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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Brunch is hands down my favorite meal and something about spring time and Mother’s Day makes me feel like it should be happening a lot.  It’s also one of my go-to entertaining ideas when I host baby or wedding showers.  Below you’ll find a Choose-your-own-adventure style brunch menu, where I list a manageable number brunch recipes…

How to Create the Perfect Brunch Menu
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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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It’s kind of a joke around Our Best Bites that I’m suuuuuper into fancy drinks. I love to make them. I love to drink them. In another life, I was probably a bartender. If you want a post full of mocktails, including a printable mini mocktail recipe book, click here! This recipe for Virgin Red…

Virgin White Peach Sangria from Our Best Bites
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Mother’s Day is right around the corner! This Overnight Cream Cheese-Stuffed Lemon French Toast with Strawberries is the perfect Mother’s Day breakfast or brunch. It can be made the night before. More importantly, it’s so delicious that you’ll forget about the fact that no one has changed the toilet paper roll and that all you really…

Overnight Cream Cheese-Stuffed Lemon French Toast with Strawberries
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Last month the ladies in my church congregation got together at a new neighbor’s house.  Our friend KJ (short for Kong-ju) moved in recently and I instantly loved her because she came from my home town in Seattle and we even had some mutual friends.  KJ is is from Korea and she had us all…

Beef Bulgogi
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So Mother’s Day is just around the corner and now is the perfect time to get some shopping about of the way (unlike my usual practice, where it’s usually 11:30 on a Thursday night when I’m like, “What can I order from Amazon Prime with 1-day shipping that DOESN’T look like a Mother’s Day hack…

Mother's Day Gift Guide 2018
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These Chunky Monkey Pancakes were first posted back in 2010 (how has it been that long!) and they quickly skyrocketed to our list of all-time most popular recipes.  I haven’t made them in a really long time so when I whipped them up to refresh the photos and update the instructions I even surprised myself…

Peanut butter Banana Pancakes
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