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Recipe Inspiration 3: Apple Recipes

Recipe Inspiration 3: Apple Recipes

Despite the warm weather lately, I’m craving fall flavors. I want warm dinners, breakfasts with cinnamon, and deserts with apples and pears and pumpkin. Hot chocolate, apple cider, and mulled wine all sound delicious. I wouldn’t mind a trip to a pumpkin patch, or maybe […]

Smoked Eggs

Smoked Eggs

Hubs got a cookbook for Christmas last year that opened our eyes to all of the smoking possibilities. Smoked eggs were the first out-of-the-box thing we made, and we’ve been making them almost weekly ever since. This recipe for smoked eggs is what I would […]

Skinny Taco Dip

Skinny Taco Dip

I know people always recommend avoiding trying new recipes when you’re having people over. But…I think we all have a couple people we can invite when we’re trying something new who will give us honest feedback. Those friends who don’t mind if whatever you made […]

Recipe Inspiration 2

Recipe Inspiration 2

Another week, another recipe inspiration post! Did this week feel very long to anyone else? It was pretty busy here…full of cool things like trivia and family parties. We’re seeing this guy and his brother this weekend, which I’m pretty excited about. Maybe that’s why […]

Recipe Inspiration

Recipe Inspiration

I had an amazing post planned for today all about making smoked pizza…and my free photo-editing software decided to get rid of their free option. Ahem. So. I’ve been thinking about starting a series to share recipes to help with meal planning inspiration and figured […]

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Buttercream

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Buttercream

Apparently September is for confessions…last week I told you I don’t like vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream, this week I have another confession. I’m also not a huge fan of cream cheese icing. Which is a shame since that’s what most people use with pumpkin […]

Ranch Oyster Crackers

Ranch Oyster Crackers

*originally published in December 2013 Growing up, I loved family parties. I have plenty of cousins on either side of my family, and a party meant lots of cousins being together. I’m close in age to one cousin on my dad’s side, and we LOVED […]

The Easiest Four Ingredient Vanilla Buttercream

The Easiest Four Ingredient Vanilla Buttercream

I have a confession to make…I don’t like vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream. It’s like The Classic Flavor Combination, I know. But, I really don’t like it. It’s just not exciting enough. There’s too much of the same flavor without anything to break it up. […]

How to Make Smoked Butter

How to Make Smoked Butter

The weather is getting cooler, and that means it’s time to get in the kitchen. We try not to use our oven too much during the hot summer months, so as soon as the temperature drops…I’m ready for some baking. Especially with the fall and […]

Smoked Potato Salad

Smoked Potato Salad

A few weeks ago, we had a belated Father’s Day celebration with hubs’ family. Hubs smoked a brisket, so potato salad seemed like a natural fit. We also made some easy roasted broccoli for something green. But, the potato salad was a pretty big hit…probably […]