November 2010

Apple Cider Caramels

Note: This recipe has been modified from when it was originally posted for greater user-friendliness, particularly in dissolving the sugar. First of all, I hope everyone who celebrates Thanksgiving had a wonderful holiday weekend! Aside from my little girl being sick, we had a great, laid-back week full of my husband being off work, shopping, great food, working on our house, movies, and enjoying the gorgeous Louisiana fall weather! First, we’re so excited to announce the winner of our Silhouette …

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Posted in Christmas, Other, Sara
Gingerbread Rice Crispy Treats

I planned on posting today with pictures of Thanksgiving.  I pictured Kate’s home and mine filled with smiling faces and amazing food and picture perfect Pottery Barn styled tables, place cards and all.   Let us be the first to say that things don’t always go as planned!  Kate’s poor family was quarantined with strep throat, and I found myself with husband and kids in tow at the grocery store at 9pm the night before Thanksgiving looking for something to serve …

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Posted in Christmas, Cookies, Kate
Candy Cane Kiss Cookies

These cookies are special. I mean, all cookies are special, but these are special (like Rory Gilmore). We originally posted these 4 years ago and it was kind of funny to read through what was going on in my life at the time–it was our first Christmas in our new house…I was turning 30. It’s now our 5th Christmas in this house and I am no longer about turn 30, but I still remember making these cookies for the first time, …

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Thanksgiving Menu Ideas

Thanksgiving is almost here! Since we know you’ll probably be crafting your holiday menus in the next few days, we thought we’d share with you some of our favorite recipes for the Thanksgiving meal. { Appetizers } Fruit and veggie trays, chips and dip, and cheese and crackers are awesome, but if you want to kick it up a notch, try serving something like Baked Brie with Pepper Jelly: . . . . . . . . . . . …

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Artichoke Parmesan Sourdough Stuffing {Or “Dressing” actually!}

If I was trapped in some horribly unrealistic nightmare and could only chose one and only one thing to eat off of the Thanksgiving table, I would undoubtedly choose the stuffing.  It’s been my favorite thing about thanksgiving since I was a kid.  I don’t even like pumpkin pie or (gasp!) turkey all that much!  But stuffing?  Ohhh I could eat a whole lot of stuffing (or dressing if you must.  I call it all stuffing whether it’s stuffed in …

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Posted in General News, Sara
Announcing: The Our Best Bites Cook Book!

We’re so excited to finally share details about our upcoming book!  It’s being printed as we speak and will be debuting in stores this February! You can pre-order the book right now and it will ship out hot off the press! Here’s some details! – Published by Deseret Book under their Shadow Mountain Label – In addition to containing the most popular recipes from the Our Best Bites blog, the book features about 40 new recipes and variations that will …

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Baked Brie with Pepper Jelly

First things first, right? Thank you guys SO much for all your entries in the final BHG giveaway! We loved reading through all the things you were thankful for so much! We’ve got 20 winners for y’all, courtesy of Random.org. If you’ve won, please contact us within 48 hours; otherwise, we’ll randomly draw another winner. Ready? Now…I’ve been a fan of brie for nearly as long as I can remember. It is probably my favorite cheese and I’ve been known …

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Oreo Turkeys and Cookie Pilgrim Hats

Scince it’s Friday (woo hoo!) I thought we’d do something fun.  These little turkeys (speaking of turkeys, did you see what mine did yesterday??) are perfect for school parties, family nights, and Thanksgiving place holders.  At the end there’s an easy pilgrim hat as well.  I don’t really know where this idea originated from- I made the turkeys as a kid as I’m sure many of you have and I’ve seen the little hats all over the internet.  Both Turkey …

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Posted in General News
Our Best Bites Won the BHG Cook-Off! And a Big, Fat, "THANK YOU" Giveaway!

We are SO EXCITED to announce that, thanks to you guys and all of your amazing support throughout the month of October, we are the Better Homes and Gardens Cook-Off Champions! We truly could not believe the outpouring of support we received from y’all through your comments, emails, words of encouragement, and your votes. I think Sara and I can truly say that this Thanksgiving, we are thankful for the best readers in the blogosphere and we can’t thank you …

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Cranberry Cinnamon Chip Bars

I love autumn.  I love the cold, crisp air, the changing of the leaves, and the wardrobe associated with it all.  But possibly most of all, I love fall food!  (Come to the homepage to see some of our seasonal favorites in the sidebar.)  One of my favorite things to do each season, is take old stand-by recipes and switch them up with seasonal flavors.  That’s what I’ve done here with this classic cookie style bar.  This one is studded …

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