I’ve mentioned my dad before when talking about foods that I grew up loving. He actually didn’t cook all that often, but when he did it was always a deliciously big deal, usually involving the Dutch oven. Pretty much all of my happy food memories from my childhood come from my dad–Dutch oven cinnamon rolls,…

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There are a lot of fundamental cooking skills that I believe everyone needs to master.  And unless you’re a vegan, vegetarian, or in any other way opposed to beef, cooking a great steak is one of those skills.  When I say “cooking a great steak” I’m not talking about just cooking a steak.  I’m talking…

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Valentine’s Day is this week–you know, the mushy holiday where you celebrate your relationship with your significant other. But if you’re a fan of Parks and Recreation (and if you’ve been reading our blog for awhile, you know we’re definitely Parks and Rec fans), you know that February 13th is Galentine’s Day. What is Galentine’s Day, you…

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Everyone needs a go-to appetizer.  That something you can throw together at a moment’s notice when you get invited to a gathering and have everyone rave about it.  This is one of mine.  Puff pastry is magic, guys.  You pair literally anything with it and it tastes delicious and no matter what, it looks super…

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I originally shared this recipe for Mardi Gras King Cake 8 years ago, when Our Best Bites was an itty bitty baby and my relationship with Louisiana was in its early stages. Things have changed a lot since then, but some things never change–Mardi Gras is still the most fun time of year around here,…

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I love beautifully decorated sugar cookies, but I’m always on the lookout for easy, short-cut options for making them because I feel like they’re So. Much. Work.  And they require more skill and patience than I feel I have the majority of the time.  That’s why I love our easy sugar cookie glaze, and that’s…

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So these Cinnamon Sugar French Toast sticks definitely fall into the category of special occasion food. I usually make it about once a year, if that. That being said, you really do need this French toast. Whether it’s for breakfast with some juice, fruit, and sausage or bacon and some eggs for protein or for dessert with…

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I’m not going to beat around the bush here.  This is a recipe that I make probably about once a week and let me tell you why it’s amazing.  It revolves around 2 main ingredients and aside from those it’s very customizable depending on what you have sitting around in your fridge, pantry, and freezer.  It…

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Like I said last week, Sara and I have almost been doing this for 10 years. In those 10 years, there have been countless times when we’ve nearly posted the same recipe the same week or when we’ve posted something and then one of us has texted the other something like, “So remember when I…

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When I posted my Crispy Baked Chicken Thigh recipe earlier this week, I mentioned it was one of my kids’ all-time favorite meals.  Someone mentioned they’d love hear more kid-favorites so I thought a list was in order!  Today I’m going to share recipe ideas, specifically dinner recipes, that readers have shared are a hit…

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Do you remember being a kid and wondering in the kitchen around dinner time to check out what your Mom was making and the sheer jubilation you’d feel when you unexpectedly found out it was something you LOVED?  When I was growing up I secretly loved it when my Dad travelled for business because it…

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This recipe for French Dip Sandwiches is the best. It just is. I don’t often say that…like I’m a fairly open-mined person who believes there’s room for a lot of good things at the top. But when it comes to French Dip Sandwich, these are the best. If that makes you uncomfortable, I’m very sorry….

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