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Berry Gin Fizz Cocktail

It's Christmas Eve (yippee) and a festive holiday cocktail is certainly in order. Melissa Bilodeau, our LBB editor and the blogging cocktail connoisseur behind Yours Truly is sharing her favorite holiday sip just in time for cozying up by the Christmas tree. Meet the Berry Gin Fizz, perfect for cheersing with this holiday.

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Gluten-free Spiced Cranberry Orange Scones

There is a little shop down the road from me that makes the absolute best scones. Well, at least I thought they did until I saw these little numbers from Lael Cakes with photography from Amber Gress. Spiked with seasonal spices, these gorgeous scones are even made gluten free so everyone in the family can enjoy them. I know what I'm doing this weekend! This gorgeous holiday recipe...

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Homemade Vanilla Marshmallows

Marshmallows and hot chocolate are a wintertime must. And with this homemade version from Sinclair and Moore and Matthew Land Studios , those little store-bought marshmallows are about to get blown out of the water. This fluffy, scrumptious treat is surprisingly simple to make. And don't be scared by the 4 hour prep-time; that's just the...

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Holiday Thin Mint Cookies

A lightly minted palate cleanser is the perfect ending to any holiday meal! These festive bites crafted by One Brass Fox are an ideal balance of sweetness without tasting overly rich. Whether for a cookie swap or family gathering, a plateful of thin mints is sure to delight!

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10 Tips for Perfect Holiday Cookies

When we first moved into our home and experienced our first holiday in the burbs, I was completely caught off guard by all my crafty and creative neighbors. Adorable little s'mores kitsjars of homemade goodness, and ...

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DIY Rose Sugar Gifts

If you’re anything like me, you may have a billion more gifts to find before the big holiday. Normally, I’m so on top of these things but between writing my new cookbook and sending thousands of food gifts so far this season (through Eat Boutique), well, I’m just a wee bit behind. This weekend, I’m mixing up one of my easiest food gifts that delight the ladies, brides, mixologists and bakers in my life. This rose sugar is effortless; it’s so easy, it’s almost a non-recipe. I...

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Cranberry Vanilla Syrup

Are you deep in the holiday spirit yet? After wrapping six bottles of this beautiful, berry-hued drink syrup, I am so ready to forget work, forget all the traffic and lines at the shops, and just drift into a bubbly mood. This Cranberry Vanilla Syrup marries the tart loveliness of cranberries, fresh or frozen, with just enough sweetness to tame them. I wrap it up in small medicine- shaped bottles (which you can find...

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Cocktail Cheer with Pomegranate-Bourbon Reduction

This time of year, I look for anything and everything that I can add pomegranate to. It's such a yummy addition and cocktails are no exception. Case in point this pomegranate-bourbon rendition appropriately titled "Cocktail Cheer". And if you missed it, see it make its scrumptious debut in this holiday party inspiration crafted by ...

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Southern Belle Cocktail

Truth: I’ve been waiting in anticipation to share this tasty, pretty, darling little treat with y’all all week long. It’s a southern sip that we spied in this stunner from Bamber Photography and it’s got ...

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Chocolate Marshmallow Peanut Butter Cookies

I’m kicking off my 12 days of cookies series by sharing my most favorite recipe ever! I love how cookies spread cheer during the holidays. Cookie exchanges, a thoughtful box for neighbors, a day of baking and maybe a little indulging on your own! You can’t go wrong when you combine chocolate, peanut butter and marshmallow. The chewy chocolate cookie makes a great base for toasted marshmallow cream with drizzled chocolate peanut butter sauce.

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25 Perfect for Thanksgiving Cocktails

Your table is set, the turkey is perfectly roasted, your guests are about to arrive ... and a cocktail is definitely in order! This collection of pretty drinks is perfect for the holiday. From pre-dinner delights to dessert-like sips, you'll find just the right bevy to wet your whistle this coming Thanksgiving. It's time to eat, drink and be merry... In case you missed our other Thanksgiving round ups:...

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Homemade Glazed Doughnuts + Whiskey Butter

Ok, you can stop searching recipes for Glazed Doughnuts now, I saw you searching away last night after this amazing 30th Birthday post captured by Rachel Havel. We have here one incredibly delicious recipe shared from...

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Amazing Thanksgiving Sides: Buttermilk Biscuit Stuffing

Stuffing is synonymous with Thanksgiving. So much so that we've tried just about every version out there, including this Sausage Cornbread Stuffing. But you know what? Buttermilk Biscuits were seriously made for this dish. No doubt about it. Friends, meet your new favorite Thanksgiving recipe – Buttermilk Biscuit Stuffing. You all are going to be fast...

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Amazing Thanksgiving Sides: Cranberry Chipotle Sauce

Sweet and spicy is a combination that never gets old. It's probably also not a combination you've tried with your cranberry sauce. Tell that jiggly store-bought canned stuff to move aside and try this crazy easy yet heavy on the yummy recipe that takes cranberries to a whole new level. It's a sauce with a kick and seriously dreams are made of this stuff.

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Amazing Thanksgiving Sides: Sriracha Green Beans with Candied Bacon

I was so not a fan of anything even remotely green growing up. Alas my mom never made green like this. Bacon makes everything better, especially when it comes to green beans. And so does sriracha sauce. This unexpected combo of sweet and spicy is the Thanksgiving jam. But don't take our word for it. Try these gussied up beans this coming holiday. Your mouth and your guests will thank you.

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A Cozy & Creative Apple Pie Workshop + A Recipe!

With the holiday season upon us, people have pie on the brain. I have pie on the brain ALL the time. So naturally, I held a pie workshop for a bunch of creative folks in Denver, CO! We focused on the steps it takes to make a great and gorgeous pie. From the crust to the assembly to the final touches, it's an art! [iframe http://player.vimeo.com/video/110635895 600 338] We met up at one of my favorite warehouse-like venues, 3126 Larimer. It's so open and spacious, and felt like the...

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Amazing Thanksgiving Sides: Cider Gravy

Beef up that famous Thanksgiving condiment with a little something sweet. This Cider Gravy is totally #winning in our book. If you don't mind the sweet, you can increase the apple cider, decreasing the broth. If you don't love the idea of sweetness, you can decrease it and replace with more broth. That's the beauty of this delicious gravy. That and you can totally make it ahead of time. Another major plus.

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Amazing Thanksgiving Sides: Apple Sausage Cornbread Stuffing

Any way you spin it, stuffing is amazing. Comfort food at its finest. And with the addition of cornbread and chicken apple sausage, it makes for a dish that rivals the almighty turkey. Wow your loved ones with this stuffing gone fab. It's a sure fire crowd pleaser and even better the next day. So be prepared to squirrel some away for turkey sandwich leftovers.

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Amazing Thanksgiving Sides: Fully Loaded Smashed Potatoes

It's a known fact that mashed potatoes are one of the first things to go at the Thanksgiving table. No matter how much you prepare, they're gone before you can say pass the gravy. That is until you make these little ditties. Meet Fully Loaded Smashed Potatoes. They have all the delicious ingredients of a traditional baked potato, but all smashed together into a little pile of goodness. And they're just as...

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Rustic Friendsgiving Inspiration + Delicious Recipes

I'm pretty sure Friendsgiving is in the dictionary and if it's not, it most certainly should be because it is officially a thing. A coming together of friends to feast Thanksgiving style but without all the family hoopla. And this Friendsgiving crafted by Lauren WellsCaroline O'Donnell  and ...

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