In the years that we’ve been doing this blog, we’ve learned a lot about others’ family tradition when it comes to Thanksgiving. One thing we’ve learned is everyone is scared of making the turkey (don’t be…our recipe is a lot of work, but it’s hard to mess up!) Another thing we’ve learned is people…

Italian Sausage Thanksgiving Dressing
Read Post

Sara and I frequently say it’s good there’s two of us because there are are both things we are good at and there are other areas where each of us struggle and we tend to complement each others’ strengths. Like, for example, Sara is the Queen of Holidays. She loves them. She loves to plan…

Gather from Our Best Bites
Read Post

We’ve been working hard on a special project and it’s ready to share with you!!  All the info can be found right here, but let me say this real quick.  This book is called Gather, and it’s a special collection of holiday menus. Kate and I have learned over the years, especially after both losing…

All New Holiday Menu Keepsake Book!
Read Post

Many of you followed along via Instagram on a trip I took recently to Ireland.  My husband and I wanted to start a tradition of taking our kids on a trip all by themselves when they were about 12-13 and my oldest was the perfect age when we spotted a great deal on plane tickets…

Ham and Cheese Pastries (Irish Jambon Recipe)
Read Post

This is a recipe that I have used and loved for a long, long time (it’s actually from the McCormick website.) I originally shared it almost 10 years ago when my babies were babies and now one’s a teenager and the other is an almost-teenager (and there’s another that wasn’t even around back then.) But we still…

southwestern beef wraps from our best bites
Read Post

Me being inspired about food when I was a kid is nothing new…I explored this in painful detail in my post about Frances’s coffee cake. I felt the same way about candy apples. Cinnamon candy apples. Shiny red candy apples, not the caramel apples that we kept eating at home (I mean, don’t get me wrong,…

cinnamon candy apples from Our Best Bites
Read Post

Autumn is in full swing here in Boise and it has been glorious.  Blue sunny skies, firey reds, oranges, and golds on all our trees and crisp cool air.  This is my favorite time of year and I wanted a salad that encompassed all of it!  Do you guys remember that Honey Cider Vinaigrette I…

Autumn Harvest Salad
Read Post

All of the soups, tomato soup will always be my favorite.  One of my earliest, and most frequent childhood memories is eating Campbell’s canned tomato rice soup with my Mom.  I must have been just a toddler, probably the age my little 3 year old is now, and I remember sitting down at the kitchen…

Easy Pressure Cooker Tomato Soup
Read Post

I have a confession to make: I’m in the midst of a weather identity crisis. I’m a girl who grew up with 4 distinct seasons, who craves that change every couple of months. Well, now I live in a land where if it’s not too hot to go outside, it’s too rainy to go outside;…

tortellini sausage soup from Our Best Bites
Read Post

A lot of times, we get asked what our most popular recipe is. If we’re going by the recipes that people just love and are always talking to us about and write us emails about how this has become their new favorite family tradition or something, it’s probably going to be the Creamy Chicken Taquitos…

Instant Pot White Rice
Read Post

So do any of you remember the Thanksgiving episode of Friends where Monica is cooking dinner and Chandler is feigning an interest in football, but all he really wants to do is eat and watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade? Welcome to my life. In high school, I loved going to football games, but once…

garlic artichoke dip from Our Best Bites
Read Post

Cider season is upon us and there is nothing quite like fresh-pressed apples.  I live in an area with a lot of farms and orchards and this time of year it’s not uncommon to see coolers full of fresh cider next to a donation bucket to drop your payment.  We picked some up last weekend…

Ingredients for honey Cider salad dressing
Read Post