Prosciutto Wrapped Tuna & Beet Jalapeño Poppers

Prosciutto Wrapped Tuna & Beet Jalapeño Poppers

It’s right about this time, at mid-summer, when I start to scheme my holiday cooking. To some, this might be the equivalent of stores putting out Christmas decoration in July. Yes, it’s probably a bit premature. But, there is nothing, and I literally mean nothing, that I like more than cooking during the holidays. And if there’s one category of foods that often gets neglected during the holiday season, it’s appetizers. So today, I’m perfecting my appetizer game with the help of Tonnino Tuna. Who’s up for a few Prosciutto Wrapped Tuna & Beet Jalapeño Poppers?! Call me crazy, but …

Blue Diamond Almonds & Fruit - Sea Salt & Whole Blueberries, Fiery Ghost Pepper & Tart Cherry

Snack Break with Blue Diamond Almonds & Fruit

This post was sponsored by Blue Diamond® as part of an Influencer Activation and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. If you have been following along with the blog, then you know that 2019 has been the year of “The Swap”. Since the New Year, I have been making conscientious choices to swap out the bad for the good. They’ve all been little and quite painless decisions that have benefited to my overall wellbeing. So, today I am tackling the afternoon snack attack. I’m swapping out empty calories for Blue Diamond Almonds & Fruit. Every day around …

Stylish summertime Tupperware lemonade and snack bar

Stylish Summertime Tupperware Lemonade & Snack Bar

Thank you Tupperware for sponsoring this post. The official start of summer is moments away and with it comes a wave of nostalgia. The smell of sunblock, salty beach breeze, melting popsicles, and snacking out of Tupperware containers. Today I’ll be serving up warm-weather memories by creating a stylish summertime lemonade and snack bar for all your entertaining needs. The biggest hosting challenge I face during the summer months is the critters. We have all been there… the watermelon is perfectly sliced, veggies & dip set out for the munching, ice-cold lemonade glistening in the sunshine, and bugs on every …

Colonial-Style Summer Celebration

Colonial-Style Summer Celebration

Guest Contributer: Becca Jones Becca is the head photographer for B. Jones Photography. Check out her site here. Vibrant Firs is a new wedding venue in Auburn, WA. It has a charming Colonial structure right by the lake, dock access, barn, gazebo, and 50 acres of land. Its exterior paint and front door design left a great impression on our first visit. As soon as we pull in the roundabout driveway, at the end of the brick path is the tiffany blue and white painted, column entrance. Along with the lake view, we immediately decide that we will be setting …

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 …