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 …

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The Problem with Some Wine & Food Pairings

Photo by John Canelis on Unsplash Whether you’re a seasoned dinner party pro or a nervous first-time host, you’re probably well aware that drinks deserve as much consideration as food itself. The right cocktail choices and wine pairings are, after all, a dinner party 101. But what happens if you’re starting to wonder why drinks hold such high standing? The fun is in the cooking, after all, and drinks can often be an added consideration many of us could do without. Have you not already got enough on your plate!? Sadly, as anyone who’s attempted to go against the drink quo can tell …

Gameday Chicken Bar for Football Season with Tyson Products at HEB

Gameday Chicken Bar for Football Season

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. The opinions and text are all mine. My favorite season is upon us. No, not autumn. Nope, not winter. I am talking about football season, my friends. I do not actually watch football, but boy oh boy do I love throwing a football-viewing party. Give me a theme, an oven, and some Tyson® Chicken and we have got ourselves a shindig. So today I am going to walk you through the ultimate gameday entertaining tutorial. A viewing party bar to rival all viewing party bars… this …

Jalapeño Cornbread Bites + Heluva Good! Dip

Jalapeño Cornbread Bites + Heluva Good! Dip

Thank you Heluva Good! for sponsoring this post. For those of you who do not already know, I live in Texas. And if you know anything about August in Texas, then you know that I am literally living in an oven. No joke, it is 106°F outside as I type this…. at 9 in the morning. When I walk outside, I feel personally attacked by Mother Nature. So there is nothing like sitting in a chilly, air conditioned room on a sweltering summer day and munching on a delicious treat. Seriously, with my scrumptious Jalapeño Cornbread Bites recipe and Heluva …

Italian Entertaining

Rustic Italian Entertaining… at it’s finest!

Guest Contributor: Jewels Gray Jewels is the talented eye behind Jewels Photography in Denver, Colorado. Follow along as she show’s us a proper Italian feast. There’s a venue here in Denver that reminds me of the home my grand-parents built in Northern California… tan stucco arches and dark brown tiled floors, it’s not something you typically see here in Colorado. The lighting is always so beautiful here and as a Photographer, that’s something I notice while shooting weddings. If this venue were around back when I got married, I definitely would have had my own wedding there, without a doubt. …

Spiced Salmon & Waffles with Cedar Bay Grilling

Spiced Salmon & Waffles

Searching for a stellar brunch dish or appetizer to wow your guests?! Then look no further, my friends. With the help of Cedar Bay Grilling Company’s delectable Cedar Planked Atlantic Salmon, I have concocted a fresh take on a traditional American staple… Spiced Salmon & Waffles! If you have ever tried Chicken & Waffles, then you know that logically it is a dish that shouldn’t work. But in reality, it’s one of the most delicious and decadent dishes around. The same can be said for my Spiced Salmon & Waffles. In theory, this is an insane dish. But in practice, …