We are heading into that magical time of year when, as parents, our lives are completely overrun by performances, dance recitals, concerts, plays, musicals, and awards ceremonies. I recently posted some photos I took of a local production of Matilda on Instagram and got several requests for how to take stage photographs. So. If you’re wanting…

How to Take Stage Photographs
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These days you can find sweet potato fries on many restaurant menus, but just ten years or so ago that wasn’t the case.   I still remember the first time I ever tasted them- it was at McMenamins when we lived in Portland. They were were served plain with just a sprinkling of salt, and they…

Baked Sweet Potato Fries Recipe
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Easter Cookies!  I always love the idea of decorating holiday cookies, but the reality is making different color frostings and making something that doesn’t look like a preschooler did it is sometimes challenging!  I’ve showed you some hand-drawn cookies before, for Valentine’s Day, and I wanted to do some Easter Cookies this year as well!…

Easy Hand-Painted Easter Cookies
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This recipe for homemade Italian dressing is one of my all-time favorite dressings and marinades! I love that I pretty much always have the ingredients for this dressing, it comes together in about 3 minutes, and not only is it one of my all-time favorite salad dressings but it is THE BEST marinade, especially for…

Homemade Italian Dressing
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For the last 2 1/2 years, my friend Devin and I have met nearly every week for lunch. If you don’t have a girlfriend you have a non-official standing weekly lunch date with, I strongly recommend that you find one. Every girl needs girlfriends (which I did not always believe) and if this whole adulting…

Greek Yogurt Dip from Our Best Bites
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I’m continuing to love my Instant Pot Electric pressure cooker, and as requested, I have another recipe for you–Pressure Cooker Chili-Lime Chicken!  If you don’t have a pressure cooker- don’t turn away, this is still a great recipe that you could use with any other cooking method so stick with me. boneless skinless chicken breasts…

Pressure Cooker Chili-Lime Chicken
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These Bacon-Wrapped Teriyaki Chicken Skewers are one of my favorite OG Our Best Bites recipes. I was planning on posting an amaaaazing new dinner recipe today and share this (made-over) post on Thursday, but then our site went down last week and there are still things that aren’t quite working right PLUS basically my whole…

Bacon-Wrapped Teriyaki Chicken Skewers
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So have you had a hard time finding a brand of Teriyaki sauce that you like at the store? Or even more likely, have you ever found yourself quickly approaching dinnertime and you think you have nothing to make? Well, I’m here to tell you that I’m willing to bet that you always have the…

Teriyaki Sauce
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My family loves eggs and they’re often at the center of our quick and easy weeknight dinners.  Sometimes when making things like poached or fried eggs for a crowd – whether it be just enough for a family dinner, or a really large amount for a luncheon or party- you are really limited by the…

Large Batch Poached Eggs and Fried Eggs
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I caused quite a stir on Instagram this past week when I shared a series of stories from a brand new Albertsons store here in my home town.  Some of the comments left were “Is it weird I want to take a road trip to Albertsons?!” and “My official bucket list:  Paris, Milan, Bora Bora,…

Honey Vanilla Mascarpone Pies
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I am generally not a lucky person; I remember when I was a little kid, the children’s chorister at church had each kid’s name on a tongue depressor and she needed a helper, she would pull out a stick and that kid would help her. Each time she went to pull out a stick, I…

Tres Leches Cake (and Cupcakes)
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Peanut Butter and Jelly is one of the world’s best flavor combinations.  These cookie bars are a family favorite and taking one bite into these blissfully sweet bars is like taking a big chomp into my childhood.  We made these a lot growing up.  In fact, I can still visualize the paper my Mom had…

Peanut Butter and Jam Cookie Bars
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