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Roasted Caramelized Spiced Nuts

You know those stands that sell caramelized nuts? The ones whose delicious, sugary, cinnamon-y smells make resisting nearly impossible? Well, now you can make those delicious roasted spiced nuts at home! I know, right?! You’re welcome. ~Katie What you need: … Continue reading

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Baked Meatballs

Spaghetti and meatballs has always seemed like a restaurant-quality meal to me. (Probably because I can’t recall my mother ever making meatballs, so it’s something I liked to order at restaurants when given the chance.) I always thought it must … Continue reading

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Homemade buns in under an hour (hamburger, sub roll, or hot dog)

Yes, I know what you’re thinking: didn’t we already post a homemade bun recipe?? (Yes, we did.) But that recipe requires a respectable rising time, and so there’s no last-minute switching possible: if you haven’t started the dough several hours … Continue reading

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Flavored Lemonade

I like lemonade, but sometimes I find it hard to get excited about making a pitcher of plain old lemonade. When that happens, I switch things up. Flavored lemonade is a refreshing, thirst-quenching beverage that your whole family will enjoy. … Continue reading

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Cookie Dough Ice Cream

I love cookie dough ice cream. I find it very challenging to pass it up for other flavors. I have always had the sneaking suspicion that I could make cookie dough ice cream pretty easily – but I was a … Continue reading

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American Flag Cookie Pizza

You may recall this dessert: And if you don’t, I’m glad we decided to revisit it for a festive American flag cookie pizza. If you haven’t tried this, you really should! I love this dessert. It’s celebration food at its … Continue reading

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Raspberry-Strawberry Cream Cake

This cake looks very fancy. It’s a bit of extra work, but it’s definitely a show-stopper. Four layers of cake are separated by layers of whipped cream with strawberries or raspberry custard. At once rich and cakey and light and … Continue reading

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Fresh Strawberry Pie

I love fresh strawberry pie. But here’s what I don’t love: knowing that most strawberry pies are made with either strawberry gelatin or a package of strawberry goo. I like to know what I’m feeding my family, first of all; … Continue reading

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I love limeade. The thing is, I can hardly stand to actually pay for limeade. I don’t like the overly-sugary taste of frozen limeade concentrate, and Simply Limeade – which is simply delicious! – is pretty expensive. So when I … Continue reading

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Soft Pretzel Showdown!: Homemade v. Store-bought

My kids really enjoy getting a soft pretzel for a special treat. And I like to, as well – so it’s not hard to convince me to spend a few dollars on one to share! It’s something my kids have … Continue reading

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