Category Food & Drink

Shopping Local and Why it’s the Best Thing Ever

Thursday is one of my favorite days of the week. You’re probably assuming it’s because it’s so close to the weekend, but that would be far from the truth. (When you love your job you love every day of the week!) However, Thursday is something special for a lot of the people in my hometown because it means one thing: Market day. Yes, the local market only opens its golden

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Quick and Easy Treat: Affogato

It’s hot. It’s humid. I still want my coffee. Really, there’s not much that separates me from my daily infusion of caffeine. But sometimes the oppressive summerness makes one have to get creative (here’s how to make iced coffee two ways if you’re feeling the need). There’s also something about summer that ramps up my usually dormant need for ice cream (it’s the heat, it does things to my hindbrain).

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How to Create the Best Easy Chicken Stir-Fry

It goes without saying that I have a lot of chicken in my freezer. When I was younger and my mom wanted me to make something before she got home, I would totally blank out when all we had was chicken. It seemed bland, it seemed boring! How could we possibly have chicken yet again and expect to come up with something new? Well, times have changed folks. I’ve become

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Balsamic Roasted Strawberry Shortcake

Summertime is strawberrytime. If you are lucky enough to have a stead supply of local strawberries, I hope you do amazing things like make preserves and pie with the little ruby jewels. If you have some left over from all your pie making (and seriously, where was my invitation?) – or, if you’re like me, and have some berries kicking around in your fridge that need to be used because

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Best Slow Cooker Wings You Need to Make Tonight

If your kitchen has been graced by the presence of a slow cooker, then there’s really nothing you cannot make. Seriously! These things are amazing for at-home cooks, and they make meals super simple and easy to prep when you’re really busy. When I got my crock pot, I knew that I had made it. It is the ultimate kitchen accessory, and it meant that I was finally ready to

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