Did you all have a happy 4th?  Hopefully you ate lots of yummy food and saw lots of sparkly fireworks and all around had a great time.   Since it’s Monday I thought I’d start us off with something fun this week.  Attention, attention! You do not need an ice cream maker to make this!  It’s…

{Quick & Easy!} Creamy Fruit Freeze
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Every Sunday this month we’re going to share a “Quick Fix” meal with you. These are things that we don’t necessarily need an entire recipe and step by step photos for. It’s more of an idea of things you can throw together for a quick and delicious meal. And since we’re celebrating feta this month-…

Quick Fix: Sweet & Salty Salad Wrap
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So imagine, if you will, a hot, steamy Louisiana afternoon. I was a hot, sweaty mess from cooking, cleaning, and shopping all day for a big birthday party the next day and Sara called to tell me we’d been invited to New York City. I was SO disappointed because I knew that after the crazy…

Splits for a Cause Event, Part I
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Hello everyone!  We have had such a busy week here at OBB.  In fact, we have so much going on that we’ll probably sneak in an extra post this week to fit it all in.  First of all, thank you all so much for the well-wishes you sent my way.  We welcomed boy #3 into…

4th of July Party Food {and some announcements!}
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If you’re not linked up with us on Facebook, you may not have heard all the crazy, exciting goings-on with Sara and I right now! First and foremost, Sara had her baby on Friday–a healthy, ADORABLE, chubby and round baby boy. They’re both doing great. The other exciting thing that’s going on with us right…

Frozen Banana Split Squares
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If you’re anything like me, you have your flavors. You know what I’m talking about; the ones you spend time thinking about changing, just to be adventurous and try something new, only to panic at the last minute and go with your fall-back. It’s the reason that I’ve been ordering the teriyaki chicken burger at…

Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream
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So I kind of recently came into the possession of 40 pounds of tomatoes. Long story. Don’t ask. Blonde–ish moment. Note to self: for future reference, 40 pounds is a LOT of tomatoes. Well, these tomatoes came to me pretty much perfect, which meant that I had about 2 days to figure out what I…

Quick and Easy Herb-Butter Penne with Salmon
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It wasn’t long ago that I was saying boo to summer weather and trading my oven-free dinners and ice cream posts for fresh baked cinnamon rolls. And while it’s still nice and mild here (hallelujah!) the sun has certainly been shining and I’ve finally been feeling the season.  I know it’s already scorching hot where…

Strawberry-Watermelon Slushie {and Ice Pops!}
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So if any of you are fans of Modern Family, you probably know about Phil and Claire’s ongoing silent feud about the broken stair, right? And the fact that it never gets fixed? Well, the “broken stair” in my house is the hole in our deck that used to contain a dead tree until my…

Grilled Potatoes and Onions
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As Kate mentioned in her Caramel Cake post, this week as an ode to Father’s Day, we’re sharing signature recipes from our own fathers!  Now looking at the picture to the right that might seem strange, but stick with me here. Growing up I had no idea what a “crepe” was.  But what I did…

Tutorial: Crepes {& Smith Family Thin Cakes}
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Sara and I have dabbled in posts about our dads before (like here, here, and here), but, in light of Father’s Day being this coming Sunday, we thought we’d dedicate a whole week to recipes that remind us of our dads. Oh, by the way, Dad, happy Father’s Day! I’m a little behind on my…

Caramel Cake
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I know I know, not the most exciting topic in the world, but important none the less!  Eggs are one of the most commonly used items in cooking and baking so here are some helpful tips and tricks we’ve picked up.  Maybe some will be new to you- if you’ve got anything brilliant on the…

Kitchen Tip: Eggs
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