Grilled Chicken Pockets Recipe

Enjoying grilled chicken pockets

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EverydayEffortless #CollectiveBias When Little Miss went to her week long evening Girl Scout camp a couple weeks ago, she came home late one evening raving about what they’d served. She could not stop talking about the grilled chicken […]

Chocolate Bark Smores Recipe

Perfect chocolate bark smores

Did you see the amazing Fourth of July BBQ menu I put together yesterday? It was so tasty, and the piece de la resistance was the chocolate bark smores I made for dessert. They’re so incredibly easy to make, but I love how you can add in a ton of flavor and variety in the […]

Fourth of July BBQ Menu Done Easy

Perfect Fourth of July BBQ Menu Ideas and Recipes. Red white and blue lemonade, bbq chicken on the grill, homemade bbq sauce salad dressing and salad, and chocolate bark s'mores to finish off the meal!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FireUptheGrill #CollectiveBias I love holidays, especially when it give me an opportunity to come up with something and themed that is both fun to eat and tasty. I’ve been practicing my Fourth of July BBQ menu, and I’m pretty […]

NOW Foods Allergen Friendly Giveaway

NOW Foods allergen friendly goodies giveaway bundle

I was invited to the headquarters of NOW Foods a couple weeks ago to learn about even more of their allergen friendly products, something I gratefully accepted. They sent me home with an awesome NOW Foods Allergen Friendly gift basket after our cooking class and gave me a duplicate version to give away to a […]

Busy Summer Mealtime Solutions

Lean Cuisine Marketplace mac and cheese

This shop sharing my busy summer mealtime solutions has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyNewLeanCuisine #CollectiveBias School has been out for almost three weeks now, and all I can say is, “Thank goodness my husband is home, too!” I’m not quite sure how it’s possible, but I’m […]

Iced Coffee Float Recipe

Your iced coffee floats ready to eat - recipe for the float and homemade spiced creamer included

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SunsOutSpoonsOut #CollectiveBias It’s hot, yo. As much as I complain about the cold weather during Chicago’s winters, I’m just as apt to complain about our hot and humid weather in the summer. Really, I need to have a […]

Learning To Be Safe Online With Your Kids

Keeping kids safe online

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Mister Man is headed to middle school in the fall. That alone is a huge change and enough to terrify many parents Couple that with the fact […]

Wendell August Waterfall Salad Set

Wendell August Waterfall Salad Set with salad

I received a Wendell August Waterfall Salad Bowl set for the purpose of this review. This post was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own. I am a sucker for beautiful serving pieces. I love to entertain in my home and have friends over, whether it’s for a simple cookie swap or […]

Meatheads Summer Voracious Reading Program

Meatheads Voracious Reader Program

I’m lucky that my kids adore reading. I never had to sit down with a timer and convince them to read just until it goes off. I know there are plenty of parents who do, and I love businesses like Meatheads that find ways to encourage reading. I was invited to a local Meatheads restaurant to […]

Food Swap Ideas: What To Know For Your First Swap

Haul from the Chicago Food Swap

Yesterday, I attended one of my favorite foodie type events: the Chicago Food Swap. Emily Paster founded our local swap in 2011 with Vanessa Druckman, and I attend swaps whenever I can fit it into my schedule. I love coming home with all sorts of items that I don’t make myself and the sheer variety of […]