An Irish Treat

To extend the fun of St. Patrick’s Day on Friday into the weekend today we’ve got some Irish inspired treats and sweets.

Breads:

Irish soda bread

Irish cream scones

Apple oat bread

Four leaf clover rolls

Scones with pears, Irish cheddar and honey

Rye soda bread

Irish style brown bread

Cookies and Cupcakes:

Irish cream shortbread

Irish cream cupcakes

St. Pats pistachio cookies

Pistachio shortbread

St. Pats green cupcakes

Chocolate stout cupcakes

Irish coffee bar

Sugar cookie clovers

Irish coffee cupcakes

Creme de menthe brownie bites

Spiked mudslide cake

Other treats:

Breakfast porridge

Gluten free Irish soda bread muffins

Guinness float

Irish pirate

What foods are you enjoying to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

A Little Bit of Orange

Today we’re looking at one of my favorite late winter and early spring flavors and fruits: the orange.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner:

Orange waffles

Orange popovers

Orange spiral rolls

Mini orange muffins

Orange glazed chicken wings

Orange balsamic chicken

Orange rice with mushrooms

Orange flavored scallops

Dessert:

Orange pound cake

Orange and cream cake

Orange sweet rolls

Creamy orange scones

Orange sunshine coffeecake

Orange cream shortbread cookies

Mini orange angel food cakes

Orange madelines

Orange tart

Creamy orange rice pudding

Orange nut toffee

Blood orange bars

Orange fig pillows

Drinks:

Orange cloud

Orange shandy

Blood orange martini

Hot orange sipping tea

Orange banana smoothie

Special Recipes:

Candied orange peel

Orange marmalade

Gluten free orange vanilla shortbread

Vegan clementine cupcakes

What are your favorite orange recipes?

Sweet Sangria

As we wrap up our year today we’re going to take a look at some sangria recipes you might want to add to your party tonight.

White sangria

Mulled white wine sangria

Sweet honey white sangria

White peach sangria (video)

Classic sangria

Prosecco sangria

Fall sangria

Winter fruit sangria

Apple cinnamon winter sangria

Summer sangria

Summer fruit sangria

Rose sangria

Sangria spritzer

Passion fruit sangria

Stone fruit sangria

Melon mint sangria

Strawberry rhubarb sangria

Plum and pineapple sangria

Cucumber sangria

Cherry sangria

Blackberry sangria

Strawberry sangria

Mixed berry limoncello sangria

Cranberry cider sangria

Pomegranate sangria

Hot spiced cider sangria

Tropical sangria

What are you making for drinks tonight for New Years Eve?

12 Days of Christmas, Day 12

Can you believe that today is the day before Christmas?  Me either! Let the celebrations begin!

Food:

Breakfast: Apple almond cinnamon strata

Snack/Appetizer: Herb and goat cheese stuffed mushrooms

Dinner: Shrimp risotto

Dessert: Red velvet holiday trifle

Cookie: Christmas peanut butter blossoms

Gluten Free: Turtle brownies

Food Gift: Nutty squash dog treats

Drink: Holiday punch

Fun:

Santa: “We believe” Santa clothesline decoration

Trees/Wreath: Wood pallet and ornament ball tree

Angels: Paper fan angel

Cards: Reindeers in the dark card

Ornaments: Toothpick star

Lights: Christmas town candle and jar

Misc Decor: Clay Christmas lanterns

Games: Christmas tic-tac-toe

12 Days Inspired: Drum ornament

12 Days of Christmas, Day 11

Only one more day in our countdown and tomorrow is Christmas Eve!

Food:

Breakfast: Caramel crunch rolls

Snack/Appetizer: Dilled onion cheese balls

Dinner: Fettuccine with lobster, tomato and saffron

Dessert: Chocolate cheesecake candy cane bars

Cookie: Cinnamon sugar roll cookies

Gluten Free: Cherry and chocolate cheesecake

Food Gift: Individual brownie cheesecakes

Drink: Holiday punch

Fun:

Santa: Santa napkin rings

Trees/Wreath: Semi-circular paper tree

Angels: Angel bells

Cards: Christmas tree card

Ornaments: Gorgeous and creative salt dough ornaments example one, two

Lights: Illuminated grapevine spheres

Misc Decor: Mistletoe pomander

Games: Holiday family feud

12 Days Inspired: Shelf sitting pipers piping

12 Days of Christmas, Day 10

Only a few more sleeps before Christmas Day, do you feel the excitement in the air yet?

Food:

Breakfast: French chocolate coffee cake

Snack/Appetizer: Farro and pine nut tabbouleh

Dinner: Mushroom stuffed pork tenderloin

Dessert: Cornmeal wreaths

Cookie: Holiday spice cookies

Gluten Free: Turkey risotto

Food Gift: BBQ sauce and rub

Drink: White hot chocolate

Fun:

Santa: Santa box

Trees/Wreath: Mini ornament wreaths

Angels: Fabric angel

Cards: Stitched tree card

Ornaments: Bird seed ornaments

Lights: Lit cardboard Christmas tree

Misc Decor: Clothespin reindeer

Games: Dunk the bells

12 Days Inspired: 10 lords a leaping cookie project

12 Days of Christmas, Day 8

Christmas celebrations and story telling make me think of traditions.  Are you one who likes snow on Christmas or can you do without?

Food:

Breakfast: Applesauce doughnuts

Snack/Appetizer: Cheesy mashed potato pots

Dinner: Crab and spinach pasta with fontina

Dessert: Citrus squares

Cookie: Cinnamon stars

Gluten Free: Chocolate souffle

Food Gift: Salted beer caramel corn

Drink: Spiced cappuccino

Fun:

Santa: Simple paper DIY Santa

Trees/Wreath: Paper scraps Christmas tree

Angels: Burlap angel

Cards: Reindeer cards

Ornaments:  Mirrored mosaic balls

Lights: Lighted advent calendar

Misc Decor: Magnet ornaments

Games: Silver bells memory game

12 Days Inspired: Reindeer milk bottles