Darlings, this post is for my fellow content creators, and inspired by a lesson recently learned by a friend and fellow blogger regarding her experience with sponsored post broker and media company, Social Fabric/Collective Bias. Grab a cuppa and let’s chat a moment about the importance of reading *all* contracts and rights to content. As an MBA with a background in contracting, and entrepreneur, this is one of my favorite subjects. (more…)
When you want to bring a little touch of happy hour to work, while still making something everyone can enjoy, blueberry mojito cupcakes are the answer!
This is another recipe inspired by my little patio garden! So, I have a mint plant I have kept alive for 2 years now, even through winter. It is a survivor, along with my chives. BUT, it’s been growing quite well this summer and when the Godfather sees it, he says, “I should make mojitos“. But that hasn’t happened much this summer. He did make me a fabulous sauce I’ll be sharing later though. The point is, the plant inspires us to create, and one day after the Godfather mused about mojitos (before going to work), I decided mojito cupcakes sounded more fun. Cupcakes are most definitely more acceptable before 8:30 in the morning. They’re frosted muffins, practically, right? (more…)
Cuban picadillo is an economical, easy to make, delicious dish! It’s great served with rice or salad, and with wholesome ingredients, is a great ground beef recipe to add to your dinner rotation.
It seems fitting to be posting a Cuban recipe today. My in-laws are visiting, and I have very much appreciated the chance to pick their brains about cooking while here. In fact, one of the recipes you’ll see soon-ish on the blog I shot before dinner one evening (they cooked!). You can try all the Cuban restaurants you like, there’s nothing like good home cooked food. So, I’m sharing my recipe for Cuban picadillo today. (more…)
No matter what the occasion, pretzel bites are a hit at parties! They’re easier to make than you’d think, and you can get creative with dips! You’ll definitely want to add my pretzel bites with green chili cheddar and mustard dipping sauces to your next party menu.
This recipe came about in an interesting way… book club! The book club I’m in meets during the school year at various local restaurants to talk about our book for the month and socialize. One of our stops was – not kidding – the restaurant/bar at a local hotel. A book club member had been before, and was raving about the beer cheese fries. I am always up for the chance to try a good fried potato dish, as are most of the ladies, so we went for that month’s meeting. Before we got to the fry portion of the evening, two of the ladies ordered a pretzel appetizer to share. The pretzels came with two dipping sauces, a cheese sauce (naturally), and this mustard sauce that had everyone raving! They even asked for more to add to their main course later. *ahem* The fries. These are the perks of adulthood people. (more…)
Do you know why I love back to school? Not only is there my love of shopping for cute school supplies, but I also get loads of lunch inspiration. Even before I had a little one, I would look at all the healthy lunch ideas, borrowing accordingly for the office. Traditional lunch combinations can get boring! To keep things exciting, I look for ways to combine nutritious ingredients in new ways, and inspiration is plentiful! For example, for these delectable avocado tuna BLTs, I swap the traditional mayo for avocado. (more…)