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Top Mates Finishing Sauces

As a professional food stylist, recipe developer, and blogger, I receive a lot of unsolicited products in the mail. Some of these are not so good, and thus I don’t share them with you. But many are absolutely fabulous. So for the interest of sharing, I am starting a new post series revealing my new favorite products. Let’s get to today’s find: Finishing Sauces. Who else here has never heard of finishing sauces? Maybe it’s because I come from a humble upbringing or maybe I just have lived a relatively sheltered life. A finishing sauce? Sounded like something someone would …

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Tequila & Chorizo Stuffed Bell Peppers

If you follow along regularly, then you know that this blog is actually just a side-job. My actual job is working as a food stylist and recipe developer for retail brands. Those perfectly curated Instagram accounts and unique recipes integrating products on their websites? Yup, those are mine and the other awesome professional food stylists that are living the dream. It’s fun (and quite delicious) work. So every once in a while, I like to share with you some of my favorite recipes I have created for the big guys. And today I have a yummy, summertime treat that is …

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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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Honey Braised Pork Ramen

At dinner parties and social events, people are fascinated to find out that I am a professional food blogger. They always want to know how I got into the business, what my background is, and what my day-to-day schedule looks like. But the one question that inevitably pops up is: How in the world do you make any money doing this? At which point, I reveal the secret that most of us food bloggers don’t want you to know… we don’t make much money blogging. Our blogs are actually our resumes. My blog is a gorgeously curated and continuously updated …

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Smoked Paprika & Mustard Croque Monsieur

The weekend is almost upon us and thus you should start thinking about your Sunday brunch menu. Admittedly, my weekend menu usually includes a coffee and oatmeal bar on the run… I am the mom of a toddler, so it is not the glamorous feast you’d expect from a professional foodie. Regardless of my current chaotic morning routine, when the stars align and the wind sails in from the East, I like to put together a killer brunch. So with a busy schedule in mind, I created a delicious twist on a super easy recipe that is sure to knock …

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Tortellini Muffins

Dinnertime. The moment of truth in my busy household. After a busy day of work and mommy-ing, do I attempt to make a full dinner? Will anyone notice the difference between a fresh cooked meal and a frozen one? How fast can the pizza delivery guy arrive? Even as a professional recipe developer, sadly this is my actual thought process 90% of the time. Us working parents know all too well that by the time dinner comes, you are just too tired. Period. Add on top of that the fact that certain miniature people in your household have very finicky …

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 …

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Alaska Halibut Curry Tacos

This post was sponsored by Alaska Seafood as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Let’s ring in the new year with my first post of 2017! I am officially back from a very long vacation and have a total holiday hangover. The pies! The candy! The pork roasts! The mulled wine! I feel like I have eaten enough this last month to cover my calorie allotment for the whole new year… my jeans can attest to that. So I am going to be super cliché and hop on the “eat healthier” resolution …