Oven Roasted Garlic Parmesan Potatoes

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These are absolutely addicting! I plan on making a double batch next time!

Here is what you will need:

  • 1 1/2 pounds baby red potatoes, cut into quarters
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 2 tbs garlic salt
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Wash potatoes and cut into quarters
  3. Add cut potatoes to a medium bowl and toss in olive oil.
  4. Add garlic salt and Parmesan cheese. Toss until potatoes are well coated.
  5. Place potatoes on cookie sheet lined with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  6. Remove. serve. enjoy 🙂

 

The Twelve Cocktails of Christmas

12-days-ofIt’s almost that wonderful time of year where we get to eat, drink and be merry! Here’s 12 cocktails to add a little extra something special to your festivities.

 

Christmas Tree Cocktails

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These are almost too pretty to drink! Via CountryLiving.com

Christmas Sangria

11ee62b87edde51b3f1dc27a587d07a4Sangria is always a winner at our house! Get the recipe from Cake N’ Knife

Pomegranate Rosemary Sparkler

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How classy of a cocktail is this? Get the recipe at A House in the Hills

Peppermint Chocolate Martini

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Only THREE ingredients needed to make this delectable concoction. Kuddos to Growing Up Gabel on this one!

Cranberry Moscow Mule

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Moscow Mules are ALWAYS a huge hit! I’m pretty sure a dash of cranberry will only up the obsession with this much loved beverage. Get the recipe at Blackberry Babe.

 

Jingle Juice

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This is sure to add a little jingle bell rock to any party. Jingle Juice via Baked Bree.

Hot Buttered Rum

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Just saying the name of this drink makes me mouth water. I feel like I might have to put a limit on the number each guest can have or things might get too crazy. But I probably won’t. Get the mixing instructions from The Kitchen is my Playground.

Butterscotch Martini

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A cream soda based cocktail? I’ll take two! Get the recipe at Living Locutro

Apple Pie on the Rocks

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Nothing like a little fireball to spice up your holiday get together.  Get the recipe at Vegan Yack Attack

Black Ombre Sparkler

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The Cookie Rookie hit a home run with this one! So delicious! Here’s the recipe.

Sugar cookie martini

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How fabulous would this be with some sprinkles added to the rim? Created by Crazy for Crust

 

 

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Stove Top Creamed Corn

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This tastes exactly like Rudy’s Creamed Corn! I must admit, I was pretty proud of myself when I heard the compliments last night. This. stuff. is . AMAZING! And it was quick and easy too!

Ingredients:

  • 20 ounces corn (either can corn, drained or frozen corn, thawed. Either works)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbs sugar
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tbs flour
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese

Instructions:

  • Heat corn, heavy cream. salt, sugar, pepper and butter in pot.
  • While heating, mix milk and flower together in a separate bowl.
  • Once you pot has come to a medium heat, slowly stir in the milk and flower mixture.
  • Stir until thick and creamy (about 10-12 minutes)
  • Remove from heat and add Parmesan cheese.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Drunken Pumpkin Spice Latte

1Because sometimes you just need a little bit of kick in your coffee…

As I stood at Starbucks on Monday morning ordering my PSL with my baby strapped to my body, spit up in my hair and day old mascara circling my eyes, I thought to myself “what I wouldn’t give for there be to a little bit of vodka in this coffee”…

And so became my Drunken Pumpkin Spice Latte

Can you imagine how pumped your friends and family will be when they show up to your house for Thanksgiving only to find out you’re serving SPIKED PSL’s? Try not to let the admiration go to your head. Here’s how to whip these up.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup milk of your choice
  • 1 pump Starbucks Dolce Cinnamon Syrup
  • 1/4 cup Rumchata
  • 2 Tbsp Pumpkin Pie Pinnacle Vodka
  • 1 cup brewed coffee of your choice
  • Optional : Whipped cream, sugar, ground cinnamon to taste.

Start by adding 1/4 cup milk, Rum Chatta, Startbucks Doce Cinnamon Syrup Vodka to a coffee mug. Slowly add 1 cup of coffee on top. If you want to be really fancy, you can slowly drip down a large spoon to separate it the same way your favorite barista does. Add Sugar, whipped cream and cinnamon if you prefer. Sit back and enjoy!

Brown Sugar Glazed Pork Chops

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You know whats missing from this post? After photos of our plates. I wish you could have seen them. There wasn’t a thing left. That’s because these pork chops were the sweetest and juiciest pork chops I think I have ever made! Even better, they took me about 15 minutes to make!

 

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ tsp cayenne powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 boneless pork chops

Instructions

  1. Mix together the brown sugar, cayenne powder, garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper into a small bowl.
  2. Rub seasoning mixture on both sides of your pork chops
  3. Add the olive oil to a skillet and bring to a medium/high heat
  4. Cook the pork chops for 7-10 minutes on each side until they reach 145 degrees.
  5. This is the most important part! Before removing your pork chops, run them through the sauce in the pan. It will give them that extra sweetness
  6. Serve and enjoy!

Happy cooking!