One Ingredient Mango (or Banana) Ice Cream

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Around a decade ago, my stepmom, Val,  and my dad gave us a seriously burly juicer as a gift. For those of you well-versed in juicers, I’ll name drop for a second here; it’s a Champion. That thing is jet-engine powerful. And I used that jet engine to make juice. Lots of juice. Juice is…

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Lemon Lime Parfaits

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We are a dessert family. We like to have a little something most nights after dinner. I think of it as a sweet end to the day and send off to bed. A little hug. A little ruffle of the hair. Our everyday desserts are easy affairs. They don’t take much time to put together…

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Salsa Beef and Bean Lettuce Cups

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I went to bed the other night all prepared to make delicious little calzones for the family’s dinner the next evening. The next day, the temperature outside was roughly that of the surface of the sun. And humid. Now I don’t know about you, but when it feels like a giant sauna outside, I am…

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Rosemary and Garlic Slow-Roasted Almonds

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My friend Lisette is a good person to befriend. She’s funny. She’s charming. She has exquisite taste. And wherever she goes, she has snacks.Good snacks. She has bags of granola bars, homemade energy bars and her signature Rosemary Garlic Roasted Almonds. My children hover around Mrs. Heckathorn on field trips with their best “I’m starving!”…

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Mom’s Grilled Cheese and Sweet Onion Sandwiches

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Today’s post is powered 100% by nostalgia. My baby brother is getting married this summer and it has totally sent me into a “This is Your Life” tizzy. My mom was the room mother in my fourth grade year (and my first, second, third, and fifth grades, but I’m talking specifically about year four here…)…

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Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta

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In a world full of uncertainty, there are a few things you can count on beyond death and taxes. Every time we think our schedule is now clear, it will fill up. Overnight. Johnny Depp may be weird, but he’s easy on the eyes. Shortly after you take delivery of seventeen chicks and five ducklings…

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