recipes

Easy Cilantro Chimichurri Sauce // Exploring Argentinian Culture with Tea Collection

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If you're not familiar with chimichurri, let me introduce you to this amazingly flavorful Argentinian sauce. I'd say it's comparable to a pesto made with parsley (minus the pine nuts), but I made my version especially with cilantro lovers in mind (like me)! How To Make Chimichurri Cilantro chimichurri is wonderful as a marinade or […]

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Fresh Fruit Pizza {Quick & Simple After School Snack Idea!}

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Wow, this summer just flew by... didn't it? Between softball, baseball, afternoon pool lounging and trips to the beach, the days are all just kind of a blur -- but they're one big, happy, fun-filled blur! Yes, there was also a fair amount of sibling squabbling at times, but I have to say I'm sad […]

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How To Make Homemade Lemonade // An Outdoor Summer Gathering Staple

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When it comes to outdoor summer gatherings, plenty of cold beverages are a must! We always fill a tub (like this colorful rope handle tub) full of ice to make it easy for the kids to grab a bottle of water or a juice box, and then I'll typically make some homemade lemonade or sweet […]

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Watermelon Sorbet // A Delightfully Icy Cold Refreshing Summer Treat

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I'm sure it's happened to all of us at one time or another. No matter how carefully we squeeze, thump, and/or sniff the melons at the market, sometimes we just end up with a dud. Bummer! Of course Walmart offers a 100% freshness guarantee on their produce, which means we can return any kind of […]

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Better Than Movie Theater Homemade Popcorn

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Several years ago I shared how to make your own homemade microwave popcorn, but it's been years since I've actually made it. We still don't have a microwave, and truthfully I don't really miss it... Sure I can't make popcorn in about 2-3 minutes anymore, but I'll tell you a secret -- this homemade popcorn […]

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How To Make Clarified Butter

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If you're wondering, "What is clarified butter?", it's simply butter that has been heated to remove the milk solids and some of the water, leaving only pure butterfat. Sounds complicated, but really it's super simple to do -- and very hard to screw up. But when do you want to use clarified butter? Well, since […]

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Patriotic Sprinkle Chocolate Bowls for the 4th of July

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Chances are you've seen a chef or two make those "fancy" chocolate bowls on the Food Network... You know, the ones where you dip an inflated balloon in some melted chocolate? Well, I decided to take it one step further and coat them in sprinkles -- red, white and blue sprinkles to be exact. Perfect […]

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