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Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco Got Married To Tennis Pro Ryan Sweeting *lots of pics*

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My fairy-tail ending. Or beginning I should say! Photo cred @claudcraig (via Kaley’s instagram)

Holy cow! The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco and tennis pro Ryan Sweeting got married New Years Eve! What a way to end/start a year!!

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Yep :)  #thesweetings @ryansweething (Kaley’s instagram)

The couple (who have only been publicly together for seven months) tied the knot at Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Santa Susana, California in front of 150 friends and family.

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Last night I married my sweetheart :) life couldn’t be sweeter (instagram)

RELATED: Is Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco Engaged? 

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My cheeks hurt from smiling so hard. Best night in history @normancook @bricuoco @carstenball@gorgeous_georgeee (Ryan Sweeting Instagram)

The only thing that’s more talked about than Kaley’s PINK Vera Wang dress is the cake chandelier The Butter End Cakery. It was upside down! (read all about the specifics here)

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TY to #thebutterend for creating our magical chandelier cake. Literally hanging above us. EPIC

Congratulations to them both!  They look so happy and I can only wish them the best and continued happiness for the rest of their lives.

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Greatest night of my entire life :) @ryansweething

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New Years Day Spirit Infused Brunch – The Drinks (recipes)

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Just because you went to bed on New Years Eve, that does not mean that the celebration has to stop. This little pinup LOVES brunch with friends, and the best excuse for brunch would have to be New Years Day. Nowhere to be, and no real errands to run. Just time to linger over good food with good friends. And since you don’t have any pressing things to get done, why not have a little cocktail?

RELATED: New Years Day Spirit Infused Brunch – The Food (recipes)

So, if you had a little too much New Years Eve and are in need of some hair of the dog that bit you, or are more my speed and just want one little drink over a long brunch with friends, I have a few cocktails to start the new year off right.

Blushing Bubbly Laurent-Perrier Brut Champagne

Blushing Bubbly

½ oz. pomegranate liqueur
½ oz. Triple Sec
3 oz. Laurent-Perrier Brut Champagne
Pomegranate seeds

Pour the pomegranate liqueur into a flute. Stir in the Triple Sec and top off slowly with Laurent-Perrier Brut Champagne. Garnish with a few pomegranate seeds.

 

 

 

CAMUS VSOP Elegance   CAMUCCINO
CAMUCCINO ™

2 oz. hot milk
½ oz. CAMUS VSOP Elegance
1 oz. Maison CAMUS French Roast
1 oz. simple syrup

Foam milk to fill up glass. Brew the French Roast as Espresso, then slowly add the syrup, CAMUS Cognac and hot milk on top. Use a teaspoon to place the milk foam on top.
Stir and serve with three Maison CAMUS Coffee beans for garnish.

 

Sobieski Orange Vodka  Screwdriver MartiniScrewdriver Martini
My grandma LOVED screwdrivers, you know, orange juice and vodka. Well here’s an updated 21st century version.

1 ½ oz. Sobieski Orange Vodka
½ oz. lemon juice
½ oz. simple syrup
Splash of Aperol (optional, but HIGHLY recommended.)
Splash of cranberry juice
4 orange quarters
Orange twist for garnish

In a mixing glass, muddle 3 orange quarters with the lemon juice and simple syrup. Add the Sobieski Orange Vodka and (Aperol or cranberry juice) Top with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with orange quarter.

Crafted by Kim Haasarud

So roll out of bed, and put on some dark sunglasses. Your friends are waiting.

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New Years Day Spirit Infused Brunch – The Food (recipes)

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After a very long night of celebrating another year headed out the door, this little pinup is going to want to start the SoCal morning with friends and great food.

I think the best way to start any year is with friends, food, and if you’re down with it, a drink. Of course, spirits aren’t just for drinking, they’re just as good for cooking. Stuffed Maple Bourbon French Toast, Quiche Lorraine a la Hops, and Maple and Bourbon Bacon.

Start 2014 off right with deliciously rich brunch recipes courtesy of Rave Review!™ Original Culinary Spirits™ – the first line of spirits created specifically for cooking.

Quiche Lorraine a la hops
Quiche Lorraine a la Hops
½ cup sour cream
4 extra large eggs
⅔ cup half-and-half
½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
⅓ cup Rave Review! Original Culinary Hops
1 tbsp. butter
1 small onion, sliced thin
1 10-inch frozen pie crust
⅓ cup diced green chilies (optional)
⅓ cup diced red bell pepper
½ cup grated Swiss or Gruyere cheese
4 ounces thick cut bacon, cut into narrow strips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a blender or food processor, process the sour cream, eggs, half-and-half, and pepper just until smooth; stir in the Rave Review! Original Culinary Hops. Heat the butter in a sauté pan over medium heat; add the onion and sauté until golden, about 5 to 6 minutes. Spread sautéed onions over the bottom of the pie crust. Sprinkle diced chilies (if using), red pepper, grated cheese, and bacon over the top. Slowly pour egg mixture over the onion mixture. Do not stir. Place on the lower shelf of oven. Bake approximately 40 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

Stuffed Maple Bourbon French Toast
Stuffed Maple Bourbon French Toast
15 slices of hearty bread, crusts trimmed, cubed
2 8-oz. pkgs. cream cheese, cubed
12 eggs
2 cups whole milk
¼ cup Rave Review! Original Culinary Bourbon
¼ cup maple syrup
Additional syrup for drizzling
Cinnamon
Powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place half of the bread cubes in a buttered 13″x9″ pan. Top with cubed cream cheese and layer on remaining bread cubes. Whip eggs; add milk, Rave Review! Original Culinary Bourbon and syrup. Blend well. Pour over bread and cheese. Drizzle with about 3 tbsps. syrup and sprinkle generously with cinnamon. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Next day, remove plastic wrap and bake at 375 degrees for about 45 minutes or until nicely browned. Top with powdered sugar or any of your favorite toppings. Serve with maple and bourbon bacon.

**recipe courtesy of The Occasional Chef: www.occasionalchef.net

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Maple and Bourbon Bacon
Come one now, bacon is THE FOOD of the moment. You didn’t think I would forget it, did you?

Part dessert, part side dish, this recipe brings together three of the greatest ingredients on earth!
Toffee-coated slabs of boozy bacon! What could be better?
12 slices bacon
2 tbsps. Rave Review! Original Culinary Bourbon
2 tbsps. water
½ cup maple syrup

In a large sauté pan over med-low heat, render the bacon until it turns very crispy, about 15 minutes. Remove the bacon from the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside, on a plate covered with paper towels. Discard any remaining fat and deglaze the pan with the Rave Review! Original Culinary Bourbon and 2 tbsps. of water. Swirl in the maple syrup, and raise the heat to medium. Bring the syrup to a hard simmer until it reaches 240 degrees, then return the bacon to the pan and coat with syrup. Remove the pan from the heat, and lay bacon out on a non-stick cookie sheet. Let cool to room temperature, then serve.

**recipe courtesy of The Occasional Chef: www.occasionalchef.net

Bring these recipes, friends, lots of water, and maybe a cocktail (or two) together and start the year off right. ;-)

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Get a Glam Look by NYE!


Tango for Two Dress from ModCloth – $157.99

from: ModCloth

Do you have last minute plans for NYE? Well don’t despair, you can still look fabulous and not worry about fighting all those post-Christmas bargain hunters at the mall. ModCloth is offering FREE asap shipping when you spend $150.

Lakeside Libations Dress from ModCloth

If you order by December 29th, your package will arrive by 12/31. They have so many snazzy party dresses to choose from, you will love the amazing selection.

And don’t forget, the Treat Yourself Sale is happening now – you can save 50% of select styles of party dresses, hurry and shop now while supplies last.

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Hpnotiq’s SparkleLouder Contest – How Do You Do New Year’s Eve? #SparkleLouder

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Fall is giving way to winter, and Thanksgiving is already here.  That means it’s getting closer to New Years Eve, and the ultimate party in New York City with Hpnotiq!

I told you earlier that Hpnotiq was giving away a trip for you and your friends to NYE in NYC.  All you had to do was enter your favorite selfie and show how you Sparkle Louder this New Years.  BUT IT ENDS SOON December 8, 2013! 
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Every entry gives you more weekly chances to win one of 20 EFFY Diamond & Blue Topaz Rings Sweepstakes Prizes (four each week)! The entry that Sparkles the Loudest will win the Grand Prize: A New Year’ s Eve trip for you and three girlfriends to New York City for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the ball drop in Times Square!   The app and contest entry can be found here: http://www.hpnotiq.com/SparkleLouderContest

Now what would be your ideal New Year’s Eve part plan? It’s never too early to start planning a fabulous night.  I would love to have a night in a nice hotel room with breathtaking view on the San Diego bay, sipping my Hpnotiq cocktails with a few close friends.  I can only image what the bay is like on New Year’s.

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Fof the Hpnotiq cocktail of my choice, the Dazzler -

You Will Need
2 oz. Hpnotiq Harmonie
2 oz. Champagne
Instructions
Pour chilled Harmonie and Champagne into a Champagne flute.

Go ahead and start planning your amazing New Year’s Eve event! And don’t forget to enter Hpnotiq’s SparkleLouder Contest for your chance to win a trip to NYC for NYE or one of the EFFY Rings! Contest runs from November 4 through December 8, 2013!

Good luck and remember to #SparkleLouder

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