October 2011

Sweet and Sour Chicken Stir Fry

I know we keep promising an actual meal around here and then keep getting sidetracked with fun Halloween stuff so I’m finally going to give you something dinner-worthy!  (Not that doughnuts or cookies aren’t dinner-worthy, because they totally are.)  I actually do have another dessert to share and I let all of you Facebook fans vote what would go up today.  I’ll be honest, I stopped counting half way through (I didn’t know that many people would pipe in!) and …

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Mad Scientist Potion

When I was in Kindergarten, I remember our Halloween party so clearly. One of the room moms brought apple juice and dry ice for a witch’s brew and it has stayed with me to this day (I say that like I’m not 30…and if you think 30 is old, then I am sad and hope no one calls you old when you’re 30. Or maybe I do…) Even though it was just apple juice and a black plastic cauldron, we …

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Gourmet Style Dipped Apples with Homemade Caramel

It’s okay, you can say it.  I’m a liar.  I really did have an actual meal for you today. But then I went grocery shopping.  And I bought apples.  I love it when I find the bags of little tiny apples; do you know what I’m talking about?  They’re smaller than normal apples, and I love them because they’re the perfect size for my little kids because they’re easy to hold and they can eat the entire thing (as opposed …

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Maple Bars

I have a confession: I am not a huge fan of maple. If I have a choice between maple syrup and Buttermilk Syrup, I’ll choose the Buttermilk Syrup every time. I don’t even really like the smell of it; it reminds me of icky babies that need a bath (don’t ask–anyone who’s spent any in-person time with me will tell you that I have a very irrational sense of smell). My exception? Maple bars. I love maple bars. They remind …

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Candy Corn Sugar Cookies

Just so you know I, like Kate, had very good intentions of posting actual food today.  But there’s only so  much time before Halloween and then we can’t post fun things like this for a whole year, so you see we must!  And actually, you can do candy corn themed stuff all the way through Thanksgiving, so live it up!  But I do have an actual dinner recipe on Monday.  For real.  It’s done.  Photographed.  And it even involves vegetables …

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Q&A: Kitchen Remodeling!

All right, guys. I know we’ve posted a lot of treats and holiday fun lately, so I had really fabulous intentions of posting something you could, you know, eat as a meal (not saying that Streusel-Topped Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins or Skeleton Cookies can’t be a meal, but I’m talking a meal that you don’t have to eat in a closet and then lie about later). I also think we can officially tell you that we’re in the thick of …

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Not-So-Spooky Oreo Bats

First of all, the winner of Jif & Amazon Kindle giveaway is #12, Kelly! Congratulations, Kelly! You’ve been notified by email, so please get back to us within the next 48 hours. So I think it’s pretty well-established by now that in the Our Best Bites relationship, I am NOT the crafty one. This is nothing new–I’ve always had a very short crafting attention span and I lack in the spatial skills department (don’t ask what happened when I tried …

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Skeleton Gingerbread Men Cookies

Who says gingerbread men are just for Christmas?  (Really, who does say that?  I’m assuming someone does) It’s time to rip off the lederhosen and get ready for a Halloween edition.  First we’ll need our little cookie people.  I’m calling these gingerbread men because that seems appropriate, but they are not gingerbread at at all. This is what I started making when I whipped up the cookie dough I posted on Monday. You certainly could use our Gingerbread Cookie recipe, …

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Chocolate Cut-Out Cookies

I sat down to write today’s post and it got ridiculously long very quickly!  So I decided to split it up and do these cookies separately because it’s a great, basic recipe to refer to.  So hold on to your hats because Wednesday you will see part two; and part two is fantastic!  These are basically chocolate sugar cookies.  I’ve actually adapted our favorite sugar cookies to be chocolate several times in the past, but ever since I saw these …

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How To: Make a Tulle Wreath {Halloween Edition!}

It’s here it’s here, it’s finally here!  Fall weather has officially arrived in my city and I couldn’t be happier.  I broke out my fall decorations a little later than usual this year but things are finally coming together.  I posted a bunch of pictures on The Scoop today, so click here if you want to check it out. (And see the end of this post for an explanation of what “The Scoop” is!)  For all of you craft-haters, go …

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