Simple Soft Pretzels

Simple Soft Pretzels

Alternate title: So Easy a Middle Schooler Could Make Them. Seriously. My middle school students made this exact recipe. Now, there are plenty of simple recipes that my middle schoolers made that I wouldn’t deem bloggable, but this is not one. These pretzels have a crisp exterior with a chewy center; the flavor has...

Grilled Corn with Basil Butter

Grilled Corn with Basil Butter

Recently I did some work for Margaritaville’s blog – a bunch of recipes, some you’ve seen on here and some that will post in the next few weeks. I figured for a mayo-free tailgate side, you can’t much butter than grilled corn on the cob, but truth be told I’d never made it. I...

Pecan Carrot Cake

Pecan Carrot Cake

I love carrot cake, and in the past have used this recipe, on my blog for years now. So what made me use naptime this past Easter Sunday to make a cake instead of laze around, enjoying the 80 degree weather? America’s Test Kitchen absolutely fabulous looking, tricked-out version of my old favorite. 

BBQ Grilled Drumsticks

BBQ Grilled Drumsticks

Let me tell you something – if you like buying organic meal but dislike the price of organic meat, then drumsticks are for you. At Trader Joe’s I got 10 drumsticks for a total of about $7.00. Per edible ounce, they are the most inexpensive cut of the chicken, not to mention really fun...

Guacamole

Guacamole

When we lived in downtown West Chester, walking up to town for dinner happened a fair amount (especially when the weather was nice and before we had two kids). In working out that 80/20 rule of healthy eating, this meant I ordered salads a fair amount. Now solidly in the burbs, a dinner out...

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