Cranberry Ham & Goat Cheese Pies

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 …

Roasted Beef & Mushroom Cheese Bread Bites

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

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 …

Hot Cocoa Dessert Hummus + Blue Diamond Nut-Thins

Hot Cocoa Dessert Hummus + Blue Diamond Nut-Thins

I’ve partnered with Blue Diamond® as part of an Influencer Activation and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Do you get holiday recipe burn-out? You know, that blank spot in your head when you need to write up a dinner menu. Not only do you need to come up wth an entree, sides, and dessert, you also have to think of appetizers and light bites. I will admit, I occasionally find myself staring vacantly down a grocery aisle with no idea where to start. That’s where today’s recipe pairing comes to the rescue! I am pairing Blue Diamond …

Holiday Multitasking & Unique Gifts with Office Depot

Holiday Multitasking & Unique Gifts with Office Depot Pack & Ship

Office Depot sponsored this post, but all opinions are my own. As a small business owner and mom to a preschooler, the holiday season is nothing short of a master class in multitasking. From finalizing client orders for the year’s end to shipping gifts to out-of-state relatives, I make a game of finding the fastest and most efficient way of getting everything checked off my list. So you can imagine my excitement to find out that my favorite business hub, Office Depot, not only carries everything I need to run my small business, they also have a pack & ship …

Pumpkin Tombstones + Heluva Good! Dip

Pumpkin Tombstones + Heluva Good! Dip

Thank you Heluva Good! for sponsoring this post. Heluva Good! Dips are the perfect way to add flavor to any occasion. If you have not noticed already, I am a Halloween fanatic. I have been my whole life! And since I had a little one running around the last few years, I have had to tone down the scary. But now that my daughter is in preschool, she’s starting to appreciate the holiday a bit more. So it’s time to whip out the spooky! To make our upcoming Halloween party extra eery, I have created the perfect seasonal dippers to …

Crispy Red Rice Ramen Medallions

Crispy Red Rice Ramen Medallions

In my kitchen, I like to think outside of the box. Sure, I like a classic recipe like any other foodie, but I also love to experiment. In particular, I like to use ingredients in non-traditional ways. So when JSL Foods challenged me to create a unique recipe with their new line of Fortune Gluten Free Noodles, I jumped at the chance! I present to you, my Crispy Red Rice Ramen Medallions… Crispy Red Rice Ramen Medallions Time: 25 min., Yields: 6 INGREDIENTS: 1 package of Fortune Gluten Free Noodles – Shoyu Flavor Red Rice Ramen 2 cups of sharp cheddar cheese …

Blooming Tuna Potato Wedge Pie

Blooming Tuna Potato Wedge Pie

Thank you to StarKist Selects E.V.O.O. ® for sponsoring this post! It’s back to school season! With all the hectic schedules, homework, and life juggling you will be performing this season, you are going to need some delicious meal options in your parental arsenal. And if you’re feeling a bit creative, then you will definitely want to spoil your family with today’s scrumptious recipe. With the help of StarKist Selects E.V.O.O. ®, I have created the ultimate family-style dish to rival all comfort food options… the Blooming Tuna Potato Wedge Pie! It’s hard enough finding the time to whip together …