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Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Crispy Smashed Potatoes are a tasty addition to any summer BBQ. BBQ season has arrived in full force and our deck is open and (kind of) ready for guests to come over. Yes, the paint is peeling and we need to replace some boards. We will get to that eventually, but...

Lemon Drop Martini Recipe

Lemon Drop Martini Recipe

Nothing screams party like fun cocktails! Light and refreshing, this Lemon Drop Martini recipe is just what your next happy hour needs. Winter, spring, summer or fall parties are always more fun when they include a signature cocktail, and this Lemon Drop Martini...

Lemon Thyme Breakfast Cake

Lemon Thyme Breakfast Cake

Celebrate the arrival of spring with this Lemon Thyme Breakfast Cake recipe! A drizzle of herb-infused simple syrup keeps this citrusy cake extra moist and flavorful.  Cake for breakfast? Yes, it’s a thing, and you’ll definitely want to get your hands on a piece...

Arugula Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Arugula Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

You won't believe the flavor that is packed into this 5 ingredient Arugula Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette! Summertime seems to be made for salads, and this Arugula Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette makes a frequent appearance on our table mainly because it's Kevin's...

Blueberry Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Blueberry Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

This muffin mashup combines the best flavors of lemon poppy seed and blueberry muffin recipes. Make a batch of these Blueberry Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins with a crunchy streusel topping for brunch or for easy breakfasts on the go!  Blueberry muffins need little...

Layered Greek Dip

Layered Greek Dip

This Layered Greek Dip recipe (a spinoff of a 7-layer dip) is an easy, make-ahead appetizer for a party. The briny Kalamata olives, juicy cucumbers, salty feta and garlicky hummus remind me of my favorite Greek salad. Who doesn't love a quick and easy appetizer? The...

Aperol Gin Cocktail

Aperol Gin Cocktail

 Looking for a fun cocktail to serve to friends? If you are a gin lover, this cocktail is for you! This Aperol Gin Cocktail is a refreshing drink filled with gin, cucumber and lime. If you are local to Minneapolis-St. Paul and have been lucky enough to go...

Spinach Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

Spinach Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

Our simple Spinach Salad with Goat Cheese, Craisins and a Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe is our go-to side dish for entertaining!  Spinach Salad With Balsalmic Vinaigrette Recipe  Need an easy way to add greens to your entertaining menu? This Spinach...

Asiago Dip

Asiago Dip

This Asiago Dip recipe is an updated, lighter version of a traditional artichoke dip. It disappears every time we have it - a definite sign that you should make it for your next party. Another gathering, another appetizer to bring for the group. Appetizers...

Kalamata Olive Cream Cheese Spread

Kalamata Olive Cream Cheese Spread

This simple, 4-ingredient Kalamata Olive Cream Cheese Spread recipe is a tasty nibble everyone will love at your next happy hour. Are you ready for a killer appetizer? One that can be made in advance, will keep for weeks and is one of the easiest appetizer recipes to...

Open-Faced Mushroom and Fried Egg Sandwich recipe

Open-Faced Mushroom and Fried Egg Sandwich recipe

Craving breakfast for dinner? You get all the deliciousness of both meals with this Open-Faced Mushroom and Fried Egg Sandwich recipe. I'm a breakfast girl through and through. Pancakes? I'm in.  Waffles? Sign me up.  Egg bake? Name the time and place, I'm...

Banana Nut Baked Oatmeal Cups

Banana Nut Baked Oatmeal Cups

Start your morning off right with these heart healthy, make-ahead Banana Nut Baked Oatmeal Cups! New Favorite Breakfast Alert! I’m slightly obsessed with these scrumptious Banana Nut Baked Oatmeal Cups. I’ve made them a number of times in the last few weeks, and they...

Easy Coffee Smoothie Recipe

Easy Coffee Smoothie Recipe

Protein-packed and full of coffee flavor, this Easy Coffee Smoothie makes breakfast a snap! It's no secret that I am a coffee lover, and my day is not complete unless it starts with coffee in some way, shape or form. And even though I'm an early riser, I don't always...

Metropolitan Cranberry Martini Recipe

Metropolitan Cranberry Martini Recipe

Perfectly balanced between sweet and tart, this Metropolitan Cranberry Martini recipe is a tasty twist on your traditional Cosmo. And it's easy to shake for one or make a batch for a crowd! Metropolitan Cranberry Martini Now there are many martini recipes out there...

Easy White Chocolate Tart Recipe

Easy White Chocolate Tart Recipe

This light and fluffy Easy White Chocolate Tart recipe is perfect ending to any holiday gathering! It’s the holiday season and that means parties galore. I love to serve a sweet treat at the end of a meal but don’t want something heavy and dense, especially when...