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Easy And Delicious Cocktails For St. Patrick’s Day

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St. Patrick’s day is about in the corner and we need to whip out our newest recipe books in order to celebrate the day properly. Not only food, though, but we also need cocktails as well to help celebrate. When it comes to St. Patrick’s day, you have a lot of options. Go with cocktails made from Guinness, irish whiskey, Irish vodka. If those above don’t hold your interest, just shake up something green and delicious.

Celtic Sipper

In a shaker with ice, combine 1 ½ oz. Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur, 2 oz. Zaya Gran Reserva rum, and 1 ½ oz. coconut water. Strain into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice.

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Pour 2 oz. Kalak Single Malt Irish Vodka, ¾ oz. sweet Italian vermouth and ½ oz. Green Chartreuse in a shaker filled with ice. Stir for about 20 seconds, and strain into a chilled tumbler. Add a sprig of thyme studded with three olives, and stir the drink again. Fill a glass with ice, and stir a final time.

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Shamrock Pinch

Fill a glass with ice. Add 2 oz. Barefoot Moscato, ½ oz. Irish whiskey, and 1 ½ oz. orange juice. Top with 1 ½ oz. ginger beer, squeeze a lime wedge into the drink and drop the shell into the glass.

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Long Smash

In a shaker, muddle six tarragon leaves with 2 oz. grapefruit juice and 1 bar spoon of sugar until the sugar has dissolved. Add 1 ½ oz Kalak Single Malt Irish Vodka and lots of ice. Seal, shake hard for 10 seconds and strain into a chilled glass. Add a dash of sparkling mineral water, and garnish with a grapefruit twist and tarragon sprig.

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16+ Ugly Christmas Sweaters Ideas To Brighten Up Your Christmas

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With the holidays just around the corner. Thus, it’s time to start thinking about the perfect ugly Christmas sweater. To be fair, not all ugly Christmas sweaters are that bad.

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Some sweaters serve a purpose. So, whether it be to hold your wine bottle or to transform you into a Christmas tree. Some even have interactive games and lights. You can also go for a sweater more on the simple side that just has a fun saying or pattern. Or, if you’re feeling really crafty, you can go for a homemade ugly Christmas sweater.

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We’ve gathered some of our favorite ugly sweater ideas right here. Hence, to help you stand out at your next Christmas party. Whether you’re looking for a men’s ugly Christmas sweater, a women’s ugly Christmas sweater. Also, even something for the kids, there’s an option here for each family member. Making your ugly sweater party debut as newlyweds?

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We’ve also included a cute option for couples too. Not only will these funny DIY sweaters make your bash one for the books. But, they’ll also make great DIY Christmas presents and gag gifts. Another benefit of these sweaters? They won’t break your budget. So, there’s one in here that costs the blogger one dollar to make!.

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So whether you’re looking to buy it online. Or are getting your arts and crafts kit ready for a DIY session. Hence, there is definitely the perfect ugly Christmas sweater on this list for you.

You can only have a holly jolly holiday. Thus, if you’re dressed like Clark Griswold from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation on Christmas Eve. It’s time to break out the ugliest, most horrendously cheery Christmas apparel around. Also, we’ve found the best sweaters to help you ring in the season with all the bells and whistles (literally).

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Great Christmas Tradition For You And Your Family To Do

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There’s nothing we don’t love about Christmas! The food, the tree, the songs, the films. Hence, there are so many great traditions that we all take part in. But our favorite ones are the ones that just our family does.

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Whether it’s pajamas under the tree on Christmas Eve or a homemade tour bus to go and see the lights. Thus, we’ve tracked down some adorable new family Christmas traditions for you and the kids. Hence, to make memories with this year, and every year after that.

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With these adorable and unique Christmas traditions, a little homemade snow and a sprinkle of creativity. Thus, it’ll be your merriest, most magical Christmas yet!

Read The Christmas Story

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Amidst all of the lights and presents and sweet treats. Hence, it’s nice to be reminded that this season we are celebrating. Therefore, about love and hope at the core.

Start A Christmas Countdown Paper Chain

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Children are visual! Every day the kids ask how many days until Christmas. But it’s so much more exciting for them to get to remove a piece of the paper chain. Thus, each day and see how the day is nearing!

Go To A Christmas Concert

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Most cities have special concerts during the holiday season, and many of them are free! Bring your family to hear the beautiful songs of the Christmas season.

Go See The Nutcracker

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Last year a friend of ours was dancing in The Nutcracker. So, I reluctantly decided to buy tickets for Parker and me. I never dreamed she would love it so much! After Christmas, she said it was her favorite thing we did all December long! We are going again this year and bought this book to prepare! It’s by far my favorite book version!

Bake Treats For The Neighbors

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Parker loves to bake this time of year, but there’s only so many cookies I want lying around the house. Sweet treats are a nice excuse to pop over next door with baked goods in hand. And catch up with the neighbors!

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Tips On How To Make Perfect Pie For Your Holiday Seasons

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For many people (us included). Thus, the best part of the holiday season is the plentiful bounty of holiday desserts. Hence, from cookies to cakes to truffles galore, there are sweets to satisfy every kind of sweet tooth.

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While simple slow cooker dump recipes are OK in a pinch, pies are really the quintessential kickoff to holiday dessert season. Whether you like pecan, pumpkin or apple. Thus, if you want to serve up a pie that will make your guests wish they hadn’t had that second heaping helping of stuffing. So, you’re going to need an arsenal of pie-making tips to get you started. Luckily, we’ve got you covered.

Tips For Perfect Pie Crust

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No matter what kind of pie you’re making, your pie crust is the single most important element. For desserts, you’re going for the flakiest, tastiest crust possible — and that’s not always easy to achieve. But there are a few really easy things you can do to achieve optimum flakiage and flavor.

Choose Your Fat Wisely

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Choosing the right kind of fat is key to your pie crust’s flakiness, tenderness and flavor. Shortening is the easiest to work with, but it doesn’t bring much to the pie party in terms of flavor. Instead, opt for a mix of butter and lard in around a 3 to 1 ratio — but feel free to adjust those to your taste. Butter brings the flavor and does help with tenderizing the crust. Processed lard that you buy at the grocery store is all but flavorless and adds even more tenderizing power. It also brings the flake factor you’d normally get with shortening without that weird aftertaste.

Keep It All Cold

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It’s imperative you keep your pie crust cold until it’s ready to go into the oven. You need your fat to remain as solid as possible so the flour coats it without itself being coated in fat. You need the dry flour to absorb the liquid you’ll add to develop the right level of gluten. Plus, those chunks of unmelted fat melt while baking, leading to those flaky layers you’re looking for.

Don’t Develop Too Much Gluten

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The entire reason you knead bread is to develop gluten. Strong gluten structures lead to that soft chewiness that makes bread the toothsome treat it is. But gluten is the enemy of the pie crust. It inhibits flakiness and tenderness and just makes your crust boring and tough. Some gluten-development is good for your pie crust, but anything you can do to limit it is good. It’s very unlikely you’ll underdevelop the gluten for a pie crust.

Take us to Flavortown

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Sorry for the Guy Fieri reference, but this is important. Whatever you do, don’t forget the salt. It’s the single most important ingredient in terms of flavor.

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But don’t stop there. Consider adding other liquids to your water, such as apple cider vinegar (spoiler alert: apple cider vinegar benefits your crust in other ways too).

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