So if you’ve been with us since the beginning (or if you’ve dug through our archives), you might remember our Candied Apple Walnut Salad, the one that promises to make a blue cheese lover out of even the greatest skeptic. This salad is very similar, only a little more fall-y. So even though we’ve only…

Pear & Blue Cheese Salad with Candied Pecans
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My friend Amy mocked me the other day because I told her that the saddest time of year is between the time The Next Food Network Star ends and the fall programming begins. Obviously I’m joking; that is not the saddest time of year–the saddest time of year is swimsuit shopping season. The Food Network…

Rockin' Italian-Style Meatloaf
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Last month I got a text from my friend Kristen that said, “I have the best post for your blog!”  I told my husband multiple times that I was going to be at Kristen’s house working on a diaper cake and it wasn’t until about the tenth time that he finally asked, “So explain to…

How To: Make a Diaper Cake Centerpiece
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You want to know one of the things that gets me really excited? Well, besides chocolate,shoes, tropical vacations, Christmas presents, fall tv, and new furniture?  School supplies.  I actually love the whole “season” of back-to-school.  Maybe it’s just the fresh new start it signifies as summer comes to an end, but I think it’s more…

Candy Crayons
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You know those people who stop eating and lose weight and when they’re stressed? The kind of people I kind of hate? Like my husband? I am not one of those people. I wish I were. But when I get stressed, chocolate, Vanilla Diet Cokes from Sonic, bread, and pasta suddenly become my best friends…

Chocolate Nutella Cookies
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Back in June we did a book signing in Rexburg, Idaho.  When we were walking into the store I noticed a sign for another cook book by a local author, about gluten free cooking.  We were in Rexburg in the first place because we were invited to speak at the annual Business summit at BYU-I. …

Gluten Free Dinner Rolls & Glazed Cinnamon Cream Cheese Rolls
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So if you’re not following us on Facebook (or even if you are), I’m kind of in the middle of remodeling my kitchen. And when I say “I,” I mean a very nice man and his crew of workers are remodeling my kitchen; I’m 100% sure if I were actually doing the work, it would…

Raspberry-Mango Smoothies
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Have I ever told you how much I love fall time?  I love fall. And about this time every year I start getting antsy for it.  So it was a super great move for me to make this recipe because it was better than any candle, Scentsy bar, or scented oil I own.  The smell…

Apple Pie Filling {For Canning or Freezing}
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One of the reasons I used to be scared of canning is that I assumed it was a requirement to have four hundred pounds of something or other and 10-12 hours of kitchen-trashing labor which resulted in 207 jars to put away in closet space I didn’t have.  I couldn’t think of anything I needed…

Spicy Peach BBQ Sauce
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I’ve been trying to get my brain around the idea of peanut butter and jelly cupcakes for awhile now. I’ve agonized over the hows and whys in my mind–where the jelly would go, what kind of jelly I would use, what flavor of cupcakes, yada yada yada. And then, out of nowhere as I was lying…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes
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I don’t know if the universe has it out for me or what, but I swear to you all, the second I start making a conscious effort to eat healthy, I’m suddenly inspired to make all sorts of naughty treats. And not just inspired, like, “Oh, I really, really, really want to make some caramel…

Tutorial: How to Swirl Colored Icing for Cupcakes
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Every late summer and fall, I’m always so impressed/jealous of all my friends who are plucking the fruits (and vegetables) of their summer-long labors and harvesting the stuff from their gardens. So this year, I decided I would also grow a garden. I would be among my domestic and wholesome friends, picking, eating, and preserving…

Roasted Eggplant Spread
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