Holiday Cookie Countdown: Sunflower Brittle

When I'm working on this series, I always envision a big cookie tray. And I think, what else can I put on this tray to give it a new color/texture? … [Continue reading]

Holiday Cookie Countdown: Peanut Butter Truffle Bark

If you have a chocolate-peanut butter lover in your life, I have the holy grail of holiday treats for you. Swoon. I happen to bleed chocolate … [Continue reading]

Holiday Cookie Countdown: Vanilla Toffee Icebox Cookies

Holy moly. This cookie is so much more than the sum of its humble parts. I mean, six ingredients? Dump and stir? This is definitely the easiest … [Continue reading]

Holiday Cookie Countdown: White Chocolate Cranberry Pudding Cookies

It's the most wonderful time of the year! (Nevermind that my last post was in July and I literally have no idea where the time has gone...) BUT if … [Continue reading]

Root Beer Pulled Pork

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. … [Continue reading]

Summer Tortellini Salad

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 … [Continue reading]

Oven-Roasted Ratatouille

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

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

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

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]