Today I'll let you in on a California secret: The humble tri-tip. Part steak, part roast, and totally, absolutely, 100% delicious. This little-known cut of meat that’s sure to be the next big thing at your summer barbecues. Most of all, this might be the best, easiest tri tip recipe out there.

Tri Tip Recipe

Today I’ll let you in on a California secret: The humble tri-tip. Part steak, part roast, and totally, absolutely, 100% delicious. This little-known cut of meat that’s sure to be the next big thing...

It’s summertime, and that means outdoor fairs, festivals, and carnivals are popping up in just about every town throughout the Midwest. As you might have guessed, my favorite part about a summer fair is the food, especially the sweet and crispy funnel cakes, served piping hot with a thick dusting of powdered sugar. Americana at its finest! 

Funnel Cakes

It’s summertime, and that means outdoor fairs, festivals, and carnivals are popping up in just about every town throughout the Midwest. As you might have guessed, my favorite part about a summer fair is...

Blueberry Cobbler: not quite a pie, not exactly a cake, but a piece of Americana worth celebrating (all by itself or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!). This made-from-scratch cobbler is just as easy as the ones made with cake mix and it tastes better, too. It brings pie lovers and cake lovers together with its perfect combination of sweet baked dough and summer fruit.

Blueberry Cobbler

Blueberry Cobbler: not quite a pie, not exactly a cake, but a piece of Americana worth celebrating (all by itself or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!). This made-from-scratch cobbler is just as...

Taco Spaghetti is fast, easy, and comes together in 30 minutes or less - all in one pot. The juice from the tomatoes and the added liquid cooks the spaghetti to perfection and creates its own taco-seasoned sauce. Tasty, satisfying, and delicious, you can even make baked spaghetti pie with the leftovers. That is, if you have any!

One Pot Taco Spaghetti

Taco Spaghetti is fast, easy, and comes together in 30 minutes or less – all in one pot! The juice from the tomatoes and the added liquid cooks the spaghetti to perfection and creates...

If you’re looking for the irresistible cream puffs that have been served at the Wisconsin State Fair since 1924, you’ve come to the right place. These light-as-air pastries are filled with a lightly sweetened whipped cream and topped with a dusting of powdered sugar. Everyone has their own special way of eating them, but absolutely no one can resist the power of a cream puff.

Cream Puffs

If you’re looking for the irresistible Cream Puffs that have been served at the Wisconsin State Fair since 1924, you’ve come to the right place. These light-as-air pastries are filled with a lightly sweetened...

I’m betting that this Mexican street corn, known as elote, will be your new favorite way to eat  corn on the cob this summer, even if you’re a purist in the corn department. The cobs are fire roasted until lightly charred, and then covered with a spicy mixture of sour cream, mayonnaise, cilantro, and chile powder, which melts into the hot kernels and tastes absolutely fantàstico!

Mexican Street Corn (Elote)

I’m betting that this Mexican street corn, known as elote, will be your new favorite way to eat  corn on the cob this summer, even if you’re a purist in the corn department. The...

Fried chicken can be so easy to buy these days, but it doesn't hold a candle to honest to goodness, mouthwatering, homemade fried chicken. If you’ve never made it yourself, then it might be time to scratch it off your bucket list and get frying. This classic recipe is the real deal with a golden, crunchy buttermilk batter that tastes great hot or cold. 

Fried Chicken

Fried chicken can be so easy to buy these days, but it doesn’t hold a candle to honest to goodness, mouthwatering, homemade fried chicken. If you’ve never made it yourself, then it might be...

Looking for a snack with a kick?  A truly addictive party mix, the oriental flavors of Asia are combined to make a super crunchy, flavorful snack mix.  Whether served at your next get together or just for one, you might want to double the recipe as you may find yourself eating it all night long!

Spicy Asian Snack Mix

I teamed up with the California Walnuts to bring you this Spicy Asian Snack Mix! I’ve been compensated for my time. All opinions are mine alone. Looking for a snack with a kick?  A truly addictive...

An easy combination of fresh tomatoes, onions, cilantro, chiles, and lime, this recipe for pico de gallo will be the best you’ve ever made! A tart, crisp salad commonly served with Mexican cuisine, the balance of acidity and heat is sure to please. Whether you like it mild or spicy, homemade pico gets better the longer it sits. So feel free to this recipe ahead of time!

Pico de Gallo

An easy combination of fresh tomatoes, onions, cilantro, chiles, and lime, this recipe for pico de gallo will be the best you’ve ever made! A tart, crisp salad commonly served with Mexican cuisine, the...

Oven-roasted chickpeas are one of the easiest healthy snacks you can make. Toss with olive oil and salt, roast in the oven, and season with your favorite spice blend or herb mixture, the possibilities are endless! Crispy, crunchy, salty, savory. Although they are best eaten warm, once cool, these roasted chickpeas take on an entirely different texture and snack experience by becoming nutty and insanely chewy, you’ll want to keep going back for more!

How to Roast Chickpeas

Oven-roasted chickpeas are one of the easiest healthy snacks you can make. Toss with olive oil and salt, roast in the oven, and season with your favorite spice blend or herb mixture, the possibilities...

Skip the store-bought packets and make your own homemade Fajita Seasoning! It's incredibly simple and can be mixed together in minutes (and you can reduce or omit the salt and the sugar if you want to). This versatile spice blend is great on fajitas, tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and more! The best part: It lasts for ages, so go ahead and make a double batch. 

Fajita Seasoning

I teamed up with the Walmart to bring you this Fajita Seasoning Recipe! I’ve been compensated for my time. All opinions are mine alone. Skip the store-bought packets and make your own homemade Fajita...

Delightfully delicious and easy to make, this chocolate sauce is a straightforward ganache that is the perfect topping for ice cream, cake, or any homemade dessert in your recipe box. Glossy, luscious, and pleasing to the eye and palate, you’ll never buy store bought chocolate sauce again!

Chocolate Sauce

Delightfully delicious and easy to make, this chocolate sauce is a straightforward ganache that is the perfect topping for ice cream, cake, or any homemade dessert in your recipe box. Glossy, luscious, and pleasing...

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