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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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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These rank at the top of our list when it comes to the Best Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe. We recommend scooping them large so they have time to develop buttery crisp edges and retain their soft centers.  We’ve found that everyone has their “perfect” chocolate chip cookie and since many factors (elevation, humidity, personal…

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
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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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It’s no secret that we love soups around here. And it seems like every year I find one during “soup season” that I just keep making over and over again. Right now, it’s this one. I’ve been wanting to post it for months and with all of the holiday festivities around here it kept getting…

Smokey Bean Soup with Ham and Bacon
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Now that we’ve got breakfast, dinner, and treats to give away covered, we need a quick and easy, yet sinfully delicious dessert. You know you can always count on me for that, right?? There are a million recipes out there for Molten Lava Cakes. I’ve tried tons of different ones and honestly I’ve never had…

Molten Lava Cakes
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Okay, now that it’s been established that I’m not in serious trouble for posting my slightly-nicer-than-average, Harry Potter-spoiling brother-in-law’s authentic lasagna recipe, I can go easy on the sucking up. I have made a few changes out of sheer convenience and I’m hoping if he can forgive his own wife for leaving out the Béchamel…

Part II: Peter's Lasagna
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So once upon a time, my husband and I lived close to my awesome brother-in-law Peter and his equally cool wife Stephanie. Peter lived in Italy for a couple of years and while he was there, he learned to make fabulous lasagna. Like real Italian lasagna. Now granted, I’ve been about as far out of…

Peter's Pasta and Lasagna Sauce
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