The Cheesiest Grits Recipe with Tillamook Cheddar

Growing up in “the South”, however suburban my experience was, there was always a constant in my house like many others across the southeast: grits for breakfast. My mom used to load up a giant bowl of grits with cheddar, butter, and tons of bacon for one of our weekend meals and we’d happily stuff

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Blackberry Peach Crumb Bars

As we near the end of summer, the fruit gets a little sweeter. The summer rainstorms enable berries and peaches to plump up to the point of bursting, making it the perfect time to infuse them into every baked good our Kitchen Aid mixer can whip up. Last year, I couldn’t stop making this peach

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How to Cook an Artichoke Perfectly

To me, an artichoke is a summertime indulgence. Growing up, we didn’t have a lot of money to spend on meals, but in the summer, my mom always brought home an artichoke for us to snack on for the weekend. Back in those days, it was steamed in the microwave and served with a side

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TeQuollins: A Tequila Twist on a Tom Collins

A wise woman once told me to have a lot of cocktails (and wine) on hand for when you’re renovating a house. We are 2 weeks into our home remodel and while we’re on schedule, the amount of undesirable things that have come out of taking off 100-year-old wallpaper is shocking. Needless to say, I’ve

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Quick & Easy Blueberry Hand Pies

I was going to say that summer is the season of pie but then it just hit me that pie really doesn’t have a season and it’s perfect all year round. However, there are some pies more suited to summer like my absolute favorite, blueberry pie and we’ve made it an even more approachable summer

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Classic Margarita’s Two Ways

One of my favorite ways to enhance a classic margarita is by adding a bit of fruit juice. If I’m not sipping on the perfect pitcher margarita, I’m probably adding some grapefruit simple syrup or pineapple simple syrup to the mix. Enter these simple syrup fruit juices I whipped up to enhance your Cinco de

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