Movie-Inspired Holiday Treats

Bella Breakdown It’s my favorite time of year! Heart warming movies, lots of yummy food and time spent with loved ones. This year, gather your friends and family for an evening of food and fun, with these dishes inspired by your favorite Christmas movies. Throw a classic up on the screen and let the indulging begin! The Nutcracker: Sugar Plum Cake 2 cups sugar 1 cup vegetable oil 3 large eggs 2 cups self-rising flour 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 jar (6 ounces) plums with apples baby food 1/2 cup chopped walnuts Confectioners’ sugar, optional In a large bowl,...

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Festive Jello Shots To Turn The Holiday Party Up

Bella Breakdown Holiday parties are a ton of fun, and it’s an excuse to indulge in your favorite food and drinks. If you’re planning on throwing a soiree for your friends this year, mix things up a bit and ditch the usual vodka cranberries for something a little more fun. These jello shots are guaranteed to be a big hit, and they’ll certainly get the party started. Apple Cider Bourbon Jello Shots For the sophisticated palette, here’s a jello shot that even your snobbiest friend will enjoy. You can’t say no to something as classy as bourbon shot. 1...

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How To Build The Perfect Cheeseboard

Bella Breakdown We all love cheese. Cheese is life, cheese is glorious, cheese, cheese, cheese. There’s nothing more beautiful than a big cheese board filled with fancy cheeses, fresh bread and delicious sweet and salty accompaniments. If you’re entertaining friends or family during the holiday season, a cheese board is also the perfect thing to set out with wine, champagne and some sweet treats. Or skip the formal dinner and go for a casual, relaxed cocktail hour where everyone can dig into one giant cheese and meat board. As you may know, cheese boards that you find at nice...

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Vegan Comfort Food To Warm You Up This Winter

Bella Breakdown Nothing warms you up in the winter like a big plate of your favorite comfort food. Mac and cheese, chicken pot pie, mashed potatoes, yum. If your vegan or eat a mainly plant-based diet, comfort food can seem inaccessible for your lifestyle. Luckily, we’ve got some comforting, vegan recipes that will make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. So whether you’re a long-time vegan or just trying to eat a little healthier this winter, these recipes are for you. Vegan French Toast 1 heaping Tbsp chia seeds (whole or ground into a fine meal so they’re...

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Ditch The Pumpkin For These Holiday Pies

Bella Breakdown Tis’ the season for sugar, spice and everything nice. And pie. Lots and lots of pie. If you’re like me, you always look forward to the pies at the end of any holiday meal. Typically, it’s the classics: pumpkin, pecan, berry. Don’t get me wrong, I love pie in all forms and I will gladly down a slice of pumpkin pie with whipped cream. But this year, I want to shake things up and try something new. These two pies are utterly delicious, and will be a welcome surprise to anyone dining at your table this year....

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