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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  So last week, when I posted these fish tacos, I promised to post my grilled fish tacos, too. Which I am doing today, but really, especially since once you’ve cooked your fish, you basically assemble the tacos in the same fashion that you put together the fried tacos, I want to share another recipe…

Lime-Cilantro Vinaigrette (Plus How to Make Grilled Fish Tacos)
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Okay, so I know I promised grilled fish tacos today, but I was just hit with a nasty little stomach bug, so I’ve pulled one of my all-time favorite recipes from the dark corners of OBB obscurity and I’ll share the grilled fish tacos on Monday, I promise! I have a couple of “Oh, crap!”…

Spinach and Feta Pasta
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These little pastries are filled with a cheesy, savory filling.  I’ll tell you right now- they’re addictive!  They don’t require a lot of ingredients and you can eat them warm or at room temp, which is always a plus.  These work just as great for an afternoon picnic as they do for a fancy appetizer…

Creamy Chicken and Bacon Pastry Pockets
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Last summer, there was about a month there where the only thing I could think about was fish tacos. Unfortunately for me, according to my friend Amy, the closest place I could find them was in New Orleans and no matter what I did, I couldn’t convince my husband that we needed to take a…

Beer-Battered Fish & San Diego-Style Fish Tacos
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One of my very favorite things about this time of the year (aside from the weather being absolutely amazing in Louisiana right now) is that produce is starting to get cheap. Gone are the days of rubbery, $7 watermelons and tiny, juiceless limes. Like those rock-hard, $2 each mangoes that stared at me all winter…

Mango Pico de Gallo
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While cooking has always been a hobby I’ve loved, my actual education and work experience is in Horticulture.  For this reason every year around this time I get especially antsy to get planting a garden!   There is nothing I love more in the summer time than a big basket of fresh garden veggies and…

Fresh Herbs and the Garden
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One of my most favorite places on earth is a Seattle seafood institution: Ivar’s. If you’ve ever been to Seattle you’ve probably been to Ivar’s, and if you ever make it to Seattle in the future, make sure to put it on your list of places to go! You’ll sit by the waterfront and be…

Baked Fish Sticks with Tartar Sauce
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Sara and I may or may not have shared the story about how this blog came to be, but if we have, it was a long time ago and I’m sure there are some of you who haven’t heard the story. My husband and I got married as broker-than-broke college students, so the summer after…

Baked Chicken-Bacon Alfredo
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Do you ever do special things on your birthday like kick your feet up, go on a laundry strike, and refuse to cook anything that day??  Well today is my birthday (the big #3-1 if you’re wondering) and because of that I’m taking a break from cooking (and let’s be honest, I always suck at…

Our Best Bites Photography
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