How to Make Fresh Za’atar for Kebabs

How to Make Fresh Za’atar for Kebabs

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Wesson. The opinions and text are all mine. The holiday season is all about celebrating peace, love, and health with loved ones. And like any close-knit family, mine celebrates over delicious food. My family is a perfect snapshot of the United States, mixed with relatively recent immigrants and multi-generational Americans. In my immediate family alone, our ancestry covers Nebraskan-English settlers, Russian-Armenian migrants, Caribbean natives, German transplants, and Lebanese immigrants. Every one of these lands is usually represented on our holiday dinner table through traditional and not-so traditional takes on …

Roasted Beef & Mushroom Cheese Bread Bites

Roasted Beef & Mushroom Cheese Bread Bites

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. It’s almost Thanksgiving! Aaaah! And if you are scrambling to create a last-minute menu, then I have one more item to check off your list. The bread! It is often requested by guests, yet is just as often completely forgotten until the day of the festivities. But no worries, I have the recipe for you. Featuring my favorite pantry staple, Better Than Bouillon, here is my delicious holiday entertaining recipe for Roasted Beef …

Gameday Chicken Bar for Football Season with Tyson Products at HEB

Gameday Chicken Bar for Football Season

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. The opinions and text are all mine. My favorite season is upon us. No, not autumn. Nope, not winter. I am talking about football season, my friends. I do not actually watch football, but boy oh boy do I love throwing a football-viewing party. Give me a theme, an oven, and some Tyson® Chicken and we have got ourselves a shindig. So today I am going to walk you through the ultimate gameday entertaining tutorial. A viewing party bar to rival all viewing party bars… this …

Jalapeño Cornbread Bites + Heluva Good! Dip

Jalapeño Cornbread Bites + Heluva Good! Dip

Thank you Heluva Good! for sponsoring this post. For those of you who do not already know, I live in Texas. And if you know anything about August in Texas, then you know that I am literally living in an oven. No joke, it is 106°F outside as I type this…. at 9 in the morning. When I walk outside, I feel personally attacked by Mother Nature. So there is nothing like sitting in a chilly, air conditioned room on a sweltering summer day and munching on a delicious treat. Seriously, with my scrumptious Jalapeño Cornbread Bites recipe and Heluva …

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 …

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 …