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Treat Yourself! 5 Festive Recipes and Outfits to Try This Winter

Our number one favorite part of the holiday season is definitely the fashion, but the food is a close second! We put together this super fun inspo-guide full of festive recipes to try and the outfits to pair ‘em with. Feel free to add your own little twist and flair to these—it’s all about having fun and treating yourself. Share these ideas with your friends and family to get in the holiday spirit for your socially distant and virtual celebrations. Let’s dig in! 

Classy Zoom Party – Jingle Juice

This pairing is for your classed up Zoom parties for ringing in the new year. Go all out with a throwback ‘90s vibe featuring a satin dress, daring boots and an edgy jacket. This recipe will take care of all your festive toasting and virtual glass-clinking needs. 

2 oz cranberry juice

2 oz Sprite

2 oz ginger beer

½ oz fresh lime juice

Chopped apples

Whole cranberries

Add all your ingredients to a copper mug filled with ice. Garnish with the apples and cranberries. Cheers! 

Snuggly Sherpa – Homemade Hot Cocoa

If you want to cuddle up on the couch with a warm drink, this is just for you. Slip into a matching sherpa set, cute socks and fuzzy slippers. Now it’s time to whip up some creamy, sweet and rich homemade hot cocoa. Sip leisurely while binging holiday movies! 

2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

2 tbsp white sugar

Pinch of salt

½ cup whole milk

½ cup half and half 

In a saucepan over medium-low heat, whisk together the cocoa powder, sugar, salt and milk until the cocoa powder and sugar are fully dissolved. Then, over medium heat, whisk in the half and half and stir the mixture occasionally until hot. Serve in your favorite mug with marshmallows. 

Sweater and Denim Combo – Pumpkin Pie

Is there anything more classic than a good pumpkin pie? Maybe a classic sweater and jeans combo 😉 Don’t forget the scarf and beanie! This recipe is perfect for a post-holiday dinner treat. And the outfit is totally suited for a cute Instagram post! 

1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust

¾ cup white sugar 

1 tsp ground cinnamon

½ tsp salt

½ tsp ground ginger

¼ tsp ground cloves

2 eggs

15 oz can of pure pumpkin puree 

12 fl oz can of evaporated milk

Preheat your oven to 425°F.

Combine the sugar, salt, cinnamon, ginger and cloves in a bowl. Beat the eggs in a separate bowl, then stir in the pumpkin puree. Add in the sugar and spices. Slowly add in the evaporated milk. 

Pour the mixture into the pie shell. Baked for 15 minutes at 425°F. Drop the temperature to 350°F and bake for another 45 minutes. Cool for 2 hours and enjoy! 

Graphic Tee ‘Fit – Fudgy Brownies

A simple outfit deserves a simple dish. Everyone loves graphic tees and leggings… and everyone loves brownies! We love this comfy outfit to wear while baking a favorite comfort food. Rep your favorite artist, character, movie or whatever speaks to you! 

8 oz semi-sweet chocolate chunks 

12 tbsp butter, melted

1 ¼ cups white sugar

2 eggs

2 tsp vanilla extract

¾ cup all-purpose flour

¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tsp salt

Preheat your oven to 350°F. Line an 8” x 8” pan with parchment paper. Melt 4 oz of the chocolate chunks and save the other half. 

In a bowl, mix the butter and sugar. Then beat in the eggs one at a time. Add the vanilla and beat the mixture until light and fluffy. 

Add in the melted chocolate (at about room temperature) then sift in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Fold to incorporate the dry ingredients. Fold in the other half of the chocolate chunks.

Pour the mixture into the pan.  Bake for 20-25 minutes. Let cool before eating. 

Festive PJs – Decorated Sugar Cookies

It’s one of the most festive Christmas Eve recipes paired with the perfect Christmas Eve outfit. Yup, we’re talking about decorating cookies and festive PJs! You can get extra spirited and match your cookies to the designs on your PJs! How cute?!

Cookie Dough

1 cup unsalted butter, softened

1 cup white sugar 

1 ½ tsp vanilla extract

1 egg

2 ½ cups all-purpose flour 

¾ tsp baking powder

¾ teaspoon salt

Beat the butter and sugar in a bowl until fluffy.  Add egg and vanilla extract and beat until completely combined.

In a separate, medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.

Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet until well-combined. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2-3 hours. 

Preheat your oven to 350°F. Dust your workspace with flour. Lightly flour the dough and roll out to ¼-inch thickness. Use cookie cutters to cut out desired shapes and transfer cutouts to a prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool completely before decorating. 

Decorating Icing 

3 cups powdered sugar

3-5 tbsp milk

2 tbsp light corn syrup

½ tsp vanilla extract

Gel food coloring 

Combine sugar, milk, corn syrup, and vanilla extract in a bowl and stir until combined. If the icing is thicker than desired, gradually add more milk. If the icing is too thin, gradually add more powdered sugar. Mix until desired consistency is reached. 

Divide the mixture into separate bowls and use gel food coloring to create desired colors. Transfer frosting into plastic zippered bags and cut a very small piece of the corner for an opening. Decorate to your heart’s content!

We hope this little recipe and outfit guide gave you all sorts of ideas for holiday-themed activities and looks. The season is all about feeling good, trying fun #ootd trends and treating yourself to delicious snacks! These festive recipes taste even better when you make them yourself. Enjoy!

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