Holiday Cocktail: Sinfully Delicious Yule Nog

As the temperature drops and with the holiday season in full swing, there is no better way to celebrate than with a traditional festive beverage. Eggnog, a spiked mixture of egg yolk and milk, has been around for centuries and is often enjoyed around Christmas time. In the American North it is mixed with coffee or rum, a technique brought to the Northern coastal states … Continue reading Holiday Cocktail: Sinfully Delicious Yule Nog

Dazzling Dessert Ideas for the Holiday Season

Eggnog, gingerbread and peppermint flavors are on the menu this holiday season. Christmas may come once a year, but there are 25 days in December to get your holiday flavor fix. Incorporate festive tastes like eggnog, gingerbread and peppermint into everything from breakfast dishes to DIY gifts, scrumptious syrups and sips with recipes created and inspired by McCormick Kitchens “We do a lot of celebrating – … Continue reading Dazzling Dessert Ideas for the Holiday Season

Stress Free Entertaining this Holiday Season

Can you really be stress free for the holiday season? While there are many variables that can add tension to Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner, meal preparation doesn’t have to be one of them. Taking care of a few items before you head to sleep Wednesday night will save you some time and cleanup on Thanksgiving day. Consider handling the following tasks and remember the cardinal rule; … Continue reading Stress Free Entertaining this Holiday Season

Dazzling Holiday Desserts: Slow Cooker Pumpkin Cake with Caramel Sauce

Finish your holiday feast with the grand finale of all desserts – a moist, pumpkin cake base, studded with chocolate chips and topped with a sticky caramel sauce. It all comes together in your slow cooker, saving time, effort and oven space. Scoop baked cake into individual ramekins and top with whipped cream for a fancy, single-serving of indulgence. This week, McCormick Kitchens sent a … Continue reading Dazzling Holiday Desserts: Slow Cooker Pumpkin Cake with Caramel Sauce

Chef Jeff Anderson’s Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Pumpkin Spice Whipped Cream

The day before Thanksgiving is hands down, the busiest day in the kitchen. Anything that be made ahead of time is created in 36 hours before family and friends and sit down to dine together. Pies, cookies, desserts, croutons for stuffing are made and before I go to bed Wednesday evening, potatoes are peeled and chilled overnight. Here is a simple list from Albertsons and Safeway Executive … Continue reading Chef Jeff Anderson’s Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Pumpkin Spice Whipped Cream

Food Network’s Spirited Candy Corn Cocktail

When planning the neighborhood Monster Bash that really knocks your guests socks off,. it’s important to have a bit of variety. The ultimate Halloween Soiree takes more concentration and time than a simple dinner party.  Visualizations and decor  need to be considered, costumes and sound effects and music. When planning appetizers, cuisine and beverages, the cocktails really take some thought and planning as they are usually out of … Continue reading Food Network’s Spirited Candy Corn Cocktail

Captivating Santa Margherita Cocktails Unveiled at She Shed Event

Last month, Santa Margherita unveiled its eco-friendly She Shed, designed by artist and blogger, Justina Blakeney at the Mar Vista Art Department in Los Angeles, CA. Throughout the night, guests enjoyed refreshing Santa Margherita cocktails (recipes below), including a Pomegranate Sparkler, Bitter Amore’, Sparkling Rosemary Cocktail and Rosé All Day. Santa Margherita provided the recipes below so you can taste these tempting libations at home. … Continue reading Captivating Santa Margherita Cocktails Unveiled at She Shed Event

Warm up chilly nights with Orange Mulled Whiskey Cider

Now that the air is cool and crisp, we enjoy welcoming colder temperatures with toasty beverages to chase away the chill. Nielsen Massey Vanilla’s Pure Orange Extract adds a zesty twist to classic hot beverage recipes. Pure Orange Extract’s bright citrus flavor lightly balances the luxurious depth of chocolate and softly complements other citrus flavors like lemon. Warm those chilly hands this October with these pleasantly hot drink ideas and … Continue reading Warm up chilly nights with Orange Mulled Whiskey Cider