Get grilling with this Zesty Jalapeño Relish recipe using my favorite Mezzetta peppers and enter to win a Summer Grilling Kit!
Our new house has everything I could have ever asked for plus some. The only thing that’s missing is a stove. Of course I didn’t mind buying a new one, but having to wait weeks for it to arrive has been especially difficult. Thankfully I have a Weber grill that has done an excellent job as a stand in. (Be sure to read on how you can win one for yourself!) Not only does grilling make food taste better, it’s also a great way to get outdoors as a family and create some fun new dishes! One of my most recent favorites is this Zesty Jalapeño Relish using flavorful Mezzetta peppers! I like to serve it atop organic hot dogs nestled in soft bakery buns. Not a hot dog fan? It also pairs well with burgers and even grilled fish! Read more
We sold our house so I’m hosting a KitchenAid giveaway and sharing my take on the Milk Bar Birthday Cake!
We did it! We sold our house!! We closed the day after my birthday and bought our farm the day after that (which explains the lack of blog posts in the last week or so). This will definitely be a week I will never forget and to celebrate, I thought I’d do a little giveaway for my readers. One fan will walk away with a brand new KitchenAid stand mixer! Since I’m not 100% sure of when I’ll be able to post again, I’m going to run this giveaway for a few weeks.
Oh, I forgot to mention, I am also celebrating the (late) anniversary of my blog! Thank you all for the support you have shown, I never would have imagined a year ago I would be where I am today. For my birthday/sold our house/blog anniversary treat, I decided to make Milk Bar’s Confetti Birthday Cake. The first time I saw it was in NYC when we were there when we stumbled into Milk Bar by accident. I was immediately hooked.
So the past few weeks have been pretty eventful (to say the least) which is why I have been a little MIA. A couple of days before my birthday I had the amazing chance to meet my long-time blogger bestie Ashley (The Mixed Bag) along with my newest blogging bestie, Mary from Real Girl’s Realm. We met up in beautiful Asheville, NC for lunch and shopping. They asked me about when I was moving and at that time, I didn’t know that in just a few days I would have sold my home and moved into a new one! We have been waiting for this moment for a while now and I am so thankful and blessed to be in my new home!! We went through two buyers and tons of hurdles to get to closing. I could write a book on the insanity that went on. Thankfully, we had two VERY awesome realtors to help us along the way.
My recipe for Chorizo Sopes with Cilantro Lime Shrimp is now live on the Cacique Blog!
Recently I received an incredible opportunity to work with the Cacique brand to develop a recipe for their blog. If you aren’t familiar with Cacique, they make Hispanic Cheeses, Chorizos, and Creams. The theme of the recipe was “Backyard Fare” and seeing that tacos and chorizo burgers were already taken, I had to think of something a little bit different. It didn’t take me long to settle on a traditional Latin dish called sopes.
*This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Groupon Coupons.
Here lately we have been saving every single penny plus some. Buying our home came with many more expenses than just the sticker price on the listing. There were inspections, appraisals, repairs, lawyers, realtors – the list goes on and on. Thankfully my mom taught me at a young age to be thrifty as possible so this hasn’t been too difficult. What makes it even easier is a pretty awesome site that you may have already heard of. It’s called Groupon. And guess what? They now have coupons!
*This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Skeeter Nut Free.
We are well into spring so of course that means summer is right around the corner. (Seriously, why can’t spring be year round?) This is by far my favorite season – the birds are chirping, my garden is flourishing, and the weather is absolutely perfect. As so many of you know, summers in the south aren’t just hot, they’re REALLY hot.
Before it gets too unbearable, we like to enjoy it as much as we can and what better way with a Nature Scavenger Hunt! Skeeter Nut Free was kind enough to send a huge box of their wholesome (and safe!) snack packs for the party and thanks to Skeeter, no one would be left out of the fun.
When you just can’t get enough of Aloe H2O!
One of my verrrry first blog posts was a review of Lily of the Desert Aloe Water and here we are (well over a year later!) and I’m at it again. They reached out to me a few weeks ago and told me Lily of the Desert had a new product and that they wanted to send me some. Seriously, how could I resist? I’ve tried other aloe drinks in the past and none compare to the refreshing taste of Aloe H2O. I love sharing with you my favorite products so even though Lily of the Desert was just sending them for me to try, I decided to go ahead and write a short little post letting you know all about it!
This past week has been absolutely hectic to say the least! I have been working way more than I ever imagined and it has truly been a blessing. I did get to spend a little bit of time today with my mom (those of you who have followed my blog for a while know the scare we had back in the fall with her two aneurysms) so this Mother’s Day was super special!
My BBF (Best Blogger Friend) Ashley added me to her “Blogger Tag” so I thought I’d make this week’s post my response to her. (You can check out Ashley’s original post here) To keep it going, I’m tagging Erica over at Mamas Mission.
Here we go!
Using Fresh Vanilla Beans is the Key to Creating the Ultimate Baked Donuts!
If you haven’t noticed, I have a little bit of a sweet tooth. I’m the type of person that has to have dessert EVERY-SINGLE-NIGHT. Don’t tell anyone, but I eat dinner just so I can have dessert.
I was sent a silicone donut pan to review, so of course I had to whip up something yummy to bake in it! I knew right away that I wanted to use the sprinkles I made last week. (Sprinkles just make everything better.) These baked donuts are light, fluffy, sweet, and absolutely adorable. They remind me of something that you would see in a cartoon or in a fancy donut shop!
Can someone please tell me why sprinkles are so expensive?
As you may know, I ran out last week creating the recipe for the Mini Funfetti Cheesecakes so I needed to re-stock. I hit the internet to see what I could find and I was shocked at how pricey they are! This got me to thinking about an alternative. Maybe I could make them myself?
After doing a little research, I quickly realized it was way easier than I ever imagined! Read more