Nature trails, bike tracks, and flavored almonds with Blue Diamond

Nature trails, bike tracks, and flavored almonds!

I partnered with Blue Diamond as part of an Influencer Activation and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Oh what a summer this has been. It goes without saying, that this has been quite an unusual year. If anything good has come from it, it has been that my family and I have been spending a lot more time enjoying nature. Bayou walks, lakeside jogs, and neighborhood bike rides have been all the rage at my home. And two essentials always come along for our adventures… a bottle of water and a can of Blue Diamond Flavored Almonds. Communing …

Vegan Omega 3 Coconut Smoothie

Vegan Omega 3 Coconut Smoothie

Over the last few months, I have received requests from some readers asking about Vegan supplements. To be honest, I am not a Vegan and am completely ignorant on the subject. But luckily today, I am teaming up with Wiley’s Finest to bring you a Vegan Omega 3 Coconut Smoothie recipe that is sure to educate and delight our senses. Normally you get your Omega 3s from fish. Now whether you are Vegan or not, this can often be a stinky affair. When I was pregnant with my daughter, I couldn’t stand to sight of fish, let alone eat it. …

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 …

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 …

Springtime Udon Soup Tasters

Springtime Udon Soup Tasters

Spring is around the corner, so it’s time to prepare! What better way to transition from Winter to Spring than with a delightfully seasonal soup. With the ever delectable Fortune Udon Noodles at its core, you won’t want to miss making my Springtime Udon Soup Tasters. Is it just me or is soup the ever-elusive entertaining dish? Seriously, when was the last time you served or were served soup at a party or holiday gathering? Never, right?! Well, with today’s recipe I am hoping to change that! Featuring delicate seasonal flavors, this Springtime Udon Soup Tasters recipe is sure to …

Meat-Lover’s Texmati Paella

Classic Rewind: Meat-Lover’s Paella

With Super Bowl Sunday just days away, I thought it best to revisit one of my most delicious recipes that you can whip up in bulk. Mix up this Meat-Lover’s Paella for the big game and make sure to scroll to the bottom of the post for a very special giveaway… Like any parent, I want what is best for my child. The best school, the best clothes, the best… well, everything! But unless you have unlimited means, that you simply can’t always have the best. But you can certainly try! Sure, I only shop for toddler clothes in the …

The Cauliflower Hash Brown Swap

The Cauliflower Hash Brown Swap

I’ve partnered with Green Giant as part of an Influencer Activation and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Last year, I read an article that had surveyed psychologists, trying to find tips and tricks to keeping New Year’s Resolutions. Their advice? Keep it simple and swap! And seriously, this is some sound advice. I started implementing this theory last year and it’s made a world of difference. Especially with food! From swapping out fries for an apple or soda for sparkling water, it’s actually been a great way to keep balance in my life. So with this new …

Rosemary & Merlot Beef Roast

Rosemary & Merlot Beef Roast

This post is a collaboration with Beef Loving Texans on behalf of the Beef Checkoff. I received compensation, but all opinions are my own. If there is one thing that I have learned from living all over the country, it is that each region has their foodie specialty. My childhood home of Los Angeles was the epitome of scrumptious tacos and healthy bites.  Ohio knew how to do German knockwurst and schnitzel like no other. Manhattan was the height of New American fine dining. But it is my current home of Houston that has exemplified true expertise in a single …