Root Beer Pulled Pork

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Holy 100 degree heat, folks. It has been so hot and humid in my neck of the woods, I don't want to get within a 10-foot radius of an oven or a grill. You can only make sandwiches so many days in a row for dinner, so that left me in a conundrum when we hit our eighth day of record temps last … [Continue reading]

Summer Tortellini Salad

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My friend Melissa posted a pic of this salad on Facebook last week and it's all I could think about. So colorful. So tasty. So easy to prepare. And the fact that I can throw it together during nap time and stick in in the fridge; then pull out a cool dinner after a 100+ degree baseball game makes it … [Continue reading]

Oven-Roasted Ratatouille

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This is one of the prettiest side dishes I've ever made. It's also one of the cheapest, because summer veggies are so cheap right now (or free, if you … [Continue reading]

Orange Creamsicle Milkshakes

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When I was a kid, the "Ding-Ding Man" drove around in his ice cream truck every summer afternoon. He earned his nickname for the silver bell he dinged … [Continue reading]

Root Beer Float Milkshakes

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Confession: Sometimes I sit in the car with my kids, driving them to one of their bazillion activities, and think do you ever stop talking? Because … [Continue reading]

Red, White & Blue Lemonade

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Holy firecrackers, this stuff is good. It's like liquid crack with a patriotic twist. I doubled the recipe and made a big pitcher of it on Sunday. I … [Continue reading]

No-Bake Scotcheroo Bars

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When you say it out loud, the combination sounds sorta weird -- chocolate, butterscotch and peanut butter? It seems like too many competing flavors, … [Continue reading]

Luscious Glazed Lemon Sheet Cake

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This is some good stuff, kids. If you're looking for something to bring to a party, potluck or church event, or maybe just looking for a delish … [Continue reading]

Copycat Chicken Lo Mein

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My hoodlums kids have this routine when we eat lo mein from our local Chinese takeout joint. They hold a forkful of noodles high over their head and … [Continue reading]

Magnolia Banana Pudding

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There is a bakery in New York City that I try to hit every time I go. Magnolia Bakery was one of the original bakeries to start the cupcake craze, but … [Continue reading]