September 2010

BBQ Bacon Sliders for the Better Homes and Gardens Cook-Off!

If you missed the announcement, Kate and I will be traveling to Des Moines, IA this month (anyone from there??) to participate in a cook off at the Better Homes and Gardens test kitchens! We came up with this killer recipe which we hope will wow the judges. Update:  We won the BH&G Cook-Off!  Take a look at our winning recipe!   BBQ Bacon Sliders with Blue Cheese and Crispy Onions. Anything that begins with bacon is off to a …

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Bars {No Bake!}

Thanks to everyone who entered our recent giveaway, congrats to the winners!  For the rest of you, if you can’t win the toy, you can at least eat something that will make your tummy happy.  And I promise these will make it very, very happy.  They only take a few ingredients and you don’t even have to bake them.  Best part?  They taste just like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Seriously, they’ll make you swoon. Start with some crushed graham crackers.  …

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Posted in General Crafts, Sara
When a Foodie gets Crafty…

I wanted to show you some of the fun I’ve been having with my Silhouette machine! If you’ve been around here long enough, you know I love beautiful packaging.  The great thing about a cute little box or bag is that it makes it perfectly acceptable to give away just a tiny bit of food.   These little paper boxes were perfect for a little bag of Pretzel Turtles. Each box was just a simple template on the Silhouette and they …

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Posted in Condiments, Kate
Kansas City Barbecue Sauce

So last week, Sara announced that in a few weeks, we’ll be jet-setting off to the Better Homes and Gardens headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa and competing in a cook-off against 4 other bloggers. Um, yeah, we’re just a little bit excited! Part of the fun is that we get to be part of launching their new cookware line. We’ve got lots of time to get into the Ps, Qs, and (shhhh) giveaways, but we got the chance to preview …

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Creamy Cheesecake

I posted this recipe waaaaay back in the very, very early days of the blog and I’m posting it again today not only because it’s such an amazing, creamy, velvety smooth cheesecake, but also because I know that cheesecakes scare a lot of people, so I want to do a little troubleshooting to make sure you get a perfect cheesecake every time. We’ve got some pretty awesome cheesecakes on here (if I do say so myself)–like this one or this …

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How to: Make Crispy Shoestring Onions

Unlike a lot of foods requiring oil frying, these little beauties are SO easy and they won’t totally trash your kitchen. They’re awesome on top of salads or burgers, or for a topping on casseroles or even just to snack on. You’ll need three bowls. One with an egg and a little milk, one with some white flour and seasonings, and one with your sliced onions. You can slice your onions however you like. I slice them about 1/8-1/4″ wide …

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English Muffin Breakfast Pizzas

So apparently we are a little breakfast crazy over here at Our Best Bites lately! To be completely honest, I don’t know what’s going on at Sara’s house, but at mine, things have been C-R-A-Z-Y for the last couple of weeks–2 kids, 2 different schools, one all-day, one half-day, church, work, house, blog, friends, soccer practice, homework–you know, everything you guys are doing and somehow keeping it together! And when things get crazy, my fall-back option is breakfast for dinner. …

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Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Peanut Butter Syrup {Chunky Monkey Pancakes!}

Have I ever told you guys that I often dream about food? I can’t tell you how many recipes I’ve come up with because I cooked them in a dream and then woke up craving it. Such is the case with these pancakes! I woke up a couple of weeks ago and ran to the kitchen to see if they were as good in real life as they were in my sleep and I have to say- they were sooo …

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Our Best Bites Kid’s Favorites! Plus Chocolate Owls!

So this week, we’ve covered on-the-go breakfasts, kid-friendly lunches, and fun things to do with your kids in the kitchen. I think we’re all ready for a little dessert, don’t you? “But wait!” you say. “What kid doesn’t like pretty much all sweet treats?” And you have us there. But we’re going to showcase what our kids all-time favorites are. At the very end, I’ll show you a cute and easy after school project for your smart little owls that …

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Kids in the Kitchen: Glow in the Dark Food, Magic Colors, and Giant Bubbles!

If you’re coming in late, we’re doing back to school week!   Kate’s done 2 great posts about Breakfast on the run, and School Lunches.  And I showed you a fun rainy day recipe for homemade Slime- perfect for entertaining little (and who are we kidding? BIG) hands.  Today I have a little hodge-podge of 3 more kitchen tricks.  This stuff is purely for fun, and for making your kids think you are awesome. #1  Glow in the Dark Food The …

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