The BEST Banana Bread EVER! (With cinnamon topping!)

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Mason Jars and Summer Picnics

Summer’s longer days and warm weather is a perfect time to go exploring.   For some families, the challenge is having summer fun without breaking the bank.  Taking a family out for the day and then buying a meal for them can get very expensive....more

The Lasagna Experience.

Remember when you almost burned the house down the last time you tried boiling water? Or when you made crunchy rice? Or turned mashed potatoes into soup? ...more

Where to Take Your Mom on a Summer Friday

It was a sunny, summer Friday, and my mom and I decided to take a trip to the Union Square Greenmarket. Beloved by foodies searching for the freshest ingredients for their next meal, the vendors offer produce and other items straight from local farms....more

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Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Lime Cream

Next month will mark four years of creating recipes and publishing them to this site. Wow! Sometimes I still marvel at how I’ve managed to continue to come up with more creative ways to feed our family with easy to find ingredients....more

Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are so amazing, aren’t they? They’re delicious, chock-full of vitamins and minerals, and much lower in starch than their white potato cousins. Sweet potatoes contain vitamin A (beta-carotene), vitamin C, manganese, copper, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, potassium, dietary fiber, niacin, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, and phosphorus....more
This looks wonderful and we are having a BBQ on the weekendmore

A Chicken Roll That Won't Let You Forget

“Isn’t it to die for?” My friend gushed breathlessly between bites of Kati Roll....more

The Perfect Summer Dessert: Kahlua Cake

Sharing an old (old!) post today because it's just so dang good and perfect for summer parties! ...more

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