Best Hamburger Marinade

grilled hamburgers made with best grilled hamburger marinade

Burger time! You’ll be hailed as a “Grill Master” extraordinaire when you use this flavorful best grilled hamburger marinade before popping your burgers on the grill. The smoky, sweet, yet slightly spicy and tangy taste of these burgers is sure to be a hit at your next barbecue and turn it into a gourmet experience! You’re gonna love these burgers!  Continue reading “Best Hamburger Marinade”

Lemon Tarragon Pasta Salad

Lemon Tarragon Pasta Salad with red grapes, sliced almonds, cubed chicken and celery in a large blue bowl.

I’ll let you in on a little secret: I don’t really like pasta salad. This one is different. I don’t just like it, I LOVE it. It’s so lemony delicious. I think it’s pasta salad perfection! Just the right amount of crunch meets sweet and tangy. There’s even protein. And, it’s not too heavy. Lemon Tarragon Pasta Salad is the new answer to “What’s for dinner?” Or, “What’s for lunch?” or just “What can I make that’s going to be a big hit?” Continue reading “Lemon Tarragon Pasta Salad”

Dianna & Alyssa’s Healthy Guide to Eating at Disneyland

Dianna and Alyssa with Minnie mouse and title

If you know us, or maybe if you don’t, you probably already know we LOVE Disneyland. We’ve been annual passholders for nearly 15 years! And with Alyssa now living close to the parks it is so easy for us to pop over for a quick visit. It’s no secret we are total foodies, especially Disneyland foodies, but sometimes when hit up the Happiest Place on Earth we’re not looking to indulge, and with summer right around the corner we’re trying our best to be healthy! So we thought today we’d share with you our HEALTHY AND LIGHT FOOD GUIDE TO DISNEYLAND! Continue reading “Dianna & Alyssa’s Healthy Guide to Eating at Disneyland”

Jalapeño Cheddar Sourdough Bread

jalapeno cheddar sourdough with title

Jalapeno Cheddar Sourdough Bread is the perfect combination of all my favorite things—homemade sourdough bread, spicy jalapenos, and savory chunks of cheddar. This Jalapeno Cheddar Sourdough recipe is a spin off of Paul Hollywood’s classic sourdough bread recipe, which I show you how to make here! Continue reading “Jalapeño Cheddar Sourdough Bread”

Sweet and Spicy Refrigerator Pickles

Sweet and spicy refrigerator pickles on fork

Sweet. Spicy. No canning necessary! These Sweet and Spicy refrigerator pickles are so easy to make!

Pickles have always been a favorite snack and food accompaniment of mine and I love the sweet heat that these have from the combination of red onions, garlic, crushed red pepper, and honey. Continue reading “Sweet and Spicy Refrigerator Pickles”

Coconut Corn Chowder

3 bowls of coconut corn chowder on a blue and white napkin and cutting board

This Thai inspired Coconut Corn Chowder is bursting with fresh, bright flavors! I first tasted a similar version of this recipe called “Coco Corn Chowder” at Monkeypod Kitchen in Wailea, Maui. The first bite was a spoonful of heaven! I have eaten and enjoyed corn chowders before, but this was different. The decidedly Thai twist gave this soup depth, character and a sense of  “wow.”  Continue reading “Coconut Corn Chowder”

Buttermilk Parmesan Apricot Bacon Biscuits

Buttermilk Parmesan Apricot Bacon Biscuits with title

Buttermilk biscuits are like a little piece of home; buttermilk biscuits with crispy bacon, fresh parmesan, and sweet dried apricots… HEAVEN! Buttermilk Parmesan Apricot Bacon Biscuits now that name is a mouthful, but each little ingredient gives so much flavor how could I leave one out?! And that sweet and savory flavor combination of the bacon, parmesan, and apricots all  in a flaky biscuit with beautiful layers *wipes drool off keyboard*

Biscuits can be a little bit tricky, getting them tender Continue reading “Buttermilk Parmesan Apricot Bacon Biscuits”

Southern Chocolate Coca-Cola Cake

Chocolate coca-cola cake with title

Southern Chocolate Coca-Cola Cake. Coca-cola cake is a southern tradition! If you’ve spent any time in the South then you may already know they LOVE their coke! Every soda is often referred to as a “coke” whether it’s actually coca-cola or not! Continue reading “Southern Chocolate Coca-Cola Cake”

How to Measure Flour Correctly

How to measure flour? Seems simple, right? Yes, it is simple but if you’re not measuring flour correctly and are skipping these easy steps there is a good chance you are putting too much flour  in your baked goods! Nothing ruins a good cake or batch of cookies faster than too much flour!

Check this out:

Each of these bowls contains “1 cup” of flour. Each was measured a little differently and then weighed to show the difference.

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