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Posted by on Dec 13, 2015 in Events, Holidays, Dinner Parties, New Year's Eve, Christmas, Health/Diet | 0 comments

Must Try Christmas Recipes

Must Try Christmas Recipes

Holiday is a fun but busy time for everyone. People gather and reunite with loved ones, some are shopping for gifts and some are busy organizing parties. On the other hand, some don’t have a lot of time to cook. We can totally relate. That’s why we are featuring some of Food52’s recipes for Christmas. These meals are all sumptuous and perfect for Holiday. Most of them don’t demand a lot of effort and ingredients.

You’ll definitely be spending more time eating than cooking with these easy recipes. Just click on the image!

Melissa Clark’s Easy Duck Confit

Melissa Clark Duck Confit

“Melissa Clark’s method is very simple, and the best perk is you don’t need to come up with a vat of duck fat before you get going” – Genius Recipes

Don’t worry. This is not the confit you’re thinking. Genius Recipes adapted Melissa Clark’s very easy confit cooking that you can do anytime you want. So go and get some good duck legs, thyme, bay leaf and spices. It’s a fantastic meal that can serve 6 people or more.

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Savory Mushroom Bread Pudding

Savory Mushroom Bread Pudding

“However you interpret the dish, it will be delicious and impressive” – Donna

This is a “go to” meal that you’ll surely enjoy making. It doesn’t demand a lot of process to follow and you can even experiment with the other ingredients. This meal suits to be part of your holiday cooking routine. It can serve up to 4 people.

Savory Mushroom

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Brussels Sprouts with Pine Nuts & Thyme

Brussels Sprouts with Pine Nuts & Thyme

“Here is a simple side. The white wine allows the sprouts to be steamed and evenly cooked to a perfect al dente. —Cassie Jones”

A no fuss side dish is what this recipe is all about. There’s no need to deal with the oven, just make this meal with your one and only pan. The preparation is very simple but the flavor is guaranteed to be delish.

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Simple Sicilian-Style Grilled Steak

Simple Sicilian-Style Grilled Steak

“Super easy, with lots of flavor, this is a truly great recipe and one I will use frequently.” —drbabs

What’s not to love with steak? This recipe is a perfect epitome of: flavorful meat. Aside from that, we can’t resist the delicious taste of the marinade. Trust us, you won’t regret each and every part of this steak.

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Brigadeiro (The Favorite Brazilian Sweet)

Brigadeiro (The Favorite Brazilian Sweet)

“Deliciously made with condensed milk, cocoa, and butter, they have unique and velvet consistency.” —My Sweet Brigadeiro

The luscious Brazilian sweet will become your instant favorite! Making this treat is such an easy-peasy, you’d make it an official party and daily dessert. You will never say no to Brigadeiro (bree-gah-day-ro).

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Andrew Feinberg’s Slow-Baked Broccoli Frittata

Andrew Feinberg s Slow-Baked Broccoli Frittata

“The result is a very custardy and creamy texture that traditional frittata do not have.” —Andrew, Genius Recipes

Celebrate Christmas the Italian way. It’s a delectable frittata with a twist. Andrew tried a different method in cooking eggs for frittata which turned out great. Everyone will get to enjoy the savory taste of the broccolis too. A yummy and creamy meal you shouldn’t miss. Bon Appetit!

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Make Christmas preparation fun and effortless with these Christmas recipes. Visit Food52 for more exciting recipes you can try.

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Posted by on Dec 12, 2015 in Events, Holidays, Entertaining Tips, New Year's Eve, Christmas | 0 comments

Christmas Party Ideas

Christmas Party Ideas

Celebrate Christmas with these party ideas that we have prepared! Surely your homes will be filled with joyful merriment this Holiday season. We selected the top 3 holiday parties that aren’t hard to host and are definitely fun. Aside from that, we included party props and items that you can use.

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INTERNATIONAL POT LUCK PARTY

It’s like having an all around-the-world tour with this party! Tell your friends and loved ones to prepare a meal from another country. Serve the food with a flag that tells what country the food is from. You can also include different types of drinks and beverages. Everyone will enjoy tasting the various and unique flavors of the dishes. It’s a holiday food adventure they’ll never forget.

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A. International Flag Beverage Napkin – Use a napkin like this to meet the awesome theme of the party!

B. American Flag Cupcake Picks – This flag cupcake pick will be a playful addition to the treats or desserts you will serve.

C. International Flag Paper Cups – “Cheers!” will be more fun with these paper cups.

D. International Flag Dinner Plates – These plates will surely impress your visitors while they get to eat the unique meal creations.

FAMILY AND MOVIE GAME NIGHT

Who said that watching movies can’t be a party? Host a Christmas Movie inspired party and get to bond with your friends and family more. Play movies that are all about Christmas and ask  everyone questions about the movie when the movie is over. Whoever gets the right answers wins prizes or treats. Try having charades too! Don’t forget to serve awesome snacks.

movie night christmas party-FINALA. Sequin Sheen Santa Hat – Movie watching is more fun when everyone is wearing hats. Try these sparkling santa hats!

B. DIY Theme Hot Chocolate Mix – Well, who doesn’t want a good dose of hot chocolate while watching good movies? Serve everyone hot coco to set the mood.

C. Popcorn Plastic Container – What’s the point of watching movies without popcorn? Get this cool container that has enough space to serve your loved ones yummy popcorn.

D. Santa’s Chocolate Covered Cookies – These delightful snacks can be the perfect prize for your movie trivia or charades winner.

UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER PARTY

You don’t wanna miss the fun of Ugly Christmas Sweater party! People love this holiday party because there’s no need to decide what to wear, just grab the ugliest sweater and one’s good to go. Prepare cameras to capture people’s ugliest sweaters! Do not forget some fun parlor games.

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A. Sweater Weather Personalized Cookie Tins – An impressive way to serve luscious treats is by placing them in good looking tins just like this one. Have it personalized with your party name for a cooler look.

B. Sweater Weather Basic Party Pack – Eliminate the hassle of buying individual party props by getting this party pack. Everything you need for the table is here – plates, spoons, napkins and cups.

C. Sweater Weather Photo Booth Kit – Upgrade the party with an awesome photo booth like this! For sure, everyone will get their cameras and poses ready.

Your holiday will have a lot of joyous and cherished moments with these Christmas parties!

Just a disclaimer – We have partnered with these companies because we use their products and/or proudly trust and endorse them – so we do receive a commission if you make a purchase or sign up for services. Often, we are able to negotiate special discounts and/or bonuses, which we will pass on to you via our links. We often get short notice on sale items available for 24-48 hours, so be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest as we will pass these savings onto you.

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