Cranberry Ham & Goat Cheese Pies
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Cranberry Ham & Goat Cheese Pies

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Smithfield®. The opinions and text are all mine. There are two types of holiday guests… turkey people and ham people. And if you’re hosting this year’s holiday meal like I am, then you know what a pain this can be. Seriously, who wants to prepare both a full turkey and massive holiday ham for a single dinner?! But fret not, friends, for I have a solution! Thanks to my favorite new find, Smithfield® Anytime Favorites™ Cubed Ham at H-E-B, your discerning guests can have their ham and eat it …

Chocolate & Pear Pastry Wreath featuring American Heritage Chocolate
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Chocolate & Pear Pastry Wreath

This post was sponsored by AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate as part of an Influencer Campaign for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. My memories of childhood holidays are filled with magic. No matter the business or financial hardships, my mom always went out of her way to infuse every day with seasonal whimsy. Now that I’m a mom, I want to do the same for my daughter. While I am certainly no Mary Poppins, I do have a bit of fairy dust up my sleeve. And one of my magic tricks is whimsical baked goods. With the …

LG Dishwasher with QuadWash & TrueSteam
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Ultimate Holiday Gift: LG Dishwasher with QuadWash & TrueSteam

Thank you LG for sponsoring this post. Before I had a family, I envisioned leisurely holidays sitting by the fire, drinking hot cocoa and reminiscing about the good times. Now that I have a family of my own, the reality is quite a different picture… 99% of my holidays are spent doing the dishes! By the time I have washed and dried the festive lunch plates, it’s time to whip out utensils for the night’s holiday dinner. The cycle never ends! That is until a hero recently waltzed into my life, like a very clean, well-behaved bull in a spotless …

How to Make Fresh Za’atar for Kebabs
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How to Make Fresh Za’atar for Kebabs

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Wesson. The opinions and text are all mine. The holiday season is all about celebrating peace, love, and health with loved ones. And like any close-knit family, mine celebrates over delicious food. My family is a perfect snapshot of the United States, mixed with relatively recent immigrants and multi-generational Americans. In my immediate family alone, our ancestry covers Nebraskan-English settlers, Russian-Armenian migrants, Caribbean natives, German transplants, and Lebanese immigrants. Every one of these lands is usually represented on our holiday dinner table through traditional and not-so traditional takes on …

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Essential Tips For Hosting The Perfect Dinner Party

Image by Element5 Digital from Pixabay Hosting a dinner party can be a huge source of anxiety. Although the experience is exciting, every decision, from the menu to the guest list, will induce stress. Whatever style of dinner party you plan, the secrets of a successful event are the same. As a host of the night, you must approach the task well prepared and with a sense of determination. All home chefs want the achievement of a successful dinner party, but earning this reward won’t come easy. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be so difficult either. With that in mind, …

Maple Cinnamon Prosecco Cocktail with Nino Franco
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Classic Rewind: Maple Cinnamon Prosecco Cocktail

Thanksgiving is next week, so I am here to elevate your cocktail game. Today we visit a popular post from last year that is sure to make for some delicious holiday sipping. Also, make sure to scroll down to the bottom of the post for an amazing holiday giveaway! Need a signature drink for your holiday festivities? Then look no further! My friends at Nino Franco are sharing their killer seasonal cocktail recipe with us and I highly suggest you try it. I whipped up a few and will certainly be serving these at my seasonal celebrations! Get the recipe below for …

Roasted Beef & Mushroom Cheese Bread Bites
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Roasted Beef & Mushroom Cheese Bread Bites

This post was sponsored by Better Than Bouillon as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. It’s almost Thanksgiving! Aaaah! And if you are scrambling to create a last-minute menu, then I have one more item to check off your list. The bread! It is often requested by guests, yet is just as often completely forgotten until the day of the festivities. But no worries, I have the recipe for you. Featuring my favorite pantry staple, Better Than Bouillon, here is my delicious holiday entertaining recipe for Roasted Beef …

Holiday Wine & Cheese Tasting Flight
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Holiday Wine & Cheese Tasting Flight

Thank you Castello Cheese for sponsoring this post. Castello Cheese makes entertaining easy with its range of flavors. Hanging out with your family during the holidays can be filled with warmth, laughter, and fun. It can also be filled with awkward moments of silence and utter boredom. After the initial excitement and hurried catching up that takes place, there can definitely be lulls in the hoopla. Let’s face it, you might not have a lot in common with most of your family members. But there are two universal forces that never fail to please… cheese and wine! So, in preparation …