I have another recipe for Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream that was one of the very first ice cream recipes I ever posted on Our Best Bites.  It’s one of my all-time favorites, and involves pitted fresh cherries in a cooked custard-base with shaved chocolate and generous hints of almond flavor.  It’s decadently delicious, but also…

No Cook Cherry Ice Cream
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So. My kids are back in school. My house is clean. I kinda miss them and also kinda relish the alone time. But we’re back to my biggest struggle of the day: lunch. I’ve talked about this countless times, but my lunch is the hardest meal of the day for me. I wish there was a…

Cream Cheese & Veggie Toast for One
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I can hear it already. “But Kate,” you say, “it is August. Why are you posting pie recipes?” Well. That is because it is August and while I love my darling children so very much, tomorrow is the day that they go back to school and while we greatly enjoyed our time together this summer,…

Crumb Topped Apple Pie
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This time of year, home gardeners are usually getting a beautiful crop of ripe garden tomatoes and non-home gardeners are getting a great deal on fresh tomatoes at the store.  Either way, it’s tomato season!  The things I love making most with great tomatoes are salsa and tomato sauce.  I’ve shared my Roasted Garden Tomato…

Fresh Tomato Basil Pasta
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(Don’t have a smoker?  No problem!  You can make this recipe on the grill, as well.) Sometimes when you think smoker recipes, your mind goes straight to big expensive cuts of meat and a minimum 12 hour time commitment.  I love smoking pork tenderloin because you don’t have to plan a day in advance; it only…

Honey-Glazed Smoked Pork Tenderloin
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So last week, I posted all about the Boise and Salt Lake City portions of my big summer vacation and today, it’s all about Cache Valley. I grew up in Logan and lived there until I went to college. My parents still live there and I love going back…it’s a special little place, unlike anything…

Kate's Trip to Utah Part II (Cache Valley)
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So if you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that my kids and I recently spent a couple of weeks visiting my family in Utah. I grew up there (in Logan, then I went to college in Provo), but it’s been a few years since I’ve been back and even longer since my kids have,…

Kate's Trip to Utah Part I
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Rice Krispie treats are everyone’s favorites.  A staple for just about any event from parties to family nights.  But not all rice krispie treats are created equal!  We love them so much we have an entire section of our index dedicated to them.   Everything from Toasted Coconut-Lime to Smore’s and Salted Caramel. Today’s recipe is probably…

Large Batch Rice Krispie Treats
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If you follow me on Instagram, you probably know that I’ve been visiting friends and family in Utah and Idaho. It’s funny because I lived here for 27 years before I moved to Louisiana and I think I’ve crammed everything I did in those 27 years into the last 10 days. We’ve been busy adventuring….

How to Make Guacamole on the Go
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If you’re looking for the perfect Cafe Rio Copycat Creamy Tomatillo Dressing, look no further. This is the place. There are millions of recipes out there for this type of thing and a lot of the good ones call for fresh tomatillos. However, after experimenting quite a bit, I decided, in this instance, I didn’t…

Cafe Rio Copycat Creamy Tomatillo Dressing
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This Tandoori Chicken Recipe was originally published in our cook book “Savoring the Seasons.”  I developed the recipe especially for that book and honestly I haven’t made it in years!  But lately I have been hearing from so many people that it is one of their family’s favorites so I figured it was time to…

Tandoori Chicken Recipe
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It feels like every few months there’s a new trending super food and lately I’ve been seeing Turmeric everywhere.  I can’t make any claims to the many health benefits of this popular Indian spice, but I do love to cook with it!  Turmeric comes from rhizome of a plant of the ginger family, and while the…

Indian Turmeric Rice
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