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 …

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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 …

fathers day, breakfast, brunch, bacon

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 …