Sweet and Spicy Candied Bacon (aka Pig Candy)

Sweet and Spicy Bacon is a version of pig candy featuring a kick from TABASCO Sweet & Spicy Sauce. Elevate your pig candy! {sponsored post}

Disclosure: I developed this recipe for Sweet and Spicy Candied Bacon (aka Pig Candy) in partnership with TABASCO, who compensated me for this post. All opinions remain my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Poet in the Pantry!

Back to my back…

I left you hanging in June with the back pain …

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Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie

Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie {sponsored post}

Disclosure: I received a High Performance Blender from Wolf Gourmet for review purposes. All opinions remain wholly my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that rock my world!

Is it possible for a kitchen appliance to be so beautiful that you can’t bear to hide it away in a cabinet after using it? I …

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Connecticut: Shoppes at Farmington Valley, Canton

The Shoppes at Farmington Valley have something for everyone! Spend an evening in Canton, Connecticut and shop to your heart's desire! {sponsored post}

Disclosure: I was a guest of The Shoppes at Farmington Valley and A Little Bird Told Me for a complimentary blogger event they held recently, at which all attendees received a swag bag full of goodies and a gift card. All opinions–as always–remain my own.

I am a lucky girl. It’s easy to take for …

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Eating Connecticut: The Mobile Pub

The Mobile Pub is a party on wheels, taking care of all of your guests' beverage needs with their converted 1962 Shasta Caravan. photo by The Mobile Pub

My Eating Connecticut pieces typically involve restaurants, special events, and food trucks around the state where I’ve sampled the menu and decided to share the experience with you.

Today is a little bit different.

I’m taking a slightly different path this time because, a) The Mobile Pub doesn’t tool around town like an ice cream …

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Eating Connecticut: AmandaBakes

The AmandaBakes Airstream parked at South Farms for The Morris Marketplace

It started with a text…

I was in the middle of shooting photos for a client and knew I had made plans to leave the house. But the weekend didn’t go according to plan and I was way behind schedule. Lost in my project, I also lost track of time.

It took a full 10 …

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Chorizo Tacos with Sabra Veggie Fusions South-Western Guacamole

Make any night taco night with some tasty chorizo and an assortment of toppings, including Sabra's new Veggie Fusions guacamole! {sponsored post}

Disclosure: This is a compensated post written on behalf of Sabra. All opinions remain 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Poet in the Pantry!

Every week, I try to celebrate Taco Tuesday. And every week, it gets to be Thursday and I think to myself How did this happen? I …

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Jalapeño Moscow Mule & Avery Island, Louisiana

Jalapeño Mosco Mule gives a little bit more of a kick to the classic cocktail, featuring TABASCO Green Pepper Sauce {sponsored post}

Disclosure: I developed this recipe for Jalapeño Moscow Mule in partnership with TABASCO, who compensated me for this post. All opinions remain my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Poet in the Pantry!

The last couple of months have been quite the whirlwind of adventures. While this has been rather lovely for …

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Scrambled Eggs with Cheese, Basil, Spinach and Mushrooms

Cheesy Basil, Spinach, and Mushrooms Scrambled Eggs are the perfect way to start your day! {sponsored post}

Disclosure: I developed this recipe for Scrambled Eggs with Cheese, Basil, Spinach and Mushrooms in partnership with Gourmet Garden, who compensated me for this post. All opinions remain my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that rock my world!

I have to admit that it’s taken me a long time to come around on …

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Watermelon Salad and Blake’s All Natural Foods Beef & Turkey Pot Pies

What's the perfect companion for a Blake's All Natural Foods Beef or Turkey Pot Pie? Watermelon Salad, of course! They're a perfect pairing for bringing summer and winter together in an easy dinner tonight! {sponsored post}

Disclosure: This recipe and post were written in partnership with Blake’s All Natural Foods, who compensated me for this collaboration. All opinions, however, are entirely my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Poet in the Pantry.

I’ve been so tired lately. Way too tired. It’s probably been pretty obvious by the reduction …

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Bee Sting: Tipsy Tuesday

All you need for the Renaissance Faire version of a Bee Sting are mead and hard cider. An easy drink to chill with all summer long!

Search the internet and you’ll find a variety of cocktails that go by the name Bee Sting.

Some contain gin. Others rely on Scotch. I’ve even found tequila! But the super easy Renaissance Faire version…apparently, a drink has no name?

During both of the last two weekends, I traveled back in time not to 1955, …

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