Bob's Red Mill, Nutritional Boosters, Protein Bars

Orange Vanilla Protein Squares

Snacking. One of America’s most underrated pastimes. Eating between meals? It’s an art form. If it were up to me, snacking would be a spectator sport. I can see it now: bright lights on a big field, the stands filled with eager enablers, a seasoned professional walks onto the fresh-cut grass, he downs a whole bag of potato chips, the crowd goes wild.  Okay enough of my food fantasies. Clearly I have an unhealthy obsession with snacking and have recently committed to making more health-conscious choices. That’s why I was excited to team up with Bob’s Red Mill to create …

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Post-Workout… Ice Cream?!

We’ve all been there. You’re back on the wagon, or more accurately, the stationary bicycle.  You finally bit the bullet and are pursuing an active lifestyle. Spinach shakes, kale salads, SoulCycle, step-counting, fantasizing about chocolate but not actually eating it. You know, you’re being healthy. Your muscles ache, you’re looking great, but your stomach pretty much hates you. “Why are you torturing me?!”, it grumbles angrily as you reluctantly chomp into a raw piece of broccoli. I write this with such clarity because I, myself, am currently in the throws of an all out healthy lifestyle kick. And if there’s …

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Gettysburg – Food, Drinks, & History

Although I am not one to divest too much personal information on this site, today’s post does require a bit of backstory. So, here I go.  I am married to a (quite handsome) physician-scientist and his career comes with a lot of relocating and traveling. One might say, I am the medical version of an army brat. I have lived on both coasts, the Midwest, and now I am currently residing in the South. Although some might think this constant relocating can be hectic (which it certainly can), it does give me the opportunity to experience new and exciting places. …

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Waffle Fry Shortbread Cookies

A question I am often asked is why I named my blog ‘The Frosted Petticoat’. Well, the short answer is that I like to pair seemingly dichotomous flavors in perfect harmony. It’s like looking at a gorgeous painted petticoat from afar, only to realize that close-up it’s actually made of frosting. That’s where the whimsy comes in, of course. Cooking should be fun and you should feel free to experiment with unusual pairings. There really are no rules in the kitchen. And if you’re a rule bender like me, you might just come up with some ‘frosted petticoats’ of your …

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Cinnamon Crunch Fruit Jellies

This post was sponsored by Somersaults Sunflower Seed Snacks as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. This Cinnamon Crunch Fruit Jellies recipe is perfect for wholesome snacking the whole family can enjoy! There are ironies in life that are simply cruel. A jeweler’s kid who doesn’t like diamonds. A lactose intolerant ice cream shop owner. A wanderlusting world traveler with a deathly fear of flying. Or a recipe developer who’s daughter is a picky eater. Yup, that last one is me. I also have a traveling soul trapped …

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Valentine Rejects Bark

Today’s recipe is for the rejects. The has-beens. The losers. It is also for the lazy. The procrastinator. The anti-Valentine. It’s my ridiculous easy recipe for Valentine Rejects Bark. I am not kidding about how easy this recipe is. It’s so easy, even a love-spurned grump can do it blindfolded on a lonely Valentine’s Day night. I originally started making this bark years ago, as a visceral ritual of candy repurposing. It’s perfect for that random, flavorless cupid candy you get on the day of from a co-worker, friend, or let’s face it… your mom. Yup, I am in my …

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Bleeding Heart Cupcakes

Funny thing about recipe development, sometimes it goes horribly wrong. For the sake of transparency, I have shared my past cooking disasters with you. I am giving you the stink-eye, Butter Macadamia Truffles! My journey with The Frosted Petticoat has been one of growth and learning. The website is a little microcosm of life, one would say. And like in real life, on my site I am honest to a fault. That is why I quit my day job as a trial attorney to pursue food. How does your client plead, guilty or not guilty? Me: Eeehhh? Not guilty? *shrugging shoulders*. …

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 …