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GeneralSite to See: Drinkify

Whether the drink suggestion site Drinkify is actually better for it’s mixology or it’s wit, it’s hard to tell … but we’re obsessed! How does it work? Simple! Just type in your favorite musical artist, and Drinkify will present you with the appropriate libation. Whether you’re actually concocting these magic mixtures or just having fun, this site is a must-see, and a clever app to play with when you’re hanging out with the family this holiday! (I wonder what mom’s John Denver obsession will turn up!)

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(images courtesy of Drinkify.com)

DIYBacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Goat Cheese Recipe

Show up at Friendsgiving this year with a plate of these bacon wrapped dates stuffed with goat cheese (A.K.A. bites of heaven) and everyone will ask you when you found the time to go culinary school! Creamy goat cheese and savory bacon mixed with sweet, sugary dates makes for a complex and exquisite flavor that will rival any five-star restaurant! With three simple ingredients and thirty minutes, you’ll have a deluxe and delicious appetizer that will have absolutely everyone impressed!

Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Goat Cheese

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Ingredients:

-1 16 oz. package of dried Medjool Dates (can be found in the produce section of Trader Joe’s)

-1 12 oz. package of bacon, slices cut in half widthwise

-1 4 oz. package of Goat Cheese (Pecorino, Asiago, Manchego, Feta, or Bleu Cheese will work too)

-Toothpicks

-Paprika

-Brown Sugar (optional)

 

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 425°F.

2. Using a small knife slice a slit in the dates lengthwise and remove pits.

3. Fill each date with about a 1/2 teaspoon of cheese, depending on its size.

4. Wrap dates with your half slices of bacon, securing the overlapping ends of bacon together with a toothpick.

5. Arrange dates on rimmed baking sheet and sprinkle with paprika.

6. Bake the dates for about 7-8 minutes or until browned on the bottom and turn (now’s the time to add the brown sugar). Cook for another 7-8 minutes or until the bacon is cooked and a little crispy, and the cheese is slightly browned.

7. Let these cool for several minutes and then enjoy!

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P.S. For a vegan/vegetarian version, you can use soy bacon and replace the cheese with almonds!

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These babies go fast, so we recommend doubling or even tripling the recipe if you’re serving for a large crowd! Drooling yet?

 

GeneralHome Chic Home: Fall Decor Must-Haves!

Here at LuLu*s we believe that all it takes to turn your home into your own autumn oasis (besides a freshly baked pumpkin pie) are just a couple lovely decor upgrades! Metallic gold (our personal fave) adds a touch of glam while maintaining the warmth of the season, and a few adorable woodland creatures bring the outdoors in! If you’re in the mood for some fall goodness check out our Fall Decor Must-Haves below!

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Shop this roundup:

1. Himmeli Faceted Wreath 2. Crazy Thankful – Digital Fall Thanksgiving Print 3. Owl Salt & Pepper Shakers 4. Textured Metallic Dip Bowl 5. Williams-Sonoma Essential Oils Candle, Pumpkin 6. Mirror Tray – Copper 7. Horizontal Double Rib Throw 8. Gilded Dapper Animal Plates 9. Embroidered Partridge Pillow Cover

DIYSparkling Apple Crisp Cocktail

We went in search of a cocktail that captured the essence of autumn, and what we found is quite exquisite! Pleasing to all the senses, the Sparkling Apple Crisp Cocktail captures the refreshing sweetness of autumn apples, the sultry taste of brandy, and the pleasant sparkle of champagne! It’s cozy enough for a night-in playing board games with your boyfriend, and sophisticated enough to impress any guest at your next holiday soiree! Whip this drink up and have all your friends in awe in no time!

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Ingredients:

-1.5 oz Applejack Brandy

-3 oz Sparkling Apple Cider

-3 oz Champagne (chilled)

-1 Red Apple

-Cinnamon sticks

-Cinnamon and sugar mixture poured evenly on a saucer or plate

-Lemon Wedge

-Ice Cubes

 

Directions:

1. Cut a half inch slit into a lemon wedge and rub it around the rim of the glass

2. Turn the glass upside down and dip it into the cinnamon and sugar mixture, slowly twisting the glass to ensure even coverage, and gently shake off excess sugar

3. Pour the brandy, apple cider, and champagne into the glass and stir well

4. Add 2-3 ice cubes (optional), and garnish with a cinnamon stick and slice of red apple

 

Enjoy!

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GeneralHappy Halloween from LuLu*s!

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween, LuLu*s loves! ! If you’re still craving some Halloween inspo why not take a peek at our cute cat mani or simple costumes ideas, or perhaps you’re in the mood for some glitter pumpkin decorating and a delicious cocktail? Whatever you fancy, we hope that your evening is filled with a couple tricks, a lot of treats and some spook-tacular company!