Food

Who’s Hungry

Happy Monday Babes! I hope you had a very merry Christmas and a restful weekend.

I spent the majority of the last week sitting on the couch eating holiday treats, so I’m ready to get back into a more structured and well-rounded eating schedule.

Here’s what’s cookin’.

  1. Greek Meatballs and Tzatziki from Food Network
  2. DIY State Fair Funnel Cake from Tablespoon
  3. Soup with Sausage Meatballs, White Beans, and Kale from Bev Cooks

What are you making this week?

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Delicious Christmas Goodies

Happy Monday Babes! No menu this week, but I do have a few Christmas recipes to make your holiday extra jolly.

Here’s what’s cookin’.

  1. Cranberry Mojitos from We are not Martha
  2. Caramelized Onion Sausage Rolls from Vikalinka
  3. Roast Prime Rib of Beef with Horseradish Crust from Food Network
  4. Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies from Sally’s Baking Addiction
  5. Spiced Eggnog Monkey Bread from Tablespoon

What are you making for Christmas?

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A Hanukkah Feast

Tomorrow night, I will be preparing the following menu for my Hanukkah celebration!

When cooking for friends, or anyone for that matter, I think it’s best not to put pressure on yourself to make everything from scratch. If you can make it without too much trouble, make it! If a recipe stresses you out, ditch it and go the store-bought route! It is your meal to make, and it is up to you to decide how you make it.

For the dinner I’ll be making, I’m going partially homemade. I’ll slow cook the brisket myself, but with seasoning help from a packet of Onion Soup Mix. Matzo Balls will be prepared from a helper packet as well, but I’ll add in fresh carrot to the soup. The green bean casserole will be mostly pre made, but I’ll make the Latkes from scratch. I’ll buy a Challah, and dessert will be a mix of store-bought and homemade treats. It’s all about balance babes!

Here’s my menu for a delicious and simple Hanukkah Feast:

Starter

  • Matzo Ball Soup- I bought this and I’m going to do as the box tells me to! Then I’ll float my matzo babes and sliced carrots in chicken stock. Boom! Soup’s on.

Main

  • Beef Brisket- I’ve shared this recipe before, but here it is once more. Thanks again Momma! I’ll season a medium-sized beef brisket with salt & pepper, then place the meat fat side up in my slow cooker. Next, I’ll pour a 14oz can of crushed tomatoes over top, adding up to one 14oz can of tomato sauce as needed. Then, I’ll sprinkle one packet of Lipton’s Onion Soup Mix over the meat, cover, and cook on low for 6 hours. Make sure to let your meat rest a bit (while covered) on a board or platter before slicing!

Sides

Dessert

  • Store bought Chocolate-Dipped Macaroons- Here’s a good recipe if you’d like to DIY.
  • My Version of Sufganiyot (Israeli Jelly Doughnuts)- I’m going to fry quartered biscuit dough in oil until golden, drain on paper towels, then top with powdered sugar. I’ll serve them with an easy raspberry dipping sauce.
  • Sprinkle Cookies- I’ll smash blue & white sprinkles into store-bought sugar cookie dough and bake according to package directions.

What foods are you making to celebrate Hanukkah?

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The Look | Haute Hanukkah

The Look | Haute Hanukkah
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Food

Who’s Hungry

Happy Tuesday Babes! Hope your week is going well.

To all my Jewish Babes, I’d like to wish a very happy first night of Hanukkah!

I’ll be preparing a Hanukkah feast later in the week, but until then, here’s what’s cooking!

  1. Frito Chili Pie from The Pioneer Woman
  2. Easy Leek and Potato Soup from Greedy Gourmet
  3. Jambalaya from Gimme Some Oven

What are you making this week?

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Holiday Gift Tags Printable

Happy Friday Babes! Today, I’ve got a holiday gift for your holiday gifts.

It’s a Holiday Gift Tags Printable! I’ve designed a sheet of modern holiday gift tags for you to print at home in the quantity and color you’d like. There are 16 tags per page, and I’ve created them in black & white, as well as 5 color versions: mint, deep red, soft blue, silver, & gold. Load your printer with colored cardstock, kraft paper, plain copy paper, or even sticker paper to create your holiday gift tags. Tie ’em, glue ’em, or stick ’em on your gifts, and watch your friends & family be impressed by your holiday style.

How do you jazz up your holiday gift wrapping?

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Menorah Roundup

Hanukkah begins next week! So, in preparation of the Festival of Lights, I’ve created a roundup of menorahs to buy and to DIY.

To Buy

01. Silver Art Deco $53 from Target | 02. Origami $115 from Etsy | 03. Cast Iron $100 from Dwell | 04. Industrial Style Copper $128 from Provisions | 05. Lucite $198 from Casa.com | 06. Wood + Metal $49 from West Elm | 07. Contemporary Aluminum $20 from Bed Bath & Beyond


To DIY

01. Color Blocked on ConfettiPop | 02. Branch on Martha Stewart | 03. Glass Votive on Good Housekeeping | 04. Bead Blocks on Martha Stewart | 05. Hardware on eHow


BONUS

01. Dreidel Matchstrike Jar on Thanksgivukkah | 02. Chanukah Candles from Amazon

Do you like to buy or DIY your Hanukkah decor?

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