Menu Planning Basics

When it comes to successfully pulling off delicious, healthy-ish meals during the busy week, it all begins with THE PLAN. It seems like a lot of work, but I promise it makes life so much…

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Favorite Cookbooks (so far anyway)

I definitely have a problem. I’m addicted to food, recipes, cookbooks, watching food shows, talking about food, menu planning, oh… and eating. There are a few cookbooks (okay, more than a few) that I’ve sat…

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Simple Syrup

Simple syrup is used in tons and tons of cocktails. It might be daunting to think about making it, but trust me… Easiest thing ever. Don’t be afraid. You got this. ┬áSeriously Simple Syrup 1…

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Bacon Fat Trick

I don’t know about you, but Pinterest hasn’t always been kind to me. Case in point was a Cranberry & White Chocolate Christmas Pound Cake. The picture looked amazing! The ingredients and directions were simple…

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Knife Sharpening

It might seem a little OCD, but I just wasn’t happy with how sharp our knives were. My husband tried everything. We used the sharpener that came with our knife set, and the hubs even…

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