The other day I stopped by my friend Britanie’s house to borrow a book and she also sent me home with some beautiful pomegranates that she got from Bountiful Baskets. (Those of you in the Boise area, my friend is also the coordinator for a new pick-up location right here!  I believe it begins mid…

How to: Cut, De-seed, and Eat a Pomegranate
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Two weeks ago, I decided I needed to practice our Better Homes and Gardens cook-off recipe one more time before the big day, so we did a test run of burgers and s’mores (which were not part of the cook-off, but it was the first time in 6 months we could light a fire without…

Grown-Up Dipping Sauce
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In case you have been stranded in a jungle without internet connection for the past week or so, we spent a couple of days last week in Des Moines, IA at the test kitchens of Better Homes and Gardens Magazine. We had so much fun with the kind folks from both Better Homes and Gardens…

Sara & Kate at the Better Homes and Gardens Cook-Off!
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Sara and I are on our way home from Des Moines today! If you haven’t had a chance to vote today in the Better Homes and Gardens cook-off and you’re feeling the urge, please click here to vote for us. And don’t forget to enter the current giveaway for the Non-stick Porcelain Cookware! Somehow, in…

Caramel Apple Bread Pudding
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People ask me all the time how I come up with recipes.  Sometimes I base things off of foods I’ve tried somewhere and try to replicate, sometimes it’s just blending flavors that sound good together, sometimes I daydream about food, sometimes it’s completely accidental, and often- it just happens out of necessity!  This is one…

Cowboy Quesadillas
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It seems like everyone I know had a magical experience during their first couple of years at college. Or maybe that’s just a stereotype and I don’t really know what everyone else was experiencing, but I do know that for me, it was hard. Like…worse than middle school (I actually have very happy middle school…

Spanish Rice
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For a lot of years I was scared of anything involving a candy thermometer. It just all seemed so hard and complicated, not to mention dangerous (If you didn’t know, I tend to be a bit accident prone in the kitchen. And in life in general.) But then I tried it and discovered it wasn’t…

These honey caramel apples are a snap to make - only two ingredients!
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Okay.  Raise your hand if you remember the world before blogs.  I do.  At least I remember the time when I had no idea what a “blog” was.  A few of my friends started writing them and I thought it was weird.  And cool.  At the same time.   And then I discovered food blogs.  Wha?? …

Baked Potato Soup
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Sara and I both have this problem where we both have this ONE RECIPE that is always getting the boot because something more timely comes along. I’ve literally had my recipe on the calendar for more than a month now, and it was all set to go today, and then…something happened. I was perusing my…

{Pumpkin & Cream Cheese} Whoopie Pies
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If you missed the announcement, Kate and I will be traveling to Des Moines, IA this month (anyone from there??) to participate in a cook off at the Better Homes and Gardens test kitchens! We came up with this killer recipe which we hope will wow the judges. Update:  We won the BH&G Cook-Off!  Take…

BBQ Bacon Sliders for the Better Homes and Gardens Cook-Off!
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Thanks to everyone who entered our recent giveaway, congrats to the winners!  For the rest of you, if you can’t win the toy, you can at least eat something that will make your tummy happy.  And I promise these will make it very, very happy.  They only take a few ingredients and you don’t even…

Reese's Peanut Butter Bars {No Bake!}
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I wanted to show you some of the fun I’ve been having with my Silhouette machine! If you’ve been around here long enough, you know I love beautiful packaging.  The great thing about a cute little box or bag is that it makes it perfectly acceptable to give away just a tiny bit of food.  …

When a Foodie gets Crafty...
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