After Sara’s fruit salsa a few weeks ago, you should be well-acquainted with the idea of Choose Your Own Adventure cooking! What it REALLY is is getting to a point where you’re comfortable enough in the kitchen to play around with different flavors and figure out what you like. So if you think of something…

Tutorial: Mashed Potatoes
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Long-time readers of our blog will recognize this little number. Whenever the topic of favorite Best Bites recipes comes up, whether it be with friends, family, on-line forums, parenting boards, etc. Spicy Honey Chicken is one of the things that’s almost always mentioned. It’s something I posted really early on before we had more than…

Spicy Honey Chicken Salad
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Okay, do you ever find yourself in Costco [I can only dream] or Sam’s Club around this time of year and see those GIANT flats of strawberries for, like, $3? And you think to yourself, “Self, that is an awesome deal on strawberries, but after the novelty wears off with my kids and my husband…

Strawberry Sauce
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My Mom is a really creative woman. I didn’t realize it until I grew up and became a mother myself. Now that I look back on the birthday parties she threw and the incredible cakes she created, I’m really amazed at the things she came up with back in the day when you couldn’t run…

Colorburst Cupcakes
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Before I took my trip to Hawaii last month, my friend talked me into doing a crazy (and by crazy I mean carb-free. Ya, cRaZy!) diet for a couple of weeks. They say taking something out of your diet will help you overcome cravings for it so eventually you won’t want that thing anymore. But…

Creamy Pesto Pasta
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So Mother’s Day is coming up and I’m betting that there are a bunch of you (or your dearest, darlingest husbands) who are looking for a special treat to make for breakfast for all the moms in your lives. I can’t imagine waking up to the smell of anything better than apples and cinnamon baked…

Apple Streusel Bars
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Or Spa-Peggy and Meatballs. Anyone? Anyone? Okay, in case you haven’t noticed, I’m a hard-core carb-lover here; pasta and bread are my ultimate comfort food. And does it really get any more homey and comforting than spaghetti and meatballs? Not in my world! I didn’t actually eat spaghetti and meatballs, like, ever growing up; my…

Spaghetti and Meatballs
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This past Valentine’s Day my husband had to be at work all day. Half way through the day I decided I should be a good wife and take some goodies in. My husband loves these sugar cookies. Loves them. He especially loves them with a fluffy pile of sweet buttercream frosting on top. However, I…

Chocolate Toffee Sugar Cookies
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The magic mayo strikes again! I told you guys I have lots of magic mayo concoctions, I’m surprised it’s taken me this long to post another. It’s amazing how adding some punch to your mayo can totally transform every day foods like sandwiches and burgers. And this one is probably as easy as it gets….

Roasted Garlic-Tomato Spread (and a grown-up breakfast sandwich!)
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This is a sweet fruit salsa to eat with those Cinnamon Chips. This is such a great family snack, a light dessert, or an awesome appetizer to take to a gathering. It would even be great on a brunch buffet. People are always surprised at the twist on chips and salsa and you can’t beat…

Sweet Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips
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Aloha! It’s good to be back! Thanks to Kate for holding down the fort without me. She and I are spoiled having two people to share the blogging load with, so when one of us is MIA it’s a lot of work for the other- thanks girl! So guess what? Today is my birthday. Well…

Baked Cinnamon Chips
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Blast from the past alert! Now that our blog readers are no longer just some of our college roommates and aunts who read our blog out of obligation, from time to time, we want to re-post some of our favorite recipes from the past that our newer readers may never have discovered otherwise. This is…

Chipotle Chicken Taco Salad
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