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Welcome to Life of a Ginger. A North Carolina based lifestyle & food blog written by Kate Kelly. Follow along for delicious recipes, fun adventures, and family-friendly entertainment.

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Tasty recipes your family will crave

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Family Fun

Adventures, travel, DIY

Cocktails & Mocktails

Luscious libations for all

Latest Posts

Train Wreck Fries

Looking for some comfort food? You came to the right place! Train Wreck Fries are perfectly cooked french fries covered in chili, poblano cheese queso, and sriracha ranch sauce.

Frozen Strawberry Starburst

We are putting the mm in summer! Looking for a delicious way to cool off in this heat? Try my Adults Only Strawberry Starburst frozen cocktail. Recipe on the blog today!

For the Love of Dogs

For the Love of Dogs: In Memory of Scout.

Peanut Butter Pupcakes with Banana Frosting… These delicious pupcakes are the perfect treat for a Pup-tastic Birthday or even just to celebrate we all made it through the week.

Tips to Pick and Store the Freshest Summer Fruit

“Tips to Pick and Store the Freshest Summer Fruit" is sponsored by The...

Chocolate Cookies and Cream Cake with Oreo Buttercream

Do you or someone you know suffer from Oreo addiction? Then this Chocolate Cookies and Cream Cake with Oreo Buttercream recipe is for you!

Watermelon Peach Salsa

This sweet & spicy Watermelon Peach Salsa is simply delicious with tortilla chips. Also makes a tasty topping for grilled white fish, chicken, or pork. It's always a crowd-pleaser.

Tangy Apple Slaw

A few years ago I was fortunate enough to be a participant in the Food Lion Cook Off. The cook-off was like Master Chef, blogger edition. There were...

Strawberry Lemonade Mocktail – Kid-friendly Refreshment

Mocktail recipes for kids are always a favorite! Try out this scrumptious kid-friendly concoction that will definitely put the mm in summer!

25 Binge-worthy TV Shows to watch during the Coronapocalypse

I don't know about you but with all the news about the Coronavirus I'm feeling very stressed and anxious and could use a little escape to give my...

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Meet the Author

Kate Kelly

Kate Kelly

Founder of Life of a Ginger

Hi! I'm Kate Kelly, Chief Cook and Bottle washer here at Life of a Ginger. I'm an introverted, over-caffeinated, work from home mom with five smart, amazing, strong-willed kids, a black lab named Sparky, two Great Pyrenees puppies named Winnie and Oliver, a Pocket Pyr named Luci, an eastern box turtle named io, a Russian tortoise named Zonder, a bearded dragon named Mushu and, last but not least, a husband of nearly 24 yrs. 

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