Archive for the ‘Holiday Entertainment’ Category

Weekly Spotlight: Shiny-Brite™ 2018

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Shiny-Brite™ has returned for our Holiday 2018 catalog. Below is a look at five of our newest ornament sets and some extra decorative fro trimming the tree during the holiday season.

Holiday Splendor Small Flocked Ornaments

A set of 20 ornaments with flocked winter scenes and imagery.

Holiday Splendor Small Flocked Ornaments | Shiny-Brite

Holiday Splendor Shaped Ornaments

A set of 12 ornaments with whimsical shapes and plenty of glitter.

Holiday Splendor Shaped Ornaments | Shiny-Brite

Holiday Splendor Confetti Reflector Ornaments

12 ornaments that bring a vibrant, colorful look to the holiday season.

Holiday Splendor Confetti Reflector Ornaments | Shiny-Brite

Holiday Splendor Garland

Shiny-Brite™ and tinsel – a match made in holiday heaven!

Holiday Splendor Garland | Shiny-Brite

Holiday Splendor Tree Topper

Don’t forget the top of the tree!

Holiday Splendor Tree Topper | Shiny-Brite

You can find more Shiny-Brite™ ornaments here, and let us know how you’ll be decorating for the holiday season in the comments below.

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Tuesday Recipe: Peppermint Hot Cocoa (via MyRecipes)

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

This peppermint hot cocoa from MyRecipes is just what we need to stay cozy for the rest of the year and into the new one. Check out the video (and the recipe):

Homemade Marshmallows

Want to try homemade marshmallows? We can tell you that they are delicious, and we have a recipe for them right here on the blog: Homemade Marshmallows

Silver Metal Snowflake String Lights | Season Home Accents

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Three Delicious Dip Recipes

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

For your holiday table or to keep around for your next special occasion, these dip recipes are sure to please any snack lover! What makes these recipes even better is their versatility – eat with pretzels, crackers, bread – and the potential to alter ingredients to taste without ruining the dish. Enjoy!

Metal Recipe Card HolderSpinach and Artichoke Dip

What You’ll Need:

  • 10 ounces frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 6 1/2 ounces artichoke hearts, drained and mashed
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a 1-quart baking dish, combine spinach, pepper, garlic, artichokes, sour cream and cheese. Thin mixture with cream (use all for a thinner dip, or less for a thicker consistency).
  3. Season with salt and pepper if desired, and bake for 20 minutes or until bubbly. Serve hot.

Cranberry and Cream Cheese Dip

What You’ll Need:

Raspberry Apricot Jam | Made in Maine | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup apricot jam or orange marmalade
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 (8 ounce) package
    cream cheese, softened

Directions:

  1. Preheat an oven to 350°F.
  2. In a 2-quart baking dish with a cover, combine cranberries with sugar, stirring well to coat all the berries.
  3. Bake (covered) for about 30 minutes or until the cranberries pop and release their liquid.
  4. Remove from oven and stir in the apricot jam (or orange marmalade) and pecans. Refrigerate overnight (or for at least 4-6 hours) to blend the flavors.
  5. To serve, pour dip over the soft block of cream cheese on a serving dish.

Ceramic Measuring Spoons SetDill Dip

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 3/4 cups mayonnaise
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 3 teaspoons dried dill weed
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, mix mayonnaise, sour cream, chopped onion, seasoning salt, dill weed and sugar until fully incorporated.
  2. Refrigerate for at least 8 hours, then serve!

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