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Pumpkin à la carte

Pumpkin à la carte

It’s that time of year again: Fall, aka Pumpkin season! It’s the time of year when pumpkin flavored treats and scents litter the shelves of grocery store and make their way onto every restaurants’ menus. There’s a good reason for that- pumpkin is delicious! While I adore buying pumpkin flavored, scented, or shaped items from […]

Amazing Caramel Dip

Amazing Caramel Dip

Joseph Michael says…”Try this caramel!” Hi, I’m Maegan‘s oldest son Joseph Michael, and I’m nine-years-old. I’m excited to share my first blog post! I want to write about cooking and baking because I love to make people happy by making them special treats. I’ll also be writing about art and other cool projects for kids! […]

Mom’s No Bake Cookies

Mom’s No Bake Cookies

If Mom isn’t making her famous chocolate chip cookies, one of us is probably whipping up a batch or five of these! Mom’s No Bake Cookies   Prep & Cook: 10 minutes Total Time: ~45 min Makes about 15 cookies. Ingredients: 2 cups sugar ½ cup milk 1 stick of margarine ½ cup cocoa 1 […]

Fire-roasted Corn Guacamole

Fire-roasted Corn Guacamole

This recipe grew out of the need to have Chili’s guacamole all the time! I begged my parents to take me to Chili’s every day so I could have their amazing guacamole, but tragically, they decided to discontinue this recipe. Luckily, I had eaten so much of it that I remembered all the ingredients! This […]

Spicy Basil Thai Chicken Recipe

Spicy Basil Thai Chicken Recipe

I didn’t know that a recipe I chose for a high school cooking class would later evolve into a Crouch family staple: a fiery Thai chicken dish loaded with basil. I enjoyed many flavors of the original recipe, but there were some ingredients that I just couldn’t stomach. When I made the dish at home […]

4th of July Recipe Round-up

4th of July Recipe Round-up

4th of July is next week and the Crouch family is SUPER excited! Partially because we love celebrating freedom with fireworks and partially because we are having our summer family reunion next week! We are super excited to be able to spend this holiday together for the first time in years. With a large family […]

DYI Easter Cupcakes

DYI Easter Cupcakes

Easter is just around the corner and This Blue Dress has compiled the best cupcake designs for you! These designs are easy, cute, and a surefire way to wow your guests on this holiday. Let’s walk you through each of these designs! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, which means we may get a small […]

Terrific Tortellini

Terrific Tortellini

And I try not to toot my own horn, (and really this is my mom’s horn), but this tortellini is seriously fantastic! I CRAVE it on the regular. I ask my mom to make it every time she’s in town or I go home. And yes, I am a carb lover and I am not […]

Argentine Empanadas

Argentine Empanadas

So let me just start out by saying that this is my favorite food from Argentina! They are so fun to make and even more fun to eat! There’s nothing like rolling the edges of the pastry to perfection. I’ve made them side by side with a 92-year-old woman from Argentina, and also with my […]

17 Best Mocktails & Virgin Drinks for Any Special Occasion

17 Best Mocktails & Virgin Drinks for Any Special Occasion

I absolutely adore specialty drinks. There are so many incredible flavors and combinations to explore. There are also many occasions that call for something fancier than water, such as holidays, weddings, and parties. But I even like to dabble in mixing drinks on date nights or after a long day at the office. I should […]

Fancy, Stay-At-Home Dinner & Dessert Ideas

Fancy, Stay-At-Home Dinner & Dessert Ideas

There are several occasions throughout the year when I want to step my dinner game up a notch and make something really nice. Birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day, and special visitors, to name a few. Crafting a beautiful and delicious meal is a great way to show love and appreciation for someone! If you’re looking for […]

Our Favorite Dessert Recipes

Our Favorite Dessert Recipes

When we plan to visit our parents, we usually map out what we’re going to eat before we talk about anything else. We have favorite restaurants to get Mexican food and mouth-watering barbeque and fried okra. There’s an excellent buffet we eat at when our whole family gets together. And always, always, we will squeeze […]

Alfajores de Maicena: An Argentine Dessert

Alfajores de Maicena: An Argentine Dessert

This is a favorite dessert from Argentina! For those of you unfamiliar with South America, there are bakeries… everywhere. And the bread is so cheap! I could get a giant bag of freshly-made bread for about 50 cents. Those were the days for sure! But the secret the Argentine bakers never wanted you to know […]

Our Favorite Appetizer Recipes

Our Favorite Appetizer Recipes

Southwest Egg Rolls. Spinach Artichoke Dip. Olive Garden bread sticks. Bloomin’ Onions. Oh, how we love a meal before a meal. There are some appetizers you need to get at a restaurant because some recipes just can’t be duplicated at home. Others you can successfully make right in your own kitchen! Here are our favorite […]

Tara’s “Crack” Queso Dip

Tara’s “Crack” Queso Dip

This is my recipe for a queso dip that has been well-loved by my family for about 6 years. It all started one night when we were having a game night and I was trying to think of snacks to serve. I remembered my mom made a yummy queso and it didn’t have any ingredients […]

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