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baking brie. ūüßÄ

Who says it has to be the holiday season to enjoy a little cranberry!? And there’s never a bad time for brie. We stumbled upon this delicious recipe during a routine check of one of our fave websites Apartment Therapy for reviews of the LexMod Ghost Chair. Enjoy!

Baked Brie with Cranberries
ooey, gooey cheese + tart cranberries = deliciousness.

Baked Brie with Cranberry Sauce

Serves 4 to 6 as an appetizer

What You Need:

  • 8-ounce round brie cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup cranberry sauce (try this Perfect Cranberry Sauce recipe¬†or¬†this more advanced¬†Spiced Cranberry Sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup hazelnuts, unroasted and roughly chopped
  • Fresh rosemary, to garnish
  • Assorted crackers (we recommend Carr’s Water Crackers)

What You Do:

  • Preheat the oven to 425¬įF. Peel or slice off the top rind of the brie and scrape out a small amount of cheese to form a shallow hollow in the center. Place the cheese in a small baking dish like a pie pan. (If you plan on transferring the cheese to a serving dish after it’s baked, line the pie pan with a square of parchment paper.)
  • Mix the cranberry sauce, brown sugar, vanilla, zest, and nutmeg. Top the brie with this cranberry mixture and sprinkle the hazelnuts over it.
  • Bake for 8 to 12 minutes or until the fruit is bubbling and the cheese is gooey. This is a delicate process, and baking time can vary. The goal is to take the cheese out after it has softened, but just before it collapses into a heap.
  • If desired, lift the parchment paper and use a spatula to carefully slide the cheese onto a prettier serving dish. Garnish with a rosemary sprig and serve immediately with assorted crackers.
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let’s party.

We’re all about throwing together an easy, (mostly) stress-free party, especially around the holidays. We obsessed over this holiday party diary¬†when it appeared in Domino magazine wayyy back when…and it still rings true today. Click here¬†to read about some of our favorite (EASY) holiday party ideas!

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sliders and champagne? YES, PLEASE.

What are some of your holiday party go-tos?

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chocolate peppermint bark martini.

Chocolate + vodka + peppermint = yes. This delicious cocktail was recently featured on Waiting On Martha, one of our most favorite blogs.
Chocolate Peppermint Bark Martini
someone make us a round of these. please.
Chocolate Peppermint Bark Martini
What You Need
  • 1 oz. Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
  • 0.5 oz. Peppermint Schnapps
  • 0.5 oz. Vodka
  • Chocolate Syrup
  • Crushed Peppermint Candy Cane
Instructions
  • Add Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, Peppermint Schnapps, Vodka and ice in a cocktail shaker and shake, shake, shake.
  • Place chocolate syrup and peppermint candy on to 2 different plates. Press the martini glass rim in to the chocolate syrup and twist making sure to get plenty of chocolate on the rim then immediately dip into the peppermint candies.
  • Pour into martini glass and enjoy. We mean it. ENJOY.
Via Mandy Kellogg Rye @Waiting On Martha
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friday two: holiday wreaths.

You guys. This week has been one big stressful blur. Work and family commitments have limited us to zero time to get anything ready for the holidays. Our Saturday mission is to AT LEAST get a wreath up. We love these two inexpensive DIY ideas that appeared on Cupcakes and Cashmere recently.

Winter White Wreath
winter whites.
Shades of Red Wreath
shades of red.

Click here for the how-to. You can also visit Live Love DIY for more ideas.

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instagram diary.

The Glitter Life Instagram Diary
red wine/essie mani=perfect sunday // j’s blow out via belle de jour. full review coming soon! // l’s blow out at dry bar! who wants to do their own hair? // a rose from our sweet friend, daphne // soup and sandwich at del friscos. tis the season! // j and mags tearing up saturday night // our friend rebecca’s adorable pooch // trying on holiday outfits // barbecue sandwich at the green room in greenville, sc // l and her nephew Hudson meet for the first time // love this gray herringbone tile floor // shopping for christmas decor!

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how to: choose the perfect hostess gift.

Choosing a gift for the hostess (or host) of your next party SHOULD be fun…after all, isn’t it better to give than receive? And yet, usually these gifts are relegated to something from whatever pharmacy or liquor store is on the way to your destination. Do yourself and your friends a favor this season and stock up on cute, thoughtful gifts guaranteed to please the lovely lady who invited you over. This article from Clementine Daily shows you how.

The Glitter Life Hostess Gifts
get the scoop here.
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diy: metallic spray paint.

The holidays are approaching! Let’s get crafty. You will be amazed at the beautiful things you can create with a simple can of metallic spray paint:

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so simple. so stunning.
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gold and glitz obsessed.
Chalkboard
a goodwill painting turned chic. countdown to Christmas perhaps?

So let’s start spraying. Show us your crafts on Instagram or Twitter at @glitter_blog_xo.

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pumpkin eater.

Happy Halloween, Glitter Goblins!

It is well documented that we are sort of obsessed with any recipes containing pumpkin (here and here). In honor of Halloween, here a few more pumpkin recipes for you to try.

Pumpkin Spice Latte. Try your hand at the barista thing and make your own caffeinated treat. It’s actually easier than we thought it would be!¬†This recipe, courtesy of the super-cute blog Recipe Girl, shows you how.

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Pumpkin Chocolate Cheesecake Bars. We like pumpkin, we like chocolate, and we like cheesecake. This recipe had us at hello.

The Glitter Life Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin Soup. There are a zillion pumpkin soup recipes out there, and almost all of them are good. (You really can’t mess up pumpkin soup). We like¬†this recipe because it’s super, super easy. Substitute vegetable broth for the chicken broth if you want a vegetarian soup.

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Pumpkin Shrimp Bruschetta. We love pumpkin’s versatility. It works just as well in savory dishes (like pumpkin mac and cheese) as it does in desserts. We never really considered it for an appetizer, though…until we saw this recipe. The shrimp definitely make this app more substantial…but it’s just as tasty (and easier to eat) without it.

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What’s your go-to fall recipe? Tweet us @glitter_blog_xo.

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