Cheesecake Factory’s #SayCheesecakeContest #NationalCheesecakeDay

My heart rate seems to have doubled, and my breathing becomes quick and shallow. There isn’t a mirror around, but I’m almost positive my pupils must be dilated much larger than normal. I peer around, just to double check that no one else is around to watch me. I know that they aren’t. I checked the house thoroughly, and planned my timing perfectly. All to make sure that I am all-alone. I told myself that I wouldn’t do this…but here I am again. Perhaps it would be okay if this didn’t happen so often. But it does. And once again I’m finding myself indulging in my guilty pleasure. My secret addiction. Cheesecake. This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and The Cheesecake Factory blogging program.


What were you thinking?!?!?

 

If you can relate to this, than you can feel my pain! If you can’t, you’ve probably never visited the Cheesecake Factory. That’s where my guilty pleasure started! Before visiting there, I only knew of two types of cheesecake: strawberry and cherry. Upon entering my first time, however, I was transformed into a world of rich and delicious flavors, plenty of choices, and total loss of self-restraint! It was just that good.

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Luckily for me, July is my month.  That’s because July 30th is National Cheesecake Day! Honestly. I couldn’t even make this up if I wanted to! An entire day devoted solely to honoring the all mighty cheesecake, because it’s just that good.  I personally think it deserves more than just one day, and The Cheesecake Factory agreed with me! That’s why they decided to extend National Cheesecake Factory for an entire additional day!

 

Here are the details:

 National Cheesecake Day Celebration at Cheesecake Factory

When: July 30th – 31st

Where: The Cheesecake Factory locations Nationwide

What: Experience 30 flavors of cheesecake at HALF PRICE when you dine in

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If you think an entire two days dedicated to cheesecake is silly, I challenge you to pop in to The Cheesecake Factory on one of the dates above, and THEN tell me the same. There’s something to fit everyone’s palate, and you won’t be disappointed, I promise.

 

But WAIT….There’s More!!!!

 

As if this awesome celebration isn’t enough, The Cheesecake Factory is uping the stakes on National Cheesecake Day even more with an AWESOME contest with phenomenal prizes!

 Check out the #SayCheesecakeContest !

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The Prizes:

 

  • One GRAND PRIZE of $4,000 will be awarded!
  • Nine FIRST PRIZES of $100 will be awarded!

 

How to enter:

 

1.)   Head on over to the Say Cheesecake Contest registration form and register.

2.)   Share a selfie with your favorite slice cheesecake between 7/30/2014 and 7/31/2014. Share it on Instagram  or Twitter with hash tag #SayCheesecakeContest or on The Cheesecake Factory Facebook page #SayCheesecakeContest tab.

 

That’s all! Easy entry, great prizes! I can’t wait until National Cheesecake Day, and plan on trying some new flavors that I haven’t yet tasted. I’m excited (if you can’t tell).
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What’s your favorite Cheesecake flavor?

 

“This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and The Cheesecake Factory blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.”

Outlander Series comes to Starz #Outlander

I’m doing something I’ve not really done before. I’m watching a screen version of books before i read the stories themselves. I rarely, if ever, do this, but when I heard that the ever-popular Outlander series penned by Diana Gabaldon, was coming to Starz in August, my curiosity got the best of me and I had to sneak a peek (episode 1). It took all of 5 minutes to be hooked. I’m a sitcom watcher through and through and I fell in love with this show so fast, and so hard…

Outlander offers romance, science fiction, history, and adventure all wrapped up in one show.

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Outlander follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. jamie

I was able to  sneak another peek (episode 2) and now I’m stuck waiting (quite impatiently) to find out what happens next for Claire, and Jamie, and wondering if we will ultimately see our heroine back in her own time or will she stay put in 1743…and what will become of Frank? frank When will we see a glimpse of him again? Also, just how much of a role will Geillis play in this series (I think we’ll see a lot of her, shown below)geillis

When she is forced to marry Jamie, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate affair is ignited that tears Claire’s heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

Outlander will premiere August 9th at 9PM EST/PST on Starz via Time Warner Cable. (If you don’t already have Starz, you have plenty of time to get it ordered before the series premiere). I am in love with this show. My husband got really into it too…he can say otherwise, but we had a technical glitch mid-word during our screening of episode two and he was just as anxious as I was to see the remainder of that show….so I know he’s enjoying it as well.  There’s so many elements that appeal to so many interests, it’s hard to imagine someone not loving this! Even if I wasn’t 1/4 Scottish, I would still love it.  Although I won’t lie…there’s something about men in kilts….

So who’s read the books? And who is watching the show with me August 9?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Time Warner Cable. The opinions and text are all mine.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Movie #TMNTMovie

When my oldest nephew was little,  he was enamored (OK, obsessed) with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  I can’t even tell you how many times I heard “Cowabunga” and “Pizza time!” from him, and I’m pretty sure that his four favorite turtles started his love of skateboarding.  I remember playing with the toys with him (and still today wishing someone in the family still had those toys for my own son to enjoy) and having so much fun. Now we’re 25+ years later and my own son has fallen in love with the four loveable and quirky turtles, bonded together as a family headed by a mutant rat named Splinter. The Ninja Turtles, along with Splinter, are coming to the big screen in TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: August 8, in theaters and RealD 3D! 

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If you haven’t met the marvelously mutant family, allow me to introduce you.  Please note, these descriptions of who each character is- each is based on what I know from all of the TMNT stories, and the movie may well depict them differently.  The personality and character traits seem to be fairly consistent through all of the shows and movies since the TMNT first appeared so I feel pretty confident that I’m representing them (fairly) well.

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Michelangelo (my favorite) wears an orange bandana, is usually the funniest of the bunch, and is often viewed as the youngest of the four brothers.

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Raphael (my son’s favorite) is the emotional guy in the group. He’s fiercely protective of his brothers, especially Mikey.  He’s the turtle with the biggest temper and that seems to get him into hot water a lot.

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Leonardo seems to be the leader of the brothers. He’s fairly level headed (except when he and Raph get into disagreements) and steps up when Splinter isn’t around.

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Donatello sports the purple bandana and is known for his brains and intelligence .

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Splinter is the patriarch of the family.  He’s a mutant rat himself, although there are a few versions of just exactly *who* Splinter is- and where he comes from- there is no doubt that he’s the father of the 4 turtles, babies in the sewer when exposed to radioactive ooze (with Splinter), these turtles he raised as his own sons and taught each of them all of the ninja skills and traits he knew himself.

(I can’t find an image of Splinter from this movie (yet) so my apologies).

About the movie:

I’ve heard some parents in my social circles commenting that they aren’t a fan of the TMNT because they use weapons. This confuses me a bit, because the turtles don’t use their weapons unless they are fighting for the greater good.  They use their weapons only for good and never just for violence.  The Turtles have been taught for their whole lives to live by the laws of the martial arts. The Turtles are fighting Shredder and his Foot Clan who have taken over NYC in this film, and it promises a lot of action, plenty of pizza and a lot of wisecracks, I’m sure!


My son can’t WAIT to see this movie. I can’t wait to see it. We are hoping to go see it with his godfather (my before-mentioned nephew)!

Who’s your favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle? 

 

 

 

 

“This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Paramount Pictures blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.”

Listerine UltraClean makes mornings brighter

This post brought to you by Listerine. All opinions are 100% mine.

Target is one of my favorite places to shop. I can't even try to deny it.  I get a little giddy when I see things that are offered or availble only at Target.  Before I go any further, please know that I'm going to give you good reason to GO to  your local Target and shop.  (Aren't I just awesome for that?? Like anyone needs a reason to head to Target…) Johnson & Johnson has created exclusively designed LISTERINE® (UltraClean & Total Care) bottles that will ONLY be available at Target starting July 13, 2014. The four refreshing flavors each come in different colored chevron designs – perfect for keeping out on display in your bathroom. Available for a limited-time only.

In the mornings, I usually have dragon breath.  I'm a minty girl in the mornings, because I feel like that helps to slay those dragons in my mouth, and freshens my breath before I slay my friends and family with every exhale. I really wish I could tell you I wake up fresh as a daisy, but the reality is that I don't. Far from.  I rely on a good thorough tooth brushing and LISTERINE each day to protect others.  Why Listerine? It's recommended by our dentist (any many others) and gives me a clean, healthier mouth.  I try to take good care of my teeth- they are the only set I have and I'd really like to keep them as long as possible. 

Just because I need to use something doesn't mean it has to look utilitarian. These limited edition LISTERINE® bottles come in bright colors with fun chevron patterns to add a little personality to any bathroom. A little spash of fun for something kind of mundane (albeit necessary). Four different bottles come in four fun color schemes, in four flavors.  I may be a minty girl first thing but I'm all about the Fresh Citrus before I head to bed. 

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What bottle of the exclusive Target designs Listerine will you choose first?

 

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Grilled Zucchini Recipe #EasyCookingwithPAM

With summer in full swing, our garden harvest is here, and with it, approximately 400 zucchini and squash.  Since it’s hot and humid this week, I’ll do just about anything to avoid time in the kitchen for cooking, and use the grill instead.  (That way, in between flipping foods, I can take a quick dip in the pool to cool off). One thing I did yesterday for the first time was to grill some zucchini.  Well, we’ve grilled it before, but always cut into bite size pieces and always with other veggies in a grill basket. This recipe can work with squash as well as zucchini, or eggplant.  Just change the veggies out for whatever you have – we go with whatever happens to be in season or seems ready to cook from our garden!

Yesterday I tried something new and we all agreed this recipe was a WIN.  I think part of my magic was the use of PAM on the grill so nothing would stick to it.  Cleaning the grill after we eat is not something I look forward to.  Anything to decrease that cleaning time is great for me!

Grilled Zucchini

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Ingredients

1 zucchini (whatever size, amount you want), sliced horizontally

1 clove fresh garlic, minced

Sea Salt

Olive Oil  (PAM Olive Oil is great for recipes like this!)

Pepper to taste

2-3 TBSP Shredded parmesean cheese

PAM Grilling

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Directions

Once your zucchini is sliced and garlic is minced, lay your zucchini slices flat on your cutting board

Brush (or spray) your zucchini with a bit of olive oil

Rub garlic onto zucchini

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Salt and pepper to taste preference

(This also happens to be how I seasoned our chicken breasts to pair with the zucchini)

Spray your grill with PAM Grilling

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Lay slices of zucchini on the grill surface

Cook 3-5 minutes on each side (depending how hot you keep your grill- keep an eye on these!)

When zucchini is cooked to your liking, remove from grill and sprinkle with parmesean cheese

Enjoy (and enjoy the super quick and simple cleanup since using PAM grilling makes sure nothing sticks to your grill surface!)

** We were talking last night about making these zucchini ‘strips’ into grinders (subs, heroes, hoagies?) with other veggies and cheese on a toasted bun.

 

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What are your favorite grilled veggie recipes? 

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Easy grilled zucchini recipe
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Recipe type: Vegetables
Cuisine: Grilled
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • Ingredients
  • 1 zucchini (whatever size, amount you want), sliced horizontally
  • 1 clove fresh garlic, minced
  • Sea Salt
  • Olive Oil (PAM Olive Oil is great for recipes like this!)
  • Pepper to taste
  • 2-3 TBSP Shredded parmesean cheese
  • PAM Grilling
Instructions
  1. Once your zucchini is sliced and garlic is minced, lay your zucchini slices flat on your cutting board
  2. Brush (or spray) your zucchini with a bit of olive oil
  3. Rub garlic onto zucchini
  4. Salt and pepper to taste preference
  5. (This also happens to be how I seasoned our chicken breasts to pair with the zucchini)
  6. Spray your grill with PAM Grilling
  7. Lay slices of zucchini on the grill surface
  8. Cook 3-5 minutes on each side (depending how hot you keep your grill- keep an eye on these!)
  9. When zucchini is cooked to your liking, remove from grill and sprinkle with parmesean cheese
  10. Enjoy (and enjoy the super quick and simple cleanup since using PAM grilling makes sure nothing sticks to your grill surface!)
  11. ** We were talking last night about making these zucchini 'strips' into grinders (subs, heroes, hoagies?) with other veggies and cheese on a toasted bun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3 ways to enjoy Cheerios Protein #CheeriosProtein

There’s really two things I eat for breakfast regularly. I’m pretty boring and pretty basic. It’s almost always eggs or cereal with milk. Eggs are broken yolk, over hard- basically, cook ’em until they are rubbery and then I’m happy.  With cereal, plain is where it’s always been for me.  One of my favorite cereals since childhood and even today is Cheerios.  I eat them for breakfast and I eat them for snacks on the go.  I love them.  My family loves them too.  Some of them like Honey Nut Cheerios more than the classic version, but me? Original.  The classic. That ever familiar yellow box. When Cheerios reached out and asked if I’d like to try their new Cheerios Protein, I was willing, although the 5 year old deep inside my head was all “I’m not going to like it as much as my yellow box variety!”

Cheerios Protein. There are clusters of Oats & Honey, and Cinnamon Almond. Clusters of crunch.  Clusters of yum.

Move over, regular Cheerios. You’ve been replaced.

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Who doesn’t want more protein for breakfast (ok maybe kids don’t, but adults, we have to pay attention to things like this!) ? We have a really busy schedule in the summer, with swim team practice, tennis lessons for the kids and then swim and dive lessons.  All daily.  We need a GREAT start to our day even in the summer to keep our energy up! During the school year, my kids are early risers, and they are done with breakfast by 6:30 am.  Their lunch waves aren’t until 11:40 and later at our school, so I really try to make sure they have a great breakfast every day.

 

Three ways to enjoy Cheerios Protein

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In a bowl with milk (Note: Tastes amazing with Silk Almond Milk!)

On top of a bowl of yogurt (Yogurt is all of our mid morning snack in this family, and the kids will be happy to have some of these to sprinkle on top for their snack at school.  We are all about the crunch in this house, and Cheerios Protein delivers on that).

Plain as a snack (My favorite. The kids and I have been packing these in our snack bags for the pool almost daily. So good).

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So why am I so excited about the new Cheerios Protein? Well, getting this family going in the morning means that I need to get going. I need the protein and energy as much as the kids.  We ALL need it.  More protein gives us the energy to do what we need to do and keep our bellies full! So many parents (even me, at times) don’t feel that their familygets enough protein in the morning. 2 out of every 5 see the time it takes to make a protein-rich breakfast as a barrier, making way for Cheerios Protein as the time-saving solution. Sure, a big spread would be nice, but it’s rare for anyone to have the time to make that kind of breakfast let alone sit down to eat it these days.

While 9 out of ten (89%) parents see the importance of starting the day with a protein-rich breakfast, half (51%) admit there isn’t time to prepare it. We all have places to be and things to do.  It’s how our society is.  Having cereal that’s giving me- and the family- an extra boost of protein in our cereal means we’re heading off to those places prepared for the day (at least, our bellies are) with enough fuel to last the morning.

Have you tried the new Cheerios Protein? Which is your favorite?

 

 

This post is brought to you by our friends at Cheerios.  Opinions are my own.

7 Ways to Be a More Efficient Blogger

7 Ways to Be a More Efficient Blogger

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Becoming a more efficient blogger just takes a little planning and effort. Using these tips will get you started!

Have a schedule. You knew I was going to say this, right? Setting up a schedule can be a daunting task, especially if you’re not the schedule type. However, it’s going to save you time – and time is money!

I have a schedule for writing blog posts (do at least 3 real content posts a week – then add sponsored stuff in between), and a schedule for social media posts.

Utilize apps and tools. HootSuite is pretty much an all-in-1 blogging tool that will make your life 100 times easier. Well, your blogging life at least. It’s FREE to use, up to 5 social media accounts. You can schedule posts for your Facebook groups, schedule all of your tweets for the week, and it wil take less than an hour if you sit down (log out of Facebook) and do it all at once.

Create an editorial calendar. This isn’t a new tip by any means, but it’s tried and true. No need to reinvent the wheel! Having your editorial calendar at least roughly planned out will help keep the ideas flowing. You can expand on posts ideas or even create series posts, all by looking at your calendar!

List posts are golden. Yes, content is king – real content, SEO’d, typed in paragraphs – but list posts are easy, and get shared on social media so much more! List posts are also great to get your creative juices flowing. If you come up with “10 Uses for Essential Oils”, you then can expand on that post and do “How to Use Thieves Oil Effectively”. If those posts do well, keep expanding – and always link back to your other (related) posts to help with your SEO.

Use a blogging checklist. You can make your own blogging checklist, or use one that’s already made for you, but chances are it will need some tweaking. Instead of mindlessly writing a post and thinking, “Hmmm. What do I do now? Oh, look, Facebook notifications!”, you’ll know that you finished a blog post so the next step is XYZ.

Designate an office space. Even if it’s just a corner, or a closet, or a desk area… you need an office space! I completely understand not having any extra space, but if your blog is going to make money, make the space! One of my friends even shares a playroom with her kids. When they play, she works, and when she isn’t working, she brings her laptop in her bedroom so the kids can’t accidentally break it.

Designate office hours. While you are probably rolling your eyes at this tip, it’s very important to take a break sometimes. Yes, you might miss things – but that’s perfectly fine. You’ll always be missing something, but you will move on and get over it and better things will come your way. Especially if you have kids, a partner, etc you need office hours (even if they’re odd) to keep everything together.

 

Check out How to Write Your First Blog Post too!

Things to do before you travel #LifeLockSafety

Being prepared for a vacation can make or break the entire experience. If you’re anything like me, you spend countless hours preparing to make sure that nothing is forgotten. I make lists. I make lists of my lists. I go over and over the luggage, to be sure that each article of clothing is included. Next, I check that we each have everything we need in our carry on bags, all of our personal hygiene items are packed, we’ve got cash, cards, itinerary’s, tickets, hotel reservations, etc.   Once I’m satisfied that we’ve packed each and everything we need, I inevitably spend the entire ride to the airport wondering whether we’ve remembered to close the garage door, shut off the iron, and lock all the doors.

One thing I never thought about, however, was that traveling actually leaves you even more open to another kind of threat. Identity theft. Advertisement Luckily, I have peace of mind against identity theft. I have LifeLock! LifeLock is at the forefront of identity theft protection.

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In fact, a recent article on their website gives some awesome tips to help protect you against identity theft during the summer travel season.   Here are a few of the my favorites things to do before you travel from the LifeLock list:

Stop mail: Call your local post office and have your mail stopped while on vacation. Letting it pile up, or even having a neighbor deliver it, is an indicator to predators that you are not home.  

Call your bank and credit card companies: Be sure to alert them that you will be traveling. Alerting them to when and where you will be traveling will help them to monitor your accounts right along with you.

Don’t tell the world you’re traveling: Save your travel photos until you return home, when possible, and be careful sharing on social networks that you will be traveling.

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These are just a few of the many great tips provided by LifeLock. Be sure to read the full list here. LifeLock also has a new book out called  “Stolen Identity: What Anyone with a Name, Birthdate and Social Security Number Needs to Know Now.” Identity theft is one of the most widespread and fast-evolving crimes, but many people don’t realize that it goes far beyond having a credit card number stolen. It can jeopardize your healthcare, block you from receiving the tax refund you’re due, interfere with a job or loan, and even run up debt for your children or elderly parents. Learn more about the alarming ways identity in which thieves operate today and what you can do to reduce your chances of having your identity stolen.

I value the peace of mind I get with LifeLock, and would love to share it with all of my readers. Hop on over to the LifeLock.com site and use the promo code “LifeLockSafety” for 10%!

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3 Ingredient Vegan Ice Cream Recipe

I love chocolate. I also love ice cream. What I don’t love is the high caloric count and high fat content of regular ice creams. There’s rarely nutritional value in ice cream, and if I’m going to indulge in a treat, I’d rather go for something that’s at least a little bit healthy for me. When I heard about Silk’s new blends available in stores, I really wanted to make something with it for a cool summer treat that would satisfy the sweet craving and also let us feel like we were indulging. I think we have a win!

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Silk has some new flavor blends available in stores, and the Silk Almond Protein + Fiber blend just sounded wonderful to me. We’ve enjoyed it with cereal (it’s amazing with cereal, and gives us such a great protein filled start to our days) and I thought it would be fun to use it in a frozen something since it’s hot outside. I figured adding some extra protein in a treat was an added bonus and worth thinking of something. This ice cream recipe has just 3 ingredients and it’s vegan! Our friends who have egg and dairy allergies are able to enjoy these with us, which makes me so happy.

3 Ingredient Vegan Ice Cream

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Ingredients

2 cups Silk Almond Protein + Fiber

1 cup whipped Soyatoo whipped topping (or any dairy free whipped topping)

1 package chocolate instant pudding mix (You could do vanilla as well)

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Directions

Whip your Soyatoo as directed (about 3 minutes on high)

Blend in your pudding mix and Silk Almond Protein + Fiber for 3 minutes on med-high

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Freeze for 1 hour

Enjoy

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This vegan ice cream recipe is THAT simple. It’s as creamy as regular ice cream but a whole lot better for you- extra protein and fiber with the new Silk as a main ingredient. That’s a win in my book. Healthier options, more protein and fiber, and vegan, so just about anyone can enjoy them right along with us.

The new Silk Almond Protein + Fiber tastes amazing. We normally drink regular milk most of the time but I’m finding myself reaching for the silk more and more because I really just love the flavor!

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.

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3 Ingredient Vegan Ice Cream Recipe #SilkAlmondBlends
 
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3 ingredient vegan chocolate ice cream recipe
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Silk Almond Protein + Fiber
  • 1 cup whipped Soyatoo whipped topping (or any dairy free whipped topping)
  • 1 package chocolate instant pudding mix (You could do vanilla as well)
Instructions
  1. Whip your Soyatoo as directed (about 3 minutes on high)
  2. Blend in your pudding mix and Silk Almond Protein + Fiber for 3 minutes on med-high

 

Best Camping on Cape Cod

After a long week in the city, there are few things better than escaping up to the Cape. Going on a hike, watching the waves roll in, and camping under the stars is sure to help you hit that reset button. There are 20+ campgrounds on Cape Cod. Whether you are in an RV or tent camping,these spots make for the best camping on Cape Cod.

Camping Spots on the Cape

Bourne Scenic Park

On the iconic Upper Cape is Bourne Scenic Park that is right along the banks of the Cape Cod Canal on the mainland side of the Cape. The park has two pools, a picnic area, plus a game room and playground for the little ones. This campground can handle both tents and RVs and has a few cabins available. It is open April through October from $36/day or $216/week.

Dune’s Edge Campground

On the lower cape is the quiet 100 spot, Dune’s Edge Campground that sits in the middle of sand dunes and pine trees. The campground is on the edge of Provincetown, which is a historic retreat for artists and writers. Camp here and after a 15-minute walk be in the middle of Cape Cod’s eclectic street scene. The campground is open May through October and is part of the Cape Code National Seashore. If you love to be on the water sailing, boating, fishing, or swimming you have come to the right place.

Nickerson State Park

Away from the coast 30 miles south is one of the most popular campgrounds that has 400 campsites on 1900 acres of forested land is Nickerson State Park. These camping spots are quite spacious and private which leads them to being sold out 6 months in advance. There are eight freshwater kettle ponds that offer up the chance to soak up the sun swimming, canoeing, and fishing. If you are a cyclist, check out the 22-mile Cape Code Rail Trail that runs along the Outer Cape where you ride past cranberry bogs!

 

Check out the bests camping spots in New England and where to camp in MA!