Brighten a room with this simple, festive idea. Dip a handful of glass votive holders in glue, roll them in gold glitter, and then insert candles. Their dancing flames will add a sparkling accent to any corner.
Process ¼ cup cold brewed coffee, 2 pts. coffee ice cream, ½ cup brandy, and ½ cup chocolate syrup in a blender until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides. Pour mixture into glasses, and garnish with sweetened whipped cream, chocolate curls, and milk chocolate sticks, if desired. Serve immediately.
Makes 5 cups. Prep: 5 min.
• For testing purposes only, we used Häagen-Dazs Coffee ice cream and Hershey's Milk Chocolate Sticks.
Here's a nifty idea for a quick and thoughtful present. Clip some sprigs of rosemary, and gather them together in a vase with water. Tie a ribbon around the vase, and you have a living, fragrant token of remembrance.
"December Inspirations" is from the December 2007 issue of Southern Living.