Triple Layer Fudge Ice Cream Cake

This creation of this yummy Triple Layer Fudge Ice Cream Cake recipe and shopping trip has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TreatYourselfToSummer #CollectiveBias Today was my children’s last day of school and I wanted to kick it off with a bang. I didn’t want to give them time to start bickering so I planned games and made a sweet summer dessert to surprise them. When they came in the door they were excited that school was over. I told them to grab a quick lunch and meet me at the patio table. I had scrabble set up and this yummy Triple Layer Fudge Ice Cream Cake, ready to go. The cake only requires five ingredients and [Click here to continue reading]

Grilled Pork Chops with Mint and Lime Basil Slaw

This post was sponsored by Smithfield as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. One of the best parts about summer is Germaine does a lot of the cooking. Frequent grilling was a big part of his childhood growing up in the south. It’s also a rite of passage for the males. When I watch him and his friends text pictures to each other showing off thier skills and touting thier grill master bravado I think it’s so adorable.   I’m usually in charge in the kitchen, but when he fires up the grill I become his sous chef. I’m responsible for seasoning the meats and making the sides. This weekend I decided to [Click here to continue reading]

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How to Recharge After a Workout + Rainbow Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette Recipe

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AquafinaSparkling #CollectiveBias The few minutes after I finish my workout have become a very important part of my day. After every workout, I take time to recharge with a meal and plan my day. Carving out this time has become a life changing habit that’s gotten easier with a little prep. To prep, I plan my meals on the Sunday before my week begins. This week I made a light and refreshing Rainbow Salad paired with a Strawberry Vinaigrette and Mango Pineapple Aquafina Sparkling. Aquafina Sparkling is a refreshing flavored water that works good to rehydrate any time of the day. I buy mine at Target and use [Click here to continue reading]

Orcadomintscuit | Orange, Avocado & Mint Crackers with a Mint Aioli

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TRISCUITToppers #CollectiveBias My snacking habits have gotten a bit out of hand lately. There were a bunch of concessions snacks left over from our fundraiser that I went a little crazy eating. It’s been easy grabbing something pre-made and snacking on it in the afternoons while I worked, but after a few weeks I noticed my waistline was increasing. So when I sat down to do my meal plan for the week, I penciled in a new snack recipe that only required a handful of ingredients and allowed me to experiment with some new flavor combinations. This (Orcadomintscuit) Orange, Avocado & Mint Cracker with a Mint Aioli recipe is [Click here to continue reading]

Southern Fried Chicken Tenders with Honey Lime Dipping Sauce

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CleanMyWay #TeamDishCloth #CollectiveBias I don’t know about you ladies, but most of my dinner meals typical start with me tidying up the kitchen. The sink and counters are the central space for getting meals cooked and I like them to be clear before I start cooking. If dinner is not pre-cooked during our meal prep on Sunday, I usually start cooking around noon. By this time, the sink has a few dishes in it from breakfast. I load the dishwasher safe stuff and hand wash the others.  Once the dishes are washed I quickly wipe the counters and get started on dinner. Getting my dishes and counters [Click here to continue reading]

Grilled Pork Chops with Mint and Lime Basil Slaw-

Grilled Pork Chops with Mint and Lime Basil Slaw

This post was sponsored by Smithfield as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. One of the best parts about summer is Germaine does a lot of the cooking. Frequent grilling was a big part of his childhood growing up in the south. It’s also a rite of passage for the males. When I watch him and his friends text pictures to each other showing off thier skills and touting thier grill master bravado I think it’s so adorable.   I’m usually in charge in the kitchen, but when he fires up the grill I become his sous chef. I’m responsible for seasoning the meats and making the sides.