12 Days of MHM Christmas: 7th Day- Holiday Date Night Ideas

December 11, 2017

Merry Christmas from the Millennial Homemakers! This year, we’re celebrating by bringing you the Twelve Days of Christmas. On the seventh day of Christmas, the Millennial Homemakers give to you - Holiday Date Night Ideas! We’ll share some of our favorite cold-weather activities to share with your special someone or your best friends.

 

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12 Days of MHM Christmas: 6th Day- Holiday Cookie Swap Recipes

December 8, 2017

Merry Christmas from the Millennial Homemakers! This year, we’re celebrating by bringing you the Twelve Days of Christmas. On the sixth day of Christmas, the Millennial Homemakers give to you - Cookie Swap Recipes! We’ll share some of our favorite cookie recipes to make for cookie swaps.

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Recipes Shared:

 

  • Oreo Truffles

 

      • Ingredients:
        • 1 pkg oreos
        • 12 oz. chocolate chips
        • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
        • Confectioner’s sugar, cocoa powder, walnuts (optional)
      • Directions:
        • Pulverize cookies
        • Bring heavy whipping cream to boil. Take off heat and add chocolate chips. Let sit for about 5 minutes, then stir until smooth.
        • Add chocolate chips and heavy whipping cream to cookies and stir.
        • Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour.
        • Roll into small (1 inch or so) balls and refrigerate for 1 hour.
        • Roll in sugar, cocoa powder, walnuts, or topping of your choice.

 

  • Marbled Sugar Cookies

 

      • Ingredients:
        • Sugar cookie dough
        • Red food coloring
        • Green food coloring
      • Directions:
        • Split the sugar cookie dough into three parts. Mix in red food coloring to one part, green food coloring to another part, and leave the last part white.
        • Press all 3 parts together.
        • Roll out dough and cut into your favorite holiday shapes.
        • Bake 6-8 minutes at 350 degrees.

 

  • Gingersnaps

 

      • Ingredients:
        • 2 cups sifted flour
        • 2 tsp baking soda
        • ½ tsp salt
        • ½ tsp cinnamon
        • ¼ tsp ground cloves
        • ¼ ground ginger
        • 1 cup sugar
        • ¾ cup shortening
        • 1 egg
        • ¼ cup light molasses
        • Powdered sugar
      • Directions:
        • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
        • Mix flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger.
        • Add sugar to shortening. Mix in egg and molasses.
        • Add the two mixes together.
        • Shape into balls and dip in powdered sugar.
        • Bake for 9-12 minutes.

 

  • Hershey Thumbprint Cookies

 

      • Ingredients:
        • Your favorite cookie dough (sugar or peanut butter)
        • Hershey kisses
      • Directions:
        • Cook cookies according to the directions on the mix and remove from oven.
        • Before the cookies are cooled, press a small indent in the center of each cookie.
        • Add a hershey kiss to each crater.

 

  • Chocolate Spritz Cookies

 

      • Ingredients:
        • 2 cups flour, sifted
        • ½ tsp salt
        • 1 cup sugar
        • 1 egg
        • 2 tbs milk
        • 1 tsp vanilla
        • 2 oz chocolate, melted
      • Directions:
        • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
        • Add flour to salt.
        • Cream butter, then add sugar.
        • Mix egg, milk, and vanilla. Add in chocolate chips.
        • Add dry ingredients.
        • Press dough through a cookie press.
        • Bake for 6-9 minutes.

 

  • Lemon Drop Cookies

 

    • Ingredients:
      • 1 box lemon cake mix
      • Cool whip
      • 1 egg
      • Powdered sugar
    • Directions:
      • Mix cake mix, cool whip, and egg. Roll mix into small balls.
      • Drop balls into powdered sugar
      • Bake for 9 minutes at 350 degrees.

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12 Days of MHM Christmas: 5th Day- Holiday Party Attire: What to Wear to Your Upcoming Christmas Parties (Even Your Own as a Host!)

December 7, 2017

Merry Christmas from the Millennial Homemakers! This year, we’re celebrating by bringing you the Twelve Days of Christmas. On the fifth day of Christmas, the Millennial Homemakers give to you - Holiday Party Attire! We’ll share ideas about what to wear to work parties and family and friend parties. Are you hosting a party this year? Don’t worry, we’ve got some wardrobe tips for you, too!

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12 Days of MHM Christmas: 4th Day- Gifting Tips for the Holiday / Christmas Season

December 6, 2017

Merry Christmas from the Millennial Homemakers! This year, we’re celebrating by bringing you the Twelve Days of Christmas. On the fourth day of Christmas, the Millennial Homemakers give to you - gifting tips and ideas! Whether you're shopping for a friend, co-worker, or hostess, we have the perfect gift idea for you!

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12 Days of MHM Christmas: 3rd Day- Crock Pot Holiday Recipes / Slow Cooker Holiday Recipes

December 5, 2017

Merry Christmas from the Millennial Homemakers! This year, we’re celebrating by bringing you the Twelve Days of Christmas. On the third day of Christmas, the Millennial Homemakers give to you - our favorite holiday crockpot recipes!

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Recipes Shared:

 

  • Little Smokies

 

      • Ingredients:
        • 2-16 oz pkgs little smokies
        • 1 cup barbeque sauce
        • ¾ cup grape (or pepper) jelly
      • Directions:
        • Add all ingredients to your crockpot.
        • Cook on low for 2-3 hours.

 

  • Roasted Nuts

 

      • Ingredients:
        • 1 tbsp butter, unsalted
        • 3 cups pecan halves
        • 2 cups almonds
        • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
        • 1 tsp kosher salt
        • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
      • Directions:
        • Rub the inside of your crockpot with butter.
        • Add pecans and almonds.
        • Drizzle with maple syrup, stir to coat well.
        • Sprinkle with salt and cayenne.
        • Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes, uncover and cook on low for 1-½ to 2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes.

 

  • Orange Cranberry Meatballs

 

      • Ingredients:
        • 12 oz chili sauce
        • 14 oz whole-berry cranberry sauce
        • ¼ cup orange juice
        • 28 oz frozen meatballs
      • Directions:
        • Combine all ingredients in a crockpot.
        • Cook on high for 2 hours.

 

  • Christmas Ham

 

      • Ingredients:
        • 1 pre-cooked ham
        • 3 cups brown sugar
        • 20 oz. pineapple chunks
      • Directions:
        • Sprinkle brown sugar on bottom of your crockpot, then add the ham.
        • Pour pineapple over the ham. Sprinkle with the remainder of your brown sugar.
        • Cook on low for 4-6 hours.

 

  • Eggnog Bread Pudding

 

      • Ingredients:
        • 10 cups cubed (stale) French bread
        • 4 eggs
        • 2 cups prepared eggnog
        • ½ cup (packed) brown sugar
        • 4 tbsp butter, melted and slightly cooled
        • 1-½ tsp vanilla extract
        • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
        • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
        • 1 cup raisins (optional)
        • Eggnog syrup (¾ cup eggnog, ½ cup pure maple syrup, 2 tbsp butter)
      • Directions:
        • Grease crockpot with softened butter.
        • Whisk eggs and blend in the eggnog and brown sugar. Whisk while pouring in melted butter, then add vanilla. Add bread and stir until all the bread is soaked. Mix in raisins.
        • Pour into crockpot. Cook (covered) on low for 2-3 hours.
        • Right before the pudding is done, prepare the eggnog syrup. Common eggnog and maple syrup in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Simmer for 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in butter. Cool slightly, then serve it warm over the bread pudding.

 

  • Fudge

 

    • Ingredients:
      • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
      • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
      • ⅓ cup honey
      • ½ cup white chocolate chips
      • 1 tsp vanilla
    • Directions:
      • Combine milk chocolate chips, heavy whipping cream and honey in your crockpot. Cook on high for 1 hour.
      • Add white chocolate chips and stir until melted. Add in vanilla.
      • Pour into a 8x8 foil-lined pan and cool for 1-3 hours.

 

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12 Days of MHM Christmas: 2nd Day- Christmas China, To Buy or Not To Buy?

December 4, 2017

Merry Christmas from the Millennial Homemakers! This year, we're celebrating by bringing you the Twelve Days of Christmas. On the second day of Christmas, the Millennial Homemakers give to you - Christmas China: To Buy or Not to Buy?!

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12 Days of MHM Christmas: 1st Day- Christmas Decor Trends for 2017

December 1, 2017

Merry Christmas from the Millennial Homemakers! This year, we're celebrating by bringing you the Twelve Days of Christmas. On the first day of Christmas, the Millennial Homemakers give to you - Christmas Decor Trends for 2017!

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S2E12 Work-Life Balance with Guest Host Lindsey Davidson

November 30, 2017

Welcome to the Millennial Homemakers! On this episode, you’ll get a chance to meet Millennial Homemaker Lindsey Davidson. Join us as we get to know Lindsey, as she shares how she and her husband handle the work-life balance.

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Topics Discussed:

  • Meet Lindsey!

  • How to make the most of your time with your spouse or significant other, especially when one of you works a lot
    • Use HelloFresh or Blue Apron to make the maximize your time together
    • Unplug and focus on each other during date night, whether it’s at home or out
    • Get away together at least once a year, even if it’s a staycation
  • How to combat loneliness and FOMO
    • Surround yourself with friends in a similar life stage as you
    • Consider getting a pet or volunteer at an animal shelter
    • Do something for you (like a hobby, like PureBarre)
    • Don’t compare yourself to other people
  • Learn what your Love Languages are - Take the quiz here!
    • The 5 languages are:

      • Words of Affirmation
      • Acts of Service
      • Receiving Gifts
      • Quality Time
      • Physical Touch

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S2 E11 Last Minute Thanksgiving Hostessing Tips: Beyond the Bird- food, Thanksgiving decor, activities, & ways to give back!

November 21, 2017

Welcome to the Millennial Homemakers! Thanksgiving is almost here - if you're hosting, you've got a lot on your mind. On this episode, we'll share some last minute tips, so you can relax and enjoy the day!

 

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Topics Discussed:

  • Prepare in advance
    • Try not to go shopping on Wednesday or Thursday
    • Don't forget ice, chairs, and plates!
  • Last minute decor tips
  • It's all about your mindset
    • Thanksgiving is about showing up, not showing off
  • Ways to give back this year

 

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S2E10 Tablescape Tips & Trends: Thanksgiving, Holiday, Christmas, or Dinner Party Tablescapes

November 15, 2017

Welcome to the Millennial Homemakers! Food is only one piece of the puzzle when you’re hosting a holiday dinner. On this episode, we discuss some tips and tricks for creating a gorgeous tablescape for Thanksgiving or your next dinner party!

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