Chocolate Chip Cookie Butter Scones

These scones may make any English tea lover cringe, but they are ranking pretty high in my book for a sweet breakfast indulgence. If you’ve never had cookie butter from Trader Joes – do yourself a favor and run there ASAP and buy two jars. The first one you will notice disappears with only a …

Plum Torte

Sometimes life just calls for a torte. For no reason at all, other than to celebrate fresh ingredients that are in season. They seem so fancy, but are truly quite simple to make. While the weather in Minneapolis has been grey and rainy over the past few days, it’s given my girls and me some …

Peach Sweet Rolls

These rolls…I don’t even know where to begin. These are dedicated to my sweet sister who loves food as much as I do – and agrees to be my taste tester whenever I need one. Today was such a day that I invited her over to lunch so our kids could play, we could rely on one another …

Summer Rhubarb Bread

Summer.  It deserves its own sentence. It’s sweet, delicious & exudes happiness. If this bread was in the dictionary, it would be listed under summer! Rhubarb is in its prime in Minnesota right now and I grabbed some at my local farmers market last weekend with this recipe in mind.  Rhubarb transports me back to summers …

Dark Chocolate Brownies – Gluten Free

Every now and again, this girl needs some chocolate. It’s like a warm blanket on a cold day; pair it with a cup of coffee…it’s almost as good as a beach vacation. Both sides of our family has a few members who struggle with gluten, so I’m always looking for new ways to bring either …

Spiced Apple & Oat Bread

Autumn in Minnesota is an incredibly beautiful time of the year. The colors, the smells, the crisp air…it leaves me in awe every year. It’s also a fantastic time to utilize the fresh apples that are bursting with flavor. One of my favorites is the Honeycrisp variety and we typically go through a dozen a …

Mojito Shortbread Cookies

There’s something about a mojito that takes me back to the pre-kids years and traveling with my hubby. Warm sandy beaches, a beautiful ocean kissing the horizon and sitting hand in hand sipping a mojito: these are a few of my favorite things. Call me fräulein Maria. These cookies are the confectionary equivalent of a …

Cranberry Apple Sharlotka

I don’t have any Russian heritage, but there are many things I love about Russian cuisine. Sharlotka is one of them. {And vodka. I appreciate a good vodka as well.} Sweet, airy cake and fruit combine together so delicately yet so easily; what’s not to love?  This cake would be a lovely alternative to the …

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