Cranberry Ham & Goat Cheese Pies

Cranberry Ham & Goat Cheese Pies

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Smithfield®. The opinions and text are all mine. There are two types of holiday guests… turkey people and ham people. And if you’re hosting this year’s holiday meal like I am, then you know what a pain this can be. Seriously, who wants to prepare both a full turkey and massive holiday ham for a single dinner?! But fret not, friends, for I have a solution! Thanks to my favorite new find, Smithfield® Anytime Favorites™ Cubed Ham at H-E-B, your discerning guests can have their ham and eat it …

Chocolate & Pear Pastry Wreath featuring American Heritage Chocolate

Chocolate & Pear Pastry Wreath

This post was sponsored by AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate as part of an Influencer Campaign for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. My memories of childhood holidays are filled with magic. No matter the business or financial hardships, my mom always went out of her way to infuse every day with seasonal whimsy. Now that I’m a mom, I want to do the same for my daughter. While I am certainly no Mary Poppins, I do have a bit of fairy dust up my sleeve. And one of my magic tricks is whimsical baked goods. With the …

How to Make Fresh Za’atar for Kebabs

How to Make Fresh Za’atar for Kebabs

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Wesson. The opinions and text are all mine. The holiday season is all about celebrating peace, love, and health with loved ones. And like any close-knit family, mine celebrates over delicious food. My family is a perfect snapshot of the United States, mixed with relatively recent immigrants and multi-generational Americans. In my immediate family alone, our ancestry covers Nebraskan-English settlers, Russian-Armenian migrants, Caribbean natives, German transplants, and Lebanese immigrants. Every one of these lands is usually represented on our holiday dinner table through traditional and not-so traditional takes on …

Roasted Beef & Mushroom Cheese Bread Bites

Roasted Beef & Mushroom Cheese Bread Bites

This post was sponsored by Better Than Bouillon as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. It’s almost Thanksgiving! Aaaah! And if you are scrambling to create a last-minute menu, then I have one more item to check off your list. The bread! It is often requested by guests, yet is just as often completely forgotten until the day of the festivities. But no worries, I have the recipe for you. Featuring my favorite pantry staple, Better Than Bouillon, here is my delicious holiday entertaining recipe for Roasted Beef …

Fruity PEBBLES™ Raspberry Cream Tart

Fruity PEBBLES™ Raspberry Cream Tart

Thank you PEBBLES™ Cereal for sponsoring this post. PEBBLES™ Cereal is gluten-free and a great inclusive option for your family! We all have that friend who has to stick to a gluten-free diet for medical reasons. I happen to be that friend in my group of gal pals. And let me tell you, it can be quite the challenge when it comes to celebrating special events. Party planning can often hit snags. Picking a restaurant, visiting a brewery, or even baking a cake can prove quite difficult if the birthday girl is gluten-free. Seriously, I can’t tell you how many …

Mulled Gingerbread White Wine

Mulled Gingerbread White Wine

This post is sponsored by McCormick® but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. The holidays are upon us! That means friends and family will be gathering for good food, good conversation, and good drinks. Why not add a bit of wow-factor to your holiday drinks with my twist on the traditional mulled wine? With the help of a delicious selection of McCormick® products at H-E-B, I have created a fabulous libation to elevate your seasonal gatherings. Inspired by the flavors and spices of the holiday’s most famous cookie, here’s my recipe for Mulled Gingerbread White Wine… Mulled …

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 …