There was a time in my life when the thought of any kind of fruit-based salsa was appalling to me (I know, that opens up the whole “is tomato a fruit?” debate, but I’m still scarred from the 2016 election, so I’m not prepared to delve into something that has to potential to be even…

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Our Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos are arguably one of the most popular recipes on this site.  Years ago, I set out to make a breakfast version (in my never-ending quest to invent ways to eat Latin food for every meal of the day) and these Baked Breakfast Taquitos were born.  They’re filled with a flavorful…

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If Mother’s Day kind of gives you heart palpitations, I totally get it. It’s a well-intentioned holiday rife with feelings–good and not so good–that only seems to get complicated as I get older. So. We’re here to make things a little easier for you. And since Teacher Appreciation seems to go right along with Mother’s…

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Flowers are blooming, sun is shining, and spring is in full swing where I live!  I created this Honey Lemon Vinaigrette recipe specifically for spring and summer salads full of fresh fruit, like juicy berries or peach slices.  It’s naturally sweetened with honey and fresh lemon juice and zest gives it a really bright flavor.  Are you…

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As all you long-time readers know, we absolutely love limes around here. You’ll also probably know that Brazilian Lemonade is my favorite drink in the whole world. So yeah, this key lime pie (and tarts, if you prefer)? It’s pretty much Brazilian Lemonade as a pie. The pie itself only has 4 ingredients and is…

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I’m sure you’ve candied all the standard candied-nut varieties, but have you ever tried candied pistachios??  I was working on a new salad recipe the other day and I bought some pistachios to toss in there and since I pretty much always default to sugar-coating my salad ingredients the thought occurred to me that I…

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I’ve talked a few times about my love for meats and sauerkraut (actually, for me, the meat is more like a sauerkraut delivery device since eating sauerkraut directly from the jar seems to be kind of socially unacceptable). We have this recipe for Sausage and Sauerkraut and this one for Crock Pot Pork Roast with Sauerkraut…

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On Easter morning I had planned to make orange rolls from our Savoring the Seasons cook book, but I found myself out of yeast and had to come up with a back-up plan.  I love orange rolls and for some reason I associate them with things like spring time and Easter and Mother’s Day and…

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It’s kind of a joke around Our Best Bites that I’m suuuuuper into fancy drinks. I love to make them. I love to drink them. In another life, I was probably a bartender. If you want a post full of mocktails, including a printable mini mocktail recipe book, click here! This recipe for Virgin Red…

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  I’m going to show you something today that just might change your life.  Do you avoid the whole bacon thing because you have to make a big greasy mess, have bacon oil splattered all over the place, and run the risk of scalding your forearms?    Well let me show you a little trick…

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Mother’s Day is right around the corner! This Overnight Cream Cheese-Stuffed Lemon French Toast with Strawberries is the perfect Mother’s Day breakfast or brunch. It can be made the night before. More importantly, it’s so delicious that you’ll forget about the fact that no one has changed the toilet paper roll and that all you really…

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Last month the ladies in my church congregation got together at a new neighbor’s house.  Our friend KJ (short for Kong-ju) moved in recently and I instantly loved her because she came from my home town in Seattle and we even had some mutual friends.  KJ is is from Korea and she had us all…

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