Schmidt Christmas Market

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Check out this fabulous holiday blog on the Schmidt Christmas Market website. Read all about Travel at Christmas time, Great Christmas Recipes, Decoration how to’s, and more. 3 Blogs a day! Visit the Website here: Special thanks to Schmidt Christmas Market for sponsoring this post.

Entertaining Hack: Hillshire® Snacking Social Platters

Appetizers, Brands, Entertaining, Holidays, Meat, Party Themes, Product Reviews, Recipes

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. The opinions and text are all mine. If there is one thing I have learned the hard way in my 35 years on this Earth, it is that you can never have too much food in the house during the holiday …

Stocking Stuffer: Coppola Diamond Collection

Alcohol, Brands, Drinks, Holidays, Product Reviews, Recipes, Spirits, Wine

We are 4 days away from Christmas! So, if you are in need of a quick and fun stocking stuffer, then I have one that is sure to please the wine enthusiast in your life. The Francis Ford Coppola Winery has released their Diamond Collection wines in can form. And they make for a seriously …

Tutorial: Holiday Wreath Charcuterie Board

Appetizers, Brands, Entertaining, Gluten Free, Holidays, Meat, Party Themes, Recipes, Tutorial

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Blue Diamond®. The opinions and text are all mine. You better watch out, you better not cry. You better not pout, I’m telling you why. The relatives are coming to town! Oh yeah, ‘tis the season for judgmental holiday guests. They will criticize your …

Christmas Pork Patty Sliders

Appetizers, Holidays, Meat, Recipes, Tutorial

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 …

Kitchen Wish List: Crux Kitchen Appliances

Brands, Home, Kitchen Artillery, Product Reviews, Recipes

One of the amazing perks of my job as a food writer, stylist, and recipe developer is that I am sent foodie samples all the time. Sure, it feels a bit like Christmas morning every time a sample package arrives from a brand, but I also don’t take it lightly. I understand that I am …

Rose Ginger Ricotta Delights

Appetizers, Candy, Creams, Dessert, Holidays, Recipes, Sweets, Tutorial

If I were to tell you that this is my last Christmas post for the season, what would your reaction be? I imagine there are two schools of thought among my readership. The first being sadness because you would get an I.V. drip of yuletide if it were available. The second being happiness because you …

My Southern Christmas

Brands, Cake, Dessert, Entertaining, Holidays, Home, Product Reviews, Recipes, Sweets

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Southern Living®. The opinions and text are all mine. Tis the season for yuletide and cheer! Christmas has always been a magical time of year for me. But 2016 is a turning point for the holiday in my household because I am now a …