Wine & Chocolate Cake Bites

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Mother’s Day is on Sunday! Have you called your mother lately? I’ll wait while you do… I don’t even know how to begin thanking my mom for everything she has done for my sister and me. I mean, the woman gave us life, how do I thank her for that with a card?? “Happy Mother’s Day, [Read more >>]

Champagne Cake Pops and Bites

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I’m a complete sucker for Valentine’s Day. It all began way back in Mrs. Goldberg’s kindergarten class when we got to decorate our Valentine’s Day boxes. We covered those babies with so much glitter and stickers they would have made Lisa Frank proud. In addition to working tirelessly to transform plain shoeboxes into something that really represented who you [Read more >>]

Easy Cookie Cutter Fudge

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Hot holiday hint: everyone loves edible gifts. I like baking for people because one can only have so many pairs of slippers or mini bottles of scented lotion, but there really is no such thing as too many desserts. Especially around the holidays, am I right?! Fudge has always been one of my favorite holiday treats [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 [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 >>]

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 an entire 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 some [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 >>]

Nothing Beets a Brownie!

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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

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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

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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 >>]