So in the past few months, this little local downtown pizza place in my town has become my go-to place when we don’t know where else we want to eat out. They have thin-crust, wood-fired pizza and my go-to is a kid-sized pizza with a side salad. And basically, I get the salad for their croutons….

Crunchy Pizza Dough Crouton Strips
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This easy tortilla soup has been a staple at both of our houses and was in dire need of a makeover so you guys can all see how beautifully delicious it is!  This isn’t like the thick chicken tortilla soup that they have at Chili’s; it’s brothier (is that a word?) a la Cafe Rio or Costa…

Chicken Tortilla Soup
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We’re at that time in winter where things feel like they’re dragging on (and on and onnnnn) and it feels like spring might never come (even though realistically, it’s only a couple of weeks away). If you’re prone to the winter blues, they’ve probably settled in and you might be longing for warmer weather and…

Treat Yo Self (Kate's Favorite Things)
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We have a section in our recipe index for Pressure Cooking, and some of our most popular are the quick shredded chicken recipes because they work well for easy dinners and also meal prep, if you’re into that.  I follow a basic formula and switch up the flavor profiles for variety.  This Chili-Lime Chicken is…

Shredded Greek Chicken
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I’ve mentioned my dad before when talking about foods that I grew up loving. He actually didn’t cook all that often, but when he did it was always a deliciously big deal, usually involving the Dutch oven. Pretty much all of my happy food memories from my childhood come from my dad–Dutch oven cinnamon rolls,…

Chicken Cacciatore
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There are a lot of fundamental cooking skills that I believe everyone needs to master.  And unless you’re a vegan, vegetarian, or in any other way opposed to beef, cooking a great steak is one of those skills.  When I say “cooking a great steak” I’m not talking about just cooking a steak.  I’m talking…

How to cook steak
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Valentine’s Day is this week–you know, the mushy holiday where you celebrate your relationship with your significant other. But if you’re a fan of Parks and Recreation (and if you’ve been reading our blog for awhile, you know we’re definitely Parks and Rec fans), you know that February 13th is Galentine’s Day. What is Galentine’s Day, you…

The Ultimate Guide to Creating Epic Party Snack Boards
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Everyone needs a go-to appetizer.  That something you can throw together at a moment’s notice when you get invited to a gathering and have everyone rave about it.  This is one of mine.  Puff pastry is magic, guys.  You pair literally anything with it and it tastes delicious and no matter what, it looks super…

Mini Pastry-Wrapped Brie Bites
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I originally shared this recipe for Mardi Gras King Cake 8 years ago, when Our Best Bites was an itty bitty baby and my relationship with Louisiana was in its early stages. Things have changed a lot since then, but some things never change–Mardi Gras is still the most fun time of year around here,…

Mardi Gras King Cake
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I love beautifully decorated sugar cookies, but I’m always on the lookout for easy, short-cut options for making them because I feel like they’re So. Much. Work.  And they require more skill and patience than I feel I have the majority of the time.  That’s why I love our easy sugar cookie glaze, and that’s…

Custom Valentine Cookies
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So these Cinnamon Sugar French Toast sticks definitely fall into the category of special occasion food. I usually make it about once a year, if that. That being said, you really do need this French toast. Whether it’s for breakfast with some juice, fruit, and sausage or bacon and some eggs for protein or for dessert with…

Cinnamon Sugar French Toast Sticks
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I’m not going to beat around the bush here.  This is a recipe that I make probably about once a week and let me tell you why it’s amazing.  It revolves around 2 main ingredients and aside from those it’s very customizable depending on what you have sitting around in your fridge, pantry, and freezer.  It…

Pressure Cooker Tortilla Soup
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