So I’ve been envisioning this cupcake for a long time now. And I know it’s not springy everywhere–heck, it’s not even springy here right now! We started out the week in the 80s and now we’re back in the 30s. But I guess that means I now want springtime cupcakes more than ever! I tried…

Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes
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This is a quick and easy wet rub that’s great on steaks. I’ve already shared my love of flank steak, (read all about it here) so that’s what I generally use this on, but it’s also great on other cuts of meat. Some of our favorites are tenderloin, NY strip, and tri-tip. Wet rubs are…

Lime-Chili Rubbed Steak
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If you have never made your own tomato soup, you should really try it. It’s so easy and the final product is so flavorful I promise you’ll be licking the bowl.  This one combines a combo of both canned and sun-dried tomatoes and it also includes some reduced-fat cream cheese which instantly makes it rich…

Creamy Tomato Soup
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One of the perks of living in the South is Blue Bell ice cream. When we first moved here, I kept seeing it in the store and kept thinking, “Who do they think they are to be asking upwards of $7 for a 1/2 gallon of ice cream?!” Granted, you can almost always find it…

Snickerdoodle Ice Cream
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Everyone has their ultimate cookie. Some like them soft and gooey, some like them thin and crispy, I like mine soft but chewy: crisp on the outside, soft in the center with a nice chewy texture. Cookies have different results in different conditions (altitude, humidity, etc.) so it’s not a bad idea to try a…

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
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The first time I ever tasted a sweet potato fry was at McMenamins when we lived in Portland. They were fried like french fries with just a sprinkling of salt, and they were so so good. I didn’t expect to like them because it just sounded weird, but when I bit into that crispy, salty…

Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Honey-Lime Dip
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A few years ago, Cooking Light did an entire series of a-maz–ing banana breads. I’m sad to say that I haven’t even tried them all yet because a) I love the Classic Banana Bread and the Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread so much and b) my kids go through bananas so fast that I rarely have…

Chocolate Swirled Banana Bread {and Classic Banana Bread}
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So, croutons. I’m a crouton girl. Sometimes I eat a salad just so I can put croutons on it. The same goes for homemade ranch dressing. So sometimes I forego the vegetable part all together and just dip croutons in ranch. Cutting out the middle man, ya know? I also love fresh croutons on hot…

Sourdough Garlic-Herb Croutons
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We’ve had a lot of people ask us about different kinds of flour, what they’re used for, and if you need to get really wild and have all these different types of flour in your house. Normally, I’m an all-purpose flour kind of girl; if a recipe calls for something different, I usually ditch the…

Flour Facts
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So apparently it’s Dad Week on Our Best Bites! I actually had another recipe planned for today, but I feel like I’m still working out the kinks on that one. As it stands, that’s one’s a little mustardy. So yeah, I was at a loss for what I’d post today and then I remembered that…

Chicken Cacciatore
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It’s no secret that we love soups around here. And it seems like every year I find one during “soup season” that I just keep making over and over again. Right now, it’s this one. I’ve been wanting to post it for months and with all of the holiday festivities around here it kept getting…

Smokey Bean Soup with Ham and Bacon
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Now that we’ve got breakfast, dinner, and treats to give away covered, we need a quick and easy, yet sinfully delicious dessert. You know you can always count on me for that, right?? There are a million recipes out there for Molten Lava Cakes. I’ve tried tons of different ones and honestly I’ve never had…

Molten Lava Cakes
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