The Best Teriyaki Burgers

teriyaki burgers

I've been on a quest to find a recipe for the perfect teriyaki burgers for quite some time. Every one I've tried in the past seems to have some issue: the sauce requires too much work or winds up tasting like soy sauce, the pineapples are too watery and limp, the burger is just "blah." On top of ...
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Sweet Tea Chicken: Tastes Just Like Summer

sweet tea chicken

Nothing reminds me of summer like sipping on some sweet tea while the smell of barbecued chicken fills the air. So I thought...why not combine the two? I've been drinking this real brewed Pure Leaf tea from Lipton lately (chasing after the little dude doesn't leave a whole lot of time to make ...
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Stick Figure Decorated Sugar Cookies

stick figure decorated cookies

Decorated sugar cookies are SO fun to make, and it always baffles me as to why people typically reserve them for the holidays. I like to make sugar cookies for just about any party. When I spied some stick figure decorated sugar cookies in a recent newsletter from Wilton (yes, I subscribe to emails ...
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Carved Watermelon Fruit Basket

Carved Watermelon Designs

As my crafts get bigger and bolder, I've been breaking into Nate's tool selection a lot (much to his severe annoyance as I never put anything back in the right place). One of my favorite crafting tools is the RotoSaw, traditionally used for household tasks like adding electrical outlets and cutting ...
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Making My Pregnant Summer Fun

pregnant summer food

I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little bit apprehensive about this summer. Being six months pregnant in the San Diego heat sounds...awful. Especially since we've moved further inland, away from the beach. Did I mention we don't have air conditioning in our new place? So far it actually hasn't ...
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Healthy Snacking While Pregnant

healthy snacking

I've talked before about my pregnancy food cravings and how I'm entirely gripped with the want...no, the NEED...for unhealthy stuff like oreos and jalapeño poppers at 3am. Staving off these snack attacks is a difficult job, especially with hormones raging and baby-induced hunger taking over my body ...
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Ice Cream Party Idea: Creepy Crawly

ice cream party ideas

You know we're always down for fun ice cream party ideas, so when I saw some "creepy crawly" themed cupcakes on Pinterest the other day, I just had to do an ice cream party version of it. I picked up some Smart & Final vanilla bean ice cream and prepped for the party by freezing scoops ...
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At Least I Can Have Fancy Hot Chocolate

fancy hot chocolate

I cut out coffee completely when I'm pregnant. And yes, I sulk about it to no end. While the doctors say it's safe to have about a cup a day, I don't completely trust that recommendation because we all know they tend to change their mind every couple of years based on new research about little ...
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Five Minute COOL WHIP Cheesecake

COOL WHIP cheesecake

This delicious dessert made with COOL WHIP Whipped Topping is an old family favorite that we call "COOL WHIP cheesecake." My grandmother's been making it since before I can remember. She makes a version with homemade Nilla wafer crust, but I take the even easier route with storebought graham cracker ...
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