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Posted by on Dec 14, 2015 in Uncategorized, Events, Holidays, Parties and Occasions, Dinner Parties, Cocktail Parties, Christmas | 0 comments

Holiday Drinks

Holiday Drinks

Time to raise some glasses because we’ll be talking about Holiday Drinks! Of course, food should not be your only focus – beverages to serve are a must too. Here are sparkling and smooth drinks to brighten up your Holiday celebration. Go ahead, splurge on them.

Just click on the image to get the Holiday drink recipe.

Hot Spiced Drunken Apple Cider

Hot Spiced Drunken Apple Cider

For subtle but interesting taste, go for this Apple Cider punch. It can also be a lovely decoration on your table because of its festive hues.

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Holiday Sparkler

Holiday Sparkler

You don’t have to be a master of mixology to make this pretty punch. You only need cava, cranberry and lime to create this drink. Holiday Sparkler is a delightful thirst quencher.

Holiday Sparkler

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Two Way Wine Holiday Punch

Two Way Wine Holiday Punch

Another berry drink that will make your celebration merry! This punch is inspired from the Spanish beverage, Sangria. But this is less syrupy and much more tastier. This can serve up to 8 people.

Two Way Wine Holiday Punch

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Mulled White Wine with Pear Brandy

Mulled White Wine with Pear Brandy

Tis the season for a good dose of toddy! This fabulous drink offers an insatiable taste of spice that will keep you sipping. We are also loving its enticing aroma. Serve this and make your parties more fun!

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Holiday Manhattan

Holiday Manhattan

You will be delighted with the unique twist of bourbon and dry vermouth. Holiday Manhattan is a bit of boozy cocktail that gives a sweet interesting flavor. Also try olives as garnish for this cocktail.

Holiday Manhattan

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 Dorie Greenspan’s Hot and Cold Chocolate

Dorie Greenspan's Hot and Cold Chocolate

We believe that Holiday drinks shouldn’t be just about alcohol. We also think smoothies that will keep your visitors warm are great to keep the celebration going. No one can resist the tempting flavor of chocolate. You only need 10 minutes to make this heavenly drink. This drink can be served as iced or hot.

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Cheers for a lively holiday celebration with these holiday drinks!

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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 Nov 18, 2015 in Events, Holidays, Parties and Occasions, Dinner Parties, Thanksgiving | 0 comments

Thanksgiving Food Staples

Thanksgiving Food Staples

Preparing Thanksgiving food can demand a lot of time. We always make sure that we have special meals and they’re enough for our visitors and loved ones. To save time and prevent hassle, it’s better to have easy to make or ready to eat food.

Here are thanksgiving food staples that are timesaving and sumptuous. 

(credits to Foodnetwork for the photos)

CANNED PUMPKIN PUREE

Canned pumpkin puree is considered as one of the most versatile thanksgiving food staples. It can either be used for thanksgiving main dishes or desserts. It’s also full of nutrients such as Vitamin A and K.

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WHAT YOU SHOULD BUY:

canned pumpkin puree

Click on this image to get this canned pumpkin

Farmer’s Market Organic Pumpkin is full of flavor and has no added preservatives. Try this product for your pumpkin soup or sweet pumpkin pie.

ROASTED CHESTNUTS

Roasted Chestnuts are very common during the holiday season. They are the perfect Thanksgiving food or snack. They are high in fiber and they reduce levels of cholesterol.

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WHAT YOU SHOULD BUY:

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Click on this image to get this roasted chestnut pack

Galil Roasted Chestnut has a long shelf life and it has a convenient sealable pack. Try to heat them before consuming for more delicious taste and aroma.

TURKEY STOCK

Turkey stock is the secret behind every delicious gravy and savory soups. Making homemade turkey stocks takes a lot of time (an average of 4-6 hours). So, why make it when you can buy it?

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WHAT YOU SHOULD BUY:

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Click here to get this Turkey Stock

Kitchen Basics Turkey stock is all natural and gluten free! It’s perfect for your marinades, sauces and other thanksgiving food delights.

PIE CRUST

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A delicious pie needs a good crust. You don’t need to exert the effort in making one because supermarkets offer a lot of ready to bake pie crust.

WHAT YOU SHOULD BUY:

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This pie crust by Betty Crocker tastes just like homemade and even better. Have instant pie crusts by just adding water.

STUFFING CUBES

Stuffing has always been part of thanksgiving food. Preparation for Turkey is easier when you already have chopped and tasty stuffing cubes.

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WHAT YOU SHOULD BUY:

cube stuffing

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Mrs. Cubbison’s Cube stuffing is made of fresh bread and has enough amount of cubes and seasoning that you need for your thanksgiving meal.

Prepare for Thanksgiving the easiest way with these Thanksgiving food staples. You can read the reference article by clicking here.

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Posted by on May 14, 2015 in Events, Parties and Occasions, Dinner Parties | 0 comments

10 Gadgets for Quick & Easy Party Appetizers

10 Gadgets for Quick & Easy Party Appetizers

Get ready to be techy in the kitchen. Check out our list of 10 awesome gadgets that make party appetizers in minutes! Click on the photos to shop the items.

1. Nostalgia Electrics Hard Candy/Sugar Free Cotton Candy Maker

Sugar Free Cotton Candy Maker

The Hard & Sugar Free Cotton Candy Maker transforms your favorite hard candies into fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth cotton candy. For a low-calorie treat, sugar free candies can be used. Simply plug in, turn on, pour yummy candies into the center receptacle, and start spinning colorful and tasty treats.

2. Smart Planet Super Pretzel Dog Maker

Super Pretzel Dog Maker

This product allows you to make delicious pretzel dogs on a stick at home in minutes. It is also easy to clean with its non-stick cooking surface.

3. Elite by Maxi-Matic Mr. Freeze 4-qt. Electric Ice Cream Maker

Mr. Freeze 4-qt. Electric Ice Cream Maker

The Mr. Freeze 4Qt. Electric Ice Cream Maker churns out delicious homemade ice cream in less than 40 minutes. It’s great for entertaining at family parties, BBQ’s and picnics using all of your favorite ice cream, sorbet, gelato and even frozen yogurt recipes.

4. Smart Planet Super Pretzel Soft Maker

Super Pretzel Soft Maker

Make fresh, soft pretzels at home in minutes! This product includes a built in cheese melting pod for your favorite dips and a handy recipe booklet too!

5. Smart Planet Hostess Mini Cupcake Electric Baker Easy Maker  

Hostess Mini Cupcake Electric Baker Easy Maker

Bake to perfection without an oven! This kitchen gadget makes incredible homemade brownies, cupcakes, fruit bites and other delicious treats. It is great for birthdays, get-together, dinner parties, or just a quick and easy dessert.

Betty Crocker Big Book of Cupcakes

Pair it with Betty Crocker’s Big Book of Cupcakes – which has 175 cupcake recipes with decorating ideas and preparation instructions for making them from either scratch or a mix, in such categories as kids’ parties, holidays, and special occasions.

6. NuWave Party Mixer

NuWave Party Mixer

The NuWave Party Mixer is perfect for making frozen drinks, snow cones, salsa, soups, smoothies and much more.

7. Waring Cotton Candy Maker

Cotton Candy Maker

The Waring Pro CC150 Cotton Candy Maker brings the carnival home! The halogen heater system provides fast and delicious results, and the hub detaches for easy cleaning. The included cotton candy recipes use easy to find ingredients like pure cane sugar, food coloring and flavored extracts. Great idea for parties!

8. Nostalgia Electrics Donut Holes Maker

Donut Holes Maker

Delectable appetizers and H’Ordeuvres are ready in minutes. Make jelly donuts, puff pancakes, mini cinnamon buns and more. It’s great for snack time, party time or anytime! A handy injector is included to give your donuts a variety of fillings such as jelly, cream or caramel.

9. Sephra 16″ Select Fondue Fountain in Brushed Stainless Steel

Sephra 16 Select Fondue Fountain in Brushed Stainless Steel

This chocolate fountain is bound to make your guests return to the serving table. This chocolate fountain can comfortably serve up to 20 people at full capacity.

Belgian Milk Fondue Chocolate

The Sephra Fondue Fountain works best with Sephra Belgian Milk Fondue Chocolate. This Kosher certified fondue chocolate is made of premium quality chocolate, which ensures that it has a rich Belgian taste and texture.

10. Nostalgia Electrics Vintage Kettle Popcorn Maker

Nostalgia Electrics Vintage Kettle Popcorn Maker

Make delicious and crunchy popcorn for your kids with the Nostalgia Electrics Vintage Kettle Popcorn Maker. Its vintage design makes it ideal for carnivals and children’s parties.

For recipes and more easy party appetizers, check out Teelie Turner’s Pinterest board here. We’ve compiled tasty party appetizers from Shindigz, and all are a breeze to prepare! Get the recipes by clicking on the photo below.

Canapes

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