Milk & Cookies Pairing Guide

Milk & Cookies Pairing Guide

This post is sponsored by Milk. Love Whats Real, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. At the beginning of every year, I feature a New Year’s Swap. Something small that I am swapping out for a more conscientious option. For example, swapping a breakfast donut for a bowl of oatmeal. Or swapping a streamed episode on the couch with a 30 minute walk around the neighborhood. Little changes can make a big impact. But there is one swap I will not be making… I will not be replacing the real milks in my refrigerator. Seriously, why …

Spiced Cauliflower Tortilla Snowflake Chips

Spiced Cauliflower Tortilla Snowflake Chips

This post is sponsored by CAULIPOWER Cauliflower Tortilla but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Looking to take your entertaining game to the next level? Expert level, to be exact? Then you’re going to want to bookmark today’s post because I am elevating your hot cocoa game to new heights. With the help of CAULIPOWER Cauliflower Tortillas, I have created a chip that is sure to dazzle your holiday guests. Create a blizzard of yumminess with my Spiced Cauliflower Tortilla Snowflake Chips. Spiced Cauliflower Tortilla Snowflake Chips INGREDIENTS: 1 package of CAULIPOWER Cauliflower Tortillas ($2 OFF here!) …

Welsh Cookie Recipe + Bohemian Cakes

Quick Take: Welsh Cookies + Bohemian Winter Cakes

Ever want to get your hands on a famous bakery’s personal cookie recipes?! Well then today is your lucky day! The Cake Sisters are sharing their family’s Welsh Cookie recipe with us and offering up this gorgeous shoot featuring their bohemian cakes in today’s “Quick Take” post. Who wants a bite?! Welsh Cookies INGREDIENTS: 8 ounces Butter 1 1/2 cups Granulated Sugar 2 large Eggs 4 cups All Purpose Flour 1 teaspoon Salt 3 teaspoons Baking Powder 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg 1/2 cup Milk 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup raisins DIRECTIONS: Soak raisins in water and set aside. Cream butter and …

Chocolate & Pear Pastry Wreath featuring American Heritage Chocolate

Chocolate & Pear Pastry Wreath

This post was sponsored by AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate as part of an Influencer Campaign for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. My memories of childhood holidays are filled with magic. No matter the business or financial hardships, my mom always went out of her way to infuse every day with seasonal whimsy. Now that I’m a mom, I want to do the same for my daughter. While I am certainly no Mary Poppins, I do have a bit of fairy dust up my sleeve. And one of my magic tricks is whimsical baked goods. With the …

Fruity PEBBLES™ Raspberry Cream Tart

Fruity PEBBLES™ Raspberry Cream Tart

Thank you PEBBLES™ Cereal for sponsoring this post. PEBBLES™ Cereal is gluten-free and a great inclusive option for your family! We all have that friend who has to stick to a gluten-free diet for medical reasons. I happen to be that friend in my group of gal pals. And let me tell you, it can be quite the challenge when it comes to celebrating special events. Party planning can often hit snags. Picking a restaurant, visiting a brewery, or even baking a cake can prove quite difficult if the birthday girl is gluten-free. Seriously, I can’t tell you how many …

American Harvest Pie – Bourbon, Sweet Cheese, & Pumpkin!

American Harvest Pie – Bourbon, Sweet Cheese, & Pumpkin!

This post is sponsored by General Mills, but all opinions are my own. Tis’ the season… to bake! The cool air has rolled in on the wind, the leaves are crunching beneath feet, and the oven is about to get fired up. There is seriously nothing I love more than baking in the colder months. And there is nothing I love more than baking pie. With the help of Pillsbury Rolled Pie Crusts from Sam’s Club, I have created an homage to everything that is wonderful during the season. Bourbon, sweet cheese, pumpkin, and buttery leaf-shaped crust. Who wants a slice of …

Hot Cocoa Dessert Hummus + Blue Diamond Nut-Thins

Hot Cocoa Dessert Hummus + Blue Diamond Nut-Thins

I’ve partnered with Blue Diamond® as part of an Influencer Activation and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Do you get holiday recipe burn-out? You know, that blank spot in your head when you need to write up a dinner menu. Not only do you need to come up wth an entree, sides, and dessert, you also have to think of appetizers and light bites. I will admit, I occasionally find myself staring vacantly down a grocery aisle with no idea where to start. That’s where today’s recipe pairing comes to the rescue! I am pairing Blue Diamond …

Holiday Multitasking & Unique Gifts with Office Depot

Holiday Multitasking & Unique Gifts with Office Depot Pack & Ship

Office Depot sponsored this post, but all opinions are my own. As a small business owner and mom to a preschooler, the holiday season is nothing short of a master class in multitasking. From finalizing client orders for the year’s end to shipping gifts to out-of-state relatives, I make a game of finding the fastest and most efficient way of getting everything checked off my list. So you can imagine my excitement to find out that my favorite business hub, Office Depot, not only carries everything I need to run my small business, they also have a pack & ship …