Autumn Date Cake with Clove Buttercream and a Salted Maple & Pumpkin Seed Topping with iHerb

Autumn Date Cake

Special thanks to iHerb for sponsoring this post! All recipes, photos, and opinions are my own. It is officially fall! So it is time to fire up the oven, because we have some baking to do. There is literally nothing I love more than the smell of fresh baked treats and crisp wind in the air. But, between work, my munchkin, and an overall hectic schedule, I do not always have time to get all the ingredients on my baking list. In walks iHerb like a tall glass of pumpkin spice latte. With over 30,000 natural products from 150+ countries, …

Homemade Champagne Marshmallows with Karo Syrup

Homemade Champagne Marshmallows

Thank you Karo® Syrup for sponsoring this post. Celebrate sweet moments together with Karo®! It is a Girl’s Night Party, ladies! Whether you are planning to have a Netflix throw-down with your favorite gal pals or an in-depth chat fest with your besties, I have the ultimate treat for your Girl’s Night… Homemade Champagne Marshmallows! Oh yes, they are as fabulous as they sound. All you need is a bit of Karo® Syrup, champagne, sugar, gelatin, and salt, and you will be crowned hostess-with-the-mostest. So without further ado, let’s get this party started! Homemade Champagne Marshmallows Prep: 30 minutes; Total …

Edwards Key Lime Pie Pops + Spiked Horchata Caramel

Edwards Key Lime Pie Pops + Spiked Horchata Caramel

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! 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 continuing to linger, I still crave a refreshing treat. So, I have come up with an alternative to ice cream. Edwards …

Italian Entertaining

Rustic Italian Entertaining… at it’s finest!

Guest Contributor: Jewels Gray Jewels is the talented eye behind Jewels Photography in Denver, Colorado. Follow along as she show’s us a proper Italian feast. There’s a venue here in Denver that reminds me of the home my grand-parents built in Northern California… tan stucco arches and dark brown tiled floors, it’s not something you typically see here in Colorado. The lighting is always so beautiful here and as a Photographer, that’s something I notice while shooting weddings. If this venue were around back when I got married, I definitely would have had my own wedding there, without a doubt. …

Greek Yogurt Funfetti Cake & Brawny® Tear-A-Square®

Greek Yogurt Funfetti Cake + Brawny® Tear-A-Square®

Thank you Brawny® Tear-A-Square® for sponsoring this post. Think of all the ways you can Put a Square There! My fondest childhood memories are of my mom and me baking sweet treats together. So when I became a parent myself, I could not wait for the day when my own daughter would be old enough to work beside me in the kitchen. Now that she is almost 4, she is old enough to start creating delicious culinary creations. However, if you have ever cooked with a child, you know that most of what they are creating is a mess. That …

Organic Pineapple Basil Cocktail + Dessert Pairing

Organic Pineapple Basil Cocktail + Dessert Pairing

This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own. For ages 21+.  Along with sunshine, sand, and surf, summer comes with another perk… tropical flavors! The warm-weather months are the ideal time to take advantage of all the delicious ingredients that are ripe for the picking. So, with the help of my friends at Prairie Organic Spirits, I am giving you one delectable cocktail and dessert pairing that you won’t soon forget. Who is up for an Organic Pineapple Basil cocktail paired with a strawberry coconut cupcake?! I am all about the organic life. Whenever humanly possible, I make …

fudge, chocolate, outlander

Classic Rewind: Almond Lavender Fudge

Today’s classic rewind comes from one of our most difficult recipes! Candy! Enjoy and make sure to scroll to the bottom to enter our newest kitchen giveaway… David and Goliath. Rocky and Drago. Tesla and Edison. Every good story has an arch nemesis that must be overcome by sheer will, grit, and resolve. My arch nemesis is fudge. I curse the sight of that thick, chocolaty nectar! Why, you ask? Because every time I attempt to make it, I fail. And trust me, nothing will kill your soul more than being bested by a tiny block of sugar. Well today …

Game of Thrones Wedding

The Ultimate Game of Thrones Finale Party: A Wedding!

Guest Contributor: Brittney Studer The photographer behind Brit Nicole Photography takes us into the woods for this amazing Game of Thrones themed elopement! With the finale of The Game of Thrones coming up, I feel this intimate, super small elopement will fit perfectly with the hype coming up in 2019. In the deep residential area in the Texas panhandle, Beth and Brandon said their vows with just them two and their parents, and of course the rented wolves! As the sun was starting to set in the gorgeous forest area, they made their promises to each other under the floral …