Roasted Vegetables Winter Mash

Three roots for side dishes (pun intended)! Winter vegetables are sometimes hard to come by, but lucky for us, the rooted vegetables are in season during the winter. Their flavor is hearty and creamy, without having to add heavy cream into the mix. Also, by roasting the vegetables, not only do you have easy clean up, but the roasting process gives them such a wonderful flavor. This roasted winter mash will complement pretty much any meat and vegetable dish you have planned for a winter dinner. In these four easy steps, you'll have a lovely winter side dish on your table in no time: Prep Roast Purée Serve Roasted Winter Mash Ingredients 1 medium white potato, washed and diced 1 parsnip, washed, peeled and diced 1 turnip, washed and diced 2 garlic cloves, … [Read more...]

Ten Best Apple Cider Recipes

Hot apple cider is the perfect winter drink. Warm, richly scented, and perfect for fire-gazing, book-reading or blanket-snuggling. Here are some of our favorite apple cider recipes gathered from the far corners of the internet - from the slow-cooker recipe perfect for entertaining, to the orange-flavored apple cider recipe with a twist. These are the must-try recipes of the winter! 1. Slow Cooker Apple Ciders - Take the guess work, hassle and fuss out of making spiced cider by using one of these slow-cooker recipes to save time during a party! 2. Fabulous idea of serving delicious apple cider in an apple cup. By Taste of Koko. 3. If you have a sore throat consider this old-fashioned remedy with an apple cider twist! The apple cider hot toddy includes soothing spices, … [Read more...]

5 Fabulous Side Dishes for Winter

Side dishes at their finest on these cold winter nights will certainly impress even picky palates. It's hard to say no to produce picked at its peak and made into both healthy and decadent side dishes that will complement any winter meal. 1. Cake Mix Corn Bread from  Blissfully Domestic A winter meal isn't complete without bread. You may ask yourself, why is this bread special? Well, it tastes as good as it looks since it is made with a cake mix and corn mix. Sweet and savory to complement any winter dish. 2. Stovetop Butternut Macaroni and Cheese from Lauren's Latest What a lovely way to warm up with the traditional comfort food of macaroni and cheese. Hiding butternut squash in the dish, not only adds flavor and creaminess, but makes it a little healthier for you. … [Read more...]

Winter Coat Trend – Capes

Pea coats and parkas are nice, but if you're looking to perk up your winter wardrobe, make a statement with a cape! Capes are a big trend this season, appearing on runways and in fashion magazine, but I'd argue that they are a timeless piece that is worth the investment. Keep Your Cape Stylish and Balanced The key to wearing a cape is balance. Capes add volume to the top half of your body, so pair them with skinny jeans, pencil skirts, leggings, and tall boots to elongate the legs. If you're interested in a classic cape that you can wear for seasons to come, look for wool or flannel capes in gray, navy, black, or camel, just like you would a pea coat. - Ultimate Military Cape by Top Shop $190 - Modern Capelet by White House Black Market $188 - Crusade Cape by French Connection … [Read more...]

Snowman Footprint T-Shirts

HOW TO MAKE A FOOTPRINT SNOWMAN T-SHIRT I bought the shirts at Target for 4.99 each. You can use any t-shirt, but for the youngsters, this was the best. I also pre-washed the shirts. The best paint to use is craft fabric paint. It is very permanent. I have tried ink (which is what I did w/ these) and it washes off over time. I actually used embossing ink, and embossing powder first on these shirts. That washed off somewhat, so I re-touched the entire thing w/ fabric paint- which is why it looks like it does. I used a stipple brush, and I like that it looks all snowy. I painted the face w/ the paints after it dried. I also had the kids use their fingers to make the snowflakes. Of course it helps to have someone help you when doing the footprint. The best thing to do, is put a … [Read more...]