Food & Wine Festival Round 2

We’ve only got a little over a month left here to finish eating around the world, and this second trip was even better than the first time! Food & Wine Festival ends on Nov. 13th so if you haven’t made your way to Epcot yet, you’re in luck because I’m sharing more of my favorites from the booths at World’s Showcase from my second trip to Food & Wine Festival! We started out in Mexico this time and I was […]

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Game Day Eats: Grilled Honey Garlic Wings

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GrillGatingHero #GrillGating Football season has always been really big in my house. All the men in my family have been super loyal to either a specific college or professional team and followed their games religiously basically since I was born. Personally, I’ll be 100% honest, I’m not the biggest “sports” person, but I am a huge tradition person. Having the games going on […]

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Semi-Homemade: Naked Red Velvet Cake

Last month we celebrated Brando’s first birthday with a farm-to-table foodie themed birthday party. Brando has ONE major interest right now and that is food, so the theme was super appropriate and really simple to pull off at my Grandmother’s property where they used to raise cattle in Plant City. I thought a naked red velvet layered cake would make the perfect dessert for this rustic party, and it turned out super delicious and was REALLY easy to put together. […]

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Birthday Chip Frapp

This post was sponsored in part by Social Spotters on behalf of Shamrock Farms, all opinions are my own.  With Brando’s 1st birthday party quickly approaching I wanted to pick a theme that matched what he’s in love with. After a lot of deliberation we decided to have a “This Little Piggy” foodie themed birthday. So basically, we skip out on all the kitschy party decor, and go straight to what matters most: good food. While Brando won’t be partaking in […]

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The Hype is Right- Sprinkle’s Cupcakes Comes to Tampa

I’ve always wanted to live somewhere…fancier, than Central Florida. In my head I’ve always been more of a California girl, and my recent honeymoon in San Francisco confirmed that for me. While I throughly enjoy all the amenities being a Florida girl has provided me with, I have a taste for the foreign and trendy which is why when I read Sprinkle’s Cupcakes was coming to Hyde Park, I was exhilarated! Sprinkle’s Cupcakes started as the world’s first Cupcake Bakery in […]

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Cold-Brewed Coffee At Home

This family runs on coffee. While I am pregnant and only consume about one cup a day, my husband will clear the rest of the pot before 10am, and sometimes we’ll enjoy a cup for dessert as well. While piping hot cup of coffee is something I can enjoy when it’s a little chillier, hot beverages in general are difficult for me to enjoy when it’s 87 degrees outside. While I have tried brewing coffee and pouring it over ice […]

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Quick & Simple Birthday Cake Decorating.

When I make someone a cake, for any occasion, I want to make sure it looks amazing. I know I’m not a professional baker, but I take pride in my food presentation. To celebrate my little sister’s 19th birthday this week, she only had one request: vanilla cake with vanilla icing. I wanted to make her something with a little more dazzle, so I decided jazz up the boring vanilla cake with some gorgeous and easy decorating skills. To start […]

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Polished Produce Shopping

I did a post last month on Parksdale and their amazing Strawberry Shortcake. Aside from their delicious treats, they also offer a huge variety of fresh, locally grown produce at astronomically affordable rates. Cash and I try to hit up the produce stand once a week to stock up on juicing and grocery staples. I love that I can get bags upon bags of fresh fruits and veggies for pennies on the dollar, and also adore that Cash likes to help pick […]

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Doughnut worry, they’re Mini – Mini Doughnut Factory Tampa

Doughnuts are one of my favorite treats. They remind me of when I was growing up, Mom would always get chocolate milk and a box of Entenmann’s chocolate covered yellow cake doughnuts for breakfast on the weekends and I really enjoyed sharing those moments in the morning with her. I want my kids to have those special memories they can reminisce upon when they’re older with food as well, and being 7 months pregnant any excuse for something sweet strikes my […]

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Lucky Leprechaun Bars

Saint Patrick’s Day is such a fun color-themed holiday. While you definitely cannot forget to wear your green, I also wanted to try eating something green for breakfast (aside from Green Eggs&Ham). These bars were super simple to make, total prep to munch down time is 15 minutes! Here’s how I made them. Ingredients 6 cups Lucky Charms (or similar) cereal 1 10oz package marshmallows 3 drops green food coloring 2 tsp vanilla extract 4 tbsp butter In large bowl, […]

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