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What do you do with all those beautiful Christmas Cards after the Holidays? Sure you can search the internet and find a ton of ways to re-use cards and get more crafty like binding them into books etc. But since I neither have the time nor the interest..lol..I do this one simple trick. Here is […]

Easy way to store those Christmas Cards

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What can I say? This past year has been an emotional roller coaster. Challenging doesn’t even begin to describe it. Starting out with a pandemic, then came the summer riots, back to pandemic, adding more civil and political unrest to the mix on top of our house remodel. To say the very least, this has […]

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Frozen Rudolph It’s no secret I LOVE Cranberry Ginger Ale during the holidays. It has just the right amount holiday flavor and is the perfect color. So to make a drink with it was a no brainer. An added plus is this is just as fun without the alcohol so it can be made for the whole party. […]

12 Days of Drinking -Day 12

Cocktails

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Smoked Old Fashioned Let’s talk about fire, ice and smoke. All of these elements make a really beautiful and tasty cocktail.  Serves 1 1 Fill a tall glass with ice. Add 2 oz Rye or Bourbon Whiskey 3/4 oz simple syrup (optional) Woodchips Strainer I don’t have a recipe per se. I watched a neighbor make […]

12 Days of Drinking -Day 11

Cocktails

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Quickie Gin and Tonic You don’t actually need a recipe book for a G + T as Emily points out in her “Camp Cocktails” book. Its one of the easiest drinks to pull together. But I do recommend trying one of these amazing cocktail kits from Vikre.  I so wish they could ship them because I could have bought so […]

12 Days of Drinking -Day 10

Cocktails

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Salted Hazelnut Hot Chocolate I don’t know about you but we always have Nutella on hand at home. I remember tasting it for the first time in Italy and I was instantly hooked. This beverage is so decadent and easy to pull together. Bonus it can easily be kept non-alcoholic so kids can enjoy too! […]

12 Days of Drinking -Day 9

Cocktails

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Bloody Mary Today’s drink was shot on location by our friends at their cabin near Lake Mille Lacs. Andrew and Melissa already make great Bloody Mary’s but I knew they’d love to try a new one. Not only did they to a great job getting all the ingredients, they also walked out on their newly […]

12 Days of Drinking -Day 8

Cocktails

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Coquito *Recipe from The Noshery Serves 6 1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk 2 cups (1 15 oz can) cream of coconut (like Coco Lopez) 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1/8 tsp nutmeg 1 tsp vanilla 1 1/2 cup white rum cinnamon sticks for garnish Mix all ingredients in a […]

The 12 Days of Drinking -Day 7

Cocktails

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Girl From The North Country  Serves 1 1 1/2 oz. dry gin 1/2 ounces pear Brandy 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice 1/2 oz lingonberry syrup or raspberry syrup 1 slice of pear, for garnish Shake the gin, brandy, lemon juice, and syrup with ice until well chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a […]

12 Days of Drinking -Day 6

Cocktails

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Chai Blossom Toddy Serves 1 6 oz boiling hot water 1 tea bag of chai spiced tea 1 1/2 TB brown sugar 1/2 oz lime juice 1 1/2 oz aged spanish-style rum 2 dashes angostura bitters   Combine the hot water and tea bag in a mug and steep for 3 minutes. Taste carefully and […]

12 days of Drinking -Day 5

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