As you probably know by now, Sara and I both love the fresh flavors of a lot of ethnic foods. And with ethnic foods, there often come a lot of questions and misconceptions. We decided that we, being the go-to girls that we are, would give you a run-down on some things you may find…

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Remember on Monday I was talking about having to choose just one food to eat every day for the rest of your life? The closest I’ve come to that is actually eating one thing every single day for 18 months of my life. Now this sort of thing will usually have one of 2 effects….

Quick and Easy Black Beans
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“I like eggs over easy with flour tortillas, and nobody knows me like my baby…” Actually, I don’t really like eggs over easy, but I do love flour tortillas and I also love Lyle Lovett. If you think he’s just the ugly dude who was married to that actress from Pretty Woman who has dropped…

Cooking Class: Flour Tortillas
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I can’t even begin to tell you how often I’m asked if I have a pasta salad recipe. A lot. I think one of the problems I’ve had with making pasta salad (potato salad, too) is that it’s really, really hard to make it really flavorful and yummy. I remember when I first started working…

Classic Pasta Salad
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I have to post this recipe in honor of my mother since it’s 4th of July week. I think she’s made these every year on the 4th for as long as I can remember. We made them for lots of occasions, because they’re quick, easy, and yummy, but they’re especially fun on the 4th of…

Mini Cheesecake Tarts
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I have a very distinct memory of being a little girl and watching Cheers with my family. “So what?” you say. “Everyone watched Cheers in the 1980s.” True, but I was a little kid and this is the one scene of all 11 years of Cheers that I remember from my childhood. Anyway, in this…

Cooking Class: Pizza 101
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I love vegetables, and in case you haven’t noticed, I also love my grill! So for me, grilled vegetables are just kind of a natural combination. I also love asparagus and if I ever find it on sale, you can bet your bottom dollar that I’ll come home with some! Now…lots of people steam asparagus…

Garlic Balsamic Asparagus
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This, my friends, is a flank steak. It’s one of my favorite cuts of meats for many reasons.   As much as I know many of us don’t like to associate our food with the actual animal they come from, this post is about education, so I will force you all to look at the…

Flank Steak
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Remember back when when I posted the Honey Citrus Vinaigrette recipe and talked about how sometimes you can just look at the ingredient list for a recipe and instantly know in the pit of your soul that it would make you happy? Well I have three words for you: Chocolate. Butter. Sweetened Condensed Milk. Any…

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Okay, so this is totally Sara’s recipe, but I figure by this point, we probably share about 90% of our cooking brains.  These are the perfect cookies to use for ice cream sandwiches. Ice cream sandwiches are perfect for bringing to a summer potluck (as long as there’s a freezer handy) because you don’t have…

Cake Mix Cookies
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So as most of you know, I had a baby 6 weeks ago. A baby who we discovered recently doesn’t care for dairy products 🙁 Upon discovering this new insight, do you know what my first thought was? It wasn’t, “Bummer, no cereal for me in the mornings.” It wasn’t, “Oh dear, how oh how…

Fresh Mango Sorbet with Pineapple
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We frequently get questions about mangoes; especially how to cut them, so here’s the scoop. How to pick a good Mango: Mangoes that you find in American grocery stores usually come from places like Mexico, Peru, Brazil, or The Philippines. Although they can be different varieties you’ll find most of them look alike and follow…

How To: Pick and Cut a Mango
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