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Weekly Link Party #327

Weekly Link Party #327 Christmas recipes

Welcome to our weekly link party #327! The best recipes for Christmas!

4 more days til Christmas and today I am sharing some final inspiration for your Christmas menus. Today is all about the eye catching, fun and delicious Christmas recipes! There were so many good ones to choose from! And we had so many newcomers to the party last week, I love it! Keep sharing with all of your friends and other creators!

But first, something really exciting happened this week! I was live on our local news WTEN sharing a few of my DIY ideas for the holidays! It was alot of fun! You can head to my instagram and click the WTEN story highlight to see the clip.

 

Nicolle Mallinson Our Tiny Nest on WTEN sharing holiday DIYs and crafts

I shared how I made this DIY snow globe tray.

And this cute way to give a gift card. You can click here to see how I made it!

DIY snowglobe gift card holder

Now here are this week’s features-

Chocolate peanut butter trees from Spaceships and LaserBeams

This was the ladies at Spaceships & Laserbeams first time linking up with us and I hope they will continue every week because they have the BEST recipes! Now you can make your own homemade chocolate peanut butter Christmas trees!

close up shot of Chocolate Peanut Butter Christmas Trees piled on a plate

 

Chocolate Peppermint Pie from Fat Dad Foodie

I love an easy dessert and Lenny made this delicious chocolate peppermint pie. Lenny thanks for joining us last week and I hope you will become a regular because all of your food looks amazing!!!

chocolate peppermint pie closeup

Mini Christmas Tree Pizzas by Walking on Sunshine Recipes

This is the cutest appetizer and I’m sure it’s something kids and adults will love! Gather your pizza ingredients and a fun Christmas cookie cutter.

mini pizza bites appetizer.

Christmas Morning Cinnamon Rolls from Cook Clean Repeat

I just had to share this recipe! It’s tradition in our house that every Christmas morning we have cinnamon rolls, we’ve been doing it ever since I was little. And this is such a cute idea to make them into a Christmas tree!

featured image showing the finished Christmas morning cinnamon rolls ready to eat

Peppermint White Russian from Organized Island

Obviously I couldn’t let you go without a cocktail! Raquel whipped up this refreshing twist on the traditional White Russian with only 4 ingredients.

Peppermint White Russian Holiday Drink

Now on to this week’s party!

Rules:

* Up to 3 links per person. * Make sure you check out a few other links while you’re here!

* You MUST follow us on at least one social platform:

Nicolle Our Tiny Nest

Our Tiny Nest Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter

Grandma's house DIY link party

Grandma’s House DIY Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter

We will choose features every week and share them across our social media and in the next party!

By linking up you’re giving us permission to feature you in the next party by including your post URL and one of your images. You are also giving us permission to share one of your images across our social media platforms and in the Grandma’s House weekly DIY newsletter to promote the party.)

The party runs through Sunday at 11pm

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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Nesting

Nesting

Nesting on this last weekend before Christmas.

We are officially 1 week away!!! How are you doing with your holiday have-to’s?

I had taken the day off on Friday to get some last minute shopping and wrapping done but the boys had a snow day. So we watched movies, made this snow ice cream and had a hot cocoa bar instead.

So looks like I’ll be wrapping this week while the boy’s are in school 🙂

snow ice cream

This weekend we made our annual homemade Irish cream and planned our Christmas menu. We make homemade Irish cream every year to sip on Christmas day and it also makes great gifts! Click here if you’d like the recipe.

I picked up this adorable sled at a local farm store last weekend. Isn’t it so cute? At first I had it by the fireplace but I think I like it better out front. What do you think?

winter fireplace decor sled with skates

Here’s what I shared this week on the blog:

Easy Winter Salad Recipe

And a special announcement-

If you are local, make sure you tune in to News Channel 10 this Tuesday for their morning show! I’m going to be on with Stephanie Rivas sharing a few easy DIY’s for the holidays!

 

There won’t be any Nesting for the next 2 weeks because of the holidays. But I will still be sharing more easy Christmas recipes, a teacher gift idea and ideas for New Years. So be sure to check your inboxes!

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Now for a few of my favorite things I found on the web this week:

My friend Amy from Amy Sadler Designs shared this gorgeous clay bowl that she made. It would be beautiful to gift to someone for their jewelry.

Do you like white russians? How about eggnog? Then check out this recipe for an eggnog white russian.

This pretty Christmas focaccia bread.

This is a fun Christmas Eve tradition to do with the kids.

 

Have a fantastic weekend!

 

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Easy winter salad recipe

Winter salad

This is the best easy winter salad recipe. I am known in the family for making the best salads and it’s a title I take seriously. This one is perfect for Christmas or New Years too. Roasted brussel sprouts add a nice flavor, topped with pomegranate arils that look like little jewels and the cinnamon candied nuts for the perfect sweet crunch! It’s great paired with pork, turkey or a beef.  I’m sharing my recipe below.

Easy Winter Salad Recipe

Easy Winter Salad

Ingredients:

For the salad

  • 2 cups brussels sprouts, sliced
  • olive oil
  • salt/pepper
  • 2 cups chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • dash of cinnamon
  • For the greens I like to use frisee, kale, spring mix, or a half and half blend of spinach and arugula
  • 2 pears, sliced
  • 1 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1 log goat cheese crumbled

For the dressing

  • 1/2  cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp  honey
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • dash of salt to taste

Directions:

1.) Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees.

2.) On a sheet pan lined with foil, divide the pan in half. On one side toss the brussel sprouts with olive oil, salt and pepper. On the other side add the nuts, maple syrup, and cinnamon, coating evenly. Sprinkle the nuts with salt. Bake in the oven until roasted about 15-29 minutes. Be sure to stir the nuts periodically.

3.) While the brussel sprouts and nuts are roasting, in a large salad bowl, add the greens, sliced pears, pomegranate arils goat cheese.

4.) Once the brussel sprouts and nuts are roasted, remove from the oven and add into the salad. Toss evenly.

5.) When ready to serve, prepare the dressing. Add all of the dressing ingredients into a mason jar, top and shake. Then lightly pour over the salad.

Enjoy!!!

easy winter salad with roasted brussel sprouts, pomegranate arils and pears

Easy winter salad recipe with brussel sprouts, pears and candied nuts

 

As always I love to see what you create! So if you make this, tag me on Instagram @ourtiny_nest!

 

wooden salad bowl glass salad bowl flat bowls for salad, soup or pasta salad bowls

 

 

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For more of my favorite salads check out

My Peach Arugula Salad – this is nice in the summer

My Reuben Salad Bowl – perfect if you love a good Reuben Sandwich

 

Pin for later

 

The best winter salad

 

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Weekly Wednesday Link Party #326

weekly Wednesday link party #326

Welcome to this week’s Wednesday Link Party #326!

If you are new here this is a post where every week some of the best bloggers and creators come together to share their ideas, DIYs and recipes. Every week I choose a few that were the most popular or my favorite to feature. Scroll down to be inspired and link up any of your posts you would like to share.

Here are last week’s features from our party! Check them all out and then be sure to link up your ideas at the bottom for a chance to be featured next week.

Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board from Get On My Plate

This is Casey’s first time linking up and joining our party and I am so glad she did! This Christmas tree charcuterie will be the most festive appetizer at your party or Christmas dinner!

Christmas Tree Charcuterie board decorated with Boar's head products on a red plaid table cloth.

DIY Paper Bag Snowflakes from Arts and Classy

I love these snowflakes that Meredith made! They are so neutral and are perfect to transition from your Christmas decor into winter as well! She shows you how she made them out of paper bags.

DIY Wax Sachets from WM Design House

I had to look up what a wax sachet was at first but I love this idea! Wendy never ceases to amaze me with her creativity and this is a great gift topper!

The natural wax sachets on a package

How to create a Christmas cookie or snack display by South House Designs

Diane shows you how to put together a darling display your holiday treats or snacks. I love all of the different elements she chose and this makes me want to have a sweets display!

angled view of finished Christmas cookie display holding trays and plates of different Christmas cookies

Grinch Cookies from The Kitchen Is My Playground

Tracy made these adorable Grinch cookies using vanilla wafers. These are so fun!

Grinch White Chocolate Sugar Wafers On Tray to Let Coating Set Image

Now on to this week’s party!

Rules:

* Up to 3 links per person. * Make sure you check out a few other links while you’re here!

* You MUST follow us on at least one social platform:

Nicolle Our Tiny Nest

Our Tiny Nest Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter

Grandma's house DIY link party

Grandma’s House DIY Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter

We will choose features every week and share them across our social media and in the next party!

By linking up you’re giving us permission to feature you in the next party by including your post URL and one of your images. You are also giving us permission to share one of your images across our social media platforms and in the Grandma’s House weekly DIY newsletter to promote the party.)

The party runs through Sunday at 11pm

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter