As you have probably deduced, both Sara and I really like to make our own salad dressings. A lot of times when I’ve made a salad dressing for the consumption of people that do not include my husband and children, people look at me like I’m smoking crack. “You make your own dressing?” they ask,…

World's Best Zesty Blue Cheese Dressing
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Kate threw me for a loop on Friday when she posted Pizzookies instead of the pizza that was on our calender. You see I already had planned this chocolate chip cookie-ish treat for today. So I quickly scrambled through my files to see if I had any other posts all ready to go. Why? Because…

Gooey Cookie Pie Bites
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Okay, so for those of who were scandalized by my use of artificial vanilla flavoring in the Snickerdoodle Ice Cream recipe are about to REALLY keel over when you see what I’m about to post. But before I show you what I’ve done, can’t we all just agree that sometimes all you need is some…

Pizzookies
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I love dinner salads. I mix up everything I eat anyway, so the idea of combining the main dish, the salad, and the veggie sides all onto one plate and smothering them with yummy tasting sauce seems like a natural thing to do. And even though I’m still eating a whole meal, I feel better…

Chili-Lime Steak Salad
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So I’ve been envisioning this cupcake for a long time now. And I know it’s not springy everywhere–heck, it’s not even springy here right now! We started out the week in the 80s and now we’re back in the 30s. But I guess that means I now want springtime cupcakes more than ever! I tried…

Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes
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This is a quick and easy wet rub that’s great on steaks. I’ve already shared my love of flank steak, (read all about it here) so that’s what I generally use this on, but it’s also great on other cuts of meat. Some of our favorites are tenderloin, NY strip, and tri-tip. Wet rubs are…

Lime-Chili Rubbed Steak
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If you have never made your own tomato soup, you should really try it. It’s so easy and the final product is so flavorful I promise you’ll be licking the bowl.  This one combines a combo of both canned and sun-dried tomatoes and it also includes some reduced-fat cream cheese which instantly makes it rich…

Creamy Tomato Soup
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One of the perks of living in the South is Blue Bell ice cream. When we first moved here, I kept seeing it in the store and kept thinking, “Who do they think they are to be asking upwards of $7 for a 1/2 gallon of ice cream?!” Granted, you can almost always find it…

Snickerdoodle Ice Cream
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Everyone has their ultimate cookie. Some like them soft and gooey, some like them thin and crispy, I like mine soft but chewy: crisp on the outside, soft in the center with a nice chewy texture. Cookies have different results in different conditions (altitude, humidity, etc.) so it’s not a bad idea to try a…

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
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A few years ago, Cooking Light did an entire series of a-maz–ing banana breads. I’m sad to say that I haven’t even tried them all yet because a) I love the Classic Banana Bread and the Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread so much and b) my kids go through bananas so fast that I rarely have…

Chocolate Swirled Banana Bread {and Classic Banana Bread}
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So, croutons. I’m a crouton girl. Sometimes I eat a salad just so I can put croutons on it. The same goes for homemade ranch dressing. So sometimes I forego the vegetable part all together and just dip croutons in ranch. Cutting out the middle man, ya know? I also love fresh croutons on hot…

Sourdough Garlic-Herb Croutons
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We’ve had a lot of people ask us about different kinds of flour, what they’re used for, and if you need to get really wild and have all these different types of flour in your house. Normally, I’m an all-purpose flour kind of girl; if a recipe calls for something different, I usually ditch the…

Flour Facts
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