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 …

Beet Mash Tartlet

Beet & Mash Tartlets

Thank you Idaho Spuds for sponsoring this post. VeggieMash mashed potatoes are a blend of 100% Idaho® grown potatoes and real vegetables for a new take on a family favorite! Click on the image below to buy!   As summer winds down, I like to look towards the next few months in terms of baking. I am all about Autumn baking and this is about the time of year I start scheming. Today, I wanted to focus my creative oven energy on a fall-time staple, mashed potatoes. With the help of Idaho Spuds VeggieMash, I whipped up a recipe that …

Farm to Feast in Rockwall Texas

Farm to Feast in Rockwall, Texas

I grew up in a big city and always dreamed of living in a quaint town where everyone knew your name. My yearning for such a lifestyle could probably be matched by those small-town kids dreaming of the big city. I continue to hop from one big city to the next, but my urge for a more homey feel hasn’t wavered. That’s why when I hear about a place like Rockwall, Texas, I want to pack up and move immediately. Rockwall holds a bi-annual Farm to Feast community dinner in their downtown center. What?! Yes, it’s like they live in …

Grilled Dessert & Wine Pairing Station

Backyard Entertaining: Grilled Dessert & Wine Pairing Station

This content is for 21+ only. Thank you, Line 39 Wine, for sponsoring this post! The opinions and text are my own. If you are an avid follower of The Frosted Petticoat, then you know that I laugh in the face of the ordinary. Why think inside the box, when you can think outside?! From whimsical twists on traditional dishes to magically decadent entertaining ideas, life is too short to not mess with convention. So join me, breaker of traditional boundaries, as we add a unique twist to your backyard entertaining arsenal. With the help of Line 39 Wine and …

Smoked Paprika Cheese Croissants

Smoked Paprika Cheese Croissants

This post is sponsored by Price*s but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. We’ve all been there. Family members from out of town litter your extra bedroom, pull-out couches, and even the blow-up mattress in the hallway. As you quietly tiptoe through the pile of sleeping relatives into the kitchen, you realize you need to pull together breakfast and quick. Soon enough the snoring masses will transform into a hungry mob that isn’t afraid to verbalize complaints. But the worst part of this whole scenario? Your mother-in-law is one of the sleeping giants. Oh yes, you know …

Chicken Dinner, Tart, Savory

Blooming Chicken Dinner Tart

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. The opinions and text are all mine. Time is the most valuable commodity in a busy family’s schedule. From work demands, school agendas, basic household chores, and extracurricular activities, time isn’t something of abundance. But as any parent knows, it’s not the quantity but the quality of that extra free time that really matters: Putting down the phone to have an in-depth discussion about Elsa’s wintery powers; setting aside dirty dishes for an impromptu dance party to the Vampirina theme song; and sitting down to a …