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Oatmeal Pecan Scotcheroos

August 15, 2014 duchessoffork 0

When I met The Duke, I wasn’t really into sweets. Sure, I thought cookies, cakes, and candies tasted fine, but I never craved them. I’d bake for my college roommates without even sampling the cookie dough. What sane person does that? Passing up perfectly delicious …

Simple Corn Salsa

August 4, 2014 duchessoffork 3

If you’ve been reading my blog for even 5 minutes, you know that we LOVE Mexican food around here. The four of us could eat it morning, noon, and night. Julia could eat an entire bowl of queso dip in one sitting if we’d let her. Heck, I could, too. You’ll fi …

10 Fast Family Favorite Suppers

July 9, 2014 duchessoffork 5

Even though it’s summer time, our days seem to be busy as ever. If we don’t have swim lessons in the afternoons, we’re usually in a pool or on a playground somewhere taking advantage of the longer days. I’m always looking for wholesome dinner ideas for …

White Summer Sangria

July 7, 2014 duchessoffork 1

I’ve been having lots of fun in the kitchen lately, acting as mixologist. I’m not a huge drinker, but I do love a good glass of wine (er, champagne) or a fun cocktail on the weekends. We recently had company over for a summer cookout, so I went to work behind our …

Our Favorite Baked Chicken Fingers

June 27, 2014 duchessoffork 0

Every once in a while I come across a recipe that is an instant favorite. I clipped Rachael Ray’s recipe for Baked Chicken Tenders a few years ago and have made it countless times since. My kids love chicken fingers (duh), and I love that these are homemade, using real, …

Toddler Breakfast Ideas

May 13, 2014 duchessoffork 3

Is breakfast a battle at your house? I have one good eater and one average eater (care to guess who’s who?), and breakfast has become more of a challenge in the last few months. Julia’s usual response when I ask her what she wants for breakfast is “No, thank …

Sparkly Fairy Dust Cupcakes

March 27, 2014 duchessoffork 0

When my kids look back on their childhood, I hope they’ll remember good times being had in the kitchen. I want some of their fondest memories to come from sharing comforting meals, meaningful conversation, and good ole belly laughs around the table as a family. I’ …

Weight Watchers Snack Ideas

March 12, 2014 duchessoffork 7

One of my biggest struggles when I started Weight Watchers, and all through my AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge, and even still today, is snacking. Ever since starting my weight-loss journey 8 years ago, I’ve strived to keep to the simple mantra of “eat when hungry, stop …

Brown Sugar Balsamic Grilled Flank Steak

February 20, 2014 duchessoffork 5

My resolution to cook one new meal a week in 2014 is still going strong! We’ve made a quick honey wheat pizza dough, slow cooked carnitas, and even skinny Swedish meatballs. The standout so far has been brown sugar and balsamic grilled flank steak. Flank steak is a cut …

Garlicky Roasted Chickpeas

January 29, 2014 duchessoffork 1

I’ve been trying to flex my creative muscle in the snack department lately. Peanut butter and nuts are my go-to snacks, but my servings of them have gotten way out of hand. I used my challenge to get out of certain food ruts and have enjoyed snacking on different combin …