Earlier this month, Kate and I (who if you didn’t know, live on opposite ends of the country) got to meet up in person in the charming city of St. Augustine, Florida!  Although it was chilly while we were there, seeing vibrant tropical palms against a rich blue sky in the month of December was…

Flourless Chocolate Orange Tarts
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As part of our partnership with American Heritage Chocolate, we’ve been able to explore some amazing locations in America with great historic significance.  I didn’t know much about St. Augustine before my first visit, and what I discovered was a city rich in history, culture, and beauty. This is a place I would love to return…

Historic St. Augustine, Florida
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If there is one thing that can get my grinchy self into the holiday spirit, it’s peppermint and chocolate. Actually, mostly the peppermint, but the chocolate is always a welcome bonus. It’s all doom and gloom until someone rounds up that first carton of peppermint Blue Bell ice cream and then I think everything might…

Mini Peppermint Chocolate Cheesecakes
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Y’all…Christmas is almost here and that means cookies need to be baked! This recipe for ginger spice cookies is from our very first year of blogging. It is a treasure that has kind of gotten buried over the last 10 years.  These cookies are so easy. They’re made with pantry staples. They’re impossible to stop…

Flashback Friday: Ginger Spice Cookies
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One of my most favorite cookies are lace cookies.  They’re a delicate see-through toffee-like cookie that melts in your mouth when you bite into them.  You can leave them flat, or shape them in a few different ways and no matter what you choose, they’ll be as beautiful as they are delicious.  These cookies are…

Oatmeal Lace Cookies
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So I recently got a request for some kind of egg nog French toast. And I had to double-check, then TRIPLE-check our archives because I was so sure we would have something like that. We don’t. We have this amazing overnight French toast, but not an egg nog variety. Apparently we’ve failed you all. So I…

Overnight Egg Nog French Toast
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Is it just me or are the men in your life the hardest to shop for??  I’m always on the lookout for fun gifts for guys so I started keeping notes this year so I had some things to share with you!  I’ve rounded up some of the best gifts for guys.  You’ll find a…

Best Gifts for Guys!
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I know. Bacon and Cranberry Onion Jam. You’re thinking I’m a pretentious hipster snob that eats jam made with meat and/or vegetables that grow underneath the ground (as if jams made with vegetables grown above the ground are a whole lot better). You think no one in your life would ever eat this. You want to keep…

Caramelized Onion, Bacon, and Cranberry Jam
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One of my favorite things about Christmas is Christmas stories.  We keep all of our Christmas books in a box and pull them out every season.  It’s fun to tuck them away and then re-discover them every year.  My kids are 3, 7, 9, and 12 and these are some of our favorite family Christmas…

Best Christmas Books for Children
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I went through our archives multiple times to make sure I wasn’t missing a recipe for french onion soup.  I was positive I had shared something over the course of almost 10 years, but I guess not??  French onion is one of my favorite soups.  If I go to a restaurant and it’s on the…

french onion soup
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The first time I ever had chocolate pots de creme (pronounces poh duh crem), Sara and I were on a work trip in Des Moines, Iowa. Des Moines probably doesn’t come to mind when you think of culinary hotspot, but I’m telling you, the restaurants we experienced there were some of the best I’ve ever…

square chocolate pot de creme
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Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is on its way, which means holiday shopping is in full swing! Black Friday is technically over, but we have all sorts of deals in the Our Best Bites Shop to get us through Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday! Things are going fast, so if you see something that fancies…

Our Best Bites Shop SALE!
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