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#CookoutWeek: Sweet and Spicy Hawaiian Chicken Skewers

I’m very sad to say that #CookoutWeek is over for me. The event officially ends tomorrow, so you’ll still have a variety of great recipes to drool over, but this is the last one for me. This is also the first time that I didn’t make a dessert for #CookoutWeek. […]

Recipe Remake: Black Bottom Cupcakes

Black bottom cupcakes are one of the desserts I remember always being a part of my life. My mom didn’t bake often, but she did know how to make these cupcakes. I can’t remember if they were made for holidays or just because, but I have loved them from the […]

#CookoutWeek: Heirloom Tomato Salad

Even though there is an abundance of vegetables available all summer, I always feel like I’m struggling to come up with side dishes to have. This is mainly because my husband doesn’t like 99% of vegetables. He’d be completely content to eat corn on the cob all summer and I […]

#CookoutWeek: Garlic Butter Steak Foil Packets

Disclaimer: This recipe was created with product received from Chef Shamy as part of #CookoutWeek. All opinions are my own. You step outside into a warm summer night, a gentle breeze blowing that picks up the scent of charcoal from a lit grill, followed by the scent of garlic, vegetables […]

#CookoutWeek: Cherry Bourbon Slush

Has it been humid where you are? Usually in Maryland we have decent weather until early July where the temperatures are in the mid-eighties and the humidity is relatively low and then come mid-July, the humidity soars to the 90+% and it’s pretty miserable outside. Not so much this year. […]

Welcome to #CookoutWeek + Giveaway!

It’s here, it’s here, it’s finally here! That glorious week that happens once a summer where I join up with over 50 bloggers and we share all kinds of cookout style recipes with you. I’ve participated in this event for 2 (3?) years now and it’s definitely one of my […]

Lemon Crumb Cake

Disclaimer: I received a bottle of Nielsen-Massey Organic Pure Lemon Extract in exchange for sharing a recipe. All opinions on the product are my own. Have I mentioned before that I love lemon desserts? Lemon cupcakes, lemon bread, lemon muffins, lemon curd…it doesn’t matter what kind of dessert it is, […]

#BundtBakers: Chocolate Brownie Bundt

Chocolate cake is great. Brownies are great. But what happens when you put them together? Magic. Pure magic. And also your coworkers ask you if you’re trying to kill them. Of course not. I need my guinea pigs. (Said with all of the affection in the world.) The theme for […]

#FantasticalFoodFight: Scallops with Orange Rum Sauce

I’ve had this scallop recipe saved forever but it never got made because scallops are just so ridiculously overpriced here. I can get them from the grocery store closest to me but I’d consider the quality semi-sketchy. My only other alternative is Wegman’s where they’re sometimes as high as $32 […]

#ImprovCookingChallenge: Patriotic Beignets

The theme for this month’s Improv Cooking Challenge is red, white and blue. Seeing as those are the only guidelines for the blogging event, I thought it would be really easy to find a recipe that met the requirements. And instead I spent weeks looking through recipes trying to find […]