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Stuff I’m loving lately…


I thought about naming this post “Random Crap I Like,” but that didn’t seem too professional. Anyways, this is a random assortment of things that have been making my life better/easier/more fun. Read on…and tell me what you’ve been loving lately in the comments section!

photo source: ThermoWorks

photo source: ThermoWorks

Thermapen. I wanted one of these for soooo long. And then the stars aligned and ThermoWorks was nice enough to send me one to try out! A pink one, no less. Oh happy day! Now that I’ve tried it, I would happily spend the money on it. I’ve been using it for months now so I can confidently say it’s amazing. I love that I can take the temperature of anything in seconds and be confident of an accurate reading. (They send calibration information with each Thermapen so you know it is accurate!) I’m not even kidding you…our food is better now. No more overcooked chicken. I was always that paranoid person that would end up overcooking chicken just to be sure it was done (ick!).

Raspberry Chipotle Candied Pecans - get the recipe on RachelCooks.com

Raspberry Chipotle Candied Pecans

Hey everyone! I have one more guest here to share a recipe with you and it could not have come at a better time! With E’s FOURTH (!!!!!) birthday party tomorrow (and hey, no...

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My Husband, the Guinea Pig: Silk Taste Test

I gotta say, Ben is a good sport. Me: “Hey sweetie, would you mind trying Silk Almond Milk for me?” Ben: “Sure.” Me: “I….umm…need to photograph you trying it.” Ben: “Should I shave?” So...

Goat Cheese Steak with Balsamic Glaze - find the recipe on RachelCooks.com

Goat Cheese Steak with Balsamic Glaze

We’re finally starting to get settled into our new house…getting some things on the walls, etc. It’s so hard to manage to get anything done with the kids. I mean, take hanging photos on...

Orange Creamsicle Popcorn on RachelCooks.com

Orange Creamsicle Popcorn

All the flavors of the classic summer treat — except in popcorn form. This orange creamsicle popcorn is a great treat any time of the year!   Hey y’all! Have you heard? I’m a...

Healthy After School Snacks on RachelCooks.com

Healthy After School Snacks

Don’t let after school hunger stump you — here are 35 great after school snack ideas. And they are healthy too!   Snacks. Kids live for snacks, do they not? If they’re driving you...

Homemade Cookies and Cream Ice Cream -- satisfy your craving! Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com

Homemade Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream – easy to make at home and a favorite of many! This ice cream is PACKED with Oreo cookies. Use mini Oreos for quick and easy preparation. So, it’s...