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Create the Best Drinks at Home for More Exciting Beverages

Photo by Adam Jaime on Unsplash It’s not always easy to be interested in the things you drink. Sometimes you just have a drink because you’re thirsty and you’re not that interested in what it tastes like. Other times, you can get bored of drinking the same things again and again. Perhaps you’ve had enough of soda or you’re fed up with orange juice or coffee. But when you’re not sure what the alternatives are, you can struggle to feel inspired to make a change. If you want your drinks to be more exciting, but without necessarily having to put in too much …

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 …

Welsh Cookie Recipe + Bohemian Cakes

Quick Take: Welsh Cookies + Bohemian Winter Cakes

Ever want to get your hands on a famous bakery’s personal cookie recipes?! Well then today is your lucky day! The Cake Sisters are sharing their family’s Welsh Cookie recipe with us and offering up this gorgeous shoot featuring their bohemian cakes in today’s “Quick Take” post. Who wants a bite?! Welsh Cookies INGREDIENTS: 8 ounces Butter 1 1/2 cups Granulated Sugar 2 large Eggs 4 cups All Purpose Flour 1 teaspoon Salt 3 teaspoons Baking Powder 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg 1/2 cup Milk 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup raisins DIRECTIONS: Soak raisins in water and set aside. Cream butter and …

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 …

LG Dishwasher with QuadWash & TrueSteam

Ultimate Holiday Gift: LG Dishwasher with QuadWash & TrueSteam

Thank you LG for sponsoring this post. Before I had a family, I envisioned leisurely holidays sitting by the fire, drinking hot cocoa and reminiscing about the good times. Now that I have a family of my own, the reality is quite a different picture… 99% of my holidays are spent doing the dishes! By the time I have washed and dried the festive lunch plates, it’s time to whip out utensils for the night’s holiday dinner. The cycle never ends! That is until a hero recently waltzed into my life, like a very clean, well-behaved bull in a spotless …