Stuff I’ve Gotta Share and You’ve Gotta See

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Here’s another one of those fun posts:   Stuff I’ve Gotta Share and You’ve Gotta See!

10 Best Brownies and Bars

Here’s a post I shared on Parade magazine’s blog that has been very popular: 10 BEST BAKE SALE BROWNIES AND BARS.  There are some really nice ideas included in this round-up for selling at bake sales, but these are also terrific brownies and bars for making every day or serving at parties too!

12 Awesome Guacamole Recipes 500

Another delicious one I shared on Parade‘s blog:  12 MUST TRY GUACAMOLE RECIPES (because guacamole isn’t only for Cinco de Mayo!!)

Pickled Asparagus 600

And finally… on Parade… I shared this fabulous recipe for GINGERY PICKLED ASPARAGUS, a surprisingly easy and delicious recipe.  I love to put pickled asparagus out for an appetizer when friends come over to our house.

Homemade Ranch Dressing

My kiddo (RecipeBoy) has been up to something yummy.  He made the most delicious Homemade Ranch Dressing that I’ve ever had!  Seriously, we were so sad when it was gone.  We dunked so many things in it and had it on salad too.  I’ll never go back to bottled Ranch dressing again!!

Draper James

Reese Witherspoon is one of my favorite people ever, and she just launched a Southern themed lifestyle site called, Draper James.  It encompasses fashion and home decor.  I’m loving it so far!


The founders of Suja juices have just released a book called, The Suja Juice Solution:  7 Days to Lose Fat, Beat Cravings and Boost Your Energy.  It’s a 28-day program that jump-starts you with 7-days of adding in high-energy green juices (not necessarily the Suja juices– they give you recipes) and anti-oxidant rich mini meals designed to detox you and help you lose weight without deprivation.  The program in general helps you gradually increase your intake of whole foods and crowding out unhealthy foods.  There are 75 recipes in the book.  I really would like to try this sometime if I can find 28 days where I can be committed!

Bird on a nest

This is happening on my front porch right now!!  I can’t wait to see these little birdies hatch from these beautiful blue eggs!


Midori has always been a favorite of mine.  So when I spotted this MIDORI MARTINI recipe from the blog, Crazy for Crust— I bookmarked it to make and share.  Doesn’t it look good??

Idol and Voice

This is the first year ever that I’ve watched BOTH American Idol and The Voice.  My picks:  Jax from American Idol (she’s so young, but I love her crazy, wild style!)  And Sawyer from The Voice (he’s so unique and talented… and I can imagine myself listening to him on the radio.  He’s so young too!!)


My pick for Mother’s Day morning:  OVERNIGHT STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE FRENCH TOAST CASSEROLE from the Mom on Timeout blog.  Yum, right??


And finally:  here is my pup Tessie the Labradoodle.  She’s 6 1/2 months old now.  And she drinks from her water dish LYING DOWN.  Isn’t that so strange?  Some people are telling me to buy her a raised water bowl… and I might eventually do that… but it’s so cute that she drinks like this.  Cracks me up every time.

Until next week, my friends, Happy Mother’s Day weekend!  Thank you for reading my blog!!

Lori Lange of Recipe Girl

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  • ttimetreasures-Shirley wrote:

    Such a cute pup. And love the ranch dressing!

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  • Victor Johnson wrote:

    Lori, you’re killing me with this website of yours; too much food porn. Those brownies look adorably delicious.

  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress)ss) wrote:

    awww your pup is so cute! and do are the birdies!!

    Everyone seems pretty sure Sawyer is gonna win The Voice this year, and now that Kimberly is gone I’m inclined to agree!

  • Annamaria @ Bakewell Junction wrote:

    Tessie is gorgeous.  She could definitely steal my heart.  
    Have a wonderful Mother’s Day.

  • Matea wrote:

    So many yummy brownies and bars! Great for any time 🙂
    What a lovely bird!  Can’t wait to see the babies!

  • Trish – Mom On Timeout wrote:

    Thank you so much Lori! xoxo Also, loving the look of that ranch dressing – can’t wait to give that a try!

  • Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust wrote:

    Thank you Lori!! <3

    And I'm so checking out Draper James. Love Reese so much!

  • Melissa wrote:

    Tessie is absolutely adorable! One of the cutest dogs I’ve seen!

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks wrote:

    Thanks for including my Peanut Butter Bars in your roundup!

    And I had no idea that Suja 28-Day book existed! I juice more days than not by being juice-only until dinner and sometimes I do juice-only for a few days each month. I’d love to see their DIY juice ideas!

  • Melissa Semra wrote:

    That Strawberry cheesecake french toast casserole looks amazing!

  • Liz S. wrote:

    I always enjoy these roundup posts!! And all of your blog posts 🙂

  • Charlotte Moore wrote:

    Tried to find the bars and brownie recipes but couldn’t.