10 Dump Dinners for Weekends

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SCENE: It’s Saturday. You woke up, read a book in bed for a while, then enjoyed a slow cooker breakfast. You walked the dog, met a friend for a late lunch, and sat outside enjoying the sunshine for the afternoon. You did some chores and errands, too. Suddenly, it’s dinnertime… where did the day go? […]

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The Perfect Family Reunion Menu: 30+ Potluck Recipes

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It’s family reunion season! Time to gather amongst your closest and farthest relatives at a forest preserve to see how much older everyone is getting. At least, that’s how we do it in my family. We also keep the tradition of sharing a big potluck-style meal, with all our summer favorites. Does your family look […]

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Foods that Taste Better in July: 6 Top Fruits and Vegetables in Season

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Now that full-blown summer’s here, we’re ready to taste the summer harvest. After all that heavy rain in May and June, we’re hoping for some very tasty crops. July’s the juiciest month of all, with sweet plums and pineapple at the top of their season. Recipes for seasonal fruits and seasonal vegetables are must-haves for […]

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Link Love: 18 Deli Salad Recipes for Summer

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Given a choice between deli meat and deli salads, I nearly always choose deli salads. They’re just so much more interesting than your typical sandwich. Though, I’ll admit I didn’t know that chicken salad recipes, egg salad recipes and tuna salad recipes were called “deli salads” until recently. It’s not the kind of thing you’d […]

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Oh Say Can You Sweet: 21 Patriotic Dessert Recipes for the Fourth of July

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For the Fourth of July, entrees are usually pretty obvious. Everybody grills out, so you’ve got hot dogs, hamburger, or pulled pork if someone’s feeling adventurous. The fun part of your Fourth of July menu is always the desserts. Food bloggers are very creative in incorporating the American flag and/or red, white, and blue into […]

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Grandma’s One Pot Recipes + Swiss Diamond Sauteuse Pan Giveaway

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One main goal emerges in the kitchen each summer: do not turn the oven on. It’s hot out, and the oven’s smoldering thing that it does really cramps the air conditioner’s style. In fact, it basically undoes the air conditioning. Not cool, oven. That’s where Grandma’s one pot recipes come in handy. Grab the ingredients, […]

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14 TV-Inspired Recipes For Your Netflix Binge

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It’s funny how during the winter, we really want to escape the confines of our homes and get away from the TV… yet when summer hits, we’re addicted to binge-watching new releases and re-runs! Charlie Chaplin once said “I don’t believe the public knows what it wants,” and this is just one example of that. […]

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Foods that Taste Better in June: 9 Top Fruits and Vegetables in Season

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In June, there’s more fresh produce than ever, and smart cooks will take advantage of it. With seasonal fruit and seasonal vegetables hitting their peak, you can save money and cook up some truly healthy, tasty meals. Scour your local grocery store or farmer’s market for the best of the best. Sometimes, you can guess […]

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Our Most Beloved, Weirdest Recipes: Casserole Recipes, Meatloaf Recipes and Other Strange Stuff

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It’s a strange world, and people will eat strange things. Before the internet, we didn’t know quite how strange food could get. Whether it’s one food disguised as another, food made to look like it’s not food, or food stuffed in food, things can get pretty wild. How about food that butters itself? In America, […]

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Four Dogs in a Dash: Regional Hot Dog Toppings

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Hot dogs are weirdly controversial, and it comes down to one reason. People take pride in their local dog’s style. Anywhere you go in the United States, people will tell you that their dog is the best, and they’ll be able to tell you exactly what goes on it. It’s bizarre when you think about […]

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