So…I kind of had something else planned for this post. It was slightly experimental…slightly disastrous picture-wise and didn’t taste as good as I remembered it. I was racking my brain for manly appetizers and was about to resign myself to bruschetta with “Who Dat?” toothpick banners (let’s not mock here) when, out of the blue,…

Jalapeno Popper Dip
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Okay folks, we’re kickin’ it back old school today.  This is one of those little recipes that I just assume everyone and their grandma knows about.  Then I make it for some gathering and inevitably find out that there are people in the world who have never heard of such a thing.  (I experienced this…

Sweet and Sour Meatballs {Easy!}
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So last year around this time we got loads of emails requesting ideas for Superbowl parties.  We have a pretty decent appetizer section, and you can see many of them pictured in this post. However, you might notice what Kate and I noticed.  A great number of our appetizers are, well… pretty.  Looks like we…

Hot Corn Dip
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There’s something about putting food on a stick that makes it fun, whimsical, and just all around cooler than food not-on-a-stick, right? Sugar cookies are a Valentine’s Day staple, and this is such a fun way to take something ordinary and make it totally rock. I can’t even tell you how much fun I had…

Tutorial: Valentine Sugar Cookie Pops!
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So I’ve blogged a lot about Louisiana food, but I’ve rarely blogged about something that, in my mind, I have pegged as Utah food. I don’t know exactly why that is–maybe Louisiana food is just more new to me or maybe I feel like we have such a strong Utah-based readership that people won’t care…

Spinach Mandarin Poppy Seed Salad
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One thing Kate and I will be doing this year is addressing some of the topics that we frequently get questions about. Kate wrote a great post recently on uses for different types of salts and we have posts on oils and flours too (okay so Kate did all of them). Recently on facebook I…

Seasoning with Herbs and Spices
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Somewhere, at some point early in the days of the blog, I mentioned that I had a killer buttermilk pancake recipe. And I am dead serious when I say that we get more requests for that recipe than just about anything else and I can’t figure out where people are reading this!  I’ve been hesitant…

Buttermilk Pancakes
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Did that title pique your interest? It did mine when I first saw it on the internet. In fact, this little phenomenon has been popping up on food blogs all over the place lately. If you’re like me you’re probably wondering what could possibly possess all of the properties necessary so that just the item…

One-Ingredient Ice Cream
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I’m a snacker. It’s often the downfall of my weight-loss attempts. I’m very active and great at exercising; I also eat a relatively healthy and balanced diet. What kills me is my need to constantly munch! So if you’re like me, then one key to healthy living might be to keep healthy snacks around. I…

Hot {and healthy!} White Bean Dip
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One of the most common questions we get is what the differences are between all the varieties of salt. Some of you might be raising your eyebrows–I mean, salt is salt, right? A little yes, but mostly no. And we’re here to help you figure out those mysterious differences. Table Salt vs. Coarse Salt Before…

All About Salt
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I haven’t been shy about my love of Brazilian food (and yes, I realize this may sound like a strange way to start a post with “wontons” in the title…). One of my favorite street foods in Brazil is something called a pastel. It’s a scrumptious little pastry filled with savory things like cheese and/or…

Dessert Wontons
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Last year around this time we did a whole month of healthy recipes since it seemed like everyone was working on those new year’s resolutions trying to sweat Christmas off their butts. I kind of thought we’d do that again but plans changed (at least for me) when at 4 months pregnant I found I…

Asian Wonton Salad
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