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]

No-Bake Scotcheroo Bars

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

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

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

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]