Meatless Tacos

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One of the things we do more in the summer as a family is to eat more meatless meals. Why?

  • Meat is expensive
  • Meat is warming
  • It’s a wonderful way to eliminate food boredom


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Dark Cherry Torte

  When I was younger I think I was fueled by canned cherry pie filling. And maraschino cherries. I’m only a little ashamed to say that I’d eat them by the spoonful. It wasn’t until I was in high school that I actually even ate a realio trulio, fresh cherry. I was obviously hooked by… 

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100 Days to Squeeze

This post brought to you by STOLI® Vodka. All opinions are 100% mine. The wonderful folks at Stoli want to help you squeeze the most out of your summer! Did I hear you ask how?!  With Stoli’s very own Limo-nade trucks and more than 300 lemonade bar night events in 12 cities (including Boston, Chicago, Dallas,… 

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Summer Squash and Quinoa

Every year, I eagerly await Spring so I can get my garden in order. I look forward to the tons of garden-fresh fruits and vegetables. I drool thinking about all the gourmet meals I will make. I plan out my canning weekends. And then I remember that I’m the worst gardener ever. Horrible. Deplorable. There… 

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Grownup Smores with Coffee Marshmallows

Summertime means s’mores at my house (and I assume most other houses with any kids underfoot). I have a confession that would make my kids think I’m crazier than they already think I am–I don’t like s’mores. I mean I sort of do…a little. But for the most part, 1/4 of one is my limit… 

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Bunless Portobello Burger

  The Bunless Portobello Burger is a version of a sandwich I made a while ago for my husband. In that version I used grilled chicken instead of ground beef, and I piled on the toppings. We still talk about that sandwich with drool cascading from our mouths. So, in honor of the upcoming 4th of… 

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4th of July Dessert Kabobs

  I can’t get enough of fresh fruit in the summer. Usually, I’m all about the rich decadent desserts. When summer hits though, I want something light and fruity. Everyone is gearing up for 4th of July, with some pretty amazing pins on pinterest (by the way, come connect with me!). A lot of those… 

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Frozen Yogurt Pops

These frozen yogurt pops were on my mind this weekend as temperatures were nearing the 90 degree point. Because it’s only the beginning of summer. And staying cool is extremely important. They are something that my kids all agree on and will probably never complain about. They are also a good way to get some… 

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Mexican Corn

If you’ve never tried Mexican Corn, I implore you to give it a shot. It’s absolutely oh-em-gee fabulous. No lie. It’s summer, so grilling is on everyone’s mind anyway–you might as well throw some corn on the grill too. After you peel the husks away it’s time to slather the corn with mayo (yes it… 

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Southwestern Egg Rolls

Southwestern egg rolls are pretty much the best invention ever. And they simple(ish) to make. Especially if you have a partner-in-crime (see husband-turned-blog-hand-model pics below).  I guess technically these aren’t egg rolls. More like tortilla rolls. But whatever. Why do I love them? The taste and texture explosion that happens with every bite. Crunchy outside… 

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Taco Mac

One of my kids’ favorite things to eat for dinner is tacos. Obviously this can get pretty old after a while. Luckily they, like most children, love macaroni and cheese. We haven’t bought the stuff in a box in quite some time. There’s something unsettling about the atomic orange powder-sauce (even though I will admit,… 

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