If you read a lot of blogs and follow a lot of bloggers on Instagram, you probably see lots and lots of photos of beautifully organized and thoughtfully styled homes.  I’ve shared photos of my own home before, generally on Monday afternoon because that’s when my house-helper comes and it’s the only time during the…

Spring Cleaning and Hot Messes.  Inside Tip on How to Get Organized!
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So a few weeks ago, my daughter had a project at school where she was supposed to dress up as a Greek goddess. She picked Demeter (the goddess of agriculture) and, being the procrastinators that we are, I ran out of time to buy flowers to wear in her hair but, given a sense of…

How to Make A Flower Crown
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Can I tell you guys something? I don’t love carrot cake.  I mean, I don’t dislike it by any means.  If someone served me a big ol’ slice with a pile of cream cheese frosting I’d down that in no time.  But I also would never go to the effort of actually ordering it from…

Brazilian Carrot Cake
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Easter is right around the corner, so I thought it was time to update one of our most beloved classic Our Best Bites recipes. It has more than 220 comments. It has sparked spirited debates. And with pictures like this, it kind of needed a makeover. That’s right, we’re revisiting Funeral Potatoes! Cheesy, creamy comfort food at…

Flashback Friday: Funeral Potatoes
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After all these years in the kitchen, there has been one culinary skill that has eluded me until now:  the poached egg. I swore off poached eggs years ago after several failed attempts left me feeling less than confident, but decided to give it a go once again a few months ago and guess what?…

How to Poach an Egg
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Spring is in the air. Birds are chirping. Bees are buzzing. Everyone in my house feels like death from allergies. But really, it’s so beautiful outside that it’s kind of hard to care. Warmer weather is around the corner and one of my favorite summer flavors is lime and coconut. I recently needed to make…

Coconut-Lime Buttercream Frosting
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There is nothing quite like a buttery homemade graham cracker crust.  The filling options are endless, from cream pies to ice cream, to no-bake cheesecakes.  You can pop just about anything in a graham cracker crust.  We have lots of pie recipes involving graham cracker crusts, but I thought this was a great, basic recipe…

Graham Cracker Pie Crust
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I have a deep and abiding love for breakfast sandwiches. I don’t know if it’s because we would always get them when I was a kid when something exciting was happening (like on the way to the airport for a vacation) or because when I was in college, getting a breakfast sandwich from McDonald’s on payday…

Breakfast Sandwiches
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It’s been about a year and a half since I sat down here at this same computer and started writing a blog post about pot roast.  But that blog post quickly took a turn and morphed into something else.  If you need a good cry, click here to go read it.  It dawned on me the…

Best Pot Roast Recipe
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  So quinoa is one of those foods that I really like, but I don’t eat nearly enough because it’s kind of a pain. Which is silly, because when it comes to grains (actually, quinoa is a seed, but we eat it like a grain), it’s one of the more painless options (brown rice, I’m…

How to Make Pressure Cooker Quinoa
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Hey just a heads up! St. Pat’s sale going on in our Shop!  Use code “Luck” for 15% off your order!  Click Here to shop your heart out.  Now, If you follow my friend Mel, you’ve probably seen the rock salt roasted chicken she raves about.  I’ve honestly never had much luck with oven-roasted whole…

Spicy Honey Whole Roasted Chicken
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  I was so excited to check my mailbox the other day and find the brand-new cookbook from our friends over at Oh, Sweet Basil. It’s such a beautiful book, full of twists on familiar favorites! I couldn’t wait to try these Lemon Greek Potatoes. I made a couple of minor modifications–I cut back on…

Lemon Greek Potatoes
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