I love fresh green beans–they may just be my favorite of all summer garden treats. To me, they taste like the very end of summer with a little hint of fall and instantly bring back memories of snapping the ends off and eating insanely ridiculous amounts of pressure-cooked, garden-fresh beans with butter, salt, and pepper….

Bacon-Wrapped Green Bean Bundles
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As much as our vegetable garden appears to be a fun family project, there’s no denying that it’s really my husband’s domain. He’s been planting and tending to a garden since he was a teenager and he loves it. He’s really the one who takes care of ours- constantly checking and pruning and feeding and…

Garden Fresh Salsa
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Are you scared of pie? Does the word “homemade pastry” make you run for the hills in fear? Do all of your previous attempts look like the result of a 2nd graders art project? If you answered yes to any or all of those then the Galette just might be the answers to your prayers….

Galette {panless pie: any flavor!}
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Ladies and gentlemen. Boys and girls. I’d like to introduce you to my new favorite potato side dish. Seriously, guys, I have made this twice in the last 2 days because they are so amazing and SO easy. I even recommended this to my sister who is not only semi-clueless in the kitchen (I can…

Garlic-Rosemary Roasted Baby Potatoes
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Grilled corn on the cob is a staple at our house, especially when we have company over because it’s generally a crowd pleaser. People are constantly asking how exactly to do it, so I’m going to show you several methods and you can pick the one that “speaks” to you! Whatever method you choose, you’ll…

How To: Grill Corn on the BBQ
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Hello hello, and happy Monday! I have been wanting to post this meal forever. Forever as in like, last summer (and in blogger-years that’s a long time!) It’s my favorite favorite favorite grilled summer meal. And that’s saying a LOT if you know how many grill recipes I post! I think pork tenderloin is really…

Pork Tenderloin with Chimichurri
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I used to never actually do anything with fresh cherries besides eat them because I didn’t own a cherry-pitter and figured that it would be way too much work to actually make anything substantial from them. But in recent years I’ve discovered that fresh cherries not only taste amazing in homemade food, but they’re pretty…

How to: Pit a Cherry
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I love stuff like this. It’s the kind of thing that every parent needs to have on brain-file so you can whip it out at a moment’s notice when the kiddos need some quality fun time. The best part is that I can almost guarantee that you have all of these ingredients in your kitchen…

Kids Week: Edible Playdough and Finger Paint
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Okay, I have a confession to make. Yeah, yeah, I’m all Miss I-Do-This-Whole-Food-Blogging-Thing and I really do love to cook. But I hate, hate, hate (I’m THRICE using the word “hate” here) figuring out what to feed my kids for lunch. I found out I was pregnant with my son right after I graduated from…

Kids Week: Homemade Hot Pockets
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I think I speak for both Sara and myself when I say that we have been completely overwhelmed by the response to our theme this week! It’s so much fun for us to hear from all of you, especially those of you who have been lurkerlicious up until this point! However…I have to say that…

Kids Week: Hand-Tossed Ice Cream
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Nothing says kids and summer time like something frozen on a stick! Making home made popsicles totally makes me feel like a child again. I realize that if your kids are like mine and eat 27 popsicles a day that the most economical thing to do is head to Costco and buy a box of…

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A couple of years ago, my sister in law Monica shared a quick and easy dessert idea with me. She sliced up a couple of bananas, sprinkled them with a little brown sugar and cinnamon and popped them under the broiler for just a minute so the sugar caramelized and turned into a syrup-ish kinda…

Caramelized Banana Ice Cream
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