The Resolution Fish Swap

The Resolution Fish Swap

We are almost two weeks into the new year and resolutions are already beginning to slip. Gym visits are down, abstaining from sweets is no longer a great idea, and overall morale is starting to decline. And the question remains… is it possible to keep a new year’s resolution?! With the help of Gorton’s Seafood, I am going to let you in on my secret to promises kept: the resolution fish swap! The problem with most resolutions are that they are practically unobtainable. Most goals are overly strict, lofty, and unrealistic. That is why I make little resolutions to swap …

Hearty Winter Casserole

Classic Rewind: Hearty Winter Casserole

We are smack-dab in the middle of winter and if you ask me, it is a bit colder than my liking. So let’s warm up together as we revisit last year’s most popular winter recipe! Grab it below and make sure to enter this month’s giveaway at the bottom of the post! With the dawn of the new year comes the inevitable resolutions. For me, this just means tweaking beloved recipes to be more conscientious. I’m swapping sugar for stevia, bacon for turkey jerky, and soda for flavored water. I’ve revamped my hearty casserole recipe for a more wholesome version. …

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 …

How to Make Fresh Za’atar for Kebabs

How to Make Fresh Za’atar for Kebabs

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Wesson. The opinions and text are all mine. The holiday season is all about celebrating peace, love, and health with loved ones. And like any close-knit family, mine celebrates over delicious food. My family is a perfect snapshot of the United States, mixed with relatively recent immigrants and multi-generational Americans. In my immediate family alone, our ancestry covers Nebraskan-English settlers, Russian-Armenian migrants, Caribbean natives, German transplants, and Lebanese immigrants. Every one of these lands is usually represented on our holiday dinner table through traditional and not-so traditional takes on …

Gameday Chicken Bar for Football Season with Tyson Products at HEB

Gameday Chicken Bar for Football Season

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. The opinions and text are all mine. My favorite season is upon us. No, not autumn. Nope, not winter. I am talking about football season, my friends. I do not actually watch football, but boy oh boy do I love throwing a football-viewing party. Give me a theme, an oven, and some Tyson® Chicken and we have got ourselves a shindig. So today I am going to walk you through the ultimate gameday entertaining tutorial. A viewing party bar to rival all viewing party bars… this …

Italian Entertaining

Rustic Italian Entertaining… at it’s finest!

Guest Contributor: Jewels Gray Jewels is the talented eye behind Jewels Photography in Denver, Colorado. Follow along as she show’s us a proper Italian feast. There’s a venue here in Denver that reminds me of the home my grand-parents built in Northern California… tan stucco arches and dark brown tiled floors, it’s not something you typically see here in Colorado. The lighting is always so beautiful here and as a Photographer, that’s something I notice while shooting weddings. If this venue were around back when I got married, I definitely would have had my own wedding there, without a doubt. …

Prosciutto Wrapped Tuna & Beet Jalapeño Poppers

Prosciutto Wrapped Tuna & Beet Jalapeño Poppers

It’s right about this time, at mid-summer, when I start to scheme my holiday cooking. To some, this might be the equivalent of stores putting out Christmas decoration in July. Yes, it’s probably a bit premature. But, there is nothing, and I literally mean nothing, that I like more than cooking during the holidays. And if there’s one category of foods that often gets neglected during the holiday season, it’s appetizers. So today, I’m perfecting my appetizer game with the help of Tonnino Tuna. Who’s up for a few Prosciutto Wrapped Tuna & Beet Jalapeño Poppers?! Call me crazy, but …

30-Minute Meal - Chicken Cordon Bleu + Roasted Veggies

30-Minute Meal: Chicken Cordon Bleu + Roasted Veggies

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods Inc. The opinions and text are all mine. As a work-from-home mom, I am constantly asked the most mind-boggling question – what do you do all day? To which I answer, “um, work”. Oh yeah, and simultaneously keep a tiny human alive and happy. Seems like a crazy notion, right?! And for some reason, this answer just leads to more unbelieving statements. “Wow, now that your daughter is in preschool, you must not know what to do with yourself?!” Uh well, Janet, I actually do… work, more. …