• Appetizers,  Recipe,  Uncategorized

    Lamb Bites with Potato Crostini

    Everything you love about lamb in one perfect bite! Mint, cumin, garlic and lamb top a crispy potato slice. Finish it all off with the best Greek sauce I’ve ever tasted, courtesy of my name twin Jenni over at whipandwander.com, and you have an appetizer fit for any occasion! Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google These tasty gourmet meatballs make the best appetizers! Click here to get Whip and Wander’s Whipped Feta Recipe! “Instead, I do what I do best, and start preparing the roast lamb for dinner. There is something heartwarming about a roast dinner and we…

  • Dessert,  Recipe

    Linzer Playing Card Cookies

    Fun and delicious, these cookies are the perfect afternoon dessert.  Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google pretty and delicious card inspired cookies for your afternoon game “Elizabeth, who had a letter to write, went into the breakfast room for that purpose soon after tea; for as the others were all going to sit down to cards, she could not be wanted to counteract her mother’s schemes.” Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice Tweet If you like this recipe, check out the book that inspired it! You can buy Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen here from Amazon or you…

  • Beverage,  Creative,  Recipe

    Novel Cocktails ~ Drinks with a Literary Twist

    To me, the holidays are a cozy time, filled with warm memories, good food, family traditions and special beverages. These are great for entertaining anyone but especially fellow book lovers. If you like these, check out my Boozy Book Bites.  Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google The Elain ACOTAR, Sarah J Maas Recipe The Cassian ACOTAR, Sarah J Maas Recipe The Nesta Silver Flame ACOTAR, Sarah J Maas Recipe The Amren Blood Orange Cocktail ACOTAR, Sarah J Maas Recipe The Morrigan ACOTAR, Sarah J Maas Recipe The Feyre Darling ACOTAR, Sarah J Maas Recipe The Rhysand Night Court…

  • Appetizers,  Recipe

    Party Cheese Balls

    This recipe is the perfect base for all of your cheese ball needs. Go crazy mixing cheeses and outer coatings! Featured here are: Goat Cheese and Pistachio, Sharp Cheddar and Dill, and Feta with Red Pepper and Pecans.  Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google “Forget the gold standard—the hood operated on the cheese standard. Cheese on anything was money. If you got a burger, that was cool, but if you got a cheeseburger, that meant you had more money than a guy who just got a hamburger. Cheese on a sandwich, cheese in your fridge, that meant you…

  • Dessert,  Recipe

    Cream Wafers

    Every Christmas, my aunt would make these pretty cream wafers. They quickly became one of my favorite holiday treats and I now make them every year.  Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google These take a little effort but they are such delicious little bites. Looking for more holiday recipes? Click below to see my full collection.

  • Dessert,  Recipe

    Extra Minty Peppermint Bark

    The trick to this is to use Peppermint Hershey Kisses. I discovered this because I had lots leftover after making my Peppermint Mocha Cookies. Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google “Peppermint. He placed it into the cup of hot water he’d taken from the coffee machine. Then he handed it to Nora. She had never drunk peppermint tea in her life. ‘That’s for me?’ ‘Well, yeah. It was the only herbal they had.’ He had a coffee for himself that Nora secretly craved. Maybe in this life she didn’t drink caffeine.” Matt Haig, The Midnight Library Tweet Delicious…

  • Dessert,  Recipe

    Peanut Butter Blossom Kisses

    My mother always makes these for Christmas. Peanut butter cookie goodness with dark chocolate kisses make the perfect bite.  Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google It's impossible to have just one! “Teddy leaned on the talkback button and said, “Julia would like to know if she may have a cookie.” Billy leaned in and said, “Yes, she may.” And then he added, “Just make sure it’s a…normal one.” I took Julia by the hand and we went to the kitchen and we split a peanut butter cookie.” Taylor Jenkins Reid, Daisy Jones Tweet If you like these, check…

  • Creative,  Recipe

    12 Christmas Recipes from a Book Nerd

    Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google 1. Snowed In One By One, Ruth Ware The warmth of childhood nostalgia with a kick of grown up peppermint schnapps.  2. Peppermint Mocha Cookies In A Holidaze, Christina Lauren My two very favorite flavors of the holiday season come together in this fun Christmas cookie! 3. Sven’s Swedish Ginger Cookies The Giver of Stars, Jojo Moyes These traditional Scandinavian cookies taste like Christmas. Buttery with hints of warm spices, they go perfectly with a hot beverage. I took the liberty of decorating with white piping which I believe is more of…

  • Dessert,  Recipe

    Cherry Pie Bites (Kolaches)

    These Czechoslovakian desserts have been in my family for generations. At my home, it just isn’t Christmas without them.  Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google This cookie is a family holiday tradition passed down for generations. “Nina leaned her elbows on the iron balusters and gazed past the cherry orchards—the most popular stop on the palace tour, because of that old story about King George I and the cherry tree—to the city beyond. Washington, the nation’s capital.” Katharine McGee, American Royals Tweet

  • Dessert,  Recipe

    Christmas Sugar Cookies

    Is it really Christmas if you don’t have sugar cookies?? I love a pretty, perfectly decorated sugar cookie, but for the holidays, the more frosting and sprinkles, the better! My four year old agrees with me.  Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google Sweet and simple, these cookies are the perfect base for all of your creativity! Every Saturday, she couldn’t wait to get to the glass display case and look at the giant sugar cookies decorated like frosted animal faces and flowers. Kali White, The Monsters We Make Tweet If you like this recipe, check out the book…

  • Dessert,  Recipe

    M&M Christmas Cookie Bars

    This are the easiest cookies you will make for Christmas! Mix, dump in a pan, bake and enjoy!! Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google So EASY!! Unedited- just me and my kids baking Christmas cookies!

  • Dessert,  Recipe

    Peppermint Mocha Cookies

    My two very favorite flavors of the holiday season come together in this fun Christmas cookie! Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google Andrew tastes like peppermint and chocolate, smells like the smoke from the wood in the fireplace, and feels like sunshine. Christina Lauren, In A Holidaze Tweet Peppermint and mocha- my favorite holiday drink of the year in one delicious Christmas cookie! If you like this recipe, check out the book that inspired it!     You can purchase In A Holidaze here from Amazon or if you’d like to support small bookstores, it’s also available at…

  • Creative

    Holiday Recipes

    Cookie Recipes Christmas Sugar Cookies Peppermint Mocha Cookies Swedish Christmas Cookies Cherry Pie Bites (Kolaches) Cream Wafers Peanut Butter Blossom Kisses Innocent Meringue Cookies Apricot Thumbprints Bar Recipes M&M Christmas Cookie Bars Hot Cocoa Marshmallow Treats Candy Recipes Extra Minty Peppermint Bark Killer Truffles Breakfast Ideas Sticky Buns Cocktail Recipes Snowed In Killer Chardonnay Spritzer Holidaze Spiked Cider Appetizer Party Cheese Ball

  • Beverage,  Dairy Free,  Recipe

    Holidaze Spiked Cider

    Apple cider and smoked maple bourbon create a warming holiday beverage that smells like maple syrup and tastes like Christmas.  https://youtu.be/OGpPUB09ADY I take a deep drink and wow, Andrew does not mess around– this is not “heavy on the juice.” I’m surprised that flames don’t flicker off my tongue when I exhale. Next reboot, I’ll have to ask him to make one that tastes slightly less like fire.” Christina Lauren, In A Holidaze Tweet Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google who says cider is only for fall? If you liked this recipe, check out the book that inspired…

  • Dessert,  Recipe

    Killer Truffles

    One bite of these truffles and you will never believe they are so easy to make!! The best part is the topping possibilities are endless! Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google Reid appears at my side. I smell the sugary morsels before I spot the platter of truffles in his outstretched hand. So. Many. Truffles. Kate Lansing, Killer Chardonnay Tweet Decadant and easy- my two favorite descriptions of a recipe. Psssst. These go great with the Killer Chardonnay Spritzer…… You can purchase Killer Chardonnay here from Amazon or if you’d like to support small bookstores, it’s also available…

  • Beverage,  Recipe

    Strawberries and Champagne

    Just a small nerdy tip from a champagne lover. Throw some frozen strawberries in that glass! It keeps the bubbly cool and adds a touch color. Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google