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Summer Harvest Foodie App is out and We're Featured!

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I'm excited to announce that the new Summer Harvest Foodie app is out for iPhone and iPad, and once again a recipe of ours -- our strawberry ginger lemonade -- has been featured. Thank you, Foodie!


This month, the theme is recipes that feature late summer fruits and vegetables. If you are a fruit and veggie lover (which I definitely am), you will die over the creative recipes and beautiful photos!

Kimchi Relish Recipe Perfect for Labor Day!

by Jillian Leslie on

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We had an early Labor Day party at our house last weekend with one of my oldest friends and her family. The weather here in Palo Alto couldn't have been better and with great food and great company, we all had a fantastic time!

I was asked by Hebrew National to come up with an interesting way to serve hotdogs at our party. Since my husband loves spicy, I decided to try my hand at homemade kimchi relish. We love kimchi at our house! For those of you who

{RECIPE} Homemade Pretzel Dogs!

by Jillian Leslie on

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We love homemade pretzels (see our recipe for soft pretzels). So when we were asked by Hebrew National to come up with a interesting hotdog recipe, we thought it would be fun to mash up our pretzels with Hebrew National hotdogs and make pretzel dogs!

We served them to our friends, and they loved them! The smokiness of the hotdog was a perfect compliment to the salt, crunch, and chewiness of the pretzel. Match made in heaven!

We're Featured in the Back to School Foodie App!

by Jillian Leslie on

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Now that it's back to school time, are you fretting over what to pack your kids for lunch? I know I am. My daughter, Lainey, is the pickiest eater.

Well, here's the new free Back to School Foodie app for iPad and iPhone, filled with 40 creative ideas for school lunches to get both you and me inspired for the months ahead. And another cool part is my chicken soup recipe is featured! Thank you, Foodie!

No Flour Enchilada Sauce Recipe and a Cookoff!

by Jillian Leslie on

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Talk about a fun challenge... We were asked by Fresh & Easy to take one of their Kitchen To Go meals, replicate it from scratch, and do a taste, cost, and time comparison. We chose their Vegetable Enchiladas and decided to make ours with a delicious homemade enchilada sauce.

Our enchilada sauce doesn't use flour. We used pureed chili peppers to give it body, and boy, does that work, plus you get so much flavor from the added peppers. It turned out thick and smooth, and has enough kick to keep your mouth excited.

{RECIPE} Italian Roasted Potato Salad

by Jillian Leslie on

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My husband is not a fan of mayonnaise, so I'm always on the lookout for non-mayo salads. I saw Mario Batali make this warm potato salad on The Chew, the new food show on ABC, and thought it looked delicious! Plus, who doesn't love Mario Batali! If you haven't checked out The Chew yet, you definitely should, it's a lot of fun to watch, and I keep getting great tips and recipes.

I wanted to give it a try, but I also wanted to make a few tweaks, like roasting the potatoes instead of boiling them, and substituting thyme for marjoram because thyme is one of my favorite herbs.

{RECIPE} Easy and Delicious Herb Compound Butter

by Jillian Leslie on

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Do you know what inspired me to make this herb butter? This video from The Chew, the new food show on ABC. It's all about how to save fresh herbs so they don't go to waste.

I had no idea I could save my herbs by  putting them in water in the fridge. After I made this herb butter, the basil I bought at the grocery store lasted more than a week this way! I'm so used to watching my herbs wilt after two days in the fridge and eventually throwing them out, this was such a great tip. I will be putting my unused herbs out like flowers all over my house now!

We're Featured on the Summer Sweets Foodie App!

by Jillian Leslie on

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If you love looking at gorgeous food, especially desserts, you must check out the new free Summer Sweets Foodie App available for the iPad and iPhone. And if that's not compelling enough, our Red, White, and Blue Strawberry Shortcake is featured as the second recipe!! Woo hoooo!

Here's our recipe! Thank you, Foodie, for including us. I promise this strawberry shortcake recipe is delicious and perfect for summer!!

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