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 …

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 …

Honey Roasted Cardamom California Walnuts

Appetizers, Brands, Candy, Dessert, Holidays, Jams, Product Reviews, Recipes, Sauces, Sweets, Tutorial

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 …

Sara Lee & The Cranberry Cheesecake Shake

Brands, Creams, Dessert, Drinks, Holidays, Party Themes, Product Reviews, Recipes, Sweets, Tutorial

  If you’re anything like me, then you take pride in throwing an amazing party. But as joyous as the holiday season can be, it is often paired with a smidgen of stress.  From surviving the mall crowds to hours of wrapping gifts, it’s not all fun and games.  So how do you avoid being …