This is an at-home version of a beloved restaurant dish at local Idaho chain, Smokey Mountain Pizza.  If you’re ever in town, grab a bite over there, they’ve got lots of great food!  My husband worked there in high school and it’s one of the first places we went when I made my first trip…

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If you are starting to get an abundance of garden vegetables, cucumbers in particular, this recipe for refrigerator pickles is a great way to preserve them! They can be eaten right away, but after a few weeks, they are tangy and flavorful but still maintain their crunch! Read more after the recipe. blast from the…

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If you’ve visited Hawaii, you’ve probably had a plate lunch, which was probably served with Hawaiian Macaroni Salad. This recipe is not too sweet, quick and easy, and perfect for serving all summer long. Read more about it after the recipe! my hawaiian macaroni salad love story I have a long-standing love affair with Hawaii,…

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These Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies are incredibly simple to make with only 6 ingredients, and no flour or butter required!  But don’t be fooled by their simplicity- this flourless peanut butter cookie recipe is a major contender for your favorite cookie recipe yet- they turn out with lightly crisp edges and soft centers.  You may…

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Flank steak has been a staple in my house since I was a kid.  It does especially well in a marinade, which both tenderizes and flavors.  For summer months it’s fantastic on the grill, or you can always pop it under your broiler inside. This simple marinade takes just minutes to mix up from normal…

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If you have a little extra time on your hands and are looking for a fun baking project, these New York-Style Bagels will hit the spot! Be sure and use bread flour and don’t skip the boiling step–they’re both essential for authentic bagels with a satisfying chew. Be sure and read more after the recipe…

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This deli-style whipped cream cheese is light, fluffy, perfectly spreadable, and delicious plain or customized just about any way you can imagine it! Keep scrolling after the recipe to learn more! Have you ever noticed that foods you loved when you were younger just aren’t the same when you get older? As a kid and…

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Pizzookies are little individual servings filled with warm gooey chocolate cookie and ice cream.  We love topping our Pizzookie with chocolate and/or caramel sauce for a knock-your-socks-off dessert that’s fancy enough for company and easy enough for a casual family treat. They can be made with 100% store-bought short cuts, or you can make any…

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Simple, Italian style pizza sauce has a light texture with chunks of bright tomatoes and a very short ingredient list that really lets each one shine.  Paired with our Neapolitan Style Pizza Dough, found here,  it’s perfect for re-creating your favorite brick-oven restaurant pizzas at home.   In Naples, this style of pizza is known for…

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This Skillet Blackberry Cobbler is a delicious way to use up seasonal berries with a handful of pantry and refrigerator staples! Read more about it after the recipe. Fun fact about me: apparently my favorite fruit-flavored thing is blackberry. I make a mean version of a Dirty Diet Coke with blackberry syrup instead of coconut….

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First of all, before we get into the 8 must-know recipes for kids, Sara and I want to thank you from the VERY BOTTOM of our heart for your response to Giant Cookie Week last week! We were stunned by the response…seeing all your cookies and creativity and families made us SO happy and reminded…

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First of all, congratulations to Jamie H.! She’s our winner from Snickerdoodle Day yesterday! We have made it to the final day of our Giant Cookie Bake-Along!  If you’re sad we’re nearing the end–don’t worry.  We actually have more giant cookies up our sleeves, but we’re saving them for a fun holiday event later this…

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