2020, am I right? Somehow, we’re heading back to school (in some way or another!) and monster cookies seem to be what we all need right now. These Flour-Free Monster Cookies come from the AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate Family Baking eZine, which has amazing, family-friendly recipes like this to help bring your family together! You can see what…

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So I survived my first week of kids in the classroom. During a pandemic. With some technology issues. I had a dream last night that I was back in college and I realized I hadn’t been to math all semester, which pretty sums up how I’m feeling right now. 😂😭. It’s okay. I’m adjusting to…

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So we’ll get to Italian Beef Stew with Noodles soon. Here’s a picture to keep you excited. In case you missed my little announcement on Instagram the other day, I have accepted a job teaching 7th grade ELA (English Language Arts) at my daughter’s middle school. No, OBB isn’t going anywhere. Sara and I have…

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Mexican Style Street corn is a simple dish to prepare at home.  You can find different variations, but it generally involves a slathering of mayonnaise, crumbled Mexican cheese, chili powder and fresh lime juice. In this version, I ease preparation by mixing the seasonings right into the mayo, along with a little sour cream to…

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This easy summer dessert comes together in just minutes! Fresh seasonal stone fruit is caramelized in a skillet with a light cinnamon-spiced brown sugar caramel and served over cool creamy ice cream.  Caramelized Skillet Stone Fruit requires just 5 ingredients and highlights all the best part of fresh summer fruit. This post was sponsored by…

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Crispy, tender, salty, flavorful,  baked zucchini fries.   They’re a perfect little appetizer, side dish for sandwiches, or even a great after school snack. They’re inexpensive, virtually guilt free, and a totally painless way to get your veggies.  Try them with you favorite veggie dip, or with our Buttermilk Ranch or homemade Pizza Sauce! How to…

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Despite the commonly-used name, these easy cookies aren’t necessarily a direct copycat of the crispy cookie we all know, but rather an homage to the idea of creamy white frosting sandwiched between chocolate cookies.  In this easy, shortcut recipe, soft fudgy cookies are filled with fluffy buttercream in this all-time family favorite! How to Make…

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Oh, hey, there. To quote my new best Instagram friend Leslie Jordan, “What are y’all doin’?” It’s been a crazy couple of months. I feel like we need a check-in. I shared an updated version of one of my favorite dinners–our Beef & Green Bean Stir-Fry–but I also wanted a little discussion about how we’re…

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I love stir fries on busy weeknights and during the dead of summer and this beef and green bean stir-fry is no exception! Loaded with veggies and lean protein, we guarantee your family will love it, too! (Read more about it after the recipe.)   blas from the past to when my 8-year-old was a…

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Classic Strawberry Shortcake gets tropic twist with my Strawberry-Lime Shortcakes with Coconut Cream!  The sweet strawberries are tossed with fresh lime juice and spooned over angel food or pound cake.  The whipped cream is spiked with coconut flavoring and the whole thing is sprinkled with toasted coconut chips.  Refreshing, delicious, and unique- you’ll love my…

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A quintessential summer salad featuring any favorite grilled meat- designed to use up leftover BBQ!  Try it with thin sliced steak, chunks of chicken, or even pulled pork. We like to have BBQ chicken/steak/pork and corn on the cob one night for dinner, and then make a little extra to throw this salad together the…

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Sensation Salad Dressing is a classic Louisiana recipe (as is the Sensation Salad–if you want to try that out, check the recipe notes!). Bright and lemony, it’s a garlicky vinaigrette loaded with Romano cheese and freshly cracked black pepper that’s not quite Italian or Caesar. Toss your favorite greens in it or use it as…

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