So you guys know I love my homemade yeast breads. Like Breadsticks and French bread and Rosemary Focaccia and Flatbread and all sorts of yeasty goodness. I find making them very fun and satisfying and relaxing (all of which are promptly negated by the very un-fun, un-satisfying, and tension-inducing moment when I take a look…

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I have a confession: I had never had queso at a Mexican restaurant (or anywhere else) until about 5-6 years ago. Sure, there were cheese dips at parties, usually Velveeta-based dips, but I had never had white queso until I went to dinner with some friends and one of them ordered a bowl of it…

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I have to tell you that when I started really cooking, one of the things I was most scared to make was pie crust. I’d only heard how hard it was, how bad tough, non-flaky crust can be, how careful you have to be, all that stuff. And I believed it. Wanna know a secret?…

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Did anyone ever read Bedtime for Frances when you were a kid? Or read it to your kids? I LOVED the Frances books when I was a kid and then they became my favorites again when I was an adult reading to my spawn. In Bedtime for Frances, Frances the badger will not go to bed and…

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We’ve got lots of frosting recipes on this site (most are attached to cakes or cupcakes), but the other day someone asked me for a go-to chocolate frosting and I realized we didn’t have this one in our index.  I love chocolate, and I love fancy chocolate frostings like Swiss Meringue buttercream, Whipped Ganache, or…

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When September rolls around I’m always 100% ready to jump right into Apple recipes.  I love pumpkin and pumpkin spice, but there’s something about Apples in September, when the summer weather is still lingering but things are just starting to turn.  Where I live I’ve been noticing amazing deals on fresh apples so I thought…

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Ah, french fries. The devil’s starchy fingers, as Mrs. Kim calls them. Fortunately for your heart, this recipe is actually healthy–you’re using the whole potato, including the nutritious skins, as well as coating them in some olive oil before baking them rather than deep-frying them. Of course, they’re still salty and, at least at my…

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Brigadeiros.  Probably one of the most iconic Brazilian foods and part of a whole food classification they enjoy there called “Docinhos” or “Little Sweets”.  Bite-sized confections that make appearances at almost every party!  Of all the “little sweets” Brigadeiros are the most beloved.  They involve only 3 main ingredients and are basically little balls of…

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So. School has started. After school activities have started. My oldest and youngest are in a local production of The Little Mermaid (and the oldest is Flounder, so he’s at every rehearsal.) And I’m just so. freaking. tired. All the time. We’re hitting up the drive-thru more than we should and I think all of us…

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Ever since I was a tiny kid, I’ve been in love with pickles. I’ve also always had very specific feelings about pickles and even now, if you try and serve me a sweet pickle, that might be the end of things between us. Right now, I have at least 4 jars of pickles in my…

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This post is created in paid partnership with the maker of OxiClean™.  All opinions and laundry experiences are authentically mine! You know those laundry commercials with the personal stories?  Do you ever wonder if those come from actual people?? Well this one does!  I submitted an experience to the maker of OxiClean™ White Revive and…

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I have another recipe for Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream that was one of the very first ice cream recipes I ever posted on Our Best Bites.  It’s one of my all-time favorites, and involves pitted fresh cherries in a cooked custard-base with shaved chocolate and generous hints of almond flavor.  It’s decadently delicious, but also…

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