Piña Colada Macaroons

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Yes, I like Piña Coladas, but getting caught in the rain is only ok sometimes. However, having a Piña Colada while getting caught in the rain might make the situation a little easier to handle. With or without alcohol, it’s nearly impossible to have one of these delicious drinks and not think of a warm, sandy beach thanks to the [Read more >>]

Ice Cream Pie

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Contrary to popular belief, Minnesota isn’t really like the movie Fargo. We don’t all speak with a thick accent and once the snow that covers this frozen tundra finally melts, the summer can be almost unbearably hot and humid! This past week has been, and continues to be, practically tropical. As much as I love being in the [Read more >>]

Shark Fin Cupcake Toppers

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In case you weren’t already aware… it’s Shark Week! This is the one week of the year where we adults are given the opportunity to collectively and unapologetically nerd out over these awesome fish. Be honest, how many hours of shark-themed shows and movies will you be watching this week? Making cupcakes with these cupcake toppers is a [Read more >>]

Cherry (Cake) Bombs!

Cherry Bomb Cake Bites 2 Ways!

It’s almost here!! The 4th of July is absolutely, positively, without a doubt my favorite holiday of the year! The activities of the day — grilling with friends, holding on for dear life while being pulled behind a boat (hopefully on a tube or waterskis), and watching the parade — as fun as they are, seem [Read more >>]

Easy Father’s Day Treats!

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Don’t forget about Father’s Day on Sunday! Dads, grandfathers, and father figures all deserve to know how much we appreciate them and everything they have taught us. My dad has educated me well on the finer things in life such as fishing, old cars, Pete Townshend, and cheese (he’s from Wisconsin). Thanks, Dad! Since we can have more than [Read more >>]

Honey Thyme Truffles

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There’s no doubt about it, farmers markets are one of the best parts of summer! I love nothing more than an early morning trip to the market with my coffee in hand. Remember how much I love coffee? Anyway, back to the market… There’s just something about all the colors, sounds, and smells that makes for the [Read more >>]

Lemon Almond Donuts {National Donut Day!}

Lemon Almond Donuts. 7 easy ingredients, you'll never want a store-bought dozen again!

Happy National Donut Day! There’s a day for almost anything, but today might be one of the best. Donut shops across the country are giving away free donuts, but I will be celebrating with these bad boys today… and tomorrow… and probably the day after that as well. Yes, they’re that good! Are you ready for the best part? These [Read more >>]

Coffee Shortbread Cookies

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I wouldn’t need much if I was ever stranded on a desert island. Drop me off with a Kindle full of mystery books, a hammock, and my dog, Finley.  Oh, and can I please have a full coffee shop on this desert island? There would never be a line early in the morning! I’ve watched my fair share of Gilligan’s Island and am confident I could rig up [Read more >>]

No-Bake Apple Streusel Cheesecake

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Memorial Day is only a few days away and you know what that means… summer has officially begun! First and foremost, we must remember those who have served and died for our country. They paid the ultimate price for our freedom. Against the backdrop of barbecues and boating, it’s important to remember what Memorial Day [Read more >>]

Cinco de Mayo Mexican Spice Truffles

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I’m a huge fan of mixing sweet and heat and these Mexican Spice Truffles are indisputably one of my favorite recipes! It only seems appropriate that I share this with you on Cinco de Mayo. You’ll find yourself torn between eating the whole truffle in one bite, and making them last as long as possible. I think the latter is what [Read more >>]

Churro Chow {Gluten Free}

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I got the idea for Churro Chow from a coworker and I am so excited about it! Not only does it taste exactly like a churro, but it might be one of the easiest treats you could ever make. It’s addictively good and I can’t help but think of my little sister and the summer my family [Read more >>]