January 2010

Tutorial: Valentine Sugar Cookie Pops!

Holidays always creep up on me sooner than I expect.  Although it’s hard to forget that Valentines day is coming up with all of the paraphernalia you see in the stores these days!  We have a busy couple of weeks coming up and I wasn’t going to get the chance to re-share this fun idea so I’m going to do it today.  I had planned on making more and re-doing pictures now that I have a nicer camera, but…that didn’t …

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Posted in Kate, Salads
Spinach Mandarin Poppy Seed Salad

So I’ve blogged a lot about Louisiana food, but I’ve rarely blogged about something that, in my mind, I have pegged as Utah food. I don’t know exactly why that is–maybe Louisiana food is just more new to me or maybe I feel like we have such a strong Utah-based readership that people won’t care about my Utah-in-my-brain recipes. Heck, I don’t even know what constitutes Utah food, but for some reason, in my mind, this salad just has “Beehive …

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Poppy Seed Dressing

On Wednesday, I’ll be posting one of my favorite salads, especially for lunch (since my husband would rather not eat salad for dinner and I don’t want to hear his bellyaching when he’s starving at 8:00 pm). And since every great salad needs a great salad dressing, that’s what we’re doing today! I first made this dressing in a moment of desperation–I was in college and completely broke and salad dressing-less and had been asked to bring salad dressing to …

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Seasoning with Herbs and Spices

One thing Kate and I will be doing this year is addressing some of the topics that we frequently get questions about. Kate wrote a great post recently on uses for different types of salts and we have posts on oils and flours too (okay so Kate did all of them). Recently on facebook I mentioned I was cleaning out my disastrous spice cabinet and that sparked some questions on the subject. Since it’s something we get lots of questions …

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Buttermilk Pancakes

Somewhere, at some point early in the days of theblog, I mentioned that I had a killer buttermilk pancake recipe. And I am dead serious when I say that we get more requests for that recipe than just about anything else and I can’t figure out where people are reading this! I’ve been hesitant to post this recipe, not because these aren’t mouth-wateringly awesome pancakes, but because there is no way of getting around using at least three large or …

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One-Ingredient Ice Cream

Did that title pique your interest? It did mine when I first saw it on the internet. In fact, this little phenomenon has been popping up on food blogs all over the place lately. If you’re like me you’re probably wondering what could possibly possess all of the properties necessary so that just the item itself could be enough to magically transform into ice cream. Right? Apparently bananas. I’ll admit I was very skeptical. When I think of banana ice …

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Hot {and healthy!} White Bean Dip

I’m a snacker. It’s often the downfall of my weight-loss attempts. I’m very active and great at exercising; I also eat a relatively healthy and balanced diet. What kills me is my need to constantly munch! So if you’re like me, then one key to healthy living might be to keep healthy snacks around. I tend to eat what’s in front of me, and in my house that’s usually fishy crackers, fruit snacks, and a constant supply of open chocolate …

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All About Salt

One of the most common questions we get is what the differences are between all the varieties of salt. Some of you might be raising your eyebrows–I mean, salt is salt, right? A little yes, but mostly no. And we’re here to help you figure out those mysterious differences. Table Salt vs. Coarse Salt Before I get into the different types of salt, it’s important to note that table salt and coarse salt (kosher salt and sea salt, for example) …

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Dessert Wontons

I haven’t been shy about my love of Brazilian food (and yes, I realize this may sound like a strange way to start a post with “wontons” in the title…). One of my favorite street foods in Brazil is something called a pastel. It’s a scrumptious little pastry filled with savory things like cheese and/or meat, or sweet, filled with things like chocolate, bananas, or jelly. They’re similar in theory to an empanada, or these meat pies, but the dough …

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Asian Wonton Salad

Last year around this time we did a whole month of healthy recipes since it seemed like everyone was working on those new year’s resolutions trying to sweat Christmas off their butts. I kind of thought we’d do that again but plans changed (at least for me) when at 4 months pregnant I found I don’t want healthy food for an entire month. What I want changes daily, and today it happens to be this beauty. But hey, it is …

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