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August 4, 2018

Hello! Happy Weekend!

We've been spending some time at my parents' home in South Dakota this week, along with my sister Jessica's family. It always feels good to get away from home for a few days and catch up with everyone. (While trying to ignore the emails from the school about school starting in a few weeks...waaaaahhhhh!)

That grilled beer can chicken recipe we've been working on? Well, IT'S READY! You'll find a link to it below.

My Favorite Things this week... I have had this blender (link HERE) on my wish list for a couple years, and was so happy to receive one recently for our family to use and review. And can I just say? It's like we went from a Chevette to a Corvette, comparing the blender Blake and I bought when we were first married to this new one. Yes, it has a lofty price tag. Thus, the reason it had been sitting on my wish list that long. But if you use a blender alot, and want to make super smooth sauces and crush ice effortlessly, I can definitely say we are loving it so far. This machine is quiet and super powerful, and just plain amazing. We've also been trying out the cup attachment and travel cups (link HERE), which work great for making individual smoothies and other smaller-sized mixes. These work so flawlessly, that we often find our girls making their own smoothies. WITHOUT needing our help.

Thank you so much for joining us here each week, for reading the blog, and for following along on social media. We are grateful for your company.

Wishing you an awesome weekend!
Brenda

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NEW: On The Blog This Week

We've gone through quite a few chickens, to get this recipe "just right".

This easy recipe for Grilled Beer Can Chicken guarantees moist, fall-off-the-bone meat and crispy, ultra flavorful skin.

Read this post and grab the recipe here.

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CRUMBS: What We Made Recently

Our daughter Hatti baked up a big pan of chewy Monster Cookie Bars when we hosted a small gathering in the backyard last weekend.

They’re super quick to make (yay for you!), and are always a hit (yay for your guests!).

Get the recipe here.

My mom's recipe for Sweet Refrigerator Dill Pickles has always been one of my favorites. I pretty much eat them like a salad!

Get the recipe here.

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ARCHIVES: Yum From The Past

The bold colors and flavors of this Bánh Mì Salad with Sriracha Vinaigrette are absolute perfection. I love a salad that eats like a meal!

Get the recipe here.

This Peach and Vanilla Bean Freezer Jam is pure heaven, and a great way to preserve these awesome August peaches!

Get the recipe here.

This Fattoush Salad is fresh and bright and flavorful. LOVE!

Get the recipe here.

Looking to up your bloody mary game? This 5 Pepper Bloody Mary with Grilled Jalapeño Shrimp was meant for weekend brunching!

Get the recipe here.

These Fudgy Chocolate Meringue Cookies are soft and chewy in the middle, with the most delightfully thin and crackly exterior.

Get the recipe here.

 
 
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