September 2008

Texas Sheet Cake

Okay, so do you remember how months ago, I asked if I should post the Fauxtisserie Chicken or Texas Sheet Cake? Heck, most of you probably weren’t even around back then! Anyway, today’s your day; I’ve had this baby sitting on my computer for months now. Now…I have a little secret for y’all. I’m doing the South Beach Diet. Don’t worry, I have no intention of posting anything less than extraordinarily delicious–in fact, I may go in the opposite direction. …

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White Chicken Chili

It’s nearing the end of September, and in our house that’s official soup season! In fact, I’m in denial of the actual weather (which returned to the 80′s after a quick fall preview last week) and every day I crank up my air conditioner and light my apple spice scented candles and stare at the pumpkin display on my mantle just breathing in the aura of fall. Okay, that’s a total lie. Most of my day is spent chasing after …

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Caramel Corn

It’s September 24th, and that means that Fall has officially arrived! Strangely enough, where I live the super hot days of summer abruptly came to an end on exactly this day. People who know me in real life can testify of my love for all things autumn. I love the crisp fall air, I love the changing of the leaves, I love pumpkins and Halloween, and buying new sweaters. Perhaps most of all, I love fall food. There are even …

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Thai Peanut Noodles

So I have a serious addiction to Asian noodles. It’s very dangerous and can be extremely expensive to treat. The problem has been simultaneously worsened and cured by my time in Louisiana–worsened because I want it more than ever before and have yet to find some place to get my fix and better because I’ve yet to discover a place where I want to drop cash for noodles. I do have to say that if someone has a copycat recipe …

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Creamy Corn Chowder

So it may be 80 degrees outside , but it feels positively chilly after months of unbearable heat,  so I was in a soup-making mood! This recipe is near and dear to my heart because it’s the first recipe I ever made up, bones and all. I made it for the first time when my husband and I had just gotten married in 2001 and we were beyond-broke college students. It had everything we could afford–canned corn, milk, potatoes, onions, …

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Chocolate-Glazed Cupcakes with Vanilla Creme Filling

I have to start this post by sharing my amusement of last week’s poll results. Did you notice? Two options were clear stand-outs among the choices and in the end they were neck and neck. The two things you readers want more of? Low-Cal Meals, and Desserts. Now either there are two schools of thought out there, or you’d like more low-cal meals so that you can eat more desserts. Am I right? haha. Either way, we’re going to please …

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Perfect Cupcake Frosting and Filling

I always hear people say “I’m not a frosting person”. And while part of me thinks that’s ridiculous, I can understand to a certain extent when so many frosting are sickeningly sweet. I love frosting that is more like whipped cream. I used to actually fold whipped cream into classic buttercream to get that lighter texture and not so rich taste. Then I realized that I could get that same result by making it like this- starting with a white …

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Pineapple Bacon Burgers

So how better to end the week than a burger?! Some of you may have wondered where I was going, first with the barbecue sauce and then with the buns. That’s right. We’re going to Burgerville. This burger has so many of my favorite things–barbecue sauce, pineapple, bacon. I mean, really, how can you go wrong? To make it even better, it’s super fast, something you can definitely throw together at the end of a long day and not want …

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Posted in Kate, Yeast Breads
French Bread, Hoagies, and Buns

All of your wildest fantasies are about to come true: now you, too, can make your own French bread, hoagies, and hamburger/hotdog buns, all from the same dough recipe! And if you REALLY want to get wild and crazy, you could also make pizza dough or breadsticks. You never knew things could get so out of control at Our Best Bites. This recipe comes to you with minor tweaking from my dearest Lisa (who also gave me the infamously delicious …

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Posted in Condiments, Kate
Quick and Easy Barbecue Sauce

Okay, I love barbecue. Looooooooooooooooove it. In my house, I totally wear the pants when it comes to food because I would go to a good steakhouse over a salad bar any night of the week. Steak. Ribs. Chicken. Yum. But you guys know that already. This barbecue sauce is just okay by itself, all lonely and uncooked on the side of your plate when it’s used as a dipping sauce. But when you marinate meat in it and then …

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