Category EAT

Roasted Winter Squash with Sage-Honey Vinaigrette

I remember growing up and getting so excited when my mom decided to make us all roasted squash for dinner. Her version usually included a lot of butter, a simple halved squash, and honey drizzled all over it… oh and some cinnamon. Cinnamon was always the cherry on the top. It would roast in the oven for what seems like an eternity until the honey and butter had caramelized and

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Thyme & Goat Cheese

It’s actually been a relatively mild week here in Minneapolis, as we gear up for Thanksgiving celebrations this week. When I say mild, I refer to the weather… it’s pretty usual that most Minnesotans often refer to the weather in any or every conversation. I’m not quite sure why, but we seem to have a habit of it. Maybe it’s because the weather is so dang confusing and all over the

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Just Tasted // Merryvale Vineyards 2012 ‘Forward Kidd’ Napa Valley

I’ve been waiting for quite some time to open up the Merryvale Vineyards 2012 ‘Forward Kidd’ Napa Valley, and this week I decided it was time to give this lovely gem a try. I’m officially kicking myself for not purchasing a massive case of this wine during our tasting at Merryvale Vineyards; this wine is delicious and super appealing. The 2012 ‘Forward Kidd’ is the inaugural vintage for Merryvale Vineyards and

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A Hauntingly Elegant Halloween Skull Cake

Who’s ready for a little spooktacular Halloween fun this year? I keep telling myself that one of these years I will get my act together and finally throw an awesome (more sophisticated) Halloween bash for all of my friends. but clearly, that hasn’t happened. However, this year I do have a few excuses. Our friends got married a week and a half ago, YAY!!! We celebrated our 10 year anniversary and in a few

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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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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 whatever I can to

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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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