Holiday Cocktail 2: Hot Spiked Apple Cider

hot spiked apple cider the laine list 2

I love this hot spiked apple cider recipe. It’s simple, easy to make ahead and keep warm in the crock pot, and it’s PERFECT for cold Winter days! Make this without the alcohol and add that on a per-drink basis so it is kid friendly! The Ingredients 1 gallon of cider 1 package of mulling {… Continue Reading …}

Holiday Cocktail: Orange Cranberry Mist

Orange Cranberry Mist Holiday Cocktail The Laine List

This delicious holiday cocktail is a little on the sweet side, and a lot on the be careful how much you drink because it sneaks up on you! Be sure to chill all ingredients beforehand! The Ingredients 1 oz orange flavored vodka 1 oz triple sec 2 oz Cranberry Sierra Mist Limes Oranges Frozen cranberries {… Continue Reading …}

Christmas Tree Magic

cutting down the Chrismas tree

Some of my fondest childhood memories are of getting a Christmas tree. The funny thing is even thought I am approximately eight and twelve years older than my sisters, I don’t really remember getting a tree before they were born. Kids make Christmas fun! We always cut our own trees. There was ALWAYS snow, so {… Continue Reading …}

DIY Kahlua: A Perfect Host or Hostest Gift

Kahlua recipe from The Laine List

This Kahlua recipe is also from my grandmother’s recipe box. It is easy to make, and when poured into mason jars and wrapped with some pretty ribbon, it is an economical host or hostess gift. Kahlua from Gram’s friend, Ruth Baird. The Ingredients: 2 and a half cups of sugar (I actually use a little {… Continue Reading …}

It’s 2012, and I have a holiday hangover

Holiday Hangover by photosur on Flickr

What have you all doing this week between Christmas and the New Year? I’m have been trying – and succeeding in doing as little as possible. My husband always has the week between Christmas and New Year’s off, so I really take it for granted that everyone else does, too. It’s really easy to be {… Continue Reading …}

Missing my Gram: finding the light in the dark

My gram

My grandmother had a stroke on a Friday. I know that because I know she held court the night before and went to bed like normal. She was a judge, you see, bringing justice to the fine people in the Town of Ulysses. That Thursday was a crazy one, as Thursdays could be, as they {… Continue Reading …}

Holiday traditions part 1

Elf on a Shelf

This week on our podcast, Kate and Laine’s Ultimate Podcast, we are gearing up for the holidays and discussing our favorites, like shopping, food, music, etc. In preparation for recording the podcast, I thought it might be nice to outline some of my holiday favorites. So here we go: Favorite place to shop – local, {… Continue Reading …}