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Erica Lea | Buttered Side Up  🌸 Inspiring you to get in the kitchen! 💻 I blog at Buttered Side Up & ericalea.com #butteredsideup

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Check out my post on @pwfoodfriends - My Top 15 Baking Tips! I'm sharing some of my favorite tips and tricks that I've learned over the years! .
Link: http://thepioneerwoman.com/food-and-friends/my-top-15-baking-tips/
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#ButteredSideUp #pwfoodfriends #tips #baking

The folks at @rigoniasiagousa sent me some of their lovely spreads to share with y'all . Here are my HONEST thoughts:
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I tried out two spreads: Organic Chocolate Hazelnut, and Organic Orange Marmalade. ..............................................................................................
The chocolate hazelnut spread tastes pretty much exactly like Nutella, but it is organic and therefore Non-GMO. It was so good on toast with butter and a smear of peanut butter - kind of like a peanut butter cup. Yummo. This is definitely not a health food - there is quite a bit of sugar, and it contains organic skim milk powder, which isn't ideal in my book. BUT I think it's a great alternative to Nutella for a treat. Reuben and Helen love it. ..............................................................................................
The Seville Orange marmalade was quite good as well. It only has three ingredients: Organic apple juice, organic seville orange rind pulp and juice, and pectin. When we first tasted it, Reuben mentioned that it was a bit bitter. Upon further research, I discovered that this is a common flavor note in marmalades. It kind of grows on you - it's nice to break up the sweetness. Great on sourdough toast with butter. ..............................................................................................
If I were to see this in a local store, I would definitely buy them as a treat.
#ad #productreview #jam #chocolate #rigoni

NEW POST on Buttered Side Up: Korean Inspired Shrimp Rice Bowls! I teamed up with @sizzlefishfit to bring you these flavorful, spicy (spicy for this Scandinavian, that is) rice bowls! Get the recipe on the blog!
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NEW POST on Buttered Side Up: Homemade London Fog (Lavender Earl Grey) Latte! This is for all tea fans that want to experience lattes. Get the recipe on the blog (link in bio). #ButteredSideUp

Happy Pi Day! We're actually going to celebrate tomorrow or later this week, and I'm going to make a pumpkin pie. 😋 If you'd like a really good pumpkin pie recipe, I've got one on Buttered Side Up - search the archives. #ButteredSideUp #PiDay

FIRST OF ALL: Thank you so much for all of the lovely comments on my previous post. You guys are so sweet! SECOND: If you can get your hands on some blood oranges, make this cake! It's so so good. Get the recipe on Buttered Side Up (link in bio). Thanks to @estherivy for suggesting I make an olive oil cake. And thanks to @hannahqueen for the scrumptious recipe. #ButteredSideUp #Cake #bloodorange

I decided that it was high time that I had a profile picture that was related to my profession. Since it's so dark in our basement apartment, I had to wait for a Saturday afternoon when we weren't doing anything so Reuben could focus the camera for me. He also made me laugh lots. He claimed it was to make me smile naturally. .
Which do you prefer: this one with me holding the mixing bowl, or the one in my profile with me holding butter? 😁
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Also, I'm thinking of doing a(an?) FAQ on Buttered Side Up - have any questions you'd like me to answer?

NEW POST: How to Make a Matcha Latte + how to avoid lead in matcha and my favorite brand. Click the link in my bio to check it out!
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http://www.butteredsideupblog.com/2017/03/how-to-make-matcha-latte-my-favorite.html

A random lunch: leftover romaine and tomatoes with homemade mayo, homemade French bread toasted + topped with grass-fed butter, and half w/peanut butter (not super natural), my dad's honey, and banana, a side of sauerkraut, and a glass of whole milk. #randomlunch #grassfedbutter

NEW POST: Food Photography 101 - How to take better photos with ANY camera! Click the link in my bio. 😊 #ButteredSideUp #foodphotography

Helen is four! She's so spunky and opinionated and sweet and quite the handful (she has been since birth). You can watch a little interview I did with her over on Simple Days (ericalea.com). #helenadelaide

NEW POST: Honey-Sweetened Dark Chocolate Cocoa with Pink Whipped Cream! Get the recipe (and the story of our first date) on the blog! Link in profile. #ButteredSideUp

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