The secret to awesome oven fries is presoaking them in salted water, which makes the potatoes release a bunch of their moisture before cooking. This ensures they will crisp up without having to risk burning them.

Italian Fries

Who needs French fries when youve got Italian fries? A twist on a recipe, these oven-baked fries are tossed in olive oil, grated cheese, and a medley of dried herbs. Sprinkle them with salt and pepper while theyre still hot, and serve Food

kitchen cheat sheet

Kitchen conversion chart & other kitchen cheat sheets!

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Good grill recipe: "Armadillo eggs" - Ground beef and cheese-stuffed peppers

Difference between American, French, and Italian buttercream icings. (Recipes for all 3)

French Buttercream: What's the Difference?

Difference between American, French, and Italian buttercream icings. (Recipes for all I'm not sure I can justify making buttercream frosting 3 times between now and Aelah's party.I do love a good buttercream frosting though!

useful information

Eat Seasonably Calendar: Fruits and Vegetables. This is a great cheat sheet. Lesson: where does out-of-season produce come from?

tricks of the cupcake trade

Vanilla Bean Buttercream Dream {aka Nanny Burke's Buttercream}

Cupcake Baking Tips - Perfect Cupcake Every Time and Best Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Cheat sheet

How To: Yumi's Vegetable Cooking Cheat Sheet

Vegetable cooking cheat sheet - boil, steam, and saute cooking times

Portobello and leek carbonara

Portobello and Leek Carbonara

Portobello and Leek Carbonara pasta recipe

LOVE.   white winter wedding cake   {design by Erica O'Brien Cake Design}

Spring Wedding Cakes

We share several winter wedding cake ideas include a gorgeous white wedding cake with hearts covering it and two pine cone weddings cakes.

how to make your own puff pastry

How to Make Puff Pastry

how to make puff pastry Puff Pastry Yield: 2 pound) blocks puff pastry dough Ingredients 3 cups oz.) unbleached all-purpose flour tbsp.) cold unsalted butter, cut into ¼-inch cubes ½ cup plus 1 tbsp.

slow cooker beef short ribs in cabernet sauce. via eat live run.

Slow Cooker Beef Short Ribs in Cabernet Sauce

Slow Cooker Beef Short Ribs in Cabernet Sauce - Eat, Live, Run

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Creamy Cream Cheese Filling. I think I will have to try these this fall :)

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Creamy Cream Cheese Filling; Another pinner says "I think these whoopie pies taste phenomenal on the next day after being chilled in the fridge over night. The pies stay moist and the filling is soft and sweet, yet firm.

Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake - healthy version!!  185 calories per slice

Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake with a Gingerbread Crust

Healthy Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake: made this for Thanksgiving and it was a huge hit! It even passed the boy test!

AHAHA this is too cute!  creative way to use donut holes ^ ^

Sweet Acorn Dessert

Adorable Sweet Acorn Donut Hole hors d’oeuvres. All you need is Nutella, Donut Holes, Toffee Bits, Chocolate Sprinkles and Pretzel Sticks (Bake Donuts Nutella)

Pumpkin bars!!

Pumpkin Bars

Pip & Ebby -Pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting. Maybe add some candy pumpkins on top.

Pumpkin Ale Cupcakes Recipe | My Baking Addiction

A Simple Spaghetti Sauce Broccoli Cheese Soup Hello Thanksgiving cupcakes, goodbye pies!