Bacon Wrapped Filet with Chardonnay Pumpkin Sauce

Bacon Wrapped Filet with Chardonnay Pumpkin Sauce

This post is sponsored by Tyson Foods, Inc. All comments and opinions are my own. As pools start to empty and the last rays of summertime begin to fade, I become unreasonably excited. Why, you ask? Because autumn is coming! Pumpkin spice, chunky sweaters, hot cider… I would argue that it is actually the most wonderful time of the year (and yes, that was some major shade I just threw, Santa). Fall is also the beginning of the holiday season, where family, friends, and entertaining reign. You will inevitably be hosting dinner and you’re going to need a phenomenal entrée …

Blueberry Swirl Pancakes, Nutella, Hazelnut Spread, Pancakes

Blueberry Swirl Pancakes with Nutella® Hazelnut Spread

Special thanks to Nutella® for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. Nostalgia comes in many forms. For me, a jar of Nutella® hazelnut spread fills me with warm childhood memories. Pastries made with love and an encouraging nudge from my mom to help myself to the delicious spread. Nostalgia so perfect, that I want to recreate it for my own daughter. So you can imagine my squeals of joy when the heavenly brand asked me to design a breakfast recipe to complement their scrumptious spread. Wanting to capture the whimsy and warmth of happy childhood memories, I whipped …

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 …

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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. …

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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 …