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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In the dead heat of summer, no-bake desserts are key!  This creamy dreamy no-bake cheesecake takes just minutes to prep.  A fluffy indulgent filling sits on a buttery graham cracker crust.  Serve it plain, or dress it up with fruit (red and blue for the 4th!),  chocolate, caramel, cookie crumbles… the options are endless.  This…

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I had plans to do a new recipe today, but turns out the universe also had other plans. Guys, this is the never-ending summer and I don’t know how to function anymore when I have to actually do stuff. 😅 So I wanted to share updates of one of my favorite recipes that is packed…

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I have an awesome double recipe coming up on Thursday–basically, two recipes that belong together, but can also be used separately–but just in case you haven’t seen it yet, Sara and I are running an AMAZING Camp Chef Smoker giveaway through the end of this month, so you have a week to enter! Sara and…

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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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