Thanksgiving Essentials - Sweets & Drinks with Ibotta

Thanksgiving Essentials: Sweets & Drinks

Thanksgiving is around the corner, so it’s time to start planning the menu! Sure, you’ve thought about the turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and gravy. I wouldn’t even be surprised if you’ve got your eye on a special cranberry sauce recipe by this point. But what about the other Thanksgiving Day essentials that are less touted? Today, I’ll be skipping the obvious fundamentals and focusing on edible items you definitely don’t want to forget… sweets and drinks! I’ve teamed up with Ibotta to not only highlight some amazing ways to save on these items for the holiday, but also to give …

Braided Ham & Brie Stuffed Pastry

Braided Ham & Brie Stuffed Pastry

Alert! Alert! We are T-Minus 3 weeks to Thanksgiving, people! And we all know what that means… the in-laws! Oh yeah, if you’ve been married as long as I have, then you know that as you nervously baste the turkey, your mother-in-law will be scrutinizing your every move. It’s like she’s got eyes in the back of her head! So distract her with a tempting appetizer that even she won’t look away from… Braided Ham & Brie Stuffed Pastry! I was sent a delicious sample of Frick’s Applewood Smoked Ham and the recipe wheels immediately began turning. I personally always …

Bacon Wrapped Filet with Chardonnay Pumpkin Sauce

Bacon Wrapped Filet with Chardonnay Pumpkin Sauce

This post is sponsored by Tyson Foods, Inc. All comments and opinions are my own. As pools start to empty and the last rays of summertime begin to fade, I become unreasonably excited. Why, you ask? Because autumn is coming! Pumpkin spice, chunky sweaters, hot cider… I would argue that it is actually the most wonderful time of the year (and yes, that was some major shade I just threw, Santa). Fall is also the beginning of the holiday season, where family, friends, and entertaining reign. You will inevitably be hosting dinner and you’re going to need a phenomenal entrée …

Virginia Dare Vineyard, Pinot Noir, Wine, Chardonnay

Give Thanks with Coppola & Virginia Dare Wine

We’re less than a week away from Thanksgiving and that means this weekend will be filled with preparatory trips to the market for supplies. While I am sure you won’t forget the necessities like turkey and yams, there’s one item you need to make sure you don’t go without… wine! Lucky for you, my friends at Francis Ford Coppola Winery is offering an exciting online special this Thanksgiving for anyone trying to figure out what to bring to the feast. Choose either or both of these easy drinking Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wine collections to pair with family, friends and …

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Thanksgiving Day Secrets: Turkey Recipe + Fun Finds

This is a big moment in our relationship. I am about to impart to you my secret family Thanksgiving Day turkey recipe. This is a recipe that I have not strayed from for over 10 years and there is a reason… it’s amazing. Well, that’s a lie. About 5 years ago, I made wine-braised pheasant for the holiday and I just about had a mutiny on my hands. My Thanksgiving turkey recipe is that good that it filled my own loving family with inconsolable rage when I didn’t make it. Remember that with such power comes great responsibility. I am …

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Quick Picks: Autumn Entertaining Essentials

Whether hosting for friends, family, or neighbors, a few essentials will give your fall celebration just the right touch. Here are a few of my favorite items for the perfect fall celebration for my ‘Quick Picks’ series… Chocolate Dipped Dried Fruit Assortment  These chocolate dipped dried fruits from FruitBouquets.com are the perfect seasonal treat for adults and children alike. A premium selection of dried fruits, like figs and apricots, covered in rich chocolate are sure to satisfy your guests’ cravings for something sweet. Fall Banner This banner is the perfect addition to your autumn celebration. Hang up in the doorway …

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Plum Harvest Jam

Aaahh, fall!  The leaves, the cool breeze, the smell of pumpkin spice lattes in the air.  It truly is a magical time of the year and what better way to celebrate it than with a wedding?!  I myself was an autumn bride, opting to ditch the normally warm weathered nuptials for a chilly shindig.  There’s something irresistibly romantic about the season and it’s clearly on display in today’s wedding of Katie and Daniel.  These east coast lovebirds decided to celebrate their love in their favorite month, October… and it couldn’t have been more dreamy!  We were so inspired by these …

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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 …