Honey Pecan Drizzle, Recipe, Coffee-mate, natural bliss

Honey Pecan Drizzle with Coffee-mate® natural bliss®

Although many of you on the East Coast might not believe it, Spring is here! March has arrived, flowers are blooming, birds are singing, and a fresh batch of recipes need to be tackled. We’ll be ushering in this bright season with a slew of deliciously themed recipes to make the most of the fragrant, crisp air. Let’s start off with the one thing you all start your day with… coffee! I’ve teamed up with Coffee-mate® natural bliss® to create a unique recipe using their line of Honey Creamers. So get a pot brewing, while we get to work on a …

Corn Dogs, State Fair

Spicy Caramelized Onion Dip & Dressed Corn Dogs

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own. Food is not just an energy source. It is often a trigger, inexplicably intertwined with moments in time. Fresh out of the oven cinnamon rolls and I’m a 5-year-old in my aunt’s kitchen trying to sneak a bite. When I walk through the door of a coffee house and catch a whiff of the inescapable aroma, my heart swoons as I’m immediately transported to the first date with my husband. Crispy corn dogs on a stick and I flash back …

Heluva Good Dip, Chocolate, Halloween Recipe

Crunchy Habanero Mummy Fingers with Heluva Good! Dip

This post was sponsored by Heluva Good! as part of an Ambassador Program and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Planning a frightful Halloween party this month? Need scary-good recipe inspiration? Then you have come to the right place, Boys and Ghouls! Lucky for you, I have just the thing that will make your holiday celebration one that is to die for. How do Crunchy Habanero Mummy Fingers dipped in Buttermilk Ranch flavored Heluva Good! Dip sound?! I announced last month that I was happily serving as a brand ambassador for the always delectable Heluva Good! Dip …

heluva good, dip, candied bacon, bbq

Candied Bacon Dippers with Heluva Good! Dip

This post was sponsored by Heluva Good! as part of an Ambassador Program and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Assuming you do not have a hurricane crashing your Labor Day plans, this weekend is prime time to throw one last summer BBQ. I suggest going all out for this final warm-weathered hoorah. Burgers, pork loin, hot dogs, steak, and, of course, bacon. Wait, did I only list meats? Dang right, I did. There are a plethora of grilling options for you to contemplate, but I will offer up one fantastically decadent appetizer idea: Candied Bacon Dippers …

breton, S'mores, dip, crackers

White Chocolate Raspberry S’mores Dip

Thank you Breton for sponsoring this post. Make everyday entertaining better with Breton! Let’s talk about clichés. It is a universal truth that less is more. This is the case when it comes to s’mores. Chocolate, marshmallows, crackers, you’re done. But sometimes a little bit more is more, even in the less is more category. This is what I’d like to call the ‘a smidgen more than less is more’ cliché. Are you following me? More than less is more when you add a bit more decadence to an already fabulous less recipe. Alright, now I’m just messing with you. …

top mates, aussie, finishing sauce, sauce

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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Big Apple Cheesecake

Today we’re going to revisit one of our most popular recipe posts from back in September 2015, The Big Apple Cheesecake. Inspired by my former home of Manhattan, this is sure to tantalize your tastebuds. New York City epitomizes everything that is great about America… it’s vibrant, culturally diverse, and rooted in patriotism.  So, I couldn’t think of a better way to represent this great city than with a unique recipe that combines American Apple Pie and New York Style Cheesecake.  Baked in a hollowed-out apple, the ricotta cheesecake filling is unexpectedly enhanced by a sharp Fontinella flavor (reminiscent of the cheddar …

Try the world, Thailand, Thai food

Try the World: Thailand

Do you have a wandering soul but a poor-person’s budget? An adventurous personality with a wallet full of moths? A nagging urge to explore and yet no money to do so? Fear not, my economically crippled wanderluster! You don’t need to hop on a plane to experience all that the world has to offer. Thanks to Try the World, you can travel to exotic places from the comfort (and relatively cheapness) of your own home. And since I receive requests to review the foodie subscription boxes out there, I thought I’d start with this one. So I sent my tastebuds …