I don’t know about you guys, but summer is wonderful and crazy busy and also so very hot that by the time dinner rolls around, I basically want to sit in a bathtub filled with ice water and hide from my children. Since that’s not a logistical possibility most of the time, here are some…

5 Recipes for When It's Too Hot to Cook
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If you haven’t discovered the beauty of frittatas, it’s definitely something you should explore.  They are the ultimate clean-out-the-fridge meal with endless variations.  It’s kind of like an omlette, if you could make 6-8 omelets at one time and have the oven to most of the work.  Basically you can add any variety of fillings, including…

Frittata Recipe
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Apparently tomorrow is the 4th of July, which is hilarious because it was just January. If you’re looking for the perfect Independence Day dessert, we’ve got you covered–these little single serving Berry Cream Tarts come together in just a few minutes, can mostly be made ahead of time, and look super impressive even though they’re crazy easy,…

Easy Berry Cream Tarts
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I was making an appointment over the phone today and they said something about being closed next week for the holiday and I had to frantically run over to my calendar because I had no idea what holiday they could be talking about. When I got there and flipped the page I thought, “What the heck-…

Patriotic Eats
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Next week might be Independence Day in the United States, you know, where we celebrate our Independence from Mother England. But. It’s also kind of the mother of all cookout holidays. And while there will always be room for traditional favorites, this twist on traditional coleslaw is one of the best things I’ve made all…

Charred Pepper Slaw
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My sweet kiddo turned 7 yesterday and was begging for a “Polar Pizza” he’s seen on giant posters in the windows of Baskin-Robbins.  It’s basically a giant cookie with ice cream on top and some toppings and I knew I could do a homemade version that would kick that Polar Pizza’s behind.  This kid is…

Peanut Butter Strawberry Ice Cream Cookie Pizza
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We have a lot of compound butters on the blog–on the sweet side, we have this orange-berry butter, maple cinnamon butter and THE BEST honey butter you’ll ever have in your life, and on the savory there’s this garlic butter with lemon and feta and jalapeño-lime butter. But I realized we don’t have a simple garlic butter…

Garlic-Parmesan Compound Butter
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Lots of you know I kind of collect unique kitchen appliances.  I’ve shared lots of them in my Instagram feed and mentioned them here and there and people are constantly sending emails and messages with questions so I thought it would be fun to start a series to share some of my favorites!  These are…

How to Make Hawaiian Shave Ice
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Two weeks ago, I kept saying to people, “I can’t believe this is June in Louisiana!” It was warm, even a little hot, but it wasn’t overwhelming or stifling. There was a breeze, the humidity was low, and it really was very pleasant.  I spoke too soon. Last week, we went from gorgeous summer weather…

Creamy Cucumber Salad
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Father’s Day kind of crept up on us this year! If you’re looking for some last-minute gift or menu ideas, we’ve got a few for you–if you have Amazon Prime, you can still use rush shipping (or just find these gifts locally.) If your summer has been as crazy as mine, keep in mind that Father’s…

Father's Day Roundup
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Summer is here and that means before you know it the grocery stores and roadsides will be full of fresh corn on the cob.  One of my most favorite summer corn recipes is Elote, or Mexican style corn on the cob.  (Well there’s a post in need of a Flashback Friday.  I’ll have to rephotograph…

Mexican Street Corn Salad
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So I had something else planned for today, but on Saturday night, I posted a picture of my trip to Target when I was shopping for my baby girl who’s turning 10 today and got a huge response–tons of questions and emails and requests for a gift guide. It’s funny because I was having such…

Tween Girl Gift Guide
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