Cheesecake Truffles

If you love cheesecake and enjoy the bite-sized pieces, this is a great recipe to make. Ingredients: 8 oz cream cheese, softened 24 oz white chocolate chips, separated into 8 oz and 16 oz. 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract or doTERRA Madagascar Vanilla essential oil (10 drops) 1/2 TBSP ground cinnamon 1/2 TBSP cake seasoning…

Jambalaya

This is our favorite jambalaya recipe and does not require a box mix!  You most likely have a lot of the seasonings for the cajun/creole seasoning and I’ve listed the recipe for that as well below. Ingredients for jambalaya: 1 package polish kielbasa  1/2 lb or 1 lb of shrimp (you can use cooked or…

Day 24 – Utopias Barrel-Aged World Wide Stout

Who out there is familiar with Sam Adam’s Utopias?  We weren’t until recently and if you happen to see this 4-pack, it is worth every penny.  I was trying to find the last few beers to fill our advent box and saw this 4 pack, which I thought was a certain price.  At checkout, it…

Sugar Cookie Cheesecake

If you are looking for a different type of cheesecake to make, this is a great one to try!  You’ll need a 9 inch springform pan for this.  If you do not have one, grab your cupcake pans out and place liners down – this would work for any size of cupcakes, but keep in…

Day 23 – KBS Maple Mackinac Fudge

On Thursday, December 23rd our beer of the night is the highly acclaimed KBS, which is a flavored stout – this one is Maple Mackinac Fudge.  Founder’s Brewing out of Grand Rapids, MI is who brews this. This imperial stout is with mackinac fudge coffee, maple syrup and chocolate aged in oak bourbon barrels.  As…

Day 22 – Gotta Get Up To Get Down

On Wednesday, December 22nd, our beer of the night is a coffee milk stout ale with coffee.  This is called Gotta Get Up To Get Down and is brewed by Wiseacre Brewing Company out of Memphis, TN. At 5% ABV, this is a great milk stout.  You can definitely smell and taste the coffee flavor,…

Crustless Taco Pie

If you are looking for a great meal that incorporates taco meat, this is one to give a try.  It is very light and fluffy! Ingredients: Taco Pie –  1 lb ground beef 1 small onion 6 large eggs 1 cup heavy whipping cream 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup shredded cheese (not pictured) 3…

Day 21 – Solera

On Tuesday, December 21st, the beer of the night is Solera, which is a foeder-aged ale. Who else is a Dragon’s Milk fan? This beer is brewed by New Holland Brewing Company out of Holland, MI. For a Dragon’s Milk beer, it is good – however, we like the original a lot better.  This one…

Day 20 – Panther Cub

On Monday, December 20th, our beer of the night is called Panther Club by Founder’s Brewing out of Grand Rapids, Michigan. This beer is a porter with vanilla extract and maple syrup aged in bourbon barrels.  At 9.2% ABV, this is a great beer to sip on.  This one is definitely a favorite of ours….

Day 19 – Hershey’s Chocolate Porter

On Sunday, December 19th, our beer of the night is a chocolate porter – who is a fan of Yuengling beer?  Did you know that they have a Hershey’s Chocolate Porter? We are not a fan of Yuengling beer – however, we love our porter’s!  If you are the same, or even if you love…

Day 18 – Pecan Kringle Stout

On Saturday, December 18th, the beer of the night is Pecan Kringle Stout, which is a Brewer’s Reserve brewed by Central Waters Brewing Company, Inc. out of Amherst, WI. If you are a fan of stouts or porters and love barrel aged beer like we do, this is one to definitely pick up.  At 12.3%…

Day 17 – Spacebird

On Friday, December 17th our beer of the night was a donut stout called Spacebird, which is brewed by Crosstown Brewing Company out of Memphis, TN. This donut stout is packed full of flavor and you can taste the chocolate.  It does have a donut taste to it as well, which was different, but good! …