So I have this friend Tara. Sweet, quiet, soft-spoken Tara who home schools her kids and is the person in charge of the children’s programs at our church. You know the type. Turns out she has a dark side. She and her husband sometimes watch Arrested Development and 30 Rock into the wee hours of…

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Some of you may be wondering why there is an image of Michael Scott, branch manager of Dunder Mifflen Scranton, on the beginning of this post. Well let me start by saying that this isn’t actually Sara typing, it’s her husband Eric. If you’re an avid reader of this blog you may feel like you…

No-Rise Dough {Cinnamon & Orange Rolls}
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Okay, so I think I’m about to be mocked here. I’m all Miss Foodiepants and everything, but up until about a year ago, it had never even dawned on me to put coleslaw and pickles on BBQ pork sandwiches. Seriously. I was at one of those roadhouse-style restaurants where you can pick your own steak…

BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches
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I can’t believe we’re into September already! I figure before the onslaught of comfy cozy fall food hits around here (and trust me when I tell you it’s coooommmming! I’m giddy just thinking about it) I’d post one more great burger recipe. Not that you can’t make burgers year-round, you certainly can, but there is…

Southwest Burgers
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Okay, remember our discussion of “The One” a couple of weeks ago? You know, where Sara was talking about “the one” zucchini bread? Well, I have been on the quest for “The One” coleslaw–the one to rule them all–for as long as I’ve been cooking. You know, the one for potlucks and piling atop sandwiches…

Memphis-Style Coleslaw
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We don’t usually post on the weekends, but I had to just sneak on here to share a yummy recipe I made today! I’m happy that so many of you loved the Chocolate Zucchini Bread we posted not too long ago and two of you readers made suggestions that inspired this non-chocolate version. Jana suggested…

Zucchini Bread
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Okay, this recipe goes against everything I stand for. I’m a staunch supporter of homemade pie crusts and am not a huge fan of refrigerated crescent rolls. Cooking with soda is one of those Southern traditions like eating squirrel and pickling okra that I just have a hard time getting behind. And yet…this is easily…

Easy (and Amazing!) Apple Dumplings
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I’d guess that basil is possibly the most popular herb grown at home. So I’m guessing if you have an herb garden, you’ve got fresh basil. And it would be a complete shame to have fresh basil at your disposal and not make pesto! Such a quick and easy thing and you can use it…

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I love fun summer drinks, and y’all should know that around here “drinks” always refer to non-alcoholic family friendly ones! These are modeled after traditional frozen lemonades but with a few twists. It’s a slushy orange-lemon mix perfectly sweetened and poured over a gorgeous raspberry puree. The taste is amazing and the presentation- well, just…

Raspberry-Citrus Slushies
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Okay, so have you ever just had those moments of epiphany, when you’re just sitting there and some perfectly-formed idea pops into your brain? For days, I had been mulling things over–French bread dough…garlic butter…cheese–but I just could NOT figure out the logistics of it all. And then one day, it just came to me…

Cheesy Garlic Bread Swirls
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You may have heard me talk about my recipe search for “the one.” What’s the one? It’s the recipe. The one that trumps all the others you’ve tried for that particular thing and ends your search to find the best. It’s the one that you make over and over again until the page in the…

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I know we post a lot of things that are fun to look at, but they’re not always super practical. I mean, I’m pretty sure most people don’t feel the same way about their ice cream makers that Sara and I do. Today, I wanted to post something simple like back-to-basics cookies, but with a…

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