You people are funny, ya know that? Kate and I get a kick out of trying to read our audience. We think we have you pegged and know the kinds of things that are going to excite you but every once and a while you throw us a curve ball. Some times we’ll spend weeks…

{baked} Chipotle Beef Taquitos
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You’re probably gagging just a little as you read this. Hear me out. I had this syrup at a bed and breakfast once and promptly came home to recreate it.  This is pure evil and so incredibly delicious that you’ll never go back to Aunt Jemima. I suppose that’s not an entirely fair comparison because…

Buttermilk Caramel Syrup
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We sometimes call this “Inside-Out” pizza too. They’re garlicky, cheesy little pizza dough balls filled with all of the yummy toppings you’d put on a pizza. To eat, just pop one off and dunk it in marinara sauce. Don’t you love finger food? And don’t you love dunking things? I suppose regular pizza is finger…

Stuffed Pizza Rolls
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So while we were in Seattle, we went to the wedding of my husband’s younger brother. My mother-in-law and sister-in-law did all the flowers and they were absolutely gorgeous. See? Now…at the wedding reception, the limes and lemons in the tall vases were fun and whimsical and colorful, but after the bride and groom drove…

Lemon Cupcakes
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Hey, everybody! After a sunburn, a wedding, waaaaaaaaaaay too much time on an airplane with a toddler seemingly possessed by Satan, and a week’s worth of too little sleep and too much fun, I am BACK from this: and this: and this: to this: That’s okay, though. There’s no place like home, even though I…

Sweet and Savory Coconut Rice
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These beef skewers take some time to marinade, but they’re pretty quick to throw together and SO flavorful.  The marinade is centered around fresh orange zest and juice and then flavored with some every day pantry ingredients.  To start, Zest your orange and add all of the zest to the bowl. (Don’t forget your microplane!) Then cut…

Orange Thai Beef Skewers
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I figured since it’s Friday, we’d actually get something to EAT today! (Or drink rather, but you get the idea. It goes in your mouth, not on your head or face 🙂 And a smoothie sounded rather spa-ish, wouldn’t you agree? When I asked you to tell me your favorite flavor/scent from Southern Alchemy the…

Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie
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If you’re here for the first time today, this post is part of a week long spa feature. Check here for more info, and don’t forget to enter to win some great spa products! I mentioned in my facials post that I came across some pretty nasty stuff when researching what people like to use…

Spa in the Kitchen: Hair Treatments
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If you’re here for the first time today, this post is part of a week long spa feature. Check here for more info, and don’t forget to enter to win some great spa products! Of all the homemade beauty treatments in the world, sugar scrubs are my favorite. Maybe it’s because I have such a…

Spa in the Kitchen: Sugar Scrubs
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This post is part of a week long spa feature. Other posts include: Sugar Scrubs Hair Treatments Super Smoothie My cute friend Emily introduced me to homemade facial treatments at one of our annual Girls Weekends a few years ago. I wasn’t sure about slathering the colorful goo on my face, but once I saw…

Spa in the Kitchen: Facials
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There is something about diner food, or even the suggestion of diner food, that seems to have magical powers over people. One morning a few months ago, I was watching Gilmore Girls and Lorelai and Rory ate some particularly delectable-looking burgers and fries at Luke’s Diner. That night, I was out with some friends and…

Diner-Style French Fries (and Fry Sauce)
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Cinnamon Rolls are a favorite in our house. We seem to always get the cravings on Sunday afternoons, so after church when we’re all home being lazy, I’ll often whip up a batch. There have been lots of times where I would have loved to make them for breakfast, but who wants to get up…

Overnight Cinnamon Rolls
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