We get a lot of reader questions about pots and pans, and one of the things I always tell people is that a good skillet is indispensable in the kitchen.  It’s the pan I use the most, and its versatility makes it quite the workhorse.  I love a good skillet meal, and especially one that…

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  This recipe for Sweet and Savory Coconut Rice is an old-school Our Best Bites classic that is pretty much my go-to side dish with any summery, tropical meal. It’s one of those recipes I just know by heart and always have the ingredients for in my pantry (if you love tropical rice, another delicious…

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I have been on a Greek and Indian food kick lately. Chicken Schawarma. Tandoori Chicken. The Greek Steak Pitas in our 400 Calories or Less Cookbook. Except that it’s hard to find good pitas where I live, and while naan is definitely Indian, I’ve been making the Greek Steak  Pitas into more of a cucumber, onion, and…

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Do you guys wanna know something weird? We’re 6 1/2 years into this blog, over a thousand recipes into this blog, and I haven’t posted much in the Rice Krispie treat department; all except one are Sara’s, and the only one I posted was more about the crafty element than the treat iteself. “But Kate,”…

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This zucchini fettuccine recipe was born from the garden.  It’s the meal you make when you’ve got both herbs and zucchini ready to be used!  Garlic-infused olive oil coats warm pasta with flecks of lemon zest and fresh herbs. Grilled Zucchini and lemon-chicken top it off with savory Parmesan cheese running throughout. It’s casual and…

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We do a lot of BBQ grilling and pellet smoking in the summer months and I seem to be mixing up the same thing over and over again.  This simple blend of spices is fairly common in BBQ circles; if you look up go-to BBQ dry rubs, most of them are similar to one another…

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I’ve been getting a lot of requests for another Favorite Things post, so I thought I’d share a few of my favorite things from this summer before it’s over! One thing I’m not sharing today is deodorant (which I’ve also gotten a lot of questions about on Instagram) because I’m trying to figure out how…

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Chicken soup like your mom used to make. Literally, your mom. At my house growing up, chicken soup came from a red and white Campbell’s soup can. I remember the first time I had homemade chicken soup and truly, it was one of the best things I’d ever eaten. It was comfort in a bowl….

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So we kind of have this unspoken rule around OBB that we don’t have recipes with Cream of Something soup in them.  And I totally adhere to that in my own cooking 99.9% of the time–it’s just not my thing, you know?  However, there are times and places and sometimes there are rules that need…

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Okay, y’all. I had something else planned for today. It’s a two-part dinner recipe. It’s delicious and healthy and grilled and perfect for summer and all that business, but then I was so overcome with a very specific craving. It would not go away. It had to be indulged. And that craving, my friend, was…

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This Chocolate Mousse Crunch Cake is my all-time favorite special occasion cake. Not only does it wow people presentation-wise, but it’s pretty knock-your-socks-off tasty as well. As long as you like chocolate. Because if you’re a chocolate hater, this recipe isn’t for you.  It’s got 2 layers of rich chocolate cake, sandwiched with decadent chocolate…

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This pizza sauce is a labor of love, a huge part of that labor is that it’s so easy! This is not your fancy-schmancy simmered-from-tomatoes-plucked-from-your-garden pizza  sauce. This is pizza sauce made from ingredients in your pantry that also happens to taste AMAZING and comes together in a matter of minutes! I spent the early…

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