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Is there anything simpler? Is there anything more magnificent? Can you think of anything more elegantly and naturally perfect? There’s not much to say about a beautiful caprese salad and yet there’s everything to say about it. There are very few flavor combinations like mozzarella, tomato and basil, in my opinion. Whether it’s raw or cooked, it [...]
I admittedly have found very few recipes that rival the ease of cake mix in that time crunched “I need a cake!” moment. If you’re one of my super awesome loyal readers, you’ll know that I rarely do cake recipes. The reason for that is that I have tiny, little kids with a ridiculous amount of energy. The dishes, [...]
So, what I’ve noticed lately is that people love easy stuff. They do, it’s true. Who can blame them? I love easy stuff too. Simple is always better than complicated, especially when most of the United States is under an extreme heat wave. It’s going to be about 120 degrees in the sun here on [...]
I love the warm aroma of the freshly popped popcorn and rich, buttery, dark brown sugary, delicious caramel as it meanders throughout our home. It’s the airy essence of your favorite family summer getaway and personally reminds me of the confectionery shop at our favorite shore locale and the one on Main Street at Disney World. It [...]
The server brought out a plate full of sizzling seared vegetables. Blackened on one side, crisp on the other with a side of tortillas. There they were. Brightly contrasting colors of sweet and spicy vegetables as the aroma of sweet and savory peppers and onions filled the air. The presentation was a bit dramatic, which, I admittedly [...]
No barbecue should be without pickles, it’s sort of an unwritten law of backyard barbecue entertaining. Homemade pickles add intrigue and maybe even an element of (dare I say…) gourmet sophistication to your simple backyard barbecue. Not only are homemade pickles (pickled cucumbers, to be specific) delicious, they’re also an excellent point of interest. Pickling is an easy (really [...]