Mini Stout Pecan Pies with Karo Syrup

Mini Stout Pecan Pies

Thank you Karo® Syrup for sponsoring this post. Celebrate sweet moments together with Karo®! Fire up the ovens, because Fall baking season is here! In my opinion, there is no better time than Autumn in the kitchen. Warm aromas fill the air, tasty treats abound, and flour and holiday spices practically cover every surface. It is a magical time of year, don’t you think?! To kick off the season, I am teaming up with my favorite pantry staples, Karo® Syrup, to bring you a downsized take on a seasonal classic… Mini Stout Pecan Pies! I absolutely love making Autumn pies. …

Witch's Apothecary Halloween Dessert Table

Witch’s Apothecary Halloween Dessert Table

This post is sponsored by Mondelez and all opinions are my own. Given the kind of year 2020 has been, I think it is safe to say that Halloween is going to look a bit different. With traditional trick or treating pretty much cancelled, I have decided to get a bit creative with my own socially distanced celebration for my kindergartener. Instead of going house to house, we are going to be having a backyard scavenger hunt proceeded by a spooky at-home party. So join me as I team up with OREO and NutterButter to pull out all the stops …

Muzen Retro Bluetooth Speaker

Whimsical Design Pick: Muzen Retro Bluetooth Speaker

Every now and then, a product comes around that is so delightful that it feels like the unicorn gods have smiled down on you with magical fortune. The Muzen Retro Bluetooth Speaker is that product. Not only is it ridiculously vintage chic, handcrafted in Rosewood, and comes with it’s wearable leather strap, it’s also so small that it is excruciatingly cute. Check out all the product’s specs… The Muzen Retro Bluetooth Speaker has great sound quality. Despite its size, its powerful sound and the crystal clarity of the sound stays steady all the way up to the max volume without …

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!) …

Holiday Hack - Champagne Bucket Gift Basket with TUL Note-taking System from Office Depot

Holiday Hack: Champagne Bucket Gift Basket with TUL Note-Taking System

Office Depot sponsored this post, but all opinions are my own. The holidays are here! As much as I want to cozy up with a hot cocoa by the fire, this is actually a time to hustle. Between wrapping up my photography business’s year-end projects to shopping for family and friends, it feels a bit like a mad dash to the finish line. Add to that my daughter’s holiday recitals, my husband’s work parties, and relatives flying from out of state, there is no room for error. That is why I am making Office Depot my one-stop-shop for all my …

Cranberry Ham & Goat Cheese Pies

Cranberry Ham & Goat Cheese Pies

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Smithfield®. The opinions and text are all mine. There are two types of holiday guests… turkey people and ham people. And if you’re hosting this year’s holiday meal like I am, then you know what a pain this can be. Seriously, who wants to prepare both a full turkey and massive holiday ham for a single dinner?! But fret not, friends, for I have a solution! Thanks to my favorite new find, Smithfield® Anytime Favorites™ Cubed Ham at H-E-B, your discerning guests can have their ham and eat it …

Chocolate & Pear Pastry Wreath featuring American Heritage Chocolate

Chocolate & Pear Pastry Wreath

This post was sponsored by AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate as part of an Influencer Campaign for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. My memories of childhood holidays are filled with magic. No matter the business or financial hardships, my mom always went out of her way to infuse every day with seasonal whimsy. Now that I’m a mom, I want to do the same for my daughter. While I am certainly no Mary Poppins, I do have a bit of fairy dust up my sleeve. And one of my magic tricks is whimsical baked goods. With the …