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Vietnamese-Style Iced Coffee

Vietnamese-Style Iced Coffee

This nontraditional Vietnamese Iced Coffee recipe is as easy as it can be, especially if you already have my cold-brew coffee concentrate ready in your fridge.  Combine the strong coffee with sweetened milk and you have a cool summer coffee treat! My poor Judah was sick all week last week.  His fever started Sunday morning and […]

Gladd Family Beach Trip 2014 [Wilmington, NC]

Family Photos - cousins in Wilmington, NC

If you missed it last week, check out Part 1 to this two-post series about our recent trip to North Carolina.  In the first post, I shared with you all of our favorites around our beach house in Wrightsville Beach.  This second post will highlight things to do and eat in the neighboring Wilmington area. […]

Cannoli Ice Cream [No Ice Cream Maker!]

Cannoli Ice Cream - No Ice Cream Maker!

You do not need a machine to transform a cannoli into ice cream. Every ingredient of this favorite Italian dessert will appear in each frozen scoop! Remember when I shared this OREO Cheesecake Ice Cream recipe that doesn’t require an ice cream maker?  Well, I’m at it again with another amazing ice cream that is […]

Greek Village Salad + Cookbook Giveaway

Greek Village Salad #recipe

This lettuce-free Greek Village Salad is a staple of nearly every Greek lunch and dinner.  Packed with vegetables and light on dressing, it is a healthy and wholesome dish that anyone can feel good about. Today I am teaming up with television host and now cookbook author, Debbie Matenopoulos, to promote her new book, “It’s […]

Cold Brew Iced Coffee

Cold Brew Iced Coffee

Enjoy your summer cups of iced coffee in the comfort of your own home using this easy cold brew method, and save money during each sip!I can’t even count how many cups of iced coffee Ben and I have drank this summer.  We’ve been brewing our own cold brew coffee for a few years now, but […]

Gladd Family Beach Trip 2014 [Wrightsville Beach, NC]

Family name in the sand at Wrightsville Beach, NC

Every other year, we travel to Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina for a beach trip with Ben’s side of the family.  I wanted to share some of our favorite things to do and places to eat in the Wilmington area, in case you are planning your own trip before the summer is over! This will be […]

Caramel Banana Ice Cream Cake with Chocolate Pretzel Magic Shell

Caramel Banana Ice Cream Cake with Chocolate Pretzel Magic Shell

Caramel ice cream is spread over top a freshly baked banana cake, then covered with Chocolate Pretzel Magic Shell.  Slice into squares and see the magical layers that create this delicious frozen dessert! Wow…yesterday we had BEAUTIFUL weather!  The sunshine is normal, but the temperature was much cooler than usual and the humidity level dropped. […]

Skinny Chocolate Spread with #SilkAlmondBlends

Skinny Chocolate Spread

Use Silk Almondmilk instead of heavy cream and butter for a skinnier protein-packed version of chocolate spread. Enjoy on graham crackers for a guiltless treat, or a fun snack for your kids. My in-laws first introduced me to almond milk a few years ago. I didn’t buy into it then. It sounded weird and honestly, […]

Zoobean Expert: Helping Parents Educate Their Kids

Zoobean Expert

Summer learning loss. It’s a thing. Most kids have summer break from school and are not spending much time reading and learning. In a day where parents are busier than ever, it’s hard to keep up with educational resources for our kids. Zoobean – a service that curates apps, books and educational resources for your […]

Open-Faced Philly Cheese Chicken Sandwiches + Giveaway!

Philly Cheese Chicken Sandwiches

A chicken version of the Philly cheesesteak favorite, this sandwich is served open-faced, hot, and perfect for a filling lunch or quick weeknight dinner.  This recipe comes straight out of singing star, Alan Jackson’s, country kitchen!  (This post contains affiliate links.) This is another recipe I tried and loved out of my new cookbook, Southern […]

Saturday Seeds

Stonyfield Car Game Gif

It is hot here in Mississippi!  We had a few days that were nicer, not so humid, and luckily those fell during the holiday weekend while my parents were visiting.  Well, lucky for them, at least.  :) My parents were prepared for our heat, though.  They brought the boys a blow up pool!  Ha!  It […]

Complement Your Summer Coffee Moments with Starbucks® Pike Place® Roast K-Cup® Packs [Giveaway!]

Starbucks Pike Place Roast K-Cup Packs

I’ve said it time and again, how much we love our Keurig® machine.  We’re going on having the same machine for THREE years now.  Kinda crazy.  During these three years, we’ve tested many types of K-Cup® Packs and the Starbucks® blends are always my favorite. Although I love a blonde roast, another favorite of ours […]

Ground Beef Wet Burritos

Ground Beef Wet Burritos

These beef burritos are smothered with red chili sauce and melted cheese, so best eaten with a fork and knife.   Top with your favorites such as guacamole, sour cream, tomatoes and veggies for a rounded out dish.  Your belly will be happy and full! Growing up in Michigan, I’ve always known of the “Mexican” […]

OREO Cheesecake Ice Cream [No Machine Required!]

Homemade OREO Cheesecake Ice Cream - no machine required!

Creamy dreamy homemade OREO Cheesecake ice cream that takes just a few minutes to prepare and uses only FOUR ingredients!  It’s true!  This homemade frozen dessert is made WITHOUT an ice cream machine!  Have a hand mixer?  You can whip this up within minutes, then it’s ready to eat after freezing for about 4 hours. […]

Saturday Seeds

Judah Knee Board

Happy 4th of July weekend!  This is already a very busy summer!  We spent two weeks in North Carolina visiting friends and family and I feel like I’m still recovering from that trip back in JUNE!  I’m going to post more on that later and share with you some fun places we discovered.  For now, […]

All-American Root Beer Float Brownie Sundaes

Root Beer Float Brownie Sundaes

If you like root beer floats, step it up a notch by adding a brownie base and drizzling caramel sauce over top your ice cream before pouring in the fizzy soda.  You now have single serving desserts perfect for this weekend’s holiday cook-out parties! My parents are visiting this weekend for the 4th of July […]

Kidstir Cooking Kits: Educational Fun in the Kitchen

Kidstir Cooking Kits Review

I love it when I come across something that excites me this much.  I can’t express enough how enthusiastic I am about Kidstir cooking kits.  This last month, Judah and I had a blast together in the kitchen where he learned cooking skills through his personal cookbook from Kidstir. Kidstir is a start-up company, run […]

Chocolate Sandwich Cookie Banana Cake with Salted Caramel Topping

Chocolate Sandwich Cookie Banana Cake with Salted Caramel Topping

This banana cake is baked with chocolate sandwich cookies then inverted onto a serving platter and topped with a thick salted caramel sauce.  I used my favorite banana bread recipe with a few minor tweaks to scale it down and make it more cake-like. I am so excited about this recipe because it is SO […]

TotalProtect Your Home + Keep Your Cool Giveaway

TotalProtect Your Home

Today I’m getting a little personal with you. In the last few months, and as I get older, I sometimes have these scary thoughts about a future without Ben if he were to unexpectedly die. Besides the fact that I would miss him like crazy, I also think, “If he died, how in the world […]

Crispy Cereal Banana Blueberry Yogurt Parfait

Crispy Cereal Banana Blueberry Yogurt Parfait

This healthy snack includes blankets of blueberry yogurt, sliced bananas and crispy cereal.  Serve in a clear jar and your kids will have fun watching their spoons dig through the layers.  Adults will love this recipe, too! Sometimes we can get in a rut of serving our kids the same snacks every day, which results […]

Chocolate Cranberry Almond Energy Balls [No-Bake!]

Chocolate Cranberry Almond Energy Balls

These energy balls are full of your favorite ingredients, that you think you’re eating a delicious cookie minus the bad stuff.  Peanut butter, honey and oats are combined with power foods such as cranberries, almonds and flax seed to give you a tasty snack with a quick boost during your busy day. Let me tell […]