Home for the Holidays: Houseguest 101 #Freixenet

Home for the Holidays: Houseguest 101 #Freixenet

Traveling can really take a lot out of you.  From the long lines, the uncomfortable seats, and all that cabin pressure, your guest may be wound pretty tight when they arrive to your house.  Before you give them the run down of your house, celebrate their safe arrival, pop some bubbly and have a little snack on hand. Think of it as a mini welcome party.  Popcorn is my go to snack, since everyone I know loves popcorn.  Instead of going with the basic kernels and butter, I like to sweeten the deal with white chocolate and sprinkles.  Nothing says festive like sprinkles. Holiday Popcorn is super simple to make plus, you probably have all the ingredients in your pantry.  So, you can use this for unexpected guests as well.  

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Irish Coffee #CocktailHour

Although different variations of coffee cocktails pre-date the now-classic Irish coffee by at least 100 years, the original Irish coffee was according to sources invented and named by Joe Sheridan, a head chef at Foynes, County Limerick but originally from Castlederg, County Tyrone. Foynes' port was the precursor to Shannon International Airport in the west of Ireland; the coffee was conceived after a group of American passengers disembarked from a Pan Am flying boat on a miserable winter evening in the 1940s. Sheridan added whiskey to the coffee to warm the passengers. After the passengers asked if they were being served Brazilian coffee, Sheridan told them it was "Irish coffee".  {via: Absolute & Wiki}