October 2009

Stove Top Kettle Corn

To all of you who are parents–do you remember what life was like before those little bundles of joy arrived? It wasn’t all that long ago for me, but I still have to squint my eyes and make my brain hurt to remember that at one point in my life, I didn’t have permanent snotty hand prints on the shoulders of every shirt I own. Or that back in the day, a basic trip to the grocery store didn’t involve …

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Candy Corn Cupcakes

If you’re looking for a video about how to frost cupcakes, it’s moved!  Click here for our instructional post on How to Frost Cupcakes. One of the most common questions we get is how to get the swirly cupcake icing. This is something I really wondered about, too, for a REALLY long time and honestly, I had a hard time finding clear instructions. It was almost like there was this code of secrecy among cupcake-eers. Well, I’m here to bust …

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Caramel Apple Cider

One of the things I love most about fall and winter are the all of the warm, yummy drinks. I’m kind of obsessed with them ,actually. I’m sure a lot of you are used to having a hot drink in your hands just about every morning, year-round. But see, I don’t drink coffee, so I look like a total weirdo walking around with a cup of hot chocolate in the middle of July. I actually drove through the coffee shop …

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How to: make a spider web design

After posting the Halloween Party Food, which included pictures of sugar cookie pops with spider web designs on them, I had a lot of people ask how I made the icing design. I had even more people comment that they could never make them look so pretty. So I’m here to tell you- and more importantly show you that you can! Here’s a simple tutorial- watch how easy! I used Glacé Icing for these cookies, but the same technique will …

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Apple Cider Spice Doughnuts

I bet every single one of you is thinking right now, “Hey, I wish those Our Best Bites gals would post some more treats! We haven’t had enough of those lately!” What’s that? You need doughnuts? I hear you loud and clear! During the summer between high school and college, my well-meaning parents thought I should have something better to do than sit around and be super-annoying for three months, so I was forced to get a job. After the …

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World’s Best Dinner Rolls

Today’s post is actually a re-post of one of our very, very first recipes–like one of the recipes we had up on the blog before we even launched it! It is one of my most beloved recipes and an all-time favorite of my friends and family-members. I’ve always known that the dough was a little temperamental and that some people have had trouble with it, but it wasn’t until I talked to Sara a few weeks ago and she told …

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Butternut Squash Soup

So I’ve told you all before about my recipe search for “the one” in every culinary category. Well a semi-related aspiration of mine is to have a perfect, go-to recipe for every local produce when it it’s in season. I know, kind of big and kind of vague. But you know when you walk into the grocery store and first thing in that produce section is a huge display of whatever is in peak season at that very moment? And …

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Crafty in the Kitchen: Mason Jar Lanterns

If there’s one thing I’m full of (aside from, at the moment, a load of cookies and nine too many pizza rolls), it’s good intentions. I know this because I have reminders of them all around me. There are heaps of fabric scraps from the baby blanket I intended to sew for my first-born son (he’s now 4.) There are partly-filled-out charts from the 3 months of P90x I intended to do. There are pairs of size 6 jeans in …

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Tortellini Sausage Soup

I have a confession to make: I’m in the midst of a weather identity crisis. I’m a girl who grew up with 4 distinct seasons, who craves that change every couple of months. Well, now I live in a land where if it’s not too hot to go outside, it’s too rainy to go outside; yeah, there are a few magical weeks in the “spring” and “fall” when the weather is fabulous and relatively mosquito-free. But there just aren’t those …

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Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

I don’t know about all of you, but after parties and vacations and weekends full of treats I’m always craving a big salad, so I thought this would be a great thing to post today. Ranch dressing is a magical thing. It’s served in the fanciest of restaurants and also along side dino nuggets at lunch hour. My toddler will literally eat anything if he has ranch to dip it in. And I’ll be honest; I will too. I grew …

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