Candy Canes and Cocktails – The Festive White Russian
Dec17

Candy Canes and Cocktails – The Festive White Russian

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I don’t know what it is about the Christmas season but it always brings about a craving for White Russians. And when I say “White Russian,” I don’t mean the kind that subliminally influenced me to write this article. I mean the cocktail. You know, the one that found a permanent spot in pop culture lore via its inclusion in the cult classic, The Big Lebowski, as The Dude’s favorite cocktail. Lovingly portrayed by Jeff Bridges in only a...

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12 Songs to Make Your Christmas a Little More Tropical
Dec23

12 Songs to Make Your Christmas a Little More Tropical

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With temperatures in my hometown scheduled to be in the mid 50s Christmas day (about 30 degrees higher than normal), the fact that I’m not celebrating my favorite holiday of the year on an island in the Caribbean becomes a little bit easier to bear. Still, it’s not Christmas in the Caribbean and while I love a white Christmas as much as anyone else, white sand would be a suitable substitute for the fluffy stuff. While the multitude of...

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Rum-Infused Eggnog Recipes to Help You Through This Christmas Holiday
Dec22

Rum-Infused Eggnog Recipes to Help You Through This Christmas Holiday

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The Christmas holiday can be a fun and joyous time but as we all know, the stress of hosting parties, buying gifts and the overall “busyness” that comes packaged with it like a gift under the Christmas tree can become a little cumbersome and overwhelming. Have no fear, Christmas warrior – that’s where rum comes in, cleverly obscured behind that frothy holiday concoction known as eggnog. “To tradition-steeped...

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Elf on a Shelf Lets Loose … And I Mean Really Loose
Dec26

Elf on a Shelf Lets Loose … And I Mean Really Loose

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The Christmas season can be a stressful time and apparently even more so for the ubiquitous Elf on a Shelf. We named our elf Glitter and for almost a month, we didn’t even have to think about disciplining our daughter as the mere threat of not getting any presents for Christmas was enough to get her back on the straight and narrow. It worked (most of the time) and for that I will miss Glitter. When you think about it, he/she has...

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108 Holiday Cocktail Recipes To Get You Through the Holidays
Dec24

108 Holiday Cocktail Recipes To Get You Through the Holidays

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We all love our families … right? As everyone knows, though, a tiny sip of a cocktail here and there makes loving them a little bit easier, especially during the holidays. They’re a stressful time by nature as party plans, room accommodations, meal choices, last minute shopping and wrapping and parking for Cousin Eddie have to be figured out among other things. If you’re not hosting a party, consider yourself lucky....

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