Grill for America – help me win a donation to my local food bank


Who doesn't love to grill in the summer? It's great for family meals and entertaining. It gets you outside with the warm weather. For me, it also means I don't have a big messy kitchen to clean after cooking dinner. In Arizona, it's warm all day and into the evening during the summer. We've been enjoying late dinners from the grill and having some fun with new marinades and hot & spicy mustard. The global flavors of World Harbors Marinades and the bold El Diablo Read More... {Read More...}

VitaFrute Cocktails drink recipe: Light Watermelon Lemonade


Disclosure: I received complimentary products and compensation in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own. The following content is for readers 21 years of age and older. It's hot outside and I'm ready to host a Girls Night In with my some of my favorite friends. The thought of wine just isn't appealing because of the summer heat but are my friends going to appreciate a cocktail packed with sugar and calories? Probably not. This summer my Girls Night In will feature VitaFrute Read More... {Read More...}

Tropical Refresher, begin your day with the benefits of almond milk


We easily could go through several gallons of dairy milk a day in our house. My daughter loves milk and happily drinks it with each snack and meal. We are very fortunate to not have any dairy allergies causing us to avoid milk but drinking too much gives my daughter a tummy ache and she is consuming unnecessary calories and fat. With out forcing her to completely reduce her milk consumption, I made an easy switch to alternating her favorite drink with Silk Almondmilk. She is happy with Read More... {Read More...}

Layered Cookie Ice Cream Cake Recipe


When I saw the Spoonful Chocolate Chip Ice Box Cake Recipe I knew I needed to make it for an upcoming barbecue. I made a few changes to the original recipe and was thrilled by my pretty layered cookie ice cream cake! It was popular at the barbecue and I've already had follow up requests from my family. The layered cookie ice cream cake recipe is easy to follow, delicious served with cookie dough ice cream, and will definitely be a new summer dessert favorite! Layered cookie ice cream Read More... {Read More...}

Fourth of July Dessert Recipes


Check out Fourth of July Dessert Recipes #FireworksAndFood by Brie Brie Blooms at Fourth of July has always been a favorite holiday in our home. Family barbecues, watching fireworks, and sparklers to end the night is something we look forward in the summer. Our Fourth of July dinner this year will include my very easy to make strawberry blueberry shortcake recipe and a few other red, white, and blue dishes. I've created a collection of Fourth of July dessert Read More... {Read More...}

Strawberry Blueberry Shortcake recipe


Celebrating the Fourth of July includes sharing great food with family and friends. For me that means red, white, and blue desserts perfect for warm weather. The strawberry blueberry shortcake recipe is a perfect combination of cake, fresh fruit, and creamy whipped topping! Strawberry Blueberry Shortcake recipe ingredients: individual yellow sponge cakes whipped topping fresh strawberries and blueberries This summer dessert is best when shared outside so the whipped topping Read More... {Read More...}