Alcohol Free Eggnog Recipe For Those That Don’t Like Eggnog

Alcohol Free Eggnog Recipe For Those That Don’t Like Eggnog

Eggnog is one of those things that you either like or don’t. I don’t know if there is an in between, except perhaps poorly made eggnog.

I have been team “I don’t like eggnog,” but my older son has been asking me to buy it for him every.single.time I go to the store. So, for our Christmas activity advent calendar, I added “Make Eggnog” to the list.

Growing up my Grandpa made it and I drank it, until I figured out what it was and then I couldn’t get past the mental block of drinking eggs.

Alcohol Free Eggnog Recipe by Aduke Schulist

Turns out, when you make it yourself it is pretty darn good.

Alcohol Free Eggnog Homemade Recipe

I can’t believe I just typed that. 

Here’s my Alcohol Free Eggnog Recipe for those that don’t like eggnog. Who knows, it may just convert you to an eggnog drinker.

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  1. In a medium sized bowl, add egg yolks and sugar. Beat with a mixer at high speed until pale yellow and thick in texture.
  2. Add cinnamon, nutmeg, and milk to the mixture and set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until they form soft peaks.
  4. Add egg white mixture, and whipped cream to the first bowl. Mix until combined.
  5. Serve with a sprinkling of cinnamon and nutmeg on top.
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If you are like me and have fond memories of your grandparents whipping up a batch, but later found yourself not liking it so much, I encourage you to try this recipe. It might just change your mind like it did mine.

Do you like eggnog?
Have you ever made it homemade?

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Funfetti Hot Chocolate – Recipe

Funfetti Hot Chocolate – Recipe

I have a confession to make. I have the biggest sweet tooth ever. My favorite desserts are FULL of sugar and insanely sweet. When somebody says something is too rich, I look at them like they are crazy. Too rich is not in my vocabulary.

It should be no surprise that my favorite cake is one of the sweetest ones ever..

FUNFETTI! 

Funfetti Hot Chocolate with Sprinkles by Aduke Schulist

I love it. Everything about it… Everything!! I love how bright and colorful it is, and of course how sweet it is.

And the sprinkles?

Perhaps my fav! I am like a big kid when it comes to sprinkles. They are a must.

Can you tell I’ve been thinking about Funfetti lately? Unfortunately it isn’t cake season. It’s hot chocolate season.

With that in mind, I HAD to recreate my favorite cake in drink form since it’s much easier to make hot chocolate on the regular than it is to bake a cake. Here is what I came up with.

This funfetti hot chocolate is super sweet and will impress your kids – and other funfetti cake lovers. It’s also super cute and party friendly.

It might not be fully homemade, but it is fully delicious.

 

Funfetti Hot Chocolate

1 mug full of steaming hot milk (or water, whatever) 
2 packets of instant hot chocolate mix
Lots of mini marshmallows  
Top with a 1-3 teaspoons of sprinkles

That's it...

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Drink up you guys, this stuff is delicious!

Do you like Funfetti cake? 
What about hot chocolate? 

Super Easy 5 Ingredient Chili Recipe

Super Easy 5 Ingredient Chili Recipe

Grab your spoons, it’s Chili season!! Perhaps I should start off by saying any time is Chili time for me. I don’t discriminate based on weather, but I especially love it during the Fall/Winter seasons. Unfortunately, I don’t always have the time to make the beans homemade on top of making the chili, so this Chili recipe is for those times.

This Chili can be made using only 5 ingredients and is super quick to make. It’s also delicious, but most chili is.

Best of all, it’s budget friendly and enough to feed a family of at least 4. We always have leftovers.

Super Easy 5 Ingredient Chili Recipe by Aduke Schulist

The full recipe is at the bottom of this post.

5 Simple Steps:

Step 1: Gather your ingredients. I’m a big fan of Best Choice as you can see here. I’ve never felt like I was getting below quality ingredients with this brand. Best Choice is affordable and totally not sponsoring this post.

Ingredients for Easy Chili Recipe by Aduke Schulist

Step 2: Brown your ground beef with your onion. I actually like to add some garlic powder or diced garlic to mine.

Onion and Ground Beef in a Skillet

Step 3: Drain and rinse your beans. If you prefer, you could skip the draining and rinsing, but I prefer to rinse my canned beans.

Two cans of beans drained

Step 4: Add all the ingredients including the cooked meat to a large pot. Stir, cook, and simmer until all the flavors are combined.

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Add Hamburger to Chili Ingredients Mixture

Step 5: Enjoy!

Easy Homemade Chili Bowl

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  1. Cook the diced onion and ground beef until browned. Drain the excess fat.
  2. Drain and rinse the two cans of beans.
  3. Add the diced tomatoes, rinsed beans, chili powder, and cooked hamburger to a large pot.
  4. Simmer until all flavors combined.
  5. Serve and enjoy!
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Growing up we always ate our chili with crackers, but lately I find myself enjoying it with cornbread.

The leftovers are great on a Frito pie, chili cheese dog, or as is. You can’t go wrong with this 5 Ingredient Chili Recipe.

How do you eat your chili?

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The Perfect Thanksgiving Meal – A Menu With Recipes

The Perfect Thanksgiving Meal – A Menu With Recipes

Thanksgiving is one week away y’all!! You got your turkey and your green bean casseroles ready, but what about everything else!?

Are you ready to eat some delicious food and spend time with family?

I am!

What I’m not ready for is the stress of preparing the menu and making sure there are foods available that will be pleasing to every palate.

Luckily for you – and me – I’ve been doing a little work and came up with The Perfect Thanksgiving Meal including recipes. Below you will find everything from appetizers to desserts and even drinks to make the Perfect Thanksgiving Meal.

The Perfect Thanksgiving Meal a Menu with Recipes by Aduke Schulist

Appetizers

Slow Cooker Grape Jelly Meatballs

Slow Cooker Grape Jelly Meatballs on Stick by Penny Pincher Jenny
Slow Cooker Grape Jelly Meatballs by Penny Pincher Jenny

Yum yum! My family loves when I make these Slow Cooker Grape Jelly Meatballs. Sometimes we have them as a main entree. They are so good.

Loaded Twice Baked Potato Casserole Dip

Twice Baked Potato Casserole by Penny Pincher Jenny
Twice Baked Potato Casserole Dip by Penny Pincher Jenny

Jenny made this as a casserole, but for Thanksgiving, this would make a delicious appetizer. Just toss it in a bowl with some crackers on the side and you have the perfect dip.

Drinks

Slow Cooker Wassail

Wassail by 918 Plate
Wassail by 918 Plate

I didn’t even know what Wassail was until recently, but when I found out, I had to have it in my life. It’s hot cider with a spicy  twist. 918 Plate has you covered on the hot drinks.

Party Punch

Check out Ricci’s fruit party punch for the cold drink. This punch combines some of my favorite fruity flavors in an icy/slushy form. Delish!!

Turkey or Ham

Pick one, or do both. My family does both since we have people that don’t like turkey and some who don’t like ham.

Baked Ham with Red Wine Glaze

Glazed Ham by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
Glazed Ham by Cosmopolitan Cornbread

The glaze on this ham is to die for. Brush it on your ham about every 45 minutes while its cooking and your family will be asking “Who made the ham?”

The Perfect Turkey

Perfect Turkey by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
Perfect Turkey by Cosmopolitan Cornbread

This Perfect Turkey recipe comes from Cosmopolitan Cornbread. She tells you exactly how to make the perfect turkey. Can I just say I’m glad I’ve never been in charge of the turkey?

Stuffing or Dressing

Whether you choose to put it inside the turkey as a stuffing, or bake it separate, the Perfect Thanksgiving Meal isn’t complete without one of these.

Chicken and Dressing

Chicken and Dressing by Kelli's Kitchen
Chicken and Dressing by Kelli’s Kitchen

This chicken and dressing screams Thanksgiving. It’s got all of your traditional dressing ingredients.  If you are feeling a little more adventurous, try this pineapple dressing from Kelli’s Kitchen.

Pineapple Dressing

Pineapple Dressing - Kelli's Kitchen
Pineapple Dressing by Kelli’s Kitchen

Chicken Cornbread Dressing

Chicken Cornbread Dressing by 918 Plate
Chicken Cornbread Dressing by 918 Plate

My family loves a good cornbread dressing like this Chicken Cornbread Dressing from 918 Plate. It’s hearty, savory, and makes a meal of its own. It’s one of the best leftovers to have after the Perfect Thanksgiving Meal.

Side Dishes

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad by So TiPical Me
Roasted Sweet Potato Salad by So TIPical Me

Leave the marshmallows for dessert with this Roasted Sweet Potato Salad. Have I ever told you guys sweet potato dishes are one of my favorite things about Thanksgiving?!

Honey Garlic Green Beans

Honey Garlic Green Beans by Delicious Little Bites
Honey Garlic Green Beans by Delicious Little Bites

Gotta get those greens in there. Even the pickiest of eaters will like these simple yet flavorful green beans.

Roasted Chili Spiced Carrots

Roasted Chili Spiced Carrots by Delicious Little Bites
Roasted Chili Spiced Carrots by Delicious Little Bites

While your green beans are cooking, pop these carrots in the oven and they will be ready in no time.

Nutmeg Rice

Nutmeg Rice by Delicious Little Bites
Nutmeg Rice by Delicious Little Bites

This easy nutmeg rice recipe is a great quick addition to round out the sides. It takes minutes to make and even the youngest of helpers can assist with this dish.

Dessert

You can always do your traditional pumpkin and pecan pies, but why not mix things up this Thanksgiving?

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie by House of Fauci's
Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie by House of Fauci’s

This chocolate chip cookie pie from House of Fauci’s combines a few of my favorite things together, the best thing is you can freeze individual slices meaning pie for days. Oh yeah!

Apple Pie Cheesecake

Apple Pie Cheesecake Recipe - by Aduke Schulist
Apple Pie Cheesecake Recipe – by Aduke Schulist

The sweetness of apple pie, but the deliciousness of a cheesecake. This is one of my favorite desserts.

Cherry Marshmallow Fluff

Cherry Marshmallow Fluff by House of Faucis
Cherry Marshmallow Fluff by House of Faucis

Now we can bring in those marshmallows. This Cherry Marshmallow Fluff pairs well with a full belly. It’s sweet enough to be a dessert, but light enough to not make you feel like you are going to explode.

That’s it y’all! The Perfect Thanksgiving Meal. No time to make it all yourself? No problem! Just assign each family member to bring one item and send them to this post for the recipe. You will thank me later 😉

What are you making for Thanksgiving?
Do you have your menu prepared?

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Apple Pie Cheesecake – #Recipe

Apple Pie Cheesecake Recipe

Do you like pie?

Do you like cheesecake?

Do you like cheesecake pie?

Then you are going to love this Apple Pie Cheesecake recipe!

Apple Pie Cheesecake Recipe - by Aduke Schulist

Forgive that terrible infomercial intro, but this Apple Pie Cheesecake is seriously the best thing you will make this Fall. It’s the kind of recipe where everybody wants a copy. I suggest not giving it to them 😉

I gotta say, the first time I ever made this recipe was also the first time I ever baked a cheesecake. I was a little nervous of how it would turn it, but this Apple Pie Cheesecake recipe is hard to mess up.

So, keep the recipe for yourself, but share this delicious dessert with your friends, family, coworkers.. Or you know, just hide in your closet after the kids go to bed and eat it yourself.

Apple Pie Cheesecake Recipe - with Granny Smith Apples

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  1. Cook apples, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1/2 tsp cinnamon over medium heat until apples are tender. Set aside
  2. Heat oven to 325 degrees.
  3. Combine graham cracker crumbs, oats, butter, remaining cinnamon and 2 Tbsp of the remaining sugar. Press into spring form pan.
  4. Beat cream cheese, vanilla, and remaining sugar in medium sized bowl until blended. Add eggs 1 at a time, and mix until blended.
  5. Arrange half of the apples on top of the crust to within 1/2 inch of the edge. Be careful not to overlap the apples. Pour the cheesecake mixture over the crust.
  6. Bake cheesecake for 60 to 80 minutes, or until center is almost set. Refrigerate for about 4 hours before removing from pan.
  7. Garnish the top of the cheesecake with the remaining cooked apples.
  8. Serve and enjoy!
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Apple Pie Cheesecake Recipe - Garnished with Cooked Apples

Ways To Add Flair:

Add caramel drizzle
Add chocolate drizzle
Add chopped nuts
Add crumble topping
Add whipped cream
Add chocolate sprinkles

What is your favorite kind of cheesecake?

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Apple Pie Cheesecake Recipe - Garnished with Cooked Apples by Aduke Schulist