So is anyone else finding themselves in the throes of summer craziness? Between May 30 and June 18, I will be home for exactly 3 days. And not even full days. Parts of days. Most of which involve lots of laundry and re-packing. My family and I are heading to Seattle this morning for a…

Pepperoncini Beef Sandwiches
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I have three very blue-eyed, blond-haired little boys.  People often make comments when they see me with all three of them out and about, that go something like this: “Oh look at those blue eyes!  And all that blond hair!  Just like their Mommy…”  to which I politely smile and say, yes, just like their…

Sweet Chili Cheese Cornbread
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If you guys haven’t noticed, Sara and I both have things that we just seem to love whipping up in the kitchen. Chances are if it is crafty or involves beans, cumin, and lime juice, it’s going to come from Sara. Me? I love making up soups and salad dressings (although not together because that…

Greek Salad Dressing & Marinade
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Lemon bars are one of those things like Lost and Oprah that I know, in theory, I should love, but when it comes down to it, there’s something about them that I struggle with. And it doesn’t totally make sense–shortbread? Good. Lemon? Good. Powdered sugar? Good. But my problem is those stupid eggs. I’ve mentioned…

Glazed Lemon Bars
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 This Asian BBQ Chicken recipe is always on my most-requested list! That may be because I make it so often for company. And that may be because it’s always a reliable hit. It’s one of the very first recipes I ever posted here on the blog and it was long overdue for a photo makeover! …

Asian BBQ Chicken
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You know how you read everywhere to never, ever put anything in your ear? Well, have you ever had an ear infection as an adult? It makes that rule really, really tempting to break, especially when your ear is all plugged up, even after antibiotics, steroids, yawning, plugging your nose and blowing, and jumping up…

Cheesy Garlic-Herb Bread
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Who else watches The Biggest Loser? I remember the first time they started promoting it years ago, when there was nothing like that on tv, and I thought it seemed like such a horrible idea.  Who flaunts people’s weight problems on national television for entertainment?  Do you remember that?  The idea was sort of shocking. …

Mango Quinoa Salad
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If you read our blog regularly, then you should know that we strongly believe in the “everything in moderation” principal.  One of our biggest pet peeves is when people claim we don’t post healthy food, or that they’d love to cook food from our blog but they’re on a diet or trying to eat healthy. …

How To: Cook Quinoa
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I don’t need to do a lot of explaining today since I sang my chocolate cake praises in my last post.  If you missed it, this is the cake recipe that goes with this chocolate frosting that I could eat plain from a bowl. The cake was on the cover of the “All-Time Best Recipes”…

Old-Fashioned Chocolate Layer Cake
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I’m pretty sure something biological happened to me about the same time I became a mother.  At least that’s when I remember it happening.  That was the point when I realized I couldn’t live without chocolate.   I found myself thinking about chocolate, craving chocolate, scouring my pantry for spare chocolate chips that may have…

Old-Fashioned Chocolate Frosting
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If there’s one thing we love around here it’s Latin Food.  Well, that and chocolate food.  And food with bacon in it.  And melty cheese.  And garlic.  And garlicky melty cheese with bacon on top.  And strawberries, sunshine, puppies, fresh washed laundry, soft sugar cookies, new shoes, Diet Coke, M&M’s, and world peace. But seriously,…

Cinco de Mayo ~ Latin Favorites!
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So I’ve been a mother for 6 years and 4 months now and I’ve never had breakfast in bed. As time goes on, I’m pretty okay with that–I love, love, love my husband, but most of you know about my egg aversion issues (by the way, after Sara posted her egg-blowing tutorial, my brain recovered…

Easy Potato and Bacon Breakfast Casserole
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