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German-Style Graze Board with Gouda Fondue

German-Style Graze Board with Gouda Fondue

Okay – let’s talk grazing. This is my favorite way to eat – a little of this and a smear of that. Trying new combinations and flavors — and eating way, way, way too much.

Spicy Blue Cheese Shortbread Crackers

Spicy Blue Cheese Shortbread Crackers

I love these spicy blue cheese shortbread crackers! They check all the boxes – spice, salt, heat, and a little flair thanks to the blue cheese! They unexpectedly became the star of my graze board, pairing so well with apples, pears, spicy honey and even a crunchy dill pickle!

The BEST Party Dip

The BEST Party Dip

The BEST Party Dip! Who doesn’t need an easy and awesome dip recipe for your snack and graze boards? This recipe is hands down my favorite cheesy dip – and at first bite, you’ll fall in love with it too!

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Mid-Summer Garden Roasted Salsa

Mid-Summer Garden Roasted Salsa

This is the salsa that satisfies my gardening spirit and my tastebuds! The subtle flavors of mint and parsley add an unexpected but strangely logical flavor to this salsa – kindly identifying themselves as mid-summer garden troopers. All the while, the roasted, caramelized veggies and the heat from those few hot peppers bring comfort to my deep cravings for salsa.

Grilled Ginger Balsamic Flank Steak

Grilled Ginger Balsamic Flank Steak

As the temperatures begin to rise, backyard cooking/grilling and dining is a regular event in my weekly routine! One of our favorite and most frequent meals is Grilled Ginger Balsamic Flank Steak.

Grilled Baby Bok Choy

Grilled Baby Bok Choy

This simple recipe for grilled baby bok choy is just too good and too easy not to share!

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Slow Cooked Pulled Pork + Potatoes

Slow Cooked Pulled Pork + Potatoes

This simple slow-cook recipe for pork and potatoes is so tasty and versatile! It’s sure to become a ‘go-to’ in your weekly meal planning!

Loaded Baked Potato Skillet Casserole

Loaded Baked Potato Skillet Casserole

Loaded Baked Potato Skillet Casserole – Cheesy, hearty, tasty and so easy to make – a dinnertime winner for sure!

Dinosaur Kale + Mint Double Chocolate Brownies

Dinosaur Kale + Mint Double Chocolate Brownies

Kale + Mint Brownies?? I know right?! I must be living on Mars! But hear me out…

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Small Batch Acorn Squash and Chicken Enchiladas

Small Batch Acorn Squash and Chicken Enchiladas

The acorn squash is an absolutely glorious addition to this enchilada recipe. It’s slightly sweet and creamy texture – the perfect partner to the warm Mexican spices, chicken and cheeses!

Spicy Baked Queso Fresco & Veggies

Spicy Baked Queso Fresco & Veggies

I love one pot meals – they’re pretty much my mealtime life raft! Yes – sometimes dinnertime feels like a life and death issue in my household! That’s what makes the current viral baked feta trend so amazing, everything comes together in one baking dish 

Apple Cinnamon + Oat Sheet Pan Pancakes

Apple Cinnamon + Oat Sheet Pan Pancakes

As a mom of 4, of all the things I’ve served for breakfast over these last 18+ years – sheet pan pancakes have become my most favorite and first response to making homemade breakfast. This Apple Cinnamon and Oatmeal Sheet Pan Pancake version is (believe it or not) my favorite of my favorite. And that’s a lofty statement!

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Cheesy Meatball Deep Dish Pizza

Cheesy Meatball Deep Dish Pizza

Cheesy Meatball Deep Dish Pizza is made using my favorite pizza dough recipe + 3 ingredients (including a recipe hack that brings the flavor!)

Cherry Chip Sugar Cookies

Cherry Chip Sugar Cookies

These Cherry Chip Sugar Cookies are a sweet twist on one of my all-time favorite cookies :: the SWIG Sugar Cookie. The Swig really is THE PERFECT cookie IMO. It’s moist yet firm, sweet but not too sweet, and the addition of cream of tartar 

Grilled Cedar Plank Steelhead Trout

Grilled Cedar Plank Steelhead Trout

Time for a simple grilled fish recipe – but after you taste this one, you’ll realize there’s nothing “simple” about this EASY recipe!

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Sheet Pan Thai Chicken Stir Fry

Sheet Pan Thai Chicken Stir Fry

I love a 20 minute meal like nobody’s business and this Sheet Pan Stir Fry is at the top of my quick mealtime recipes list!