon - Sauce + Style
Apple Pie with Bacon Lattice - Babble Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes with Dulce de Leche Frosting - Food Network
Bacon Bomb Pie - Wine & Glue
Bourbon Bacon Brittle - Baking the Goods
Chocolate Bacon Bundt Cake - Your Cup of Cake
Chocolate Covered Pretzels with Maple Smoked Bacon Crumbles - Butterlust Maple Bacon & Chocolate Peanut Butter - Keepin’ It Kind
Maple-Bacon Marshmallows - Epicurious Happy baking, piggy fans!
Can you believe we are only a couple weeks away from Christmas?! I don't know about you, but December is flying by. I am deep into the holiday celebrations and with tons of friends and family to give gifts to, I'm starting to get a little overwhelmed.
This year, I decided that all my boozy friends and family need a little homemade touch (and my wallet could honestly use the break too). Instead of buying a ton of gifts, I'm making everyone these adorable DIY Holiday Wine Glasses! I know they might look a little intimidating to make, but they are SO easy. You can just pick up some wine glasses on the cheap (this is where those dollar stores come in handy!), then decorate them any way you like. I love the simple "Cheers" on these glasses, but you can also decorate them with an artistic flair, or even use a longer quote. You can make them personal for everyone you plan to give them to!
INSTRUCTIONS: Decorate the glasses with random dots, lines or whatever pattern you desire (or no pattern at all!).
Print out desired quote or saying on a piece of paper. Using tape, attached the quote to the inside of the wine glass with the text facing out and in the position you desire.
Use a paint pen (one that works on glass!) to trace the quote in your desired color. Let dry completely.
Gift to any of your friends and family - or just keep these darling glasses to yourself to celebrate the holidays with!
*DIY and Photos by Meghan Bassett
We’re back once again to spread that finger-lickin' good holiday cheer…and BBQ sauce from ear to ear 🙂
We’ll be giving away a little something tasty everyday for the next 12 days, so stay tuned on our Facebook page each day for how to enter (and earn bonus entries!)! For our 12 days of Piggymas, we’re sending you: Day 1: A BBQ sauce sampler Day 2: A trio of sweets; Chocolate covered bacon, bacon jam, and bacon salted caramels. Day 3: One snacking sampler full of bacon popcorn, dark chocolate toffee, and jerky. Day 4: 3 pounds of pulled meats; a little pork and a little chicken Day 5: A bacon lovers dream with 3 specialty flavors of bacon Day 6: All the sausage your heart could desire – sent to your door Day 7: A heaping amount of BBQ brisket and baby back ribs…mmm mmm mmmm Day 8: 6lbs of our best selling bacon and sausages Day 9: A holiday ham to enjoy – we’ll do all the cooking Day 10: Ribs!! 6 slabs of the good stuff, delivered just in time for your holiday dinner. Day 11: A mix of all of our best sellers; baby back ribs, pulled pork, BBQ sauce, brisket and bacon! Day 12: One lucky family in need will win a complete holiday meal to make their Christmas wish come true! Look for instructions on how to enter each day on Facebook!
In the dead of winter, all I want to wake up to is something sweet, savory and super easy to make. That's why this Overnight Bacon & Chocolate Chip French Toast fits the bill almost every weekend. It's got sweet french toast, rich dark chocolate and savory bacon which when combined together in a baked up casserole of goodness, will completely blow you away with every single bite.
What I really love about this recipe is that you can easily make it the day or night before. That way when you are groggy in the morning, reaching for your cup of coffee, all you have to worry about is setting the oven and placing the baking dish in there. By the time you feel awake, you'll be sitting down to a heaping, gooey portion of this deliciousness...
It's perfect for the holidays, especially when you have family staying with you and the chaos of Christmas morning! However this recipe can keep you going and going throughout the cold months that are still ahead of us, so don't go only making it once ;) Happy holidays everyone! Enjoy the long weekend!
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INSTRUCTIONS: Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Add half of the cubed bread to the pan and top it with half of the chopped bacon and chocolate chips. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, salt, cinnamon and cloves. Pour mixture over bread evenly to coat everything. Cover and refrigerate overnight. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake uncovered for 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown and the center is set. Top with powdered sugar and serve immediately.
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*Recipe, video and photos by Meghan Bassett