Beverages, Recipes

On the Tenth Day of Christmas Recipes: Eggnog or Eggnot?

Photo from MarthaStewart.com
Photo from MarthaStewart.com

I consider myself a pretty adventurous eater. I’m willing to try most things and enjoy them equally. But for whatever reason, I can’t get behind eggnog. I don’t think it’s the raw egg part. Who knows what’s really in that supermarket eggnog, but the real stuff, in case you hadn’t guessed,¬† has egg whites. I can deal with that. I eat home made mayo and make Caesar dressing. I really can’t pin the exact reason, there’s just something about the stuff that creeps me out.

Whether I like it or not, eggnog is pretty synonymous with Christmas. Almost as much as Christmas cookies are. I’d like to say cookies are what children think of and eggnog is the more adult version, but I know PLENTY of adults who’d rather go for the plate of cookies rather than a glass of eggnog. You know who you are…

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Beverages, Recipes

On the First Day of Christmas Recipes: Let’s Have a Cocktail

HolidayCocktail
Photo from Marie Claire

Last week I promised you Twelve Days of Christmas Recipes. And damn it, I don’t go back on my word! But sometimes I have these wonderful ideas and then when I try to execute them, I realize how big I dream. I’m not going to give you a Partridge and Pear recipe. Given, this is probably the easiest day to follow the song. I don’t really know how I would give you a recipe for Twelve Drummers or Eleven Pipers unless we just stuck with butter cookies cut into shapes. So instead, I’m going to share with you the twelve types of things I think are essential for a perfect Christmas, finishing off with my ideal Christmas Eve and Christmas Day menus. How does that sound? All on the same page here? Good.

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