Build Your Own Milkshake Bar

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Can you think of a better way to kick off summer than a Build Your Own Milkshake Bar? Make everyone smile for miles with this crowd-pleasing dessert idea. This is a guest post I wrote for Blendtec Blenders. This is NOT a sponsored post, but I did receive a Blendtec Blender for review.   We…

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Bagel Burgers with Dill Pickle Cream Cheese

Bagel Burgers with Dill Pickle Cream Cheese #burgerweek

Bagel Burgers with Dill Pickle Cream Cheese are just one of those things that had to happen eventually. McDonald’s in France (or Mac-Do, as they were called when I was living there) has been serving burgers on bagels for years, but I thought it was time for bagels, burgers, cream cheese, and pickles all to…

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Pho {Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup}

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  There’s no other way to put this: Pho {Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup} is my favourite food in the world. Simply put, there’s no other food I crave more than this. Fragrant beef broth made aromatic by simmering with toasted spices, ginger, and scallions poured over paper thin slices of beef on top of rice…

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Slow-Cooker Ropa Vieja {Cuban Saucy Shredded Beef}

Slow-Cooker Ropa Vieja a.k.a. Cuban Saucy Shredded Beef from

Today is a big day for me! I’m spending the day getting certified as a barreFit instructor. While I’m sweating it out in the studio, I want to share this fantastic recipe for Ropa Vieja that was inspired by my time in Miami last month. Take advantage of the slow-cooker to turn out this saucy,…

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Playing games in good taste: FarmVille to Table

Strawberry Freezer Jam with Balsamic and Thyme from #FV2Table #FarmvilleCookbook #ad

Are you a fan of FarmVille? Boy do I have some fun news for you! What do you call it when the game making powerhouse Zynga decides to release a game chock full of recipes featuring the bounty of summer harvested, fresh, home-cooked foods? Well, first you call it delicious and fun! Then you call…

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Lemon Pepper Grilled Zucchini

Lemon Pepper Grilled Zucchini. Simple summer side dish that knocks your socks off.

Simple side dishes that knock your socks off are as easy as 1-2-3 in the warmer months when fresh produce is abundant. This Lemon Pepper Grilled Zucchini is as wonderful and fast as it gets and makes use of a corner of the grill while you’re cooking burgers, chicken, fish, or other goodies. Over and…

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Salted Caramel Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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There’s no cookie that can compare to the perfection of crisp edged, chewy, gooey caramel bit, melted dark chocolate chunk cookies with a sprinkle of coarse sea salt flakes on top; Salted Caramel Chocolate Chunk Cookies are simply sublime. They please the kids and the gourmets! Who’s ready for some cookies? I am ALWAYS ready…

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Slow-Cooker Honey Mustard Pulled Pork

Slow-Cooker Honey Mustard Pulled Pork. Easy, spectacular, #MemorialDay food!

Are you wondering what to make for Memorial Day Weekend? Look no further than Slow-Cooker Honey Mustard Pulled Pork. It doesn’t get much easier or more budget friendly than this, friends. Simple sauce ingredients, a pork shoulder, and a little time are all that’s needed to turn out enough tender, juicy, tangy, sweet, gently spicy…

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Water Bottle Organization LifeHack

How to Organize your Re-usable Water Bottles. A summer #Lifehack from and

Disclaimer: This post and giveaway are sponsored by JCPenney. All opinions and ideas remain my own. Is there a mom alive who doesn’t simultaneously love and despise reusable water bottles? Water bottles have saved me from the horror that is watching my children try to drink from public drinking fountains without contracting the plague more…

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