Teriyaki Shrimp Salad with Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette

Bring on Summer with this Teriyaki Shrimp Salad with a fresh light Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette.  Easy, healthy, and full of color!

Bring on Summer with this Teriyaki Shrimp Salad with Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette. It's easy, fresh, healthy, and full of color!Suuunnn!  Oh my gosh I can feel summer coming.  We’ve finally had some glorious summer-like days here in Portland and I am beyond ready.  We just totally splurged on a brand spakin’ new grill for the first summer in our new home and I am shopping for some new deck furniture for ultimate lounging and summer relaxing. In the meantime, I’m getting ready for summer with salads like this Teriyaki Shrimp Salad with Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette, which is my new favorite. 

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Sheet Pan Shrimp and Asparagus

Dinner in 15 minutes! This Sheet Pan Shrimp and Asparagus dinner is fast, easy, healthy, flavorful and perfect for those busy weeknights!Dinner in 15 minutes! This Sheet Pan Shrimp and Asparagus dinner is fast, easy, healthy, flavorful and perfect for those busy weeknights!

Oh the days when getting home and starting that from scratch dinner at 6:30 was no big deal because, well, it was only 6:30!  Now, with a little one who has a bedtime at 7:00 and an exhausted mom who likes to be in bed no later than 9:00 (with an alarm that goes off at 4:30 am, it’s better for everyone that way), dinner needs to be fast but not suffer in quality or freshness.  Helllooo Sheet Pan Shrimp and Asparagus!

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Andes Stuffed Sugar Cookies

These Andes Stuffed Sugar Cookies have all the classic taste of your favorite sugar cookie with the surprise of ooey gooey chocolate mint inside!

Homemade Andes Mints plus a classic sugar cookie and you have Andes Stuffed Sugar Cookies! All the classic taste of your favorite sugar cookie with the surprise of ooey gooey chocolate mint inside!

Remember when I made those those Homemade Andes Mints and said to stay tuned for how I was going to use them?  Well here you are friends: Andes Stuffed Sugar Cookies!  It’s like andes mints and sugar cookies had a delicious, sweet, sweet little love child.  One that looks kinda plain and simple on the outside, but once you bit into it, bam-  Chocolate minty melted goodness!

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Cream Cheese Frosting From Scratch

Cream Cheese Frosting From Scratch is a sweet, rich, frosting that’s made with fresh, homemade cream cheese.
Put some Homemade Cream Cheese to work by making this sweet, rich, Cream Cheese Frosting From Scratch!

Normally, I don’t have a big sweet tooth,  but with the craziness of our lives lately, everything sweet just tastes sooo much better.  Maybe it’s because of those extra hours I’m spending in a car on a new long commute, and not just any car, a rental car because my car was rear ended in February and I’m still waiting to get my car back from the shop, or maybe it’s because the whole working mom life balance thing just needs some sweets to make everything easier.  No matter the reason, have you guys made cream cheese from scratch, yet?   No?  Then not only are you missing out on homemade cream cheese, but also this sweet, rich, eat by the spoonful Cream Cheese Frosting From Scratch.

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Homemade Andes Mints

With just 4 ingredients and 30 minutes you can make your Homemade Andes Mints!  

With just 4 ingredients you can make your Homemade Andes Mints! Heelllloooooooo!!  Hello?  Anyone still there?  I know, I know it’s been crickets around here the past couple (eek!) of months.  It’s like when you haven’t talked to that friend in soooo long and you know you need to call her but it’s been soooo long that now it’s kind of awkward, so you keep putting off calling her until finally it’s just been SOOOO long that it’s finally ok to call again because now it’s been long enough to just acknowledge what a terrible friend you’ve been for not calling and it’s not so awkward anymore.  Not that I’ve ever done that… but Hi!  I know I’ve  been a terrible friend and haven’t shared any new recipes in so long so you know I knew I had to come back with something good.  And oooh boy, this is a good one.  Like so good that I literally made them 4 times to make sure they were perfect.  So friends, after being gone for so long, I give you Homemade Andes Mints!

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Classic Glazed Doughnuts From Scratch

Dini over at The Flavor Bender teaches us how to make these Classic Glazed Doughnuts From Scratch!Dini over at The Flavor Bender teaches us how to make these Classic Glazed Doughnuts From Scratch!

Hello!  Hi!  Ciao!   It’s been awhile, how is everyone?  Us?  Well honestly, I feel like we’re constantly running around just trying to catch up with ourselves.  Between a new job that’s way far from our new house and daycare, weekdays are hard as we try to settle into our new normal.  Which means we haven’t made anything new for weeks!  But I didn’t want to leave you all hanging, so I have a special treat for you!  My girl Dini over at The Flavor Bender is letting me share with you all one of her ammaazzinnngg from scratch creations: Classic Glazed Doughnuts From Scratch!

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