Strawberry Fritter Bites

Strawberry Fritter Bites

Good morning everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Not a lot accomplished around here. Kids went to the lake and a baseball game, I read a book, cleaned the house and just generally tried to relax. I’ve noticed these days I’m more or less wanting to relax when I have free time than to go go go like I used to. Don’t get me wrong, I love going and exploring but sometimes I need to appreciate the slow parts of life. Read more

Butterfinger Marshmallow Popcorn

Butterfinger Marshmallow Popcorn

I hope everyone had a good weekend. It was hot here in Minnesota the past few days! Yesterday we had a heat warning out across the state. I don’t know about you guys, but if you have ever been to Minnesota in the summer the humidity can be a beyotch. It was over 100 with the humidity today. I literally walked out of my house and my glasses fogged up. I can honestly say that has never happened to me in the summer. The winter yes, summer no. Read more

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Can you believe it’s already Wednesday? This week is going quickly, which I love. I am so ready for the weekend. Looking forward to doing a whole bunch of nothing. I bought the kids a new little pool since our other one had a hole in it and they popped the end of our slip n slide. Don’t even get me started on our sprinkler. My daughter will scream bloody murder if that awful thing comes near her. Honestly it is an unfounded fear, but hey she’s almost 2 so I guess I can’t blame her. Read more

Almond Cheesecake Bars

Almond Cheesecake Bars

So I have always wanted to open my own bakery. Haven’t we all? My favorite bakery is about an hour from here and it is definitely worth the drive! They have these things that are called dream whips and I would kill for them. They are a chocolate cake topped with a flavored mousse (chocolate, caramel, cherry, peanut butter) and then dipped in chocolate ganache! It is my dream to one day recreate this. At this point I haven’t attempted it yet.  Read more

Patriotic Puppy Chow

Patriotic Puppy Chow 2

Who’s ready for the 4th of July? I have been having fun looking at all these creative ideas that everyone is coming up with with the red, white and blue patriotic theme! Unfortunately in Minnesota fireworks are highly regulated and we are only allowed the sad little baby ones like sparklers. Luckily we live less than an hour from the South Dakota state border and are able to go get the fun expensive ones, shhhhh.  Read more

Butter Nut Cake

Butter Nut Cake

So I seriously struggled on naming this dish. Do you ever get those days? Yeah, I had no idea so this is the best I could come up with. So take it our leave it! But seriously, you’ll wanna take it. This cake! THIS CAKE! I loved this cake so much. The whole thing asked to be in my belly. Unfortunately me and that area aren’t getting along right now, so it had to settle for a few slices here and there with the rest almost taken from me.  Read more

Strawberry Cheesecake Cookie Salad

Strawberry Cheesecake Cookie Salad

Happy Monday people! Hope everyone had an amazing weekend. Ours went pretty well, as you all know we had our garage sale, but I’m not going to go over that again. Yesterday I took my boys on a date to go see Jurassic World. If you haven’t seen it, I recommend going to see it! I very much enjoyed it, and my boys did as well! I was a sceptic at first but was so pleased on how it turned out! Read more

Oreo Ice Cream Cake

Oreo Ice Cream Cake

So this totally happened. Yup, this beast is now my pride and joy. I feel so creative and culinary. Even know I don’t think culinary really applies to this because most of this bad boy is no bake and the freezer does all the work. I just assemble. But look at it! My hubby who is the biggest sweets hater of all time told me it was awesome. HUGE smile from this girl.  Read more