How to Make Fresh Za’atar for Kebabs

How to Make Fresh Za’atar for Kebabs

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Wesson. The opinions and text are all mine. The holiday season is all about celebrating peace, love, and health with loved ones. And like any close-knit family, mine celebrates over delicious food. My family is a perfect snapshot of the United States, mixed with relatively recent immigrants and multi-generational Americans. In my immediate family alone, our ancestry covers Nebraskan-English settlers, Russian-Armenian migrants, Caribbean natives, German transplants, and Lebanese immigrants. Every one of these lands is usually represented on our holiday dinner table through traditional and not-so traditional takes on …

Roasted Beef & Mushroom Cheese Bread Bites

Roasted Beef & Mushroom Cheese Bread Bites

This post was sponsored by Better Than Bouillon as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. It’s almost Thanksgiving! Aaaah! And if you are scrambling to create a last-minute menu, then I have one more item to check off your list. The bread! It is often requested by guests, yet is just as often completely forgotten until the day of the festivities. But no worries, I have the recipe for you. Featuring my favorite pantry staple, Better Than Bouillon, here is my delicious holiday entertaining recipe for Roasted Beef …

Holiday Wine & Cheese Tasting Flight

Holiday Wine & Cheese Tasting Flight

Thank you Castello Cheese for sponsoring this post. Castello Cheese makes entertaining easy with its range of flavors. Hanging out with your family during the holidays can be filled with warmth, laughter, and fun. It can also be filled with awkward moments of silence and utter boredom. After the initial excitement and hurried catching up that takes place, there can definitely be lulls in the hoopla. Let’s face it, you might not have a lot in common with most of your family members. But there are two universal forces that never fail to please… cheese and wine! So, in preparation …

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 …

Mulled Gingerbread White Wine

Mulled Gingerbread White Wine

This post is sponsored by McCormick® but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. The holidays are upon us! That means friends and family will be gathering for good food, good conversation, and good drinks. Why not add a bit of wow-factor to your holiday drinks with my twist on the traditional mulled wine? With the help of a delicious selection of McCormick® products at H-E-B, I have created a fabulous libation to elevate your seasonal gatherings. Inspired by the flavors and spices of the holiday’s most famous cookie, here’s my recipe for Mulled Gingerbread White Wine… Mulled …

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 …

Pumpkin Tombstones + Heluva Good! Dip

Pumpkin Tombstones + Heluva Good! Dip

Thank you Heluva Good! for sponsoring this post. Heluva Good! Dips are the perfect way to add flavor to any occasion. If you have not noticed already, I am a Halloween fanatic. I have been my whole life! And since I had a little one running around the last few years, I have had to tone down the scary. But now that my daughter is in preschool, she’s starting to appreciate the holiday a bit more. So it’s time to whip out the spooky! To make our upcoming Halloween party extra eery, I have created the perfect seasonal dippers to …

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, …