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Note: This post is not sponsored–it’s simply an informational post in the vein of what used to be “The Scoop”–kitchen products we use and love! We frequently get asked what our favorite cookware is. Usually, the person asking is either someone who’s getting married (or buying cookware for someone who’s getting married) or someone who’s looking to replace…

Friday Favorite: Why I Love Cast-Iron Cookware
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Yes.  You read that correctly.  Someone’s about to put choc-o-late all up in your jam! It’s your basic fresh raspberry jam, with just a hint of bittersweet chocolate that makes the most amazing, rich, complex jam I’ve ever had.  Honestly one of the best things I’ve made in a while, and it’s SO easy!  This isn’t…

Raspberry Chocolate Jam
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We’ve talked before about how I love sugar cookies, but the whole extensive sugar cookie process means they pretty much never happen for me. The chilling. The rolling. The cutting. The rolling of the scraps. The decorating. The mess. The older I get, the more I’m like, “Cookies and Netflix now, please.”  Not only are…

Easy Lemon Sugar Cookies
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So you may have noticed that when we re-designed our blog, we kind of did away with The Scoop section of our blog, mostly because with the way the new site was designed, we couldn’t really have a page that didn’t show up on the main page anymore (and also because, even between the two…

Kate's PNW Trip
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Let’s just take a moment of silence and imagine ourselves eating one of these: Sweet and tart lemon glaze drips down the perfect flaky, sugar-crusted pie crust while fresh summer berries burst through. They’re magnificent, if I don’t say so myself.  I had this idea because I’m teaming up with Crisco® to help inspire home cooks…

Lemon-Glazed Berry Galettes with Cornmeal Crust
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How many of you guys are Fit Club followers?  If you don’t know what that is, we have an awesome part of this blog that we’ve dedicated to healthy living; including exercise, fitness gear, and of course- healthy recipes!  We have a whole section of our blog where you can find tons of information and…

Cauliflower Fried Rice
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I drive my husband crazy because we have three kids and probably (at least) 12 lunchboxes. I didn’t buy them all at once, but how could I possibly resist this one for my cat-obsessed daughter?? For the record, I don’t have as many for my 11-year-old son. Things like lunchboxes get a lot less exciting…

Back to School Snacks
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Earlier this summer Kate and I got to visit the Ben & Jerry’s headquarters in Burlington, Vermont.  We still need to show you pictures from that amazing trip!  In addition to copious amounts of ice cream, we had some really great food from local restaurants.  One day in particular, a giant salad was delivered and…

Grapefruit Vinaigrette
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So last week, we had one of those doozies of a day where it feels like everything kind of went all wrong. Don’t get me wrong, things could have been a million times worse (although my husband taking a chainsaw to the shin while cutting down a tree limb that took out our power was one…

Fresh Tomatillo Salsa
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One of my favorite summer dishes is these baked beans. Well. Really. It’s one of my favorite dishes year-round. Nine times out of ten, when we’re invited to a potluck, This is what I bring with the excuse that I “had a hankerin’” for them, but really, I pretty much always have a hankerin’ for them. …

Flashback Friday: Not-Too-Sweet Baked Beans
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Just a couple of days ago I tore off yet another page from the big family calendar hanging on my kitchen wall to reveal a fresh, new month.  There’s something cathartic about that process of tearing off the messy scribbles from a month finished, to reveal a pristine new one.  That simple experience gives me unexpected pleasure.  The…

Chocolate Zucchini Bundt Cake
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So I have a little confession to make: I hate grocery shopping. I hate the list-making and the meal-planning and the fridge-cleaning-outing and the actual act of grocery shopping and the money-spending (it all feels so futile when my kids would happily subsist on Ramen noodles and Dum Dums) and the loading and the unloading,…

Blueberry Salsa
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