Sara and I have dabbled in posts about our dads before (like here, here, and here), but, in light of Father’s Day being this coming Sunday, we thought we’d dedicate a whole week to recipes that remind us of our dads. Oh, by the way, Dad, happy Father’s Day! I’m a little behind on my…

Caramel Cake
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I know I know, not the most exciting topic in the world, but important none the less!  Eggs are one of the most commonly used items in cooking and baking so here are some helpful tips and tricks we’ve picked up.  Maybe some will be new to you- if you’ve got anything brilliant on the…

Kitchen Tip: Eggs
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So smoothies are one of those culinary mysteries that have always kind of eluded me. They seem so simple, right? Fruit…juice…something with a little substance in it…and yet getting that right balance of flavors has always been so hard for me. Well, we’ve officially reached the point in summer where I refuse to cook unless…

Fruit Smoothies
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Some of you might remember Sara’s post from a few weeks ago where she did a video with Good Bite demonstrating her Creamy Chicken and Bacon Pastry Pockets. In addition to the Real Women of Philly series, we’ve been working with Good Bite on a series called Real Fast Food. Basically, it’s this fabulous concept…

Mushroom Ravioli with Garlic-Sage Brown Butter and Asparagus
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Cupcakes are super trendy right now and one of the fastest ways to take them from blah to fabulous is to fill them with a surprise inside!  It’s not a ton of extra work and the payoff is pretty substantial.  I’m going to show you a couple of different ways to fill up a cupcake…

How to: Fill a Cupcake & Lemon-Blueberry Cakes
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I’ve mentioned a few times that I’m still on the hunt for “the” white cake recipe.  I’m still searching for the perfect from-scratch one, but in the mean time this one is pretty darn good.  My sister sent me the recipe, and while it’s similar to other doctored cake mix recipes you’ve seen here on…

Easy White Cake
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Recently I was out to dinner with some girlfriends and one of them ordered Fire Roasted Artichokes for an appetizer.  I had been wanting to try grilling artichokes at home, but had never gotten around to it.  When we were digging into the appetizer I realized it would be super easy to re-create the dish,…

Fire Roasted Artichokes {Plus, How To: prep an Artichoke}
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So I’ve lived all over the US–I grew up in Utah, live in the South, and have lived briefly on the West and East coasts. And no matter where I go, there are baked beans and no matter where I go, everyone truly believes that baked beans originated in that particular region or in their…

Not-Too-Sweet Baked Beans
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So Kate actually posted this quite a long time ago.  And I remember seeing the title of the post when I checked the blog that day and thinking to myself, “Really Kate?  As if people don’t know how to cut a watermelon…”  And then I read the post.  And I looked at the pictures.  And…

How to: Pick and Cut Watermelon
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The other day, I found quite possibly the most luscious watermelon I’ve ever eaten in my life. And to me, good watermelon means one thing: summer is officially here. As much as I gripe about the heat and humidity in Louisiana, I’ve gotta say that I really do love summer–I love how laid-back our days…

Korean BBQ Beef
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I’m pretty sure the first time I saw this monkey cake, it was in a picture sent to me by Kate’s sister-in-law.  I remember thinking it was the cutest thing ever, which is why months later when I was searching the internet for ideas for my oldest son’s first birthday this link from Martha Stewart…

Monkey Cake and Cupcakes
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One of the most popular recipes on Our Best Bites is this flour frosting.  Its velvety smooth texture combined with the not-so-sugary bite is perhaps the perfect thing on top of almost any cake or cupcake.  If you read through the comments you’ll see that one of the most commonly asked questions is “Where’s the…

Chocolate Frosting
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