Sriracha Bloody Mary-14970

Sriracha Bloody Mary

Football season is around the corner, my friends. With that comes blood, sweat, tears, and tailgating. Whether you’re planning a parking lot BBQ in the stadium or an at-home viewing fest, you need to get your cocktail repertoire in order. Now I could sit here and list off a litnay of perfectly acceptable, but rather unoriginal football booze ideas – craft beer, margarita mixers, vodka shooters. That’s not what I’m going to do here today. When the Texas Pete brand hired me to create a recipe for the sporty season, I decided it was time to address the unspoken (and rather …

Avocado Jasmine Rice Balls-14955

Avocado Jasmine Rice Balls

Unless you are living under a rock, then you know that this week marks the official ‘Back-to-School’ season. And with the season comes the onslaught of hungry children… hey, who doesn’t build up an appetite with tons of learning and socializing? It is also an easy time to fall into a monotonous routine of afternoon snacks: packaged processed food, rinse, repeat. So, in the hopes of inspiring a more wholesome after-school habit, I have teamed up with a lovely brand to bring you a delicious snack alternative. Using Success® Jasmine Rice, I have created a recipe that is sure to make …

Blackberry Pine Nut Bread-14933

Blackberry Pine Nut Bread

The moment we hit mid-August, I jump the gun and start my fall baking prep. I am an Autumn girl through and through, and live for the day a cool breeze rolls through the trees. It not only signifies the end of sweltering heat, it means it is the official beginning of baking season. So to help get your own cold-weather baking on, I have put together a delicious sweet bread recipe to get the season kicking. Blackberry Pine Nut Bread, my friends! Oh yes, I went a bit crazy in the test kitchen at the simple thought of Autumn …

Beefsteak Egg Bake-14869

Beefsteak Egg Bake

I am about to commit a recipe developer sin and admit to you one of my deepest, darkest secret. I am not a natural cook when it comes to savory dishes. There, I said it! Now before you go about skillfully shish-kebabing me over a well-prepped grill, hear me out. No one is good at everything. I am an excellent sweets baker, drink mixer, flambo the heck out of a creme brulee sort of gal. But when it comes to creating a knock-your-socks-off dinner, I’m ‘eh’. Okay, okay. I am a little better than ‘eh’, but it took a long …

Sweet Curry Cake-14795

Sweet Curry Cake

As a professional recipe developer and food stylist I face a major obstacle once a year. It always occurs at the same time, on the same day every single time… my husband’s birthday cake. You may be thinking to yourself, ‘wait this should not be a problem at all for you’. But being married to a person like me comes with some issues. The key issue being that you get spoiled. Oh yeah, my lovely husband no longer wants a regular old birthday cake. No, he wants a fancy pants, knock-my-socks-off one of a kind masterpiece every year. So that means …

The Malfy Anise Cocktail-14786

The Malfy Anise Cocktail

One of the many lovely perks of my job is that I get sent free booze all the time. Yes, I know it is awesome. And no, I am not going to share. Well, I actually take that back. Since I cannot physically invite all of you over for cocktails every Friday night, I try to do the next best thing… create delicious spirits recipes for you.  Today I have a super special treat for you, my lovely readers. I was sent this delightful box from Malfy Gin, an Italian spirits company that clearly knows their way around gorgeous product packaging. Seriously, …

French Toast Bundt Cake-14780

French Toast Bundt Cake

French toast is a must-have staple of any brunch. The sweet, egg-soaked bread, topped with loads of syrup and butter! Truly, if I do not get a slice (or four!) of the delectable breakfast treat at a Sunday brunch, then I feel cheated. But if you have ever attempted to make the dish on your own, then you know that it can be a bit time consuming. It is even more of a chore when you are hosting a large brunch party at your home.  Seriously, who wants to spend the whole day slaving over individual slices of French toast? …

Mango Piña Colada Popsicles-14752

Mango Piña Colada Popsicles

With sunshine, sand, and surf, summer brings with it something else… guilt. You know, the guilt you feel when you want to dive into that super fruity drink poolside or that refreshing ice cream on a sweltering day. Guilt because it’s also swimsuit season and a time when you are wearing the least amount of clothing for the year. So you want to splurge, but you also want to be healthy. I know because I am currently in this quagmire myself.  Well my friends, life is too short to not enjoy yourself a bit. So let’s find a compromise between …