December 2018

Found 14 blog entries for December 2018.

 

Published by: Christine Pease

December 21, 2018

I don't even know where to begin with this beauty! Custom design to capture the beauty and breezes of the San Gabriel River and nestled in the gated community of River Place Estates in Georgetown, Texas. This home is just absolutely stunning and is luxury living at it's finest. Featuring five bedrooms, five full and two half baths, two master suites with sitting rooms and fireplaces. Two living and eating areas. Library with private office, separate craft room and gourmet kitchen. Over 6000 sq. ft. of the finest of fine living. Feels more like a Five Star Resort versus a private home.

Let's dive in and start with the entrance!

Open these custom designed doors to enter a grand

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Published by: Daisy Gregg

 

Okay, be honest with me, you were out last night buying gifts? I knew it! But it’s okay, so was I! The holidays creep up on all of us so quickly. I still don’t have the planning down to start buying in September. So, I put together this list of quick desserts to at least take one thing off your to-do list. And FYI they are all basically chocolate based… Sorry not sorry! Enjoy!

Peppermint Bark- Simple and Easy thanks to Delish!

This quick dessert is mixing and pouring into a pan and refrigerating. The article says you can make a batch in 10 minutes! I will not claim that but it could happen!

Reindeer Brownies- this will make the kids want to help, cutting down on your work time! All thanks to FoodNetwork!

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Who can forget deviled eggs with a Holiday twist?! 

CLASSIC DEVILED EGGS RECIPE WITH A HOLIDAY TWIST

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 hard-boiled eggs, cooled and peeled
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Red food coloring
  • Green food coloring
  • Water

PREPARATION

  1. Cut eggs in half lengthwise and scoop out the yolks into a bowl
  2. Stir in mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper
  3. Put 5 drops of red food coloring into a bowl of water and 5 green into another bowl of water. Place the egg whites into the colored water and allow to sit in the water until the eggs are the shade you like
  4. Pat the colored eggs dry
  5. Fill the egg whites with the egg mayonnaise mixture
  6. Arrange on
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After all the hustle and bustle of preparing for Christmas, Moms it is time to relax! Settle into your Christmas Day with a Christmas Mimosa! 

CHRISTMAS MORNING MIMOSAS

yield: SERVES 6 

total time: 15 MINUTES

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 (750mL) bottle champagne
  • 3/4 cup cranberry, blood orange or pomegranate juice (your preference!)
  • rosemary springs, for garnish
  • sugared cranberries for garnish

sugared cranberries

  • 4 ounces fresh cranberries
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup water

DIRECTIONS:

Add an ounce or so of juice to the bottom of a champagne flute. Fill it up with champagne, garnish with rosemary and sugared cranberries, and serve!

sugared cranberries

Add 1 cup of the sugar and the

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Next Up..Good ole Sweet Potato Bake! 

Mom's Sweet Potato Bake

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cold mashed sweet potatoes (prepared without milk or butter)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, beat the sweet potatoes, sugar, eggs, milk, butter, salt and vanilla until smooth. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. 
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, pecans and flour; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over potato mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 45-50 minutes or until a
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Need a recipe for Christmas?! I will be posting one a day as we countdown the days until Christmas! 

First up, White Chocolate Peppermint Oreo Bark! Enjoy!! 

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White Chocolate Peppermint Oreo Bark

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Published by: Christine Pease

December 14, 2018

 

Christmas is a time for giving and I absolutely love filling stockings with mini gifts that fill the heart with joy! It was our family tradition to open our stocking stuffers on Christmas Eve. Then we were rushed off to bed so Santa can come for cookies and fill the floor with presents under the tree. When I was about 5, I remember sleeping over at my Grandmother’s house on Christmas Eve. In the middle of the night I heard a “Ho Ho Ho” and still believe it was the man himself, Mr. Santa Claus.

“I still believe in Santa Claus. He may not be the one that puts the presents under the tree, but his spirit works through us each time we give freely without expectation and each time we spread

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