As most of you know, I grew up in Kansas City. Which just happens to be famous for Barbecue. Especially a little joint in a gas station called Oklahoma Joe's. Fortunately, they expanded and have now opened up two very large restaurants in the suburbs of KC, Olathe and Leawood. If you have never eaten at Oklahoma Joe's, you are seriously missing out. It's better than Pappy's. Better than Zarda. Better than Memphis dry rub BBQ. Basically it's the best barbecue known to mankind. In my opinion.
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Some of the very best recipes I have are ones that are passed down through generations and include scribbles, fragmented sentences, confusing instructions, and no true measurements for ingredients. Those are the ones that I know are amazing. Because those are the recipes I know that my grandparents, or beyond, whipped up themselves and jotted down notes to remember, but had everything memorized because they made it so often.
This potato salad happens to be one of those recipes. I don't Read more [...]
So I have to be honest, I am quite tired of having sick kiddos. We have lived in Idaho for 4 weeks now and my kids have been sick 3 different times. If you do that math, that's being sick almost every week. Not only do I feel bad for my babies in seeing them miserable, I'm tired, worn out, exhausted, and ready to get out of the house and play with some friends. I think we may have to do some major cleaning today to try and disinfect their rooms so these germs don't keep going around and around.
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When I was a kid, I really hated avocados. Not as much as I hated Salmon, but pretty close. They were just, weird. And green. And mushy. But then one day I grew up and moved away from home. I started trying things like Bacon Avocado Burgers and Turkey Bacon Avocado sandwiches. And suddenly, one day I decided I LOVED avocados. And no, it wasn't because of the bacon, although bacon makes everything taste better.
Now, I can't get enough of avocados. I put them in and on anything I can Read more [...]
Recipe lightly adapted from here
When I first saw this recipe on Pinterest, I got excited. I know recipes can be hit or miss, so I started with very low expectations. I modified things a little to suit my liking, and the result was out of this world! It literally was a party in my mouth. I sent the leftovers with my husband to school and everyone raved about these bars. Several people told him they were the best dessert they'd ever tried and a couple people bugged him for the next few Read more [...]