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Summer Fridays, Vol 13.

by Jessica on August 30, 2019 9 2 You guys! I can’t believe that this is the last summer fridays post of the year! This summer FLEW by. Like last year, I’m ending summer fridays on Labor Day weekend – more on that below! Thanks for an ...

Roasted Vegetable Salad Meal Prep

$11.62 recipe / $2.91 serving Home » Extra Bytes » Budget Friendly Meal Prep » Vegetarian Meal Prep » Roasted Vegetable Salad Meal Prep Making sure I get vegetables into my diet takes daily effort. But one thing I know for sure is that if I have ...

25 More Easy Dinners for Back to School!

by Jessica on August 29, 2019 17 7 Right now, I’m in major weeknight meal mode! I’ve been creating the best recipes for my next book, which is all about DINNER. Easy weeknight dinners to be exact! I shared a post like this last year with the best ...

On Blogging: My Creative Process.

by Jessica on August 29, 2019 5 5 Hello hello!! I’m back with another blogging post and bringing you the answers to one of my most asked questions – how do I come up with recipes and keep the blog going after so long?!  WELL. What I’m ...

Fig Leaf and Honey Ice Cream

In terms of favorite ice cream flavors, it’s likely that Fig Leaf Ice Cream isn’t at the top of your list. But once you taste it, you’ll probably add it. It’s tricky to provide an exact description of the flavor, which is coconutty, and references ...

Kir Royale Cocktail

Best Kir Royale Cocktail Recipe - Cookie and Kate ...

Summer Garden Quinoa with Marinated Flank Steak.

by Jessica on August 28, 2019 4 5 So chimichurri quinoa with flank steak may be my new favorite thing! And say hello to the best summer dinner ever.  Everything you want in this bowl, right here! I love 2019. I love that we can throw ...

How to Create a Perfect Tailgate Spread with ALDI.

by Jessica on August 27, 2019 0 0 Ohhhh my gosh – it’s time!  I could not be more thrilled to start talking tailgate recipes. Give me all the snacks and cider!  Today I’m partnering with ALDI to share a bunch of my favorite no-fuss ...

Oven “Sun-Dried” Tomatoes

This homemade sun-dried tomatoes recipe is super easy to make in the oven and irresistibly delicious. Trying to figure out what to do with that end-of-the-summer bumper crop of tomatoes from the garden?! Make a batch of sun-dried tomatoes! ♡ ...

10 Things to Do With Kids in Paris

If you’ve gotten a response via email from someone else, it may have been from Emily, who has been helping me keep up with things on the blog, including all the newfangled tech stuff that eludes me. Emily is married, with children, and lives in ...