Tai Pei, Fried Rice, Frozen Meals

Tai Pei Fried Rice for the Win!

This post was sponsored by Tai Pei, all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Every so often, I like to take a recipe breather and introduce you to an innovative pre-made food product instead. I do this because I am a realist. I know you’re busy. Unless you’re Ina Garten or Martha Stewart (circa 1980), it’s impossible to make every meal from scratch. Seriously, who has time for that?! Even me, a professional food writer, stylist, and recipe developer often opts for pre-made, easy meals. Between my work, my toddler, and every day life, home cooked food is …

mincemeat, pie, bourbon, mincemeat pie

Mincemeat Almond Pie with Bourbon Glaze

Tis the season for pie! And since I am personally obsessed with all things British, I am going to subject you to a traditional English recipe once again. But fear not, for as always I have added a unique twist to the classic recipe. Because who likes messing with a good thing? I do! With the help of MI-DEL Pie Crusts, I have created a scrumptious pie recipe to add to the holiday bake list: Mincemeat Almond Pie with Bourbon Glaze. Who wants a slice? For red-blooded Americans a pie with ‘meat’ in the title might sound a bit unappetizing. …

love with food, giving tuesday, subscription box, food gift, gift box

Giving Tuesday: Love With Food

Did you know that November 28 is Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving that kicks off the charitable season? After the last few days of selfish consumerism, it’s a very refreshing thought. So with that in mind, I thought it important to quickly highlight a charitable food company that is doing something wonderful. For every box of goodies you purchase, Love With Food will donate a meal to a hungry child. Christmas spirit in it’s truest form for Giving Tuesday. Here’s more information about this fantastic company and a link to their shop… Love With Food  Love With Food …

jello, vodka, halloween, recipe

Brain Food: Pineapple Vodka Spiked Jello

Halloween is days away and it isn’t out of the ordinary to start craving some brains. Do not fret, today’s post is not some Walking Dead, post-apocalyptic recipe celebrating psychopaths. If you’re interested in that sort of recipe, then might I suggest you visit this website and then hopefully scratch me off of your kill list. For the rest of us, let’s revel in the gory delights of All Hallow’s Eve and whip up a recipe that is sure to give your party guests nightmares for days years to come. So start perfecting a booming, evil laugh and get let’s …

chocolate, pretzel, glutino, gluten free

Campfire Pretzel Bites with Glutino

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Glutino® and Udis®. The opinions and text are all mine. I married into a family of doctors. Of course, it is quite beneficial when I need a flu shot or have a question about a sore throat. But there are times that I find my medically-inclined in-laws quite a nuisance. For example, like the time that my husband’s aunt casually leaned over the Thanksgiving Day table and told me to put down the bread roll because I had a gluten intolerance. Hand to my heart, that was exactly how …

heluva good, dip, candied bacon, bbq

Candied Bacon Dippers with Heluva Good! Dip

This post was sponsored by Heluva Good! as part of an Ambassador Program and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Assuming you do not have a hurricane crashing your Labor Day plans, this weekend is prime time to throw one last summer BBQ. I suggest going all out for this final warm-weathered hoorah. Burgers, pork loin, hot dogs, steak, and, of course, bacon. Wait, did I only list meats? Dang right, I did. There are a plethora of grilling options for you to contemplate, but I will offer up one fantastically decadent appetizer idea: Candied Bacon Dippers …

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 …

tyson tastemakers, chicken, chicken dinner

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 …