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Six Quick Food Gifts You Can Toss in a Jar

Posted July 5, 2016

I’ve always been an avid collector. Whether books, old birthday cards, or magazine clippings, I had a shelf for it all. Naturally, there are some cons to this hobby, like clutter and being called a hoarder from time to time.…

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5 Savory Crowd Pleasers for Any Party

Posted June 28, 2016

Have you ever been to one of those parties where you leave talking about the food? This has happened to me on numerous occasions: homemade caramel popcorn on movie night, bacon-wrapped dates at book club, and a cucumber and tomato…

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5 Quick Pickles to Preserve Spring and Summer Produce

Posted June 20, 2016

With an abundance of spring produce floating around my fridge, I had to get creative. Thankfully, I’ve recently learned that you can truly pickle anything. And what better way to spend a summer afternoon than saving all of the fruits and veggies of…

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Seven Hearty Meals for the Dad Who Does Everything

Posted June 13, 2016

In my eyes, my dad can do anything. He is the mechanic, the cook, the driver, and—my favorite—the storyteller. When I was little, I loved those long family car rides where my mom and sisters would nod off to sleep, and I would stay…

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7 Ways to Grill for a Smokin’ Good Summer Day

Posted May 24, 2016

Let’s dust off the grill, shall we? With spring comes tulips, ramps, sunshine, and our dear old friend, the backyard. If someone can tell me one thing that doesn’t benefit from the smoke and sear of a grill I’ll hand over my next vacation…

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Eggplant Rollatini with a Lighter Twist

Posted April 12, 2016

Eggplant Rollatini is one of my favorite dishes. I’m a sucker for all things Italian, but this one really hits the mark. It has my top three ingredients: eggplant, ricotta, and marinara sauce. However, it’s typically labor-intensive and not such…

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