Protein Break with Jimmy Dean Protein Packs

Protein (not coffee!) breaks with Jimmy Dean

This post is sponsored by Tyson Foods, Inc. All comments and opinions are my own. The last three years have seen some major shifts in my life. I became a parent, I entered my mid-30s, and I moved to a new state. All three of these things have had a huge impact on my energy levels. I am a sleep-deprived woman with a slowing metabolism and have moved to a state where BBQ and sweet tea are staples at every meal. It is going to be a challenge to reclaim my old energy levels. But I am determined and have …

Caprese Ladybugs

Classic Rewind: Caprese Ladybugs

It’s time for another Classic Rewind! Today, we’re looking back on a viral Spring favorite that is sure to make the whole family happy. Best of all, even the kids can get in on this recipe action! So let’s rewind to our Caprese Ladybugs… CAPRESE LADYBUGS Recipe in partnership with Ritz Crackers INGREDIENTS 24 RITZ Crackers 6 bocconcini (1-inch fresh mozzarella cheese balls), each cut into 4 slices 24 fresh basil leaves 12 cherry tomatoes, cut in half 6 pitted black olives, quartered 1 green onion, green part only cut into 48 thin strips 2 Tbsp. balsamic glaze 1/4 tsp. …

Hickory Smoked Chocolate Toffee Bacon

Classic Rewind: Hickory Smoked Chocolate Toffee Bacon

Game day is around the corner and you’re going to need some awesome treats to serve your guests. That’s why today, we’re revisiting one of our most popular game day recipes, Hickory Smoked Chocolate Toffee Bacon. Oh yeah, baby! Get all the rewind details below… Before we get to the recipe’s nitty gritty, I need to lay something out on the line. I love throwing Big Game Day parties and I am quite the awesome hostess at them. Why? Because I am not a fan of football. I know, burn me at the goal post! My game day hosting fabulousness …

Entertaining Hack - Hillshire Social Snacking Platters

Entertaining Hack: Hillshire® Snacking Social Platters

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. The opinions and text are all mine. If there is one thing I have learned the hard way in my 35 years on this Earth, it is that you can never have too much food in the house during the holiday season. Not only are there holiday parties, Christmas day celebrations, and New Year’s Eve festivities, there is also an abundance of random entertaining going on. We’ve all been there. Out of nowhere, the doorbell rings and it’s a kindly neighbor coming over with a gift …

Holiday Wreath Charcuterie Board Tutorial

Tutorial: Holiday Wreath Charcuterie Board

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Blue Diamond®. The opinions and text are all mine. You better watch out, you better not cry. You better not pout, I’m telling you why. The relatives are coming to town! Oh yeah, ‘tis the season for judgmental holiday guests. They will criticize your every hosting move, while handing out back-handed compliments as generously as Santa hands out presents. So, this year, pull out all the stops with the most fabulous, undeniably magical entertaining trick to have ever existed… a Holiday Wreath Charcuterie Board! Even your mother-in-law will be …

Sherry Date Meat Pie with Holland House Cooking Wine

Sherry Date Meat Pie with Holland House Cooking Wine

There are certain must-haves during the holiday season: Sugar cookies. Hot cocoa by the fire. A delicious slice of honey-baked ham. And in my house, meat pie! Meat pie is a wonderful staple from our lovely British friends across the pond. Despite its name, it is actually a surprisingly sweet dish. This year my friends at Holland House Cooking Wine are sponsoring this post and have sent me some products to help me create a refreshing take on the classic… Sherry Date Meat Pie! Every year, I make a meat pie as part of a holiday breakfast. It’s a magical …

Parmesan Currant Crescent Rolls

Parmesan Currant Crescent Rolls

Tis the season for hosting parties! And as we’ve been extensively covering this month, you need some killer appetizers on your menu. So today I offer you up a surprisingly sweet and scrumptious recipe to knock your holiday festivities out of the park… Parmesan Currant Crescent Rolls! This one comes courtesy of my friends at Cello Cheese who sponsored this post and truly want to help you get the party started. So without further ado, let’s get to baking! This is a very simple recipe to whip up! Let’s walk through it together so you can see just how easy. …

Spicy Salmon Banana Egg Roll

Spicy Salmon Banana Egg Rolls

I have been keeping a secret from you all year, lovely readers. The past 12 odd months have been all about creating insane recipes. At the beginning of 2018, I challenged myself to get out of my cooking comfort zone and dive headfirst into a tasty (and sometimes burnt-to-a-crisp) adventure. From goat cheese cocktails to boozy marshmallows , I have been quietly pushing the boundaries of traditional flavors and my own skill set. And let me tell you something… it’s been absolutely fantastic! Even when I fail, I have never had so much fun in the kitchen! So you can …