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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I’ve been on a skewers kick lately. I think we’ve established the fact that food on a stick is fun, and skewers are great because you can get a whole little meal proportioned out in single servings. Don’t be scared by the word “Indian” (admit it, some of you are!) This is every day stuff…

Indian-Spiced Pork Skewers
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  I figured heck, why not extend garden week just one more day?! I know most of you probably don’t grow your own corn, but it’s peak season right now in farmers markets and grocery stores so here’s a great variation from your plain ‘ol corn on the cob. Elote is a classic street food…

Elote (Mexican Corn on the Cob)
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Let me share a little secret with you. I’ve never really liked stuffed zucchini. I think it’s because every time I’ve eaten it, it’s been baked in the oven and the zucchini has that mushy, slimy texture and it’s filled with spaghetti sauce. But I like the idea of stuffed zucchini- so I thought I’d…

Grilled Stuffed Zucchini
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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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