Blackberry-Mint Syrup

I have this weird thing about berries. It’s complicated, way too complicated to write out in great detail, but suffice it to say that the berries I like to eat by themselves are rarely the berries I like in stuff and vice versa. I would also rather die than eat raspberry-flavored anything, like candy. So when it comes to blackberries, I don’t really like to just, say, pop a blackberry into my mouth. Too spiny and seedy and bitter. But in stuff? …

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Two-Ingredient Quick Bread

      Okay, let’s just talk about this for a minute.  I almost didn’t post this recipe because we don’t like to share recipes on this blog unless we really love them.  I never understand why some food blogs will go to all of the effort to make and photograph a recipe, share it with their audience, and then in the final paragraph say something like, “So my final review is that this was just okay.  I probably wouldn’t …

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How to Devein Shrimp {& Quickly Cook Them!}

Okay. Can we talk a little about shrimp? And how they’re one of the friendlier seafoods? Even non-seafood-lovers often enjoy shrimp. Shrimp are widely available and easy to cook and can be served in a wide variety of ways. Shrimp is lean and protein-packed and delicious. What’s not to love, right? I will tell you. Shrimp that has not been deveined. And when they say “vein,” they really mean “intestinal tract.” Yes, friends, I’m talking about poop. I actually kind …

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Short-Cut Tie Dye

If you follow me on Instagram, you most likely saw me post about this a couple of weeks ago.  It got a huge response over there, and lots of people were asking questions and thinking it was cool, so I thought I’d write up a little tutorial here.  It all started when one of my boys wanted to surprise me by cleaning his bathroom.  I knew he was up to something the moment he ran through the kitchen because I …

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OBB Cool Treats Roundup

Okay, guys…can we talk about how much July is not my month? It is not my month. It never has been. Back when my husband and I were trying to figure out when we were going to get married, July was just out and I’ve since discovered that that’s because apparently that is when moderately bad things happen to me (strangely, the very worst things seem to happen to me in October, but I love October, soooo…) Anyway. This time …

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