These cookies are special. I mean, all cookies are special, but these are special (like Rory Gilmore). We originally posted these 4 years ago and it was kind of funny to read through what was going on in my life at the time–it was our first Christmas in our new house…I was turning 30. It’s now…

Candy Cane Kiss Cookies
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Thanksgiving is almost here! Since we know you’ll probably be crafting your holiday menus in the next few days, we thought we’d share with you some of our favorite recipes for the Thanksgiving meal. { Appetizers } Fruit and veggie trays, chips and dip, and cheese and crackers are awesome, but if you want to…

Thanksgiving Menu Ideas
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If I was trapped in some horribly unrealistic nightmare and could only chose one and only one thing to eat off of the Thanksgiving table, I would undoubtedly choose the stuffing.  It’s been my favorite thing about thanksgiving since I was a kid.  I don’t even like pumpkin pie or (gasp!) turkey all that much! …

Artichoke Parmesan Sourdough Stuffing {Or "Dressing" actually!}
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We’re so excited to finally share details about our upcoming book!  It’s being printed as we speak and will be debuting in stores this February! You can pre-order the book right now and it will ship out hot off the press!   Here’s some details! – Published by Deseret Book under their Shadow Mountain Label…

Announcing: The Our Best Bites Cook Book!
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First things first, right? Thank you guys SO much for all your entries in the final BHG giveaway! We loved reading through all the things you were thankful for so much! We’ve got 20 winners for y’all, courtesy of Random.org. If you’ve won, please contact us within 48 hours; otherwise, we’ll randomly draw another winner….

Baked Brie with Pepper Jelly
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Today I’m going to show you how to make a fun Thanksgiving craft perfect for both kids and adults!  These darling turkeys are made from candy and completely edible!  They are a fun activity for holiday parties, family nights, or just for fun. I’m also going to show you how to make a great little…

how to make candy turkeys our best bites
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I love autumn.  I love the cold, crisp air, the changing of the leaves, and the wardrobe associated with it all.  But possibly most of all, I love fall food!  (Come to the homepage to see some of our seasonal favorites in the sidebar.)  One of my favorite things to do each season, is take…

Cranberry Cinnamon Chip Bars
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As you all know by now, I fell in love with a lot of culinary-related things while living in Brazil.  Black beans, pressure cooking, limonada, mangoes, and churrasco to name a few.  Well add this to the list.  Sweetened condensed milk is used for a lot of things there.  While here in the US we…

Homemade Dulce de Leche {easy!}
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So…when I was a little kid, I had a pet goldfish. During this time, my mom instructed me never, ever, ever to put my toothbrush down on the bathroom counter because I would surely get salmonella poisoning. Well, in the 29 years and 11 months that I’ve been alive, I’ve had fish for about 2…

How to: Brown Paper Bag Microwave Popcorn
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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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