Happy Father’s Day to all the men out there!

My dad and my two brothers are both obsessed with the buffalo blue cheese brats from Mighty Spark Food Co. (formerly known as Man Cave).

And so am I. Until I tasted one myself, I had never met a brat I liked.

These are different. They are flavored with spicy buffalo sauce and stuffed with melty blue cheese, and I adore them.

I’m really not much of a carnivore, but Mighty Spark has all kinds of unique meat products that I actually really enjoy, which is saying something! A few of my family members work for the company, so occasionally they bring new products to family gatherings for the rest of us to try, and I love that the flavors are so creative and unique. I really like the jalapeno turkey products and the Italian sausage that’s stuffed with pepperoni and salami.

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Summer Salsa

May 14, 2018 / 0 Comments

A friend of mine is an amazing cook and baker who was professionally trained in France. She periodically offers cooking classes for locals to learn how to make a few of her famous recipes, namely her incredible pavlovas, which she sells at a nearby café. Awhile back, some friends and I signed up for one of her classes because we were dying to know how to make her desserts.

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Miracle Sore Throat Tea

April 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

It’s almost May in Minnesota, and we’ve been hit with snowstorms throughout the month of April. This is not my idea of a picturesque spring. Especially because I just got back from a little trip to the Arizona desert, where it was a glorious 90 degrees. ☀️

Long winters tend to equal extended cold and flu seasons around here.

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Easter Reese’s Cupcakes

March 26, 2018 / 2 Comments

If you are allergic to peanuts, consider this your cue to exit.

This cupcake recipe is one of my very favorites, dressed head to toe in peanut butter goodness. We have a peanut butter cupcake, half a Reese’s egg stuffed inside each one, a peanut butter cream cheese frosting, and a handful of Reese’s Pieces Eggs sprinkled on top.

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Nutella is Everything Cupcakes

February 19, 2018 / 2 Comments

Clearly I’m on a role here. Third time’s the charm?

I didn’t intend to post three Nutella recipes in a row…it just happened. It happens! In my life, it happens.

My love for Nutella (obviously) runs deep. And I don’t think I’m the only one.

I had intended to post these before Valentine’s Day since they’re perfect for any chocolate-covered holiday, but I think they’re just as good any other time of year.

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