Star Wars Movie Party Cookies

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A long time ago, in a kitchen far, far away…. It is a time of unrest. Star Wars: Episode VII was only days away from Awakening the Force and movie tickets burned holes in our pockets. A fierce battle raged between the forces of good, desserts seeking justice and peace, and the dark side, veggies seeking only to [Read more >>]

Yard Line Cookies

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Football season is almost here! I’ll admit, I don’t know a whole lot about football, but I like watching the games and it’s always a great excuse to gather friends and eat some good food! The extent of my football knowledge is the rules can be confusing and fantasy football is a big deal. That’s about it. So I always make sure I bring good treats to make up [Read more >>]

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 >>]

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 >>]

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 >>]

Margarita Cake Balls

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Margaritas. You can get them blended, on the rocks, in a can with beer, in a salt-rimmed glass the size of your head, and in candy like suckers and jelly beans. Just when you think the margarita has been served up in all the ways possible, along comes… The Margarita Cake Ball. These little delights [Read more >>]

Easter Bunny Pretzels

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  When these cute Bunny Pretzels were originally posted two years ago, we had almost a foot of snow still on the ground and the snowman population was higher than what one hopes for in the spring. This year we have robins reappearing, buds on the trees, and grass that is almost green! Spring and [Read more >>]

Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Cookies

Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Cookies

I absolutely, positively cannot apologize for posting Valentine’s recipes early. For one, it’s my job. The second the Christmas candy goes on clearance and the heart-shaped candies come out, it’s game-on. And secondly, everyone is all rah-rah kale and diets in January. Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to run from the kale and ruin [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 >>]