Homemade Champagne Marshmallows with Karo Syrup

Homemade Champagne Marshmallows

Thank you Karo® Syrup for sponsoring this post. Celebrate sweet moments together with Karo®! It is a Girl’s Night Party, ladies! Whether you are planning to have a Netflix throw-down with your favorite gal pals or an in-depth chat fest with your besties, I have the ultimate treat for your Girl’s Night… Homemade Champagne Marshmallows! Oh yes, they are as fabulous as they sound. All you need is a bit of Karo® Syrup, champagne, sugar, gelatin, and salt, and you will be crowned hostess-with-the-mostest. So without further ado, let’s get this party started! Homemade Champagne Marshmallows Prep: 30 minutes; Total …

Homemade Elderflower Marshmallows Recipe

Homemade Elderflower Marshmallows

Every great host has to have a few trick up her sleeves. A signature cocktail whipped up like a professional mixologist; an insanely good lamb chop dish even your mother-in-law can’t besmirch; and a seemingly impossible dessert that only you know how to make. Well today I’m going to help you with the last one on that list. Low-calorie Homemade Elderflower marshmallows. Alongside newborn puppy kisses or a romp through a field of wildflowers, marshmallows are one of life’s greatest small joys. I could literally munch on those little heavenly sweet clouds everyday. Add to that the fact that I …

Whiskey Rose Nougat for Holiday Gifting

Holiday Gifting: Whiskey Rose Nougat

Thank you Karo® Corn Syrup for sponsoring this post. The holiday season is upon us! And that means it’s time to start thinking about gifts. I used to find gifting the most stressful part of the holidays. There are just too many people and so little money to balance between. You want everyone to feel special, but if you’re on a budget that can put undue strain on both your wallet and your conscience. About 5 years ago, I had a delicious epiphany… I’ll gift homemade goods! I know this isn’t some amazingly novel idea, but it is one that …

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Brain Food: Pineapple Vodka Spiked Jello

Halloween is days away and it isn’t out of the ordinary to start craving some brains. Do not fret, today’s post is not some Walking Dead, post-apocalyptic recipe celebrating psychopaths. If you’re interested in that sort of recipe, then might I suggest you visit this website and then hopefully scratch me off of your kill list. For the rest of us, let’s revel in the gory delights of All Hallow’s Eve and whip up a recipe that is sure to give your party guests nightmares for days years to come. So start perfecting a booming, evil laugh and get let’s …

Heluva Good Dip, Chocolate, Halloween Recipe

Crunchy Habanero Mummy Fingers with Heluva Good! Dip

This post was sponsored by Heluva Good! as part of an Ambassador Program and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Planning a frightful Halloween party this month? Need scary-good recipe inspiration? Then you have come to the right place, Boys and Ghouls! Lucky for you, I have just the thing that will make your holiday celebration one that is to die for. How do Crunchy Habanero Mummy Fingers dipped in Buttermilk Ranch flavored Heluva Good! Dip sound?! I announced last month that I was happily serving as a brand ambassador for the always delectable Heluva Good! Dip …

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Almond Lavender Fudge

David and Goliath. Rocky and Drago. Tesla and Edison. Every good story has an arch nemesis that must be overcome by sheer will, grit, and resolve. My arch nemesis is fudge. I curse the sight of that thick, chocolaty nectar! Why, you ask? Because every time I attempt to make it, I fail. And trust me, nothing will kill your soul more than being bested by a tiny block of sugar. Well today I have good news. I have taken down Goliath. With spatula in hand and determination in my heart, I finally perfected fudge. Almond Lavender Fudge, to be …

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Lollis & Pops: Candy Heaven for the Nostalgic Soul

Like many children of the late ’70s, early ’80s (yes, I’m that old), growing up I had only one life-goal that needed to be accomplished. I was going to find a Golden Ticket to Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. I was positive that this was better than winning the lottery. My 7-year-old mind came up with all kinds of wild schemes to procure one of these life-altering scraps of paper. From eating my way through thousands of pounds of chocolate to bribing unwitting playmates to do my ticket-search bidding, I (quite, literally) drew up blueprints. But as every year passed without …

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Mommy Time-Out with Southern Living

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of PEOPLE®, Real Simple®, and Southern Living®. The opinions and text are all mine. Everyday life can certainly drain my creative reserves: work emails, laundry, chasing after a toddler at Gymboree, planning photo shoots, baby swim classes, more work emails. By mid-day, my brain is easily a ball of mush. So whenever I get the chance I try to take, what I like to call, a “mommy time-out.” It’s a few moments to recoup, sit quietly with a cup of coffee, and get inspired. But unlike a tantrum-induced break, this …