A Valentine’s Date Night In / Inspired by Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year

Valentine’s Day is next week, love birds, this is not a drill! Valentine’s Day also falls on a Tuesday this year, talk about ill timing. I’m not sure about you, but dealing with crowded restaurants that requires you to give up your first born child for an impossible-to-get reservation doesn’t sound as enticing after long day of work. However, staying in and cooking a delicious dinner is way more up our alley!

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Chocolate Lavender Truffle Cake

It’s safe to say that I’ve been on a chocolate cake kick lately! Which seems rather counterproductive when most of us are attempting to follow through on our New Year’s resolution to get in shape and eat healthy. But with Valentine’s Day only a week away how can you not indulge in a little chocolate to celebrate this lovestruck holiday? Especially when that chocolate comes in a pint-sized cake meant for

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Bacon Wrapped Scallops with Truffled Butternut Squash Puree

I remember the first time I experienced the transcending flavors of a truffle. It was a completely unknown taste to me, so when the waiter bent down to quietly ask if I would like a small shaving of truffles over my dish I was baffled. I had heard of this thing they called a truffle and knew it was not an everyday pleasure most people could indulge in, at the

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Blackberry Gin-Ginger Champagne Cocktail

I am one of those who loves a good champagne cocktail! There’s something so festive and joyful about a little bubbly concoction that makes you immediately ready to celebrate! I wasn’t always in love with celebrating Valentine’s Day… probably because I was always single on this holiday and then when I finally got married, we always managed to get in a fight the day of Valentine’s Day, which put a

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2017 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Him

I’m pretty excited for this year’s Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Him. We have a lot of personal favorites in here that are completely husband approved… which also means he’s eyeing a ton of these things for himself.  Let’s start right off the top with the Man Crate. This is a pretty cool concept. Each crate boasts a different theme from the Pizza Grilling Crates to Zombie Annihilation Crates, yep that’s right! If

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2017 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Her

No pressure or anything, but it’s almost Valentine’s Day! Trying to surprise that special someone in your life with the perfect gift can be incredibly daunting, don’t you agree? Luckily we’ve done some of the leg work for you! This year ditch the typical chocolate and roses… well actually include those, I’m a sucker for flowers and what girl does not like chocolate? BUT, spice it up with some Beats headphones. Or

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Blackberry + Black Pepper Chocolate Cake

Like most things in my life, I had planned on doing this cake for the holidays, but time got away from me. I had initially imagined an all white cake with the white chocolate tree covering the top like a winter wonderland. A dusting of white edible glitter to finish and bam, you’ve got yourself the perfect white Christmas! I was about to abandon the idea of this cake in utter

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Eat the Seasons | January

It’s a sparkly and hopefully exciting new year! I’m looking forward to what it has to offer! It’s also the dead of winter, here in Minnesota, which doesn’t provide much get-your-butt-in-gear motivation when the sun rarely comes out from behind those thick wintry clouds. Can you tell I’m in need of some serious vitamin D? My ability to see things in a positive light is being affected in a major way!

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10 Swanky Cocktails for New Year’s Eve

In a few days we will be ringing a brand, spanking new 2017! I’m excited for this new year! Honestly, I’m excited for every new year, because it’s a time to renew and reset. I’ve never been a great typical resolution setter, as I learned early on that keeping them lasted about a week. But a new year brings a new energy and a new hope. To improve upon the great

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15 Ways to Add Sparkle & Shine to Your New Years Party!

Your New Year’s Eve party last year was fun, right? You had champagne for days, the perfect playlist, mouth-watering appetizers, and some obligatory 2015 decorations that you bought from the party store. Why not kick things up 15 notches with these DIY decorations that will turn your party from zero to confetti-blasted hero! Like right now. The countdown to 2017 is only moments away and all of these ideas are pretty much a

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