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Beef & Broccoli Stir-Fry

Who doesn’t love a little Chinese takeout? I’m going to let you in on a little secret though. This stir-fry is so ridiculously easy, I feel a little bit silly for ever getting takeout in the first place. Forget the ease though, the taste is out of this world. The broccoli is crisp, the beef is juicy and the sauce is DEE-VINE. Divine. Also, how cute are these bowls?! They came straight from Hong Kong. I love them WAY more than all of my other bowls that were made in China beca

Whipped Potatoes

I know you’ve mashed your potatoes before but have you ever whipped your potatoes? These potatoes are so light and fluffy. It’s like eating a cloud. A vegetable cloud. A vegetable cloud ’bout to make it rain butter. I love butter a little too much. It makes life at the gym real hard. Just look at this though. Can you say, “pass the potatoes, please?” Whipped Potatoes 2016-01-21 15:56:39 I know you've had mashed potatoes before, but have you ever had whipped potatoes! They are

Italian Salad II

I think I need to come up with a better name for this salad. Italian Salad II just isn’t doin’ it for me. Nom Nom Salad? Veggies for Dayzz Salad? ‘Mater Salad? Any of those would be appropriate, I guess. The best is when Famous Julie has all sorts of fresh veggies bustin’ out of every nook and cranny of her garden. We eat this salad a lot when that’s going down because there is nothing better than a fresh garden tomato. Italian Salad II 2016-01-21 16:18:52 This salad has all

Shrimp Quesadillas

I have an inexplicable love affair with seafood. Probably my favorite thing about it is that you get so much flavor, without adding a ton of calories.Probably my least favorite thing about it is that sometimes it tries to murder my husband. He developed an allergy to seafood a couple of months after we got married, and before we narrowed down the culprit to seafood, he had eaten it a couple of times with the reactions getting progressively worse and worse. The poor guy is tot

Wedge Yam Fries

Well this is embarrassing. Embarrassingly delicious. A few weeks ago my good friend and basically famous reporter, Emilee asked me to post a recipe for sweet potato fries. I have a love affair with sweet potato fries, so I was more than happy to oblige and ran to the store for the ingredients. Only I got the WRONG ingredients. Instead of grabbing sweet potatoes, I grabbed YAMS. Rookie mistake. If you know me, you know that I hate to waste anything though, so I rolled with it

Shrimp and Avocado Salad with Spiced Almonds and White Balsamic Vinaigrette

This might be one of my new favorite salads. And when I say might be… I mean it definitely is. In fact, I am craving it as I write this and the chances that I will still be craving it while you are reading are embarrassingly high. It has recently become my life’s mission to find and make new delicious salads, and oh boy did I hit the jack-pot with this beauty. This vinaigrette is so good and versatile, I’ll be finding other salads to use it on ASAP. Stay tuned, friends. Oh an

Summer Rolls

Oh, hello little shrimps. I was talking to the shrimps peeking out of my spring rolls, not you, friends. This is awkward. Like when you see someone waving at you, so you wave back just in time to figure out that they were actually waving to someone directly behind you. There is no coming back from that one. Like, I usually just pretend that I was throwing my hand up to shield my eyes from the sun, or that my forehead was super itchy. I will warn you that neither of those stra

A.1. Burger with Mushrooms and Onions

Vegetarians, shield your eyes. Things are about to get delicious around here. When I was young, I thought that A.1. was actually called “AL”, and to this day my family calls steak sauce “AL”. By young I mean I was like 14 years old and totally should have known better. Whoops. AL isn’t just for steak anymore, friends. It’s now for burgers, and vegetables and bathing in and drinking with a straw… Mr. T is under the impression that you ruin a good steak by dumping AL all over

Baked Mushroom Chicken

If you only take one recipe from this blog, I highly suggest this one. It’s insanely delicious, insanely cheesy, and I just want it in my tummy right now. This entire pan came from only THREE chicken breasts! I always overestimate the amount of chicken breasts I need for this recipe because a single breast stretches so far! Mr. T LLLLLOOOOOVVVVEEEESSSS this chicken. It’s easily in his top three favorite things that I make. For those who personally know Mr. T, you know he is a

Melissa’s Famous Salsa

This is Mr. T’s absolute favorite salsa. The recipe comes from my awesome sister-in-law Melissa. The first time I met Melissa I remember thinking that she was seriously one of the coolest moms I’d ever met, and the longer I have known her the more she has only confirmed that suspicion. She is always planning something fun or doing something fun with her kids. I have always really looked up to her for that, and maybe someday I’ll be as cool as her. Another thing I love about M

Oven Roasted Potatoes with Rosemary & Garlic

Warning: Do not eat these while watching the show “The Blacklist”. You WILL get way too into it and you WILL end up eating millions of these suckers. Because that show is the best, and these are delicious and a little addicting because they are so good and so… popable? po·pa·ble [poh–puh-buhl] adjective 1. fit or suitable for popping into one’s mouth: popable potatoes. noun 2. Usually popables; bite sized eatables; foodstuff. Origin: 2014; < Late Latin pōpābilis eatable

Jen’s Pasta Sauce

I got this recipe from Famous Julie, who got it from her sister, Aunt Jenny. Aunt Jenny is one of the most wonderful and funny human beings on this entire planet. I rarely get to see her because she lives so far away and stays super busy saving the world and all the people in it, but I always look forward to the time we spend together. She also always has the most fabulous recipes including this super simple, yet incredibly delicious pasta sauce. She’s just way too cool for s

“Favorite” Soup

Okay, I guess if we are going to get technical around here, the real name of this soup is technically, “Main Dish Chowder” but never before has this soup ever been called that in the history of the Steed family. OH, fun fact about me, my maiden name is Steed. So sorry for the confusion. Anyway, this soup is the Steed family’s favorite soup, so in a stroke of pure genius and creativity it has been re-named “Favorite Soup”. favorite counter: 3 OHMYGOSH I love this stuff so much

Spinach Tomato Tortellini

Not only do I come from a family of amazing cooks, but I married into a family full of amazing cooks. I am seriously surrounded by so many talented people everywhere I go! I got this recipe from my awesome sister-in-law Jennifer. Jenn is a super fun mom, a talented piano player (and instructor if you know anyone in the Lehi, Utah area that needs a teacher) and an amazing cook and cake decorator. She made my wedding cake and not only was it absolutely gorgeous, but it was supe

Strawberry Spinach Salad

Famous Julie tends a mean garden. I don’t know how she does it but pretty much anything she touches grows like a weed. She would argue that especially the weeds grow like weeds, but that just proves my point. One of my favorite things to eat fresh out of her garden are her strawberries. Let’s just say if for some unknown reason her strawberries were the only thing I was allowed to eat for the rest of my life, I would totally be okay with that. She also grows her own spinach,

Italian Salad

You can always tell when I’ve been home. Because I all of a sudden have these really awesome polish pottery dishes to photograph my food on. Famous Julie is, like, totally a hipster and bought all of her pottery way before anyone had ever even heard of polish pottery. I remember going on trips to Poland with her when I was younger, and walking into polish pottery shops and looking through seemingly endless rows of dishes. I wish I had appreciated it then, because I feel like

Stir-fry Brown Rice

One of my favorite activities in elementary school was to go to school on St. Patrick’s Day wearing green socks. That way, when someone would pinch me for not wearing green, I could take off my shoe and reveal their worst nightmare. That I got to punch them TEN TIMES. I spent a lot of time punching people on St. Patty’s Day. It was glorious. My dish today, much like my outfit choice in elementary school, has hidden gems of green. You probably shouldn’t punch the people who ea

Garlic Green Beans with Mushrooms

This is one of my favorite ingredients in existence. SO much flavor packed into such a small package. You’ll be seeing a lot more of this stuff around this place. This is one of the key ingredients in one of my favorite side dishes of all time. This recipe was given to Famous Julie by Mama Mackey. I have known Mama Mackey for as long as I can remember. She really is my second mom. I can’t think of a single significant event in my life where she wasn’t there supporting me. I l

Chicken Broccoli Casserole

I made this entire meal with a tiny human strapped to the front of me. Have you ever heard of the Moby wrap? It is the best thing ever invented for moms. That’s a pretty bold statement, but thanks to the Moby I cleaned my entire house, finished all my laundry, went grocery shopping and had dinner on the table right as my husband walked through the door from work. I felt like Super Mom. Or a mommy kangaroo… but mostly Super Mom. This dinner is super easy to throw together, eve

Blueberry Zucchini Bread

Guess who got INNNNN-TERRRRR-NETTTTTTT!!!! Yeah. I just sang that. I might be a little excited. You know what else gets me excited? Food. Specifically good food, like this blueberry zucchini bread. I’m pretty easily entertained. Blueberry Zucchini Bread 2016-01-24 20:38:56 My favorite way to eat zucchini. With blueberries and sugar, obviously. Write a review Save Recipe Print For the Bread 3 eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup vegetable oil 3 teaspoons vanilla 2 cups white sugar 1/4 c

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