Crema Fina Egg Nog


Egg nog is a classic holiday beverage, with many possible origins for its name and recipe. Whether you love it or hate it, spike it or drink it virgin, pasteurize or leave out the eggs completely, it is irrevocably linked to the winter holidays and Christmas.

The thought of drinking raw egg throws off most people, unless you’re already a body builder or someone who drinks them daily already. But not all eggnog includes egg. Some are basically just a thinned down pudding or a boozy milkshake.

This recipe does call for actual eggs, and is for adults only. You can definitely make alcohol free eggnog, but since the base ingredient here is wine, clearly, this is not the recipe for you!

This is super simple to scale up as needed, you can make yourself just one glass or a whole pitcher for a party. And if you don’t happen to have Crema Fina (so sorry) you can easily create a similar flavor with milk, creamer, and rum or even brandy.

Ingredients (per serving):

  • 1 cup crema fina hazelnut wine (or, 1/4 c hazelnut creamer, 1/2 c milk, and 1/4 cup dark rum)
  • 1 raw egg, room temperature
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar

Simply combine all the ingredients in a blender, and whip it up for at least a minute or two. The longer you blend, the frothier it becomes. You can also use a hand mixer or a whisk.




Merry Christmas; I’m BACK!


Well hey there!

It’s been a minute. Well, a lot longer than a minute. And this year has been a lot longer than a year.

2020… what can I even say. I kind of regret not documenting it all the way through, because WOW what a roller coaster of emotions… I’ll just have to look back on Angela’s Frugal Friday Five series for a general overview that mirrors my emotional journey this year.

So, we have a baby now!

Yup, a roly-poly, picture perfect, chubby cheeked, heart warming giggling Baby! That’s what’s new with me. Whenever anyone asks how I am, what’s new, or what I’m doing, that’s the default answer.

For the next 18 years I guess.

I’m sure there will be some pregnancy articles coming (maybe), and definitely some baby and parenting related stuff now. But I promise I’ll try not to become a “mommy blog”.

I’ve had a long time off of writing, and I’ve decided I quite miss it. Especially the wonderful community of readers and bloggers and Twitter folks and Instagram, and whatever comes next (no, I don’t have a TikTok, no I am not signing up, and no I don’t care that that makes me sound like a crotchety old granma.)

So as my gift to you, readers, I’m going to be writing again!

I will probably touch on a lot of things from this year, without going too in depth. Because, whooo, what a year.

Others have written far more eloquently than I could about many of our issues, like The Election, Black Lives Matter, the start of the pandemic (remember 1000 years ago, aka March??), pandemic fatigue, masks, working from home, how kids makes that even harder, unemployment, the bananas real estate market, and so so so much more. So I’ll start from where I am now.

Anyways, this is just to say, Buckle Up folks, I’m back!


What’s new with you?? What were your highs/lows of 2020? What are you looking forward to next year??