Poinsettia Punch

Poinsettia Punch is just the festive drink you need to make your holiday party a hit!  I love punch of any kind but this punch is one of my favorites!  There is just something about a punch that seems to make any get together a little more festive.

Not only does this punch taste great, it looks pretty too.  The floating cranberries really give it a holiday look.

This punch comes together in just a few minutes.  All you have to do is put all the ingredients in a punch bowl and add lemon lime soda to taste.  The recipe does include vodka but I think it would be just fine to omit it if you didn’t want to serve alcohol.

Serve Poinsettia Punch at your holiday gatherings this season!

Merry Christmas!

Poinsettia Punch

Course Drinks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 12


  • 64 oz Cranberry Juice Cocktail
  • 12 oz Frozen Lemonade Concentrate
  • 4 c Vodka
  • 1-2 2 Liter Chilled Lemon Lime Soda
  • Fresh Cranberries for garnish


  1. Mix cranberry juice, lemonade and vodka in large punch bowl

  2. Add chilled soda to taste. Float Cranberries and serve.

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Cinnamon and Sugar Pecans

These Cinnamon and Sugar Pecans are so irresistible!  If you want your house to smell like Christmas, make these!

I always want to buy the candied nuts at the mall or events but they are so expensive.  I knew there had to be a way to make them at home!

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Glazed Ham and Cheese Sliders

These Glazed Ham and Cheese Sliders are probably one of the most versatile recipes I have.  Ham and cheese on rolls baked with a sticky, gooey glaze, how can you go wrong?

I make these sandwiches all year long, but it just seems like the perfect recipe for the holidays.  Honestly, they can be eaten as breakfast, lunch, dinner, an appetizer…..you name it!

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Creme Brulee French Toast Bake

This Creme Brulee French Toast Bake is the recipe that I’ve been most excited to bring you this Holiday Season!  This would be perfect for Christmas morning.  You make it the night before and it’s ready to bake when you wake up.

I started making this years ago for wedding and baby showers and had forgot about it until recently.  When I made it again, I knew I wanted to bring it to you for Christmas!

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Grandma’s Oatmeal Corn Flake Cookies

This week I am going to be featuring several new holiday recipes.  This cookie is one of my absolute favorites!  I will have both sweet and savory, so I’ve got you covered!

When I think of Christmas cookies, my Grandma’s Oatmeal Corn Flake Cookies are the first ones that come to mind!  They are the perfect mix of crispy and chewy and include just about everything but the kitchen sink!

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Sweet and Salty Snack Mix

Sweet and Salty Snack Mix – one of the hardest flavor combinations to resist!  Around the holidays it seems like everywhere you go there are sweets.  Cookies, candy, fudge.  As the name would suggest, this snack mix is mostly sweet with a little bit of salty.  The combination of the sweet and salty together make it the perfect snack!

You can have this Sweet and Salty Snack Mix made in 10 minutes.  It’s so quick and easy that you can whip up a batch of it and keep it on hand all holiday season.  I will warn you, it doesn’t stay around long.  Every time I make it, it is gone quickly!

All you have to do is boil the sugar mixture for 4 minutes and pour over the cereal mixture.  The microwave does  most of the work. You will need a brown paper bag to cook the mix in the microwave.  I usually have a Trader Joe’s or Kroger Clicklist bag on hand.  I know Aldi also has paper bags.

This is a simple and delicious snack mix that is great to have on hand for guests or to give as gifts this holiday season!

Sweet and Salty Snack Mix

This snack mix is a little bit salty, a little bit sweet and tastes like caramel!

Course Snack
Cuisine American


  • 12 oz box Rice Chex
  • 2 c pecan halves
  • 2 c pretzels
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • 1/2 c Karo Syrup (white)


  1. Combine cereal, pecans and pretzels in a large mixing bowl.

  2. In a saucepan bring the butter, brown sugar and syrup to a boil. Let boil for 4-5 minutes, sitrring constantly.

  3. Pour syrup mixture over cereal mixture. Use a spatula to make sure the two are combined well.

  4. Transfer to a brown paper shopping back and microwave 4-5 minutes. Be sure to shake mixture in the bag half way through cooking.

  5. Turn mix out onto wax paper and let cool. Once cool, break into chunks and eat!


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