July 2009

How To: Grill Corn on the BBQ

Grilled corn on the cob is a staple at our house, especially when we have company over because it’s generally a crowd pleaser. People are constantly asking how exactly to do it, so I’m going to show you several methods and you can pick the one that “speaks” to you! Whatever method you choose, you’ll get yummy, perfect corn that has an extra punch of flavor from roasting on the grill. I hope after this you’ll never boil a giant …

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Oils

One of the most frequent questions we get is how to use different oils and the differences between them. Are vegetable oils interchangeable? What’s with the different grades of olive oil? Which oils are heart-healthy and which ones will send me to the hospital? These are all things we’ve wondered from time to time (okay, maybe not all of us…maybe there are some people who have bigger things on their minds than getting a giggle out of “extra virgin”), and …

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Posted in Latin, Pork, Sara
Pork Tenderloin with Chimichurri

Hello hello, and happy Monday! I have been wanting to post this meal forever. Forever as in like, last summer (and in blogger-years that’s a long time!) It’s my favorite favorite favorite grilled summer meal. And that’s saying a LOT if you know how many grill recipes I post! I think pork tenderloin is really under used in most kitchens. If you don’t use it much, you really should start. It’s inexpensive, versatile, quick cooking, and incredibly lean and healthy. …

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Posted in Fruit, How To..., Sara
How to: Pit a Cherry

I used to never actually do anything with fresh cherries besides eat them because I didn’t own a cherry-pitter and figured that it would be way too much work to actually make anything substantial from them. But in recent years I’ve discovered that fresh cherries not only taste amazing in homemade food, but they’re pretty easy to work with too. It really doesn’t take that long to pit large quantities of cherries, and it will go even faster if you …

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Samburgers

This is literally one of the first recipes that we posted–in fact, it’s one of the recipes we posted on the blog before we even launched it. I think it’s gotten lost in the dusty, dark corners of Our Best Bites, so I’ve decided to resurrect it for a bit of a makeover! So Samburgers. I’ll admit it’s pretty cheesy–I mean, I’m the girl who just can’t bring myself to order a Strawberry Cheesequake Blizzard at Dairy Queen. However, I’m …

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Kids Week: Edible Playdough and Finger Paint

I love stuff like this. It’s the kind of thing that every parent needs to have on brain-file so you can whip it out at a moment’s notice when the kiddos need some quality fun time. The best part is that I can almost guarantee that you have all of these ingredients in your kitchen at this very moment. Both recipes are made with every day stuff from the kitchen so they’re especially great for little ones who are still …

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Kids Week: Homemade Hot Pockets

Okay, I have a confession to make. Yeah, yeah, I’m all Miss I-Do-This-Whole-Food-Blogging-Thing and I really do love to cook. But I hate, hate, hate (I’m THRICE using the word “hate” here) figuring out what to feed my kids for lunch. I found out I was pregnant with my son right after I graduated from college, so up until that point, I had always either taken leftovers to school/work for lunch or I just got something to eat on campus. …

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Kids Week: Hand-Tossed Ice Cream

I think I speak for both Sara and myself when I say that we have been completely overwhelmed by the response to our theme this week! It’s so much fun for us to hear from all of you, especially those of you who have been lurkerlicious up until this point! However…I have to say that I feel a bit of trepidation because so many of you have talked about how excited you are to see some kid-friendly meals and, to …

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Kids Week: Frozen Pudding Pops!

Nothing says kids and summer time like something frozen on a stick! Making home made popsicles totally makes me feel like a child again. I realize that if your kids are like mine and eat 27 popsicles a day that the most economical thing to do is head to Costco and buy a box of otter pops, but take a break every once and a while and have some fun creating your own flavor combos in homemade popsicles. There’s something …

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Caramelized Banana Ice Cream

A couple of years ago, my sister in law Monica shared a quick and easy dessert idea with me. She sliced up a couple of bananas, sprinkled them with a little brown sugar and cinnamon and popped them under the broiler for just a minute so the sugar caramelized and turned into a syrup-ish kinda thing. While it’s still hot, you dump it over a bowl of vanilla ice cream and it’s the most yummy thing ever. I made it …

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