American Harvest Pie – Bourbon, Sweet Cheese, & Pumpkin!

American Harvest Pie – Bourbon, Sweet Cheese, & Pumpkin!

This post is sponsored by General Mills, but all opinions are my own. Tis’ the season… to bake! The cool air has rolled in on the wind, the leaves are crunching beneath feet, and the oven is about to get fired up. There is seriously nothing I love more than baking in the colder months. And there is nothing I love more than baking pie. With the help of Pillsbury Rolled Pie Crusts from Sam’s Club, I have created an homage to everything that is wonderful during the season. Bourbon, sweet cheese, pumpkin, and buttery leaf-shaped crust. Who wants a slice of …

Hot Cocoa Dessert Hummus + Blue Diamond Nut-Thins

Hot Cocoa Dessert Hummus + Blue Diamond Nut-Thins

I’ve partnered with Blue Diamond® as part of an Influencer Activation and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Do you get holiday recipe burn-out? You know, that blank spot in your head when you need to write up a dinner menu. Not only do you need to come up wth an entree, sides, and dessert, you also have to think of appetizers and light bites. I will admit, I occasionally find myself staring vacantly down a grocery aisle with no idea where to start. That’s where today’s recipe pairing comes to the rescue! I am pairing Blue Diamond …

Holiday Multitasking & Unique Gifts with Office Depot

Holiday Multitasking & Unique Gifts with Office Depot Pack & Ship

Office Depot and OfficeMax sponsored this post, but all opinions are my own. As a small business owner and mom to a preschooler, the holiday season is nothing short of a master class in multitasking. From finalizing client orders for the year’s end to shipping gifts to out-of-state relatives, I make a game of finding the fastest and most efficient way of getting everything checked off my list. So you can imagine my excitement to find out that my favorite business hub, Office Depot, not only carries everything I need to run my small business, they also have a pack …

Drop Scone Recipe + Pairing

Drop Scone Recipe + Pairing

Guest Contributor: Photographer Michelle Kujawski With so many bee keepers the area of Wisconsin where we live, we wanted to create a snack spread putting local honey at the focus and accent with some other local specialties. We used honey from Pink Teepee Farm in Ottowa, Wisconsin, homemade scones, and fresh Lavender Chevre cheese from Clock Shadow Creamery in Milwaukee. Our goal was to demonstrate how easy it is to create a beautiful spread with simple ingredients.  Drop Scone INGREDIENTS: 2 cups flour 1/3 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons cold butter, diced 1/2 cup …

Autumn Date Cake with Clove Buttercream and a Salted Maple & Pumpkin Seed Topping with iHerb

Autumn Date Cake

Special thanks to iHerb for sponsoring this post! All recipes, photos, and opinions are my own. It is officially fall! So it is time to fire up the oven, because we have some baking to do. There is literally nothing I love more than the smell of fresh baked treats and crisp wind in the air. But, between work, my munchkin, and an overall hectic schedule, I do not always have time to get all the ingredients on my baking list. In walks iHerb like a tall glass of pumpkin spice latte. With over 30,000 natural products from 150+ countries, …

Homemade Champagne Marshmallows with Karo Syrup

Homemade Champagne Marshmallows

Thank you Karo® Syrup for sponsoring this post. Celebrate sweet moments together with Karo®! It is a Girl’s Night Party, ladies! Whether you are planning to have a Netflix throw-down with your favorite gal pals or an in-depth chat fest with your besties, I have the ultimate treat for your Girl’s Night… Homemade Champagne Marshmallows! Oh yes, they are as fabulous as they sound. All you need is a bit of Karo® Syrup, champagne, sugar, gelatin, and salt, and you will be crowned hostess-with-the-mostest. So without further ado, let’s get this party started! Homemade Champagne Marshmallows Prep: 30 minutes; Total …

Edwards Key Lime Pie Pops + Spiked Horchata Caramel

Edwards Key Lime Pie Pops + Spiked Horchata Caramel

Thank you Edwards® Desserts for sponsoring this post. Head to the frozen desserts aisle of your grocery store to pick up your favorite Edwards pie! I have a confession to make, and I don’t want to be judged or receive angry fan mail. Okay, here I go… I’m sick of ice cream! That’s right, by this time in the summer, I have officially had my fill of the frozen dessert. I know, it’s blasphemy. However with the scorching heat continuing to linger, I still crave a refreshing treat. So, I have come up with an alternative to ice cream. Edwards …

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. …