New Years Resolution - The Swap

New Year’s Resolution: The Swap

This post was sponsored by Splenda Naturals as part of an Influencer Activation and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. I was reading an article the other day by a psychologist that said the best New Year’s Resolutions are the simple ones. I don’t know if there’s any actual science behind this theory, but it certainly resonated with me. Sure, I could make grand goals and lofty statements, but reality often dictates that major changes are hard to maintain. So this year, I’m sticking to a simple idea that will only take small decisions to enforce. My …

Spiced Mustard Sidecar Brandy Cocktail

Brandy Cocktail Twist: The Spiced Mustard Sidecar

Special thanks to Colman’s Mustard for partnering up with me on this delicious post! The year is about to come to a close, so I ask you this:have you done anything crazy yet? If you’ve been following along with my website throughout 2018, then you know I’ve been challenging myself to make some pretty insane recipes. Goat cheese cocktails! Banana Salmon Egg Rolls! Elderflower liqueur marshmallows! It’s been quite a wild (and delicious!) ride. Well, I have one last weird but awesome recipe to close out the year… The Spiced Mustard Sidecar. It’s a twist on the classic brandy-based cocktail, …

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 …

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 …

Blueberry Swirl Pancakes, Nutella, Hazelnut Spread, Pancakes

Blueberry Swirl Pancakes with Nutella® Hazelnut Spread

Special thanks to Nutella® for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. Nostalgia comes in many forms. For me, a jar of Nutella® hazelnut spread fills me with warm childhood memories. Pastries made with love and an encouraging nudge from my mom to help myself to the delicious spread. Nostalgia so perfect, that I want to recreate it for my own daughter. So you can imagine my squeals of joy when the heavenly brand asked me to design a breakfast recipe to complement their scrumptious spread. Wanting to capture the whimsy and warmth of happy childhood memories, I whipped …

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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Candied Bacon Dippers 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. Assuming you do not have a hurricane crashing your Labor Day plans, this weekend is prime time to throw one last summer BBQ. I suggest going all out for this final warm-weathered hoorah. Burgers, pork loin, hot dogs, steak, and, of course, bacon. Wait, did I only list meats? Dang right, I did. There are a plethora of grilling options for you to contemplate, but I will offer up one fantastically decadent appetizer idea: Candied Bacon Dippers …

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Top Mates Finishing Sauces

As a professional food stylist, recipe developer, and blogger, I receive a lot of unsolicited products in the mail. Some of these are not so good, and thus I don’t share them with you. But many are absolutely fabulous. So for the interest of sharing, I am starting a new post series revealing my new favorite products. Let’s get to today’s find: Finishing Sauces. Who else here has never heard of finishing sauces? Maybe it’s because I come from a humble upbringing or maybe I just have lived a relatively sheltered life. A finishing sauce? Sounded like something someone would …