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Reminiscent of a favorite ice cream treat, these tasty Drumstick Cupcakes start with a vanilla bean cupcake topped with vanilla buttercream, a silky chocolate sauce and then chopped peanuts. Ice cream cone pieces make the cupcake complete!

Drumstick Cupcakes on Taste and Tell

We have come to that time of year when everyone gets a little confused. School has started, so that means fall, right? But it’s still 90 degrees outside and the calendar says that we still have nearly a month until the official start of fall.

I get it. I like the fall, too. The pumpkin candle burning in the living room. The apple pie cooking in the kitchen. The boots and the sweaters and the scarves. I get as excited as the next guy thinking about it.

In most areas of my life, I’m pretty impatient. But when it comes to summer – I’m hanging on. No rushing into fall for me.
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Summer in a sandwich – this Open Face Caprese Steak Sandwich has Certified Angus Beef ® brand steak topped with tomatoes, basil and mozzarella, all on top of cheesy bread.

Open Face Caprese Steak Sandwich

9 times out of 10, if I ask my husband what he wants for dinner, or what he wants me to add to the weekly menu, it will be steak. Steak and wings. I’m not even kidding. Just the other day, I asked him what he wanted for dinner the next night, and I laughed to myself for even asking. I didn’t even have to wait for the answer – I already knew.

And let’s be honest – I’m a steak girl myself, as well. You know that “last meal” question we’ve talked about before? Well, 9 times out of 10, if you were to ask me what my last meal would be, it would probably be a perfectly cooked medium-rare steak, seasoned only with salt and pepper and cooked in butter in a cast iron skillet. Yep – that’s what my dreams are made of.

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Look no further for an easy lunch idea or recipe for a quick dinner – these Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu Wraps come together in minutes and are filled with Swiss cheese, ham and shredded chicken that is coated in an easy honey mustard sauce.

Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu Wraps

I don’t know if it’s like this for everyone, but I swear 5 o’clock is my nemesis.

We could be having a great day. The kids would be getting along, the house isn’t a total wreck, I have had a productive day. I’ll sneak away to the kitchen to start dinner and… BAM.

Everyone wants/needs my attention. The sippy cup is empty or someone is being mean. Or someone wants her hair put in a ponytail. One thing after another.

Dinner time isn’t always a walk in the park. In fact, most nights, it’s not.
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Peach cobbler is a summer staple, and this Coconut Peach Cobbler recipe takes a traditional peach cobbler and gives it a delicious coconut twist.

Coconut Peach Cobbler Recipe

Originally posted August 10, 2011. Photos and post updated August 2014.

The Utah peaches are still going strong. Thank goodness. Because I feel like I haven’t taken proper advantage of them this year, which is a shame, because if you are a regular reader, you’ll already know that I think that Utah has pretty much the best peaches. Ever.

I’ve enjoyed my fair share this year straight from my hand, but as far as actually cooking or baking with them, I’ve pretty much failed. But just a couple of days ago, after looking at some gorgeous peaches sitting on my counter, I had a craving for peach cobbler. And this peach cobbler recipe is the first one that popped into my head.
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This easy Southwest Chicken Salad is a great way to use up leftover chicken in a recipe that only takes minutes to throw together. Serve it as a lunch or dinner entree or smaller portions as a side dish.

Southwest Chicken Salad - a hearty dinner salad filled with lots of healthy and delicious ingredients.

I am all about balance when it comes to food. I try to eat healthy. There are some days that I’m great all day, and some days that I totally blow it. Let’s just say that self control and I don’t get along so well when it comes to food.

Lately, it’s been pretty funny, though. My husband will come home from work one day and we’ll be having something super healthy for dinner. And then the next night, I’ll surprise him with something totally not healthy. It’s been going back and forth like that for a couple of weeks now. Literally every other day.
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Forget the bagels and the cereal – you can have a hot breakfast even when mornings are crazy when you are camping with these make-ahead breakfast burritos!

Breakfast Burritos - Campfire Style

I’m pretty blessed.

I live in a beautiful state. I’m surrounded by the beauty of the mountains. And as much as I complain about the winters, I’m smitten by the summers and the falls and the springs. And ok – I do dislike the cold, but it’s pretty darn gorgeous here in the winter as well. (Maybe if I were a skier I’d see the winters differently…)

I didn’t grow up in Utah, or the mountains for that matter, but I did grow up just south of some beautiful mountains. And vacation for us growing up was a lot of camping. And I loved it! We had a pop up tent trailer for a lot of my childhood, but I have many fond memories of sleeping in tents as well.

And I still love camping today. It’s just a bonus that I can drive 15 minutes and I’m in a beautiful canyon, surrounded by mountains and trees and streams. I wish that we went camping more often than we do – especially since it’s so close!
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