One of our missions here at Our Best Bites has always been to show that you can feed your family great tasting food and still lead a healthy lifestyle.  Being “healthy” to us, doesn’t mean cancelling out certain food groups and it certainly doesn’t mean depriving yourself.  We’ve learned over the years that the right combination…

Chocolate Shortcakes with Bananas and Caramel
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Happy New Year, everyone!! If you’re new around here (or even if you’re not), you might not know that every January, we dedicate the whole month to healthy habits, both fitness and healthy eating. I know it’s kind of a cliche to do the whole fitness thing in January, but to be completely honest, it’s…

New Year's Best Health and Fitness Tools
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A simple vegetable salad isn’t usually what you see around here on our last blog post before Christmas, but I have to say- there comes a point toward the end of December every year where I’ve just eaten SO much naughty-yummy stuff that I simply crave something fresh and clean and good-for-you delicious.   I had…

marinated vegetable salad
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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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