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One of my most favorite cookies are lace cookies.  They’re a delicate see-through toffee-like cookie that melts in your mouth when you bite into them.  You can leave them flat, or shape them in a few different ways and no matter what you choose, they’ll be as beautiful as they are delicious.  These cookies are…

Oatmeal Lace Cookies
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So I recently got a request for some kind of egg nog French toast. And I had to double-check, then TRIPLE-check our archives because I was so sure we would have something like that. We don’t. We have this amazing overnight French toast, but not an egg nog variety. Apparently we’ve failed you all. So I…

Overnight Egg Nog French Toast
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Is it just me or are the men in your life the hardest to shop for??  I’m always on the lookout for fun gifts for guys so I started keeping notes this year so I had some things to share with you!  I’ve rounded up some of the best gifts for guys.  You’ll find a…

Best Gifts for Guys!
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I know. Bacon and Cranberry Onion Jam. You’re thinking I’m a pretentious hipster snob that eats jam made with meat and/or vegetables that grow underneath the ground (as if jams made with vegetables grown above the ground are a whole lot better). You think no one in your life would ever eat this. You want to keep…

Caramelized Onion, Bacon, and Cranberry Jam
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One of my favorite things about Christmas is Christmas stories.  We keep all of our Christmas books in a box and pull them out every season.  It’s fun to tuck them away and then re-discover them every year.  My kids are 3, 7, 9, and 12 and these are some of our favorite family Christmas…

Best Christmas Books for Children
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I went through our archives multiple times to make sure I wasn’t missing a recipe for french onion soup.  I was positive I had shared something over the course of almost 10 years, but I guess not??  French onion is one of my favorite soups.  If I go to a restaurant and it’s on the…

french onion soup
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The first time I ever had chocolate pots de creme (pronounces poh duh crem), Sara and I were on a work trip in Des Moines, Iowa. Des Moines probably doesn’t come to mind when you think of culinary hotspot, but I’m telling you, the restaurants we experienced there were some of the best I’ve ever…

square chocolate pot de creme
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Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is on its way, which means holiday shopping is in full swing! Black Friday is technically over, but we have all sorts of deals in the Our Best Bites Shop to get us through Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday! Things are going fast, so if you see something that fancies…

Our Best Bites Shop SALE!
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Thanksgiving is just about HERE, y’all. That means Sara and I will be taking this week off to spend time with our families (and on our turkeys), but we’re not abandoning you–on Friday, Sara posted a round-up of some of our best Thanksgiving recipes and today, I’ve got some of our very best Thanksgiving desserts!…

Best Thanksgiving Desserts
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We’re here, people!  Less than a week left until Turkey Day and another chance to share some of our favorite holiday meal ideas with you.  I’m gathering some of my favorite main and side dishes today and stay tuned Monday when Kate will be talking Thanksgiving dessert!  Without further ado, here are some of the best…

best gravy recipe
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As we gear up for Thanksgiving next week, I’m pretty sure this is truth for anyone dining with kids  younger than 15: But if we’re being completely honest, the rolls are my favorite part, too. And the gravy. If I could have a Thanksgiving dinner made of just rolls and gravy, I’d be a happy…

Amish Potato Rolls
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A few weeks ago I asked you guys about pie on Instagram.  I wanted to try some new ones and asked what your favorite, go-to pie was.  Several people mentioned Sour Cream Apple Pie and the funny thing is that I’ve tried a couple recipes for that over the years and nothing has turned out…

Sour Cream Apple Pie
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