(Don’t have a smoker?  No problem!  You can make this recipe on the grill, as well.) Sometimes when you think smoker recipes, your mind goes straight to big expensive cuts of meat and a minimum 12 hour time commitment.  I love smoking pork tenderloin because you don’t have to plan a day in advance; it only…

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So last week, I posted all about the Boise and Salt Lake City portions of my big summer vacation and today, it’s all about Cache Valley. I grew up in Logan and lived there until I went to college. My parents still live there and I love going back…it’s a special little place, unlike anything…

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So if you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that my kids and I recently spent a couple of weeks visiting my family in Utah. I grew up there (in Logan, then I went to college in Provo), but it’s been a few years since I’ve been back and even longer since my kids have,…

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Rice Krispie treats are everyone’s favorites.  A staple for just about any event from parties to family nights.  But not all rice krispie treats are created equal!  We love them so much we have an entire section of our index dedicated to them.   Everything from Toasted Coconut-Lime to Smore’s and Salted Caramel. Today’s recipe is probably…

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If you follow me on Instagram, you probably know that I’ve been visiting friends and family in Utah and Idaho. It’s funny because I lived here for 27 years before I moved to Louisiana and I think I’ve crammed everything I did in those 27 years into the last 10 days. We’ve been busy adventuring….

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If you’re looking for the perfect Cafe Rio Copycat Creamy Tomatillo Dressing, look no further. This is the place. There are millions of recipes out there for this type of thing and a lot of the good ones call for fresh tomatillos. However, after experimenting quite a bit, I decided, in this instance, I didn’t…

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This Tandoori Chicken Recipe was originally published in our cook book “Savoring the Seasons.”  I developed the recipe especially for that book and honestly I haven’t made it in years!  But lately I have been hearing from so many people that it is one of their family’s favorites so I figured it was time to…

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It feels like every few months there’s a new trending super food and lately I’ve been seeing Turmeric everywhere.  I can’t make any claims to the many health benefits of this popular Indian spice, but I do love to cook with it!  Turmeric comes from rhizome of a plant of the ginger family, and while the…

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First things first–if you haven’t checked out our summer meal plan, head over HERE and read all about it! Because if you’re meal planning or grocery shopping today, you definitely need this! Secondly…happy 4th of July week, y’all! If you’re in the United States, that probably means cookouts, potlucks, lots of fun in the sun,…

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Isn’t it weird how summer is somehow the laziest and also the busiest time of year? Late nights, traveling, houseguests, sports, camps, swim lessons, competitions–it’s glorious and exhausting. Throw in the fact that it’s eleventy billion degrees outside and, at least for my family, all those factors lead to a whole lot of nights at…

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Angel food cake is one of those things I really only buy when I’m trying to eat lighter- because let’s be honest, most things I would make with angel food cake would be even better with regular cake or pound cake.  Store bought angel food cake tends to lack flavor and be spongy in texture…

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If you’ve never made Chimichurri Sauce, it needs to be on your must-make list asap!  Chimichurri is a popular South American (primarily Argentine) sauce- you can basically think of it as Latin Pesto.  Instead of parmesan and basil, we’ve got parsley, cilantro and lime juice.  It’s pulsed together with fresh garlic and olive oil and…

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