Dark Chocolate Scones with Salted Butterscotch Caramel

I’ve found myself on a dark chocolate kick lately! I want to try it in everything and indulge in the rich deep flavors and complexity it adds to a dish, and of course to desserts! For some time now, I’ve been spying the Hershey’s “Special Dark” cocoa powder popping up in various recipes, like this one here. After my usual amount of procrastination, I finally decided to go grab a

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Caramel Apple Tart with a Cornmeal Cheddar Crust

October is all about warmth, comfort and “nesting”, wouldn’t you agree? I find myself craving warm soups like nobodies business and dusting off my far too large collection of winter scarves, that I’ve had packed away all summer long. I pull out the big blankets and look forward to movie nights when I can burrow under them with a glass of wine and finally relax. My days are filled with

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Fried Green Tomato BLT with Whipped Rosemary Feta

With the gardening season wrapping up, I’ve found myself with more green tomatoes than I knew what to do with! This was my first year with an actual garden that wasn’t comprised of a few small pots on my small apartment deck. So in my joyous excitement, I may have gone a bit overboard in the number of tomato plants I put into the ground. Like 10 plants overboard.  After

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The Best Guacamole EVER!

Happy National Guacamole Day everyone! That’s right, there’s actually a holiday where we celebrate mashed up avocados, haha! But seeing as I REALLY LOVE me some guac, I decided to jump right in on the festivities and make the family my favorite guacamole recipe! In my humble opinion, this is probably the best guacamole ever! Like EVER! However, it’s not traditional by any means. So if that’s what you are in

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Currently Loving // Falling for Fall

The wonderful and magically season we call Fall is here and I’m over the moon! With it brings a soft crispness in the air, leaves that turn brilliant shades of copper and golden sunshine, a wardrobe full of thick sweaters to snuggle up in and juicy apples ripe for the picking. Gone are lazy days soaking up the sun at the beach and weekend barbecues with friends and family. However,

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Blueberry + Roasted Peach Ice Cream Sandwiches

Okay, so these Blueberry + Roasted Peach Ice Cream Sandwiches are feeling a little behind, especially with how fall-like the weather has been here in Minneapolis. However, I’m not complaining as I LOVE Fall! Then again, maybe this is me inwardly denying the fact that I’m not ready for what comes after fall… the bad word which will remain unmentioned. Therefore I just may be doing what ever I can

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Oven Roasted Ribs with a Peachy-Bourbon BBQ Sauce

I’m not sure if I can fully accept that summer is coming to a close in no time at all! How did this happen? I have so many things I want to accomplish before the skies open up and blanket us in crisp snowy white ice particles. EEK! Regardless, one thing I know for sure is that we have a four day weekend starting this Friday. LABOR DAY! Therefore, we

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Our Trip to Charleston, South Carolina

We officially made it! After 5 really long years away from Charleston, South Carolina we finally made the trip back and my heart is so happy! Unfortunately, the circumstantial reasons behind the trip were incredibly unexpected. We can thank our storage unit in James Island, SC for that… I will hold off on the negative rant as I don’t want to dampen the excitement I have that we finally went

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Top 12 Cookbooks I Cannot Live Without

Is it wrong to hoard cookbooks? At what point should I consider it a problem, because I’m pretty sure I have a LOT of cookbooks. Well, let me rephrase that – I HAD a lot of cookbooks over the years. However, moving as often as we do, it’s been rather hard to keep up with my cookbook hoarding tendencies. Having to whittle down my library with each move has not

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How to Have an Impromptu Summer Picnic in Style

Where has the summer gone? It’s already mid-July and I feel like I’ve barely taken advantage of these blissful summer days. Don’t you just hate that? You look forward to these magical days all winter long – the list of things you want to see and do is seriously a mile long. Yet actually accomplishing all of them never seems to happen. To make up for this, I usually tell myself

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