5 Family Beach Essentials + a GIVEAWAY!

5 Family Beach Essentials

Disclosure: This post for 5 Family Beach Essentials is sponsored. As always all opinions are mine alone.   My family and I live in southern California. We’re only 7.6 miles from the beach, so we go there a lot! All year round, day, night, sunny, overcast, and rainy…we’ve done it all. Today, I’m sharing our 5 essentials for a family fun day at the beach! I keep these 5 things in my car at all times, along with a swim suit, change of clothes and towel for each one of us. Baby Powder. My biggest pet peeve about spending the day at the beach is all of the sand that ends up ...

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Aloha Salsa + Clorox Green Works Pump ‘N Clean

Easy Aloha Salsa Recipe

This post for Aloha Salsa + Clorox Green Works Pump 'N Clean has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.                                                                                                                                  #NaturallyClean #CollectiveBias Has something ever bugged you for a super long time? Ya, met too. I've always hated how my knife and cutting board keep lingering smells after cutting onions and garlic. Especially when I'm in the middle of prepping a recipe and I need to use my knife to prep my next ...

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Honey Garlic Sticky Ribs

Sticky Ribs Recipe

Disclosure: I am a member of the One2One Network, and this recipe for Honey Garlic Sticky Ribs is sponsored by the National Pork Board. I received compensation but as always all opinions are my own! Pork is a popular pick for the 4th of July. There’s so many cuts and ways of preparing it that pork is a must-have for grilling season. This 4th of July I’ll be serving these Honey Garlic Sticky Ribs. They’re juicy, succulent, and so tasty. To make an amazing ribs recipe like this one, you need to start with amazing ingredients. That’s why I shop at Walmart for all of my grill essentials ...

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Brownie Sundae Cupcakes

Brownie Sundae Cupcakes Recipe

This recipe for Brownie Sundae Cupcakes has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Blue Bunny. As always all opinions are mine alone.                                                                                                                                       #SunsOutSpoonsOut #CollectiveBias I love how active my family gets in the summer. Evening bike rides, days at the beach or park, summer hot spots like amusement parks and the zoo. We also entertain a lot more, too. Gotta love al fresco dining! After busy days, I need easy recipes to whip up that my family and guests ...

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Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies with M&Ms

Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies with M&Ms are buttery, and so delicious! They can be made anytime of the year or customized for holidays.

Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies with M&Ms are buttery, and so delicious! They can be made anytime of the year or customized for holidays. Buttery, tasty, and so fun! That's how I describe the cookies. Grab the kids and have them hep you make these. My 5-year-old loved dumping the ingredients into the bowl, rolling the dough into a long "snake", and of course pushing the M&Ms into the cookies. These Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies would be perfect as Christmas cookies, too. Just use the holiday M&Ms. I know I'll be making these again once the holidays roll around! ...

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Favorite Food Blog Series – The Best Blog Recipes

The Best Blog Recipes

All summer long I'm introducing you to some of my favorite food blogs. Today I'm kicking off the series with one of my all-time favorite food blogs. Let me introduce you to The Best Blog Recipes!       If you love food then you need to check out The Best Blog Recipes. Shauna posts fabulous recipes made in her own kitchen along with recipes from the web's best bloggers! She even has a Facebook Group for Foodies where she posts even more delicious recipes from bloggers! Here's a sampling of The Best Blog Recipe's most popular posts: Funeral Potatoes {aka Cheesy ...

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Caprese Pasta Bake – a 20 minute recipe!

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Caprese Pasta Bake – an easy recipe that’s simple, fresh and fast! It’s ready in just 20 minutes and uses fresh tomatoes and basil! #quickandeasy #summerdinners This might be my kid's new favorite dinner recipe! They love having both marinara and fresh, chopped tomatoes in it. And the mozzarella, you can't forget the mozzarella! Now that I think of it, this Caprese Pasta Bake my new favorite dinner recipe, too.   Here's why: It's ridiculously easy to make. It uses up fresh tomatoes and basil that's probably growing in your back yard now! It doesn't use the oven, just the ...

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Loaded Italian Sausage Burgers + a Grilling Kit GIVEAWAY! {$150 value}

For another delicious grilled pork recipe, check out my Loaded Italian Sausage Burgers! {Click on the picture for the recipe.}

Disclosure: I am a member of the One2One Network, and this recipe for Loaded Italian Sausage Burgers is sponsored by the National Pork Board. I received compensation but as always all opinions are my own! It’s grilling season! One of the best season in my opinion. Father’s Day is right around the corner, and it’s the perfect excuse (as if you needed one) to fire up the grill! Today I’m sharing this mouth-watering recipe for Loaded Italian Sausage Burgers that all dads out there will LOVE! This recipe is inspired by one of my dad’s favorite dishes, Italian sausage & peppers. These ...

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Fruit Spangled Cheesecake Dip + Red, White & Blue Blog Hop

Fruit Spangled Cheesecake Dip (2)

I am SO excited to share this post with you today for two reasons: I'm sharing my favorite cheesecake dip with you! I've teamed up with some of the BEST bloggers to bring you over 95 patriotic recipes, crafts, decor, DIY projects and more! First the Fruit Spangled Cheesecake Dip This cheesecake dip is SO easy and SO tasty. It's seriously my favorite thing to bring to a party! It's also extremely versatile. Use you favorite mix-ins (different berries, chocolate chips, candy pieces, etc). Or ever serve it up plain. Either way it' delicious! Cook's Note - Fruit Spangled Cheesecake ...

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Cracker Jack Recipe – a Homemade Copycat!

Homemade Cracker Jack Popcorn Recipe

This Cracker Jack Recipe is the perfect homemade copycat! It's a great butter toffee popcorn recipe for gifting, snacking, or bring to baseball games! Summertime. Baseball. Snacks. CRACKER JACK! That was my series of thought when I decided to make this recipe. Cracker Jack is nostalgic for me. My grandpa would often give us boxes growing up. I loved tearing open a new box and fishing around for the prize. Once the prize was found, it was time to eat the buttery, toffee popcorn! My favorite part of this Cracker Jack recipe is definitely the peanuts! I recently made this Cracker ...

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