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Summer

Easy Soft Pretzels

Easy Soft Pretzels

One of the things that my husband and I always bond over is our mutual love for soft pretzels, and when you live in Eastern Pennsylvania (greater Philadelphia area), you most likely love them. These are, as my husband describes them, “pretzel-y.” In all seriousness, . . . read more.

Open-Faced Egg Sandwich

Open-Faced Egg Sandwich

The open-faced egg sandwich is a go-to staple in our house. We love sandwiches because they are easy and adaptable to whatever you have on hand. Served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, we have found a variety of ways to enjoy this sandwich. I’m going . . . read more.

Traditional Chocolate Chip Cookies

Traditional Chocolate Chip Cookies

I often bake chocolate chip cookies when I want comfort food. I think this is because chocolate chip cookies are a classic recipe that my entire family enjoys, and there has been a lot going on lately. It’s not a pragmatic endeavor, but sometimes we’re . . . read more.

Lemon Pepper Butter

Lemon Pepper Butter

I love the Orange Honey Rosemary Butter so much, so I decided to make a lemon pepper compound butter! This lemon pepper butter is delicious on warm toast and would make a great addition to chicken, fish, noodles, and vegetables. Lemons add vibrant and unique . . . read more.

Maple Honey Granola

Maple Honey Granola

I love this maple honey granola because it is a great crunchy snack or an easy side for breakfast. It’s good on its own or mixed in with smoothies and yogurt. My husband likes to eat it for breakfast with milk. However, I shied away . . . read more.

Blueberry Lemon Smoothie

Blueberry Lemon Smoothie

The blueberry lemon smoothie is a lifesaver because my oldest son is a picky eater, and my youngest son will eat just about anything. What do they both love? Blueberries. What do we also love? Blueberries. So it’s a win for everyone. The blueberry smoothie . . . read more.

Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate Brownies

Rich, fudge-like chocolate brownies are an indulgent treat for yourself and the people you love! This is my best chocolate brownie recipe. I like brownies that are fudge-like, moist, and soft. This recipe includes intense chocolate baked to perfection with the shiny crackled top that . . . read more.

Garlic Pasta

Garlic Pasta

Garlic pasta combines roasted garlic, al dente pasta, and freshly grated cheese to create a robust and flavorful meal everyone will love! Mix in sun-dried tomatoes and herbs and you have my ideal pasta. Want to go bold? This recipe can be customized with additional . . . read more.