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 …

Honey Roasted Cardamom California Walnuts-15128

Honey Roasted Cardamom California Walnuts

One of the many perks of being in charge of a test kitchen is that I get to constantly challenge myself. Whether its looking a salmon (literally) in the eye or attacking a creme brulee with an blow-torch, I am always quite happily stepping out of my comfort zone. As I say time and time again, the cooking process is about learning and that is why I absolutely love it. One particular dish I have always been afraid to try is a honey roasted nut. So, when I was approached by California Walnuts for a collaboration, I figured this was …