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I Love Ice Cream Cakes are an Easy Dessert Treat

Mar 21, 18 I Love Ice Cream Cakes are an Easy Dessert Treat

Thank you I Love Ice Cream Cakes for sponsoring this post. Make I Love Ice Cream Cakes the centerpiece at your gathering and find an ice cream cake in a grocery store near you!

I Love Ice Cream Cakes are an Easy Dessert Treat for any festive gathering. They’re not only convenient, they’re delicious.

oreo ice cream cake on stand with happy easter sign and tassel decorations


Easter is right around the corner. I can hardly believe that we’re just a few short weeks away. This year is flying by. I have to admit, I’m just in the beginning stages of planning what my menu will be. Face palm. Every year I say I’m going to be better about menu planning and every year here I am.

What I do know for sure is that I’ll be focusing the majority of my time cooking the meal itself so having a delicious and convenient treat already prepared for dessert is such a weight off my butcher block so to speak.

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Peet’s Coffee – Big Bang Iced Coffee

Mar 17, 18 Peet’s Coffee – Big Bang Iced Coffee

Peet’s Coffee – Big Bang Iced Coffee. Whether you like your coffee hot or iced, Peet’s Coffee makes a bold and flavorful cup.

cream pouring into coffee over ice on dark plate with berries and pastry

This post is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Peet’s Coffee.  The opinions and text are all mine.

I’m a coffee girl through and through. No talking before my first cup of coffee is my mantra. It’s a necessity in my life and probably best for everyone I come in contact with that I have said coffee prior to interaction. I’m just looking out for y’all. I’m a giver like that.

That being said, I can be kind of a coffee snob. It’s okay, I called myself that. I need my morning coffee to be flavorful and fresh.  I was happy to find that just like me, Peet’s Coffee is obsessed with freshness. It’s true, fresher coffee makes a more flavorful cup.  Makes perfect sense if you think about it right? Peet’s Coffee roasts to order and deliver directly to grocery shelves – ensuring it gets to you faster and fresher than other brand on the shelf. My kind of coffee company, right?

If you’re not familiar with Peet’s Coffee, it all started in Berkeley, CA where Alfred Peet opened his first shop in 1966 with one goal: to make coffee unlike anything America had tasted before.  Today, they abide by his original standards to deliver the richest, most flavorful cup – using only the world’s finest beans, hand roasting in small batches, and never compromising on freshness.

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Skillet Garlic Herb Dinner Rolls + {Le Creuset GIVEAWAY}

Skillet Garlic Herb Dinner Rolls. Light and fluffy pull apart dinner rolls that are baked in a skillet and basted with a garlicky herb butter straight out of the oven. They’re the perfect accompaniment to most any meal.

pull apart dinner rolls in lavender skillet
There’s just something about fresh homemade bread that I can NOT resist no matter how much I try. Especially light and fluffy yeast pull apart rolls. They’re not as hard as you might imagine to make. Don’t let the yeast scare you away. There is a time commitment but most of that is spent waiting on it the dough to rise to the occasion. What is the occasion? Dinner of course.

Skillet garlic herb dinner rolls go with just about any meal. From easy weeknight meals to elegant holiday meals. Especially sauce meals, and if you’re lucky enough to have any leftover. I have never been so lucky. They make a mean slider roll. You’re welcome.

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Banana Bread with Mascarpone Cheese Swirl

Mar 13, 18 Banana Bread with Mascarpone Cheese Swirl

Put those overripe bananas to good use and make this flavorful banana bread with cream cheese swirl. Your house will smell amazing, and your tummy will thank you. Well unless you don’t like bananas and then well,

Banana Bread with Mascarpone Cheese Swirl

I have a confession, sometimes I buy bananas just to let them go brown so I can make banana bread. It’s just so dang delicious. You can even peel the bananas and freeze them so you can make banana bread (or smoothies) later. You definitely need to peel them first. I know from experience, I chucked some bananas into the freezer once, peels on.

Bad idea y’all. Besides having them at the ready for banana bread, they’re also great in pancakes, muffins, smoothies and more.

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Alaska Cod With Lemon Butter

Mar 05, 18 Alaska Cod With Lemon Butter

Alaska Cod with Lemon Butter. It’s an easy and delicious 30 minutes or less weeknight meal that the whole family can enjoy.

pieces of cod in a black cast iron skillet with potatoes and lemon wedges

This post was sponsored by Alaska Seafood as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

I happen to love seafood. Did you know that wild-caught Alaska whitefish varieties, such as halibut, sablefish (black cod), sole, Alaska pollock and cod, are a delicious and easy way for the whole family to eat more seafood.

Are you familiar with Alaska seafood? Sometimes cold is really good thing. Alaska’s cold pristine waters produce the purest, high-quality seafood. Its wild fisheries contribute nearly 60% of all seafood harvested in the United States. Impressive isn’t it?


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Zucchini Noodles and Meatballs

Zucchini Noodles and Meatballs. A fresher alternative to traditional spaghetti and meatballs.

zucchini noodles and meatballs on a brown plate with fork

This post was sponsored by Green Giant as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

I do love pasta, but, sometimes maybe because of dietary restrictions or maybe you just want something lighter you’re looking for a fresh alternative to pasta. We’ve got an alternative for you. Green Giant® Veggie Spirals are a new take on noodles.  They’re 100% vegetables so they’re gluten free! Veggie Spirals have up to 90% fewer calories than pasta*, making them the perfect swap-in.

The veggie spirals come without any added sauce or seasoning so you can serve them exactly how you would like them. They’re perfect as an entrée, a side dish, or in soup. 

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