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From beautiful ornaments and Christmas decor to gift ideas and stocking stuffers galore, Bella Vita is eager to begin the Christmas season!  

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Finding new recipes can be a nerve-racking task the week of Thanksgiving, so the girls of Bella Vita got together and picked some of our favorite side dishes and desserts that are guaranteed to impress. 

If you don't have one already, Gathering of Friends' Volume 6 cookbook is an inspiring collection of delicious recipes for a year of holidays. Each recipe is full of flavor yet doesn't have a grocery list of ingredients. 

Gathering of Friends Vol. 6

And speaking of grocery lists, the chef herself even includes a shopping list complete with every item you need for your holiday feast. This alone is worth the cost of the book!

Gathering of Friends Shopping List

If any of these sneak peeks catch your eye, be sure to stop in and pick up the cookbook to see the complete recipe. You will definitely want to add this book to your collection. We promise that it will not disappoint!

Hope - Baked Sweet Yams

Baked Sweet Yams Recipe

5 large yams 
4 tbsp. butter 
 2 1/4 c. brown sugar

Preheat over to 400 degrees and bake yams for 1 hour or until soft. While yams are baking, combine water, butter, brown sugar, and spices into a saucepan...

Laurie - Spiced Cranberry Wreath

Spiced Cranberry Wreath

2  6 oz. package rasberry Jell-O
1 20 oz. can crushed pineapple
2 tart apples

Add Jell-O into boiling water and stir until completely dissolved. Pour into a mixing bowl and fold in cranberry sauce; stir until dissolved....

Laura - Divine Dinner Rolls

Divine Dinner Rolls Recipe

1 4oz. package active dry yeast
1/4 c. honey
1 tsp. parsley flakes

In mixing bowl, combine yeast and warm water; let sit for 5 minutes, until bubbly. Add honey, salt and egg. Stir until well blended. Add flour....

Stephanie - Spiced Pumpkin Cake

Spiced Pumpkin Cake

4 eggs
 1 2/3 c. sugar
1 29 oz. can canned pumpkin

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin in a large mixing bowl and blend with an electric mixer. In a separate bowl...

Leigh - Apple Orchard Crisp

Apple Orchard Crisp

7 tart apples
2 lemons
1 1/2 c. brown sugar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Peel, core and slice apples. Slice lemons in half and squeeze juice of both lemons over apples. Whisk flour, sugar and cinnamon...

So, what will be served at your table this year?  Anything new and exciting? Regardless of what you choose, we hope your year has been filled with many blessings and the holiday is spent with the ones you love most. 

Wishing you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving!
-The Girls at Bella Vita

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Christmas Holiday Gift Guide

Then let us help you fill it with all things nice!  

Behold our first ever Christmas Holiday Gift Guide, a list that is compiled of our most sought after items for the special ladies on your shopping list. 

From Southern Soy Scents and Sarah Robertson to Ronaldo and Casafina, 'tis the season to give beautiful things. 

-The Girls at Bella Vita

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Hi, my name is Stephanie. Like you, I love all things beautiful. The word. The life. The way it makes your soul feel warm and cozy. So curl up with the Girls at Bella Vita as we share our lives with you- our families and friends, our inspirations and ideas, our homes and nests- quite simply, our take on creating a beautiful life.
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