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A bowl of freshly picked figs ready to be made into the filling for homemade fresh fig newtons

What is the Filling in a Fig Newton?

Posted on Aug 10th, 2020

Let me preface the answer to this Filling in a Fig Newton question with a disclaimer: I don't work for Nabisco!But I have made a LOT of homemade fig…

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Strawberry Butter

Posted on May 14th, 2020

Strawberry Butter is a slightly sweet and fruity whipped butter spread that is perfect for popovers, English muffins, and biscuits!  This…

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Easy Pico de Gallo

Posted on Aug 21st, 2019

Easy Pico de Gallo is at the center of so many delicious dishes! Serve it as a dip for chips, with tacos, on salads and burgers, etc. Ready in 10…

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Chili made for topping Hot Dogs and Hamburgers

Chili Recipe for Hot Dogs and Hamburgers

Posted on Jul 4th, 2018

This Chili Recipe for Hot Dogs and Hamburgers is quick, simple, and perfect for all your cookout chili as a condiment needs. Lots of flavor - NO…

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Hot Bacon Vinaigrette Salad

Hot Bacon Vinaigrette

Posted on Jun 11th, 2015

Spinach salad is topped with chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, hard boiled eggs, and bacon! Tossed with a Hot Bacon Vinaigrette Dressing, this…

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Asian Chicken Crunch Salad

Asian Chicken Crunch Salad

Posted on Mar 12th, 2015

This Asian Chicken Crunch Salad is my ABSOLUTE favorite! It's loaded with crispy baked chicken, almond slivers, crunchy chow mein noodles, mandarin…

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Copycat Carrabba's Herb Dip

Copycat Carrabba’s Herb Dip

Posted on Dec 2nd, 2014

Fresh herbs and crushed red pepper makes my favorite bread dip everrrrrrr. Copycat Carrabba's Herb Dip is an easy, fresh, homemade replica of the…

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Cranberry Butter Recipe

Cranberry Butter

Posted on Nov 10th, 2014

A sweet tart spread you just have to have at your Thanksgiving table! Cranberry Butter is perfect on all kinds of breads and muffins, makes a great…

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Easy Satay Skillet Chicken via

Easy Satay Chicken

Posted on Apr 8th, 2014

Compensation was provided by General Mills via Federated Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of…

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Pesto with Kale

Kale Pesto

Posted on Oct 15th, 2013

Sometimes things are trendy and it's kind of annoying. I was trying to think of a non-offensive example for that and... I just couldn't. But you get…

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Southwestern Chicken Salad

Posted on Sep 26th, 2013

  Southwestern Chicken Salad is loaded up with all your favorite Tex-Mex goodness! It's easy to make, totally nutritious, and extremely…

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Spicy Cold Crab Dip

Spicy Cold Crab Dip

Posted on Aug 1st, 2013

  Setting my boys loose in the grocery store is an experience, let me tell you. Taking little kids to the grocery store is all about…

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Stovetop Fresh Tomato Sauce

Fast Stovetop Fresh Tomato Sauce

Posted on Jul 23rd, 2013

This Homemade Fresh Tomato Sauce is one of my favorite ways to use up summer tomatoes. Whether you have a garden or just found a great sale, this…

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Pecan Chicken Salad

Pecan Chicken Salad

Posted on Jul 17th, 2013

Lately I've been watching that show Kitchen Nightmares while I cook and test recipes and do my daily thing. In case you're new here or just missed…

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Cherry Bomb Chicken

Cherry Bomb Chicken

Posted on Jun 28th, 2013

Cherry Bomb Chicken is salt-brined and then smothered in an easy Cherry Pepper BBQ Sauce while cooking. This recipe makes for the most tender and…

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Overhead view of a BBQ bacon burger, bun off and spread with bacon onion jam

BBQ Bacon Burgers

Posted on Jun 12th, 2013

These BBQ Bacon Burgers are a grilling season staple! Juicy beef burgers are topped with cheddar, crisp bacon, BBQ sauce and bacon onion…

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Strawberry Balsamic Wedge Salad

Posted on May 22nd, 2013

Well, I'm here. But I lost a whole entire day. Let's talk about what happens to a food blog when the internet dies. Actually... let's talk…

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Roasted Cilantro Chicken Tacos with Black Bean Salad

Posted on Apr 23rd, 2013

 Roasted Cilantro Chicken Tacos with Black Bean Salad are light and healthy with baked crunchy shells, roasted chicken, & black bean salad that…

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BBQ Chicken Wraps with Ranch Cream Cheese Spread

Posted on Apr 18th, 2013

While this post is landing in your inbox I am on my way to the zoo with Evan, Chad, and a gaggle of 4th graders. I made this trip a few years back…

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BLT Sliders with Cucumber Dill Sandwich Spread

BLT Sliders with Cucumber Dill Sandwich Spread

Posted on Mar 26th, 2013

  This rescue puppy of ours is a sneaky girl. Not eat-the-shoes sneaky or get-in-the-trash sneaky or even snatch-food-from-the-table…

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Caesar Salad Pitas with Light Caesar Dressing

Caesar Salad Pitas with Lightened Up Caesar Dressing

Posted on Mar 1st, 2013

I thought it might be nice to reassure you that I actually don't just eat cakes and cookies all day. As much as I would LOVE to exist solely on…

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Surprise Recipe Swap- Honey Mustard Vinaigrette Salad with Goat Cheese Pastries

Posted on Feb 20th, 2013

I am super extra excited today. And not just because I am loaded up on fresh greens and goat cheese. I signed up this month to do something fun and…

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Five Fast Weeknight Meals

Posted on Jan 14th, 2013

What had happened was... I had every intention of sharing something new and delicious with you today. I've made it several times. Worked out the…

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Balsamic Reduction

Posted on Jan 11th, 2013

This isn't really a recipe... more of a method. The word "recipe" would indicate that there should be more than one ingredient involved.…

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Garlic-Herb Cream Cheese Spread & an Herby Turkey Sandwich

Posted on Nov 24th, 2012

My cure for the Thanksgiving holiday food hangover... ... involved wrapping my porch in a gajillion strands of soft white lights, shopping online…

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Easy Basil Walnut Pesto

Posted on Sep 23rd, 2012

A Moral Dilemma. And, no, it has nothing to do with pesto. I think basil pesto is pretty uncontroversial. Anyway... if you drive, you've been…

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Some Like It Hot

Posted on Aug 23rd, 2012

I should probably warn you ahead of time that this post may not be for the faint of heart. Sometime earlier this summer my sweetheart developed a…

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Roasted Tomato Sauce

Posted on Aug 11th, 2012

Earlier this week I briefly mentioned a gigantic bucket of tomatoes given to me by my neighbors from their garden. Wasn't that nice? And there are a…

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This Is A Test…

Posted on Jul 12th, 2012

This is a test. Sugar Dish Me is conducting a test of the Emergency Broadcast System. Remember this is only a test. I am out of the kitchen…

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Asparagus Pesto Ravioli

Posted on Jun 2nd, 2012

I like to play in the kitchen. Sometimes I'm inspired by magazine articles or blogs I read. On occasion it's the weather. Other times it's my mood.…

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Chopped Southwest Salad

Posted on May 11th, 2012

                This looks like an awful lot of dressing, I know. But it's just…

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Best Pasta Salad Dressing

When the Weather is Warm

Posted on Mar 8th, 2012

The countdown to spring has begun- Easter baskets and cute little stuffed chickies (and chocolate bunnies!) have been lining the shelves of every…

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Easy Chicken Gyros Recipe

Easy Chicken Gyros

Posted on Feb 24th, 2012

This post is olllllld. From February 2012. So it got a makeover in August 2017. Updated photos, some new recipe notes and links to relevant things,…

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