I think I’ve mentioned before that although I’ve always loved to play around in the kitchen, I didn’t really start exploring my inner foodie until I moved to an apartment my sophomore year of college and had my own (well, shared with 3 other girls, but not my parents) kitchen for the first time. This…

Grilled Chicken and Veggie Skewers
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I don’t know about all of you, but after my weekend and the copious amount of calories ingested, I need some major detoxing! The only thing that sounds good right about now is a giant salad. And today is a two-for-one, so check out the post below this one for the other half to this…

Thai Peanut Noodle Salad
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I came up with this yummy salad dressing to mimic the flavors in these Thai Peanut Noodles that we love around here. Try it on the Thai Noodle Salad it’s made for, or any other Asian inspired dinner salad. It’s even great basted on chicken skewers or used as a veggie dip! Thai Peanut Salad…

Thai Peanut Dressing
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I don’t know about anyone else, but both Sara and I are so surprised at how busy we are this summer! I had all sorts of grand plans for posting some amazing 4th of July food craft, but after I left my half gallon of vanilla ice cream for my Martha Stewart-esque strawberry sorbet sundaes…

Strawberry Sorbet
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I had a total disaster while making something I had planned for today. You don’t think Kate and I have disasters? Oh, we do. You’re going to hear about mine around Christmas time (when I post the blue food that magically turned green when I cooked it against everything I tried to prevent it! )…

Star-Studded Mini Pies
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Happy 4th of July week! I seriously cannot believe that it is almost July–not only does it mean lots of hot weather, but it also means food, friends, and lots of fun as we approach probably the biggest summer food holiday! We know that most of you have lots of fun things planned and don’t…

Party Sub
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I’d like to tell you about my new best friend. Her name is Gisela. She likes Harry Potter, U2, and hot teen vampires. Okay that’s really about all I know. And I may or may not have learned it from reading her blog profile. There’s also a good chance she thinks I’m psycho for sending…

Chicken-Bacon Stuffed Pizza Rolls
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So we’re pretty much cereal-for-breakfast kind of people with the occasional “something else” thrown in for fun now and then. I’m really trying to do more “something elses,” especially little treats that can double as things I can throw into lunches and snack on while watching So You Think You Can Dance without feeling like…

Sour Cream Poppyseed Streusel Muffins
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You should know by now that Kate and I are big pizza fans. Actually, we’re fans of most everything in the white-starchy-carb family and also the hot gooey cheese family. So naturally, pizza finds its way to our hearts. You should also know by now that I’m kind of obsessed with the grill and I’ll…

How To: Grill Pizza on the BBQ
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So remember on Monday when I was complaining about how hot it is here and how I was going to be posting cool, no-cook recipes? Well, when that didn’t work for me, I decided to fight fire with fire. And so we’re getting Jambalaya. Before I moved here, I knew that like Red Beans and…

Jambalaya
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People often ask me where I learned to cook. I really had to think about it at first since I can’t really pinpoint an exact point in my life where I became interested in all things culinary. I didn’t take a class, or watch a show, or read a book. I just…cooked. I always have….

Peanut Butter & Jam Bars
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So summer has officially hit in Louisiana. By 8:30 in the morning, I’m already sweating (or am covered in condensation…I’m not actually sure which). Come 4:30 in the afternoon and I’m contemplating the quickest way to end my misery. Since that’s also about the time I start getting ready for dinner, this means that I’m…

Pico de Gallo
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