Move over, eggnog: there's a new holiday cocktail in town. At your next holiday fete, we urge you to get into the yuletide spirit with a candy cane cocktail that calls for only three ingredients. To get everyone in the Christmas spirit, we'll show you how to create a candy garnish two ways: a superspeedy method and another that's sure to be the talk of the party. Watch the video to see how it's done, then print out the candy cane cocktail recipe for easy reference.
If you're searching for a gift to present to a loved one, why not go for something homemade and delicious? Whether you're looking for a quick and easy project or a more involved afternoon affair, these creative gifts will impress all of your friends and family. Likewise, we have picks for any palate and proclivity, including those with a raging sweet tooth, the salt obsessed, the boozehound, and more.
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When it's completely frigid outside, nothing is more inviting to guests than entering a heated home filled with the scent of mulled wine. Possibly easier to pull together than any punch, mulled wine consists of apple cider, spices, red wine, orange peel and juice, and . . . this particular recipe calls for a secret ingredient.
The Elf on the Shelf is the biggest Christmas phenomenon to hit since Frosty, and if your kids are truly obsessed with their magical little holiday friend, it only makes sense to throw a party in his honor.
Luckily for you, Anders Ruff has done the heavy lifting for you, creating an adorable new collection of elf-inspired printables, including posters, Advent calendar tags that double as gift tags, and tons of party labels, cards, banners, and tags. "The magic of the Christmas elf is a tradition that my family has enjoyed for years," Maureen says. "After all, how can Santa possibly watch over all little boys and girls? So when our fabulous friend and client, Audrey of Sweet Cheeks Tasty Treats, brought us the idea of focusing on the magical elf tradition for this year's holiday party, we loved it!" With candy cane stripes, chevron, and snowflakes, this party has us more excited than ever to break out Santa's little scout. Keep clicking to check out all the elf-tastic details!
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If your December agenda includes a Christmas cookie exchange, the pressure's on to come up with a contribution that's sure to wow the crowd of lil ones and adults alike. Whether you're totally at ease in an apron and oven mitt or prefer to let the experts at your local bakery do the leg work for you, these 20 Christmas cookie ideas are sure to inspire.
Forget the presents — a killer Christmas card is something your boyfriend or girlfriend will remember well after the mistletoe has come down. What makes a great card? One that's fun and sweet at the same time. That's why we've scoured the net (OK, Etsy) to bring you your best options this holiday, from racy notes to sweet sentiments. Click on to see them all!
The Christmas season can officially start because Mariah Carey is singing holiday songs. The pop diva pretaped two performances for the annual lighting of the famed Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center in NYC on Tuesday night. The actual lighting ceremony will take place tonight at 9 p.m. EST on NBC, but Mariah got a head start on the action, which will also include performances from Mary J. Blige and Ariana Grande. Mariah is no stranger to the Rockefeller tree-lighting bash as she has performed at the annual event every year since 2009.
Bust out the sprinkles and whip up a batch of royal icing, because Christmas cookie season is finally upon us! But first snap up an assortment of cookie cutters that range in style from the classic to the quirky to add an extra dimension of fun and festivity to your favorite cookie recipe.
This Christmas, expand your kids' surprises from under the tree all the way into the kitchen. We've found a slew (17 to be exact) of festive, fun seasonal recipes that make Christmas sweets and eats so much more special. Click through, and find your favorite way to celebrate — morning, noon, and night!
Most will admit that cookie dough is the best (if only) reason for making cookies, but these incredible cookie dough truffles from The Cookie Dough Lover's Cookbook skip the whole nonsensical baking part.
There's no egg in the batter. Instead, heavy whipping cream helps bind the dough together.
To shape the truffles easier, pop the dough in the freezer to firm it up. Also, try wearing powder-free gloves while rolling the balls to prevent your hands from warming up the dough.
It will be difficult not to scoop up little bite-fuls while making, so plan on doubling the recipe so you can snag some guilt-free.