S3 E2 Introduction to Capsule Wardrobes

January 10, 2018

Welcome to the Millennial Homemakers! On this episode, we’ll talk about capsule wardrobes and kickoff the MHM Capsule Wardrobe Challenge!

 

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  • What is a capsule wardrobe?
  • The MHM Capsule Wardrobe
  • Reasons you might want to consider a capsule wardrobe
  • Our goals for the challenge
  • Join the Millennial Homemakers community on Facebook to join the challenge now!

 

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S3 E1 New Year, Same Podcast : New Year’s Resolutions & Themed Words

January 5, 2018

Welcome to the Millennial Homemakers! On this episode, we reflect on our 2017 resolutions and discuss our plans for 2018!

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12 Days of MHM Christmas: 12th Day- Christmas Traditions

December 18, 2017

Merry Christmas from the Millennial Homemakers! This year, we’re celebrating by bringing you the Twelve Days of Christmas. On the twelfth day of Christmas, the Millennial Homemakers give to you - Christmas traditions! We’ll share some of our favorite Christmas and holiday traditions.

 

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12 Days of MHM Christmas: 11th Day- Christmas Breakfast / Brunch Recipes

December 15, 2017

Merry Christmas from the Millennial Homemakers! This year, we’re celebrating by bringing you the Twelve Days of Christmas. On the eleventh day of Christmas, the Millennial Homemakers give to you - Christmas morning recipes! We’ll share some of our favorite recipes to make Christmas morning for breakfast or brunch

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Recipes Shared:

 

  • Eggnog French Toast

 

      • Ingredients:
        • 1-½ cups eggnog
        • 5 large eggs
        • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
        • ½ tsp rum extract
        • 12 slices white bread or French bread
      • Directions:
        • Preheat griddle to 350 degrees.
        • Whisk together eggnog, eggs, nutmeg, and rum extract until well blended.
        • Pour into a shallow baking dish.
        • Dip bread into mixture to cover with mixture on both sides.
        • Transfer bread to griddle and cook until golden brown, then flip and cook the other side until golden brown.
        • Serve warm with maple syrup.

 

  • Monkey Bread

 

      • Ingredients:
        • ½ cup sugar
        • 1-½ tsp cinnamon
        • 2 packages cinnamon rolls, with icing
        • ⅓ cup brown sugar
        • ½ cup butter, melted
        • 1 tsp vanilla
      • Directions:
        • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
        • Grease bundt pan with cooking spray.
        • Place cinnamon and sugar in a gallon size ziplock bag.
        • Cut each cinnamon roll into 6 pieces. Place rolls into bag and shake.
        • Arrange half the cinnamon rolls into bundt pan.
        • Stir together brown sugar, butter, and vanilla. Pour half mixture over rolls in bundt pan.
        • Place the other half of the rolls in bundt pan and pour remaining mixture on top.
        • Bake for 35-40 minutes.
        • Drizzle icing over rolls before serving.

 

  • Candy Cane Crescent Rolls

 

      • Ingredients:
        • 2 packages of refrigerated crescent rolls
        • 1-8 oz cream cheese, softened
        • 1 egg
        • ⅓ cup sugar
        • 1 can cherry pie filling
        • For the glaze:
          • ½ cup powdered sugar
          • 1-½ tbsp milk
      • Directions:
        • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
        • Arrange crescent roll triangles pointing inward into the shape of a candy cane with edges overlapping. Lightly press triangles together to seal.
        • Beat together cream cheese and sugar. Add egg, beat until smooth.
        • Spoon cream cheese mixture onto the larger part of each triangle.
        • Add cherry pie filling over the top of the cream cheese.
        • Fold tops of the triangles toward the base end of each triangle and lightly press to seal.
        • Bake for 15 minutes, until pastry is golden brown.
        • Prepare your glaze by beating together powdered sugar and milk.
        • Drizzle glaze over candy cane.

 

  • Gluten Free Breakfast Casserole

 

      • Ingredients:
        • 1-16 oz package pork sausage
        • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
        • 1 medium onion, chopped
        • 3 cups frozen hashbrowns
        • 3 cups shredded cheese
        • ¾ cups Bisquick gluten free mix
        • 2 cups milk
        • ¼ tsp pepper
        • 6 eggs
      • Directions:
        • Heat oven to 400 degrees.
        • Cook sausage, bell pepper and onion over medium heat, until sausage is no longer pink. Drain.
        • Mix sausage mixture, hashbrowns, and 1-½ cups of cheese in a 9x13 inch casserole dish.
        • Stir Bisquick mix, milk, pepper, and eggs. Pour over sausage mixture in casserole dish.
        • Bake for 30-35 minutes. Sprinkle remaining ½ cups of cheese. Bake for about 3 minutes longer or until the cheese is melted.

 

  • Christmas Morning Casserole

 

    • Ingredients:
      • 7 eggs
      • ¼ cup milk
      • 1-16 oz package refrigerated flaky biscuit dough, cut into 1-½ inch pieces
      • 1-½ cups shredded cheese
      • 4 green onions, chopped
      • 6-8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
    • Directions:
      • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
      • Beat together the eggs and milk. Add in biscuit pieces, cheese, onions, and bacon.
      • Pour everything into a 9x13 inch casserole dish and bake for 25-30 minutes.

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12 Days of MHM Christmas: 10th Day- Christmas / Christmas Eve Hostessing Tips

December 14, 2017

Merry Christmas from the Millennial Homemakers! This year, we’re celebrating by bringing you the Twelve Days of Christmas. On the tenth day of Christmas, the Millennial Homemakers give to you - Holiday Hostessing Tips! We’ll share some of our favorite ways to make hostessing easy and stress-free!

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12 Days of MHM Christmas: 9th Day- Gifting Wrapping Tips

December 13, 2017

Merry Christmas from the Millennial Homemakers! This year, we’re celebrating by bringing you the Twelve Days of Christmas. On the ninth day of Christmas, the Millennial Homemakers give to you - Gift Wrapping Tips! We’ll share some of our favorite easy and budget-friendly gift wrapping tips.

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12 Days of MHM Christmas: 8th Day- Holiday Beverage / Cocktail Recipes

December 12, 2017

Merry Christmas from the Millennial Homemakers! This year, we’re celebrating by bringing you the Twelve Days of Christmas. On the eighth day of Christmas, the Millennial Homemakers give to you - Holiday Cocktails and Mocktails! We’ll share some of our favorite Christmas-inspired beverage recipes (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)!

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Recipes Shared:

 

  • Gingerbread Moscow Mules

 

      • Ingredients:
        • 1-½ oz vodka
        • ¾ oz ginger syrup (check out the recipe here)
        • Juice of ½ lime
        • ¼ tsp Gingerbread spice
        • ⅛ tsp molasses
        • 4 ½ oz club soda
      • Directions:
        • In a copper mug, mix vodka, syrup, lime juice, spices, and molasses.
        • Add crushed ice.
        • Top with club soda.

 

  • Bourbon Milk Punch

 

      • Ingredients:
        • 1-½ oz Bourbon
        • 1 oz simple syrup (check out the recipe here)
        • 3 oz whole milk
        • 2 dashes vanilla extract
        • Nutmeg
      • Directions:
        • Combine bourbon, syrup, milk, and vanilla extract in a shaker over ice, and shake.
        • Strain over fresh ice in a large rocks glass.
        • Sprinkle nutmeg on top,

 

  • Cranberry Ginger Bellini

 

      • Ingredients:
        • 1-½ cups sugar
        • 1-½ cups cranberry juice
        • 2 cups cranberries
        • 4-5 sprigs rosemary
        • 2 tbsp sliced ginger
        • Chilled champagne
      • Directions:
        • In a small pot, combine sugar, juice, cranberries, rosemary, and ginger. Bring to a simmer and let simmer for about 30 minutes (until cranberries start to pop open).
        • Remove rosemary and mash cranberries.
        • Simmer for 15-20 minutes, until mixture is thick and syrupy. Remove from heat and let cool completely.
        • Add 2 tablespoons of mixtures to champagne flutes. Top with champagne.

 

  • Cranberry Apple Cider

 

      • Ingredients:
        • 1 liter apple juice (unsweetened)
        • 2 cups orange juice (unsweetened)
        • 1 liter cranberry juice (unsweetened)
        • ½ cup sugar, stevia, or honey
        • 3 whole cinnamon sticks
        • ⅛ tsp ground cloves
      • Directions:
        • Add all ingredients to a slow cooker and stir.
        • Cook 3-4 hours on low.

 

  • Jingle Bell Punch

 

      • Ingredients:
        • 12 oz frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
        • 6 oz frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
        • 2 cups cranberry juice cocktail
        • 2 cups water
        • ¼ cup sugar
        • 2 liters ginger ale, chilled
        • Sliced grapefruit, oranges, and frozen cranberries
      • Directions:
        • Combine lemonade, orange juice, cranberry juice, water, and sugar. Stir, then cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
        • Add ginger ale and fruit. Serve.

 

  • Drinkable Pumpkin Pie

 

    • Ingredients:
      • 15 oz canned pumpkin
      • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
      • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
      • 4 cups milk
    • Directions:
      • Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker.
      • Cook for 3 hours on high.

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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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