Strawberry Lime Gin Fizz with 7UP

Strawberry Lime Gin Fizz & Retro Sweets Bar

This post is sponsored by 7UP but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Msg 4 21+. If there’s anything I like at a party, it’s a theme! Themes are a fun and easy way to elevate your entertaining game and bring a bit of whimsy to your affair. Today, I’m kicking it back to the Old School days with a nostalgic candy and cocktails table. It’s going to be retro galore with flavors like strawberry, lime, bubblegum, and watermelon. The whole thing is inspired by the new retro summer packaging for 7UP, so naturally it’s going to …

2 Essential Organic Cocktail Party Drinks - Prairie Organic Vodka

2 Essential Organic Cocktail Party Drinks

This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own. For ages 21+.  Is it just me or are you also planning some warm weather soirees? Now that the seasons are heating up, I am getting the bug to whip out my best hosting skills and start entertaining. And what better way to begin dusting off those social skills than with some signature cocktails?! I have teamed up with Prairie Organic Spirits to bring you 2 essential organic cocktail party drinks that will have all your friends bowing down to your hosting greatness. So grab a notepad and put on your …

30-Minute Meal - Chicken Cordon Bleu + Roasted Veggies

30-Minute Meal: Chicken Cordon Bleu + Roasted Veggies

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods Inc. The opinions and text are all mine. As a work-from-home mom, I am constantly asked the most mind-boggling question – what do you do all day? To which I answer, “um, work”. Oh yeah, and simultaneously keep a tiny human alive and happy. Seems like a crazy notion, right?! And for some reason, this answer just leads to more unbelieving statements. “Wow, now that your daughter is in preschool, you must not know what to do with yourself?!” Uh well, Janet, I actually do… work, more. …

Caprese Ladybugs

Classic Rewind: Caprese Ladybugs

It’s time for another Classic Rewind! Today, we’re looking back on a viral Spring favorite that is sure to make the whole family happy. Best of all, even the kids can get in on this recipe action! So let’s rewind to our Caprese Ladybugs… CAPRESE LADYBUGS Recipe in partnership with Ritz Crackers INGREDIENTS 24 RITZ Crackers 6 bocconcini (1-inch fresh mozzarella cheese balls), each cut into 4 slices 24 fresh basil leaves 12 cherry tomatoes, cut in half 6 pitted black olives, quartered 1 green onion, green part only cut into 48 thin strips 2 Tbsp. balsamic glaze 1/4 tsp. …

Meat-Lover’s Texmati Paella

Meat-Lover’s Texmati Paella

This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own.  Like any parent, I want what is best for my child. The best school, the best clothes, the best… well, everything! But unless you have unlimited means, that you simply can’t always have the best. But you can certainly try! Sure, I only shop for toddler clothes in the “clearance” section and take full-advantage of free community events, but there is one aspect that I work hard to not compromise within… food. When it comes to food, I really try to give my kid the best I possibly can. …

Hickory Smoked Chocolate Toffee Bacon

Classic Rewind: Hickory Smoked Chocolate Toffee Bacon

Game day is around the corner and you’re going to need some awesome treats to serve your guests. That’s why today, we’re revisiting one of our most popular game day recipes, Hickory Smoked Chocolate Toffee Bacon. Oh yeah, baby! Get all the rewind details below… Before we get to the recipe’s nitty gritty, I need to lay something out on the line. I love throwing Big Game Day parties and I am quite the awesome hostess at them. Why? Because I am not a fan of football. I know, burn me at the goal post! My game day hosting fabulousness …

Hearty Winter Casserole

Hearty Winter Casserole

This post is sponsored by Tyson Foods, Inc. All comments and opinions are my own. Welcome to 2019! With the dawn of the new year comes the inevitable resolutions. For me, this just means tweaking beloved recipes to be more conscientious. I’m swapping sugar for stevia, bacon for turkey jerky, and soda for flavored water. Today with the help of Tyson® Grilled & Ready® Fully Cooked Oven Roasted Diced Chicken Breast from Walmart, I’ve revamped my hearty casserole recipe for a more wholesome version. So who wants to try my Hearty Winter Casserole? I know what you’re thinking… 1 hour …

Homemade Apple Cinnamon Pie

Cinnamon Apple Pie

Guest Writer: Berkley Martin The talented photographer behind Berkley Martin Photography, based in Louisiana. Visit her site or on Facebook! Nestled in the heart of Hammond Louisiana, Lauren Carroll and her sweet daughter Emma Kate spent their Sunday evening showing me how she makes her famous homemade cinnamon apple pie. Her beautiful farmhouse-styled home is surrounded by towering oaks and a mini chicken farm. Fresh eggs and homemade pie crust are a staple in their household. They enjoy creating with their hands and engaging in activities that bring them together to create a beautiful final product. Here is their recipe …