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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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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