My Southern Christmas

Brands, Cake, Dessert, Entertaining, Holidays, Home, Product Reviews, Recipes, Sweets

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Southern Living®. The opinions and text are all mine. Tis the season for yuletide and cheer! Christmas has always been a magical time of year for me. But 2016 is a turning point for the holiday in my household because I am now a …

Pomegranate Rosemary Bread Wreath

Brands, Bread, Dessert, Donuts, Gluten Free, Holidays, Recipes, Sweets, Tutorial

Christmas is just around the corner, so you know what that means? It is baking season, my friends! Sure, receiving gifts and celebrating with loved ones is nice and all, but the true joy of the season for me is baking. Yes, I am very specific and fickle with my standards for happiness. During the holiday season, …

Chamomile Pumpkin Cake with Greek Yogurt Frosting

Brands, Cake, Condiments, Creams, Dessert, Product Reviews, Recipes, Tutorial

Today is officially the 30 day mark of my #GoodbyeSugar30 Challenge, posed to me by SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia Sweetener. For a quick intro and recap, read my post here. I am happy to report that I came, I ate, I conquered. Cue the ‘Rocky’ music and a half-hearted attempt at running up the stairs and punching thin …

Mascarpone Rainbow Pizza

Appetizers, Brands, Dessert, Fruit, Pies, Product Reviews, Recipes, Sweets, Tutorial

If you have been following along with the blog, then you are well aware that October was National Pizza Month. Yes, awesome. I know. And to celebrate that sacred month of observance, I teamed up with Mama Mary’s® to bring you two sponsored recipe posts: the first was the seasonally appropriate Spicy Harvest Pizza and the second …

The Strawberry Harvest

Appetizers, Brands, Cupcakes, Dessert, Muffins, Product Reviews, Recipes, Salads, Sweets

This post was sponsored by Eat Smart as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. I received product samples to facilitate my review. Autumn has arrived and with it comes baking season, my friends. Literally, my favorite time of the year for two reasons: …

Honey Roasted Cardamom California Walnuts

Appetizers, Brands, Candy, Dessert, Holidays, Jams, Product Reviews, Recipes, Sauces, Sweets, Tutorial

One of the many perks of being in charge of a test kitchen is that I get to constantly challenge myself. Whether its looking a salmon (literally) in the eye or attacking a creme brulee with an blow-torch, I am always quite happily stepping out of my comfort zone. As I say time and time …

Butter Macadamia Truffles

Candy, Chocolate, Creams, Dessert, Recipes, Sweets, Truffles, Tutorial

When composing today’s post I found myself at an impasse. Do I lie to you, my loyal reader? Or do I fess up with the cold, hard, ugly truth. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not afraid of a bit of ugliness. In fact, I seriously considered looking you straight in the face and in …

JaM Cab + Ice Cream

Alcohol, Brands, Dessert, Drinks, Ice Cream, Jams, Product Reviews, Recipes, Sweets

Labor Day is just around the corner and it often serves as a marker of seasonal milestones… the end of summer, the beginning of school, the start of pumpkin spice season, and the end of ice cream’s yearly reign. So it is only natural that the holiday serves as one last long weekend to sit …