Our destination wedding team has a sincere weakness for cookies. So when our friends at Hot Polka Dot shared a recipe for White Chocolate Clementine Cookies, we couldn’t help but smile.

Wouldn’t these adorable cookies just be the best treats to serve at a bridal shower?

Clementine Cookies

What you’ll need:
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tbsp clementine zest
2 tbsp clementine juice
2 eggs
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 1/2 cup flour
2 cup white chocolate chunks

Visit Hot Polka Dot for the all the how-to instructions!

Note: Makes about 3 dozen cookies

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  1. Alok Sahu Nov 27, 2014 / 09:09 am

    good recipe for health i like it.

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Debating the best wine to serve with your Thanksgiving feast? Don’t fret; we asked The Breakers’ Master Sommelier Virginia Phillip to share her wine pairing recommendations.

Thanksgiving Wine Pairing

Here are Virginia’s top three wine selections to sip with your Thanksgiving dinner meal…

White: Gewurztraminer from California or Alsace, France

This medium bodied spicy white wine is a perfect match for Thanksgiving turkey or ham and all the accompaniments. The melon, honey and apple overtones in the wine work well with sweet potatoes or yams, stuffing, mashed potatoes and green bean casserole.

White: Riesling from Germany, Kabinett style

Another excellent pairing to accompany your Thanksgiving favorites, this light bodied wine has notes of pear, peach and apple with jasmine and mineral. Pleasant to drink on its own, German Rieslings are even better with food.

Sippin’ Advice: Thanksgiving Wine Pairing

Red: Cru Beaujolais or Beaujolais-Villages from Burgundy, France

This light bodied red wine is a perfect fit for lighter fare such as turkey. Jammy Jolly Rancher flavors of red strawberry, cherry and raspberry compliment the hint of earth in the wine. Cru Beaujolais, the higher end of the two wines, can easily taste like red burgundy.

Red: Agiorgitiko from Nemea, Greece 

Another delicious red, this varietal wine tastes like a cross between Pinot Noir and Merlot. Soft with spicy notes of plum, Agiorgitiko is an excellent blend to accompany lighter meat dishes such as Turkey or Ham.

Happy cooking…

Dining out this Thanksgiving? Join us for The Breakers Thanksgiving Day Buffet in the Ponce de Leon Ballroom. Thanksgiving dining reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling 561.659.8488.

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Still finalizing plans for Thanksgiving? We have the perfect idea…

This Thanksgiving, leave the cooking to us while you relax and enjoy the holiday with your family, Breakers style. A spectacular feast with all the traditional holiday favorites – and a few unique surprises – will be featured on our elaborate buffet. After dinner, visit the decorated dessert bar for a sweet tweet prepared by The Breakers Cake Shop, a delicious ending to a perfect meal.

Thanksgiving at The Breakers

The Breakers Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet

Thursday, November 27, 2014
Ponce de Leon Ballroom
3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Adults $140 per person and $60 per child 11 and under, plus service charge and tax.

Reservations required, please book online or
call (561) 659-8488.

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18 Nov 2014

We all know diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but do you know your 4Cs education? The only globally accepted standard for describing and accessing the quality of diamonds: Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat.

Bling 101: The Diamond 4cs

{Photo by Amy Hill Photography}

The holidays are right around the corner and with them the hopefully possibility that the man of your dream will get down on his knees with a heartfelt proposal and something sparkly. It’s important he, too, knows the 4Cs.

Here’s a little help from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), the creator of the Diamond 4Cs and world’s trusted source for unbiased assessment…

COLOR

The diamond color evaluation of most gem-quality diamonds is based on the absence of color. A chemically pure and structurally perfect diamond has no hue, like a drop of pure water, and consequently, a higher value. See the GIA’s D-to-Z grading scale.

CLARITY

Natural diamonds are the result of carbon exposed to tremendous heat and pressure deep in the earth. Evaluating diamond clarity involves determining the number, size, relief, nature, and position of blemishes and internal characteristics, as well as how these affect the overall appearance of the stone. While no diamond is perfectly pure, the closer it comes, the higher its value. See the GIA clarity scale.

Bling 101: The Diamond 4cs

CUT

Diamonds are renowned for their ability to transmit light and sparkle so intensely. We often think of a diamond’s cut as shape (round, emerald, pear), but a diamond’s cut grade is really about how well its facets interact with light. Precise artistry and workmanship are required to fashion a stone so its proportions, symmetry, and polish deliver the magnificent return of light only possible in a diamond.

CARAT

Diamond carat weight is the measurement of how much a diamond weighs. A metric “carat” is defined as 200 milligrams. Each carat can be subdivided into 100 ‘points.’ This allows very precise measurements to the hundredth decimal place. Diamond weights greater than one carat are expressed in carats and decimals. A 1.08 carat stone would be described as ‘one point oh eight carats.

When discussing cost, the GIA reminds it’s important to remember that a diamond’s value is determined using all of the 4Cs, not just carat weight.

> For more information on diamonds and the 4Cs, visit GIA’s Diamond Center.

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