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Give me any roasted veggies + I’m an insanely happy woman. Put them in dip form, and the entire house is happy. (Definitely me most of all.) This dip is a nod to the eggplant dip from Black Sheep Pizza in Minneapolis, which never disappoints.

Its creamy, roasted flavors pair well with just about anything.
Especially when consumed sipping a crisp Rosé or Sauv Blanc.

I used large aubergines for this dip, and peeled them to avoid the bitter exteriors. If you use smaller ones, feel free to leave the peels on for added depth of flavor.

We’ll be noshing on this tonight whilst watching the Golden Globes, but definitely making it again in the foreseeable future. Cheers from my kitchen to yours!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 large eggplants, peeled + diced into uniform sized cubes
  • 4 cloves of roasted garlic
  • 1/4 cup EVOO + 3 tbsp, divided
  • 1/2 jar roasted red peppers + 1/4 cup of the liquid from the jar
  • 4 oz. parmesan cheese, cubed
  • salt + pepper

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Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. Slice the top quarter of the garlic head off + place in aluminum foil. Drizzle with 1 tbsp of the EVOO + seal. Put it in the corner of the parchment lined pan. Fill the rest of the pan with the peeled + diced eggplant. Drizzle with 2 tbsp of EVOO and salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for 30-40 minutes.
  3. Add the roasted eggplant, red peppers + liquid, garlic cloves, 1/4 cup EVOO + cubed parmesan cheese pieces to a food processor. Puree until you get a smooth consistency.
  4. Place the dip in an oven safe dish and return to the oven for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven, drizzle with additional EVOO if desired + serve with toasted bread, chips, crackers or raw veggies.

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Christmas is one of my favorite times for so many reasons – and as more Christmases pass by, the more intense my focus on creating vivid memories with family becomes. There is no other holiday that stirs up memories of my childhood as much as this one. There were always weekends spent together in my grandma’s small apple studded kitchen baking, where the scents of coffee mixed with baked goods + laughter the main theme song. My grandma’s laugh filled the room, and her love palpable. Her hugs were as warm as the coffee and when she spoke with you, her focus was on nothing but your words.

She was one of the kindest women I’ve ever met.

This recipe for gingerbread is hers – and my mom’s favorite. As the story goes, after I was born (in the middle of summer) my mom’s only request was for my grandma’s gingerbread. She snuck it into the hospital for my mom, and I can see both women enjoying it knowing not a nurse or doctor could challenge them otherwise. When the women in our family put their mind to something – especially out of love – nothing stands in our way. We are a determined bunch.

These can be made as cut outs + decorated per your whim – or for a simpler treat, bake them in a 9×13 pan as bars. A cinnamon frosting slathered atop them is glorious. I used a decorator icing to pipe, and my girls frosted some then topped with sprinkles. They’re also lovely on their own.

For any gluten free bakers, I substituted Bob’s Red Mill cup for cup Gluten Free flour and they turned out wonderfully.

From my kitchen to yours, enjoy baking with those you love this season!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup room temp butter (my grandma used shortening. I’m a butter girl.)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 room temp eggs
  • 5 cups AP flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. all spice
  • 1 tsp. cloves

For the Royal Icing:

  • 1 lb powder sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp. whole milk
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract (use Mexican Vanilla if you want a pure white icing)

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 375. Line baking sheets with parchment paper/silpat liner.
  2. Mix the first 4 ingredients well. Add in remaining ingredients and mix until incorporated.
  3. Roll out evenly on a clean surface + cut with your favorite cookie cutters. Repeat with the scraps until all the dough has been used.
  4. Bake cookies 8-10 minutes.
  5. Transfer to a cooling rack + allow to cool completely before frosting/decorating.
  6. Mix the icing by combining the three ingredients until a thick icing is formed. You want it thick enough to avoid running through a piping bag. Add more milk if too dry, more powder sugar if too wet.
  7. Store in a cool, dry place or freeze until a few hours before serving.

 

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Printable Recipe
Printable Recipe

Tacos are most definitely a food group in our home. They’re a regular on the menu every week, and that’s because tacos are an already delicious main on their own – but everyone can customize their meal without leaving me feeling like a short order cook.  From the simplest two ingredient taco to one mounded with 10 toppings, everybody at the table wins.

Whenever we make tacos, I make a few different filling options for the umami ingredient. My girls love shredded chicken, my husband the standard ground beef and I fluctuate from shrimp to veggie on any given week. But tacos are so simple to repurpose into meals for leftovers – be it in a bowl, burrito, quesadilla or salad.

I recently stepped back into eating a primarily plant based diet, and wanted to expand some options in our taco night repertoire. Into my fridge I went seeking out whatever veggies I had and found 1/2 a carton of cremini mushrooms my husband had used to top pizzas a few days prior. I hate wasting food, but quite honestly I dislike mushrooms almost as much. But I was determined to take on a good challenge and I’m so happy with the results.

The mushrooms on their own were great, but pairing them with slow simmered black beans made this one of my favorite new ways to eat tacos…and that’s saying something. Full of umami and flavor – I invite you to make these for even the biggest omnivore you know!

Recipe yields 4 heartily stuffed tacos.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 carton organic cremini mushrooms, washed + chopped into uniform pieces
  • 1 yellow onion, diced into similar size pieces as the mushrooms and divided in half
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp garlic salt, divided
  • 3 tsp. chili powder, divided
  • 1 can organic black beans – unstrained
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 4 tbsp EVOO, divided
  • 5 green onions, chopped
  • Flour or soft corn tortillas, lightly blackened on the stovetop+ all your favorite toppings for tacos (may I suggest avocado, cheese, raw onion, jalapeño peppers, and fresh cilantro.) You do you here!

 

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Method:

  1. In a medium size sauce pan, pour in the can of black beans + their liquid. Add the chopped green onions + 1/2 chopped yellow onion, minced garlic, 2 tbsp EVOO, 1.5 tsp chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder + 1 tsp garlic salt to the beans. Simmer on low, covered for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  2. For the last 10 minutes of the beans simmering, add the remaining 1/2 yellow onion, chopped mushrooms, 2 tbsp EVOO, 2 tbsp butter, 1.5 tsp chili powder + 1 tsp garlic salt to a medium size sauté pan. Sauté on medium heat, stirring occasionally until the mixture becomes a warm brown color + the onions translucent.
  3. Assemble your tacos with equal parts beans and mushrooms, then top with your favorite ingredients. I topped mine with raw red or white onion, fresh avocado slices, cheddar cheese, peppers + loads of fresh cilantro.

*note – I’m a firm believer in using the best quality ingredients that fit your budget. I shop organic as much as possible to both limit GMOs and also enjoy the quality of flavor each ingredient boasts. 

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Gather with the friends, family or people you love most + share tacos together.

Practice hospitality.

Cheers from my kitchen to yours!

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I love sharing freshly baked cookies with people. Not only that, but the baking process is linked to a strong sense of nostalgia for me. It brings me back to being a little girl in my grandma’s kitchen, elbow deep in cookie dough with the aromas of freshly baked cookies and coffee filling my senses. Her laugh floods my senses just as much as the aromas of her tiny little kitchen, bursting at the seams with love.

These cookies are a chewy, sweet marriage of chocolate and coconut. Think chocolate chip cookie meets a coconut macaroon. The key is subbing out butter for Philosophie’s Cacao Magic Superfood Coconut Butter.

As a mom, I aim to practice balance and try to teach my girls the same. To me, that means controlling the quality of ingredients in what we eat. There’s no lack of baking or treats in my home. I don’t give them sugar every day, but when the sweet treats do appear in the kitchen, it’s with a strong degree of filtering out ingredients and ensuring they’re ones of quality.

I’m so glad I discovered Philosophie. Creator, Sophie Jaffe is a mom of three, health and wellness expert, entrepreneur and all around real mama hoping to inspire others to live in an authentic + healthy way. Do yourself a favor and head to their site to browse around. Personally, I love adding their plant based superfoods to my pantry – because they’re quality made superfoods that actually taste good! I also love supporting another mama on a mission of wellness + authenticity!

This recipe yields 24 cookies. Enjoy, from my kitchen to yours!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 jar (6 oz.) Philosophie Cacao Magic coconut butter
  • 1/2 cup (packed) organic brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup organic pure maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate almond milk (feel free to sub regular almond milk)
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1.5 cup 1:1 gluten free flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 bag chocolate chips

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Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line 2 baking sheets with silpat liners or parchment paper.
  2. Cream together the coconut butter, brown sugar and maple syrup for 2 minutes. Mix in the egg, almond milk + vanilla.
  3. Mix in the flour and baking powder until combined, then stir in chocolate chips – being careful not to over mix the dough.
  4. Spoon out 1 tbsp balls onto your lined baking sheets. Gently press them down with your palm before baking.
  5. Bake 10-12 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Store in a container in a cool, dry environment.

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In my mind, a local co-op should be a staple in your grocery shopping repertoire. Better yet, become an owner in a co-op! Not only will you get amazing deals by being an owner, but you’ll play an integral part in supporting local farmers and purveyors of locally sourced foods. It’s the next best thing to being able to shake hands with the farmer who feeds you – a luxury we don’t always have in the metropolitan area.

The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul have a large offering of co-ops smattered amongst them and I love stopping at each on of them as often as possible. When two great ones in Minneapolis reached out to partner, I immediately jumped at the chance to help promote their offerings.

Wedge and Linden Hills both believe that access to healthy foods promotes strong communities. Not only that, but they work tirelessly to engage in the community, supporting the people who live there with various activities and CSA programs. I absolutely love their goal to encourage education and activism on sustainability, health and nutrition related issues. This is speaking my love language, right here!

One of their partners is Local Crate, which are chef inspired meal kits with as many locally sourced and sustainable ingredients as possible. The kits these co-ops offer change seasonally and meals can be viewed on their site.

(click here for a list of their summer offerings.)

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What you’ll find inside the crate are easy to follow step by step directions and
pre-portioned ingredients. From start to finish, you can expect to create a chef
inspired meal for two in under 30 minutes.

As much as I adore creating nutritious meals for my family, having little to think about with meal prep or ingredients every now and again is a welcomed retreat in the kitchen. The meal highlighted below was a Roasted Chicken Shawarma Bowl with Tzatziki, of which my husband and I devoured during a mid-week date night at home.

What I really love (as much as the beautiful ingredients and easy to follow instructions) is that you can create a meal at home with ingredients you may not feel comfortable buying in a large quantity at the store before tasting.

The meal kits are also perfect for the novice or advanced home chef alike.

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If you’ve never made Chicken Shawarma – buying the various seasonings in bulk for a dish may feel intimidating. Yet with these meal kits, it’s all included inside and allows you to create a dish that may feel completely outside your comfort zone worry free.

On the other hand, the well seasoned at home cook can also enjoy a night where they can “take a night off” and simply enjoy the ease and comfort of preparing a meal without all the planning and shopping beforehand.

Whatever your skill level in the kitchen – do yourself a favor and head to one of these
co-ops, pick up a Local Crate meal and some other locally sourced goodies, pour yourself a glass of wine…and let the fun begin!

Cheers, from my kitchen dinner table (via Wedge, Linden Hills and Local Crate) to yours!

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*This post was sponsored by Wedge and Linden Hills Co-Ops,
but the reviews and opinions are all my own.

Our family is big on snacks in between meals, and I’m always encouraging my girls to choose healthy snack options as much as possible. My youngest and I can often be found snacking on carrots and hummus, and it’s quickly become one of my favorite go to options. The really beautiful thing about hummus is that it’s such a blank canvas for flavors. From smokey eggplant to jalapeño, I haven’t found one hummus I don’t enjoy.

I particularly love this blend for it’s peppery notes from the red lentils. Lentils are a great source of protein – but they’re also dense in folate, iron and manganese. I try to provide my family with plant based sources of iron as much as possible, and often “sneak” lentils into soups, chili or this creamy hummus. They also pack a great punch of B6 vitamin, which is key for brain and nervous system functions.

Edit this recipe as you see fit with fresh herbs or spice. I decided to whir in some red pepper flakes at the last minute to give it a little more kick. Fresh jalapeños would compliment the lentils as well. I love hummus with a tiny bit of texture, so I didn’t puree it until it was velvety smooth, though you certainly can. Finish it off with some extra EVOO drizzled atop and fresh herbs or more red pepper flakes. We love to dip fresh raw veggies, crackers or bean chips into our hummus; but choose what you love most. Enjoy and thanks for stopping by! Cheers from my kitchen to yours.

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Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup cooked red lentils
  • 15 oz. can organic chickpeas, drained
  • 1/4 cup organic tahini
  • 1/4 cup EVOO, plus more for drizzling
  • juice of 1 small lemon
  • 1 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp cane sugar
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic salt (I added just a touch more at the end)
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes (optional) plus more for garnish

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Method:

  1. Rinse lentils and cook according to the package instructions. (I cooked 1 cup dried lentils and had a bit leftover of which I used in another dish.)
  2. Add all ingredients to a food processor and puree until you get desired texture. If you prefer your hummus a bit thinner, add a little more EVOO.
  3. Transfer to a serving bowl and chill. Drizzle with EVOO and any other garnish you’d like, then serve with your favorite crunchy snack.

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Black + White Cookies

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FACT: I absolutely cannot watch horror/thriller movies. My overactive imagination prevents me from separating fiction from fact and runs wild. Then I get the craziest nightmares. Being we have two littles who are known to throw middle of the night raves, we don’t need help in the loss of sleep department.

So when I chose Get Out as the film to theme a dish around for an Oscar’s recipe roundup with some talented ladies (see below for a full list of recipes,) I had to laugh at myself a little. I then did what seemed most logical and read the entire synopsis online vs watching it. (Still got nightmares btw.)

Without giving away too much of the plot line: the movie stems around an interracial couple, Rose and Chris. They go away for the weekend to meet Rose’s parents. Chris notices very unusual behavior from the black housekeeper and groundskeeper at the family home. Her parents, a hypnotherapist and a neurosurgeon, have a horrifying way of combining black and white and the weekend strays far from what Chris (or the viewer) would ever anticipate.

These cookies are a much sweeter end than the movie produces (seriously twisted ending to the movie) but are a great recipe to bring to your Oscar’s parties as a nod to the best picture nominated film, Get Out.

I also happen to be a huge Seinfeld fan and can never talk about a Black + White Cookie without thinking about that episode. “Oh look Elaine, the black and white cookie. I love the black and white. Two races of flavor living side by side in harmony.”

The batter is thick and produces a very cake-like, dome shaped cookie. Because a.) I have an affinity for cake-like cookies, and b.) they taste better. Total fact. IT’S A CAKE IN COOKIE FORM!! Sorry for the yelling. I just get really excited about this.

Once cooled, you flip them over and frost the flat side. With the most gooey and decadent white + chocolate glazes. The recipe yields approximately 10-12 large cookies. This recipe makes a delicious gluten free version that no one is the wiser, but you can sub out your favorite AP flour if you’re not running in the GF crowd.

One thing to note: as soon as you mix the ingredients together, don’t over mix and spoon the dough out onto two baking sheets then bake immediately. The baking soda reacts once it combines with the wet ingredients and the longer you let the batter sit, the less evenly the cookies will bake.

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Ingredients:

For the cookies:

  • 1/2 cup room temp butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1.5 cups 1:1 GF flour mix (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
  • pinch salt
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda

For the frosting:

  • 2 cups powder sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup boiling water, divided (you may not use it all)
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 2.8 oz. dark chocolate

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Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Cream together butter and sugar. Then mix in the eggs, vanilla and milk.
  3. Stir in dry ingredients until combined.
  4. Spoon out heaping tablespoons of the dough onto silpat lined baking sheets. (The cookies will be approximately 4″ in diameter once baked.)
  5. Bake 8-10 minutes until edges are golden brown. After 5 minutes, transfer to wire racks and cool completely.
  6. While the cookies cool, make the frosting by whisking 1 cup of the powder sugar in a mixing bowl with 1/8 cup of the hot water. If it’s too thick, add 1 tbsp. at a time of the hot water until it reaches a thick, spreadable consistency.
  7. Spread the white frosting on half of each cooled cookie.
  8. In a saucepan over low heat, melt the chocolate and butter until combined.
  9. Repeat step 6 then add the melted chocolate/butter mixture. Spread the  chocolate frosting on the other half of each cookie.
  10. EAT THE COOKIES!

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To find a full menu inspired by the best pictures, follow the links below:

Dunkirk: Strawberry Brie Crostinis from Sharon of The Honour System


Call Me By Your Name: Peach Focaccia from Kara of K&R Adventures


Get Out: Black and White Cookies from Julia of Girl Meets Kitchen


Lady Bird: Orange Baked Chicken Sandwiches from Alice of Dining With Alice


Phantom Thread: Mushroom Toasts from Haley of Cheap Recipe Blog


The Post: Orange Vanilla Martinis from Holly and Lane of With Two Spoons


The Shape of Water: Tuna Fish and Avocado Appetizer from Greta of Pickles Travel

Best Picture Oscars 2018 Pinterest

Thanks for stopping by!

xx
Julia

Cinnamon Spiced Latte

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There’s something warm and deliciously comforting about this cup of Joe. It’s perfect for snuggling up with a loved one or gathering round the table and sharing a story or two while slowly sipping. I also love that there’s nothing artificial in it. It’s not overly complicated or sugary; just a warm dark and spiced cup of love.

Normally, I’m a cold brew kind of gal. No matter what the season, my husband and I drink about two and half gallons per week. It’s a quick go to on our way out the door or sipping at my desk each morning. You can find my recipe for it here. But this one is going to be used on days where we’re stuck inside due to a blizzard or simply want an afternoon treat. It feels celebratory for some reason.

Even though it feels celebratory, it’s incredibly simple to make. It’s also dairy free. Substitute whole milk should you so choose. I love the creaminess the Almond milk adds. I use unsweetened Almond milk, but if you use vanilla or sweetened simply omit the maple syrup to avoid an overtly sugary drink. Cheers!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 brewed cups of your favorite coffee
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, divided
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp allspice

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Directions:

  1. Brew your coffee and divide between two large mugs, approximately 3/4 full.
  2. While coffee is brewing, add 3/4 cup of the almond milk plus the cinnamon, all spice and maple syrup in a small saucepan and whisk over medium high heat for 5 minutes.
  3. Pour the spiced almond milk into each coffee mug of coffee.
  4. Use the reserved almond milk and use a frother to create a foam. Top each drink. (optional)
  5. Sprinkle each latte with ground cinnamon + serve hot.

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Brownie Crisp Cookies

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Happy New Year, everyone! I’m eager to get back into the kitchen to create recipes for this little space ‘girl meets kitchen.’ It’s a space I love to share with you and my goal for 2018 – both here and in life – is to be a source of love and encouragement.

Joy. Laughter. Love. Grace. These are the longings of my heart for my family and for yours.

I know I’m not alone when I say that I face varying emotions over life’s constant busy-ness; the host of duties and distractions that “require” our attention. I spent a good part of 2017’s latter half re-evaluating what deserved my undivided attention.

faith. family. friendships. passions. career.

What resulted was God showing me areas of my life that needed more attention. Cultivating love and living out God’s grace to my family were on the very top of that list. Ultimately I wanted to ensure that what I poured my energy into was done with the purpose of serving others. This also meant that a few of my passions took a temporary back seat.

 I spend a large amount of time in my kitchen. From mundane to magnificent, the meals that are prepared in that space are always derived out of and chalk full of love. I hope that if you stumble upon a recipe here + make it in your kitchen, you’re able to share it with others and that the food produces a shared gathering and love. From my kitchen to yours.

The inspiration for these cookies combines three favorite desserts into one. The richness of a brownie + the softness of a cookie + the light crunch of a rice crispy bar. The batter is thick + gooey and is also meant to enjoyed.

Savor life’s little moments! Thanks for stopping by.

Recipe yields approximately 3 dozen cookies.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter, room temp
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup organic cane sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temp
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate almond milk
  • 2 tbsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups gluten free cup for cup flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill. Sub AP flour for non gluten free bars!)
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups One Degree brand Brown Rice Cocao Rice Crisps Veganic Cereal (you can certainly substitute rice krispy treats here!)
  • 10 oz. bag of mini chocolate chips

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Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a large mixing bowl or in your Kitchen Aid mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the sugars, butter, eggs, + vanilla. Mix in the chocolate almond milk.
  3. Add dry ingredients + mix until just combined.
  4. Fold in the brown rice crisp cereal + mini chips.
  5. Spoon out 1 tbsp rounds or use a cookie scoop onto baking sheets.
  6. Bake 11-13 minutes. Let sit 5 minutes before removing from the baking sheets, then cool completely on a wire rack.

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Fire Roasted Herb Butter Corn on the Cob

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August is upon us in the beautiful state of Minnesota, which means we are in the final lap of summer break. This time of year always seems to fly by as we soak up the remaining weeks before another year of school begins. The days are still deliciously warm, the sunlight doesn’t wean until well past 8 pm, and I relish summer activities with my girls. In all honesty, August is typically the month in which I bury my head in the sand and pretend autumn and back to school isn’t looming around the corner. Each season and stage of life has it’s beauty, but there’s just something about summer break that feels like a favorite lounging chair with a good book.

There is always a highlight to the end of August in the Twin Cities, and that is the Great Minnesota Get Together, our State Fair. People travel from all across the Midwest to attend – and the sights, activities and food are no small offering! From Sweet Martha’s Cookies to anything on a stick, everyone I know has a favorite staple of which they can’t visit the fair without consuming.

For me, it’s the corn on the cob booth. The smell of fire roasted corn, still in their husks mixed with tubs of melted butter is unmistakable. There’s bits of burnt husk flying around in the breeze and people young and old nibbling at the cobs with butter dripping down their arms. It’s a 10 plus napkin kind of snack, and it brings me fond memories of when I was a teenager snacking at the fair with my family.

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This recipe is an homage to said food stand at the Great Minnesota Get Together. It’s incredibly simple to make, and celebrates the freshest produce of summer with locally grown corn and herbs from my garden. Albeit you can make this year round, nothing compares to a sublimely fresh piece of produce in the peak of it’s harvest season. Recipe yields 6 ears of corn – but there is enough herb butter for 12. I used the remaining half of my herb butter the following week tossed with a gluten free pasta and sautéed vegetables, which left me equally satisfied.

There are a bunch of really talented bloggers who have created copycat recipes from the Great Minnesota Get Together, and we’ve teamed up to share them with you in a recipe round up!

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Below are the links to these recipes:

Vegan Nachos: Kelly & Dustin with Dining Duster
Watermelon Kombucha Slushie: Sharon with The Honour System
Breakfast Pronto Pups: Janel with Nellie Bellie
Fried Pickles with Sriracha Ranch Dip: Greta with Pickles Travel Blog
Cinnamon Sugar Mini Donuts: Lane & Holly with With Two Spoons
State Fair Cookies: Alice with Dining with Alice
Corn fritters + maple butter: Haley with Cheap Recipe Blog

What’s your favorite part of your local State Fair? I’d love to hear!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy!

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Ingredients:

  • 6 stalks of locally grown organic corn, still in their husks
  • 1 stick organic butter at room temp
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, finely chopped
  • salt + pepper to taste

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Method:

  1. Place the room temperature butter in a bowl and add in the freshly diced herbs. Stir until well combined. You can leave the butter at room temp for coating each cob, or make the butter in advance and store in the fridge. To store, wrap and roll in parchment paper and store up to 1 week. (see photo)
  2. Peel back the corn husks halfway to remove the silk from the cobs, enclosing each cob with the husk once removed. You want each cob to be covered as much as possible to protect them from burning.
  3. Place the cobs with their husks repositioned in an ice water bath for 30 minutes to ensure they don’t start on fire during the grilling process.
  4. Preheat your gas grill to medium heat.
  5. Gently dry off the excess water from the cobs and place them on the grill, directly over the fire,
  6. Rotate each cob every 5 minutes for a total cook time of 15-20 minutes. Remove from grill.
  7. Peel back the husks and generously spread each cob with the herb butter. Finish with salt and pepper + enjoy!

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