recipes

This Festive Self-Serve Fajita Taco Bar is What I’ll Be Dreaming About all Summer

Please don’t think I’m crazy, but I’ve been dreaming of this taco board for a very long time. I’m a total sucker for a cheese board and love that you can put one out at happy hour or for a casual get together and people can serve themselves and graze at their leisure. There’s no official call to serving time and no end to the options and combinations you can present. So if a cheese board is such a great idea, why stop there? Because as much as I love cheese, it’s safe to say it pales in comparison to my …

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How-To Freeze or Dry Fresh Herbs like Basil, Thyme, Parsley and More

A couple of months ago I picked up a handful of small herb plants for the backyard. Little did I know how useful they would prove to be! As they continue to grow and produce, I was reminded of this post from Lauren Daniel and thought it was time to revisit! Keep reading for the full tutorial on how to freeze or dry your fresh herbs… This spring my husband made all my herb garden dreams come true and helped me build a “salad table”, which is basically an herb and lettuce raised bed garden that is table height. I (Lauren) absolutely …

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Crispy Carnitas Taco Bowl Recipe

This delicious taco bowl recipe combines crispy pulled pork with beans, veggies, rice and so much flavor! It’s so easy to make and sure to be a weeknight dinner favorite! This recipe is part of our 2-for-1 recipe series. The idea is that you cook once, but get two completely different meals out of it. Last week we presented the super easy, flavorful Pulled Pork Stuffed Japanese Potato but it doesn’t end there. Now we are going to take that leftover delicious, juicy pork and create something totally different with it. This Crispy …

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20 People on the Best Thing They’ve Cooked While in Quarantine…

As all of us continue to swim in the uncharted waters that are the month of April in the year 2020, somehow food has become a prevailing storyline. I noticed it early on when suddenly bread baking posts on this site that were years old became overnight among our most trafficked posts. It shouldn’t have been a surprise (and yet was) when I couldn’t find yeast at any of the local grocery stores the next week. That’s the short story for how our current sourdough starter was born. For the first month I found myself cooking …

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