Let’s get the elephant in the room out of the way–I’m Kate and could probably be classified as a foodie. And I like hot dogs. People are always surprised when I tell them I like hot dogs. It started when I was a teenager and people would be like, “Ew, you’re eating that??” And it’s true,…

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  This spicy honey chicken is one of my family’s favorite meals. Both kids and adults gobble it up every time I make it.  I love the combo of a savory spice rub combined with a sweet honey glaze and it doesn’t hurt that it’s pretty quick and easy either! You don’t have to think…

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I don’t know the origins of the brookie (brownie + cookie) but after one of you emailed recently saying you used some of our recipes for brookies, it made me realize we’ve never actually shared a recipe here on Our Best Bites.  My quick and easy brookie recipe is a combination of homemade, plus a…

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When I was a kid, my mom’s plan was to teach me to cook so I would someday be a somewhat functional adult. I mean, we all kind of plan that, or at least think about it sometimes, right? Before she died when I was 9, I hadn’t learned a whole lot, but I had…

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One of my favorite summer meals is a charcuterie board/snack tray/appetizer platter/whatever you want to call it. We have a post about how to create amazing, epic boards, but most of the time, I’m not going to be creating huge, multi-board spreads. I also am not crazy about a lot of the meats that are…

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Brazilian Lemonade is our most favorite drink, ever.  I fell it love with it while living in Brazil where at most restaurants and homes, fresh squeezed tropical beverages are the norm. It’s tart, but sweet- made with fresh limes and a secret ingredient (spoiler alert: it’s sweetened condensed milk) that makes it mildly creamy.  It…

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When I shared food pictures from my recent trip to Brazil, the most requested recipe was for my favorite Brazilian dessert: Pudim!  Brazilian Pudim, short for Pudim de Leite Condensado,  is similar to a classic flan recipe, only so much better.  It only requires 4 main ingredients!  Instead of being made with just eggs and…

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I grew up in the ’80s and ’90s, back when all the lemonade everyone I knew drank was either from a Kool-Aid pouch or in a 2 liter bottle. I was not particularly impressed. The first time I ever had fresh-squeezed lemonade, I was at an amusement park and it made quite the impression on me,…

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This is a little bonus post that goes along with today’s fresh-squeezed lemonade and limeade post. If you really want to up your lemonade game, try making one (or more) of these fresh fruit syrups and setting out sprigs of mint, basil, and jalapeño slices and allow people to play bartender and mix their own…

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So as you may or may not know, Sara is the green thumb in our relationship. If you visit our “garden” section, you may notice that there are no posts over there written by me. That is because I kill plants. All of ’em. Indoor plants, outdoor plants, plants that are supposed to be hard…

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One of my favorite things to take to a pot-luck is a big basket of rolls or cornbread and a bowl of sweet, fluffy honey butter.  And not to get all braggy braggy, but I don’t think I’ve ever taken it without at least half of the people there asking what my “secret” is!  You’d…

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Another chocolate chip cookie recipe?  Yes.  This particular cookie recipe took the internet by storm when it was shared by the New York Times several years back.  You may have heard of it as the “New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookie” often touted as the mother of all chocolate chip cookies.  It’s the brain child…

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