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Cross Country Road Trip 2012: San Diego to Houston (food highlights)

My family is in the midst of this crazy-long road trip across the entire USA and back again.  If you’ve been following my blog a while, you might remember that…

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Simple Marinated Mushrooms

Love me or Hate me, but while the rest of the world is pushing sugary baked beans, bacon-stuffed burgers, layered Mexican dips and mayonnaise-laced potato salad this holiday weekend, I’m…

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Berry and Bacon Kale Salad with Blackberry Jam Vinaigrette

Green, leafy kale is among my secret obsessions.  I must admit… it’s better than being obsessed with cream-filled donuts or four-ct. diamonds or loafing around on the couch all day. …

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4th of July Fresh Berry Trifles

Today, I’m very excited to share an incredibly simple red, white and blue, festive 4th of July dessert.  Anyone can make this… ANYONE… even if you’re not a fancy schmancy…

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Double Berry Puff Pancake

Got red, white and blue on your mind yet? We’re starting to think ahead to 4th of July already. My son is most excited about lighting sparklers. They’re not allowed…

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Cola Barbecue Sauce

A little while back, we got one of those super cool smokers from the good folks at Masterbuilt. I was so happy to finally have one because I knew my…

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Anderson Seafoods Giveaway

Anderson Seafoods: $200 Gift Card Giveaway

This giveaway has closed. It’s time to start thinking about what you want to serve to your clan on the 4th of July.  So let’s kick it off with a…

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Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookies

Baking chocolate chip cookies is great and all, but sometimes I just want to bake them all at once… and not do the several different batches thing and mess up…

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Tex Mex Layered Salad

Our seemingly endless Little League baseball season is fiiiiiiinally over. Basketball too. And school ends this week!  It’s time to start thinking about flip flops, beach towels, BATHING SUITS, and…

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New Cookbooks 2012

I’ve become awfully fond of my Kindle for reading books, but I still like to hold my cookbooks in my hands.  I won’t be ordering any electronic versions of cookbooks……

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies: Take Two

Once upon a time I made a Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies recipe.  I loved them, I shared them on my blog, and readers either loved them or not.  There were a…

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Mango Slaw

I suppose I’m on a bit of a mango- kick since my last post involved mangos too.  Oh heck, who am I kidding?  I’m always on a mango- kick.  Mangos…

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Balsamic- Mango Marinated Grilled Chicken

Hey, it’s summer!  Well, not really… but close enough, right?  The berries are starting to show up in the market, fresh tomatoes are a little sweeter, the sun is shining…

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Cookies and Cream Frosting

My little boy turns 11 today!  It’s totally crazy.  He was just a baby… like yesterday!  The scariest part about having an 11 year old is to think that in…

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