First things first–if you haven’t checked out our summer meal plan, head over HERE and read all about it! Because if you’re meal planning or grocery shopping today, you definitely need this! Secondly…happy 4th of July week, y’all! If you’re in the United States, that probably means cookouts, potlucks, lots of fun in the sun,…

Patriotic Dipped Ice Cream Sandwiches
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Isn’t it weird how summer is somehow the laziest and also the busiest time of year? Late nights, traveling, houseguests, sports, camps, swim lessons, competitions–it’s glorious and exhausting. Throw in the fact that it’s eleventy billion degrees outside and, at least for my family, all those factors lead to a whole lot of nights at…

Summer Simplified collage
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Angel food cake is one of those things I really only buy when I’m trying to eat lighter- because let’s be honest, most things I would make with angel food cake would be even better with regular cake or pound cake.  Store bought angel food cake tends to lack flavor and be spongy in texture…

Homemade Angel Food Cake
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If you’ve never made Chimichurri Sauce, it needs to be on your must-make list asap!  Chimichurri is a popular South American (primarily Argentine) sauce- you can basically think of it as Latin Pesto.  Instead of parmesan and basil, we’ve got parsley, cilantro and lime juice.  It’s pulsed together with fresh garlic and olive oil and…

Chimichurri Sauce on Steak
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If you follow my Instagram, you might have noticed that last week, I was in Savannah, Georgia (you can still check out my stories under the “travel” section if you want to see some little highlights of the trip!) My daughter and I were there for the National Beta Convention where she had qualified to…

Our Best Bites Travel: Savannah, Georgia
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First of all, you may have noticed that Sara and I have slowed down on our post frequency over the last couple of weeks. This is for a couple of reasons. We’ve been at this whole blogging thing for a long time. 10 years. The toddlers we had when we started this are now teenagers…

well done dad I'm awesome
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SUMMER.  Long days, warm nights, crickets chirping, stars shining, tan lines, play time, and ICE CREAM.  At our house homemade ice cream happens all summer long.  My kids even know how to make a very simple ice cream base now and can do it themselves with just a little supervision.  It’s something fun to keep…

Homemade Chocolate Waffle Cones
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I’ve been making this recipe for Teriyaki Chicken Salad Sandwiches ever since my sister brought it to a bridal shower (I can’t say how long ago it was without feeling old, and I can’t say “a number of years ago” without sounding old, so we’ll just say “awhile back.”) One thing I love about it…

Teriyaki Chicken Salad Sandwiches
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First of all- Father’s Day is around the corner!  If you haven’t grabbed anything for Dad yet, we LOVE our new Grill Boxes in the Shop!  Check them out here, as well as the best price ever on our 4-bottle Box Sets.  Two great deals not to miss!  Speaking of special occasions, I had a…

Lemon-Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake
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Summer is here, which means a) I’m too busy to cook and b) it’s too hot to cook. I know a lot of you are in the same boat and are looking for super-quick meals that won’t heat up your house and we’re totally on it–we’re just putting the finishing touches on a meal plan…

marinated green bean salad from Our Best Bites
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I know you’ve all been posed the question (and I have no idea where or when, but somehow I have had to answer it many times thus far in my relatively short life): “If you had to pick one thing to eat every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?” And…

the best chicken or steak fajitas from Our Best Bites
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Several years ago my husband and I ate some of the best Asian food we’ve ever had at Rickshaw in Sun Valley, Idaho.  One of the dishes that unexpectedly blew me away was a simple side of wok-cooked bok choy.  It was tender yet crisp and bathed in some sort of gingery-sesame mixture.  I loved…

Grilled Honey-Sesame Bok Choy
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