Recipes

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Perfected Pulled Pork

It may be October, but in Indiana we are celebrating what will most likely be our last summer-like day of the year! It’s sunny and 80s outside – so gorgous. However, fall will be arriving in force tomorrow to bring us back down to earth and the reminders that winter is ever marching closer. Closer. Read More

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Mango Coconut Cucumber Salad

  Sometimes you’re browsing through a cookbook, and you see a recipe that inspires you. Then you plan it into your week, or, if especially excited about it, you just go out and buy the ingredients and make it right then. Other times, you find yourself the recipient of buckets of garden fresh cucumbers and Read More

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Church Social Brownies

A few weeks ago, we traveled to North Carolina to say our goodbyes to Steve’s paternal grandmother, Jane. The whole family gathered for her funeral in the small community of Burnsville, North Carolina, deep in the Appalachian mountains. I always loved visiting that beautiful and strange (for me) place. As someone who grew up surrounded Read More

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Cinnamon-Pecan Shortbread

I’ve been on somewhat of a quest for a good shortbread recipe. Shortbread is just so good, especially if it’s got a good salty-sweet balance. The Hubs is a major fan, so it seems like a good cookie for me to perfect baking. I’ve made this version (well, plus my changes) several times, and I’m Read More

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Basil Limeade

Yet another recipe that came about because of an herbal abundance! My basil is taking over one of my garden boxes and there is no way that I’ll use it up before the end of the summer. There are lots of basil limeade recipes out there, but most of them had way too much sugar Read More