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February is FINALLY here, and as you might assume, I’m ecstatic about it. Why? Because February is National Grapefruit Month! Grapefruit has always been one of my all-time favorite winter fruits. Its acidic nature, pungent taste, and numerous health benefits—think assistance with clear skin, weight loss, hydration, and digestion—are just a few of the many reasons for you to include this zesty fruit in your diet. If you’re new to the grapefruit family, don’t fret because these 10 recipes are here to show you how to integrate the peach-hued produce into your home.

1. If eating a raw grapefruit is too bitter for your liking, then switch things up by trying the fruit in the form of a baked good. This Grapefruit Ricotta Cake recipe (courtesy of Kristine’s Kitchen) presents the perfect opportunity!


2. A light and refreshing scoop of Crumb‘s Grapefruit Campari Sorbet to satisfies any sweet tooth.


3. Dinner is served! Load up on omega-3′s with this Pan-Fried Halibut with Grapefruit and Mango Salsa recipe courtesy of Cooks with Cocktails!


4. Swap out your usual Saturday night tequila shots (+ salt and limes) for something with equal citrus flavor—-The Cookie Rookie‘s Grapefruit Salty Dog.


5. How can you NOT start off your morning right when you’ve had one of  Style Me Pretty‘s Baked Lemon Donuts with Grapefruit Glaze? P.S. The donuts’ champagne color undoubtedly makes them insta worthy.


6. If you’re on the hunt for a fancy finger food, call off the search because Steele House Kitchen‘s Candied Cardamom Grapefruit fulfills the requirement.


7. Citrus salad anyone? Enjoy the numerous health benefits of grapefruit with Sweet Sugar Bean‘s Grapefruit and Avocado Salad with Shrimp.


8. Curb the mid-morning munchies with a snack that doesn’t take you off track. Pastry Affair‘s Bruléed Grapefruit recipe is tangy, tart, and tasteful.


9. If it’s your turn to host the girls this month, then make sure that you save room on your menu for The Whisk Kid‘s Grapefruit Cupcakes with Honeyed Italian Meringue Buttercream.


10. A true delicacy! Impress your guests with blush pink Grapefruit Macaroons (recipe courtesy of Lulu’s Sweet Secrets).


Happy National Grapefruit Month!


After the holidays there always seems to be a reprieve from the eating, and resolution to undo the over indulgence of the season,  that is quickly undone when football playoffs come around. That end of the year “I will never eat like that again!”, is quickly washed away when bacon, cheddar, and soft baguette present themselves to you in the most wonderful combination imaginable.

I’m Megan Keno, of Country Cleaver, and I’m so pleased to be sharing with you this Cheddar Bacon Loaf here on Delish Dish today! There isn’t much that can’t be done with bacon added to the mix, and when the recipe for this Bacon Cheddar Loaf popped up on my screen, it was love at first sight. And it was impossibly easy to do!

I love this recipe, because it is highly adaptable to whatever tastes you have, or whatever bread strikes your fancy. You can opt for a traditional crusty baguette, or a sour dough boule would be utterly divine. I went for the first thing I saw at the store, one of the take-n-bake baguettes.

And if you’re feeling crazy, mix up the cheeses inside from the traditional cheddar, to a pepper jack!

To make this, slice the baguette (or whatever bread you are using) on the bias, cutting nearly through to the end. Stuff with the cheese and bacon mixture and bake until melted through. It doesn’t get better than that!

Just don’t forget the bacon.

Click here for the full recipe!

Is it really New Year’s without a bit of bubbly? Make this New Year’s Eve a night to remember by throwing a few signature (as well as contemporary) cocktails into the mix! Whether it’s a sparkling, spice, sour, or spritzer, rest assured; you are in for a treat with these 10 drinks.

Take the edge off with a Orange Maple Old-Fashioned Cocktail by Marla Meridith. It’s sure to warm you right up!


How exquisite does this Zinfandel Grape + Rosemary, Gin Crush look by The Bonjon Gourmet?


Ring in the new year with something blue! Suzie Sweet Tooth‘s Turquoise Sip is certain to do the trick.


If you’re hosting an elegant cocktail party, then you have to check out A House in the Hills’ Pomegranate Rosemary Spritzer. It tastes as good as it looks!


Start the morning off right with Grapefruit and Sage Mimosa by Bakeaholic Mama.


If you’re planning on spending New Year’s Eve with the girls, then you HAVE TO make sure and try Style Me Pretty‘s French Pear Martini.


Katie at the Kitchen Door‘s Cranberry-Ginger Sparkling Rum Cider is the perfect combination of bubbly and berry.


How Sweet Eats’ Honey Sage Gin Fizz looks positively refreshing!


The Crepes of Wrath‘s Sparkling Negroni will have you ordering a “round two” in no time!


What’s a night out without a Moscow Mule? Honestly Yum‘s Cardamom Moscow Mule recipe provides a contemporary take on this classic cocktail.


Happy New Year!


Hooray! Saturday (aka December 26) is National Candy Cane Day. I’m celebrating this special occasion the best way I know how to–by eating. Join me and give your post-Christmas peeps a peppermint twist. The even BETTER part about this is that the work has already been done for you. I’ve put together 10 outstanding recipes to help you commemorate this remarkable day!

How adorable is Evermine OccasionsChocolate Gingerbread Men with Candy Canes recipe? This gingerbread man is (almost) too cute to eat…almost!


Kick start the night with A Night Owl‘s Candy Cane Shooters recipe. It’s festive AND delicious.



Shine the spotlight on dessert with The Food Charlatan‘s Candy Cane Brownie Trifle tutorial.


Take a look at this decadent Candy Cane Snowball Cookies recipe. Thank you My Baking Addiction!


Nothing says “National Candy Cane Day” quite like Sweet and Crunchy‘s Peppermint Bark Candy Cane Hearts recipe.



If cheesecake is your thing, then take a peek at Lulu The Baker‘s Frozen Peppermint Cheesecake recipe. It’s tasty to eat and beautiful to admire.



Searching for the perfect December birthday cake? Look no further because we’ve discovered The Tough Cookie‘s RAD Chocolate Cupcakes with Candy Cane Buttercream recipe.



Enjoy your next Netflix binge with a festive cinema treat! Cooking Classy‘s Peppermint Bark Popcorn recipe is a cinch to make and easy to eat!


Go ALL OUT with these festive DIY Peppermint Candy Spoons (courtesy of Princess Pinky Girl).


Merry Christmas!



Simple and easy setup for a holiday coffee and hot cocoa bar.

The holidays are most definitely one of my favorite times of the year, and we frequently host gatherings in our home, both formal and informal. Whether you’re going upscale or downscale, a coffee and hot cocoa beverage station is a fun and unique way to treat your guests to a little something special!

My girls helped me create this coffee and hot cocoa bar for a recent cookie decorating party we hosted, and I’m pretty sure it stole the show. Sure the cookies were all amazing, but kids and adults alike were delighted to create their own coffee and hot cocoa concoctions.

A Keurig makes it easy for everyone to have their own hot and fresh beverage to customize

The essentials for creating a holiday beverage station, such as this, are a Keurig brewer and a variety of K-Cup pods. We went with the Starbucks Holiday Blend and Starbucks Classic Hot Cocoa. Using a personal brewer makes it easy to switch between beverages, and everyone gets their own hot and fresh cup.

Beyond that, it’s all in the details. Let me walk you through a few of the highlights that we included in our spread…

Organizing K-Cups on a tiered tray makes it simple to grab the variety your guest wants to use

Organizing the K-Cup pods on a rotating tiered tray makes it simple for guests to grab the variety they’re looking for. And just how cute are those candy cane spoons? I found them at Walmart, and yes, you can actually eat them! As you can imagine, they were a BIG hit with the kids in attendance. Regular candy canes would be a great alternative, too.

Organizing your toppers in various glass jars makes for a pretty presentation

Organizing your beverage toppers in various glass jars makes for such a pretty presentation. Plus it makes it look like you really went out of your way, when it reality, it only takes a few minutes to transfer them over. We offered mini chocolate chips, crushed peppermints, mini marshmallows, and a variety of spices, along with half and half, whipped cream and caramel and white chocolate syrups.

Speaking of the spices — aren’t these little spice shakers just adorable? A set of 8 was just $2.24, again at Walmart. Originally I was just going to label them with my label maker, but someone (likely two little girls who shall not be named) used the last of the ribbon, so I was left searching for an alternative. Washi tape and a fine point Sharpie to the rescue! And I actually think I prefer this look.

One other thing to keep in mind when setting up a beverage station is to try using varying heights. Cake pedestals work great for this, and it not only looks more pleasing, but it also makes it easier to reach various items. I added a pedestal with a copper “garbage bowl” right next to the Keurig brewer for guests to toss their used K-Cup pods in, and also placed the creams and syrups on their own pedestal.

A DIY framed chalkboard is the perfect way to highlight a beverage station

I challenged myself to not purchase any new decorations for our coffee and hot cocoa bar — instead I “shopped my house” to find different items to incorporate. I made this framed chalkboard menu (out of a Better Homes and Gardens frame) for our Thanksgiving dinner and just repurposed it for our little buffet. I have a feeling I’m going to be reusing it a lot over the next month or so.

Kid and adults alike will love customizing their drinks with various toppings

My kids all adored our holiday beverage station so much that they begged me to leave it out all season long. Now, I don’t know about that… but it will definitely be making an encore appearance at several more gatherings over the next few weeks!

For more information on Keurig brewers, visit their website here.

Check out more of Tara’s holiday ideas at Unsophisticook.

Happy Holidays everyone! I’m Nole from Oh So Beautiful Paper and I’m so excited to share some holiday party inspiration with a Copper Keurig Holiday Hot Chocolate Bar! I live in Washington, DC, and when the winter months roll around it starts getting dark here pretty early – like 4:30 p.m. early. To make up for the early sunsets, I gravitate towards metallic sparkle and shine. A copper holiday party with a festive hot chocolate bar is the perfect way to celebrate the season with family and friends!

Copper Holiday Hot Chocolate Bar with Keurig / Oh So Beautiful Paper for Delish Dish

Keurig makes it so easy to set everything up! All you need for this hot chocolate bar is a few beautiful mugs (preferably made of copper, of course), some festive drink stirrers, and fresh flowers to set the mood. I also made a beautiful minimalist party wreath by spray painting a wire wreath form with copper spray paint and adding a few handfuls of baby’s breath from the grocery store and some battery powered LED string lights for extra sparkle. We placed our hot chocolate K-Cup pods in a vintage copper compote for easy access and made the Keurig brewer front and center!

For some additional holiday cheer, add a tray of spirits to mix with the hot chocolate. I’m a big fan of adding a splash of bourbon to my hot chocolate. Or if spirits aren’t your thing, consider an assortment of treats and toppings, like marshmallows, mini candy canes, flavored syrups, and perhaps spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. Display the additional ingredients in glass pour bottles or beautiful bowls in your party color palette!

Copper Holiday Keurig Hot Chocolate Bar / Oh So Beautiful Paper for Delish Dish

Our color palette was copper and black with wood tones and other metallics mixed in. I really love the combination of the copper bottle brush trees with the silver tinsel drink stirrers. So much sparkle! We chose not to cover our wood side table, but a neutral linen table runner would be really lovely and add some subtle texture to all the sparkly metallics on the table.

Copper Holiday Keurig Hot Chocolate Bar / Oh So Beautiful Paper for Delish Dish

Copper Holiday Keurig Hot Chocolate Bar / Oh So Beautiful Paper for Delish Dish

I love that Keurig offers the ability to easily make single mugs of hot chocolate – and you can even customize the size for different size mugs! The 6 ounce brew size turned out to be the perfect amount of liquid for these vintage copper and ceramic mugs, and there was just enough room to add a bit of whipped cream on top! And the best part is that there’s no messy clean up from making a bit pot of hot chocolate – just pop in as many K-Cup pods as you need at any given time! Your guests will be warm and cozy with a mug of hot chocolate in hand!

For more information on Keurig brewers, visit their website here.

Cheers to a festive holiday season and lots of hot chocolate during these cold winter months!

Nole Garey

Oh So Beautiful Paper

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