If you’re looking for the perfect Cafe Rio Copycat Creamy Tomatillo Dressing, look no further. This is the place. There are millions of recipes out there for this type of thing and a lot of the good ones call for fresh tomatillos. However, after experimenting quite a bit, I decided, in this instance, I didn’t…

Cafe Rio Copycat Creamy Tomatillo Dressing
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This Tandoori Chicken Recipe was originally published in our cook book “Savoring the Seasons.”  I developed the recipe especially for that book and honestly I haven’t made it in years!  But lately I have been hearing from so many people that it is one of their family’s favorites so I figured it was time to…

Tandoori Chicken Recipe
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It feels like every few months there’s a new trending super food and lately I’ve been seeing Turmeric everywhere.  I can’t make any claims to the many health benefits of this popular Indian spice, but I do love to cook with it!  Turmeric comes from rhizome of a plant of the ginger family, and while the…

Indian Turmeric Rice
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First things first–if you haven’t checked out our summer meal plan, head over HERE and read all about it! Because if you’re meal planning or grocery shopping today, you definitely need this! Secondly…happy 4th of July week, y’all! If you’re in the United States, that probably means cookouts, potlucks, lots of fun in the sun,…

Patriotic Dipped Ice Cream Sandwiches
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Isn’t it weird how summer is somehow the laziest and also the busiest time of year? Late nights, traveling, houseguests, sports, camps, swim lessons, competitions–it’s glorious and exhausting. Throw in the fact that it’s eleventy billion degrees outside and, at least for my family, all those factors lead to a whole lot of nights at…

Summer Simplified collage
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Angel food cake is one of those things I really only buy when I’m trying to eat lighter- because let’s be honest, most things I would make with angel food cake would be even better with regular cake or pound cake.  Store bought angel food cake tends to lack flavor and be spongy in texture…

Homemade Angel Food Cake
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If you’ve never made Chimichurri Sauce, it needs to be on your must-make list asap!  Chimichurri is a popular South American (primarily Argentine) sauce- you can basically think of it as Latin Pesto.  Instead of parmesan and basil, we’ve got parsley, cilantro and lime juice.  It’s pulsed together with fresh garlic and olive oil and…

Chimichurri Sauce on Steak
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If you follow my Instagram, you might have noticed that last week, I was in Savannah, Georgia (you can still check out my stories under the “travel” section if you want to see some little highlights of the trip!) My daughter and I were there for the National Beta Convention where she had qualified to…

Our Best Bites Travel: Savannah, Georgia
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First of all, you may have noticed that Sara and I have slowed down on our post frequency over the last couple of weeks. This is for a couple of reasons. We’ve been at this whole blogging thing for a long time. 10 years. The toddlers we had when we started this are now teenagers…

well done dad I'm awesome
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SUMMER.  Long days, warm nights, crickets chirping, stars shining, tan lines, play time, and ICE CREAM.  At our house homemade ice cream happens all summer long.  My kids even know how to make a very simple ice cream base now and can do it themselves with just a little supervision.  It’s something fun to keep…

Homemade Chocolate Waffle Cones
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I’ve been making this recipe for Teriyaki Chicken Salad Sandwiches ever since my sister brought it to a bridal shower (I can’t say how long ago it was without feeling old, and I can’t say “a number of years ago” without sounding old, so we’ll just say “awhile back.”) One thing I love about it…

Teriyaki Chicken Salad Sandwiches
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First of all- Father’s Day is around the corner!  If you haven’t grabbed anything for Dad yet, we LOVE our new Grill Boxes in the Shop!  Check them out here, as well as the best price ever on our 4-bottle Box Sets.  Two great deals not to miss!  Speaking of special occasions, I had a…

Lemon-Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake
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