Homemade Apple Cinnamon Pie

Cinnamon Apple Pie

Guest Writer: Berkley Martin The talented photographer behind Berkley Martin Photography, based in Louisiana. Visit her site or on Facebook! Nestled in the heart of Hammond Louisiana, Lauren Carroll and her sweet daughter Emma Kate spent their Sunday evening showing me how she makes her famous homemade cinnamon apple pie. Her beautiful farmhouse-styled home is surrounded by towering oaks and a mini chicken farm. Fresh eggs and homemade pie crust are a staple in their household. They enjoy creating with their hands and engaging in activities that bring them together to create a beautiful final product. Here is their recipe …

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate

Classic Rewind: Red Velvet Hot Cocoa

Every so often, we hit the viral jackpot. You know, that one recipe that gets so many hits that it crashes our website? Well this is one of them. About two years ago, I created a Red Velvet Hot Cocoa recipe. Not only was it delicious and a hit with my loyal readers, it has turned into a viral sensation. So today, let’s revisit this fabulous recipe and whip up a fresh batch… If there is one thing I love on a cold winter’s day, it’s a cup of hot cocoa. Add to that another one of my loves, red …

Holiday Cookie & Wine Pairings with Line 39 Wine

Holiday Cookie & Wine Pairings with Line 39

Content for 21+ During the holiday season, gifts will be in abundance. And there are two gifts that never fail to deliver cheer… cookies and wine. Between the office soirée, auntie’s baking party, and the neighbor’s New Year’s Eve celebration, cookies and wine will be flowing. The two are often individually gifted and sampled, but rarely are they enjoyed together. Which if you ask me, is a seasonal travesty! So this year, enhance the cheer with a bit of holiday cookie & wine pairings. I’ve teamed up with Line 39 Wine to give you two delicious options for today’s sponsored post, …

Thanksgiving Essentials - Sweets & Drinks with Ibotta

Thanksgiving Essentials: Sweets & Drinks

Thanksgiving is around the corner, so it’s time to start planning the menu! Sure, you’ve thought about the turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and gravy. I wouldn’t even be surprised if you’ve got your eye on a special cranberry sauce recipe by this point. But what about the other Thanksgiving Day essentials that are less touted? Today, I’ll be skipping the obvious fundamentals and focusing on edible items you definitely don’t want to forget… sweets and drinks! I’ve teamed up with Ibotta to not only highlight some amazing ways to save on these items for the holiday, but also to give …

Jack Skellington PB & J Pastry Puff - Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Recipe

Jack Skellington PB & J Pastry Puff

I have a confession to make… I am a Pinterest mom! Well, that’s not totally honest. I’m a bit of a hybrid between the frazzled, over-caffeinated parent and the whimsically crafty Mary Poppins mama. In reality, that means that I like Pinterest-worthy treats without the excessive Pinterest-worthy effort. If you are nodding your head right about now, then you will love my super easy (and quite lazy) Halloween treat for your little munchkin. Made in under 20 minutes flat (and that includes cook-time!), this is my Jack Skellington PB & J Pastry Puff for your own Nightmare Before Christmas… As …

Holiday Dessert Pie Table with Edwards Desserts

The Procrastinator’s Guide to Holiday Dessert

Thank you Edwards® Desserts for sponsoring this post. Head to the frozen desserts aisle of your grocery store to pick up your favorite Edwards pie and make entertaining a breeze! We’ve all been in this nightmare situation. The roast is basting, the house is sparkling clean, the cider is being warmed, you’ve fastened on the beauty spots, and your guests will arrive within the next hour. But then you realize, you completely forgot about dessert! Frantically you search the cupboards for a hidden cookie tin or boxed brownie mix, but to no avail. Your mind flutters as you try to find …

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 …