s snow in the forecast where you live yet? We had our first mild snow, but nothing stuck. I’m excited for the snow to start falling so I can curl up in the house in front of the fire and watch the flurries out the front window.
As soon as the snow starts falling, I tend to start baking and crafting more. I want to start making more of our Christmas ornaments. I love unique ornaments on trees – it adds so much character and it’s fun to pass down ornaments.
If you’re just getting started with making your own ornaments, this is an easy one to get you started. You can create a simple and elegant straw snowflake ornaments using this step by step process. [click to continue…]
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There are some delicious party food dishes that just scream that it’s the holidays. Turkey, mashed potatoes, ham, green bean casserole, pumpkin pie and so much more. Appetizers are one of my favorite things to make because appetizers bring people together. When everyone is congregating around the appetizers, it just feels welcoming and social.
One of the holiday party recipes that has always stood out to me as being an appetizer for the holidays is the classic cheese ball. I love playing with the flavors in classic recipes. Everything is better with bacon, right? And spicy foods are a mainstay in my home, so adding jalapeños and the addition of Green Tabasco Sauce melded with the flavors of taco seasoning and cilantro sounded like the perfect idea. Don’t worry, this recipe isn’t too spicy since we de-seed the jalapeños and use the mildest Tabasco sauce.
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