App's & Drinks

DIY Cold Press Coffee

Cold press coffee lovers- making your own is so easy, so cheap and soooooo good! This past summer I made a batch every single week and loved having it on hand for guests who also enjoyed a good cold coffee during the day. If you’ve never tried it, it has a very smooth taste and does not cost near what they charge at the coffee shops! Continue reading “DIY Cold Press Coffee”

Desserts

Nut’s To You!

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Ever since I met Craig he has special ordered his chocolate chip cookies as follows: double the nuts and use half the chocolate chips. Well, after countless batches of cookies I have to say it’s the only way to go-seriously the best homemade chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever eaten! Continue reading “Nut’s To You!”

App's & Drinks

Mama Carp’s “GP”tini (..Guilty Pleasure)

This martini has been my signature drink for many years.I always keep these ingredients on hand; Dekuyper Watermelon Pucker, Dekuyper Island Punch Pucker and Absolut Citron Vodka.

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Mama Carp’s “GP”tini

Super easy, 1 shot of each shaken vigorously with ice, pour into martini glass and top it off with a fresh lemon slice. So, is it a “guilty pleasure” to drink it or could it be to serve it?!!
These “GP” tini’s taste like sweethearts, are a really beautiful color and go down way too easy. Stock up for all of your upcoming guests-Cheers!!!

Desserts

Rhubarb Cheesecake Bundt Cake

Here in Minnesota, rhubarb is a cherished springtime delicacy! I made this recipe for a bundt cake but you can easily make this into cupcakes, just adjust your baking time.

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I started with my favorite “go to” recipe for an amazing white cake from the King Arthur Flour Company called “Tender White Cake”. You will need a box of KAF cake flour blend, I found it at my local market.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a Bundt cake pan with oil and flour (I used a 15 cup bundt cake pan). Continue reading “Rhubarb Cheesecake Bundt Cake”

App's & Drinks

Hummus

DSC_0285There’s something amazing about fresh homemade hummus! Good things happen when garlic, lemon and cumin come together. Its quick to make, great in sandwiches and perfect with fresh vegetables in your packed lunches. Keep extra products on hand for unexpected guests, you can wow them with your mad kitchen skills! Continue reading “Hummus”

Desserts

The Bacon Lover’s Cupcake

Chocolate, bacon and maple buttercream frosting… what else could you want?!!DSC_9302Here is a cupcake that’s sure to impress! I made these a few years back for a shower and they were devoured! (Welcome Baby Kiera)

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Sides & Salads

Broccoli Slaw Remix

I brought home a bag of broccoli slaw determined to come up with something interesting with it. My Daughter Allie suggested we use it in place of the broccoli florets in a favorite salad we’ve made forever. I whipped it up and it was DEVOURED- really delicious!- Nice job Aller ❤

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Sides & Salads

Balela

I fell in love with this salad when perusing the refrigerator isle at Trader Joes. But lately, there was no sign of it. Desperately wanting more, I found and adapted this recipe from No Bite Left Behind who also fell in love with this Middle Eastern Salad. So fresh and good for you!

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