So I guess Sunday is Mother’s Day and I’m just basically watching Ted Lasso (finally, says the crowd collectively) and recovering from standardized testing last week. I kind of know what day it is, but really, I’m kind of in survival mode. So. If you’re a procrastinator like I am and need to know what to get…

Last-Minute Mother's Day Gifts
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There are lots of tools and gadgets to help you do simple tasks like dice an onion,  but the only tool you really need to dice an onion, is a knife! With the right skills, you can easily dice an onion into perfectly uniform pieces, much quicker than you can use and wash one of…

dicing onion on cutting board
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One of our favorite ways to use up a lot of fresh produce quickly is to chop it up and toss it with some pasta and a favorite salad dressing and the possibilities are kind of endless. This particular pasta salad, though, is one of my all-time favorites. You can use whatever kind of pasta…

Greek Pasta Salad
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“Why,” I pondered a little while back, “don’t I have an orange salad dressing recipe?” We’ve got a gazillion lemon dressings (like this honey-lemon or this lemon-herb or Sensation (which is basically lemon-garlic-parmesan) or lemon poppyseed (which…yikes. Looks like someone’s due for a makeover.) We have lime dressings. Apple dressings. Strawberry dressings. We do have…

sweet orange vinaigrette from our best bites
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This chicken salad is REALLY good.  It’s featured in our Savoring the Seasons Cook Book Savoring the Seasons Cook Book and it’s come up recently in several discussions in our Facebook Group, where I was happy to hear so many people tout it as a favorite.  In our book it’s called simply “Kathy’s Chicken Salad,”…

Cabbage Chicken Salad in Bowl
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I am a huge believer in all-day breakfast. I love pancakes for dinner. I love quiche for lunch. I will happily eat bacon and eggs regardless of the time of day. I. Love. Breakfast food. Like this Spinach and Bacon Frittata. In the immortal words of Ron Swanson… One of the things I love about…

spinach and bacon frittata in a cast iron pan from our best bites
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This cookie is a riff on our very popular Cadbury Egg Cookies; it’s been slightly modified to make one single GIANT cookie!  This is an amazingly soft, chewy chocolate cookie that is studded with crunchy bits of everyone’s favorite eggs.  If it’s not Cadbury-Egg-Season, feel free to sub in another add-in.  We love this one…

Baked Cadbury Egg Cookie
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These rich and fudgy Mint Brownies are PERFECTION.  The base layer is dense and chewy (in a good way) and it’s topped with a cool and creamy peppermint icing.  The top layer is a buttery ganache and my favorite way to eat these is chilled from the fridge. This is the exact Mint Brownies recipe…

mint brownies on plate
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The other night, I made a taco bar for the cast of my son’s cast of his high school production of Footloose. I used our slow cooker taco chicken and pico de gallo and guacamole and cantina salsa. We had soft tacos and salad and it was delicious and all these kids were like, “OMG, do…

Lifetime Membership to the Our Best Bites Meal Heroes Community
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I recently asked my Instagram audience what struggles they had working with raw meat and a huge number of people were confused at the instruction to “cut meat against the grain”.  I did this quick video series to explain it and I wanted to share it here, as well! What is the “grain” when talking…

Flank Steak Marinade
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Sometimes I do cook-with-me series on my Instagram channel where I video the cooking process as I’m making something up as I go.  Recently, with the intent of using up some leftover ingredients in my fridge, I made this creamy smoked sausage soup and it was a huge hit with both my family (my kids requested it…

smoked sausage soup
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So you probably know by now that Sara and I are HUGE Schitt’s Creek fans. It took me longer to get on board–I tried (and quit) a couple of times, but Sara told me that if I didn’t watch it, it was going to put our relationship in danger. Always one to succumb to emotional blackmail, I…

Schitt's Creek Giant Cookie Labels
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