September 2012

Posted in General News
Blendtec Blender + Twister Jar Giveaway (x2)!

**Thanks so much for all your entries! This giveaway is now closed. The winners are #115 (Jennifer) and #1702 (Barbara Hair). Congratulations, ladies! Check your emails!** In just about every post on Our Best Bites that involves a blender, you’ll see photos of Blentec Blenders.  That’s because it’s what Kate and I use and love in our own kitchens.  I know a lot of people can’t understand why anyone would spend over $400.00 on a blender, but you have to …

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Homemade Spinach-Basil Pasta

Let me just get one thing out of the way:  I’m not the kind of girl who makes her own pasta.  I don’t even bake my own bread.  I like buying stuff at the store in nice convenient packages.  So if you’re like me and saw this post title and immediately became uninterested, well turn around and become interested for 2 more minutes.  I’m not suggesting you go all I-make-everything-from-scratch here.  I’m suggesting you go all dude-I-just-made-my-own-freaking-noodles-for-dinner-because-I’m-awesome here.  Making pasta …

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Easy Blueberry Sauce & Syrup

First off, we need to announce the winner of our food storage giveaway! The winner is #1025, Heather H. Congrats, Heather! Please email us ASAP to claim your prize! Secondly, we’re going to pick a winner for the Photo Contest Giveaway tonight, so you still have time to enter! And finally…Blueberry Sauce. Yeah, yeah, it’s kind of a summery thing, but for me, the most evil part of summer is starting to end and summer how I knew it growing …

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Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Chips with Rosemary Garlic Salt

Some quick items of business: 1.  Kate and I will each be doing book signings either today or tomorrow! Boise, Idaho: Saturday September 22, 11:30am-1pm.  Deseret Book Store, Boise Idaho (that’s the store on Overland, not Eagle Road) Baton Rouge, Louisiana:  Friday September 21, 7 pm.  Barnes and Noble 7707 Bluebonnet Blvd, Baton Rouge (that’s TODAY!) ** Feel free to bring in books you’ve already purchased, come say hello! 2.  We have a giveaway going on right now- click here to enter! …

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Caramelized Banana Bread with Browned Butter Glaze

One quick thing before I get into my post–we are SO happy so many of you are enjoying your books! We’re hearing that there are some problems with some books–damage or upside down pages or pages sticking. We want you to be happy with your purchase, so please, please, please, if there’s something wrong with your book, contact the retailer you purchased the book from and they will exchange it for you. The only thing we can do is be …

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Huevos Rancheros {Mexican Style Eggs}

Whew!  We’ve had a whirlwind few days.  We had a fantastic book launch event last Thursday, and we can’t say thank you enough to those who came!  We then jetted off to Denver for a great event there and finally made it back to our homes yesterday.  I’m going to post some pictures from the past few days on The Scoop later, but I feel like it’s been so long since we’ve had a recipe post up here that we …

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Posted in General News
Photo Contest and KitchenAid Giveaway!

Kate and I are in Salt Lake City right now, after an awesome launch event celebrating the release of our new book!  We cannot say thank you enough times to everyone who joined us at Orson Gygi.  It was so much fun and we love seeing all of your smiling faces!  In the next few days we’re going to share lots of pictures from our fun day, but today, we’re going to look at some of your photos!  We asked …

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Posted in General News
It’s Heeeere!

Yes, this is a big week for us, so if you’re already tired of hearing about upcoming events and books that are now on shelves (Yay!!) and all you really want is food, go take a peek at our recipe index! First item of business today: our big, fun, awesome, food-filled party is happening TOMORROW!  Thursday, September 13.  It will be at the dreamy kitchen mega-store Orson Gygi, in Salt Lake City Utah from 11-1.  There will be cupcakes for …

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Posted in General News
Savoring the Seasons Wherever You Are!

We can’t believe our book is finally coming out this week! Tomorrow! We’re going to be traveling this week for all sorts of book-related festivities (and if you have any happy thoughts/prayers/good vibes to send my way as I fly with a nursing 2-month-old, I will TAKE them!), so we’re going to be posting all sorts of giveaways, games, and other fun things this week (and don’t forget that you’re invited to our launch event this Thursday at Orson Gygi …

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Posted in How To..., Sara
How to: Write a Blog

Note: We have a great giveaway going on right now from The Ready Project, go enter for free stuff and take advantage of the great discount they’re offering to OBB readers!) Now that school is back in session, it seems like a good time for this post I’vebeen wanting to write for months and months.  There are a few questions that pop up in our inbox over and over and over again, and among all the requests for red velvet …

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