Ice Cream Pie


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 >>]

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


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 >>]

Coffee Shortbread Cookies


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 >>]

Cinco de Mayo Mexican Spice Truffles


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 >>]

Nothing Beets a Brownie!


Raise your hand if you like beets! Am I the only one raising my hand right now? Come on guys! In honor of Earth Day, I thought it might be fun to put a vegetable twist on an older recipe. I know, I know… it’s not technically Earth Day anymore, but every day should be Earth Day, right?? I [Read more >>]

Trail Mix Clusters

Trail Mix Clusters

I’m not the biggest fan of working out, but I do love walking and hiking. There’s something so relaxing about mindlessly walking through nature, whether it be on a track at the local high school or on an actual trail somewhere on a mountain. Thankfully, there’s plenty of outdoorsy places for me to hike around [Read more >>]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Toffee

Chocolate Chip Cookie Toffee

I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m just not going to maintain a diet during the holidays. My attempts will be futile and I should just give up now. I mean, let’s face it: yesterday I kinda sorta engorged myself on turkey, stuffing, and the like. And today, I’m having leftovers of the same meal [Read more >>]

Salted Caramel Mocha Bundt Cake

Salted Caramel Mocha Bundt Cake

A List of Things I Love About Fall… 1. The changing of the leaves. Those red trees? Phenomenal! 2. Boots, boots, boots! Easily my favorite type of shoe, yearround. 3. The chillier weather. It’s so nice to snuggle up! 4. Rain. 5. Daylight Savings Time. (Did you remember to turn your clocks back!?) An extra hour [Read more >>]

Chocolate Swirl Cinnamon Buns

Choc Swirl Cinnamon Buns

Recently, I was traveling across the country and during my travel, would have to be in four different airports. Because of this, and the fact that my travel day started at the ripe ol’ time of 4am, I decided when I got to the first airport, I’d splurge on a food-court cinnamon roll. You know [Read more >>]

Candy Bag Bark

Candy Bag Bark

I really miss the ability to trick-or-treat. Now that I’m an adult, it’s not as socially acceptable anymore … which, if you think about it, is kind of bogus. I mean, I have a job. I pay my bills. I don’t get recess. I want candy, people! I think I’ve earned it, don’t you?! What’s [Read more >>]