Cocktail Sauce {Fast + Easy + Healthy}

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If you are like me, you would rather not have twenty bottles of condiments lining your refrigerator door. And, if you are like me, you would also like the right condiment for every occasion. Finally, if you are like me, you would love for those condiments to be as fresh and healthy as possible. It can be exhausting to be like me. Trust me on … Keep Reading

Fave: Odd-Sized Measuring Cups

Odd-Size Measuring Cups

Standard measuring cups come in a set of four: 1/4 cup, 1/3 cup, 1/2 cup, and 1 cup. You can assemble pretty much any measurement with these tools. But if you bake a lot, it can be annoying to scoop BOTH 1/4 cup AND 1/2 cup to make 3/4 cup. #firstworldproblems #foodbloggerproblems #momthisisahashtag In all seriousness - as serious as a blog … Keep Reading

Broiled Avocados with Chipotle + Cheddar

Broiled Chipotle-Cheddar Avocadoes-2

Broiled. As if you needed another way to enjoy avocados. This recipe has made the rounds on blogs and Pinterest, and if you haven't tried it yet, now is your big chance. All you need is an avocado or two, some shredded cheddar cheese, and one chipotle pepper with a bit of adobo sauce (the deep red liquid that chipotles in adobo come in). If you … Keep Reading

Cowtoberfest {Fair Oaks Farms}

Welcome to Cowtwoberfest

When in Indiana, do as the Hoosiers do. I am visiting my family in Indiana for a little stretch this month. It was a hard decision, because I LOVE the fall and don't want to miss out on it anywhere, even when I am enjoying it somewhere else. The tastes, sights, smells, and events of autumn make it hands-down my favorite season. The pull of some … Keep Reading

Damn Meatballs {Sweet + Sour}

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That's what my parents call them. "The Damn Meatballs." My parents actually aren't the swearing type, they just happened to QUADRUPLE this recipe for a New Year's Eve party they hosted, to serve 150 guests, and forming the meatballs turned in to an all-afternoon affair. "When will we be done making the Damn Meatballs?" But don't be dissuaded - … Keep Reading

Kettle Corn {Fast + Easy + Healthy}

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You can make a healthy version of kettle corn, at home, in your microwave, in less than 3 minutes. There. The secret is out. But backing up a bit, let me start with confessing that I find the smell of microwave popcorn to be quite off-putting. The stuff that comes in the pre-measured, pre-sealed bags - hate it. I blame my first job, where I … Keep Reading

Party Tips: Meatballs + Manicures

Meatballs + Manicures

Sometimes when I have people over for a get-together, I am a mess at "game time." As my first friends are arriving, I am generally not wearing makeup (or shoes), my sink is filled with dishes, and I'm lucky if I haven't thrown two armfuls of clothes in the bottom of my closet to hide them from sight. Something is simmering on the stove - three … Keep Reading

Mini Pretzel Dogs

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These Mini Pretzel Dogs are not healthy. Or easy. But they are so delicious, adorable, and fun to make (and eat) that their shortcomings are way outweighed. I stumbled on a recipe for mini cheesy pretzel dogs when it was next to one of my photos on Foodgawker. What an amazing idea, and the picture was awe-inspiring - I had never made hot … Keep Reading