This unique dessert tastes a little like fried ice cream bars, without any frying!  It’s a delicious mixture of rice krispies, toasted coconut and pecans and brown sugar that’s toasted in the oven with butter and then used to sandwich vanilla ice cream in the center.  It’s perfect for potlucks and family get-togethers, or simply…

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Apparently I’m reliving 2012/pregnancy lately (not LITERALLY, although I did have a dream that I was unexpectedly pregnant, which was terrifying)–a couple of weeks ago, it was my pregnancy Refrigerator Pickles. I originally shared this recipe for what I cheesily dubbed a “power smoothie” back in 2012 when I was pregnant with my youngest (who…

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If you have some overripe bananas, these banana bars with cream cheese icing are the perfect alternative to banana bread! Read more after the recipe! Anyone else feeling this? 2020 has been an, um, interesting year (“interesting is an interesting adjective,” as my dad says). Sara and I have both been sharing quite a bit…

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This Fresh Southwest Pasta Salad is my go-to whenever I need to take a dish to a party, and also a favorite summer dinner at our house.  It’s great with grilled chicken (Grilled Taco Chicken is a perfect pairing) or by itself as a one-dish dinner.  It’s so good and flavorful, packed with veggies, and…

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This is an at-home version of a beloved restaurant dish at local Idaho chain, Smokey Mountain Pizza.  If you’re ever in town, grab a bite over there, they’ve got lots of great food!  My husband worked there in high school and it’s one of the first places we went when I made my first trip…

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If you are starting to get an abundance of garden vegetables, cucumbers in particular, this recipe for refrigerator pickles is a great way to preserve them! They can be eaten right away, but after a few weeks, they are tangy and flavorful but still maintain their crunch! Read more after the recipe. blast from the…

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If you’ve visited Hawaii, you’ve probably had a plate lunch, which was probably served with Hawaiian Macaroni Salad. This recipe is not too sweet, quick and easy, and perfect for serving all summer long. Read more about it after the recipe! my hawaiian macaroni salad love story I have a long-standing love affair with Hawaii,…

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These Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies are incredibly simple to make with only 6 ingredients, and no flour or butter required!  But don’t be fooled by their simplicity- this flourless peanut butter cookie recipe is a major contender for your favorite cookie recipe yet- they turn out with lightly crisp edges and soft centers.  You may…

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Flank steak has been a staple in my house since I was a kid.  It does especially well in a marinade, which both tenderizes and flavors.  For summer months it’s fantastic on the grill, or you can always pop it under your broiler inside. This simple marinade takes just minutes to mix up from normal…

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If you have a little extra time on your hands and are looking for a fun baking project, these New York-Style Bagels will hit the spot! Be sure and use bread flour and don’t skip the boiling step–they’re both essential for authentic bagels with a satisfying chew. Be sure and read more after the recipe…

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This deli-style whipped cream cheese is light, fluffy, perfectly spreadable, and delicious plain or customized just about any way you can imagine it! Keep scrolling after the recipe to learn more! Have you ever noticed that foods you loved when you were younger just aren’t the same when you get older? As a kid and…

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Pizzookies are little individual servings filled with warm gooey chocolate cookie and ice cream.  We love topping our Pizzookie with chocolate and/or caramel sauce for a knock-your-socks-off dessert that’s fancy enough for company and easy enough for a casual family treat. They can be made with 100% store-bought short cuts, or you can make any…

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