National Chocolate Covered Anything Day

For Day 5 of our 12 Days of Holiday Cheer, we are featuring chocolate covered marshmallows in honor of National Chocolate Covered Anything day!

This recipe is quick and tastes delicious!

All you need is:

  • Marshmallows
  • Melted Chocolate
  • Crushed peppermints

Mozaik Product:

To Make:

All you need to do is melt chocolate and crush peppermint candies up. Take the marshmallows and individually dip into the chocolate and then into the crushed candies.

Place on platter and let freeze. Once harden, take them out to serve and enjoy!

#NationalCupcakeDay

For Day 4 of our 12 Days of Holiday Cheer, we are featuring a Polar Bear Paw Cupcake in honor of #NationalCupcakeDay !!!

Decorating these cupcakes is easy, fun and cute!

Ingredients:
Cupcakes
Vanilla Frosting
Shredded Coconut
Peppermint Patties
Chocolate Raisins

Easy as 1, 2, 3 !

Once your cupcakes are baked and cooled you are ready to decorate!
Frost each cupcake with vanilla frosting then sprinkle shredded coconut on top.
Place one peppermint pattie centered towards the bottom of the cupcake and then add four chocolate covered raisins around the top of the pattie.
Repeat until you have enough for all of your guests!

Serve and Enjoy!

Hot Dog Wreath

For Day 3 of our 12 Days of Holiday Cheer, we are featuring a fun and festive way to serve a classic appetizer!
A Festive Wreath of Mini Hot Dogs!

Ingredients:
– Mini Hot Dogs
– Red Fruit Leather
– Ketchup
– Mustard

Mozaik Products:
Hammered Platters
96 pc. Appetizer Set

To Make:
– Bake mini hot dogs for 12 – 15 minutes in the oven, or until golden brown.
– Once cooled, arrange mini hot dogs in a circle around the edge of the platter
– Fill two mini tasting bowls with condiments of your choice, we used ketchup and mustard and place in the middle of the ring.
– Using the red fruit leather, tie a bow and place at the bottom of the platter to create the finishing touch!

Serve and Enjoy!

#NationalCocoaDay

For Day 2 of our 12 Days of Holiday Cheer, we are featuring Frozen Hot Chocolate in honor of #NationalCocoaDay !

Ingredients:
– Hot Chocolate Powder
– Milk
– Ice Cubes
-Whipped Cream
– Chocolate Shavings

Mozaik Product:
Stemless Wine Glasses

To Make:
–  Pour milk, hot chocolate mix and ice into a blender.
– Blend until the ice is crushed and ingredients have mixed together thoroughly
– Pour into glass and add whipped cream and chocolate shavings to top it off
Relax and enjoy your “cold” hot chocolate by the warm fire place!

Peppermint Shooters

 

For Day 1 of our 12 Days of Holiday Cheer, we are featuring festive Peppermint Mousse Shooters. This is an easy to make dessert that can be served in individual portions!

Ingredients:
– Chocolate Mousse
– Raspberry Mousse
– Candy Canes
– Peppermint
Mozaik Product:
48 piece Mini Dessert Set

To Make:
–  Using one mini tasting cups, pour in one layer of chocolate mousse followed by a layer of raspberry mousse.
– Repeat until there are four layers total (1 chocolate, 1 raspberry, 1 chocolate, 1 raspberry)
– Crush peppermint candies and sprinkle on the top layer
– Add a candy cane into the cup for decoration
– Place in refrigerator until ready to serve

Halloween Hot Dog Fingers!

Add some scare to your table with these severed hot dog fingers!

Take a traditional snack and add some spook to it with these quick and easy steps that you can count on your own “fingers”…!

Ingredients:
Hot Dogs
Hot Dog Buns
Ketchup

Mozaik® products:
Mozaik Rectangular Platter

  1. Open hot dog rolls and line them up on the platter 
  2. Take ketchup and squeeze over the buns to give it a “bloody” look.
  3. Place the hot dogs in the bun, and using clean kitchen shears cut the top part of the hot dogs off to make it look like fingernails!

A Healthy Treat for Halloween!

Halloween does not only have to be about sweets!  Here is a healthy alternative that tastes delicious and looks like a Jack-O-Lantern – minus the carving!

Ingredients:

Broccoli
Carrots
Sugar Snap Peas
Dressing of your choice – we suggest Ranch!

Mozaik Products:
16” Round Hammered Platter
Mini Tasting Cups
To replicate this healthy pumpkin, follow these easy steps:

  1. Place pieces of broccoli at the center top of the Mozaik® Hammered platter (link to product here) to replicate the pumpkin stump
  2. Scatter carrots around the platter to form the round pumpkin shape
  3. Add the Sugar Snap Peas to the bottom to make it look like a mouth
  4. Fill three mini tasting cups with the dressing of your choice, and place them among the carrots to create two eyes and a nose.

Versatile Stemless Wine Glass

If you thought there was only one way to use Mozaik Stemless Wine Glasses – think again! Believe it or not, a stemless wine glass can wear many hats! Here are a few ways you can use our glasses:

Wine
Let’s start with the obvious – wine of course! Use the stemless wine glass to pair a glass of red with a nice steak or a glass of white with a light fish. Whichever you prefer, make sure that you sit back, sip and relax!

Desserts
You may not always be in the mood for wine, but everyone makes room for dessert! Use the glasses to make fun individual sized treats for you and your guests. You can showcase all of the ingredients in layers, and you won’t have to worry about messy serving cuts!

Centerpieces
Stemless Wine Glass can be used as a beautiful center piece on your table. Decorate the glass as shown in the picture above, by tying a ribbon around it and filling the glass with your favorite flowers. We recommend using marbles in the bottom to keep the flowers in place. Try using colorful flowers to brighten your table!

How else have you used your stemless glasses? Show us by using the hashtag #PartyByMozaik on Facebook and Twitter!

tips for kitchen entertaining

Top 3 tips for entertaining in your kitchen

Your kitchen island can do so much more than help prepare meals – it is increasingly becoming a party “hot spot” for guests to mingle. With that in mind, here are a few tips to help make your next get together a night to remember!

Go stemless

Stemless wine glasses are trendy and less prone to breakage since they don’t have a fragile stem. Mozaik stemless glasses are so closely related to their glassware cousins you almost can’t tell the difference! Best of all, you won’t have to worry about broken glasses or a time consuming clean up. Simply wash and re use or throw away.

Serve finger foods

Foods that are readily available and easy to transport are key in the kitchen. In doing this, guests get to try a little bit of everything! Tiny Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese sandwiches are a fun and tasty treat! Mozaik Appetizer sets will help get your creative juices flowing!

Utilize Serving Platters

Platters don’t only need to hold food! Place Cocktails onto a platter and let your guests “grab and go”. Mix up a batch ahead of time so you aren’t constantly mixing drinks all night!

tableware for hosting a party

Hosting a night in with friends

Send out invites- or don’t. Parties with friends don’t need to be formal or over the top. With a little preparation before hand and our party tips, you’ll be itching to have a get-together ASAP.

Create a theme!

Themed parties are always a hit. Your theme could be as simple as a B.Y.O.B. wine and cheese night to something elaborate with a specific dress code. You could even create a theme around food, having each guest create a dish that correlates with your theme! The overall idea is to just have fun and do something that friends can look forward to.

Skip sit down dinner

Sometimes relaxing with friends around the living room can be much more fun! Instead o setting the kitchen table, use your coffee table to throw a fondue night! Mozaik platters and serving sets are the perfect companion for your tasty treats.

Keep it casual

It’s ok to not have an idea of what to do every minute of your party. Hosting a small get together is no different than just hanging out with friends as you normally do. Having a fun night in with friends is a great way to catch up and make new memories. Let conversations flow organically and don’t sweat the small stuff!