One of my favorite ways to come up with new recipes is taking one I already love and changing the flavor profile.  When it comes to sweet stuff, one of the first things I think about is what will happen if you swap out sugars.  Often times simply changing from white sugar to brown sugar…

Salted Caramel Ice Cream
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So meal subscriptions are kind of all the rage right now. When people find out that I get a meal subscription box every week, they’re kind of like, “Ummm…aren’t you supposed to be helping other people figure out what to cook?” And it’s true. I am. But dinner is hard, y’all. I know I need all the help…

Herbed Steak with Orzo Caprese Salad
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When I’ve got tomatoes from the garden I dream about allll the Caprese recipes, all the time.  My favorite way to eat a classic Caprese salad is on slices of toasted baguette, but the other day when I was picking zucchini I realized it might be the perfect size for all those scrumptious garden layers.  I…

Healthy Grilled Caprese Zucchini
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So I think I’ve shared before about how I have to be really careful about taking sleeping medication because I have a tendency to do things without realizing it, like that time when I woke up to an inbox full of Etsy notifications that I had purchased baby items (luckily I was pregnant at the time and…

Moscow Mule
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Pie.  The fall holiday season is when pies get all the attention, but I think it’s summertime where they really shine.  The abundance of fresh fruit this time of year basically begs for all the pie things.  Hand Pies, deep dish pies, crumb-topped pies, and my summer favorite- Galettes.   We have a great all-purpose pie crust…

Pastry Pie Crust
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So if you’ve been following our blog for a few years, this recipe may not feel new. That’s because it’s not. I posted this a few years ago and it got, like, zero comments. And (to be completely honest) I remember not being entirely in love with it and I didn’t love the pictures and…

Margarita-Brined Chicken Thighs
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Every summer I have crazy amounts of mint growing wild in my garden and I think, “oooh, I should make fresh mint ice cream” and so I do, and then I take a bite and remember that fresh mint ice cream kind of tastes like regular mint ice cream that someone added weeds to.  Done…

Homemade Mint Chip Ice Cream
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Okay, so this might seem like a weird thing to share on our blog. A food blog. But we’re all friends, right? I mean, some of you have been with us since the very beginning, since our oldest kids were babies and toddlers. And since we’re friends, and since friends talk about stuff, I wanted to…

6 Books to Help You Talk to Your Kids about Growing Up
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If you follow me on Instagram, you saw lots of scenes from my family’s summer vacation.  We visited a LOT of places on the East Coast!  We started in Virginia, then went to Washington D.C, Philadelphia, Upstate New York, Boston, and New York City (with some stops in between!)  It was a two week adventure…

BBQ Chicken Drumsticks
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So I’m a notorious Diet Coke drinker. I have been, like, my whole life. And I totally own it…but. But for the last year or so, I’ve been trying to scale back because artificial sweeteners make me feel awful. While it’s not a replacement for fizzy brown poison (which, let’s be clear, I still drink,…

Strawberry-Coconut Lime Spritzer
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One of my favorite recipes on the blog has been in desperate need of a little makeover… (This was taken during the infamous “Kate takes pictures on the diagonal” phase. It was a confusing time.) This Greek dressing is incredible on a big, tossed green salad, pasta salads, gyros, pitas, and wraps as well as for…

Flashback Friday: Greek Salad Dressing and Marinade
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Most of you know that if I’m not in the kitchen, you can find me in the garden.  My husband and I met while studying horticulture in college (he went into medicine and I cook for a living, funny how life takes you places, right?)  and if you follow my Instagram hashtag #SaraGardensBoise you know…

Trendy Floral Tablescapes
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