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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

Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Ever!

This is our all-time favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. They are thick and chewy, with tons of melty chocolate.

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!

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.

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!

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.

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!

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...

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Kate Kelly, Founder and Creative Director

Hi! I'm Kate Kelly, chief cook and bottle washer here at Life of a Ginger. I'm an extroverted-introvert, over-caffeinated, sleep-deprived, work from home mom who loves to cook, read, knit, and travel.

I just celebrated my 50th birthday (Cancer in the house), I have 5 smart, amazing, strong-willed kids ages 13 to 21, and a husband of nearly 24 yrs.

The Kelly zoo also includes: Sparky, a 9 year old black lab, Winnie & Oliver, 7 month old Great Pyrenees puppies, Luci (AKA Luci-Fur) a 2 year old Pocket Pyr, Zonder a Russian tortoise, io an eastern box turtle, and finally Mushu a 6 month old bearded dragon.

Our house is full of love, chaos, and clutter, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

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