I promised some of you on Facebook a cool science trick to impress the kiddos today, but I’m changing my mind after making a batch of fresh potato chips and realizing while munching that I’ve never written about them here.  And that’s a crying shame. I’ve mentioned before that I don’t fry a lot at…

How To: Make Homemade Potato Chips
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When I was a kid, we always, always, always used Miracle Whip for everything–mayonnaise was something like Crest toothpaste or Pepsi that I had some vague notion of, but we were a strict, by-the-book Miracle Whip, Colgate, Coca-Cola family and I just figured mayonnaise and Miracle Whip were two different names for the same thing….

Homemade Garlic-Rosemary Mayonnaise
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I almost named this post, “How to cook a steak that doesn’t suck.”  Vegetarians beware; this one is not for you (just in case you haven’t noticed yet).  Go browse our dessert section today while the rest of us stay here and look at slabs of beef.  It’s no secret that Kate and I like…

How To: Grill the Perfect Steak
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I’ve lived in the South for 3 1/2 years now and have only eaten grits a handful of times. Granted, I’m not sure grits are as big in Louisiana as they are in the rest of the South, but still, you’d think I’d have eaten grits at least as many times as I’ve been served…

Shrimp & Grits
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You know, because we don’t have enough peanut butter on this site.  Or chocolate.  Or cookies.  I can almost guarantee once you make these for the first time you will become addicted and have to make them all the time.  Don’t say I didn’t warn you.  One of my favorite things about this recipe is…

Chocolate-Frosted Peanut Butter Cookie Bars {Aka: School Lunch Peanut Butter Fingers}
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Hello, my name is Kate. Welcome to, like, the fifty-first Our Best Bites therapy session exploring why I hate eggs (and feel compelled to cook and blog about them). I don’t get it. There’s no rhyme or reason. Here are some more super uninteresting Kate/Egg Factoids: -When I was little (like little little), I used…

Tutorial: How Kate Scrambles Eggs
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I did a segment on our local news last weekend and my hubby came along to watch.  Since our kiddos were happily playing at Grandpa’s house, my hub and I decided to take advantage of the gorgeous weather afterwards and stroll around the close-by street market.  We’re helping spread the word about Frigidaire’s Kid’s Cooking…

Weekend Update: Trip to the Farmer's Market
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What? It’s July 15th? I think I heard rumors that there’s some kind of movie about a boy wizard or something. No, seriously, my Facebook and Google Reader feeds are full of evidence that the blogosphere is aflutter with Harry Potter recipes and party ideas. In case you haven’t guessed, Peach Shakes are not a…

Peach Shakes {Definitely NOT a Harry Potter Post}
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I should really call this “Tutorial: How to Peel Peaches/Nectarines/Other Stone Fruits. Also, Tomatoes,” that just seemed like it wasn’t long enough, you know? So the Mighty Peach gets to be the mascot for this tutorial. You might be saying, “Hey, Kate, it’s called a paring knife and a tiny bit of elbow grease–do we…

Tutorial: How to Peel Peaches
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If you don’t know what Mar-a-Lago is, then you obviously don’t watch enough Celebrity Apprentice. (On a side note, are you noticing how many of our recipes here on Our Best Bites have references to television shows?  We’ve got the Tim Riggins Brownie, the Nestor Carbonel Mojito, the take-your-pick-of-16-hot-cabana-boys Mango Colada, and don’t forget the…

Mar-a-Lago Turkey Burgers
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I’m a pretty organized person. People sometimes ask me if this blog thing takes over my life, and for the most part, my obsessive organizational skills keep that from happening. I plan way ahead of time, prepare my photos before my deadlines, check my calendar 50 times a day, etc. But then there are those…

Orange Teriyaki Salmon
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Happy Fourth!  I’m sure most of you are out and about enjoying the holiday, but I wanted to leave one quick and easy idea for anyone checking in today!  I’ve made these patriotic berries before but had kind of forgotten about them until one of you lovely readers (thanks Karin!) posted a picture on our…

Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Strawberries
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