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How to Sharpen Knives

Today I wanted to share some tips for how to sharpen knives – just in time for the upcoming holidays so you can have nice, sharp (and safe!) knives to prepare all of your holiday meals with. Don’t forget to scroll all the way through, because I’m also offering a great giveaway to win your own KitchenIQ Smart …

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korean BBQ beef appetizer

San Diego Family Fun Part 2

Here is part 2 of my San Diego recap. Read on for a great Shutterfly coupon code and giveaway, details of our trip, family fun activities, great places to stay and yummy restaurants. Read about Part 1 of our San Diego Trip at Family Fun in San Diego, California: Part 1. Day 3: Sea World …

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fresh strawberry lemonade recipe

Fresh Strawberry Lemonade

Nothing says summertime like an ice cold glass of fresh squeeze strawberry lemonade. The perfect sweet and tart drink to pair with any summer BBQ. Drink it just like it is, or use it as the base for your favorite adult cocktail. I am so in love with this Breville Juice Fountain and so are …

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homemade yogurt and yogurt parfait

Homemade Yogurt

I have heard time and time again how easy it is to make homemade yogurt. We are big yogurt eaters in this house and the more I thought about it the more I wanted to give it a try. Yogurt has many purposes in this household of adoring fans, from an ingredient in baked goods, …

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Coconut Milk Lemon Sherbet

This giveaway is now closed. Congrats, Mika! I am so excited to tell you all about this recipe for Lemon Sherbet. The recipe comes from my friend Michelle of (What’s Cooking with Kids) new cookbook The Whole Family Cookbook. If you have kids, are passionate about eating well and teaching them how to help and …

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spice giveaway

Stock your Spice Cabinet

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, Callie! I couldn’t cook nearly as well as I do without my well-stocked spice cabinet. There are so many more flavors you can give food when you have the necessary tools. Just salt and pepper don’t cut it for me. I like my food to have complex flavors that …

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toaster oven giveaway

Breville Smart Oven Giveaway

This contest is now closed. Congratulations, Angela! I can’t wait to tell you about my new toaster oven – The Compact Smart Oven, by Breville. But first, let me convince you why you need a toaster oven versus a standard toaster. A toaster oven is an essential kitchen appliance for me. Unlike traditional toasters, the …

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