Mini Stout Pecan Pies with Karo Syrup

Mini Stout Pecan Pies

Thank you Karo® Syrup for sponsoring this post. Celebrate sweet moments together with Karo®! Fire up the ovens, because Fall baking season is here! In my opinion, there is no better time than Autumn in the kitchen. Warm aromas fill the air, tasty treats abound, and flour and holiday spices practically cover every surface. It is a magical time of year, don’t you think?! To kick off the season, I am teaming up with my favorite pantry staples, Karo® Syrup, to bring you a downsized take on a seasonal classic… Mini Stout Pecan Pies! I absolutely love making Autumn pies. …

Witch's Apothecary Halloween Dessert Table

Witch’s Apothecary Halloween Dessert Table

This post is sponsored by Mondelez and all opinions are my own. Given the kind of year 2020 has been, I think it is safe to say that Halloween is going to look a bit different. With traditional trick or treating pretty much cancelled, I have decided to get a bit creative with my own socially distanced celebration for my kindergartener. Instead of going house to house, we are going to be having a backyard scavenger hunt proceeded by a spooky at-home party. So join me as I team up with OREO and NutterButter to pull out all the stops …

Edwards Key Lime Pie Pops + Spiked Horchata Caramel

Classic Rewind: Key Lime Pie Pops + Spiked Horchata Caramel

Summer is almost over, so let’s revisit my most popular seasonal recipe from last year… Key Lime Pie Pops with Spiked Horchata Caramel! Make sure to bookmark this post to save the recipe and scroll to the end of the post for an extra special giveaway! I have a confession to make, and I don’t want to be judged or receive angry fan mail. Okay, here I go… I’m sick of ice cream! That’s right, by this time in the summer, I have officially had my fill of the frozen dessert. I know, it’s blasphemy. However with the scorching heat …

Citrus Ricotta Mousse

Citrus Ricotta Mousse + S.Pellegrino Essenza

This post is sponsored by S.Pellegrino Essenza but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Anyone else missing restaurant date nights? Yeah me too! I want to keep doing my part to stop the spread, stay safe, and ease the burden on healthcare workers, but I’m itching for a fancy night out. So to break up the monotony, I’m creating a fancy night in for my family. With a decadently refreshing S.Pellegrino Essenza and a Citrus Ricotta Mousse recipe, I’m bringing a fine dining experience to my kitchen table. It’s amazing how a little TLC and planning can …

Dannon Peaches & Cream Yogurt Cake

Peaches & Cream Yogurt Cake

This post is sponsored by Dannon but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. One of my all time favorite ingredients is yogurt. It is versatile, it has tons of benefits, and it is delicious. One way that I love to use yogurt is in my baking. Yup, it not only serves as a delectable filling, frosting, or glaze for baked goods, you can also use it as an oil substitute. So today, I am going to show you how I incorporate this fabulously adaptable ingredient in an equally fabulous cake. With the help of Dannon Whole Milk …

Malt-O-Meal Crispy Treats

Don’t Judge My Bubbles and Cereal Treats!

Thank you Malt-O-Meal for sponsoring this post. Head to the Malt-O-Meal cereal Facebook page to learn more about a chance to win one of 60 $500 gifts, personalized just for you!! On a normal day, being a mom is tough. Working, stay-at-home, single, military. Regardless of the rewards, it is a relentless and exhausting role. And as if every category of motherhood didn’t already come with its fair share of challenges, fate decided to throw a pandemic on top of it all. *Moms around the world collectively release a visceral, carnal “UGHH!!” into the wind* What gives, World?! The last …

Small Business Food Photography Social Media Management during Pandemic - GoDaddy Open We Stand

Running a Small Business during a Pandemic

Oh what a change a month can make. Like everyone in the world, I have been watching the pandemic unfold with horror and anxiety. Besides worrying about my elderly parents and the health of my own little family, like most, I have had other unexpected challenges to contend with. We are sheltering in place, my daughter is now being homeschooled, and my small business has almost completely tanked. On top of all this, my husband is a healthcare worker and will likely be on the front lines of the pandemic in the very near future. Worries and strife abound. With …

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 …