Hey luvs,

Did you have a wonderful Christmas? Is your belly still full? haha

Merry Christmas

Both Lori and I had a wonderful time with family and enjoyed lots of good food and wine.

Lori had a great time in Atlanta as I enjoyed the nice warm FL weather. Neither one of us had a white Christmas, did you?

lori and gary traveling

jaxEven crazy Jax had a wonderful Christmas vacation 🙂

Atlanta Christmas Morris

Corso Christmas Breakfast

breakfast food

christmas breakfast plates

We both enjoyed a lovely breakfast…we love donuts!  We made the cinnamon sugar donuts from our Purely Classic Cookbook.  (Lori made some food to bring with her.)

So good! Moist and tender gluten-free baked donuts.

christmas gifts

gary and jax

All the “kids” loved their presents!

We both loved all of our gifts too!

donuts for lunch

Donuts for lunch, always a good decision!

making homemade eggnog

I made homemade eggnog for the first time!! So good! Not only was it my first time making eggnog, but also my first time enjoying it.

Here is what I did if you are interested as I made it with less sugar and used coconut milk instead of heavy cream and milk!

And it came out perfectly, even the whole family enjoyed a little.

Homemade eggnog made from coconut milk. Dairy-free.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

serves 4-6

Homemade eggnog made from coconut milk. Dairy-free.

Homemade eggnog recipe that is less in sugar and dairy-free using coconut milk! A creamy eggnog recipe with the perfect about of spice!


  • 4 eggs
  • 4 1/2 oz sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 oz Cognac
  • 4 oz Bourbon
  • 20 oz coconut milk


  1. Blend the 4 eggs for one minute in blender.
  2. Next add in sugar and spices and blend for 30 seconds.
  3. Then add in cognac and blend for 30 sec.
  4. Then add in bourbon and blend for 30 - 1 minute.
  5. End with adding in the coconut milk and blend for 1 minute or until well incorporated.
  6. Chill in refrigerator for about an hour.
  7. Enjoy.

dinner food

Then it was time to eat! Broccoli casserole was a BIG hit again! Good thing I doubled it.

my chrismtas dinner and dessert

I enjoyed  ham, turkey, parsnip fries, roasted brussel sprouts, broccoli casseroleplantain chips, and for dessert was a slice of pumpkin fudge and coconut chocolate chip cookies!  I enjoyed some wine and limoncello.

loris christmas dinner food

Lori had a wonderful Christmas dinner, which she brought along some broccoli casserole. It’s just too good not to have, plus she enjoyed some pumpkin fudge.

loris fudge

Perfect ending to a merry day!

We both are excited to enjoy leftovers!! Do you look forward to leftovers?

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and whether you have off or back to work, we wish you all the best!

Time to get ready for a new year!!  We are excited.


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10 thoughts on “A Purely Twins Christmas + homemade eggnog

  1. I’m so glad y’all both had a great Christmas! All of your food looks delicious! This also reminded me to make your broccoli casserole. 🙂

    Posted on December 26, 2013 at 1:03 pm
  2. Looks like everyone had a very Merry Christmas! 🙂 Glad you all enjoyed your time with family!

    Posted on December 26, 2013 at 1:20 pm
  3. Merry late Christmas:)

    Posted on December 26, 2013 at 1:30 pm
  4. Homemade Eggnog!! That is a must try! Hope you have a good Holiday!

    Posted on December 26, 2013 at 1:47 pm
  5. We got a dusting of snow here. Just enough to feel Christmasy, but not enough to make travel hard. It was great! Merry Christmas!

    Posted on December 26, 2013 at 1:51 pm
  6. oh it looks lovely! you family is so lucky to have you. WHat a great meal and of course i love YOUR egg nog!

    Posted on December 26, 2013 at 1:57 pm
  7. We’ve got some Chinese food leftovers that I am VERY much looking forward to. Happy holidays, ladies!

    Posted on December 26, 2013 at 5:19 pm
  8. oh i have been eating leftovers non stop 😀 love them! can’t wait to chat and share stories about our christmas’ girls! love you sisters

    Posted on December 27, 2013 at 3:34 pm
  9. that looks like perfect egg nog! i’ve tried to make it with other non dairy milks and they are always too thin but yep, coconut milk works well to help bind with the ‘fun’ parts of the bevvie haha. we didn’t have too much leftover, just a smidge of brussels/sweet potato and chicken. my brother forgot to bring the gf cookies so we had no dessert :/

    Posted on December 27, 2013 at 4:35 pm
  10. So glad you both had a lovely Christmas! It all looks delicious, too. Especially that broccoli casserole, yum!

    Posted on December 29, 2013 at 11:21 am