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…

chocolate chip cookies on cooling rack
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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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Since Valentines day is on a weekend this year, I thought a special breakfast was a necessity! Enter Double Chocolate Waffles. I still remember being a kid and having my Mom make us heart shaped toast, pink milk, and stuff like that. We love fancy breakfast days at our house, and Valentines day is the…

Double Chocolate Waffles with Berry Sauce
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As a lot of you probably know, we moved to Louisiana about a year ago. When we announced that we were moving here, we heard one of two things: 1) “Why?!” and 2) “The food there is absolutely amazing.” Actually, a lot of times we heard both. I’ll spare you the gory details of our…

Red Beans and Rice
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Warning: these peanut butter cookies have magical powers that compel you to force them into your mouth uncontrollably.   There, just had to get that part out.  I got this pb cookie recipe from my friend Tiffanie and sandwiched them together with a creamy pb filling to make them extra naughty.  Because around here, we love…

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
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