I don’t know about all of you, but after my weekend and the copious amount of calories ingested, I need some major detoxing! The only thing that sounds good right about now is a giant salad. And today is a two-for-one, so check out the post below this one for the other half to this…

Thai Peanut Noodle Salad
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I came up with this yummy salad dressing to mimic the flavors in these Thai Peanut Noodles that we love around here. Try it on the Thai Noodle Salad it’s made for, or any other Asian inspired dinner salad. It’s even great basted on chicken skewers or used as a veggie dip! Thai Peanut Salad…

Thai Peanut Dressing
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I don’t know about anyone else, but both Sara and I are so surprised at how busy we are this summer! I had all sorts of grand plans for posting some amazing 4th of July food craft, but after I left my half gallon of vanilla ice cream for my Martha Stewart-esque strawberry sorbet sundaes…

Strawberry Sorbet
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I had a total disaster while making something I had planned for today. You don’t think Kate and I have disasters? Oh, we do. You’re going to hear about mine around Christmas time (when I post the blue food that magically turned green when I cooked it against everything I tried to prevent it! )…

Star-Studded Mini Pies
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I’d like to tell you about my new best friend. Her name is Gisela. She likes Harry Potter, U2, and hot teen vampires. Okay that’s really about all I know. And I may or may not have learned it from reading her blog profile. There’s also a good chance she thinks I’m psycho for sending…

Chicken-Bacon Stuffed Pizza Rolls
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So we’re pretty much cereal-for-breakfast kind of people with the occasional “something else” thrown in for fun now and then. I’m really trying to do more “something elses,” especially little treats that can double as things I can throw into lunches and snack on while watching So You Think You Can Dance without feeling like…

Sour Cream Poppyseed Streusel Muffins
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So remember on Monday when I was complaining about how hot it is here and how I was going to be posting cool, no-cook recipes? Well, when that didn’t work for me, I decided to fight fire with fire. And so we’re getting Jambalaya. Before I moved here, I knew that like Red Beans and…

Jambalaya
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You people are funny, ya know that? Kate and I get a kick out of trying to read our audience. We think we have you pegged and know the kinds of things that are going to excite you but every once and a while you throw us a curve ball. Some times we’ll spend weeks…

{baked} Chipotle Beef Taquitos
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You’re probably gagging just a little as you read this. Hear me out. I had this syrup at a bed and breakfast once and promptly came home to recreate it.  This is pure evil and so incredibly delicious that you’ll never go back to Aunt Jemima. I suppose that’s not an entirely fair comparison because…

Buttermilk Caramel Syrup
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So while we were in Seattle, we went to the wedding of my husband’s younger brother. My mother-in-law and sister-in-law did all the flowers and they were absolutely gorgeous. See? Now…at the wedding reception, the limes and lemons in the tall vases were fun and whimsical and colorful, but after the bride and groom drove…

Lemon Cupcakes
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I figured since it’s Friday, we’d actually get something to EAT today! (Or drink rather, but you get the idea. It goes in your mouth, not on your head or face 🙂 And a smoothie sounded rather spa-ish, wouldn’t you agree? When I asked you to tell me your favorite flavor/scent from Southern Alchemy the…

Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie
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If you’re here for the first time today, this post is part of a week long spa feature. Check here for more info, and don’t forget to enter to win some great spa products! I mentioned in my facials post that I came across some pretty nasty stuff when researching what people like to use…

Spa in the Kitchen: Hair Treatments
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