Rustic Caramel Marshmallow Treat Layer Cake

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FireUpTheGrill #CollectiveBias As a kid, my home church always had a picnic during the summer. There was always a potluck and my mom always, always, always, brought marshmallow treats as our family’s contribution. Every year, she was always […]

Fruity Frozen Mini Trifles

This review was made possible by Mars and Blog Meets Brand. I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions are 100% mine. If there’s one thing that’s awesome about summer, it’s spending more time outdoors… which means cooling off with ice cream! In fact, July is National Ice Cream Month, so let’s celebrate […]

Blueberry Super Granola

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council. I received a stipend to facilitate my purchase for my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Here’s a not-so-secret secret about John: he’s crazy about granola. When he was in Afghanistan, […]

The Easiest Way to Dry Blueberries Ever!

Save money and time by using this fool-proof, healthy way to dry blueberries... no extra equipment needed. #cooking #diy #blueberries #driedfruit #eathealthy #healthyeating #dryingfruit #homesteading

Dried fruits are just a really nice thing to have on hand– they keep for a long time, are nutrient-rich, and can be added to a ton of recipes or snacks to add energy and flavor. Personally, I love having them as a snack alternative for my sweet tooth. (I’m a dessert monster, and it’s […]

The Perfect End-of-Summer Meal: Aloha Burgers

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for the Beef Checkoff. I received products to facilitate this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. This summer, my family came to visit John and me for a few days. That was pretty exciting since we all have busy schedules […]

Grilled Pineapple and Peach Sorbet

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Wet-Nap but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #showusyourmess If you know me, you know that I love food. (I mean, just look at my Instagram. 95% of it is photos of food, with 90% of them being […]

Super Easy Reese’s-Stuffed Rice Krispies

This summer, John and I aren’t close to the beach like we were last year– we’re close to a river. So close, in fact, that this spring we bought a kayak so that John can enjoy walking it down and going for a float. I get seasick if I kayak too long, so I’ll just […]

Truffle-Infused Sea Salt Kale Chips

If you follow me on any social media– Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram— you probably already know that I have fallen totally head-over-heels in love… with our town’s farmer’s market. Our farmer’s market is not only so diverse in businesses and organizations that hawk there, it is only about half-a-mile from our house. That’s right. […]

Guiltless (and Delicious!) Greek Yogurt Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love dessert. I am not one of those girls who can only eat half a cookie or a bite of cake and be happy (but if that’s you, that’s awesome!). I have tried over … and over… and over again to diet by cutting out sweets completely. Know what happens? I end up exactly […]

Guilt-free Seafood Veggie Pasta with Brancott Estate Wines

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Millennial Central for Brancott Estate Wines. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.   Spring is finally, finally, finally here! I’m not one to complain about winter– I love it– but stepping out into the sun […]