Recipe Round-Ups

What’s for Dinner: August 2014 Meal Plan

We’re back again for another monthly meal plan to help you figure out what’s for dinner! This month, I’m featuring lots of recipes that are excellent on the grill. Time to get some quality grillin’ time in before summer comes to an end! (Don’t have a grill? Almost all of these recipes can be made […]

7 Summer Side Dishes for Your Next Picnic

It’s that wonderful, lazy point of summer that I love. Time slips away sitting with my toes in the sand, and it seems like one of our friends invites us to a cook out every other day. I can’t get enough picnic food even on rainy days spent indoors, and I live for my next […]

5 Last-Minute Easter Side Dishes

Okay, so you probably already have your entree picked out for tomorrow. Growing up, we usually had ham on Easter. Yum. But side dishes? Well, that rotated from year to year. Usually something potato-y. Usually at least three veggie dishes. Some kind of slaw, some kind of salad. Feeling a lack of side dish inspiration? […]

Feast of the Seven Fishes Recipes

Our family isn’t Italian, nor are with Catholic, but I absolutely love the Feast of the Seven Fishes tradition. I was first introduced to this through my ex-boyfriend’s mother, who is both Italian and Catholic. In their culture, you eat copious amounts of seafood on Christmas Eve. According to Wikipedia, “the traditional Biblical number for […]

The Pinterest Pumpkin Project: 52+ Top Food Bloggers Share Their Favorite Pumpkin Recipes

It’s that time of year again…Pinterest is being invaded by everything PUMPKIN FLAVORED! But you know what they say, right? “If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em!” So this year, we put together a little food blogger community project called The Pinterest Pumpkin Project! We asked dozens of food bloggers to share their FAVORITE pumpkin […]

25 Recipes to Make With Kids Before the End of Summer

Parents: It’s the home stretch. When I was a kid, every August, my dad would literally walk around the house singing “It’s the most wonderful time of the yeeeeeeear…” with a huge smile on his face. Most of you have just a week or two left before packing up the little muchkins and sending them […]

Red, White, and Blue Recipes: Happy 4th from The PinterTest Gals!

Happy Independence Day, everyone! We’re having a great day, even more than normal on a holiday because my boyfriend, Jeffrey, got home from deployment yesterday after five months aboard the U.S.S. Eisenhower. They’ve been gone 10 out of the last 12 months, so it’s a great feeling to have him back home! To help you […]

Our Favorite Red Velvet Recipes (Happy Father’s Day, Dad!)

Growing up, our dad would occasionally grill some steaks and make homemade ice cream in our old-fashioned old cream maker, but it was our mom (Sharon) who did the cooking, and certainly the baking. We always had lots of goodies in the house, and my dad loved nothing more than her red velvet treats. Then, […]

Christmas in July: The Giant List of Cookie Recipes

My mother (Sharon) is known for her Christmas cookie platters. If you’re lucky enough to get one of these puppies for the holidays, you have days of scrumptious treats to look forward to. She starts baking weeks before Christmas to prepare, often baking all day to fill the freezer with cookies for Christmas. Here are […]