All Purpose Spice Blend

All Purpose Spice Blend

No matter what you need to season, I’ve got you covered with this All Purpose Spice Blend. It’s the perfect combination of classic with a little something different.  School is out in T minus 4 days people. I’m preparing by creating a summer schedule, summer activity binder, signing everyone up for the summer reading program at

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Instant Pot Mixed Berry Jam

Instant Pot Mixed Berry Jam

Take advantage of all those seasonal berries and a few minutes of free time and make this Instant Pot Mixed Berry Jam. My new favorite way to liven up breakfast and even dessert.  As you can probably tell, I’m still obsessed with the Instant Pot over here. Although I do imagine I won’t be using it

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Bacon and Honey French Dressing

Bacon and Honey French Dressing

This homemade Bacon and Honey French Dressing is just what your salad needs this spring. Sweet, tangy with just a hint of smokiness.  It’s finally getting warm my friends and that means it’s salad time. Isn’t it funny how our appetites shift with the weather? Now that the sun is shining I’m definitely in the mood

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Homemade Croutons

Homemade Croutons

If you are a salad lover and need that carby crunch, Homemade Croutons are a must. Ridiculously easy and cheap to make with results far and above the store-bought version.  **Update: This post, recipe and the photos within have been updated from its original posting in 2012. There were literally 90 words in the original

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Quick Refrigerator Pickles

Quick Refrigerator Pickles

With cucumbers teeming in the garden and at the farmer’s market, put them to good use and make these Quick Refrigerator Pickles. Simple ingredients and a little time results in fresh, crunchy pickles perfect for snacking on all summer long. I went to the farmers’ market for the first time this summer on Saturday and

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Smoky Chipotle Salsa

Smoky Chipotle Salsa

If you are looking for a homemade salsa for Cinco de Mayo, I’ve got you covered with this Smoky Chipotle Salsa. It’s super simple to make and even better to eat. Are you going through a cold snap where you live? It’s been in the 40s the past few days with lots of rain and

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Homemade Coffee Syrups

Homemade Coffee Syrups

Homemade Coffee Syrups are easy to make and customize. Today I’m sharing my three favorite combinations so you can make your own coffee house quality drinks at home for a fraction of the cost. I am so beyond excited about today’s post. I’ve been doing a lot of experimenting with flavors and today I’m sharing

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Bacon Onion Jam

Bacon Onion Jam is a delicious, sweet and savory condiment that is going to blow your mind. Smoky bacon, red onions, sugar and vinegar are cooked down to create a thick, caramelized jam that is delicious on crackers, sandwiches, brie and more. I know we’re only halfway through January but I’m ready for Spring. It’s

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Dijon Bacon Croutons

Homemade croutons are the best but add bacon and Dijon mustard to create these Dijon Bacon Croutons and they become magical. Add crazy flavor and crunch to your favorite salad with these delicious little bread nuggets. “AGAIN with the bacon Meg?” hopefully said no one ever. I really didn’t mean to go overboard on the

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