When I shared food pictures from my recent trip to Brazil, the most requested recipe was for my favorite Brazilian dessert: Pudim!  Brazilian Pudim, short for Pudim de Leite Condensado,  is similar to a classic flan recipe, only so much better.  It only requires 4 main ingredients!  Instead of being made with just eggs and…

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I grew up in the ’80s and ’90s, back when all the lemonade everyone I knew drank was either from a Kool-Aid pouch or in a 2 liter bottle. I was not particularly impressed. The first time I ever had fresh-squeezed lemonade, I was at an amusement park and it made quite the impression on me,…

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This is a little bonus post that goes along with today’s fresh-squeezed lemonade and limeade post. If you really want to up your lemonade game, try making one (or more) of these fresh fruit syrups and setting out sprigs of mint, basil, and jalapeño slices and allow people to play bartender and mix their own…

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So as you may or may not know, Sara is the green thumb in our relationship. If you visit our “garden” section, you may notice that there are no posts over there written by me. That is because I kill plants. All of ’em. Indoor plants, outdoor plants, plants that are supposed to be hard…

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One of my favorite things to take to a pot-luck is a big basket of rolls or cornbread and a bowl of sweet, fluffy honey butter.  And not to get all braggy braggy, but I don’t think I’ve ever taken it without at least half of the people there asking what my “secret” is!  You’d…

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Another chocolate chip cookie recipe?  Yes.  This particular cookie recipe took the internet by storm when it was shared by the New York Times several years back.  You may have heard of it as the “New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookie” often touted as the mother of all chocolate chip cookies.  It’s the brain child…

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Mother’s Day is SUNDAY! If your heart is hurting a little this Mother’s Day, for whatever reason, here’s a post Sara and I put together a few years ago about our own moms. It’s a bittersweet sort of holiday for so many people (myself included), so be kind to yourselves this weekend! Speaking of being…

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As we move into grilling season, everyone needs an awesome burger recipe in their back pocket. And this one is it. Ground chuck (I really recommend 85% lean, although I understand if you want to go a bit leaner) is perfectly seasoned to make THE BEST grilled hamburgers! I actually discovered this recipe years and…

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We’ve got several Asian style salads on Our Best Bites and I love them all for different reasons!  Here’s a love-list for this particular Asian Cabbage Salad: It’s flexible.You can toss anything in it that you think would be good.Whatever veggies you happen to have on hand. It’s one of those ‘clean out the fridge’…

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One of my family’s most favorite meals are breakfast sandwiches – basically Egg McMuffins.  We tend to keep all the necessary ingredients at our house at all times and we have these more often for dinner than we do for breakfast!  If you’ve ever tried to make a large quantity of breakfast sandwiches at once…

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Growing up, mashed potatoes were a big deal. My dad took (takes) his mashed potatoes very seriously. They were always made from scratch, from peeled russet potatoes, whipped with an electric mixer until they’re light and fluffy and silky smooth. They’re heavenly. They’re up there with my all-time top 5 comfort foods. If that’s what you…

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This grilled taco chicken is deceptively simple–a handful of ingredients you may already have, including spices you probably use all the time. And yet there’s something incredible about it that your family will gobble up on busy weeknights and that guests will go back again and again for if you serve these for a little…

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