Christmas

10 of the Best New Year’s Eve Cocktails Worth The Effort

I took my cocktail research seriously as I was planning our menu for our first annual Austin holiday dinner party and wanted to share some of my favorite New Year’s Eve Cocktails that were unearthed in the process! Mixing up a cocktail is the beverage equivalent of putting on a pair of satin Ganni slingbacks. It signifies that it’s not just going to be any old night. (If it were, you would have opened a bottle of wine and slipped your feet into a pair of mules.) As we head into this next holiday-filled week, the thing I find …

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Stuffed Pork Tenderloin Recipe with Apple Pecan Chutney

Whether you’re hosting for 6 or 20 this holiday, this stuffed pork tenderloin recipe is simple, easy and full of flavor. Stuffed with an apple and pecan chutney, this stuffed pork tenderloin makes a great main course or a perfect heavy appetizer spread. Happy Holidays friends! It’s such a fun time of year to enjoy family and friends. And hopefully, if you’re hosting you’re not overwhelmed by the idea of feeding a crowd. It can be hard to come up with easy but creative ideas. But no need to stress my friend, I (Lauren) have got the …

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21 Christmas Traditions for Kids

It’s no secret that children make the holidays infinitely more fun to celebrate! Keep reading for all of our favorite Christmas Traditions… (This post was originally published in 2019) When I found out I was pregnant with Parker, I immediately began thinking of all of the things I couldn’t wait to do with her- chief among them, creating our own Christmas traditions as a family. Christmas is just more magical with children around. I remember stressing that first year about what our holiday traditions would be. If we …

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Gluten Free Maple Spiced Donuts Recipe with Pumpkin Butter Glaze Recipe

Maple Spiced Donuts This Gluten Free Maple Donut recipe makes it feel like fall all year round–spicy, warm and gluten free! Delicious baked donuts, with a wonderful pumpkin butter glaze – so good! I’ve always been a fan of donuts, but when I went gluten free the only ones I could find were frozen. Talk about a disappointment. So I set out to make my own Gluten Free Donut recipe, and it’s since become sort of my favorite thing and a bit of a niche for me, I even have a hashtag, #lalasdonuts! How To Make This Gluten Free Donut Recipe – Step …

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