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One of the easiest desserts ever, no one will even know that the secret ingredient in these Coconut Macaroon Bars is refrigerated crescent dough.

Coconut Macaroon Bars



Sometimes, you need a dessert recipe so easy that you can make it off the top of your head. These Coconut Macaroon Bars are just that.

For the past 4 or 5 years, my family has had a tradition of going to a nearby town to watch the fireworks on the 4th of July. We go a few hours early and the kids play and the adults get to sit around and chat until the sun goes down and the show starts. One of the best parts about the fireworks show that we go to is that we are so close to where they launch the fireworks. So close, in fact, that you get hit with bits of cardboard and ash from the fireworks the whole time. I know – crazy. But you will never forget a fireworks show that is basically going off right over your head. It’s pretty amazing.
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An easy 5 ingredient marinade packs lots of flavor in this Honey Soy Chicken.

Honey Soy Chicken



There is a good reason food blogging and I get a long so well. I love to try new recipes. My husband is known to brag about it from time to time – that in all of our years of marriage, he rarely has to eat the same meal twice. I have fun with it – making recipes from one of the hundreds of cookbooks I own, recipes that I’ve found on other blogs, recipes that I’ve seen on tv, or developing some idea that has popped into my head. There is never a lack of inspiration or even motivation for me.

But I have to admit to something. I have been cooking more from my archives lately than I have new recipes. I have become addicted. Not only do some most of my old posts need new photos, but my main reason – there are some really great recipes hiding in there. Recipes that I’ve made once and promised to make again, but never did.
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This Steak and Potato Kabob recipe has baby potatoes, baby sweet peppers and chunks of beef that are grilled and then served with an easy dill aioli in this summer version of steak and potatoes.

Steak and Potato Kabob Recipe



I am a creature of habit. I love routine. And when things get thrown off, I tend to get thrown off. So I usually stick to what I know. What I’ve always done.

Which is why I am here posting this recipe on the 4th of July. I know not very many people are going to be online today. I know a lot of other bloggers probably won’t post today and take the day off.

But like I said – I like routine. I am a slave to my schedule. :)
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Banana bread goes back to school with a peanut butter twist and a raspberry jam swirl in this Peanut Butter and Jelly Banana Bread Recipe.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Banana Bread Recipe



I know what you are thinking – another banana bread recipe? But I say – is there really such thing as too many banana bread recipes? I think not!! Especially when you get peanut butter and jelly involved.

I seem to be on this endless quest lately to use up overripe bananas in a different way every time. (The funny thing is that I’ve done many variations of banana bread, but I don’t even have a basic banana bread recipe here on my site!) But food is supposed to be fun, and why make plain old banana bread when you can jazz it up with peanut butter and jelly?
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This Chopped Cobb Salad has all of the flavors of the popular Cobb Salad, but mixed up making it more enjoyable to eat!

Chopped Cobb Salad Recipe

This post has been sponsored by Jones Dairy Farm.




Remember last year when I got all obsessed with chopped salads? Well, I know it’s been awhile, but I’m back again. This time with chopped Cobb salad.

I will be the first to admit that I love the way a Cobb salad looks. All the pretty lines of ingredients, so colorful and fresh looking. But every time I go to eat one, I don’t know where to start. I’m a girl that likes a little bit of everything in every bite of a salad. (But I’m the totally opposite with the food on my plate – I don’t like to combine everything there!) If you have a single serving Cobb salad, it’s a bit easier, but when it’s a big salad served to a crowd? How do you go in there and make sure that you are getting everything without looking like the greedy one that is trying to hoard all the avocados? (Or is that just me? ;) )

This is the reason I love chopped salads. No worrying about how to get everything in one bite, because it’s already mixed up for you. Including the dressing!!
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This easy Peach Napoleon Recipe uses baked, sugared wontons that are layered with whipped cream and fresh peaches for a impressive presentation.

Peach Napoleons with Sugared Wonton Wrappers

Photos and Recipe Updated June 2014




Originally published September 26, 2008 – Peach season is something that I look forward to every year. I’m jumping the gun a little bit right now, as it’s not quite peach season here in Utah yet, but I couldn’t resist. I’ve been dying to remake this beautiful Peach Napoleon recipe, and I can see myself making this dessert all summer long!

I’ve mentioned before that I’m not an entertainer. But if I was, this simple Peach Napoleon recipe would be in my repertoire. It really doesn’t get any easier or faster than this. If I didn’t have to wait for the oven to pre-heat, I could have had these done in under 10 minutes easy. And not only are they easy and impressive looking, they are tasty!
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