Butter My Hot Rum

buttered-rum-2To me, the holidays are about being around family and friends; hanging lights, trimming the tree, singing carols and drinking the old fashion cocktails of the season.  With times being what they are, in this busy life, you may never even have had the privilege, or the joy, of drinking a fresh cup of homemade Eggnog.  You may not even know that a Tom and Jerry is, not just a cartoon, a classic Christmas cocktail.

This drink took the forties and fifties by storm, when drunk in many a Hollywood holiday film (even though it has been a traditional yuletide beverage since 1820 when Pierce Egan wrote Life in London, or The Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn Esq. and his Elegant Friend Corinthian Tom; Pierce wanted to promote his book so why not invent a cocktail…best idea ever!)

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Double Chocolate Peppermint Puppy Chow

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I knew I needed a holiday version of a puppy chow and obviously, chocolate came to mind. Now I have seen white chocolate peppermint versions and I have seen milk chocolate peppermint versions. However, this one combined the best of both worlds! I recently discovered on Instagram that Hershey’s came out with a new chocolate spread and I was eager to get my hands on some. Much to my delight, I found a jar in my local grocery store. This was the perfect ingredient for this puppy chow.

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Creamy Cheesy Mushroom Leek Au Gratin Potatoes

 

With it being close to the holiday’s, it is nice to try some different and unique recipes. I love to cook with cheese. All types, any kind. Give it to me if it has cheese.

I have just discovered a new brand of cheese that has so many different flavors of cheese that I have never heard of, tasted or experienced in my whole life. This is officially going to change now that this company has been introduced in my life.

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Spinach & Artichoke Rolls

 

Halloween is over and you know what that means? The holiday’s are here. Is Christmas music playing anywhere yet? I know that all the Christmas decorations are up at all the stores, so it is here.

With all the chaos of the holiday’s, Pepperidge Farm is here with their new Stone Baked Artisan Rolls to help make life so much easier.
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