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The Lion House Pantry in Salt Lake City,UT, is probably most widely known by their rolls, and you can make them at home, too!

Lion House Rolls on Taste and TellPhotos and Recipe Updated April 2014




Originally published March 9, 2009 – This is probably my favorite roll recipe, and I’ve known for a long time that I needed to update this post with better photos and instructions. I originally got this recipe from on of the chefs at The Lion House Pantry Restaurant, but the instructions were not very detailed. So I have updated the recipe as well as added in a few step by step photos. For help in shaping the rolls in their traditional shape, you can watch this video.  These are perfect for holiday meals – so they’d make the perfect roll for your Easter celebrations!
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Perfect for watching your favorite team play or for Friday night dinner, these Baked Mexican Eggrolls are a fun way to serve up your favorite Mexican flavors.

Baked Mexican Eggrolls with Enchilada Guacamole on Taste and Tell

This post has been sponsored by Old El Paso.




When it comes to watching your favorite team play, what kind of food do you like to serve?

Since it’s still March Madness time, I thought I’d bring you one more recipe that would be perfect for game day. I love chips and dips and finger foods, but sometimes I want to serve something a little more substantial, too.
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A fresh take on the Caesar salad, this pasta salad/green salad hybrid is combined with a homemade dressing for a perfect side dish or potluck salad.

Fusilli Caesar Salad on Taste and Tell



I don’t have many claims to fame. Back in 2001 while in New York City, my sisters and I were in the crowd outside the Today Show and Al Roker talked to me on air. And then one time, I was in line behind Donny Osmand at See’s Candy in the mall. I obviously live a pretty exciting life. :)

But years ago, I was contacted by Kelsey Nixon to write for the Cafe Zupas website. She was working with them doing recipe development and running their blog, and she had personally chosen me to write for them. I remember meeting up with her in person one day to talk about details and being so nervous. If I remember correctly, this was post Food Network Star but before she started her show on The Cooking Channel. But she was the most down to earth, sweet person that I think I had ever met.

She eventually moved to New York and achieved her dream of cooking on tv, and I have loved watching her journey. Her show, Kelsey’s Essentials, is one of my favorites, and I was SO excited when I heard about the release of her first cookbook – Kitchen Confidence.

Kitchen Confidence by Kelsey Nixon
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Fish tacos take a tropical turn with these tacos that are topped with a fruity, tropical salsa.

Citrus Fish Tacos on Taste and Tell



Mother nature has been taunting us. The weather was really nice for a couple of weeks. We turned off the heater, opened up the windows. My husband got busy taking care of the lawn. We dreamed of short sleeves and flip flops and nights out on the bbq.
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Angel food cake combines with lemon meringue pie in this impressive dessert.

Lemon Meringue Angel Cake on Taste and Tell



Today is a pretty big day here on Taste and Tell.

Can you believe that 7 years ago today, I posted my very first post here?

7 years.

In the past 7 years, I have moved 3 times, gave birth to 3 children, left 2 jobs and took on blogging as a full time job. My family has been through hard times and good times, this blog has carried us through some of those times.

It’s amazing just how much this blog has become a part of my life.
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Chunks of chicken are wrapped in ham and swiss and covered in a breadcrumb coating for a fun appetizer or family friendly dinner.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Nuggets on Taste and Tell



As a food blogger, it should come as no surprise that I like to cook. (I think we’d have a problem here if that wasn’t the case.) I mean, I’m human and all, and there are some days that the last thing I want to do is go into the kitchen and make dinner. That usually happens on one of the days that is just so busy or the kids are crazy or the house is a mess and I just don’t want to add anything else to my plate. But overall, cooking is my happy place. It’s what I enjoy. And I get satisfaction over sitting down at the dinner table with my family with a home cooked meal on the table.

There are times when I want to just go in and cook. It doesn’t matter what it is, but just the act of cooking is what I want. What I need. And there are other times when the planning and searching and the drooling over photos in cookbooks is what I am looking for.
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