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Garlic Ginger Broiled Shrimp

This post was sponsored by Ling Ling, all opinions expressed in my post are my own. A sweet-savory garlic ginger glaze gives these broiled shrimp a delightful flavor that pairs nicely with the slightly spicy Ling Ling Bibimbap Beef Fried Rice. As a child, I didn’t play sports — not the organized team sports my friends played. …

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Book Review: Real American: A Memoir by Julie Lythcott-Haims

I received a free copy of Real American: A Memoir in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. “Real American: A Memoir,” by Julie Lythcott-Haims is a coming of age story of race, self-love and modern racism. When Julie Lythcott-Haims was studying at Stanford University, she encountered a woman at a shopping …

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5 Things You Should Do Outside This Summer

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CraftYourCool #CollectiveBias The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and it’s time to get outside! Here’s five experiences you should aim to have this summer, and the snacks to enjoy with them. Attend an outdoor concert Culture …

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Spiked Double Apple Spritzer (or Elphaba’s Revenge)

Spiked Double Apple Spritzer (or Elphaba’s Revenge) is a light, refreshing, not-too-sweet cocktail perfect for sharing.  This post was sponsored on behalf of Alizé via One2One Network. All opinions stated are my own. It’s that time. The time when the warmth begins to set in on a more permanent basis and the march to summertime beats …

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Asparagus, Roasted Red Pepper and Bacon Spaghetti

Thank you to Shaw’s for partnering with me on this post through Kitchen PLAY. I was compensated for developing this recipe. Spring is here at last, and recipes like this Asparagus, Roasted Red Pepper and Bacon Spaghetti are perfect for the change of season. “How do you do it all?” a colleague asked the other day, …

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Avocado Bacon Blue Cheese Wraps

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AquafinaSparkling #CollectiveBias Stuffed with veggies, cheese and more, these Avocado Bacon Blue Cheese Wraps are a delightful lunch option and easy to make. Here in Maine, winter is relentless — heavy snow, icy winds that whip through the …

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Quinoa Bowls with Ribs and Sautéed Veggies

Thank you to Shaw’s for partnering with me on this post through Kitchen PLAY. I was compensated for developing this recipe. Sautéed veggies and protein-rich quinoa combine with succulent ribs for this delicious Quinoa Bowls with Ribs and Sautéed Veggies recipe. We’ve reached the part of the school year where I am quietly ticking off …

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Potato and Sausage Bake with Poached Egg and Avocado

Do you need a little “Brunchspiration?” This easy recipe for Potato and Sausage Bake with Poached Egg and Avocado is perfect for an elegant, easy brunch. Fourth of July celebrations are gregarious — all barbecue scented and firework lit. Thanksgiving celebrations are warm and cozy, a soft blanket wrapped tight around your soul. And Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations …

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Herb Chicken Breasts with Brussels Sprouts Hash and Mashed Potatoes

Ready in about 30 minutes, this elegant meal couldn’t be easier — and Herb Chicken Breasts with Brussels Sprouts Hash and Mashed Potatoes is perfect for celebrating life’s special moments. This post is sponsored by Idahoan, but all opinions are my own. There’s been a lot to celebrate lately. My kids, who just finished their …

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