I’ve never really been a big fan of traditional broccoli salad. I have this weird thing where I don’t like cheddar cheese in pre-dressed salads, especially ones with mayonnaise-based dressings. I also am not super keen on the mayonnaise-and-sugar dressing; many recipes I’ve seen call for nearly equal parts mayo and sugar. And then I…

broccoli salad from Our Best BItes
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Every once and a while something comes up that I assume everyone make and eats, but then you mention it (or serve it) to someone and you get a “What the whaaaa??”  and you realize a huge portion of the population is missing out on something amazing.  (Like Muddy Buddies.)  Strawberries with sour cream and…

Dipping berries in sour cream and brown sugar
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There was a time in my life when the thought of any kind of fruit-based salsa was appalling to me (I know, that opens up the whole “is tomato a fruit?” debate, but I’m still scarred from the 2016 election, so I’m not prepared to delve into something that has to potential to be even…

kiwi mango salsa from our best bites
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Our Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos are arguably one of the most popular recipes on this site.  Years ago, I set out to make a breakfast version (in my never-ending quest to invent ways to eat Latin food for every meal of the day) and these Baked Breakfast Taquitos were born.  They’re filled with a flavorful…

Baked Breakfast Taquitos with Lime-Chipotle Dip
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If Mother’s Day kind of gives you heart palpitations, I totally get it. It’s a well-intentioned holiday rife with feelings–good and not so good–that only seems to get complicated as I get older. So. We’re here to make things a little easier for you. And since Teacher Appreciation seems to go right along with Mother’s…

Happy Mother's Day!
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Flowers are blooming, sun is shining, and spring is in full swing where I live!  I created this Honey Lemon Vinaigrette recipe specifically for spring and summer salads full of fresh fruit, like juicy berries or peach slices.  It’s naturally sweetened with honey and fresh lemon juice and zest gives it a really bright flavor.  Are you…

Honey Lemon Vinaigrette being poured
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As all you long-time readers know, we absolutely love limes around here. You’ll also probably know that Brazilian Lemonade is my favorite drink in the whole world. So yeah, this key lime pie (and tarts, if you prefer)? It’s pretty much Brazilian Lemonade as a pie. The pie itself only has 4 ingredients and is…

Key Lime Pie Tarts from Our Best Bites
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I’m sure you’ve candied all the standard candied-nut varieties, but have you ever tried candied pistachios??  I was working on a new salad recipe the other day and I bought some pistachios to toss in there and since I pretty much always default to sugar-coating my salad ingredients the thought occurred to me that I…

Candied Pistachios
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I’ve talked a few times about my love for meats and sauerkraut (actually, for me, the meat is more like a sauerkraut delivery device since eating sauerkraut directly from the jar seems to be kind of socially unacceptable). We have this recipe for Sausage and Sauerkraut and this one for Crock Pot Pork Roast with Sauerkraut…

Bratwursts and Sauerkraut
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On Easter morning I had planned to make orange rolls from our Savoring the Seasons cook book, but I found myself out of yeast and had to come up with a back-up plan.  I love orange rolls and for some reason I associate them with things like spring time and Easter and Mother’s Day and…

Easy Orange Rolls
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As we move into the summer months, there is no better time for fruity, refreshing party drinks like this Virgin White Peach Sangria (although if you’d like to make it not so virginal, feel free to substitute a bottle of white wine for the white grape juice). Girls’ night? Good. Summer barbecue? Good. Mother’s Day…

Virgin White Peach Sangria from Our Best Bites
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  I’m going to show you something today that just might change your life.  Do you avoid the whole bacon thing because you have to make a big greasy mess, have bacon oil splattered all over the place, and run the risk of scalding your forearms?    Well let me show you a little trick…

how to make bacon in the oven
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