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Mulled Wine For A Crowd

This winter mulled wine recipe is a cinch to make in a slow cooker. Featuring fresh oranges, apple slices and cinnamon it will be a crowd favorite!

Looking for an easy to drink for your next winter party?

This MULLED WINE RECIPE is perfect!

Simmered in your slow cooker, 

this recipe is a hit!


Mulled Wine in a teacup for a winter treat

Our first trip to Germany was in the winter, and that was when I discovered gluhwein, which is essentially mulled wine.

Elf Quotes Tee Shirt Designs




Two of your favorite Elf quotes are turned into easy to recreate iron on vinyl templates for simple DIY holiday tee shirts on your Cricut machine!

Love the movie ELF?

Love watching the scene where Buddy lets out the biggest burp ever? 

You’ll adore these easy to make

Elf Quotes Tee Shirt Designs!


You sit on a throne of lies Elf quote t-shirt
   
     Okay, I admit it. It was before Thanksgiving that my kiddos watched Elf. Because why wouldn’t you? This pop culture Holiday Classic can be enjoyed all year round. My boys think it’s the greatest movie ever. Even my oldest boys will stop what they are doing to watch it. Since they are getting older, they don’t want those skin tight cutesy Christmas pajamas anymore. I still want those super fun Christmas morning photos though.

      I decided to solve this problem by getting them flannel pants and a comfy t-shirt. I took their favorite quotes from Elf and used my amazing Cricut® Air 2 machine to make these super fun festive shirts! You’ll find the links to files down below.  Better yet, I’ve teamed up with some other awesome bloggy friends who are doing their own crafts and recipes based off of other Classic Christmas movies. They are also all listed below, so check them out!

Elf the movie
The Classic Christmas Movie: Elf!

     I’m not sure what makes us laugh the most. Buddy yelling at the store Santa, “You sit on a throne of lies!” or Buddy burping the longest burp known to mankind. I think the boys would probably go with the belch. Cause you know, they’re boys.

Pressure Cooker Recipes: Maple Mustard Glazed Carrots

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These maple mustard glazed carrots will melt in your mouth! A little time in the pressure cooker makes them taste like they have braised all day!

Pressure Cooker Recipes are all the rage! 

Save on time without sacrificing flavor!

Maple Mustard Glazed Carrots 

taste like they have cooked and caramelized all day long!


Gluten Free Thanksgiving glazed carrots recipe

     Last week, I shared with you our Gluten Free Thanksgiving complete with Stuffing Balls. I had several of you ask me about the cooked carrots in the picture. These maple mustard glazed carrots are so tasty. They simply melt in your mouth. Whole grain mustard and maple syrup combine to make the best glazed carrots ever. You’d think they had cooked and caramelized all day, but in reality, they only take about 30 minutes in a pressure cooker. They are a perfect side dish to make an an instant pot. While you have all your other items in the oven, utilize your pressure cooker and let it do the work for you.

     I’m pretty sure most of you saw the special on Amazon for the amazing Instant Pot. I’m gonna take a wild guess - I bet most of you purchased the deal, or have one sitting as a gift under your Christmas tree. I purchased mine earlier this fall at full price. It was worth EVERY PENNY. I use my instant pot all the time for quick rice, for stews and soups, and lots of boiled eggs. I am using mine about 4 days a week. It’s truly a work horse around here!

Flourless Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

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Flourless Chocolate peppermint cookie recipe

Perfect cookie to gift for the holidays! 
This recipe is naturally gluten free!

Flourless Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Flourless Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are naturally gluten free and make a perfect cookie for holiday gifting. #ad #CelebrateWithCoffee
     Let the holiday gifting begin! I love to make cookies and candy to give to our friends and neighbors. Most of all, I love to eat the sweet little treats! Since I don’t eat gluten, that eliminated a lot of the cookie recipes I use. I decided that this year I wasn’t going to feel left out. So instead I created this recipe for flourless chocolate peppermint cookies.

     Since they are naturally gluten free, I don’t have to worry about a substitute flour making it taste like - well let’s be honest - cardboard. The best part is that they are absolutely delicious and just melt in your mouth. There is no sacrificing flavor here! The addition of Dunkin' Donuts® coffee and Dunkin' Donuts® creamer take these cookies to the next level. I’ve served this to guests with rave reviews. Even if you don’t eat gluten free, I encourage you to add this holiday delight to your gifting list!

5 Tips For Doing DNA Testing

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Your DNA Testing Questions Answered! Want to learn more about testing? Which company to use? Who to test? Your most pressing questions about DNA testing are answered!

    One of my favorite hobbies is genealogy. I could spend all day researching family trees. A few years ago, I kicked it up a notch and added DNA testing to the mix. It has been a total game changer. Last year, I helped a dear friend discover who her biological dad was through DNA testing. I’m asked a lot of questions about DNA so I thought I would share my 5 tips for doing DNA testing.

5 Tips For DNA Testing


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