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 …

Spiced Cauliflower Tortilla Snowflake Chips

Spiced Cauliflower Tortilla Snowflake Chips

This post is sponsored by CAULIPOWER Cauliflower Tortilla but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Looking to take your entertaining game to the next level? Expert level, to be exact? Then you’re going to want to bookmark today’s post because I am elevating your hot cocoa game to new heights. With the help of CAULIPOWER Cauliflower Tortillas, I have created a chip that is sure to dazzle your holiday guests. Create a blizzard of yumminess with my Spiced Cauliflower Tortilla Snowflake Chips. Spiced Cauliflower Tortilla Snowflake Chips INGREDIENTS: 1 package of CAULIPOWER Cauliflower Tortillas ($2 OFF here!) …

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 …