Cranberry Raspberry Punch

cranberry raspberry punch

It is tempting to only think of hot drinks for entertaining in the winter. At least, it certainly is for me here in Minnesota. But if your house can get extremely warm with the oven on and a lot of people milling about (like my parent’s house), then something cold and refreshing is nice for […]

Homemade Turtle Bars

Homemade Turtle Bars

Do you love nuts?  I do! When it comes to baking, pecans are definitely my nut of choice. My oldest son has his piano recital tomorrow, and we have to bring a treat to share. I decided to make these homemade turtle bars which are extremely easy to transport and take very little time to […]

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Monkey Bread: Nom, Nom, Nom

Pumpkin Monkey Bread

Last month, I spied with my “pumpkin always in my mind” eye, this delicious looking pumpkin cheesecake monkey bread recipe from Pillsbury. We love the more traditional monkey bread from Pillsbury, but I was looking for something a little different. Of course nothing beats my mom’s homemade monkey bread from when I was growing up. […]

Royal Icing Pumpkin Cookies with Vines

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When it comes to home decor for fall, I love items that works well for the entire fall season.  The same could be said for great cookie ideas. These royal icing pumpkin cookies work all season long, so learn how to make them and you’ll be golden year after year.  Make them to celebrate the […]

Caramel Apple Oatmeal Bars

Caramel Apple Oatmeal Bars

These past few weeks I’ve been drowning in apples from my apple tree. I was super excited about having so many apples so I could easily make my slow cooker spiced applesauce and slow cooker apple butter. But I wanted to make a dessert as well. One that actually took more than a cup or […]

Pumpkin Raisin Bread to Tempt Your Taste Buds

Pumpkin Raisin Bread Recipe

Last Friday it was raining, again. That was the case almost all last week, unfortunately. But when it is cold and dreary outside, one of my favorite things to do is bake. And since my two year old absolutely loves helping me in the kitchen, it became a fun project for us as well. I […]

Grilled Apple and Honey Chicken Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

grilled apple honey chicken salad

This past weekend we enjoyed sunny weather with temperatures of 80 degrees. That is almost unheard of this time of year in Minnesota. It was another great opportunity to use the outdoor grill before cold weather sets in. My husband and I had just finished […]

20 of the Best Cupcake Recipes

Best Cupcake Recipes

I love cupcakes! I’m not a huge cake eater. I admit, that sounds strange given I love baked goods so much. But I’m not a huge fan of traditional butter cream frosting. I need it in small doses. But I do love unique frosting with fun flavor pairings. And I’d do almost anything for a […]

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