Soft, flavorful bread with a focaccia-like texture, perfect for tearing and dipping.  Try it along side a bowl of your favorite soup for a  relatively easy, elegant, homemade, soul-satisfying meal. This bread tastes a lot like the loaves that you get at Macaroni Grill, only (at least I think) better: warm, soft, a little salty;…

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This Maple Dijon Vinaigrette recipe has been getting 5-Star reviews!  This is the recipe for the salad I designed to go with it with tender mixed greens, crisp apples, toasted pecans, and salty bacon.  It would be just as delicious with a mix of other favorite fall ingredients.  Feel free to use pears instead of…

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So last summer, we released our Summer, Simplified meal plan which was 7 weeks of dinners that you could make in 30 minutes or less where you didn’t ever have to turn on your oven. It was a HUGE hit and we got so many requests for something similar that was better suited for the colder…

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This Taco Soup is one of my family’s FAVORITE meals! I love this recipe because it’s super easy–make it on the stovetop or toss everything into your crockpot and let it simmer all day. Plus, it uses up a whole bunch of refrigerator and pantry staples: canned tomatoes, tomato sauce, corn, taco seasoning (you can…

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We love a good snack tray; it’s a fun and fancy way of serving a bunch of snacks and holiday snack boards are extra fun.  This one is perfect for parties, after school snacks, and having on the table as your little trick-or-treaters are getting ready to go!  In this Halloween edition snack tray, you’ll…

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Halloween is this week!! If you’re looking for a little last-minute inspiration for all your spooky fun, look no further than the official Our Best Bites Halloween Picks Roundup! 1. Ghosts in the Graveyard     2. Apple Spice Cake with Brown Butter Frosting     3. Banana Nutella Mummies     4. Apple Fritters     5. Mad…

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Although this Maple Dijon Vinaigrette is fantastic any time of the year, it’s especially wonderful during the fall and winter months with cozy seasonal ingredients like toasted pecans and crisp apples.  Or simply toss with plain greens for a light, flavorful side dish.  It’s sweetened only with pure maple syrup and balanced with tangy apple…

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Caramel Corn is quintessential fall food and this recipe is quick, easy, and can be made in the microwave!  No candy thermometers or complicated instructions, just warm, buttery caramel coated bites.  Now there are generally 2 schools when it comes to caramel corn: those who like it warm and soft, and those who like it…

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Fall is in full-swing at our house, which means we are on the run pretty much every day of the week. To complicate things, my friend Kami and I committed that we wouldn’t eat fast food during the entire month of September, AND I MADE IT.  And I liked it so much that I still…

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So this recipe kind of took me by surprise. It was one of the first Fridays of the school year and I was tired. My oldest was going to a football game and we needed to eat early. I was going to the grocery store the next day, so we didn’t have a ton of things…

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It’s officially fall when you’ve made your first loaf of pumpkin bread!  I’ve made a lot of pumpkin bread recipes over the years and this Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread is my absolute favorite.  It uses 1 whole can of pumpkin, it makes 2 loaves, and it’s got some healthier ingredients in it, but you would…

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. . . . . . . . . Small batch cookies are my jam.  This recipe makes just 8-10 perfect little cookies and it’s a great project when you’re craving a warm, soft cookie but not craving a giant cooking project with tons of dishes and an hour of your time.  I also love…

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