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Holiday Open House on Google+

Six months ago Katie from Katie’s Cucina and I sat down and faced our computer screens for our first Google+ Hangout. It was a chat about tomatoes and no, I’m not going to give you the link. OH MY GOD, was it ever embarrassingly terrible! After that long and painful-to-watch video we adjusted the format and began inviting guest bloggers to hangout with us online for our chats. We started inviting people and amazingly they said yes.

This week we celebrated our 20th video by having a special Holiday Open House. We invited past guests to pop in and together we talked about our favorite holiday treats, homemade gifts and more. It was a fun way to end the year. Here’s the video of the Christine and Katie Holiday Open House. Have a watch and then go visit the other bloggers and their delicious holiday recipes (links are at the bottom of this post).

The past six months have been a great adventure in video-making and editing. We’ve met and talked with really great people. It’s been fun and we’re looking forward to making many more videos together in 2013. If you’re a blogger and would like to hangout with us, send me an email at We’d love to meet you and hangout.


This Week’s Special Guests:

Holiday Open House with,, and

Julie from The Little Kitchen

Julius from

Maureen from Seafood Lady Orlando

Sam from Sweet Remedy


Links from the Show:

Berry Bourbon Christmas Cocktail

Bourbon marshmallows in Orlando

Apple Streusel Cheesecake Bars

Artichoke Dip

Oreo Truffles

Candy Cane Hot Chocolate by Sam

Bourbon Apple Cider

Candy Cane Hot Chocolate by Christine

Easy Irish Whiskey Cake

Gin and Tonic with Cranberry

Christmas Coffee Blend

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap Cookie Recipe Roundups:

Part 1

Part 2

2 Responses to “Holiday Open House on Google+”
  1. Phyllis says:

    That was a lot of fun. Everyone was so festive.

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