Fruity Pebbles Ice Cream

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Colorful, fruity cereal meets the smooth and dreamy world of ice cream in this Fruity Pebbles Ice Cream. Every scoop is loaded with the iconic rainbow crunch of a Saturday morning spent watching cartoons.

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Fruity Pebbles Ice Cream

I made this ice cream a couple of different times in an attempt to get both the flavor and the texture I wanted. Let me just admit that the first attempt barely hit the “edible” mark.

I’m happy to tell you that the final version of this recipe is a solid two-thumbs-up! It is bright and flavorful ice cream with hints of fruity pebbles flavor in the creamy refreshing ice cream.

With over 70 ice cream recipes here to choose from, there’s sure to be an ice cream for everyone! If you’re new to making ice cream, the best and easiest vanilla ice cream is a great place to start.

These are my favorite inexpensive containers for storing ice cream. They’re perfect for gifting (who doesn’t love homemade ice cream?) storage, re-using, etc. I write the flavors on the lids with a sharpie and it washes off with dish soap.

I have more ice cream scoops than I can keep track of at this point and I definitely play favorites. This ice cream scoop does the best job ever of cutting through firm ice cream and still delivers a pretty scoop. It gets bonus points for being one of the least expensive scoops I own as well.

Don’t miss our Ice Cream Maker Review for all the information you need to find the BEST Ice Cream Maker for your needs! Spoiler alert – our top-rated machine under $50 just might surprise you. It sure surprised me!

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Premenstrual Syndrome Self-Care

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Sharing tips on premenstrual syndrome self-care and how to have happier and more balanced days leading up to your cycle.

Hi friends! How’s the day going so far? I hope you’re enjoying the morning. I’m going to take a hot yoga class and then catch up on some admin stuff around here.

Today, I wanted to dive into a topic that’s all too familiar to many of us: premenstrual syndrome (PMS). We’ll explore what it is, why it happens, and most importantly, how you can embrace self-care to make your pre-period days happier and healthier.

Premenstrual Syndrome Self-Care

As women, we know that our menstrual cycle can be both a source of empowerment and, at times, a bit of a challenge. The days leading up to our period can often feel like an emotional and physical rollercoaster. You might find yourself wondering, “Is there a way to make this time more comfortable?” The answer is a resounding yes!

PMS is incredibly common, affecting millions of women worldwide. It’s not just about a little moodiness; it can get pretty disruptive and uncomfortable. You might experience mood swings, bloating, irritability, and those delightful cravings for chocolate and chips. Trust me; you’re not alone. At the same time, it’s important to remember that while these symptoms are common, they’re not *normal.* Your body WANTS to be in balance, and there are ways to make your cycle less of an emotional and physical event.

What Is Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)?

PMS is a set of symptoms that typically occurs in the days leading up to your period. It’s like a not-so-pleasant reminder that Aunt Flo is on her way. These symptoms are linked to hormonal fluctuations, primarily involving estrogen and progesterone.

Premenstrual Syndrome Symptoms

Let’s break it down with a quick list of common PMS symptoms:

Mood swings that can make you feel all over the place: elated, melancholy, sad, crying, irritable, anxious, and moody

Tender breasts

Bloating that makes stretchy pants the only enjoyable wardrobe choice

Food cravings that lead to intense love affairs with chocolate, chips, fried foods, and ice cream

ButcherBox Product Review

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Sharing my full review of ButcherBox now that we’ve been using it for over a year. If you’d like to try it out, you can use this link for $50 off. This post isn’t sponsored; just sharing it because we love it!

Hi hi! How’s the morning going so far? I’m off to a Pilates class, have an afternoon filled with coaching calls, and then date night with the Pilot. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Today, I wanted to talk about one of my favorite things that we have delivered to the house: ButcherBox! We’ve been using ButcherBox for a long time, and it makes grocery shopping so much easier. I thought I’d break it down in today’s post if you’re curious about giving it a try!

ButcherBox Product Review

What is ButcherBox?

ButcherBox is a subscription-based meat delivery service that promises to deliver high-quality, humanely-raised meat straight to your doorstep. The service offers a variety of meats, including grass-fed beef, heritage pork, and free-range chicken. They also offer deli meat, cooked options (like the best gluten-free chicken nuggets) and wild-caught shrimp.

The first thing to note about ButcherBox is that all of their meats are ethically sourced and free from antibiotics and hormones. The company partners with small-scale farmers and suppliers who raise their animals in humane conditions and follow strict standards for animal welfare.

The ordering process is straightforward – you can choose from a selection of pre-curated boxes or create your own custom box based on personal preferences. Boxes can be delivered on a monthly or bi-monthly basis, and customers can pause, cancel, or modify their subscription at any time. We typically do the custom box, but add on specials and member deals, like tri tip, extra steaks, and holiday fare, like corned beef for St. Patrick’s Day.

Once you receive your ButcherBox, the meats are vacuum-sealed and packaged in an insulated box with dry ice to ensure freshness during transit. The meats are delivered frozen and can be stored in the freezer until ready to use.

(They have dog treats now, too! Mazer is a huge fan)

Pros and cons of ButcherBox

In terms of the quality of the meat, ButcherBox definitely delivers. The cuts are consistently high-quality, with great flavor and texture. The grass-fed beef, in particular, is noticeably leaner and has a richer taste than conventionally-raised beef. The chicken and pork are also delicious and have a great de

Peanut Butter Oatmeal

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Rich, nutty notes and rolled, hearty oats create true poetry in this creamy, dreamy Peanut Butter Oatmeal. It’s pure comfort food for breakfast.

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Peanut Butter Oatmeal

I still remember the cringe I felt when my son suggested I make peanut butter and jelly oatmeal, so many years ago. Well, my kids loved this breakfast. How could they not, when it reminded them of their favorite sandwich?

The peanut butter thickens the oatmeal and creates a distinct peanut butter flavor. Combined with the jelly, this oatmeal really is reminiscent of my boys’ favorite sandwich. I actually enjoyed eating it, too.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal

When I mentioned this new concept to my brother, he laughed and informed me that he stirs peanut butter into his oatmeal pretty much every day. I was simply late to the game.

We’ve since added sliced bananas and chopped apples to this oatmeal recipe for a fun variation. When adding apples, I add them at the beginning, so that they have a few minutes to soften.

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I add slices of fresh bananas as a topping after the oatmeal has cooked. Personally, I prefer creamy over crunchy peanut butter for this recipe. But, if you like nuts in your oatmeal, it’s a great way to get them in there.

Just as with apples, be sure to add them early enough to let them soften a bit during the cooking process. Otherwise, the texture is too crunchy for me.

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Peach Coffee Cake with Streusel Topping

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Peach Coffee Cake with Streusel Topping

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This Peach Coffee Cake with streusel topping is the perfect recipe for late summer. Moist vanilla cake, juicy peaches and crunchy cinnamon streusel. Make it with fresh or canned peaches – either way, you’ll love this easy coffee cake recipe.

Late summer is one of my favorite times of the year. The weather is hot, the sun is shining, and grocery stores are full of fresh summer produce. As a child, my parents would typically plan our family vacations in late summer – so it always meant that we’d get a little extra spoiled too.

Of course, nowadays summer is a lot busier than it was back then. But in late summer I always try to make it home for a visit. We’ll sit on the back deck reading and relaxing, and it’s always good to have a perfect summer treat to enjoy at the same time.

And that’s exactly what this Peach Coffee Cake is for. It’s a moist, perfectly soft, buttery vanilla cake. Then there’s a layer of juicy peaches, cinnamon streusel topping, and a drizzle of vanilla glaze.

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Before You Begin…

As always with baking, get your oven preheating and then pull out the butter to start softening and the buttermilk to come to room temperature. Then get started on the cinnamon streusel topping first.

What Do I Need for Peach Coffee Cake?

All of the ingredients for this recipe are straightforward, pantry and fridge staples except for the peaches. Grab those fresh juicy peaches, and here is what else you will need…