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Your Whims Wednesday #364 {And Features}

Time for another Your Whims Wednesday Party!


Here are some of my favorites from last weeks party:

Frozen Banoffee Treats by Mrs Kringles Kitchen

How to Make Flavored Salts by Looney for Food

Easy Bug Repellent Mason Jar Luminaries by Good Food and Family Fun

Pesto Chickpea Lettuce Wraps by Recipes Worth Repeating
White dish containing 4 Pesto Chickpea Lettuce Wraps sitting on a white marble table.

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Now... onto this weeks party!
 

Bacon Bone Broth BBQ Sauce

Thank you Vital Proteins for sponsoring this post so I can share the recipe for this easy and tasty bacon BBQ sauce recipe - put it on your list to make for your next summer BBQ!


I know Fourth of July was last week but it seems like there are always multiple opportunities for BBQs in the summer season.  Whether it be over at a friend's house for a big gathering or keeping things simple at home one night there is nothing like some good ole BBQ in the heat of summer! While the grill at my house just kicked the bucket (sigh) I still recently made this new recipe for bacon, bone broth BBQ sauce and it tasted so good on a basic baked chicken drumsticks recipe that I know it would be perfect for meat on a real grill as well.


Come to think of it...we didn't use a grill for our 4th of July celebration with my family either. My Dad got a smoker this year and has used it as an excuse to smoke everything possible.  I have to say though...smoked meat tastes REALLY good so I don't mind.  I let my Dad take care of the meat and I just brought my signature sangria recipe for our 4th of July party. Yummmmm


ANYWAY. Back to the BBQ sauce.  If you don't have a smoker and you don't have a grill to infuse some real smokey flavor in your meat...no worries! This BBQ sauce has enough flavor on it's own to make your BBQ meal of choice taste delicious.


Most of the flavor from this sauce comes from starting the sauce by frying up some bacon and then cooking onions IN the bacon grease and adding a few drops of liquid smoke for that smokey flavor you may be missing from a grill or smoker. Besides a ton of flavor though this sauce also packs some added health benefits from using Vital Proteins Bone Broth Collagen in it!


The best thing about this bone broth is that it is powdered so you never have to worry about an open container going bad in your fridge.  Whenever you have a recipe that calls for a lot or a little bit of bone broth (you only need 1/2 scoop for this sauce!) you just mix together the powder with water and BAM. Bone broth ready to go. Bone broth is also known for improving digestion and enhancing bone heath from the collagen in the grass-fed, pasture raised cows it is made from.


I used my BBQ sauce to marinade chicken drumsticks overnight, and then simply baked them in the oven for 45 minutes at 400 degrees F the next day.  Super simple and easy - and paired with some baked kale chips it made a very healthy and really flavorful meal!

I kept some sauce as leftovers as well and it worked great as a cold BBQ condiment on it's own for a dipping sauce.  We recently got some kohlrabi from our local CSA farm share that we made into kohlrabi fries in my air fryer and oh my gosh.  Season those fries with a little chili powder and then dip them into this sauce?! SO GOOD! It has pretty decent macros for a BBQ sauce as well: get the full nutrition facts and recipe below and let me know if you give it a try!

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Your Whims Wednesday #363 {And Features}

Time for another Your Whims Wednesday Party!


Here are some of my favorites from last weeks party:

Crab Cupcakes by Clean & Scentsible
Cute crab cupcakes with graham cracker "sand" and gummy "crabs".

DIY Color Block Wall Art by The Style Safari
DIY Colorblock Art Wall, modern art, pink and blue 3

The Best No-Churn S'mores Ice Cream by All That's Jas
Bring back summer memories with this cool version of your favorite campfire treat, no-churn s'mores ice cream! The best and only recipe you'll ever need! | allthatsjas.com | #icecream #nochurn #smores #campfire #recipe #toastedmarshmallows #grahamcrackers #chocolate #dessert #partyideas #summer

Marbling with Acrylic Paint on Candles by The Country Chic Cottage
Marbling with acrylic paint is a quick and easy way to add a gorgeous finish to a wide variety of surfaces! Here we are using Testors Marbling Medium to make painted candles that will look great in your home's decor!

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Now... onto this weeks party!
 

Your Whims Wednesday #362 {And Features}

Time for another Your Whims Wednesday Party!


Here are some of my favorites from last weeks party:

Raspberry Sorbet Spritzer by Dizzy Busy and Hungry
Raspberry Sorbet Wine Spritzer | DizzyBusyandHungry.com - So pretty, refreshing, and delicious! Perfect to serve for a summer evening gathering!

Strawberry Yogurt Bark by Drug Store Divas
This Strawberry Yogurt Bark is the PERFECT summer treat. Get the recipe at www.drugstoredivas.net. #yogurt #frozentreat #frozendessert #summerdessert

Watermelon Sugar Cookies by Family Cookie Recipes
Watermelon Sugar Cookies made easy with sugar cookies, my favorite buttercream frosting and chocolate sprinkles. Perfect for summertime picnics when you can't get enough of watermelon in any form! 

Easy Tinfoil and Sausage and Veggie Dinner by Poinsettia Drive


Lemon Scented Shortbread with Berries and Mascarpone Cheese by 5 Minutes for Mom


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Healthy Strawberry Lemon Cake

Thank you Vital Proteins for sponsoring this post so I can share the recipe for this healthy strawberry lemon cake using beauty collagen!


It's STRAWBERRY season and I can't get enough of them at the moment! You don't realize how flavorful strawberries can be until you try the first one of the new season and realize all the ones that you were eating up until this point of the year just really sucked in comparison haha. The first one I had this season was from a little produce place in New Jersey when I was visiting the beach with my parents and DANG: Jersey is called the garden state for a good reason because that was one of the best strawberries I've had my whole life!


Strawberries are delicious on their own, but throw um in a cake and they taste even better if you ask me.  Although, is anything in cake ever a bad thing??? Probably not.  Especially if it includes a sweet lemon icing glaze drizzled on top of the whole thing.  That DEFINITELY kicks it up a notch.


This cake can also kick your BEAUTY GAME up a notch because I used Vital Proteins Beauty Collagen in the recipe to add flavor, protein, and great health benefits! The beauty collagen is a blend of bovine hide collagen peptides,  hyaluronic acid, probiotics, and organic strawberry and organic lemon.  The collagen helps support the glow and tone of your skin and improves skin elasticity. 


One serving of the collagen also packs 11 grams of protein which gives this healthy strawberry cake an extra boost of protein as well! The cake has a very refreshing flavor from lemon zest and lemon juice used in the batter, but the best part is the strawberries baked on top.  When you go to bite into them they add just the perfect sweetness! 


The cake is also very low fat because I used greek yogurt instead of a bunch of butter or oil so the cake still stays moist but without the extra calories.  Full nutrition and recipe are below, I hope you have a chance to give it a try while strawberries are so yummy and fresh right now!

Nutritional Information