Homemade Elderflower Marshmallows Recipe

Homemade Elderflower Marshmallows

Every great host has to have a few trick up her sleeves. A signature cocktail whipped up like a professional mixologist; an insanely good lamb chop dish even your mother-in-law can’t besmirch; and a seemingly impossible dessert that only you know how to make. Well today I’m going to help you with the last one on that list. Low-calorie Homemade Elderflower marshmallows. Alongside newborn puppy kisses or a romp through a field of wildflowers, marshmallows are one of life’s greatest small joys. I could literally munch on those little heavenly sweet clouds everyday. Add to that the fact that I …

Caprese Ladybugs

Caprese Ladybugs

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mondelēz International Group. All opinions are entirely my own. My 18-month-old daughter has an (understandably) limited vocabulary. Amongst the usual suspects like ‘Mama’, ‘Dada’, and ‘bear’, there is one word that is at the forefront of her burgeoning literary vault. ‘Cracker.’ Yes, my little one has made it a priority to perfect the pronunciation of the one food item that she would gladly eat exclusively. And when the gorgeously formed word comes out of her tiny mouth, it is only referring to one particular round treat… RITZ Crackers. One …

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The Thanksgiving (Prosecco) Table

If you have ever hosted Thanksgiving Day festivities, then you know that it can be a daunting task. Cleaning, decorating, cooking, entertaining, eating, napping, and then cleaning again. It’s a lot of work. So, to help ease the blow of hosting hoards of relatives, I have a simple and fun recommendation: a Prosecco table. I have teamed up with Mionetto Prosecco for this sponsored post to share with you my go-to party drinks solution. Instead of walking around all night re-filling everyone’s glass, just set this station in a corner of the room and go enjoy your turkey. Here is what …

Skinny Cherry Lassi Shooters-14833

Skinny Cherry Lassi Shooters

This post was sponsored by Skinnygirl as part of an Influencer Activation. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. One of the many perks of running a food styling and recipe development business is that I am often one of the first to try newly released food products. Let me paint a mental picture for you: In a brightly lit, impeccably clean test kitchen, while wearing a crisp white apron I discerningly examine and sample a meticulously portioned piece of an edible retail product and then thoughtfully write down tasting notes to be reviewed later. Oh, who am I kidding? …

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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? …

Almond Maple Oat Bites-14697

Almond Maple Oat Bites

If there is one thing I struggle with, it is eating a balanced breakfast. My morning routine is filled with manic diaper changes, a quick shower, semi-conscious bottle feeding, and frantic gulping of coffee whenever I have a free hand. By the time I get around to eating something, I literally just grab the first thing available… which could be anything from a handful of goldfish crackers to a half-eaten slice of pizza. Honestly, by that point in the morning (or early afternoon), I just need some sustenance and I will take what I can get. I know, considering this …

Vena’s Fizz House: Giveaway + Recipe-14680

Vena’s Fizz House: Giveaway + Recipe

Today we start a new series of articles with the sole purpose of exposing you to the coolest, most unique foodie products out there. Not only will you be in the know about the newest food and drink trends, you will actually have a chance to win them. So without further ado, let’s get started with Vena’s Fizz House. A family-friendly soda shop located in Portland, Maine, Vena’s Fizz House is at the forefront of the craft cocktail revolution. They’re reinventing the classics with ingenious recipes and products. From their New England take on a Mexican institution, the ‘Maine Margarita’, to …

Sequoia Grove Chardonnay, Watermelon, cheese dip

Sequoia Grove Chardonnay + Swiss Watermelon Dip

Thoughts of summer are often filled with beach trips, popsicles, and sunshine. But thoughts often gloss over the inconvenient realities, like the sweltering heat. You know the type of day:  you look outside at the bright blue sky, put on a nice outfit for a day in the sun, and then you go outside where you’re hit with a wall of fire. Within a few minutes your overheated and look like a wet dog that got trapped in a Roman bath house. The last thing you want on that sort of day is a heavy meal and drink. Feeling refreshed …