Soy Sauce & Honey Marinated Flank Steak.

Soy sauce and honey marinated flank steak is simple, juicy, and flavorful thanks to hints of garlic and ginger.

For some reason, flank steak had fallen out of our rotation. A couple of months ago, I bought some on a whim at Costco, and that night all the stars aligned, and the combination of sweet and savory flank steak, a baked sweet potato, and roasted broccoli was a freaking home run. Everyone ate everything, people had seconds, and no one complained about any part of the meal! My girls are pretty good eaters, but there aren’t a ton of meals that get that universal approval. Continue reading “Soy Sauce & Honey Marinated Flank Steak.”

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Crispy Cheesy Grilled Potatoes.

Crispy cheesy grilled potatoes are the ultimate summer side dish - plus, they're so easy!

If you’ve been a reader for long, you know that one of my main goals for summer dinners (besides binging on corn on the cob) is moving as much of the cooking outside to the grill as we can! I love any meat on the grill, and these grilled potatoes go with anything. They couldn’t be easier – and they’re crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and topped with melty cheese. SO GOOD. Continue reading “Crispy Cheesy Grilled Potatoes.”

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Easy Roasted Apple Grilled Pork Chops.

Roasted apple grilled pork chops make use of a delicious marinade and sauce that's made from real ingredients.

Grilling season never really ends here in NC, if you have/are a committed griller who doesn’t mind bundling up and braving the cold and dark through the winter – and thankfully, Jay is willing. And although I’ve internally cursed and externally whined about DST and the we-still-haven’t-recovered havoc it wreaks on my children’s sleep habits, I do love how the sunlight in the evenings is like an invitation to fire up the grill. As I’ve probably said an annoying number of times, moving as much dinner preparation outside to the grill as possible is my favorite! Continue reading “Easy Roasted Apple Grilled Pork Chops.”

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The BYOM Potluck Cookout (the easiest way to entertain this summer).

I have a wonderful friend named Julie who is the creative mind behind the amazing Happy Home Fairy blog. She has lots of fun and totally doable ideas – perfect for the crafty and uncrafty alike! (Check out this adorable free printable for Father’s Day!) She’s also one of the best sources if you need some encouragement in your mom-ing (like in this post – “Things I Wasn’t Prepared for About Motherhood”and can I also add: the continual crustiness of the high chair and my inability to care about it).

Julie graciously invited me to contribute something to her community of readers, so I’m super excited to be posting over there today! I would love for you to head over to Happy Home Fairy to read all about the BYOM Potluck Cookout!

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Smothered Maple Turkey Burgers (with caramelized onions & apples).

smothered maple turkey burger

So – turkey burgers. They’re a fairly polarizing food, I’ve found. In fact, I used to be on the “wait, why isn’t this beef?” team. My 6th-grade self is rather infamous with good family friends for being appalled to discover the burger I was served at their house was made of – turkey. I had honestly never heard of or imagined such a thing, and I just couldn’t get over it (or, you know, politely eat it. Sorry about that, guys!). But along with mushrooms, pesto, and Brussels sprouts, my adult palate has expanded to include turkey burgers, and we eat them regularly. (Not true for mayonnaise, raw broccoli, or sushi – I just – I can’t.) Continue reading “Smothered Maple Turkey Burgers (with caramelized onions & apples).”

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Steak Cheesesteak Sandwiches.

melted cheese, onions, mushrooms, and grilled steak in a steak cheesesteak sandwich

Two things before we get started: 1, if you spend too long trying to title your post about a steak sandwich, the word steak is going to start looking reeealllly weird. Steek? Stake? What? 2, Jay thinks this is the dumbest name ever for this sandwich, but this is my blog and I can call it a Steak Cheesesteak if I want to. And I do. See, this is a version of a Philly cheesesteak that is made with actual grilled steak. I don’t think I need to convince you that grilled steak is superior to…not grilled steak, right? This is a high-class cheesesteak. Continue reading “Steak Cheesesteak Sandwiches.”

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