Thanksgiving Essentials - Sweets & Drinks with Ibotta

Thanksgiving Essentials: Sweets & Drinks

Thanksgiving is around the corner, so it’s time to start planning the menu! Sure, you’ve thought about the turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and gravy. I wouldn’t even be surprised if you’ve got your eye on a special cranberry sauce recipe by this point. But what about the other Thanksgiving Day essentials that are less touted? Today, I’ll be skipping the obvious fundamentals and focusing on edible items you definitely don’t want to forget… sweets and drinks! I’ve teamed up with Ibotta to not only highlight some amazing ways to save on these items for the holiday, but also to give …

Aldi Wine Advent Calendar - Review & Giveaway

Aldi Wine Advent Calendar: A Very Boozy Review & Giveaway

Did your ears perk up when you first heard about Aldi’s Wine Advent Calendar last year? And then were you instantly crushed to find out it was only available in Europe? Me too, mon ami! Well, fret no more because our boozy prayers have been answered. The Aldi Festive Collection Wine Advent Calendar has been released in the states to the delight of festive wino’s everywhere. Although I barely got my hands on this little box of alcoholic cheer, I’m about to break down what all the fuss is about. Oh and give you a chance to win one for …

Jack Skellington PB & J Pastry Puff - Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Recipe

Jack Skellington PB & J Pastry Puff

I have a confession to make… I am a Pinterest mom! Well, that’s not totally honest. I’m a bit of a hybrid between the frazzled, over-caffeinated parent and the whimsically crafty Mary Poppins mama. In reality, that means that I like Pinterest-worthy treats without the excessive Pinterest-worthy effort. If you are nodding your head right about now, then you will love my super easy (and quite lazy) Halloween treat for your little munchkin. Made in under 20 minutes flat (and that includes cook-time!), this is my Jack Skellington PB & J Pastry Puff for your own Nightmare Before Christmas… As …

Braided Ham & Brie Stuffed Pastry

Braided Ham & Brie Stuffed Pastry

Alert! Alert! We are T-Minus 3 weeks to Thanksgiving, people! And we all know what that means… the in-laws! Oh yeah, if you’ve been married as long as I have, then you know that as you nervously baste the turkey, your mother-in-law will be scrutinizing your every move. It’s like she’s got eyes in the back of her head! So distract her with a tempting appetizer that even she won’t look away from… Braided Ham & Brie Stuffed Pastry! I was sent a delicious sample of Frick’s Applewood Smoked Ham and the recipe wheels immediately began turning. I personally always …

Holiday Dessert Pie Table with Edwards Desserts

The Procrastinator’s Guide to Holiday Dessert

Thank you Edwards® Desserts for sponsoring this post. Head to the frozen desserts aisle of your grocery store to pick up your favorite Edwards pie and make entertaining a breeze! We’ve all been in this nightmare situation. The roast is basting, the house is sparkling clean, the cider is being warmed, you’ve fastened on the beauty spots, and your guests will arrive within the next hour. But then you realize, you completely forgot about dessert! Frantically you search the cupboards for a hidden cookie tin or boxed brownie mix, but to no avail. Your mind flutters as you try to find …

Halloween Libations with Decoy Wines Merlot

Halloween Libations with Decoy Merlot

Thank you Decoy for sponsoring this post. Celebrate International Merlot Month this October by using the hashtag #MerlotMe on social! Did you know that October is International Merlot month?! Add Halloween to the mix and we are about to have ourselves a fabulous 31 days, my friends. To celebrate both occasions in style, I have teamed up with Decoy Wine to give you a lovely glass of Merlot and a killer bar cart for an adults-only All Hallow’s Eve. Mwahahah! So lets celebrate the grape with haunting Halloween libations from Decoy Wine! Wine is a fantastic way to offer your …

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 …