Mini Stout Pecan Pies with Karo Syrup

Mini Stout Pecan Pies

Thank you Karo® Syrup for sponsoring this post. Celebrate sweet moments together with Karo®! Fire up the ovens, because Fall baking season is here! In my opinion, there is no better time than Autumn in the kitchen. Warm aromas fill the air, tasty treats abound, and flour and holiday spices practically cover every surface. It is a magical time of year, don’t you think?! To kick off the season, I am teaming up with my favorite pantry staples, Karo® Syrup, to bring you a downsized take on a seasonal classic… Mini Stout Pecan Pies! I absolutely love making Autumn pies. …

Strawberry Sriracha Popcorn Shrimp Tacos

Strawberry Sriracha Popcorn Shrimp Tacos

It is a random Monday in the year of our Lord 2020. I want tacos and I want them to be the best tacos I have ever eaten. Why? Because, like I said, it’s 2020. YOLO, baby! I have Gorton’s Popcorn Shrimp in the freezers, fresh strawberries, sriracha mayo in the fridge, and a rumbling tummy. Let’s get to work… Strawberry Sriracha Popcorn Shrimp Tacos Time: 15 min; Yields: 4-6 tacos INGREDIENTS 1 box of Gorton’s Popcorn Shrimp 1 cup of shredded broccoli 1 cup of shredded carrots 1 cup of strawberries (chopped) 1/2 cup of cheese (shredded) 1/4 cup …

Dannon Peaches & Cream Yogurt Cake

Peaches & Cream Yogurt Cake

This post is sponsored by Dannon but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. One of my all time favorite ingredients is yogurt. It is versatile, it has tons of benefits, and it is delicious. One way that I love to use yogurt is in my baking. Yup, it not only serves as a delectable filling, frosting, or glaze for baked goods, you can also use it as an oil substitute. So today, I am going to show you how I incorporate this fabulously adaptable ingredient in an equally fabulous cake. With the help of Dannon Whole Milk …

Easiest Old Fashioned Cocktail - DeKuyper Classic Liqueur

An ‘Old Fashioned’ Father’s Day

This post is sponsored by BabbleBox.com on behalf of DeKuyper Cordials. Like everything in 2020, your Father’s Day celebration is probably going to look a bit different this year. Normally, my daughter and I would plan a day out in the city, filled with sightseeing, people watching, and restaurant hopping to celebrate my husband and the wonderful father he is. But since we can’t do any of that this year, I am opting for a creative at-home option.  In collaboration with of DeKuyper Cordials, I am setting up a fun Old Fashioned cocktail and snack bar to spoil the special …

Hawaiian Havarti BBQ Bison Burgers with Castello Cheese

Hawaiian Havarti BBQ Bison Burgers

Thank you Castello Cheese for sponsoring this post. Enjoy this delicious recipe with your favorite Castello Cheese products today! I am calling it, 2020 is the year of fancy comfort food. With life turned upside down and cabin fever at a fever pitch (pun intended), many are spending time creating culinary, yet comforting, delights at home. I know that I certainly am. Hey, if ever there was a time to eat your feelings, that time is now.  So, join me as I hone my grilling skills and elevate my comfort food repertoire with a unique take on an American staple… …

Small Business Food Photography Social Media Management during Pandemic - GoDaddy Open We Stand

Running a Small Business during a Pandemic

Oh what a change a month can make. Like everyone in the world, I have been watching the pandemic unfold with horror and anxiety. Besides worrying about my elderly parents and the health of my own little family, like most, I have had other unexpected challenges to contend with. We are sheltering in place, my daughter is now being homeschooled, and my small business has almost completely tanked. On top of all this, my husband is a healthcare worker and will likely be on the front lines of the pandemic in the very near future. Worries and strife abound. With …

Lone Star Skillet Pizza + Bogle Vineyards

Lone Star Skillet Pizza + Wine Pairing

Stuck in the house much?! Well now’s the time to brush up on your pizza making skills. I have teamed up with Bogle Vineyards to create a state-themed pizza to match with their delectable wines. Perfectly paired with a glass of Bogle Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc, my Lone Star Skillet Pizza features bourbon-infused tomato sauce, BBQ pulled pork, jalapeños, crushed pecans, and Mexican cheese. Bookmark this post to save the recipe and learn more about how you can enter the Bogle Vineyards’ United States of Pizza recipe competition by scrolling to the bottom of the post. LONE STAR SKILLET PIZZA Ingredients: 16 …

Southern Fish & Chips

Southern Fish & Chips

Stuck in the house a bit more than usual? Yeah, me too. Let’s make the best of it with some fun twists on delicious classics. Today with the help of Gorton’s Beer Battered Fish Fillets, I am putting a bit of Gulf flair on a British classic. Featuring air-fried okra and garlic aioli, here is my scrumptious “Fish Friday” recipe for Southern Fish & Chips… Southern Fish & Chips Time: 20 min.; Serves: 4 INGREDIENTS: 1 package of Gorton’s Beer Battered Fish Fillets 1 lb. of fresh okra 1 tbs. of olive oil 1/4 cup of garlic aioli 1/4 cup …