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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 As the temperatures heat up, I love using my slowcooker more so I don’t have to heat up my oven.  This recipe comes from my friend Robyn’s book, of Add a Pinch.  Kate and I met Robyn years ago at an event and she quickly became one of my favorite people!   Tender beef is…

Slowcooker Balsamic Beef
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I have oft opined about Wendy’s salads (and pined for those dearly departed salads that have been loved in days gone by and are no longer with us.) Like here and here. I stumbled into their new Strawberry Mango Chicken Salad recently and it’s quickly become one of my favorite fast food finds. And alas,…

Strawberry-Mango Chicken Salad (Wendy's Copycat)
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Ever since Kate shared this recipe for the best-ever Lemon Bars, people have been asking if you can make them with lime juice instead.  I finally decided to try it myself and figured if I was using lime, I may as well toss in some coconut, too!  The verdict?  To be honest, once all is…

Lime Bars with Coconut Shortbread Crust
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I went for a long time without ever trying this pancake recipe.  We actually have lots of awesome pancakes on our site, and I like different ones for different situations.  These have officially locked in their spot though, as the #1, go-to, I just need-a-classic-amazing-pancake recipe.  I can’t even find the words to tell you how…

Flashback Friday: Buttermilk Pancakes
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So a few weeks ago, I posted this Rocky Road frozen custard and talked about how fun it was to get my ice cream maker out and how I forget how much I love making homemade ice cream. And all that is true–kind of like homemade bread, the whole long, involved, super-satisfying process of making old-school…

No-Churn Cinnamon Ice Cream
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I love celebrations of patriotism in the United States.  May through July 4th is generally a time when we see American flags proudly flying extra strong and it’s one of my favorite times of the year.  It’s marked by parties and bbq’s and swimming pools as signs of the all-American summer. Memorial Day tends to…

Greek Salsa Recipe
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This time of year, our blender takes up permanent residence on the counter. We have a couple of jars and there is literally always one sitting next to the sink drying because we use them so much. Smoothies for breakfast, sometimes for lunch, too.  Snacks, protein shakes, and milkshakes at night.  We definitely love blending…

Frozen Blackberry Limeade
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Muddy Buddies. Puppy Chow. Whatever you call it, we all know it’s highly addictive. (And *gasp*, if you’ve never made them, you absolutely must–we have a recipe for the old-school version over here.) So what do you do when you’ve got a yearning for Muddy Buddies, but either a) you don’t have any Chex and…

Muddy Buddy Popcorn
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Summer is almost here and that means temps are warming up and grill season is ON!  These Orange Thai Beef Skewers have been around for a long time and every single time I make them I think about how amazing they are and how I should make them more often.  Check out the recipe, here!…

Orange Thai Beef
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So summer is right around the corner–for some of us more than others (my kids are out this week!) Which means that for families, there’s more swimming, popsicles. sleeping in, later nights, grilling, fighting, declarations of “I’m soooooo boooooored!”, and kids asking every 15 minutes if they can have a snack. So while summer is…

Kate's Summer Favorites + Giveaway!
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The name of this recipe implies it’s one of those weird healthy things where someone tries to tell you to eat this instead of an actual steak.  So let’s get one thing straight- that’s not what this is.  (However it would be amazing sitting along side an actual steak.) What we’re doing here is slicing…

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Pesto and Mozarella
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