Holiday Wreath Charcuterie Board Tutorial

Tutorial: Holiday Wreath Charcuterie Board

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Blue Diamond®. The opinions and text are all mine. You better watch out, you better not cry. You better not pout, I’m telling you why. The relatives are coming to town! Oh yeah, ‘tis the season for judgmental holiday guests. They will criticize your every hosting move, while handing out back-handed compliments as generously as Santa hands out presents. So, this year, pull out all the stops with the most fabulous, undeniably magical entertaining trick to have ever existed… a Holiday Wreath Charcuterie Board! Even your mother-in-law will be …

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate

Classic Rewind: Red Velvet Hot Cocoa

Every so often, we hit the viral jackpot. You know, that one recipe that gets so many hits that it crashes our website? Well this is one of them. About two years ago, I created a Red Velvet Hot Cocoa recipe. Not only was it delicious and a hit with my loyal readers, it has turned into a viral sensation. So today, let’s revisit this fabulous recipe and whip up a fresh batch… If there is one thing I love on a cold winter’s day, it’s a cup of hot cocoa. Add to that another one of my loves, red …

Homemade Elderflower Marshmallows Recipe

Homemade Elderflower Marshmallows

Every great host has to have a few trick up her sleeves. A signature cocktail whipped up like a professional mixologist; an insanely good lamb chop dish even your mother-in-law can’t besmirch; and a seemingly impossible dessert that only you know how to make. Well today I’m going to help you with the last one on that list. Low-calorie Homemade Elderflower marshmallows. Alongside newborn puppy kisses or a romp through a field of wildflowers, marshmallows are one of life’s greatest small joys. I could literally munch on those little heavenly sweet clouds everyday. Add to that the fact that I …

Autumn Nachos and Savory Apple Pie Dip

Autumn Nachos and Savory Apple Pie Dip

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mission®. All opinions are entirely my own. If you have ever hosted a holiday gathering at your home, then you know there is one snag that is hard to overcome. I’m talking pre-meal snacking! Your guests have arrived, the hot cider has been poured, but dinner is still an hour or two from being served. So what do your guests start doing? Snacking on anything they can get their hands on. But fret not, for I have come up with a delicious solution… Autumn Nachos and Savory Apple Pie …

Whiskey Rose Nougat for Holiday Gifting

Holiday Gifting: Whiskey Rose Nougat

Thank you Karo® Corn Syrup for sponsoring this post. The holiday season is upon us! And that means it’s time to start thinking about gifts. I used to find gifting the most stressful part of the holidays. There are just too many people and so little money to balance between. You want everyone to feel special, but if you’re on a budget that can put undue strain on both your wallet and your conscience. About 5 years ago, I had a delicious epiphany… I’ll gift homemade goods! I know this isn’t some amazingly novel idea, but it is one that …

Bacon Wrapped Filet with Chardonnay Pumpkin Sauce

Bacon Wrapped Filet with Chardonnay Pumpkin Sauce

This post is sponsored by Tyson Foods, Inc. All comments and opinions are my own. As pools start to empty and the last rays of summertime begin to fade, I become unreasonably excited. Why, you ask? Because autumn is coming! Pumpkin spice, chunky sweaters, hot cider… I would argue that it is actually the most wonderful time of the year (and yes, that was some major shade I just threw, Santa). Fall is also the beginning of the holiday season, where family, friends, and entertaining reign. You will inevitably be hosting dinner and you’re going to need a phenomenal entrée …

Mango Piña Colada Popsicles

Classic Rerun: Mango Piña Colada Popsicles

Some recipes are so good, we made them twice! And isn’t that the goal… a recipe so great, you want to make it again?! With the sweltering heat on this first day of August, it’s time to revisit a chilly classic. Mango Piña Colada Popsicles, baby! Not only is this recipe quite yummy indeed, it is super easy to throw together in a pinch. First, thoroughly mix together 1 1/2 ounces of coconut rum with 1 cup of mango juice and 1 cup of pineapple juice. Then fill a popsicle mold mostly full, leaving a little room at the top. Then carefully …

Tibi Fall Collection, Tibi 2018, Tibi

Fashionable Food: Watermelon Swiss Cheese Dip

Are you ready for another round of Fashionable Food? For those of you who are just joining us, this is where I pair recipes with designer runway looks. Why in the world would you do this, you ask? Because I see food everywhere and I’m weird, alright?! In the past we’ve seen Oscar de la Renta square off with an Oat Smoothie and Milly taking on a rustic pizza. Today we will witness a battle of wits, I mean dairy, with a Tibi 2018 Fall look versus my Watermelon Swiss Cheese Dip recipe. This is Fashionable Food battle, expert level …