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 …

Asiago Bacon Bites with Whiskey Sauce

Asiago Bacon Bites with Whiskey Sauce

The holiday season is in full swing, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start thinking about the Super Bowl. In particular, the game day menu. If you’re going to be hosting a viewing party in the next few months, then now is a great time to perfect finger foods. To get you in the Super Bowl spirit, I’ve created the ultimate game day recipe… Asiago Bacon Bites with Whiskey Sauce. And with the help of Twin Dragon Won Ton Wrappers from my friends at JSL Foods, it’ll be easy! Let’s jump right into the recipe tutorial… The best thing about …

Spiced Pear Cauliflower Pizza

Spiced Pear Cauliflower Pizza

This post was sponsored by Green Giant as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Eating during the holidays can be a joy. But it can also feel like a chore. By the time I’ve hit up my 5th party, I feel like I’m running a festive food marathon. So many delicious treats baked with love… it almost makes me sick! So to beat seasonal gluttony, this year I am going to do the swap. Anytime I am able, I am going to swap out certain foods for healthier …

Bison Chili Bread with Better Than Bouillon

Bison Chili Bread

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. Change excites me. A change in hairstyle, a change in address, or even something as simple as a change in weather. A seasonal change is always welcome and always ushers in new experiences. That’s what I find so exciting about cooking. It may seem cliche, but the change in weather means a change in my kitchen. I go from fresh salads and BBQ in the summer to hearty soups and warm breads in …

Jack Skellington PB & J Pastry Puff - Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Recipe

Jack Skellington PB & J Pastry Puff

I have a confession to make… I am a Pinterest mom! Well, that’s not totally honest. I’m a bit of a hybrid between the frazzled, over-caffeinated parent and the whimsically crafty Mary Poppins mama. In reality, that means that I like Pinterest-worthy treats without the excessive Pinterest-worthy effort. If you are nodding your head right about now, then you will love my super easy (and quite lazy) Halloween treat for your little munchkin. Made in under 20 minutes flat (and that includes cook-time!), this is my Jack Skellington PB & J Pastry Puff for your own Nightmare Before Christmas… As …

Braided Ham & Brie Stuffed Pastry

Braided Ham & Brie Stuffed Pastry

Alert! Alert! We are T-Minus 3 weeks to Thanksgiving, people! And we all know what that means… the in-laws! Oh yeah, if you’ve been married as long as I have, then you know that as you nervously baste the turkey, your mother-in-law will be scrutinizing your every move. It’s like she’s got eyes in the back of her head! So distract her with a tempting appetizer that even she won’t look away from… Braided Ham & Brie Stuffed Pastry! I was sent a delicious sample of Frick’s Applewood Smoked Ham and the recipe wheels immediately began turning. I personally always …

Autumn Nachos and Savory Apple Pie Dip

Autumn Nachos and Savory Apple Pie Dip

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mission®. All opinions are entirely my own. If you have ever hosted a holiday gathering at your home, then you know there is one snag that is hard to overcome. I’m talking pre-meal snacking! Your guests have arrived, the hot cider has been poured, but dinner is still an hour or two from being served. So what do your guests start doing? Snacking on anything they can get their hands on. But fret not, for I have come up with a delicious solution… Autumn Nachos and Savory Apple Pie …

Simple Skillet Rotini Mac & Cheese

Simple Skillet Rotini Mac & Cheese

Summer is coming to a close, school is about to begin, and a cool breeze is lingering in the air. That can only mean one thing… it’s Mac & Cheese season! Yes, as vacations end and the real life grind resumes, you’re going to need some delicious, simple meals up your sleeve. I have just the recipe to shake off that summertime sadness, Simple Skillet Rotini Mac & Cheese. Oh yeah! With the help of DaVinci® Rotini, this meal is easy to create and will certainly put a smile on everyone’s faces. Let’s get cooking! If you’ve ever looked up …