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Summer Book Club Menu

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 in All, Tips | 3 comments

The perfect summer book club menu! Get the prep done ahead of time so you can enjoy your evening with friends, nosh on some great food and discuss your latest read. 

Summer Book Club Menu

Book Club. Are you in one? I am and have been for 10 years…the same one. Granted, the women have changed a little over the years. Some have moved away to different states, and others moved on due to busy schedules, but there are 5 that remain constant. And after 10 years, we still meet every month and we all read the book. Crazy huh?

My friend Rachel, who used to be in book club before she moved to Atlanta, has been begging me to do a post on Book Club Menus for months. So we will start with a Summer Book Club Menu. Here you go Rachel; this one’s for you.

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12 Berry Recipes for your Bumper Crop of Berries

Posted by on Jun 9, 2014 in All, Tips | 6 comments

Have more summer berries than you know what to do with? Try something new with this collection of 12 berry recipes.

12 Fresh Summer Berry Recipes from Garnish with Lemon

My heart belongs to summer berries.

Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, I. Love. Them. All.

Summer picking season is upon us, and I can’t wait to stain my fingers with berry juice and fill my boxes with freshly picked, sun-ripened berries. Every year I take the kids to pick strawberries and blueberries, and, even though we follow the “pick one, eat one” rule, we always return with waaaay more than we need. So that means it’s time to get creative in the kitchen.

Anyone else get a little overzealous with your picking habits? Or maybe you found a great deal on berries at the grocery store or farmer’s market? Check out this collection of 12 berry recipes and get some fresh ideas for using your bumper crop.

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Pantry Organization (and an OXO POP Container giveaway!)

Posted by on Feb 10, 2014 in All, Tips | 41 comments

Pantry Organization (and an OXO POP Container giveaway!)

You know those special quirks that come with every marriage? I’m talking about the quirks that make your marriage work and make sense to you, but they would probably drive others nuts. Organization is that way with us. I’m not disorganized by any means, but I think it’s safe to admit that Kevin and I have different levels of organization. And he has a much lower threshold for disorganization than I do. For example, whenever I go away for a weekend, I come home to find something of mine reorganized – usually in the kitchen – all because it was driving Kevin crazy. One time it was my spice rack. And then it was my cooking magazines. Last time it was my utensils. By the way, I am now the proud owner of a container dedicated solely for spatulas. (I love this man!)

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A Few of Our Favorite Things…

Posted by on Dec 5, 2013 in All, Tips | 1 comment

Still looking for gift ideas for that special someone? Lisa and I dish about some of our favorite things. Hope you find some inspiration (and maybe one or two things to add to your OWN list!).

Anna's Favorite Things

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BlogHer Food ’13 Recap: What We Learned

Posted by on Jun 22, 2013 in All, Tips | 5 comments

BlogHer Food '13 Recap: What We Learned

Hi ya’ll! Lisa and I attended our very first BlogHer Food conference in Austin, Texas, a few weeks ago. Actually, it was our very first food blogging conference EVER. We ate, drank, laughed, met amazing bloggers and brands and took away great nuggets of information. From kitchen demos to expert-led panels to food and drink samples to fun exploring the fantastic host city, BlogHer Food is a must-do for any food blogger at least once in your blogging career. But just like Texas, BlogHer Food is BIG – 600+ attendees – which is kind of intimidating, especially if you don’t know anyone. So we wanted to put together a list of our impressions and the things we learned as newbies to a food blogging conference. Hopefully those of you thinking of attending a food blogging conference in the future will find something helpful to you from our experience. 

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Tuesday Tip: How To Cut A Cantaloupe

Posted by on May 28, 2013 in All, Tips | 5 comments

Sweet, juicy cantaloupe is a summer staple in our house. We regularly eat it for snacks and meals, and it’s always included in our favorite fruit salad. But cutting it can be a pain. I’ve tried a number of ways to cut it over the years and finally landed on a method I like. Check out our video below for a safe, effective way to cut a cantaloupe.

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