Category EAT

Honey Harvest Granola

As I’m clumsily wandering through the first month of the new year and my first month as a healthier new me, finding healthy recipes that actually taste good are of top priority! This new conquest has me returning to some old recipes I consistently cooked with when I worked at Red Mountain Spa in St. George, UT. Those were the days and I miss them from time to time. It

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A New Year, A Healthier New Me

2018 has arrived and with it a fresh slate; the perfect chance to do things a bit different. It feels rather cliche to declare that these are my New Year’s resolutions. Let’s be perfectly honest, I am not great about keeping specific, goal-driven, rigid resolutions. For me, resolutions are the impossible bar I set for myself, which I most often fail to meet, ultimately leaving me with feelings of defeat,

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A dazzling + festive Crimson Sparkler Cocktail

Happy Holidays!!! We are less than a week away from the big day, or if you’re like my family, the big week. I currently have 4 different family celebrations to enjoy, help cook for, and eat way too much food at! Next week will be filled with a lot of traveling, but I’m excited to spend time with my family. What also has me excited is the excuse to drink festive

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Roasted Winter Squash Salad 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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