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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I went through our archives multiple times to make sure I wasn’t missing a recipe for french onion soup.  I was positive I had shared something over the course of almost 10 years, but I guess not??  French onion is one of my favorite soups.  If I go to a restaurant and it’s on the…

french onion soup
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The first time I ever had chocolate pots de creme (pronounces poh duh crem), Sara and I were on a work trip in Des Moines, Iowa. Des Moines probably doesn’t come to mind when you think of culinary hotspot, but I’m telling you, the restaurants we experienced there were some of the best I’ve ever…

square chocolate pot de creme
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Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is on its way, which means holiday shopping is in full swing! Black Friday is technically over, but we have all sorts of deals in the Our Best Bites Shop to get us through Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday! Things are going fast, so if you see something that fancies…

Our Best Bites Shop SALE!
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Thanksgiving is just about HERE, y’all. That means Sara and I will be taking this week off to spend time with our families (and on our turkeys), but we’re not abandoning you–on Friday, Sara posted a round-up of some of our best Thanksgiving recipes and today, I’ve got some of our very best Thanksgiving desserts!…

Best Thanksgiving Desserts
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We’re here, people!  Less than a week left until Turkey Day and another chance to share some of our favorite holiday meal ideas with you.  I’m gathering some of my favorite main and side dishes today and stay tuned Monday when Kate will be talking Thanksgiving dessert!  Without further ado, here are some of the best…

best gravy recipe
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As we gear up for Thanksgiving next week, I’m pretty sure this is truth for anyone dining with kids  younger than 15: But if we’re being completely honest, the rolls are my favorite part, too. And the gravy. If I could have a Thanksgiving dinner made of just rolls and gravy, I’d be a happy…

Amish Potato Rolls
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A few weeks ago I asked you guys about pie on Instagram.  I wanted to try some new ones and asked what your favorite, go-to pie was.  Several people mentioned Sour Cream Apple Pie and the funny thing is that I’ve tried a couple recipes for that over the years and nothing has turned out…

Sour Cream Apple Pie
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There are a few recipes from some of our older cookbooks that are so fantastic that it feels kind of like a shame to not share them here on the blog as well.  This is one of them. This Chicken and Wild Rice Soup from our Savoring the Seasons cookbook is so perfect in so many…

Chicken & Wild Rice Soup
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Ever since college, I have been madly in love with bread pudding. It wasn’t always the case–when I was growing up, bread pudding was kind of a second-class dessert made with leftovers and whatever we had lying around the house. It wasn’t until I was older when I realized bread pudding could be among the…

Chocolate Apple Cranberry Bread Pudding
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Have you guys seen caramel chips popping up in your grocery stores?  The idea intrigued me so obviously I had to try them out in cookies.  Guys- THESE COOKIES.  I originally thought about putting them in a chocolate cookie, but my husband said I should go with a classic chocolate chip base all the way…

Brown Butter Salted Caramel Chip Cookies
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This super popular restaurant favorite is loaded with cream, bacon, sausage and cheese.  Kate’s lightened up version is loaded with flavor and comfort!  This recipe is a family favorite in both of our families and so perfect for these cooler fall days.  It feels indulgent, but is actually light and healthy.  Get the full recipe…

Copycat Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana
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