Authentic Red Mole in 5 Simple Steps

Mole can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Really, you can make authentic...

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Mexican Flan: Step by Step

Let’s talk flan, people. What is it? Flan is a delicate baked caramel custard dessert,...

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My Great-Grandma’s Apple Pie

We always make two pies on Thanksgiving. Usually, apple and pumpkin, or bourbon-pecan and pumpkin....

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Slow-Cooked Balsamic Beef

Balsamic beef just sounds good, doesn’t it? I thought so when I saw a recipe...

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Even Easier Mashed Cauliflower

I posted a recipe for Cheesy Puréed Cauliflower about a year ago. Since then I’ve improved...

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Seven Secrets for Killer Kale Chips

So I’m slightly obsessed with kale. No, not THIS obsessed. But I am definitely on...

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How to Make Chimichurri

Chimichurri. It is my favorite condiment of late for so many reasons: It’s easy to make....

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How to Roast Acorn Squash in the Oven

Let’s talk fall for a minute. Acorn squash. On the outside, it may be dark...

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The BEST Way to Cook Bacon

Martha Stewart may not be as popular as she once was, but she is still...

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Easy Crock-Pot Beans / Frijoles Faciles

Beans. Such a simple, primitive food. Yet so controversial in their cooking. Over the years...

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Easy Homemade Graham Crackers!

Now that I’m all into preschool lunches, it seemed like a good time to try out homemade graham...

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School Lunch Ideas!

I ran into a chef friend of mine the other day at Las Palomas. He...

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Dulce De Leche Icebox Cheesecake Pie

It’s National Cheesecake Day! Who knew? I didn’t until I hopped on Instagram this morning....

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More Summer Inspiration!

So how is July treating you? Hot? So hot, I know. Well, here are 10...

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Dad’s Pasta With Clam Sauce

Do you like clams? I have a feeling clams are kind of like oysters and...

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The Easiest Way to Make Pickled Onions

I love pickled onions. I put them on everything … … Barbacoa … Pork verde...

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The Easiest Way to Cook Broccoli

Hi again y’all! Yesterday I posted about the easiest way to cook salmon, and today I’ll...

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The Easiest Way to Cook Salmon

If you’re not cooking salmon this way yet, you totally should. In the past, my...

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20 Things to Do This Summer

Here we are already halfway through summer! In Texas, the hottest days are yet to...

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Recipe for Pistachio-Crusted Cod

I’m not a meal planner. I tried once, but couldn’t get beyond the days of...

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Easy Meat Sauce for Spaghetti or Lasagna

Lately I’m all into this book Simplicity Parenting. As the cover says, the book is about...

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Eggplant Lasagna: Super Easy and Gluten Free!

My mom and I used to make lasagna together when I was a kid. While...

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Pesto-Prosciutto Chicken: Quick and Easy Dinner

Pesto-Pancetta Pork Tenderloin has been my go-to dinner-party dish for years. It’s easy and yummy...

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Rice Krispie Treat Easter Nests

I’m actually a little surprised it took me this long to look it up. Here I...

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Angel Food Easter Bunny Cake: Step by Step

This is the Easter cake my mom used to make for us when we were...

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Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners!

Thank you Silicon Labs Austin  (especially Jason, Jalene, and Donna), and thank you MAMAs Austin...

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Whole-Grain Snack: Animal Tracks Cookies

Remember that moment in Big when Josh raises his hand and says, “I don’t get...

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DIY: How to Polish Silver with Baking Soda

Motherhood, in some sense, is all about letting go, isn’t it? It’s about letting go...

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Recipe Round-up: 25 Naturally Gluten-Free Recipes

Nothing quite makes my day like meeting a new friend! Like my new friend Laila, who...

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5 Simple Sauces to Spruce Up your Meal

My husband John? He’s a sauce guy. While I can enjoy almost any grilled meat...

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Crock-Pot Pork Verde

So this recipe began as an experiment and has become one of our family’s all-time...

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Lebanese Rolled Grape Leaves (Dolmas)

Do you remember the scene in My Big Fat Greek Wedding when Toula tells her Aunt that...

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Recipe for No-Knead Bread

Over the years, I’ve tried many times to make bread. It always ends up being...

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Okay, I Am Obsessed

I can’t stop taking pictures of the baby in her homemade shark costume. I know...

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Pumpkin Activity for Kids!

Happy October! I found a great pumpkin project for kids on Pinterest (originally from www.GrowinginPreK.com), and...

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Crock-Pot Beef Stew

Okay, so maybe I was wrong. It is getting cooler. Kinda. Sorta. I mean, it...

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My Favorite Fall Side Dish: Maple-Bacon Butternut Squash

With the leaves not changing color and the weather not getting cooler, I will not...

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DIY Shark Costume

We’re really into sharks over here. Jack spent a few days as a hammerhead shark...

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Spaghetti Squash: The Universal Side Dish

We have been trying to eat less white carbs over here, which means that I...

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White Bean and Chicken Chili

Did you hear George Saunders‘s advice to graduates? His 2013 convocation speech is available here....

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