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Fancy Feature of the Week – Mario Badescu Facial Spray

*By: Linz Bordner* If you looking for a great facial spray to give your skin that dewy look or a boost of hydration, look no further than Mario Badescu Facial Spray. I have been using this facial spray for a few years and it’s definitely a product I would recommend for 3 reasons: it’s an…

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Culinary Crash Course Series – Pantry, Refrigerator, and Freezer Essentials

*By: Linz Bordner* Photo: Jason Leung What foods we stock in our kitchen may be a matter of palate and repertoire and essentially, not at all created equal among households. As we know, life can get hectic and maybe you didn’t have time to make a grocery store run after work or didn’t meal plan…

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This Could Be the Best Fried Chicken Sandwich Ever!

*By: Linz Bordner* Photo: Ryan Bordner A fried chicken sandwich isn’t something I would instinctively choose on a menu. I tend to lean toward more healthier options, but sometimes you just have to dive in at the deep end. And let’s face it, a fried chicken sandwich just screams comfort food and a day’s worth…

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Carrot Cake with a Twist

*By: Linz Bordner* Photos: Linz Bordner Easter is the perfect time for carrot cake. It is also one of the most popular cakes for birthday celebrations. My favorite part, of course, is the luscious cream cheese frosting. This recipe adds a little twist and incorporates melted white chocolate and orange juice into the frosting which…

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Fancy Feature of the Week: Kai Fragrance

*By: Linz Bordner* I first discovered the Kai fragrance when I was at a party and a female acquaintance was wearing this wonderful and intoxicating scent. I was extremely drawn to it, so instead of weirdly following her around, I asked her what that amazing smell was that she was wearing and she said “Kai.”…

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Souper Sundays – Lamb and Red Wine Stew

*By: Linz Bordner* With St. Paddy's Day coming up, I thought this stew would be fitting for the last installment of 'Souper Sundays'. Chunks of lamb meat and red wine give this stew a rich and hearty flavor. Add an array of vegetables and herbs, and you'll have a St. Paddy’s Day feast fit for…

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Souper Sundays – Tikka Masala Soup

*By: Linz Bordner* By: Linz Bordner Tikka Masala is a staple Indian dish you may have heard of before. Juicy pieces of chicken are simmered in a cream-based sauce with an array of fragrant spices added. Garam masala blend includes key spices such as black pepper, dried chilies, cinnamon, cardamom, and coriander, which gives the…

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“Oh Fitness, Where Art Thou?” – An Essay About Finding Your Way Back to “You”

*By: Linz Bordner* Photo: Dylan Alcock When my sisters approached me about working together on a blog focused on fitness, fashion, and food, my initial thoughts were: What is a blog? And how would I contribute to the fitness aspect? I wasn’t doing anything out of the ordinary and was lucky enough to get 20…

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Souper Sundays – Coconut Curry Soup with Chicken, Chickpeas, and Hearty Greens

*By: Linz Bordner * This week's Souper Sunday feature is Coconut Curry Soup. Chicken, chickpeas, hearty greens, and an array of Thai spices make this soup extra healthy and delicious! It is also super easy to make and will take you about 30 minutes total. We like to serve with warmed pita bread for delightful…

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Souper Sundays – Zuppa Toscana (Tuscan Soup)

By: Linz Bordner Zuppa Toscana is one of my favorite Souper Sunday soups. Bacon, sausage, potatoes, and kale make this soup so flavorful and filling. Spicy sausage and red pepper flakes give it some kick, however if your not a fan of spicy, then substitute regular sausage and omit the flakes. Photo: Linz Bordner Ingredients:…