We’ve been doing lots of pellet smoking over the past couple of years, and one thing I’ve learned is that it’s not so much about the “recipe” as it is about the method.  With smoking, you need to know your cut of meat, and you need to know your cooking method.  Spices, sauces, and rubs…

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  This recipe for Sweet and Savory Coconut Rice is an old-school Our Best Bites classic that is pretty much my go-to side dish with any summery, tropical meal. It’s one of those recipes I just know by heart and always have the ingredients for in my pantry (if you love tropical rice, another delicious…

Sweet and Savory Coconut Rice
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I have been on a Greek and Indian food kick lately. Chicken Schawarma. Tandoori Chicken. The Greek Steak Pitas in our 400 Calories or Less Cookbook. Except that it’s hard to find good pitas where I live, and while naan is definitely Indian, I’ve been making the Greek Steak  Pitas into more of a cucumber, onion, and…

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This zucchini fettuccine recipe was born from the garden.  It’s the meal you make when you’ve got both herbs and zucchini ready to be used!  Garlic-infused olive oil coats warm pasta with flecks of lemon zest and fresh herbs. Grilled Zucchini and lemon-chicken top it off with savory Parmesan cheese running throughout. It’s casual and…

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We do a lot of BBQ grilling and pellet smoking in the summer months and I seem to be mixing up the same thing over and over again.  This simple blend of spices is fairly common in BBQ circles; if you look up go-to BBQ dry rubs, most of them are similar to one another…

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I’ve been getting a lot of requests for another Favorite Things post, so I thought I’d share a few of my favorite things from this summer before it’s over! One thing I’m not sharing today is deodorant (which I’ve also gotten a lot of questions about on Instagram) because I’m trying to figure out how…

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Okay, y’all. I had something else planned for today. It’s a two-part dinner recipe. It’s delicious and healthy and grilled and perfect for summer and all that business, but then I was so overcome with a very specific craving. It would not go away. It had to be indulged. And that craving, my friend, was…

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This is my all-time favorite special occasion cake. Not only does it wow people presentation-wise, but it’s pretty knock-your-socks-off tasty as well. As long as you like chocolate. Because if you’re a chocolate hater, this recipe isn’t for you.  It’s got 2 layers of rich chocolate cake, sandwiched with decadent chocolate mousse, drizzled with ganache…

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Classic Potato Salad.  This isn’t a fancy recipe. There’s no ingredients you’ve never seen before.  This is here because time and time again I come to my own blog to find my recipe and it’s not here!  This Classic Potato Salad recipe is in our very first cook book and it’s one I pull out…

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Remember on The Office when Jim found a movie script that Michael Scott had written called Threat Level Midnight? Yeah, when everything in my life maxes out and I start losing my keys and driving the wrong way down one-way streets (in all fairness, they just changed the directions of the one-ways, but still) and forgetting the…

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If you’ve never grilled pizza before, now is the perfect time to try it! And if you have grilled pizza before, now is definitely time to do it again. This is my FAVORITE way to make homemade pizza because no matter how hard I try, most homemade pizza tastes, well, slightly homemade, even in the…

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So apparently we are a little breakfast crazy over here at Our Best Bites lately! To be completely honest, I don’t know what’s going on at Sara’s house, but at mine, things have been C-R-A-Z-Y for the last couple of weeks–2 kids, 2 different schools, one all-day, one half-day, church, work, house, blog, friends, soccer…

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