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Holiday Round Up: 8 Seasonal Cocktails

Posted in Lifestyle
on November 22, 2017

‘Tis the season for all the delicious food, desserts and alcoholic beverages. To be honest, I’ve been feeling festive and getting in the holiday spirit, so I’m excited to start sharing some tasty treats you can whip up for all your holiday parties now through New Year’s Eve! Wether you’re looking for a drink to make on a cozy night in with friends watching holiday movies, or you’re celebrating the festivities with your entire family, I’m sure there is a drink recipe you’ll fall in love with on this list!

1| Cranberry Mule

I’m all about the cranberry-flavored drinks during the holiday season, so when I’m searching Pinterest and I’m looking to make an fun, festive drink—mules are the first drink that pop into my head. You can enjoy this refreshing, seasonal drink after Thanksgiving, or during a work holiday party.

2| Blackberry Ombre Sparkler 

Sometimes, I find myself interested in a drink recipe simply because of how gorgeous and Instagram-worthy that drink looks. I know, call me basic, but there’s nothing wrong with wanting to create a fun drink that’s also stunning. All you’ll need are some blackberries, champagne, sugar, rosemary, and water to make this cocktail!

3| Vanilla Cranberry Mimosa 

Is it REALLY the holiday season if you’re not making mimosas regularly? To me, these are a staple for Sunday brunch during the holidays. I love the additional of the vanilla vodka; and if you’re not into cranberry juice, you can swap it out for orange juice or another juice you enjoy.

4| Christmas Day Punch

If you need a large serving of punch that will taste good to a variety of people, you definitely want to try this recipe. The different fruits, and the mix of vodka and prosecco all create a perfect combination of deliciousness and festiveness on Christmas Day. Trust me, you’re going to want to save this recipe!

5| Boozy Mint Mocha Coffee 

 

Where are my coffee lovers at? Who says that ALL drinks have to be cold cocktails. TBH, I’ll be making this a ton over the next two months because I have a lot of friends that would enjoy this recipe. It’s perfect for a night in watching Hallmark holiday movies. Part hot chocolate, part coffee and a little bit of peppermint schnapps? Yes, please!

6| North Pole Cocktail

For the people who love their Kahlua during the holidays, here is an amazing holiday drink recipe for you. This drink is the ultimate “Drink Goals” for a night with friends. I will say that it’s definitely a heavy drink, so if that isn’t your style—I wouldn’t recommend this. TBH I’m looking to make it simply for the photos.

7| Christmas Sangria

The tried and true drink recipe that has always remained a favorite. Wether you’re enjoying this with the entire family, or treating yourself to a fun, festive mix—sangria has never failed us during the holidays. If you’re looking for a crowd pleasure to bring to your next gathering, consider this being your first pick! It won’t disappoint.

8| Spiced Winter Mojito 

Mojitos in November and December? Yes, please! If you’re looking for a new recipe that you probably haven’t tried yet, make this the one cocktail you try this holiday season. A little bit of rum have never hurt anyone, and you can rest easily knowing this will be loved by the guys and gals at your holiday festivities!

What cocktails are you excited to make this holiday season? What is your go-to drink recipe to make during the holidays for parties, or a girl’s night in? Make sure to share in the comments below!

 

10 Pumpkin Recipes to Try for Fall

Posted in Lifestyle
on October 12, 2016

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We’re in full-on fall mode here in Pennsylvania, and I couldn’t be more happy about it! Today, I’m hoping to send a little bliss to your life by sharing some easy, amazing pumpkin [desserts] recipes you can make for fall. Whether you’re going to a party, or dinner with friends—you’ll have a delicious dessert to contribute to the cause. Here are my top 10 pumpkin recipes for Autumn:

1| Pumpkin Sugar Cookies from CakesCottage

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If you want an easy, go-to pumpkin cookie recipe, try this one from CakesCottage.com! The icings pairs perfectly with the pumpkin cookies.


2| Pumpkin Cheesecake from SpendWithPennies

You guys know that cheesecake and pumpkin pie are two of my favorite desserts. So this is basically the best of both worlds with one recipe.


3| Pumpkin Muffins from TheNoviceChefBlog

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I’m all about pumpkin muffins regardless of the time of year. When I stumbled across this recipes with the cream cheese swirl—I went to the kitchen immediately.


4| Pumpkin Bread form TheDomesticRebel

This bread sounds and looks absolutely incredible. What drew me to the recipe is the brown butter maple icing. Now that sounds amazing for a fall day!


5| Pumpkin Donuts from BakerByNature

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I love that this includes a vegan and non-vegan version. It’s awesome to have a recipe offered for those with diet restrictions. Everyone deserve to enjoy this delicious treat!


6| Pumpkin Waffles from Number2Pencil

I’m all about breakfast food for anytime of the day. So naturally, I was pumped up to find this pumpkin recipe. I’ll be making these over the weekend for Josh and me.


7| Pumpkin Cobbler from CreationsByKara

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SO. MUCH. PUMPKIN. The addition to walnuts and pecans to this recipe makes it dynamite. If you love cobblers, this is the recipe you’ll want to save as soon as possible.


8| Pumpkin Roll from GimmieSomeOven

This is one of my favorite fall desserts because it’s a combination of cheesecake, cake, and fall deliciousness all in one roll. This is a must-make recipe for the season.


9| Pumpkin Streusel Bars from ChelseasMessyApron

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Does anyone else remember the streusel cakes from their childhood? This reminds me of them, but they also have a caramel, cheesecake flavor added to it.


10| Pumpkin Casserole from LittleSpiceJar

Can we talk about how this is a pumpkin, french toast casserole and YOU can make it with little stress? I love that this is an easy recipe you can make quickly for a dinner, party, etc.


What recipe is your favorite from the list? What pumpkin recipes have you been loving for fall? Make sure to leave a comment and link below showing me your favorites!

Ki Signature

 

 

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