Classic banana bread is a recipe that should be in every cook’s arsenal.  This is our favorite recipe, as it boasts just the right amount of sweetness without being overly saturated with sugar and a perfect texture that highlights the natural flavor of the banana.  It calls for a small amount of yogurt or sour…

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I know Mardi Gras is barely a blip on everyone else’s radar, but it’s kind of consumed our lives here in Louisiana. If you’re wanting to celebrate, this Creamy Cajun Pasta with Peppers and Smoked Sausage is one of my favorite Louisiana recipes–it has become a dinnertime staple at our house! You’ll never guess that…

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This Sugar Cookie Recipe has been a crowd favorite for YEARS because it produces a consistent cookie with the perfect buttery flavor and soft centers.  It holds its shape beautifully when cut with cookie cutters and one of the best things is that you can choose to bake these sugar cookies soft and thick, or…

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Classic buttercream frosting is soft, fluffy, and silky smooth.  It’s the perfect topping for desserts like sugar cookies, cakes, cupcakes and more.  Make sure to scroll past the below recipe card for lots of tips and tricks to produce the perfect frosting.  The method is just as important as the ingredients!  When you master the…

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So you know how when you send your oldest kid to kindergarten, they come home with every disease known to mankind for about a year? Yeah, that’s been me the last couple of weeks, only I’m not in kindergarten. I’ll be honest, I haven’t cooked anything in about two weeks (I have an entire week’s worth…

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White beans lend a creamy texture to this hearty, flavorful soup.  Smoky bacon and a classic vegetable trio round out the flavors.  It’s filling and nourishing, and perfect for dunking a chunk of crusty bread or a toasty sandwich.  Cooking it in an electric pressure cooker (Instant Pot) makes it quick and easy!  Scroll past…

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Split Pea Soup with Ham is one of my ultimate comfort foods! Even my pickiest eaters have loved this recipe from the time they were small, and we still call it “Swamp Soup” around our house. Keep reading after the recipe for more information! The Background I’ve mentioned a time or two that I was…

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If you’ve never made your own croutons, they’re the perfect way to use up slightly stale bread, plus they’re so much better than anything you can make at the store. After you make these Sourdough Garlic-Herb Croutons, you’ll never go back! Keep reading after the recipe… So, croutons. I’m a crouton girl. Sometimes I eat…

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Meal Prepping is THE BEST way for me to stay on track when I’m trying to eat healthy! Store-bought chicken breast is expensive and usually full of preservatives, but I’m showing you how to make your own air fryer chicken breasts for a fraction of the cost (and is so much better for you!) (Keep…

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This Creamy Green Chili Chicken Bake requires just 3 main ingredients, plus a few spices, and results in shredded chicken with a velvety smooth sauce. Serve this family friendly dish over rice or other side of your choice, or even spoon it into tortillas.  Makes a 9×13 pan and serves 6. Scroll past recipe for…

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So New Year’s Resolutions are in full swing, which means it’s a busy time of year in our healthy recipes section! Some of my favorite Our Best Bites recipes can be found over there (as well as our 400 Calories or Less Cookbook), but as you’re meal planning for the next few weeks, I wanted to…

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Sometimes all you need is the a cute gift tag to take even a simple gift and turn it into something extra special.  These free, printable gift tags are our very favorite.  One of our favorite people, Susie from Charmed, Inc. is the genius here.  Susie has been a part of Our Best Bites for…

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