Holiday Dinner

This weekend, we hosted a holiday dinner at our home with close friends. Husband spent all day making an elaborate and delicious menu of brisket, baked mac and cheese in individual ramekins, and maple bacon brussels sprouts. I contributed a festive holiday drink and dessert, as pictured below.

Honey sage gin fizz — I’ve always thought gin tasted like Christmas tree (not that I’ve ever had a mouthful of Douglas Fir) so I wanted it to be the base for our holiday cocktail. I found the recipe here.

Pistachio brittle — Husband is allergic to peanuts but sometimes he’ll buy me peanut brittle anyway because I like it, so I wanted to make an alternative treat he can enjoy too. It’s so easy to make and addicting to munch on! Find the recipe here.


  1. December 17, 2012 / 12:00 pm

    Love your christmas look, you looks so cosy


  2. December 17, 2012 / 12:46 pm

    très jolie cette petite robe 🙂

  3. December 17, 2012 / 12:54 pm

    you look gorgeous! your peanut brittle sounds delicious!

  4. December 17, 2012 / 4:58 pm

    Looks like a great holiday get-together! Your decor looks so festive too and I just love that velvet dress.

    xo, alison*elle

  5. December 17, 2012 / 5:20 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous, I love your sweater! Your blog is amazing and I am now following you!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  6. December 17, 2012 / 6:48 pm

    Everything sounds delicious!

  7. December 17, 2012 / 8:59 pm

    Ohh, the drinks and snacks look so good! Especially in a mason jar with handles, I love that look!

    You also look amazing in that gold detailed dress with dark lips!

    The Weekend Diary

  8. December 17, 2012 / 9:08 pm

    Dear Carolyn, you look beautiful and at ease – like the ideal hostess is supposed to be (while I tend to freak out a little when I've guests over). The dinner must have been delicious, and the drinks look inviting.I'm your newest follower, stop by if you like.kisses Coco

  9. Yeji
    December 17, 2012 / 11:18 pm

    You and Mig are amazing hosts!!! mmm baked mac and cheese….::drool::

  10. December 18, 2012 / 2:05 am

    Yum! You and your house look lovely. I adore that dress…so festive 😉


  11. December 20, 2012 / 11:54 pm

    You look stunning in that dress! Happy holiday!

  12. December 28, 2012 / 4:43 pm

    Hi there! Your blog is so beautiful and fun.
    All that food looks so yummy!
    And I love your dress 🙂

    XO The Daily Fashion Drug

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