We have a lot of compound butters on the blog–on the sweet side, we have this orange-berry butter, maple cinnamon butter and THE BEST honey butter you’ll ever have in your life, and on the savory there’s this garlic butter with lemon and feta and jalapeño-lime butter. But I realized we don’t have a simple garlic butter…

Garlic-Parmesan Compound Butter
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Lots of you know I kind of collect unique kitchen appliances.  I’ve shared lots of them in my Instagram feed and mentioned them here and there and people are constantly sending emails and messages with questions so I thought it would be fun to start a series to share some of my favorites!  These are…

How to Make Hawaiian Shave Ice
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Two weeks ago, I kept saying to people, “I can’t believe this is June in Louisiana!” It was warm, even a little hot, but it wasn’t overwhelming or stifling. There was a breeze, the humidity was low, and it really was very pleasant.  I spoke too soon. Last week, we went from gorgeous summer weather…

Creamy Cucumber Salad
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Father’s Day kind of crept up on us this year! If you’re looking for some last-minute gift or menu ideas, we’ve got a few for you–if you have Amazon Prime, you can still use rush shipping (or just find these gifts locally.) If your summer has been as crazy as mine, keep in mind that Father’s…

Father's Day Roundup
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Summer is here and that means before you know it the grocery stores and roadsides will be full of fresh corn on the cob.  One of my most favorite summer corn recipes is Elote, or Mexican style corn on the cob.  (Well there’s a post in need of a Flashback Friday.  I’ll have to rephotograph…

Mexican Street Corn Salad
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So I had something else planned for today, but on Saturday night, I posted a picture of my trip to Target when I was shopping for my baby girl who’s turning 10 today and got a huge response–tons of questions and emails and requests for a gift guide. It’s funny because I was having such…

Tween Girl Gift Guide
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 As the temperatures heat up, I love using my slowcooker more so I don’t have to heat up my oven.  This recipe comes from my friend Robyn’s book, of Add a Pinch.  Kate and I met Robyn years ago at an event and she quickly became one of my favorite people!   Tender beef is…

Slowcooker Balsamic Beef
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I have oft opined about Wendy’s salads (and pined for those dearly departed salads that have been loved in days gone by and are no longer with us.) Like here and here. I stumbled into their new Strawberry Mango Chicken Salad recently and it’s quickly become one of my favorite fast food finds. And alas,…

Strawberry-Mango Chicken Salad (Wendy's Copycat)
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Ever since Kate shared this recipe for the best-ever Lemon Bars, people have been asking if you can make them with lime juice instead.  I finally decided to try it myself and figured if I was using lime, I may as well toss in some coconut, too!  The verdict?  To be honest, once all is…

Lime Bars with Coconut Shortbread Crust
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I went for a long time without ever trying this pancake recipe.  We actually have lots of awesome pancakes on our site, and I like different ones for different situations.  These have officially locked in their spot though, as the #1, go-to, I just need-a-classic-amazing-pancake recipe.  I can’t even find the words to tell you how…

Flashback Friday: Buttermilk Pancakes
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So a few weeks ago, I posted this Rocky Road frozen custard and talked about how fun it was to get my ice cream maker out and how I forget how much I love making homemade ice cream. And all that is true–kind of like homemade bread, the whole long, involved, super-satisfying process of making old-school…

No-Churn Cinnamon Ice Cream
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I love celebrations of patriotism in the United States.  May through July 4th is generally a time when we see American flags proudly flying extra strong and it’s one of my favorite times of the year.  It’s marked by parties and bbq’s and swimming pools as signs of the all-American summer. Memorial Day tends to…

Greek Salsa Recipe
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