It’s kind of a joke around Our Best Bites that I’m suuuuuper into fancy drinks. I love to make them. I love to drink them. In another life, I was probably a bartender. If you want a post full of mocktails, including a printable mini mocktail recipe book, click here! This recipe for Virgin Red…

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Mother’s Day is right around the corner! This Overnight Cream Cheese-Stuffed Lemon French Toast with Strawberries is the perfect Mother’s Day breakfast or brunch. It can be made the night before. More importantly, it’s so delicious that you’ll forget about the fact that no one has changed the toilet paper roll and that all you really…

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Last month the ladies in my church congregation got together at a new neighbor’s house.  Our friend KJ (short for Kong-ju) moved in recently and I instantly loved her because she came from my home town in Seattle and we even had some mutual friends.  KJ is is from Korea and she had us all…

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So Mother’s Day is just around the corner and now is the perfect time to get some shopping about of the way (unlike my usual practice, where it’s usually 11:30 on a Thursday night when I’m like, “What can I order from Amazon Prime with 1-day shipping that DOESN’T look like a Mother’s Day hack…

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These Chunky Monkey Pancakes were first posted back in 2010 (how has it been that long!) and they quickly skyrocketed to our list of all-time most popular recipes.  I haven’t made them in a really long time so when I whipped them up to refresh the photos and update the instructions I even surprised myself…

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I recently found myself in possession of an excess of baby potatoes and pesto. A girl can only eat so many roasted baby potatoes and, not wanting things to go to waste, I started experimenting. The result? These cheesy pesto hot crash potatoes are one of the easiest, tastiest side dishes I’ve had in a…

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Everyone loves a great restaurant Caesar salad, but not too many people make them at home.  Really great, classic homemade Caesar dressing involves things that often weird people out (me included), namely raw egg yolks and anchovies.  When we were developing recipes for our second cook book, I really wanted to come up with a…

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Can I share a secret with you guys? Just because something is labor-intenseive or 100% homemade doesn’t mean it’s the best. Making great food doesn’t have to be hard, and sometimes shortcuts are delicious. Let’s stop being martyrs here. I used to think the same way you did. I used to make everything absolutely from…

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I was reading a food magazine on the plane this week and there was a feature about deviled eggs.  They had recipes for deviled eggs with everything from salsa to crab to black beans in there and I just sat there staring.  Like, do people really like deviled eggs like this??  Why is everyone always…

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When it comes to holiday candy, Easter candy is my ultimate weakness. Starburst jelly beans? Solid Cadbury eggs? Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs (where the ratio of peanut butter to chocolate is somehow more perfect than all the other Reese’s concoctions)? I will take them all, please and thank you. Where my soul is torn, however,…

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When I was little, one of my favorite meals (and still one of my favorite comfort foods) was meatloaf. I didn’t understand why it got such a bad rap. It seemed to be one of those things my friends complained about, that was in books and movies as the worst dinner ever, and I was…

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Alfredo sauce is one of those things that I usually only splurge on in restaurants.  Its simple combination of cream, butter, and cheese is downright magical, but also downright indulgent! I always worried that creating a healthier alfredo sauce recipe wouldn’t do the original justice but I’ve found a great combination of ingredients that maintains that creamy…

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