International Spotlight: 15 Asian Recipes + Asian Cookbooks Giveaway

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Is there a day when Asian food isn’t supremely exciting? It doesn’t matter what kind, any Asian cuisine makes it feel like a holiday (for those of us who don’t eat it every day). Even if I’m ordering sweet and sour chicken for the second time this week – I’m just as excited! I was […]

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Link Love: 18 Farmers’ Market Recipes

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Take advantage of farmers’ markets before they’re gone. When you want the freshest seasonal produce you can get your hands on, there’s no better place than your local farmers’ market. The food there has traveled the shortest distance it could, so you know you’re supporting local farmers, too. But once you acquire the goods, what […]

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Party Tortilla Pinwheels Appetizer Recipe + More Finger Food Potluck Appetizers

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Party torilla pinwheels shouldn’t be underestimated. I’ve yet to attend a party where this kind of easy potluck appetizer didn’t disappear from the plate. Sometimes people want a lighter appetizer that isn’t deep-fried or messy. They just want a refreshing little snack. That’s why Party Pinwheels are extremely popular. We decided to make our own […]

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Old-Fashioned Recipes: 25+ Era-Inspired Recipes from the 40s, 50s, and 60s

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If a vintage recipe has been around this long, there’s a good reason. Some old-fashioned recipes are worth holding on to, even if they’re scribbled on old, stained recipe cards stacked in a cabinet. Every time you make a vintage recipe, it’s like you’re time traveling to your childhood. Grandma and mom’s recipes are just […]

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School Lunch Ideas They’ll Want to Go Back For

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Back to school time can be bittersweet. Kids enjoy their summer freedom, and we enjoy spending more time with them. Sending them back to school has its perks, but there’s also the sadness of another spent summer. Thankfully, there’s plenty to look forward to when heading back. New school supplies, new classes, new teachers and […]

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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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