December 6, 2016

No Bake Peppermint Bark Cookies

Need a quick cookie recipe for the holidays that the whole family and Santa will adore? Mix up these super simple No Bake Peppermint Bark Cookies today! White chocolate and marshmallows melt together to form the base of this gluten-free cookie. When the mixture is melted, stir in crushed candy cane pieces and rolled oats. Scoop the no bake cookies onto a lined baking sheet and chill before consuming. Enjoy with a mug of cocoa this Christmas!

Need a quick cookie recipe for the holidays that the whole family and Santa will adore? Mix up these super simple No Bake Peppermint Bark Cookies today! White chocolate and marshmallows melt together to form the base of this gluten-free cookie. When the mixture is melted, stir in crushed candy cane pieces and rolled oats. Scoop the no bake cookies onto a lined baking sheet and chill before consuming. Enjoy with a mug of cocoa this Christmas! #sweetestseasoncookies

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December 5, 2016

Toasted Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Celebrate the holiday season by baking delightfully simple, yet complex Toasted Pecan Shortbread Cookies. This twist on a classic is elevated by the addition of toasted pecans to the outside of the cookies. Cream butter, maple syrup and powdered sugar together before adding flour and salt to make the cookie dough. Coat the dough with toasted pecans, then chill. Slice and bake when ready for the perfectly crunchy, slightly sweet Christmas cookie. #sweetestseasoncookies
Celebrate the holiday season by baking delightfully simple, yet complex Toasted Pecan Shortbread Cookies. This twist on a classic is elevated by the addition of toasted pecans to the outside of the cookies. Cream butter, maple syrup and powdered sugar together before adding flour and salt to make the cookie dough. Coat the dough with toasted pecans, then chill. Slice and bake when ready for the perfectly crunchy, slightly sweet Christmas cookie.

December 2, 2016

Cranberry Feta Brussels Sprout Salad with Candied Pecans and Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

Serve Cranberry Feta Brussels Sprout Salad with Candied Pecans and Warm Bacon Vinaigrette as a festive side dish this season! Brussels sprouts serve as the base of this unique winter salad. Top the shredded Brussels sprouts with dried cranberries, crisp bacon, feta cheese, candied pecans, then toss in a warm bacon vinaigrette before serving. Slightly sweet, savory, salty and crunchy, this salad is a delicious new way to enjoy Brussels sprouts!
Serve Cranberry Feta Brussels Sprout Salad with Candied Pecans and Warm Bacon Vinaigrette as a festive side dish this season! Brussels sprouts serve as the base of this unique winter salad. Top the shredded Brussels sprouts with dried cranberries, crisp bacon, feta cheese, candied pecans, then toss in a warm bacon vinaigrette before serving. Slightly sweet, savory, salty and crunchy, this salad is a delicious new way to enjoy Brussels sprouts! #spon

November 30, 2016

Caprese Skewers

Caprese Skewers are the perfect easy appetizer to make for a crowd this holiday season! Crusty ciabatta bread serves as the base. Grape tomatoes, small mozzarella balls and fresh basil are layered onto the bread, then skewered with a festive toothpick. To finish the dish, drizzle reduced balsamic vinegar on top, and enjoy! Red and green, these simple but delicious Caprese Skewers are sure to be a winner at parties this season... and any season!
Caprese Skewers are the perfect easy appetizer to make for a crowd this holiday season! Crusty ciabatta bread serves as the base. Grape tomatoes, small mozzarella balls and fresh basil are layered onto the bread, then skewered with a festive toothpick. To finish the dish, drizzle reduced balsamic vinegar on top, and enjoy! Red and green, these simple but delicious Caprese Skewers are sure to be a winner at parties this season... and any season!

November 29, 2016

The Potluck: November 2016

Continuing the monthly tradition, The Speckled Palate's The Potluck: November 2016 includes a few makeup items, a messenger bag, a contemporary romance book series, a much-needed drink and more. Swing by the blog today to get a full list of the things I adored during the month of November.
Continuing the monthly tradition, The Speckled Palate's The Potluck: November 2016 includes a few makeup items, a messenger bag, a contemporary romance book series, a much-needed drink and more. Swing by the blog today to get a full list of the things that made me happy during the month of November.

November 21, 2016

No Churn Peppermint Ice Cream Milkshake

Get in the holiday spirit by whipping up No Churn Peppermint Ice Cream Milkshake! You don't need an ice cream maker for this recipe. Whip heavy whipping cream, then add sweetened condensed milk, pure peppermint extract and candy cane pieces. Stir gently until combined, then freeze. When it's time to make the milkshake, scoop the ice cream into a blender, and mix with milk. A smooth, pepperminty shake is the BEST holiday dessert! #spon
Get in the holiday spirit by whipping up a No Churn Peppermint Ice Cream Milkshake! You don't need an ice cream maker for this recipe. Whip heavy whipping cream, then add sweetened condensed milk, pure peppermint extract and candy cane pieces. Stir gently until combined, then freeze. When it's time to make the milkshake, scoop the ice cream into a blender, and mix with milk. A smooth, pepperminty shake is the BEST holiday dessert! #spon