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Everything’s Better With Beer Cupcakes

salted caramel chocolate beer cupcake

The title says it all with this one: Everything is better with beer. I got challenged to make something sweet and delicious using the impeccable Samuel Adams Boston Lager as a main ingredient. Now, as someone who has never found a bad day, a good day, or a cut of meat that beer didn’t make better (obligatory always drink responsibly), ...

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Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

bacon wrapped spinach and cheese stuffed pork tenderloin

Ok, this one’s gotta be short and sweet folks because I’ve got a date with a wading pool and three kids, two of whom won’t stop asking me when we’re going. How about when it opens kids, how’s that sound. Sigh, I really must work on their spatial time knowledge. Ok, this was RIDICULOUSLY easy to make. It doesn’t look ...

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Brushetta Style BBQ Pork Chops

Brushetta style bbq pork chops

Oh man, am I ever excited to share this recipe with you guys. Hands down, this is my new summer jam for dinner. It was so incredibly easy to whip up, it was AWESOME tasting, and the best part, it made it look like I really knew what I was doing. This is a dinner that doesn’t just taste good, ...

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Calamari with Hot Peppers

fried calamari with hot peppers

Today’s recipe is brought to you by Sophie and I, as she is insisting on sitting on my lap while I type. Awesome. A little over six years ago Bo and I had the best meal of our lives. It was on our honeymoon, when we got back to Florida from the Bahamas, and we ate at The Capital Grille. ...

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Pumpkin Cake Cookies with Brown Butter Icing


This is a recipe I’ve literally been meaning to get up on the site for years. It’s hands down my favorite holiday recipe, and one that I make every year for Thanksgiving. Except for last year, because last year I couldn’t find where I put the recipe (which is why I really need to get it up on the site). ...

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Anniversary Chicken (or Pan Seared Chicken Breasts with a Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Cream Sauce)


It’s ironic really that I call this Anniversary chicken, seeing as I was supposed to make it for our anniversary and instead we ordered pizza at nine at night once the kids were in bed. Happy five years hunny! Three weeks later though, I finally got around to making it. On a Monday night. When I had the kids at ...

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