Drop Scone Recipe + Pairing

Drop Scone Recipe + Pairing

Guest Contributor: Photographer Michelle Kujawski With so many bee keepers the area of Wisconsin where we live, we wanted to create a snack spread putting local honey at the focus and accent with some other local specialties. We used honey from Pink Teepee Farm in Ottowa, Wisconsin, homemade scones, and fresh Lavender Chevre cheese from Clock Shadow Creamery in Milwaukee. Our goal was to demonstrate how easy it is to create a beautiful spread with simple ingredients.  Drop Scone INGREDIENTS: 2 cups flour 1/3 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons cold butter, diced 1/2 cup …

Spiced Salmon & Waffles with Cedar Bay Grilling

Spiced Salmon & Waffles

Searching for a stellar brunch dish or appetizer to wow your guests?! Then look no further, my friends. With the help of Cedar Bay Grilling Company’s delectable Cedar Planked Atlantic Salmon, I have concocted a fresh take on a traditional American staple… Spiced Salmon & Waffles! If you have ever tried Chicken & Waffles, then you know that logically it is a dish that shouldn’t work. But in reality, it’s one of the most delicious and decadent dishes around. The same can be said for my Spiced Salmon & Waffles. In theory, this is an insane dish. But in practice, …

Jalapeno Cheddar Pigs in a Crepe Pancake

Easy & Cheesy Jalapeño Cheddar Pigs in a Crepe Blanket

The holiday season calls for adding a bit of whimsy and creativity to your meals. During the season wine transforms into a warm spiced punch, bread has stone fruits added to the mix, and sausage is wrapped up in a warm blanket of scrumptiousness. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year for you and your stomach! So when Eckrich Smoked Sausage reached out to create a special holiday recipe using their delicious meats, I immediately let the magic flow… it’s time to bite into some Jalapeño Cheddar Pigs in a Crepe Blanket! Since there is a lot …

Smoked Paprika Cheese Croissants

Smoked Paprika Cheese Croissants

This post is sponsored by Price*s but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. We’ve all been there. Family members from out of town litter your extra bedroom, pull-out couches, and even the blow-up mattress in the hallway. As you quietly tiptoe through the pile of sleeping relatives into the kitchen, you realize you need to pull together breakfast and quick. Soon enough the snoring masses will transform into a hungry mob that isn’t afraid to verbalize complaints. But the worst part of this whole scenario? Your mother-in-law is one of the sleeping giants. Oh yes, you know …

Blueberry Swirl Pancakes, Nutella, Hazelnut Spread, Pancakes

Blueberry Swirl Pancakes with Nutella® Hazelnut Spread

Special thanks to Nutella® for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. Nostalgia comes in many forms. For me, a jar of Nutella® hazelnut spread fills me with warm childhood memories. Pastries made with love and an encouraging nudge from my mom to help myself to the delicious spread. Nostalgia so perfect, that I want to recreate it for my own daughter. So you can imagine my squeals of joy when the heavenly brand asked me to design a breakfast recipe to complement their scrumptious spread. Wanting to capture the whimsy and warmth of happy childhood memories, I whipped …

Cheese danish, pepperidge farm, puff pastry

Blackberry & Orange Blossom Cheese Danish

This post is sponsored by Pepperidge Farm but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Spring is a time for fresh flowers, blue skies, and fruity cheese Danishes. Well, at least in my world Spring and Danish are synonymous. And yes, I do pair foods with the seasons. Think about it. You’re finally emerging from your wintery cave, breathing in the crisp fresh air, and taking a scrumptious bite of a cheesy pastry. I truly can’t think of a better way to welcome Mother Nature’s bounty. So as we start to get wisps of Spring on the breeze, …

Holiday Homestead Buns, Finex Cast Iron Skillet, Southern Kitchen

Holiday Homestead Buns with Southern Kitchen

Special thanks to Southern Kitchen for sending me this lovely skillet to play with and sponsoring this recipe post! I moved to Houston, Texas a little over a year ago and officially became a Southerner. It immediately became clear that a few things came along with that status. Southerners are unfailingly polite. They are heartwarmingly proud of their land. And they take their kitchens seriously. A Southerner’s kitchen is a place of wonderment, hard work, and love. It is a place to gather, feel at home, and enjoy with the special people in your life. A Southern’s kitchen has some …

christmas, sandwich, pork patty sliders, sliders

Christmas Pork Patty Sliders

This post is written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc.. All opinions are entirely my own. There is a meal that gets neglected every year on Christmas day… lunch. Think about it. With the unwrapping of presents, breakfast is often a decadent smorgasbord of homemade cinnamon buns and sizzling bacon slices. Then, the day’s festivities are topped off with a dinner feast of ham, roasted vegetables, creamy mashed potatoes, and pie. But what about lunch?! It is the most overlooked and underrated part of the day. Well, let’s adopt this little sad food baby and give it a …