Southern Holiday Memories + the Best Salted Caramel Pecan Pie

Sunday, December 24, 2017

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This post was written in partnership with Southern Kitchen.  As always, opinions are 100% honest and my own.

There is nothing like the holidays to bring back memories of your childhood.  The smells, the traditions and of course, the food.  Especially my favorite-dessert....pecan pie!

My grandmother has a pecan tree in her back yard and I remember growing up and getting excited about going over and helping her pick pecans.  We would get to crack them open, sneak a couple in my mouth and the rest would go to making some yummy, southern dessert recipes like divinity, fudge and my still to this day favorite, pecan pie.

I was able to make the trip from Florida to Texas this year to visit my family for Thanksgiving and one thing I knew, was that I was going to help my grandmother make pecan pie and this time my two little girls could join in on the fun!  It was a blast watching them help her pick pecans like I used to with her.

Watching my girls bond with their great-grandmother and love on each other was definitely the best part.  When we got ready to head back to Florida, my grandmother gave us two huge bags full of pecans to take home.  I have been backing like crazy for Christmas and decided to put a listed Southern twist on our traditional pecan pie recipe this year.

Y'all, I have made this Salted Caramel Pecan Pie THREE times already within the month.  It is delicious, gooey and full of pecans (from Texas).  You are going to love it and it's the perfect dessert if you still can't decide what to make.

One of my favorite things about baking, other than the memories, are the beautiful bake-ware that I can find.  I came across Southern Kitchen and fell in love this pie dish.  I love the white, but it comes in different colors and the handles are such a great touch.  I've really been obsessing over all of Southern Kitchen's bake-ware, but this pie dish has been my favorite so far.  I definitely thinks the Salted Caramel Pecan Pie helps ;)

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Merry Christmas!!
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A unique gift for Christmas that the special man in your life will love!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

About a year ago, I got my husband a wood watch from Jord and he absolutely loved it.  Since then he has been on the search for a dark colored watch, but hadn't been able to find one that he loved.  He's a bit watch obsessed. 

I knew how much he enjoyed his original Jord wood watch, so I was super excited to surprise him with a new dark wood watch for the holidays.  Seeing his face when I gave it to him did not disappoint.  I had no doubt that he would love it, but the anticipation is always exciting.  Of course, in natural Michael fashion, he had no trouble modeling the watch for me either.

Why your special guy will love this wood watch as much as mine does:

1. It's unique (just like him) and he will get complimented all the time.  Who doesn't love a good compliment?

2.  It goes with everything.  Seriously, my husband has been able to wear both of his watches with all of his outfits.  It's casual enough for a night out to dinner and dressy enough to wear with the right suit for work.

3.  It's lightweight.  This is one of my husband's favorite features.  It isn't heavy like other watches can be and he isn't bothered by it.

4.  It's sleek and simple.  I would consider this watch for the everyday modern man, but I love that Jord offers a unique watch for every style.

So, for Christmas this year I would definitely get the special man in your life a watch to remember.  You both won't be disappointed.  I may have a women's wood watch on my list too!

What better time to grab a Jord watch when you can get 25% off your order?!  The last day for USPS Priority Christmas shipping is December 19th, so don't wait! Click here for the discount code.

The Littlest Funk was gifted this watch in exchange for review.  As always, my posts are 100% honest and my own.
Wooden Wrist Watch
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The Perfect Snack for Holiday Gatherings

Friday, December 1, 2017

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pagoda®. The opinions and text are all mine.

I love hosting get togethers at my house during the holidays.  From Friends-giving and Favorite Things Parties to easy Asian inspired dinners, it's something that both my husband and I enjoy doing and have been doing since we starting dating almost 6 years ago.

A huge part of those gatherings are, of course, the food!  Sometimes I love going all out and making things from scratch, but sometimes I find a great deal at Publix that I just can't pass up; like these Pagoda® Vegetable Egg Rolls and Pagoda® Pork Potstickers.

Right now, Pagoda products are part of the Publix digital coupon deals and you don't want to miss out on this. 

Now, if you caught my last post, then you know that I'm doing a little something called "No Cook November" and I haven't cooked all month.  One freezer meal that I went to when having company last week was chicken fried rice.  It was the perfect meal for all of us and the Pagoda Vegetable Egg Rolls and Potstickers took our meal to another level!

The Pagoda snacks were easy to prep, which meant I could continue with my "No Cook November" plan by just putting them in the oven to warm up.  They're made with fresh-cut veggies, from-scratch wrappers, and 100% white meat chicken.  It takes just 20 minutes to go from freezer to plate.  Super easy!  They came out hot, crunchy and delicious.  Seriously, my 3 year old ate two egg rolls and the pot stickers were gone in minutes!

Made with no MSG, no certified artificial dyes, no trans fat, no PHOs, no high fructose syrup and no preservatives, I feel good about snacking on them and will definitely add them to future gatherings just for the Sweet Chili Sauce alone. So good!

You can find Pagoda products in the freezer aisle at your local Publix.  Don't forget that right now you can also get $1 off using Publix digital coupons.  You are definitely going to want to add these on your holiday grocery list this year!

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