Easy Tailgate Snack and Party Ideas

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company. All opinions are mine alone. #KickoffWithGreatTaste #CollectiveBias It's that glorious time of year where the weather gets cooler, the holiday season begins and football fills our weekend!  I love this time of year and I always look forward to football games.  Whether we are heading to the local high school game or tailgating at the match up between major rivals I love game day! I've teamed up with my … [Read more...]

Baked Artichoke Pesto Chicken

Now that school is back in session and we are getting back into the routine of schedules, homework, and sports practices.  And after a long summer of traveling, camping and lazy afternoons by the pool and eating out WAY too much, I'm finally getting back in the kitchen and focusing on making wholesome and healthy meals my whole family will love. This Baked Artichoke Pesto Chicken has just 4 ingredients and is perfect for those busy weeknights. Our basil plant is thriving right now, and I … [Read more...]

S’mores Bar Party Ideas for National S’mores Day

It's no secret that I'm a fan of celebrating anything and everything from birthday parties to the silly national this or that celebrations. But every now and then one of these national celebrations grabs my attention and we go big, especially when it involves s'mores!  S'mores are a summer favorite and each year this popular campfire treat is recognized and celebrated on August 10th.  To help you celebrate this delicious, gooey treat I'm sharing a few of my favorite S'mores Bar Party … [Read more...]

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pillsbury™. The opinions and text are all mine. For me, the summer is all about creating special memories with my family.  Some of my favorite summer memories include baking with my mom and lemonade stands!  Nothing is quite as quintessential as an adorable lemonade stand, sticky fingers and sweet smiles.  I’m combining my favorite summer memories and making an extraordinary summer treat with my kids.  These strawberry lemonade … [Read more...]

Tart Cherry Lemonade Smash

This post is sponsored by ©Knudsen and Sons, Inc., all opinions are my own. The days are getting longer, the temperature is getting hotter and fruit is in season, that can mean only one thing - it's summer! This time of year means we will be spending lots of time outdoors. Whether we are swimming at the pool, hosting a backyard BBQ or enjoying a simple picnic, my family loves soaking up summer fun with good food, great friends and refreshing summer drinks, like this refreshing Tart Cherry … [Read more...]

DIY Patriotic Italian Soda Bar

Summer is in full swing here and we are filling our social calendar with lots of pool parties, backyard BBQ's and outdoor concerts. While the summer is heating up we are cooling down with a fun and refreshing DIY Patriotic Italian Soda Bar!  This red, white and blue drink station is perfect for all your summer celebrations and I'm sharing all the details for this Italian Soda Bar over on the Chinet® brand blog.   Guest young and old will enjoy sipping on their own delicious … [Read more...]

Coconut Cream Margarita

I am a HUGE fan of Tacos, Chips and Guac, and Frozen Margaritas...both with and without alcohol. I also pretty much love Cinco de Mayo, because tacos + parties = YASSSS!  I spotted these fun cactus cups recently and knew with Cinco de Mayo just around the corner they would be a fun addition to our fiesta themed celebration.  Especially when they are filled with a delightfully refreshing frozen Coconut Cream Margarita! We recently had some friends over for dinner and we served Mexican Pizzas … [Read more...]

Mango Strawberry Sparkling Lemonade

“This post has been sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company. All thoughts and opinions are my own.” A few years ago I made a goal to drink the recommended 8-10 glasses of water a day. To be honest, I struggled in the beginning. I even created my own DIY motivational water bottle to help me reach my goal. After a while the habit became a lifestyle change and it was no longer a struggle to gulp down those glasses of water. But, every now and then I crave something with a little something extra and … [Read more...]

Bunny Bait Easter Snack Mix

Hippity-hoppity the Easter Bunny is on his way! I can't believe that Easter will be here in just a few short weeks, to be honest I feel like it has really snuck up on my this year.  Fortunately, I've been working on some fun Easter themed projects, like this Bunny Bait Easter Snack Mix, that are Easter Bunny approved!   I recently teamed up with my friends at Chinet® to create this scrumptious snack mix and adorable bunny cups. This simple snack idea is perfect for Easter … [Read more...]

Mini Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Raspberry Ganache

AD - This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pillsbury™. The opinions and text are all mine.   Love is in the air and the sweetest holiday is just around the corner.  This Valentine's Day show your sweetheart how much you love them with decadent mini chocolate cakes with chocolate raspberry ganache.  These mini cakes are a sweet finish to a romantic Valentine's dinner and you'll love how easy they are to whip up, just in time to celebrate with your loved ones! We used to … [Read more...]