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Flank steak is marinated in a mixture of balsamic vinegar, mustard and spices and then grilled to perfection in this Balsamic Grilled Flank Steak.

Flank steak is marinated in a mixture of balsamic vinegar, mustard and spices and then grilled to perfection in this Balsamic Grilled Flank Steak.
 
 



I think I am sensing a theme with my cookbook reviews this year. Today’s review is #12 for the year, and the 7th “light” cookbook. I think I must be trying to make up for a cookbook collection that was lacking in the light-themed cookbooks before. But I sure have found some gems this year so far – this book included.
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Hearty, filling, and family-friendly, this Italian Ground Beef Casserole with Biscuit Topping is the perfect answer for an easy weeknight dinner.

Hearty, filling, and family-friendly, this Italian Ground Beef Casserole with Biscuit Topping is the perfect answer for an easy weeknight dinner.
 
 



It happens every year. I complain about winter, and can’t wait until it’s over, but then when the weather starts to warm up and spring is on the horizon, I start scrambling, wanting to make all the comfort food. Because let’s face it, I’m a comfort food girl at heart. It really is the most redeeming thing about winter.
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Easy Entertaining - Ranch Dressing Dip Bar
 
 
You all know how I go crazy over all of the different food holidays, right? Well, happy day – today is one of my new favorite food holidays. Happy National Ranch Dressing Day!

I’ve mentioned this several times before, but even though I’ve always been a ranch dressing fan, my love was really solidified when I was pregnant with all three of my kids. I didn’t have all kinds of crazy cravings, but I craved salads like crazy. And not just any salad – it had to be a salad with ranch dressing. No other dressing would do.

Well, I think my kids came out of the womb wanting ranch dressing, because it’s one thing that all three of them love. Anything dip-able needs ranch dressing. My 4-year old currently eats his weight in carrots and ranch dressing!!

So of course, when I found out that it is National Ranch Day today, I just had to do something to celebrate!!
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Comforting and humble, this One Pot Ground Beef Stroganoff is full of beefy flavor. And there is only one pot to clean up after dinner!

One Pot Ground Beef Stroganoff - only one pot to clean up!
 
 



My husband and I have been married for almost 10 years now. But it surprises me how much I still learn about him, even after all of this time. He’ll tell stories about his childhood, or I’ll find out a dream or a fear that he has always had. I won’t be surprised if we are still learning things about each other after our 50th anniversary.
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A super simple weeknight dinner, these Pineapple-Lime Broiled Chicken Drumsticks are basted with an easy pineapple lime sauce that takes only minutes to throw together.

Pineapple Lime Broiled Chicken Drumsticks - an easy weeknight dinner.
 
 



If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I am living the life in the Caribbean on a cruise this week. It has been a dream – a vacation that I needed more than ever.

But it didn’t start off so great. We had a 7am flight out, that turned into a 2pm flight that almost didn’t happen. Luckily, everything turned out just fine. But we got to spend some extra time at the airport that day.

One thing I love about the airport is all of the people watching. As I was sitting, I heard a conversation behind me. The man told his wife that they should go get in line to board the plane. She responded that they should probably wait for the kids to come back. And then I got a good chuckle when he said “well, they are in their 50s – they should be able to navigate the airport by now.” I didn’t see them because I didn’t want to turn around and make it apparent that I was listening to their conversation, so I didn’t realize they were older. But I almost laughed out loud. Because I could totally see me and my husband in that situation. I can see me being the one still wanting to baby our kids, even when they are grown with kids of their own. And my husband reminding me that they are capable of doing things on their own!!
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This Southwestern Chicken and Rice Soup is the answer after a long day. In less than 30 minutes, you can have a big pot of warm, comforting soup filled with tons of southwestern flavor!

Southwestern Chicken and Rice Soup - fast, easy and super flavorful!
 
 



We have been having an unusually mild winter here in Salt Lake. Like warm enough that I don’t even get my coat out most days. I started seeing tulips poking out of the ground, and hints of blossoms on the trees.

And then all of a sudden – bam! Cold again. Seriously, mother nature, I really wish you would make up your mind!!

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