Wine & Chocolate Cake Bites


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 >>]

Earth Day Treats and 11 Green Kitchen Tips!

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Tree-hugger… Nature-lover… Hippie… Whatever you can think of along these lines, I’ve probably been called it. Even when I was little, my favorite show was Captain Planet (what a dreamboat…) and my favorite book was The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. It’s still one of my favorite books, so it only makes sense that this little, orange environmentalist makes [Read more >>]

Easter Best Peeps


Around this time every year, Peeps start to come out in hordes. They’re literally everywhere which is ok with me because I love these little creatures, but I love them even more when they’re coated in chocolate or vanilla. As I recently shared over on Instagram, there are two kinds of people when it comes [Read more >>]

Champagne Cake Pops and Bites


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


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 >>]

Pumpkin Truffles and a Cornucopia of Thanksgiving Desserts!


Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I’m sure many of you already have your table settings ready to go and menus planned down to the wine pairings. Then there’s me… I will be hosting a small Thanksgiving dinner at my house and don’t have the slightest clue what will be served alongside the turkey. However, I DO [Read more >>]

Pumpkin Spice Cake Bites


When it comes to determining the actual start of fall, there are three types of people: the summer-break-is-over-and-school-has-begun folks, team fall-equinox-is-the-official-start-of-the-season, and last but certainly not least we have the pumpkin-spice-latte-is-back-and-so-my-life-is-complete crew. Regardless of which party you belong to, can we all just agree that fall is pretty darn awesome? With fresh school supplies, Halloween, the smell of crunchy leaves, my birthday (please, [Read more >>]

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 [Read more >>]

Cherry (Cake) Bombs!


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, being pulled behind a boat while holding on for dear life (hopefully on a tube or waterskis), and watching the parade — as fun as they are, they pale 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 >>]

No-Bake Apple Streusel Cheesecake


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 >>]