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our favorite thanksgiving appetizers.

Why don’t you invite a few friends over this weekend for cocktails and light appetizers? Here are two of our favorite recipes. (These also work if you’ve been asked to contribute something to your family or Friendsgiving meal this year. The second one travels well!)
Browned Butter + Sage Crostini
recipe + photo from Glitter Guide.
Browned Butter + Sage Crostini
What You Need:
  • French baguette, sliced and toasted
  • Prosciutto
  • Buffalo mozzarella, sliced thin
  • Fresh sage leaves
  • Salted Butter

What You Do:

  • 1. Butter slices of French baguette and toast under the broiler until golden. Set aside
  • 2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • 3. In a small skillet melt butter over medium low heat. Add fresh sage leaves and cook until sage is crispy and butter begins to brown in bits on the bottom of the pan. (you may need to remove sage before butter is browned).
  • 4. Top toasted bread with prosciutto and cheese. Bake at 375 until cheese begins to melt.
  • 5. Remove from oven and spoon browned butter over crostini. Top each with a crispy sage leaf or two.
  • 6. Serve while hot! Enjoy.
Pumpkinseed Cheese Log
we like this recipe so much we posted it last year, too.

Pumpkin Seed Cheese Log

What You Need:

  • 1 5oz log goat cheese/chevre
  • 1/2 tsp canola or corn oil
  • 3/4 cup raw pumpkinseeds
  • salt & pepper
  • 3 tsbp pumpkinseed oil
  • crackers (we like sweet wheat crackers)

What You Do:

Let cheese come to room temperature. Place a small skillet over medium heat for 2 minutes; add canola or corn oil and pumpkinseeds. Toss for a minute, then season with salt and pepper. Once seeds have popped but are still green, transfer to a plate; let cool.  Roll cheese in seeds to coat. Drizzle with pumpkinseed oil and serve with crackers.

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recipe roundup: memorial day.

Eeeeeeeeee we have a long weekend coming up! Whether you’re planning beach time, pool time, or backyard time, we’re sure refreshments factor into your agenda. We’ve gathered some great recipes to take you through Memorial Day weekend.

1. Lemonade. Lemonade is synonymous with summer. Check out these five lemonade recipes on The Glitter Guide. We’re totally making the vanilla version.

The Glitter Life Lemonade
image: the glitter guide.

2. Pulled Pork Sandwiches. What’s Memorial Day without barbecue? We like this light recipe – perfect with lots of slaw and pickles by the pool.

The Glitter Life Pulled Pork Sandwiches
image: martha stewart.

3. Lobster Rolls. These lobster rolls are a sophisticated-yet-simple seafood alternative to barbecue sandwiches. Hello, Hamptons! You could also whip up two of our other faves: egg salad and pimiento cheese.

The Glitter Life Lobster Roll
image: martha stewart.

4. Homemade Potato Chips. TOTALLY WORTH IT. And honestly, this recipe is super easy.

The Glitter Life Homemade Potato Chips
image: food network.

5. S’mores. This easy, oven-friendly recipe eliminates the need for a campfire.

The Glitter Life Smores
image: savory sweet life.

6. Extras. Our love of snacks is well documented; we’ll be making our famous Edamame Guacamole for poolside nibbling. Looking for a cute picnic accessories? Check out some of our faves here.

Do you have a go-to summer recipe to share? Tweet us @glitter_blog_xo!

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classic champagne cocktail.

Happy New Year’s Eve, glitter girls!

No matter what your NYE plans entail (black tie event, oyster roast, just hanging at the house), you can work a classic champagne cocktail in there somewhere. Maybe it’s your pre-game drink; maybe it’s what you toast at midnight. Either way, here’s how to dress up a basic bottle of bubbly.

Champagne Cocktail
sparkly stirrer required.
Champagne Cocktail
recipe and photos courtesy of one of our fave websites, The Glitter Guide.

Ingredients:

  • Chilled champagne
  • Sugar cubes
  • Lemon peels
  • Angostura bitters

Method:

Place one sugar cube in the bottom of each champagne glass and top with chilled champagne. Add 3-5 dashes of bitters (depending on your taste–take it easy the first time) and garnish with a lemon peel. Insert sparkly stirrer and enjoy!

Working on NYE? Need a little something for your co-workers? A party favor for tonight? Try this with a champagne split/paper straw/ribbon!

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Hope you all have a fantastic New Year’s holiday. Be sure to tweet us pics @glitter_blog_xo! We’ll return on Wednesday with a re-cap of our NYE festivities and a list of ideas for New Year’s resolutions. Eeek!

XO

L+J

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