It wasn’t long ago that I noticed a humble little cookie taking over the internet.  These Salted Chocolate Chunk Shortbread by Alison Roman (from her new book, Highly Cookable Recipes) were popping up everywhere and while they looked delicious, I couldn’t figure out why.  Haven’t people ever had chocolate chip shortbread?  What’s all the hype…

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I’ve never really been a big fan of traditional broccoli salad. I have this weird thing where I don’t like cheddar cheese in pre-dressed salads, especially ones with mayonnaise-based dressings. I also am not super keen on the mayonnaise-and-sugar dressing; many recipes I’ve seen call for nearly equal parts mayo and sugar. And then I…

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Every once and a while something comes up that I assume everyone make and eats, but then you mention it (or serve it) to someone and you get a “What the whaaaa??”  and you realize a huge portion of the population is missing out on something amazing.  (Like Muddy Buddies.)  Strawberries with sour cream and…

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There was a time in my life when the thought of any kind of fruit-based salsa was appalling to me (I know, that opens up the whole “is tomato a fruit?” debate, but I’m still scarred from the 2016 election, so I’m not prepared to delve into something that has to potential to be even…

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Our Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos are arguably one of the most popular recipes on this site.  Years ago, I set out to make a breakfast version (in my never-ending quest to invent ways to eat Latin food for every meal of the day) and these Baked Breakfast Taquitos were born.  They’re filled with a flavorful…

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If Mother’s Day kind of gives you heart palpitations, I totally get it. It’s a well-intentioned holiday rife with feelings–good and not so good–that only seems to get complicated as I get older. So. We’re here to make things a little easier for you. And since Teacher Appreciation seems to go right along with Mother’s…

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Flowers are blooming, sun is shining, and spring is in full swing where I live!  I created this Honey Lemon Vinaigrette recipe specifically for spring and summer salads full of fresh fruit, like juicy berries or peach slices.  It’s naturally sweetened with honey and fresh lemon juice and zest gives it a really bright flavor.  Are you…

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As all you long-time readers know, we absolutely love limes around here. You’ll also probably know that Brazilian Lemonade is my favorite drink in the whole world. So yeah, this key lime pie (and tarts, if you prefer)? It’s pretty much Brazilian Lemonade as a pie. The pie itself only has 4 ingredients and is…

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I’m sure you’ve candied all the standard candied-nut varieties, but have you ever tried candied pistachios??  I was working on a new salad recipe the other day and I bought some pistachios to toss in there and since I pretty much always default to sugar-coating my salad ingredients the thought occurred to me that I…

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I’ve talked a few times about my love for meats and sauerkraut (actually, for me, the meat is more like a sauerkraut delivery device since eating sauerkraut directly from the jar seems to be kind of socially unacceptable). We have this recipe for Sausage and Sauerkraut and this one for Crock Pot Pork Roast with Sauerkraut…

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Brunch is hands down my favorite meal and something about spring time and Mother’s Day makes me feel like it should be happening a lot.  It’s also one of my go-to entertaining ideas when I host baby or wedding showers.  Below you’ll find a Choose-your-own-adventure style brunch menu, where I list a manageable number brunch recipes…

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On Easter morning I had planned to make orange rolls from our Savoring the Seasons cook book, but I found myself out of yeast and had to come up with a back-up plan.  I love orange rolls and for some reason I associate them with things like spring time and Easter and Mother’s Day and…

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