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 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 15 – Highball Drifter

On Wednesday, December 15th, our beer of the night is called Highball Drifter, which is part of the bottle shop series from Founder’s Brewing out of Grand Rapids, Michigan. If you are a fan of Founder’s Brewing like we are, and love their bourbon barrel aged series, we would recommend picking up this beer.  It…

Day 14 – Bittersweet Nitro

On Tuesday, December 14th, our beer of the night is Bittersweet Nitro, which is an Imperial Coffee Milk Stout.  This is brewed by Left Hand Brewing Company out of Longmont, Colorado. This beer does have good flavor – however, if you are a fan of black coffee, you will definitely like this beer!  It has…

Day 13 – State of Bean

On Monday, December 13th, our beer of the night is a coffee blonde called State of Bean by One Well Brewing out of Kalamazoo, Michigan. If you are a blonde ale fan, this is a great beer to pick up if you see it.  There is no bitterness to the beer and at 5.5% ABV,…