If you are starting to get an abundance of garden vegetables, cucumbers in particular, this recipe for refrigerator pickles is a great way to preserve them! They can be eaten right away, but after a few weeks, they are tangy and flavorful but still maintain their crunch! Read more after the recipe. blast from the…

Refrigerator Pickles
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If you’ve visited Hawaii, you’ve probably had a plate lunch, which was probably served with Hawaiian Macaroni Salad. This recipe is not too sweet, quick and easy, and perfect for serving all summer long. Read more about it after the recipe! my hawaiian macaroni salad love story I have a long-standing love affair with Hawaii,…

Macaroni Salad on a Fork from Our Best Bites
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These Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies are incredibly simple to make with only 6 ingredients, and no flour or butter required!  But don’t be fooled by their simplicity- this flourless peanut butter cookie recipe is a major contender for your favorite cookie recipe yet- they turn out with lightly crisp edges and soft centers.  You may…

Peanut Butter Cookies
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Flank steak has been a staple in my house since I was a kid.  It does especially well in a marinade, which both tenderizes and flavors.  For summer months it’s fantastic on the grill, or you can always pop it under your broiler inside. This simple marinade takes just minutes to mix up from normal…

Flank Steak Marinade
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If you have a little extra time on your hands and are looking for a fun baking project, these New York-Style Bagels will hit the spot! Be sure and use bread flour and don’t skip the boiling step–they’re both essential for authentic bagels with a satisfying chew. Be sure and read more after the recipe…

New York Style Bagels
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This deli-style whipped cream cheese is light, fluffy, perfectly spreadable, and delicious plain or customized just about any way you can imagine it! Keep scrolling after the recipe to learn more! Have you ever noticed that foods you loved when you were younger just aren’t the same when you get older? As a kid and…

Deli-Style Whipped Cream Cheese
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Pizzookies are little individual servings filled with warm gooey chocolate cookie and ice cream.  We love topping our Pizzookie with chocolate and/or caramel sauce for a knock-your-socks-off dessert that’s fancy enough for company and easy enough for a casual family treat. They can be made with 100% store-bought short cuts, or you can make any…

Pizzookies
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Simple, Italian style pizza sauce has a light texture with chunks of bright tomatoes and a very short ingredient list that really lets each one shine.  Paired with our Neapolitan Style Pizza Dough, found here,  it’s perfect for re-creating your favorite brick-oven restaurant pizzas at home.   In Naples, this style of pizza is known for…

Simple pizza sauce in jar
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This Skillet Blackberry Cobbler is a delicious way to use up seasonal berries with a handful of pantry and refrigerator staples! Read more about it after the recipe. Fun fact about me: apparently my favorite fruit-flavored thing is blackberry. I make a mean version of a Dirty Diet Coke with blackberry syrup instead of coconut….

skillet blackberry cobbler from our best bites
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First of all, before we get into the 8 must-know recipes for kids, Sara and I want to thank you from the VERY BOTTOM of our heart for your response to Giant Cookie Week last week! We were stunned by the response…seeing all your cookies and creativity and families made us SO happy and reminded…

8 must know recipes for kids
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There may be no cookie quite as comforting as a giant oatmeal cookie and we’re actually giving you two options for today’s cookie!  You’ll see I made a giant Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie, but if you prefer, with some minor adjustments you can make a Giant Oatmeal Raisin Cookie, if you prefer!  Oatmeal gives this…

oatmeal chocolate chip cookie
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A big, giant, single Snickerdoodle cookie with buttery crisp edges and a soft and chewy center.  This Giant Snickerdoodle cookie is perfection! How to make a giant Snickerdoodle Start by softening/melting your butter in a heat-safe mixing bowl.  It doesn’t need to be ALL the way melted.  I’ve found the best stage is when about…

Big Giant Snickerdoodle Cookie
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