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Our Backyard Makeover!

28 comments May 4, 2015

I think if you live in Arizona, Nevada, or California (northern, at least!), every newer home should come with a pool. Because these places are HOT. It was 95 degrees […]

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8 All-Star Appetizers for SuperBowl Sunday (and a Tabasco Giveaway!)

15 comments January 27, 2015

Whether you’re a football fan or not, one thing is for certain – people love to gather up their friends for the Superbowl. Last year’s game had 108.4 million viewers. […]

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10 Skinny and Easy Recipes

8 comments January 1, 2015

Happy New Year! Are we all ready to get healthy again…before the barrage of Superbowl dips and Valentine’s chocolate take over? Because, um, contrary to what everyone says, food at […]

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Recipe Fails in 2014

40 comments December 30, 2014

One of my wonderful readers said to me a few months ago, “I love your food, Amy. I bet you never make anything bad.” And then I laughed for about […]

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Top 10 Reader Favorite Recipes for 2014

15 comments December 22, 2014

I know I say this every year, but OMG. How is it already the end of December?! 2014 just flew by. It’s been another 12 months of deliciousness and I […]

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10 Easy and Delicious Dinners in 30 Minutes or Less!

10 comments November 28, 2014

Are you all exhausted? From the holiday, or just in general… I have to say that making a ham for Thanksgiving this year was better on so many levels! Less […]

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Over 25 Recipes Using Left Over Thanksgiving Turkey!

4 comments November 18, 2014

Admittedly, turkey is not my favorite. I don’t dislike it, I just don’t love it. BUT I do really enjoy it in stuff. Which is why day-after Thanksgiving left-overs are so […]

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My Favorite Things Giveaway!

26 comments November 15, 2014

The kids asked when they should write their letters to Santa and in my head I was thinking it’s way too early. But then I realized, Thanksgiving is only 2 weeks […]

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Back-to-School Lunch Ideas

46 comments August 2, 2014

Disclaimer: objects may appear larger than they actually are. These are meant for ideas, not portion sizes <<<< and yes, this disclaimer is necessary because last year, people were stunned I […]

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Honey-Sesame Dressing

9 comments July 22, 2014

Chocolate ganache, melted caramel, pure maple syrup, a balsamic reduction… who needs the ice cream? Just pass me a spoon. Right? This dressing is no different – it’s sweet and […]

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Tabasco 10 Ingredient Challenge

6 comments June 22, 2014

Hey friends! I have an active week ahead. For those of you who wish I posted recipes more often, you’re in luck – I’ll have something new every single day […]

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6 Awesome Asparagus Recipes

16 comments April 24, 2014

Do you have a favorite vegetable? I love many, but I’m truly under an asparagus spell. Everyone complains about the, ahem, side effects. But who cares, really? *shrug* If I […]

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Coconut Curry Veggie Stir Fry

16 comments February 13, 2014

Did I ever tell you about that 50 pound bag of rice I bought a few months ago? Um, I’m down to my last few cups! So everyone who thought […]