People think I am nuts, but I just love to entertaining and cook for my family and friends. Honestly, there is nothing better than seeing their faces light up when they enjoy something you worked so hard on in the kitchen. When I first got married 12 years ago, I had no cooking skills or any of the tools I needed to even cook. Over the years, I have honed those skills and picked up items to make my life easier in the kitchen!
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5 Holiday Entertaining Musts
A cast iron skillet is a must in anyone’s kitchen! Have you ever had skillet corn bread? Plus, cast iron is something that can be handed down for generations to come!
A ceramic pie plate is perfect for baking your holiday pies and casseroles.
I love having a set of big beautiful bowls to set at my table. White matches so well with everything. I love an array of sizes for salads, vegetables and more.
For the holidays, I love to liven things up a bit and serve a signature cocktail for the night. Moscow Mules are so popular right now and you can really change up recipes depending on the holiday or season.
I recently added this Moscow Mule Gift Set to my entertaining collection from Southern Kitchen. It included everything I needed for a happy hour at home: 1 (8 oz) bottle of Hudson & Lee Ginger Spice Honey Simple Syrup, 2 (18 oz) Hammered 100% Copper Moscow Mule Mugs and a Skinny Moscow Mule Recipe Card (and more recipes!).
Winter Moscow Mule
Winter Moscow mule cocktail with lime, ginger and cranberry
- 1.5 oz Vokda
- 1 oz Hudson & Lee Ginger Syrup
- 1/2 oz Fresh lime juice
- 2 oz Sparkling water
- Cranberries & limes (for garnish)
Pour in a mule mug over ice & stir.
Serve with lime wedge and cranberries as garnish.
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