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Wintertime Treats

Layered Greek Dip

This Layered Greek Dip recipe is the Mediterranean version of the classic 7 Layer Dip. Perfect happy hour nibbles for a crowd! Who doesn't love a quick and easy appetizer? Check out this Greek twist on the infamous seven layer dip that often appears at potlucks. All...

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...

Blood Orange Margaritas for a Crowd

Need a batch cocktail for your big game party? Look no further than these gorgeous Blood Orange Margaritas for a Crowd.    Even if you’re not a sports fan, you’ll want to throw a party just to make a pitcher of these irresistible Blood Orange Margaritas. The...

Slow Cooker Italian Wedding Soup

Fight the cold weather with a bowl of this simple, flavorful Slow Cooker Italian Wedding Soup! It’s February in Minnesota which can only mean one thing: it’s freezing. Fortunately I’ve lived here long enough to know that the best way to fight the cold is to bring the...

How to Make the Best Pan Seared Scallops

Scared to make scallops at home? Don't be! Follow these easy steps for How to Make the Best Pan Seared Scallops with a Brown Butter Lemon Caper Sauce! Scallops are one of my favorite seafood dishes, and I used to save the splurge only for restaurants. But after...

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!  Need an easy way to add greens to your entertaining menu? This Spinach Salad with Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe makes a...

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

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...

Grapefruit Aperol Cocktails

Hosting happy hour soon?  Brighten up your menu with a pitcher of these refreshing (and not to mention gorgeous) Grapefruit Aperol Cocktails! The dead of winter can drag on. Especially when you live in the Midwest. So we decided to take things into our own hands...

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

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

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

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! Now there are many martini recipes out there that I adore, especially when we...

Pomegranate Gin Cocktails

Toast the holiday season with these easy, 4-ingredient Pomegranate Gin Cocktails! There are no shortage of celebratory occasions during the holidays, so why not add even more festive color and flavor to them with these 4-ingredient Pomegranate Gin Cocktails? Move over...

12 Days of Easy Christmas Cocktail Recipes

The holidays are here and we are celebrating with 12 Days of Easy Christmas Cocktails! We picked our favorites and trust us when we say there’s something for everyone! Break out of your beer and wine rut and make your holiday party the hottest invite in town. With...