Cherry Spice Bread, recipe

Cherry Spice Bread

It is not even August and all I can think about is the Autumn baking season. Cakes, pastries, muffins, scones, and breads! Oh, I can just smell those sweet aromas now. Fall is my absolute favorite season for the baking alone. And it is always at about this point in summer that I start getting the itch. Sneaking warm, seasonal spices into my late-summer creations, I secretly smile when someone bites into a cookie and says “this reminds me of Thanksgiving”. Mission accomplished! So, when the lovely people at Northwest Cherry Growers sent me a bushel of ripe cherries, I …

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Olive Oil & Herb Chicken

  This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. The opinions and text are all mine. I have a dilemma that I want to share with you. I like to call it the ‘appetizer recipe dilemma.’ Time and again, I find myself in this predicament and want to know who shares in my pain. I find an amazing hors d’oeuvres or dessert recipe, seek out all the ingredients, squeeze in the prep and cook time into my overwrought schedule, make the new dish to perfection, and then the all too painful truth dawns on …

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Dad’s Bacon Ramekins

Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own. Father’s Day. A day to celebrate the special men in your life. A day to spoil dad, your partner, the brother, or friend that is an expert at monkey impressions and piggy-back rides. I personally can’t think of a better way to celebrate this exemplary man than with the ultimate, the coup de gras of all foods… bacon. I’ve teamed up with Wright® Brand Bacon from HEB to come up with a recipe to personally spoil my husband: the man that makes my …

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Big Apple Cheesecake

Today we’re going to revisit one of our most popular recipe posts from back in September 2015, The Big Apple Cheesecake. Inspired by my former home of Manhattan, this is sure to tantalize your tastebuds. New York City epitomizes everything that is great about America… it’s vibrant, culturally diverse, and rooted in patriotism.  So, I couldn’t think of a better way to represent this great city than with a unique recipe that combines American Apple Pie and New York Style Cheesecake.  Baked in a hollowed-out apple, the ricotta cheesecake filling is unexpectedly enhanced by a sharp Fontinella flavor (reminiscent of the cheddar …

Hickory Smoked Chocolate Toffee Bacon

Hickory Smoked Chocolate Toffee Bacon

Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are my own.  With the Big Game just around the corner, it is time to get yourself prepared. Unwashed team socks, check! Matching jerseys for the whole family, check! And game day snacks, well let’s check that one off together. With the help of Tyson Foods, I am going to elevate your ‘Homegating’ game with a snack hack you won’t want to miss. Hickory Smoked Chocolate Toffee Bacon, compadres. Before we get to the recipe’s nitty gritty, I need to lay something out on the line. I …

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Alaska Halibut Curry Tacos

This post was sponsored by Alaska Seafood as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Let’s ring in the new year with my first post of 2017! I am officially back from a very long vacation and have a total holiday hangover. The pies! The candy! The pork roasts! The mulled wine! I feel like I have eaten enough this last month to cover my calorie allotment for the whole new year… my jeans can attest to that. So I am going to be super cliché and hop on the “eat healthier” resolution …

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Classic Cookbooks

Being a successful food blogger during the holiday season is a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, I am one of the first to know about new food products out on the market and thus can offer up some pretty unique gift ideas. On the other hand, everyone and their mothers (literally) expects that if they receive a present from me, its going to be an amazing, brand-spanking-new kitchen appliance. Don’t deny it, friends and family! I have seen the disappointed smile when you unwrap the box of bubble bath I thoughtfully purchased for you. Or the faked “oh yay, a …

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Pomegranate Rosemary Bread Wreath

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, I am a baking machine. Every chance (or far-fetched excuse) to bake something and I am on it. Need me to bring something to the office party? Boom, Bavarian chocolate cake! Oh, you want to go meet Santa Claus at the mall? Kazaam, stained glass …