Champagne Jell-O Shots (with rock candy topping)

Hello!

Happy (almost) New Year!

I’m attending a friend’s New Years Eve party this year, and it was requested that I bring Jell-O shots (I make them a lot…). I did not, however, want to bring typical mix-some-vodka-with-a-box-of-pre-flavored-Jell-O Jell-O shots for this occasion.
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I decided that champagne was the obvious flavor decision for a New Years Eve party. I did a bit of research online, and then concocted my own version!

You Need:
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– 2 Cups Champagne or Sparkling Wine
– 1 Cup Whipped Cream flavored Vodka
– 1/2 Cup Lemon Lime flavored soda
– 4 Packs of Gelatin

One:
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Measure out the champagne and vodka. Combine them and heat them until they are boiling. I did this in the microwave for three minutes. While they are heating, put the chilled soda in a bowl and sprinkle the gelatin packs over it. Allow it to sit for about a minute. It will foam up a bit.

Two:
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Pour the hot champagne/vodka mixture into the bowl with the gelatin and soda. Stir until the gelatin is completely dissolved. Pour the mixture into a 1×1 pan and allow to cool in the fridge until firm.

Three:
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While the Jell-O is cooling, break the rock candy crystals off the the sticks. Put them in a ziplock bag.

Four:
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Use a hammer (or something) to crush the candy crystals.

Five:
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Once the Jell-O has become firm and you are ready to serve, cut the jell-O into cubes in the pan. Use a rubber spatula to loosen each piece and transfer to your serving dish. Sprinkle each cube with the crushed rock candy right before serving. The candy melts a bit after a while, so you don’t want to let it sit out long after they’ve been decorated.

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There you have it! I hope that everyone has a wonderful New Years like I know that I will!

-The Whale

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Printable Holiday Tags!

Hello everyone!

Happy Holidays!

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This year I created some cute little tags to use for my gifts. I figured it wouldn’t hurt to share them with you all!

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If you’d like, you can download them in PDF format here!

Consider it my gift to you. :D

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I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season!

-The Whale

Cranberry Turkey Crescents

Hello hello!

New recipe today!

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I wanted to make something a bit festive for the holiday season, thus these were born!

You Need:
you need
-4oz Cream Cheese softened
-1 package of Crescents
-1/2 cup Cranberry Sauce
-Spicy Mustard
-Sliced Turkey (I used thick sliced)

One:
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Combine the cranberry sauce and the cream cheese.

Two:
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Unroll the crescent dough and spread about a Tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture on each piece.

Three:
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Add a turkey slice and a bit of spicy mustard to each crescent roll.

Four:
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Carefully roll up each crescent and place them on a baking pan. Bake them at 350 for about 20 minutes, or until they’re golden.

Five:
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Remove the crescents from the oven and allow them to cool. Serve them as an appetizer or as a main dish like I did!

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Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season!
-The Whale

5 DIY Gift Ideas from TWE

Hello, everyone!

Tis the season. If you’re looking to save a bit of money this holiday season, or maybe you’re just into giving things with a personal, heartfelt touch, give one of these DIYs a try!

easy adjustable loom diy
Make an adjustable loom and create unique weavings for friends and family!

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Create cute color block bracelets.

Custom flask DIY
Everyone could use a custom flask in their life!

DIY Studded Hair Pins
Any girl would love studded hair pins!

Cat shirt diy
Cat shirts are always a win!

I hope everyone is having a great holiday season!

-The Whale