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Oscar Ortega Leads Team This Week at International Confectionary Art Competition

This week Oscar Ortega’s culinary team will participate at an international competition they have been training for basically since they placed 7th in the same event two years ago. Ortega and his team of three are at the International Confectionary Art Competition (Mondial des Arts Sucres) in Paris representing the United States and competing against […]

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#bloodysweet Instagram Contest Starts Today!

It is time for another opportunity to try new dishes and win free food! Our winter Instagram contest starts today! Last summer, many of you had fun tasting, photographing and sharing sandwiches from all around town. This winter, we are offering more options. In the mood for something sweet? Show us a photo of a […]

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Homemade Snickers

Until recently I purposely didn’t own a candy thermometer. I don’t like to make anything that I have to watch over, measure very precisely and cook technically and perfectly, following a recipe exactly. But, that said, occasionally I am up for a challenge. I sometimes hang out with my friend’s teenager when she is out […]

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Company Offers Belgian Waffles in the West

Sita Daavettila learned to make waffles while living in Belgium in high school. Now, you can try her family recipe for Belgian waffles through her new company, Wyo Waffles. Daavettila started the company with her mother, Linda McInally, in May. Operating out of Cowboy Coffee, Wyo Waffles offers fresh Belgian waffles to order. If you’ve […]

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The Sweet Life — Who Would’ve Thought?

I’m ashamed to admit it, but I’m a fair-weather frozen treat eater. I eat frozen yogurt almost daily in the warmer months, even switching my usual coffee meetings and chat sessions with friends to frozen yogurt dates. But when the temperatures drop, I pass on ice cream, with the simple thought of the cold indulgence […]

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Salted Caramel Apple Crepe

I once flew to Paris for a weekend to satisfy a hankering for a banana and Nutella crepe. Seriously. This was over a decade ago, before this country’s major cities had a creperie in every hip neighborhood. I ate nine banana Nutella crepes over the weekend. Out at Teton Village, Terra Cafe’s new menu has […]

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Sweet Potatoes!

Potato-based desserts? Yes, please.   “Like pecan pie without the pecans” is how The Kitchen server described their new potato chip pie. I didn’t think anything could top the skillet chocolate chip cookie topped with vanilla ice cream there, but a pecan pie without the pecans had the potential. I’ve always thought suffering through pecans […]

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The Sweet Life – Pumpkin Cream Pie

  “All of the alcohol is cooked out, but it does smell like you could get a buzz off it,” says Ignight (and Blue Collar Restaurant Group) pastry chef Malorie Harris. What’s not to love about Harris’ new Pumpkin Cream Pie, available at both Ignight and at Dolce now? It’s even personally sized. Perhaps there […]

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The Sweet Life — Cookies for the Masses

“We sell very few desserts on Thursday,” said Bubba’s BBQ manager Jen Davidson. And why would the restaurant sell many desserts when it gives out—for free!!—some of the best cookies in town? Bubba’s begins baking cookies at 9 every Thursday morning. They begin passing them out—for free!!—at 11 a.m. Servers carry trays of cookies—oozy, gooey […]

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The Gun Barrel’s Offers a Unique Approach to Mud Pie

Mud pie could be argued to be one of the best summer desserts around. Typically made with a cookie crust, an ice cream center and whipped topping, it is cold and refreshing and light enough not to weigh you down.  It also usually involves a lot of chocolate. At the Gun Barrel, they take a […]

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Calico Grows its Own Rhubarb to Make its Crisp

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Teton Valley Creamery Serves up a Cool Taste

Jackson isn’t the only spot in the Tetons for a homemade, artisan treat (see the story on page 73 of the summer issue). Over in Driggs, Idaho, Teton Valley Creamery is also serving up cool treats from a 1930s vintage service station. Stop into this town gem on a sweltering summer day to sample their […]

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Makin’ Whoopie Pies

             

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The Sweet Life: A Tale of Three S’mores

I grew up making s’mores around campfires. Without fail, I’d set the marshmallows on fire and end up wearing more of the chocolate than eating it. Still, I loved the process. As an adult, I’ve traded in making s’mores myself for s’mores others make that I love. S’mores seem to be popping up on menus […]

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