For the Grilling Weekend: Jalapeño Cheddar Stuffed Burgers and More

by White on Rice Couple August 29, 2014
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Are you ready for the weekend? We are so ready, you guys have no idea. Well at least until you’ve read this post. We worked really hard this week to get our assignments, due dates and file deliveries all finished and sent off. It feels like since we returned from vacation a few weeks ago […]

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Diane’s Vietnamese Fried Chicken

by White on Rice Couple August 26, 2014
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When my 5 younger siblings and I were growing up, we were addicted to American food in the craziest of ways. Mom and Dad always had their garden fresh soups, healthy fish and vegetable dishes. But we wanted to eat what the Teenage Mutant Nina Turtles ate, which was pizza and more pizza. We always […]

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When Friends Meet, Learn & Eat at Food Blog Forum, Asheville, NC

by White on Rice Couple August 25, 2014
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Once a year it’s like a reunion of old friends and a gathering of new. We’ve come to realize it’s more than just a gathering of food bloggers for a conference. Sure, Food Blog Forum is an annual conference where food bloggers gather from far and wide to learn, encourage and eat together. But its grown […]

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Stovetop Fresh Corn and Cheese Dip

by White on Rice Couple August 21, 2014
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In 1996 when we first started cooking together many of our meals were vegetarian based. Diane was a vegetarian and Todd worked in a vegetarian restaurant, so it was totally natural for our daily menu to have a variety of vegetable dishes. Besides, we were young kids starting out our new lives together and we […]

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Crunchy, Sweet, and Tangy Bread and Butter Pickles

by White on Rice Couple August 17, 2014
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I love bread and butter pickles. That sweet tangy crunch layered into burgers, diced in tunafish sandwiches, or just grabbed straight out of the jar and snacked on. As a kid it was the only pickled thing I really liked. Dill pickles, pickled onions, pickled beets, etc… Ick. Or at least that’s what my palate […]

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Sticky Fig-Blueberry Crisp with Goat Cheese Whipped Cream

by White on Rice Couple August 12, 2014
Fig-Blueberry Crisp

Sometimes our favorite recipes are inspired from using up leftover ingredients. When expectation is lowest is also when some recipes become a delicious surprise and we’re thrilled that it was way better than expected. This sticky fig and blueberry crisp is one of those recipes that is going to be a repeating Summer treat.  Last […]

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Baked Figs with Bacon, Cheese, Pecans on Grilled Bread

by White on Rice Couple August 4, 2014
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We scored big time this year guys! For once, we’re actually home for more than a week at a time during Summer. Because we’re not traveling as much, we’re able to hang out in the garden and beat all the garden critters to the figs. This is huge. Literally, huge in both the harvest and […]

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Deep Dish Oatmeal Raisin Cookie a la Mode – “Pizookie Style”

by White on Rice Couple August 1, 2014
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Way back in 2009 we shared our love of “pizookie” style deep dish cookies on the blog. They were always fresh and warm from the oven and graced with a few scoops of ice cream. Within minutes, the ice cream melted and what we had before us was a glorious deep dish of warm cookies and […]

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Roasted Corn Tabouli and Ode to Summer Corn

by White on Rice Couple July 28, 2014
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For some reason when August rolls around it feels as if it is our last chance at eating corn. And by eating corn we mean the super good, freshly-picked, wipe the chin, juicy sweet corn.  Once September arrives everyone seems to be ready to immediately switch seasonal gears and it’s all about Autumn. As July comes […]

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In search of pie in Julian, CA

by White on Rice Couple July 25, 2014
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iphone images on Instagram. Follow Todd and Diane  We used to take for granted all the local gems that are within an arms reach from us. We would drive 5 or 6 hours to discover something new, which ultimately meant having to take a few days off to make the adventure worthwhile.   About five years ago […]

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Heirloom Tomato Galette

by White on Rice Couple July 23, 2014
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We’re trying to be good kids this is the Summer by making it a season of “to-do’s”. If any of you have one of these lists, we’ve probably got you beat by a mile. Or two. We’ve just go so much we want to do and so little time. Well, we committed ourselves to being […]

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Amazing Fresh Blueberry Cream Cheese Frosting

by White on Rice Couple July 2, 2014
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Remember my last rustic berry red velvet cake recipe? Well, that was just the beginning to return to my love of baking desserts and cakes. I promised I was on a mission to work on some of my favorite cake recipe s but along with that has other duties too. One of them is to […]

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Chile Margarita with Paprika Salt

by White on Rice Couple June 27, 2014
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It’s still a shock to us that half the year is almost over and that we’re entering the end of June. Still, what is more of a shock? That 4th of July is next week and we’re in June mode. Our abrupt reminder was last night when someone ignited some illegal fireworks in our neighborhood […]

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Easy Strawberry-Blackberry Pudding

by White on Rice Couple June 25, 2014
Strawberry-Blackberry Pudding

To be a host, party-giver, entertainer. For us one of the most important priorities is to make sure everyone feels included. Wether it is clients at the studio for a shoot, or if we are hosting one of our photography/styling workshops, or if it is just friends over at the house, that sense of inclusion […]

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Rustic Red Velvet Cake Layered with Berries

by White on Rice Couple June 11, 2014
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Way back in 2003 when Todd was managing Cafe Zinc, we would often have staff parties at the house. It was always a blast because everyone was able to wind down, relax and be able to be fed food instead of having the role of feeding others all day long. Todd and I would spend […]

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Home, exhausted and appreciative. CreativeLive.

by White on Rice Couple June 9, 2014
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Four and a half months of planning with Creativelive came down to three days. Those three days were so lightening fast, it was hard to remember what happened even ten minutes prior. And to think that we considered to not partake in teaching because we didn’t think we could share anything different that hasn’t already […]

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Roasted Cherry Tomato and Sweet Onion Dip- The Hot Mess

by White on Rice Couple June 5, 2014
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You’re lookin’ a hot mess. And we’re not talking about emotional issues or drama. We’re throwing it all out there for you all to see, straight from the oven and ready to be devoured. This cheese dip is the epitome of a hot mess, but it’s so freaking good, you’ll be glad that we didn’t […]

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Sweet Cherry-Bomb and Coconut Milk Pops

by White on Rice Couple June 2, 2014
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Boozy ice pops have been one of our secret addictions for so long now that rarely do any of our clients or workshop attendees leave without a lick.  We’re enablers for sure and that’s what makes our shoots, workshops and gatherings so fun is that everyone gets a double dose of booze. Start with a cocktail […]

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Chili Garlic Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Fresh Herbs

by White on Rice Couple May 29, 2014
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Even when it’s hot outside we’re craving a dinner with something roasted in the oven. This just might be one of the last dishes that we roast in the oven for the next few months. Why? Because our traditional wood-fired oven is almost complete. Whew. It’s an epic project that includes lots of planning, prepping […]

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Roasted Miso-Glazed Salmon

by White on Rice Couple May 9, 2014
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It’s confession time as to what we’ve been up-to at home over the last few weeks. Some of you already know that we’ve been working around the clock building out our new studio addition, shooting with clients, cooking, testing recipes our blog and preparing for some fun food photography workshops. All that requires work and […]

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