There’s something about a holiday that makes me want to eat! Seriously, it doesn’t matter the actual holiday, just give me food + something to drink and I’m happy. That’s possibly the reason that I often find myself sharing recipes around the holidays. For this Valentine’s Day (tomorrow yay!) is no exception. Get inspired by these 10 dessert and drink recipes to share with your valentine or even your galentine!!
Heart-shaped donuts! Who doesn’t love donuts? These would work for breakfast or dessert. via Frau Zuckerstein (you will need google translate) but essentially you can take any donut recipe and just make them heart-shaped!
Heart-shaped and love-filled Cookies via Dune Cheri – this site easily translates into english
Dessert Tacos!! because tacos shouldn’t stop with dinner. via Taste and Tell
Rose Gummy Bears so you can eat AND drink your wine! via Sprinkle Bakes
Watermelon Mint Limeade – just add alcohol of your choice. via A Crimson Kiss
Strawberry Cream Mimosas – I think strawberries are a running theme for Valentine’s Day since they’re naturally heart-shaped. via Swanky Recipes
A little rose goes a long way! If you don’t have time to craft your way to a cocktail or dessert, this will always do the trick! via Short & Loud
I’m a firm believer of trying new things, especially when it comes to cocktails. I think it’s great that some of my friends have a “house” wine or drink. Something that they in essence, always have on tap at their house and friends get to know. However with a new year starting, I also think it’s good to mix things up a bit! Expand your cocktail horizon. These 5 cocktail recipes only deviate slightly from the norm, adding a new twist to the same old drink recipes we all know.
No matter how tasty and delicious your Christmas dinner was, sometimes you don’t want to be stuck eating the same dinner for the next few nights just because you have a ton of leftovers. Here are some amazing Christmas leftover recipes, each one caters to a different food group, depending on what you might have for leftovers including oysters, potatoes and more!
Did you ever notice that pumpkin is everywhere even after Halloween and Thanksgiving? If you’ve got too much pumpkin on your hands, try this Pumpkin Oatmeal Recipe
I didn’t know potato waffles existed until I saw this leftover recipe. What a tasty breakfast for the morning after Christmas.
If you’ve got a ton of leftover vegetables, grab the recipe for this Vegetable Soup!
These holiday recipes are just waiting to be tried and tasted! Not only that but they’ll look perfect with your Christmas table-scape. There’s a nice collection of recipes here that offer up delicious cocktails, tasty desserts and even a meatless shepherd’s pie.
This Brioche would make a great edible centerpiece
Whether you’re serving turkey or going vegan this Thanksgiving, there’s a recipe or three! here for everyone. Some of these Thanksgiving recipes are a little more on the traditional side and some not-so traditional. Scroll all the way down for seafood options as well!
A little more on the traditional side:
The vegan options:
There’s nothing that doesn’t look delicious about my top 8 list of Fall food recipes. All these cold weather recipes use corn, a favorite of mine to eat both Summer and Fall! All of the recipes below are perfect for this time of year and offer sweet yet savory warm bites. Take a peek:
Spicy Corn Pasta
I love sangria! Sangria is usually thought of as a Summer cocktail but there’s so many ways to change it up for Fall. By swapping out some of the typical sangria fruits like melon and grapes with more in-season ones like cranberries and apples, you can really change up any sangria recipe. Take a look at this sangria recipe and you’ll be ready to go pumpkin picking in no time!
2 apples, cored and sliced
3/4 cup cranberries
2 pears, sliced
1 750mL bottle hard cider
1/2 cup bourbon
2 Tbsp Calvados or other apple brandy
1 cup ginger beer
Directions: Add to a large pitcher all the prepared fruit. Pour in the bourbon, calvados and ginger beer and stir. Slowly add the bottle of hard cider. Set in the fridge for 2 hours and serve. (If you’d prefer to preserve more carbonation, serve immediately or hold off on adding the hard cider until serving.)
I altered the recipe I found at Cheese and Chocolate