So you know how when you send your oldest kid to kindergarten, they come home with every disease known to mankind for about a year? Yeah, that’s been me the last couple of weeks, only I’m not in kindergarten. I’ll be honest, I haven’t cooked anything in about two weeks (I have an entire week’s worth…

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White beans lend a creamy texture to this hearty, flavorful soup.  Smoky bacon and a classic vegetable trio round out the flavors.  It’s filling and nourishing, and perfect for dunking a chunk of crusty bread or a toasty sandwich.  Cooking it in an electric pressure cooker (Instant Pot) makes it quick and easy!  Scroll past…

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Split Pea Soup with Ham is one of my ultimate comfort foods! Even my pickiest eaters have loved this recipe from the time they were small, and we still call it “Swamp Soup” around our house. Keep reading after the recipe for more information! The Background I’ve mentioned a time or two that I was…

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If you’ve never made your own croutons, they’re the perfect way to use up slightly stale bread, plus they’re so much better than anything you can make at the store. After you make these Sourdough Garlic-Herb Croutons, you’ll never go back! Keep reading after the recipe… So, croutons. I’m a crouton girl. Sometimes I eat…

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Meal Prepping is THE BEST way for me to stay on track when I’m trying to eat healthy! Store-bought chicken breast is expensive and usually full of preservatives, but I’m showing you how to make your own air fryer chicken breasts for a fraction of the cost (and is so much better for you!) (Keep…

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This Creamy Green Chili Chicken Bake requires just 3 main ingredients, plus a few spices, and results in shredded chicken with a velvety smooth sauce. Serve this family friendly dish over rice or other side of your choice, or even spoon it into tortillas.  Makes a 9×13 pan and serves 6. Scroll past recipe for…

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So New Year’s Resolutions are in full swing, which means it’s a busy time of year in our healthy recipes section! Some of my favorite Our Best Bites recipes can be found over there (as well as our 400 Calories or Less Cookbook), but as you’re meal planning for the next few weeks, I wanted to…

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Sometimes all you need is the a cute gift tag to take even a simple gift and turn it into something extra special.  These free, printable gift tags are our very favorite.  One of our favorite people, Susie from Charmed, Inc. is the genius here.  Susie has been a part of Our Best Bites for…

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Candy Cane Chocolate Chip Cookies are an easy holiday hack to transform your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe into a holiday version!  A hit of peppermint extract adds a cool festive touch, while crushed peppermint candies add a crackling sugar top and throughout. Scroll past recipe card for a full tutorial and photos! This is…

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Christmas is RIGHT around the corner and I am woefully unprepared. I think because Thanksgiving was so late this year, I’m way behind on everything. If any of you are in the same boat and are looking for some last-minute Christmas gifts, I’m your gal! Yesterday. This was maybe my favorite movie of 2019. And…

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If you’re looking for a quick and easy Christmas gift, this homemade citrus extract is a great option! Keep reading after the recipe! A few years ago, one of our most popular posts, and one of my favorite, go-to homemade Christmas gifts was homemade vanilla. I still think it’s an awesome idea. However, there are…

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This creamy, fluffy, flavorful breakfast casserole is made with basic ingredients and no bread.  Chili Cheese Souffle Squares require no overnight sitting so this dish can be on the table in just about an hour!  Perfect for breakfast, brunch, or even a make-ahead prep for the week.  Scroll past the recipe to find step-by-step photo…

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