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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Cinnamon Rolls are one of life’s most essential comfort foods.  Big, soft, pillowy dough- swirled with oozing gooey cinnamon-sugar filling and topped off with creamy frosting.  It can seem daunting to make the best homemade cinnamon rolls at home, but I assure you this is the easiest recipe for homemade Cinnamon Rolls!  I call this…

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With Easter one week away, I’m sure many of you already have an idea of what you’ll be serving for dinner, many menus planned with tradition over the years!  But if anyone is still swirling ideas around in their heads, I wanted to offer up a few suggestions of some of my favorite things.   Easter…

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Carrot cake and Easter seem to go hand in hand. We have a great, easy carrot sheet cake in our first cookbook that we love, but this is the carrot cake for celebrations and also for murder by sugar. This is my friend Jeni’s (who I always seem to be stealing recipes from) trademark cake, and…

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We are heading into that magical time of year when, as parents, our lives are completely overrun by performances, dance recitals, concerts, plays, musicals, and awards ceremonies. I recently posted some photos I took of a local production of Matilda on Instagram and got several requests for how to take stage photographs. So. If you’re wanting…

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These days you can find sweet potato fries on many restaurant menus, but just ten years or so ago that wasn’t the case.   I still remember the first time I ever tasted them- it was at McMenamins when we lived in Portland. They were were served plain with just a sprinkling of salt, and they…

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