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Recipe Sunday

Did Thanksgiving sneak up on anyone else this year? Or was it just me? And was anyone else feeling this exact same way last year? I mean, yesterday was Halloween and the day before that was Labor Day, so I don’t know what’s happening to the yearly calendar as I get older, but apparently time

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So Jeff and I spatchcocked a turkey yesterday… and yes, we giggled every time we said the word. A spatchcock is a turkey, chicken, or other poultry that has been flattened for grilling or roasting. Yes, flattened. There is no better descriptor, folks, than flattened. You remove the backbone of the bird, then stick your hand

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Jeff and I are enjoying a lazy weekend with Jeff’s sweet cousin Sarah from Minneapolis who flew out to San Diego to celebrate her 30th birthday in America’s Finest City (we love this girl!). Lazy weekends are hard to come by for Jeff and me during this time of year when weddings are busy busy busy and the

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Oh. My. Dear. Heavenly. Goodness. I’m not a cookie person really, but I’m definitely an Almond Butter Sandwich Cookie convert. These cookies are nothing short of HEAVEN. And every time I’ve made them for friends, the health-nuts at the party that always skimp on dessert gobble them up like they’re made of carrots instead of sugar.

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Jeff and I are not what you’d call ‘fish’ people. We love our seafood, and will eat it when presented with the opportunity, but we don’t cook fish or seafood on a regular basis. In fact, this was one of my first attempts at grilling salmon, so I felt a bit like a fish out

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I simply can’t believe that summer is coming to a close already. My teacher friends are back in school and Labor Day is coming up in just a short week. How did this happen so quickly? I feel like I just got in the groove of shorts, sunscreen, hats, and pools and now the summer

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When it comes to making my own burger patties, I’m always the keep-it-simple type. We don’t put a lot of extra stuff in our homemade patties – we keep it to really high quality beef and that’s pretty much it. Jeff and I joke around that “this is a burger patty – it’s not meat

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I gave up baking pies for holiday gatherings at the in-laws.  Growing up, I could whip out delicious pies with my eyes closed, and I was in charge of them for Thanksgiving and Christmas. In the first few years of our marriage, however, I suddenly couldn’t bake a pie worth a bit of salt. Nothing ever

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I know. The title of this recipe doesn’t exactly sound appetizing once you really think about it. Rhubarb? On flatbread? Eh? I found this recipe in my recent issue of Better Homes and Gardens because rhubarb is in season right now. But their thinking is that there has to be more than just sweet dishes for

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While my attempts at gardening grow outside (tomatoes, herbs, arugula, green beans, and carrots), I’ve been looking for easy sumer dishes that will work equally well when the San Diego fog rolls in as when the sun is shining bright and hot outside. Or when my garden decides to grow or not… I stumbled across

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My lovely friend and Recipe Sunday assistant, Jenny, comes to my house once every six months to spend two days – an entire weekend – making and photographing ten recipes for the next batch of Recipe Sunday posts here on the blog. It’s two days of cooking, shooting, and washing dishes. LOTS of dishes. And since

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Awwwww yes… Easter. The day of chocolate shaped bunnies, deviled eggs, the official launch of the little summer dress, the only day I’ll ever wear white gloves, and the end of lent. Oh the end of lent. Ok, so I’ve rarely observed lent, but I’m slowly hearing the excited groans of those around me that

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ABOUT THE YOUNGRENS

We’re Jeff and Erin Youngren, a hubby and wifey team that photographs amazing couples and their incredible weddings. Hopeless romantics, BFF's, and mama + daddy to James, we’re obsessed with traveling, podcasts, Oreos (Erin) and whiskey (Jeff).