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  • chocolate chip cookie bars, sliced

    Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

    Chocolate chip cookie bars are the perfect dessert. This easy one bowl bar cookie recipe bakes up thicker and more decadent than your favorite chocolate chip cookie ~ no chilling or…

  • lemon mousse in small glasses

    Fresh Lemon Mousse

    This easy recipe makes a fluffy lemon mousse without gelatin or raw eggs. It’s creamy, tart, and refreshing!…

  • charcuterie salad with bread and basil

    Charcuterie Salad

    A charcuterie salad is a gutsy main course salad loaded with everything from your favorite charcuterie board, plus a bright fresh crunch!…

  • Pulling apart a gooey cornflake crusted cheese curd

    Cornflake Crusted Cheese Curds

    Cornflake crusted cheese curds are a twist on a favorite Midwestern snack that anyone can make ~ cornflakes are the secret to my extra delicious crispy crust.…

  • scooping honey vanilla frozen yogurt

    Honey Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

    Honey Vanilla Frozen Yogurt is a probiotic rich frozen dessert that’s healthier than ice cream and so refreshing on a hot day (we love it for breakfast!)…

  • scrambled egg tartines

    Perfect Egg Tartines

    Scrambled egg tartines have that je ne sais quoi that somehow turns egg toast into an elegant breakfast, lunch, or dinner!…

  • fast food lunch

    Lunchflation busting recipes!

    Lunchflation is affecting fast food and restaurants all over the country right now and I’m fighting back with deliciously easy homemade lunch recipes everybody can make.…

  • lobster pasta salad in a bowl, with potato chips

    Lobster Pasta Salad

    Lobster pasta salad is the classic New England lobster roll made into a creamy pasta salad! It’s the perfect summer side dish.…

  • rhubarb crunch dessert in a pan with ice cream

    Old Fashioned Rhubarb Crunch

    Rhubarb crunch is a warm rhubarb dessert topped with an oatmeal cookie crumble. A scoop of vanilla ice cream is optional (not optional.)…

  • strawberry banana bread, sliced

    Strawberry Banana Bread

    This Strawberry Banana Bread recipe bakes up soft, moist, and delicious ~ it’s everything you love about banana bread…with strawberries!…

  • a spoon in a bowl of corn and jalapeño chowder

    Jalapeño Corn Chowder

    A simple jalapeño corn chowder is a creamy soup that combines sweet corn with a little heat from jalapeño chiles. It makes an easy vegetarian meal any season of the year.…

  • salmon burger topped with dilled mayonnaise

    Perfect Salmon Burgers

    Perfect salmon burgers are tender, juicy, laced with fresh dill and incredibly delicious, not to mention the healthiest burger you’ll ever eat.…

  • Amish man bars on a plate, with one sliced in half

    Amish Man Bars

    Amish man bars are an easy graham cracker chocolate chip bar similar to 7 layer bars, or Hello Dollies. This easy 30-minute vintage dessert has a famously fudgy texture and a…

  • lemon basil pasta salad in a bowl with serving spoon

    Pasta salads for barbecue season!

    Our favorite pasta salads for barbecues, potlucks, and cookouts. These fresh, bright, colorful salads, from macaroni to couscous, will wake up your paper plates this summer!…

  • Mediterranean orzo salad with shrimp in a bowl with lemons

    Mediterranean Orzo Salad with Shrimp

    My Mediterranean orzo salad with shrimp is a healthy pasta salad meant for easy nights, warmer temperatures, and hungry folks. It’s a little splash of sunshine for your table!…

  • Violet lemonade in a glass with ice

    Wild violet lemonade

    Violet lemonade is a stunning pink lemonade made with edible violets ~ it magically turns from blue to pink!…

  • a pitcher of lemonade

    How to make lemonade

    How to make delicious lemonade with the perfect ratio of water, lemon juice, and sugar ~ this recipe needs no cooked simple syrup!…

  • BLT pasta salad, in a white bowl

    BLT Pasta Salad

    BLT pasta salad takes the classic flavors of a bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich and turns them into a super fresh, super crave-able summer side dish for barbecues and potlucks (or…

  • strawberry sheet pan pancakes, sliced into squares

    Strawberry Sheet Pan Pancakes

    Strawberry Sheet Pan Pancakes are soft, plush, berry-licious pancakes baked right in the oven so everyone can dig into their warm stack at the same time. Perfect for weekend breakfasts, breakfast…

  • creamy lemon chicken on a plate with asparagus and tomatoes

    Creamy Lemon Chicken with Asparagus

    Creamy lemon chicken with asparagus is an easy one pot meal that feels elegant but takes just 30 minutes of your time ~ chalk up another dinnertime win!…

  • Puff Pastry Danish with raspberry jam

    Raspberry Almond Puff Pastry Danish

    Raspberry almond puff pastry Danish is an easy homemade Danish recipe that’s not too sweet, with a rich cream cheese filling and the perfect flaky crust. Breakfast just got a whole…

  • Blueberry lemon bundt cake with lemon glaze

    Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake

    Lemon blueberry bundt cake is a moist breakfast or tea time cake that combines tart citrus with bursts of juicy berries. It’s one of those cakes that looks as good as…

  • Jarcuterie Jars, individual charcuterie in glass jars, lined up

    Jarcuterie!

    Jarcuterie are individual charcuterie boards in adorable jars or cups. Everybody gets to take their meat and cheese appetizer with them as they mingle (the concept is pure genius!)…

  • marinated tomato salad on a plate

    Marinated Tomato Salad

    This simple marinated tomato salad is a quick and easy way to showcase and enjoy beautiful tomatoes. Marinating brings out their juicy sweetness and creates an instant dressing!…

  • making homemade aioli

    30-Second Aioli Recipe

    My homemade aioli is thick, rich, and super garlicky ~ and you can make it in 30 seconds! (Seriously, your friends will think you went to culinary school.)…

  • rhubarb crumble tart, sliced

    Rhubarb Crumble Tart

    My rhubarb crumble tart is a juicy shortbread tart warmed up with vanilla bean and a buttery oatmeal crumble topping. After you make it for Mom this Mother’s Day, be sure…

  • French Potato Salad in a bowl with striped napkin

    French Potato Salad

    French potato salad is a sunny Mediterranean inspired recipe ~ with creamy fingerling potatoes and crisp green beans in a zingy mustard vinaigrette, this no-mayo potato salad will be a new…

  • Chinese scallion oil in a clear jar with lid

    Chinese Scallion Oil Recipe

    Chinese scallion oil is one of the ‘mother sauces’ of Chinese cuisine, and incredibly easy to make with fresh green onions and vegetable oil. The oil has a fragrant, light onion…

  • asparagus and creme fraiche tart

    Mother’s Day recipes to impress Mom!

    Cooking for Mom? Do it up right with my best Mother’s Day recipes for appetizers, main courses, and desserts that are guaranteed to get her stamp of approval.…

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