Several years ago, after the birth of my 3rd baby, a good friend brought over dinner with the most amazing enchiladas.  They were some of the best I’d ever had- just how I like them, with perfect flavor, cheesy but not too cheesy, lightly creamy insides and an incredible sauce.  I promptly texted her and…

The Best Chicken Enchiladas
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The first time I ever made homemade ice cream, I was a teenager staying at my sister’s house when she was expecting her second baby. We used one of those big, old bucket-style ice cream makers where you use the ice and the salt and they’re really loud and it feels like it takes forever….

American Heritage® Chocolate Rocky Road Frozen Custard
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This is one of our favorite holidays in the shop because it’s a time that women celebrate women!  Mother’s Day isn’t just for you and your Mom, it’s about sisters, friends, and other influential women in your life that play that role of “mother”.  So we’re sharing some super fun ways to gift unique items…

Mother's Day Gifts Ideas
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One of the reasons why people love their Instant Pots is for making things that usually take lots of time in a relatively short amount of time. Like dry beans. (Sidenote: there was a time when my oldest was tiny when I legitimately didn’t think people ever cooked dry beans and that they were just for…

Instant Pot Refried Beans
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When I was in charge of dessert for Easter dinner, I turned to Instagram and asked you guys for ideas! I had a few things in mind, but then someone mentioned they were making our Glazed Lemon Bars and those hadn’t even been on my radar.  Actually, they hadn’t been on my radar in years….

Meal Plan Service
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One of my favorite recipes from the earlier days of the blog is our Baked Oatmeal. It’s not really flashy and it’s one of those that kind of gets pushed to the side, but this is one of my family’s favorite special occasion meals–holidays, birthdays, nights when I feel like eating cookies for dinner don’t have anything…

Blueberry Baked Oatmeal with Lemon and Ginger
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You guys!  Today is the day.  We’re launching something you have been asking for, for YEARS: An exclusive membership area on our website and a weekly meal plan service!  Instead of writing it out, I wanted to tell you all about it, and everything that inspired it, so turn on your volume or pop in…

Introducing: Our Best Bites Membership Site and Weekly Meal Plan Service!
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You know those holiday moms who are super into all the things? You know, the ones who have evidence of tiny leprechauns peeing in their toilets and the Elf on the Shelf doesn’t just come for Christmas, but for ALL the holidays and birthdays? Crafts galore, tubs full of decorations. From New Years to Columbus Day,…

Shaving Cream Dyed Easter Eggs
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My Dad’s birthday was right around Valentine’s Day and when I asked my kids what kind of cake we should make him, my seven year-old jokingly said, “For Grandpa?  I know! A thin-cake cake!”  Because if you’ve ever read my blog post about my family crepe recipe, or as we call them, “Thin Cakes”, you’d…

How to make a crepe cake
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When Sara and I started Our Best Bites in 2008 (almost nine years ago–whaaat??), it was right before Easter, so some of the most favorite, beloved recipes, the ones people remember us for, are Easter recipes. Or at least recipes you can easily serve at Easter.  I haven’t included all of them, just some of my favorites. If…

10 Our Best Bites Easter Favorites
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If you read a lot of blogs and follow a lot of bloggers on Instagram, you probably see lots and lots of photos of beautifully organized and thoughtfully styled homes.  I’ve shared photos of my own home before, generally on Monday afternoon because that’s when my house-helper comes and it’s the only time during the…

Spring Cleaning and Hot Messes.  Inside Tip on How to Get Organized!
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So a few weeks ago, my daughter had a project at school where she was supposed to dress up as a Greek goddess. She picked Demeter (the goddess of agriculture) and, being the procrastinators that we are, I ran out of time to buy flowers to wear in her hair but, given a sense of…

How to Make A Flower Crown
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