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Strawberry Ice Cream

Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

When I was a little girl, the doll Strawberry Shortcake ruled my world. I asked for strawberry ice cream and strawberry cake every year for my birthday. One year, I even had strawberry scented scratch-and-sniff wrapping paper on my presents.

Now that I’m older, I’ve given up dolls, but not my love of strawberries. I grow strawberry plants in my garden, and I eagerly anticipate plucking the sweet berries from them each June. At the top of my strawberry-loving list is ice cream.

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Meal Plan for June Week 2

Meal Plan for June Week 2

This month, we welcome back Marta Rivera for more of her meal plans. Marta is a trained chef, mom of twins, and Army wife – and she is also one of our Simply Recipes recipe testers!

For me, and most other military families, June means “See You Later.” Summer is the time of year when members of our military are moving to their next duty stations en masse — we refer to it as “PCS Season” (or “Permanent Change of Station” Season).

It’s a time for cleaning out pantries, bringing easy to heat-and-eat meals to our departing neighbors, and tearful goodbyes.

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10 Takeout Menu Favorites to Make at Home

Take Out Favorites at Home

The allure of ordering your favorite takeout meal on a crazy weeknight can be almost impossible to resist, whether it’s Indian, Chinese, Thai, or the perennial favorite—pizza. It can feel like a necessary indulgence when life gets ahead of you.

However, sometimes it can be fun to cook your own takeout menu favorites at home!

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Buffalo Blue Cheese Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs with Blue Cheese

As a kid, I thought deviled eggs were quite possibly just that: Of the devil.

Not that I ever ate them. Even now that I have the gift of hindsight, I can’t say what governed my sensibilities around deviled eggs as a child. Or any other food for that matter, which is a common trial many parents face when feeding their children. I was no exception.

The fact that deviled eggs looked kind of gross—regardless of the fact that I actually loved eggs, mustard, and mayo—was reason enough.

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How to Cook Pork Chops Sous Vide

Sous Vide Pork Chops

Pork chops—bone in or boneless—are so delicious and easy to cook. But that also means they are easy to overcook. And there’s nothing worse than a dry pork chop that is too tough to swallow.

Enter sous vide. It’s a cooking style that is known for its ability to keep cuts of meat, such as pork chops, moist and tender. It’s also a failsafe way to cook pork and guarantee it’s going to turn out spectacular. Every single time. Promise.

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Meal Plan for June Week 1

June Week 1 Meal Plan

This month, we welcome back Marta Rivera for more of her meal plans. Marta is a trained chef, mom of twins, and Army wife – and she is also one of our Simply Recipes recipe testers!

One of the misconceptions some people have about homeschool families is that we have really lax schedules. Really, we’re all in the same chaotic boat as far as scheduling goes.

Thankfully, for most of us, summer vacation is nigh!

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