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How To: Almond Milk

Making your own almond milk is actually really simple. All you need is a little prep time and an open mind! We added some natural sweeteners to make it a little tastier because it definitely tastes like almonds! But its not a necessity. This is a great option for those that need dairy free ideas. I use it for my morning cereal (and coffee!) and it's great for baking and cooking too! xoxo, Irrelephant...

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4 Pretty Cocktails to Try

I truly believe in the power of a good cocktail. From a stressful day to a happy celebration, sometimes only a good bevi will do. We have a ton of great options for mixing up in our archives and today we're adding 4 to that rotation. Meet our newest leading ladies crafted by Engaged & Inspired and ...

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Chocolate Caramel Stout Float

Is there anything better than a root beer float? I'm glad you asked. Because there is. Especially if you're a grown up like me. Who doesn't mind themselves a nice frothy beverage once in a while. And particularly when said frothy beveraged is drenched in chocolate and caramel. Which is exactly what the lovely Melissa of Yours Truly did with this grown up version of an old classic. And before you go thinking that it's just too...

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Mixed Berry Mini-Galettes

Galettes, free-form tarts... whatever you decide to call them, they're mighty tasty. And cute. These yummy treats crafted by food blogger, Sarah Hubbell along with photographer Stancy Higley are an easy rendition of  a homemade dessert that are also on the lighter side. And cute, did we mention that? See Sarah whip up...

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Pear Ravioli

After the bustle of the holidays, I look forward to cozy made-from-scratch meals at home that are slightly lighter & fresh. Making homemade pasta is just one of the many things I love to do during the cold winter months. It requires nothing but staple ingredients, a rolling pin & a few minutes of time. The little effort invested yields incredible texture, flavor & that made-from-scratch satisfaction. I will admit, I have a pasta roller attachment to expedite the process, but...

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Lavender Bee’s Knees Cocktail

Lavender and lemon sound like a really good time when paired with an aperitif, don't you think? I'm not normally a gin drinker but I will certainly make an exception for this beauty. The Lavender Bee's Knees Cocktail from Kristin Alexander and Jodee Debes Photography is a must make next on your list. Grab the instructions for the...

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Kale, Mushroom and Brown Rice Bake

Eating healthy is for sure on my New Year's agenda but I'm a lover of comfort food through and through so finding recipes that are both hearty and wholesome are key. Thus this kale, mushroom and brown rice bake crafted by Pamela Salzman with photography by Ragan Brooks is making it to the top of my must cook immediately list. It...

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Lavender White Chocolate Truffles

For a few years I was the truffle queen. Each and every party, I whipped up a batch of these delightful little treats to bring to showers, bbq's, you name it. They cover all of my major musts – super easy and insanely good. Plus you'll be likened to Martha Stewart with these in tow. And this white chocolate + lavender version by Lauren Werkheiser Photography is destined to be a total crowd...

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Sprouted French Toast Casserole

This make-ahead dish fits right in with a lazy sunday. Crafted by LA based chef and certified holistic health counselor, Pamela Salzman along with photography by Ragan Brooks, not only does this french toast look crazy good but it's a healthy version of our breakast fave. Make it the night before, pop it in the oven morning of and 45 minutes later...

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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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