This Lime-Cilantro Rice with Pineapple is one of my most favorite personal creations.  There’s something about hot buttery rice that makes me feel warm and cozy inside, and with the addition of some of my favorite flavors, this has become a regular on our menu. It’s both sweet and savory- and if adding pineapple to…

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Marshmallow Fluff Buttercream is a frosting recipe everyone should have in their collection.  One little tub is the secret to irresistibly fluffy, silky smooth frosting.  The only other ingredients you need are butter (real butter, no exceptions) and powdered sugar.  I like to add a pinch of salt to balance the flavor and you don’t…

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I kind of think these easy homemade breadsticks have actual magical powers. Seriously. These bad boys have helped me make instantaneous friends at church functions when I’m the new girl and made sad people happy. My friend Natalie, who used to work as my secretary (when I was an apartment manager; I’m not cool enough…

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It seems like we’re getting to the point where just about everyone’s kids are heading back to school which is great/sad/happy/exhausting/all the things. If you’re like me, you think you’re going to have all this time and then bam, you’re very very tired and also suddenly busier than you ever anticipated and getting dinner on…

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So I have a serious addiction to Asian noodles. It’s very dangerous and can be extremely expensive to treat. These Thai Peanut Noodles are an incredibly easy and inexpensive fix–it uses a lot of pantry staples and you can make it in about 20 minutes! It’s a perfect quick weeknight dinner, but I also often…

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We’ve been doing lots of pellet smoking over the past couple of years, and one thing I’ve learned is that it’s not so much about the “recipe” as it is about the method.  With smoking, you need to know your cut of meat, and you need to know your cooking method.  Spices, sauces, and rubs…

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We get a lot of reader questions about pots and pans, and one of the things I always tell people is that a good skillet is indispensable in the kitchen.  It’s the pan I use the most, and its versatility makes it quite the workhorse.  I love a good skillet meal, and especially one that…

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  This recipe for Sweet and Savory Coconut Rice is an old-school Our Best Bites classic that is pretty much my go-to side dish with any summery, tropical meal. It’s one of those recipes I just know by heart and always have the ingredients for in my pantry (if you love tropical rice, another delicious…

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I have been on a Greek and Indian food kick lately. Chicken Schawarma. Tandoori Chicken. The Greek Steak Pitas in our 400 Calories or Less Cookbook. Except that it’s hard to find good pitas where I live, and while naan is definitely Indian, I’ve been making the Greek Steak  Pitas into more of a cucumber, onion, and…

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Do you guys wanna know something weird? We’re 6 1/2 years into this blog, over a thousand recipes into this blog, and I haven’t posted much in the Rice Krispie treat department; all except one are Sara’s, and the only one I posted was more about the crafty element than the treat iteself. “But Kate,”…

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This zucchini fettuccine recipe was born from the garden.  It’s the meal you make when you’ve got both herbs and zucchini ready to be used!  Garlic-infused olive oil coats warm pasta with flecks of lemon zest and fresh herbs. Grilled Zucchini and lemon-chicken top it off with savory Parmesan cheese running throughout. It’s casual and…

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We do a lot of BBQ grilling and pellet smoking in the summer months and I seem to be mixing up the same thing over and over again.  This simple blend of spices is fairly common in BBQ circles; if you look up go-to BBQ dry rubs, most of them are similar to one another…

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