Holiday Cookie Countdown: Sunflower Brittle

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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. … [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 … [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]