Easy Christmas Eggnog Cocktail Recipe

Happy Holidays! It’s my favorite time of year! A time to reflect on the past year and make exciting new memories with family and friends. I have also included a free printable Christmas Bucket List to help create those special events!

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Here is a quick and easy Eggnog Cocktail recipe. There is nothing more comforting than the smells and tastes of the holiday season. Add this festive recipe to your holiday menu! Eggnog is a special treat that we don’t have often, so we want it to taste rich and luxurious! Best of all the prep time is only three minutes so you can whip this up last minute to serve guests dropping by.

Festive Christmas Eggnog Cocktail


  • Italian Amaretto Liqueur Such As Disaronno
  • Store Bought Eggnog Of Your Choice
  • Cinnamon Sticks & Topping (optional)
  • Gingerbread cookies (optional)

The best Eggnog should be well spiced with cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and allspice. Choose a good Eggnog that is thick, buttery, and slightly sweet. I recommend Southern Comfort because it’s not too sweet but also has the right amount of spice.


  • Dip the glasses in Eggnog, then the cinnamon to rim the glass. (optional) Allow to dry.
  • Pour Eggnog into the glass, then add a shot of or 1 ounce Amaretto Liqueur
  • You can also add whip cream and sprinkle with cinnamon for a festive look.
  • Stir, chill, or add ice, then enjoy!


Free Printable Christmas Bucket List

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Use this list to complete your Holiday plans with family and friends!

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Easy Sautéed Green Beans With Garlic

Happy Holidays! Tis the season to eat drink and be merry! Instead of traditional Green Bean Casserole try this quick delicious recipe for Sautéed Green Beans with garlic. This simple yet savory Green Bean Dish is packed with flavor and will leave your guests wanting more! Best of all, you only need five ingredients!

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Easy Sautéed Green Beans With Garlic


  1. 2 Pounds of fresh Green Beans
  2. 3-4 fresh finely chopped garlic cloves
  3. 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil- keeps the flavor of the dish light
  4. 2 tablespoons Kerry Gold Irish Butter- or any butter of your choice
  5. Sea Salt to taste



  • Start with a large saute pan on low heat, then add olive oil and finely chopped garlic and stir spreading out the garlic all over the pan.
  • Add fresh green beans to the pan and then sprinkle with sea salt.
  • Turn the heat up to medium high constantly, sautéing the green beans for about 10-12 minutes until they slightly begin to caramelize.
  • Turn off the heat and then add the 2 tablespoons of butter.
  • Once the butter has melted transfer to a beautiful dish to display on your Thanksgiving Table.


Note: This method keeps the green bean bright and crisp so there is no need to boil them first. Also use fresh chopped garlic no garlic in a jar or any substitute garlic. Remember, always use the best ingredients. This simple recipe is so good once you try it, you’ll want to make this dish anytime.

If you are a garlic lover you always add more garlic to taste. The best thing about this dish is that once the garlic starts to brown it adds a subtle garlic flavor that is not too over powering even for non garlic lovers!

This dish also pairs well with chicken and seafood.


I make this dish all throughout the year, especially when I’m craving something savory. I hope you enjoyed this post! Also see my recipe for Buttery Sweet Potato Souffle.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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2022 Holiday Gift Guide

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Season’s Greetings! Are you looking for the perfect gift for beach lovers? Finding the perfect present is never easy no matter who you are shopping for. Year after year, you’re shopping for the same people and it get’s harder but it doesn’t have to be. Use this hand gift guide before you start your holiday shopping.

While making this list, I only chose the best items from Amazon. Everything is either a best seller, a five star item, or some of my personal favorites. There are thoughtful, yet affordable and unique gifts for everyone on this list. Just click on the image to find the item.

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Find unique gifts for beach lovers that will impress everyone on your list!

  1. This beautiful handmade sea glass earrings and necklace set is the perfect gift for jewelry lovers! Check out the Sea Stamped Store to see all beach glass designs. You can also create your own gift set.


2. These set of 2 stemless wine glasses are hand painted and the perfect unique gift for both wine and mermaid lovers!


3. This hand blown glass conch sea shell figurine is the perfect gift for your loved ones that collect seashells.


4. Here is a great gift for those that love sea turtles! This cute collectible statue has a beautiful crushed glass mosaic shell.


5. This set of 3 nautical aromatherapy candle set is the perfect gift for candle and beach lovers alike. Once the candles are burned, the jars can be re-used and home decor.


6. This beautiful mother of pearl photo frame also comes in pink and natural white. Present this gift with your favorite beach photo memories.


7. Seahorse candle holders are a great gift for beach lovers! This set o 2 beautiful pillar candle holders also comes in gold.


8. Lanterns are the perfect gift for beach lovers! This gorgeous set of 2 silver lantern set can also be filled with candles or seashells for the perfect beachy look!

2022 Holiday Gift Guide

9. Yankee candles are always a great gift idea! Give this Christmas at The Beach scented candle as a reminder of your favorite beach vacation! See all scents from the Yankee Candle Store here.


10.  Another great gift idea for mermaid lovers! This warm and cozy mermaids tail crochet blanket comes in 4 colors, perfect for teens!


11. Nautical iron anchor candle holders are the perfect rustic decor gift. It comes as a set of 2 for pillar candles.


12. Here is another great nautical anchor gift idea. Give this warm cozy beach style throw to anyone who loves a nautical theme!


13. These set of 4 coastal mugs are the perfect beachy gift for coffee lovers!


14. Here is a gorgeous starfish serving platter for your favorite hostess who enjoys the finer things in life.


15. Everyone loves beach Gnomes! These set of 3 cuties are a perfect year around decoration for beach lovers!


16. Bella Wind Chimes are the Boho-Beachy gift! They are made of sea glass and come in several colors.


17. This beautiful resin starfish bowl comes in 2 beachy blue colors and is the perfect accent piece for any room in the home.


18. Remind your favorite beach lover to take a moment and just Breathe with this beautiful framed ocean art print!


I hope you found something you love on this list. Why not get a little something for yourself while you’re browsing. You can get any of these items shipped within 2 days if you have a Prime Membership!

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Buttery Soft Sugar Cookies

Do you love sugar cookies? I admit they are my favorite cookies to make especially on Christmas Eve. This soft delicious cut out cookie recipe is sure to please a holiday crowd! Use your favorite cookie cutters to make this recipe and add icing once they are cooled. The total prep time is 3 hours (2 hours to chill the dough)  bake time 8 to 10 minutes and yields about 4 dozen cookies.

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Buttery Soft Christmas Cookies


  • 3 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup softened butter (not melted)
  • 1 1/2 cups of granulated white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


  • Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together, set aside. In a large bowl, cream together softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then add in the vanilla. Gradually blend in the sifted ingredients until fully absorbed. Cover dough, and chill for 2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease cookie sheets. On a clean floured surface, roll out small portions of chilled dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out shapes using cookie cutters. You can find cute and fun Christmas cookie cutters here.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are barely brown. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks. Once cooled decorate using your favorite royal icing colors. Enjoy!

These cookies will keep their shape nicely and remain soft and chewy long after being cooled. Bake ahead and store in the freezer. They will remain fresh for 3-6 months as long as they are wrapped tightly in plastic and kept in an airtight container.

I hope you enjoy making this recipe if so share it and also see my classic recipe for Easy Royal Icing!