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 >>]

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 >>]

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 >>]

Vanilla Dipped Blueberries

Vanilla Dipped Blueberries - the perfect light snack!

This summer has been c-r-a-z-y. A good type of crazy though – besides the fact that it’s slipping by all too fast! Isn’t that always the case? Things I’ve accomplished this summer: road trip to Colorado with the pups, horseback riding, restaurant hopping, volunteering, traveling for work… Things that I haven’t been so good at [Read more >>]

Red, White & Blue Party Sprinkle Cups

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I loved this simple idea from the moment I saw it on Tonia’s blog, The Gunny Sack.Who doesn’t want to drink out of a cup that is rimmed with sprinkles!? They couldn’t be more simple! If you’re looking for a cute idea for a party – this is it. I am now tempted to make [Read more >>]

S’more Grahamwiches

S'more Grahamwiches

4th of July…it’s approaching. And all too fast, because apparently MotherNatureMinneapolis can’t seem to get it’s act together. Somedays I feel like I live in Seattle, except for the brief period I was in Austin for the BlogHer Food Conference (more on that later). Enough complaining, because I truly can’t wait until July arrives. That means [Read more >>]

The Easiest Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Cones

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Waffle cone or sugar cone? I’ll admit, I’m not typically a waffle cone girl, the sugar cones are just way better. …until you bring chocolate into the picture. These are now totally edible. Sorry sugar cones, you have been replaced. And then when you add chopped pecans, *sigh*. I love ice cream and it deserves [Read more >>]

Easy S’more Pops – 2 Ways

Easy S'more Pops - 2 ways by Miss CandiQuik

Are you ready for the easiest treat ever!? No oven, no thinking, nada. Your two year old and you could knock these out. And I have two versions for you! Pretzels or lollipop sticks.  Which one do you prefer? I’m a lollipop girl myself, but there’s definitely a benefit to the pretzels: the whole dang thing [Read more >>]

Personal Vanilla Berry Cream Pies

Personal Vanilla Berry Cream Pie (in mason jars!) from Miss CandiQuik

Ok, maybe these aren’t sooo “personal” sized. Instead, you could grab 2 spoons and share - or not. They’re actually not all that much more than a large piece of pie. You know what, you could probably even freeze these and pull out whenever the time is right. Or bring them to work! Hey, you have to [Read more >>]

Patriotic Oreo Lollipops

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Happy Friday, friends! Forecast here for the next couple of days: 90 degrees and sunny. In other words, I really didn’t feel like turning on the oven. But I still wanted something sweet and satisfying. Whoever said you can’t have your cake and eat it too?! Speaking of ‘having your cake and eating it too’, who ever came up with [Read more >>]

Toasted S’mores Bars

Toasted Marshmallow S'mores Bars from Miss CandiQuik

Did you know it’s National Marshmallow Toasting Day?!   It’s true. Officially. Check out this cute calendar for more fun excuses to eat treats holidays! What else happens when you are totally bored out of your mind? Besides bake and look at wacky calendars?!