recipes

Refreshing Asian Cucumber Salad // Simple Summer Side

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Cucumber salad is, hands down, one of my favorite summer side dishes -- and with good reason. It's light, refreshing, and pairs well with just about any main dish. Plus, cucumbers are plentiful, fresh, and dirt cheap this time of year! I've shared my go-to Hungarian cucumber salad (a family heirloom recipe) and a delicious […]

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Spicy Horseradish Grilled Corn On The Cob // Fresh From Florida

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This post was sponsored by Fresh From Florida as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. Here in Ohio, summer parties just scream for a big platter of steaming grilled corn on the cob. Unfortunately, local fresh sweet corn won't be harvested until later this summer... Needless to say, I'm super thankful for the […]

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Cinnamon Tea Cookies + Spicy Chai Latte = Afternoon Bliss

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This post was sponsored by Starbucks as part of an Influencer Activation. I received compensation and complimentary products to facilitate my review. I've been eagerly anticipating summer break, while at the same time dreading it... Don't get me wrong -- I love spending time with my kids. But things get a little crazy around here […]

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Caprese Pesto Pasta Salad // Walmart Grocery Pickup Review

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While thumbing through the latest issue of Cooking Light magazine yesterday, a recipe for Pesto Pasta Salad caught my eye. Light and summery, filled with fresh tomatoes and mozzarella, it sounded like a deliciously easy weeknight dinner option! So I tore the page out... I do this often. In fact, I have a whole box […]

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Homemade Taco Seasoning Spice Mix

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Updated from the archives -- originally posted in October 2012 I prefer to make my own homemade spice mixes whenever possible. I mean, why not? It takes just a few minutes to stir a few spices together, and the results are SO much better than anything I've ever purchased. One spice mix that I make […]

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Simple Budget-Friendly Taco Meat Recipe // Seasoned Ground Beef With Black Beans

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So when I shared how we survived spring soccer season, I completely spaced on one of our favorite quick and easy, budget-friendly meals... Tacos, of course! My kids will eat tacos any day of the week, be it Taco Tuesday (on a Wednesday...) or Fiesta Friday. In fact, sometimes I think that my teenage boys […]

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How To Shred A Rotisserie Chicken // Easy BBQ Shredded Chicken Sliders

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In just the past 3 weeks we've had 5 weekend soccer tournaments and 10 regular season games. That's 25 soccer games in under 21 days, plus practices, AND my oldest daughter squeezed in a few softball practices and a game when they didn't conflict with soccer. I'm tired just thinking back on it, but we […]

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