Posts Tagged ‘#Christmas’

The holidays are busy enough, baking doesn’t have to be too!

Chocolate Peppermint Truffles


Holiday Cookie Recipe Here!

Vanilla Almond Snowball Cookies


Holiday Cookie Recipe Here!

Linzer Cookies w/Raspberry Jam


Holiday Cookie Recipe Here!

Buttery Shortbread Cookies


Holiday Cookie Recipe Here!

Gingerbread White Chocolate Cookies


Holiday Cookie Recipe Here!

Coconut Macaroons


Holiday Cookie Recipe Here!

Get to baking so you have more time for shopping! Your Realtor and Friend for Life~ Kathy


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Its officially 5 days before Christmas. Have you done all of your shopping? I for one still have a couple of more gifts to buy for those special people in my life and don’t want to waste a second of my shopping time on thinking about what to make for my meals this week. Lucky for you, I have some delicious crock pot recipes to make this holiday season for you to throw all of the ingredients in and leave it to work it’s magic while you finish working yours.

Classic Pot Roast



Cinnamon Rolls



Cheesy Mashed Potatoes



Hearty Hambone Soup



Slow Cooker Meatballs



Honey Garlic Chicken & Veggies



Cranberry Apple Crisp



Monkey Bread



Chai Hot Chocolates



Don’t these recipes just make you feel all warm and cozy. Pick one out to make tonight to make the house smell delicious while wrapping those gifts.

Happy Holidays!

Your Realtor and Friend for Life~ Kathy

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What’s a holiday without a few bottles of champagne and yummy cocktails. Say no more, the blog post you have been waiting for is here. Your ultimate drink stop is awaiting. Just keep reading for all of the recipes.

Sherry Bazaar



35ml Fino Sherry
15ml Dolin Chamberyzette
10ml gin (Cream Gin works best in this)
5ml strawberry liqueur
A slice of lemon


Stir all the ingredients over ice, then strain into a glass. For a punch, just quadruple the ingredients, pour into a bowl and add ice.

Clementine Negronis



35ml clementine-infused gin
35ml Campari
35ml Cocchi sweet vermouth
Two drops cranberry bitters


“Before your party, add the dried skins of two clementines to a bottle of your favourite gin. Leave it to sit for 48 hours then strain for clementine-infused gin.

“Pour all of your ingredients into a glass and stir with ice. Serve with a dehydrated slice of clementine, cranberries and a blast of Wham turned up loud.

French 75



15ml lemon juice
7.5ml sugar syrup
37.5ml gin
Fizzy wine


Pour the lemon juice and sugar syrup into a champagne flute with your gin. I like to use Burleighs Distillers Cut as it’s full of floral and warm spices that go really well in this drink. I then top up with whatever fizzy wine my wife has left (of course this should be champagne, but needs must). If you’re feeling fancy, decorate with a lemon peel twist.

Spiced Daiquiri


Christmas Spiced Syrup Ingredients:

500ml water
500g white sugar
20g black peppercorns
20g cloves
20g star anise
20g cardamom
10g cinnamon bark
Two pieces orange zest
One piece lemon zest
One vanilla pod

Christmas Spiced Syrup Method:

Mix the water with all the ingredients, and bring to the boil. Simmer for 15 minutes, then remove from the heat and pour into a plastic jug. Leave to cool. Strain when room temperature.

Daiquiri Ingredients:

20ml ruby port
20ml rum
20ml lime juice
20ml Christmas spiced syrup
20 ml pomegranate juice

Daiquiri Method:

Add all the ingredients to shaker with ice, give a hard shake then strain into a chilled glass.

Vin Chill Factor



25ml gin
25ml Tempranillo wine (or any other red wine you like)
15ml grenadine


Pour all your ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake. Strain into a flute, then top up with prosecco.

If you wanted to share with guests, simply multiply your ingredients, add to a punch bowl and pour over a full bottle of Prosecco. Ladle into glasses.

Rum Punch



One part sour: lemon juice
Two parts sweet: strawberry liqueur
Three parts strong: rum
Four parts weak: water. I recommend brewing your water with a bag of mulling spices for an extra kick.

i.e. 100ml lemon juice, 200ml strawberry liqueur (or sugar syrup), 300ml rum, 400ml spiced water.


Put all these ingredients straight into a large vessel, throw in a few slices of orange and some ice and you’re away. You can also ladle this drink into tea cups, wine glasses or anything you like!

Happy Holidays and remember to drink responsibly!

Your Realtor and Friend for Life~ Kathy


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Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday this season! May it be filled with love, laughter, friends, family, and not to mention YUMMY food. We’ll worry about those extra fifteen pounds we gained next year (;


Your Realtor and Friend for Life!


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