Brazilian Cheese Bread, TruffleHunter, White Truffle Brazilian Cheese Bread

White Truffle Brazilian Cheese Bread

There is one ingredient that dominates my pantry. Truffles. I am pretty obsessed with this rare treat and I cannot walk past a truffle-flavored item in the store without purchasing it. It’s an expensive problem. But if there is one thing I’ve learned from my truffle hoarding, it is that there is a huge difference in quality between brands. And given the price of the coveted ingredient, it is essential to know which products are worth the investment. So, that is why I’m sharing my new favorite product, TruffleHunter’s White Truffle Oil, with you today. And to commemorate my utter …

Holiday Homestead Buns, Finex Cast Iron Skillet, Southern Kitchen

Holiday Homestead Buns with Southern Kitchen

Special thanks to Southern Kitchen for sending me this lovely skillet to play with and sponsoring this recipe post! I moved to Houston, Texas a little over a year ago and officially became a Southerner. It immediately became clear that a few things came along with that status. Southerners are unfailingly polite. They are heartwarmingly proud of their land. And they take their kitchens seriously. A Southerner’s kitchen is a place of wonderment, hard work, and love. It is a place to gather, feel at home, and enjoy with the special people in your life. A Southern’s kitchen has some …

Idahoan soup, potato soup, cheesy chestnut poppers

Loaded Potato Soup & Cheesy Chestnut Poppers

Thank you Idahoan® Steakhouse® Soups for sponsoring this post. Stay warm with this winter with a cozy bowl of soup! Baby it’s cold outside! So let’s warm up together inside. I have teamed up with Idahoan® Steakhouse® Soups to bring you perfect meal solution for your chilly winter predicament: Loaded Potato Soup & Cheesy Chestnut Poppers. It’s too cold to dawdle, so let’s jump right in… Loaded Potato Soup & Cheesy Chestnut Poppers INGREDIENTS: Idahoan Steakhouse Soups – Loaded Potato Soup 1 roll of pre-made dough 10 roasted chestnuts 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese (shredded) 1 egg (yolk only) Garnish: Bacon …

bacon, ginger bread, cookies, heluva good dip

Bacon Ginger Bread Cookie Dippers

This post was sponsored by Heluva Good! as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Once we finish stuffing our faces this week during all the Thanksgiving Day festivities, it’s seriously time to think about Christmas. And when I say ‘seriously’, I mean cookies. Sure you can go for your run-of-the-mill holiday cookies or you can take your cookie experience to a whole new level. So today I am literally pushing the flavor boundaries of the holiday dessert realm with these Bacon Ginger Bread Cookie Dippers paired with Heluva …

Cherry Spice Bread, recipe

Cherry Spice Bread

It is not even August and all I can think about is the Autumn baking season. Cakes, pastries, muffins, scones, and breads! Oh, I can just smell those sweet aromas now. Fall is my absolute favorite season for the baking alone. And it is always at about this point in summer that I start getting the itch. Sneaking warm, seasonal spices into my late-summer creations, I secretly smile when someone bites into a cookie and says “this reminds me of Thanksgiving”. Mission accomplished! So, when the lovely people at Northwest Cherry Growers sent me a bushel of ripe cherries, I …

Bob's Red Mill, Nutritional Boosters, Protein Bars

Orange Vanilla Protein Squares

Snacking. One of America’s most underrated pastimes. Eating between meals? It’s an art form. If it were up to me, snacking would be a spectator sport. I can see it now: bright lights on a big field, the stands filled with eager enablers, a seasoned professional walks onto the fresh-cut grass, he downs a whole bag of potato chips, the crowd goes wild.  Okay enough of my food fantasies. Clearly I have an unhealthy obsession with snacking and have recently committed to making more health-conscious choices. That’s why I was excited to team up with Bob’s Red Mill to create …

Bourbon Bacon Scones-15564

Bourbon Bacon Scones

You are probably very familiar with scones. They’re sweet, delicious, and hail from Great Britain… what’s not to love? They are a morning staple that never fails to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Truly a perfected food. Or are they? I set out to challenge the traditional notion of the scone by making a savory, meat garnished version. The results were excellent. Now, I am absolutely not saying that they can rival the classically sweet treat, but they certainly are a delicious alternative when you want to shake things up. Plus I have added a bit of …

croque monsieur, canadian bacon, recipe, gruyere cheese, brunch, breakfast, sandwich

Smoked Paprika & Mustard Croque Monsieur

The weekend is almost upon us and thus you should start thinking about your Sunday brunch menu. Admittedly, my weekend menu usually includes a coffee and oatmeal bar on the run… I am the mom of a toddler, so it is not the glamorous feast you’d expect from a professional foodie. Regardless of my current chaotic morning routine, when the stars align and the wind sails in from the East, I like to put together a killer brunch. So with a busy schedule in mind, I created a delicious twist on a super easy recipe that is sure to knock …