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Grandma’s Easy Drop Biscuits

Posted on Oct 27th, 2014

Nothing beats Grandma's recipes, and that definitely holds true for these fluffy, tender Easy Drop Biscuits.  I recently searched my Pinterest…

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Loaded Mashed Potato Spider Web Casserole #SundaySupper

Posted on Sep 28th, 2014

This creamy, comforting Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole is ready to add some spook to your Halloween table! Well, friends, we're officially headed…

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Tomato and Corn Chopped Salad with Cilantro Ranch Dressing

Posted on Aug 20th, 2014

 Have you taken my reader feedback survey yet? It only takes five minutes and will be a great help in making this space more helpful for all of you!…

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Spicy Asian Zucchini (10 Minute Side Dish)

Posted on Jul 28th, 2014

This Spicy Asian Zucchini can be whipped up in 10 minutes and makes a great summer side dish.  I firmly believe there is a direct correlation…

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Antipasto Tortellini Salad #SundaySupper

Posted on Jul 6th, 2014

This easy Tortellini Salad combines all the robust flavors of a classic antipasto appetizer. A great side dish for summer BBQs! Until this week,…

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Strawberry Cobb Salad with Strawberry Bacon Vinaigrette

Posted on Apr 14th, 2014

Strawberries, blue cheese, bacon, and red onion combine for the perfect springtime cobb salad. You might recall the Mr. has a slight aversion to…

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Easy Caesar Salad with Homemade Dressing

Posted on Feb 25th, 2014

Last week we learned how to make super easy croutons. Today, we learn how to make an eggless, anchovy-less Caesar dressing in under 5…

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3 Bean Cilantro Lime Salad

Posted on Jan 27th, 2014

Ah, the infamous Three Bean Salad. We all know it well. It's present at every potluck, summer picnic, and cookout, but it never seems to be anyone's…

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Caramelized Onion, Pear, and Goat Cheese Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

Posted on Jan 7th, 2014

I've discovered the secret to making me want- nay, crave- salad. It's a GIANT plate. Yes, really. If you give me a tiny salad plate with a…

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Powerhouse Bulgur Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

Posted on Jan 2nd, 2014

Who has two thumbs and is ready to dive headfirst into a plate of salad? This girl. I have been doing a whole lot of feasting the past week…

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Cranberry and Pear Sauce

Posted on Nov 21st, 2013

Tell me...when it comes to the holidays, are you a plan ahead kind of person or a last minute kind of person? If you've already finished your…

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5 Minute Lightened Up Amish Peanut Butter

Posted on Nov 15th, 2013

All it takes is 5 minutes and 4 ingredients to make this killer Amish Peanut Butter Spread. Your apples will thank you. Our family usually has our…

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Potatoes and Apples Au Gratin with Skellig Cheddar Cheese

Posted on Nov 12th, 2013

There are certain Thanksgiving traditions you just don't mess with. At our house, it's the Party Potatoes. Party potatoes are mashed potatoes on…

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Crock Pot Applesauce + Thanksgiving Giveaway

Posted on Nov 1st, 2013

Friends, I have an itsy, bitsy, teeny weeny, yellow polka...waaaaaait. That derailed quickly. What I meant to say is...I have an itsy bitsy, teeny…

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Broiled Nectarines with Cashews, Bacon, Arugula, and Balsamic Cream

Posted on Aug 13th, 2013

Fact: I am terrible at ordering at restaurants. The usual sequence of events goes something like this: I read through the entire menu, picking…

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Homemade Hummus and Spicy Turkish Ezme Salad #SundaySupper

Posted on Aug 11th, 2013

On Friday we learned how to make ridiculously smooth, creamy hummus. We skinned beans. It was kinda awkward. But in the end, it was totally worth…

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Grilled Sweet Corn Salsa

Posted on Jul 4th, 2013

  The first summer that the Mr. and I were married, he made a surprising discovery. One day after coming home from work, we had this…

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Easy Cheesy Homemade Garlic Bread

Posted on Jun 27th, 2013

Back in college I had many cooking specialties. Things like... Macaroni and Cheese from a box. Grilled turkey and cheese…

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Summer Berry Salad with Roasted Walnuts, Goat Cheese, and Orange Vinaigrette

Posted on Jun 12th, 2013

I spent the month before vacation obsessively searching the interwebs for a cute swimsuit. It was slightly less dreadful than trying on spandex in a…

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Inspiration for Cookout Side Dishes

Posted on May 3rd, 2013

Thanks for joining Gather Round the Grill this week! In case you didn't get enough inspiration for Cookout Sides this week, I've got plenty more of…

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Avocado, Lime, and Sweet Pepper Slaw

Posted on May 2nd, 2013

So I've already told you that potato salad and I aren't friends. And that I used to avoid pasta salad like the plague. Guess what other classic…

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Grilled Potatoes and Mushrooms with Lemon and Dill

Posted on May 1st, 2013

Potato salad and I have never really been friends. We've met on several occasions. At a friend's house, at the neighborhood cookout, at the grocery…

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Gather Round the Grill: Greek Pasta Salad with Crab and Feta

Posted on Apr 30th, 2013

Welcome to Gather Round the Grill! For the whole month of May I'm sharing recipes that are perfect for cookouts, grill outs, BBQs, potlucks, and all…

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Asian Snap Peas and Peppers for #SundaySupper

Posted on Apr 28th, 2013

I'm a little bit embarrassed to admit that until one month ago I didn't even know how to turn on our grill. The grill was the Mr.'s zone. I brought…

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Garlic Mashed Party Potatoes

Posted on Mar 8th, 2013

Guys, it has been a wild few weeks around here. We've celebrated birthdays, traveled to West Virginia, gotten sick (twice), lost our voices at a…

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Cornbread, Sausage, and Apple Dressing (it’s Gluten Free!)

Posted on Nov 26th, 2012

Before last year the only kind of dressing that made it onto our family's Thanksgiving table came from a box with the word Stouffer's plastered on…

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Strawberry Spinach Salad with Sweet Lemon Dressing

Posted on Aug 17th, 2012

My brain is having trouble keeping up with my calendar. I'm still basking in the June warmth, preparing myself for a summer full of reunions, cook…

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Warm Zucchini Quinoa

Posted on Aug 10th, 2012

Oh, zucchini. The vegetable we love to hate. It's not that it's not delicious...or versatile...or good for us. It's just that it's so darn…

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BLT Guacamole

Posted on Jul 10th, 2012

Guacamole should be the poster child for the phrase, "Don't judge a book by its cover."  I mean honestly, it's a pile of green goop. You don't look…

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Grilled Balsamic and Rosemary Carrots

Posted on May 22nd, 2012

You know that grill sitting out back? The one that sears your steaks and chars your hot dogs? Yeah, you know the one I'm talking about. It…

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Israeli Couscous Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

Posted on Apr 18th, 2012

Every year I say I'm going to downsize the garden. At the end of the garden season the memory of the mutant like weeds, the tomatillo plant that took…

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The Best Broccoli and Cauliflower of Your Life

Posted on Mar 2nd, 2012

What is this? Broccoli and cauliflower on a Friday? Really? It's about to be the weekend and here I am bringing you a plate full of…

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Cheddar Cornbread Muffins

Posted on Jan 17th, 2012

Cornbread has never been high on my baking to do list. There's nothing glamorous or cute or unusually tempting about cornbread. It's yellowy and…

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Balsamic Roasted Green Beans and Mushrooms

Posted on Jan 2nd, 2012

There's nothing quite like the start of a new year. These first few days of January are filled with such great expectation for another year of life.…

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Our Gluten Free Thanksgiving- Sweet Potato Casserole

Posted on Nov 17th, 2011

I used to hate sweet potatoes. Plain, fried, covered in marshmallows--it didn't matter how they were dressed up, I avoided them like the plague. I…

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Roasted Tomatillo and Avocado Salsa

Posted on Sep 14th, 2011

You may have remembered me mentioning a garden awhile back. This garden was supposed to be simple. Neat. Orderly. And produce perfect produce that…

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Spicy Gouda Tomato Pasta Salad

Posted on Jun 25th, 2011

Hello, friends. Is it weird if I call you friend? I hope not, because I like you. And I'm sure if you came to my kitchen and we baked something…

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Pasta Primavera or Spring in a Bowl

Posted on May 7th, 2011

This Pasta Primavera tossed with Parmesan, fresh basil, and loads of spring vegetables is a great cookout side or light dinner. Do you ever just…

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