Have I mentioned my obsession with honey butter?

I mean, do I need to? I know few people who can resist the stuff at Texas Roadhouse. It kind of goes without saying.

I have a sweet tooth for sure, but I also like mixing sweet flavors with unexpected ones – salt, for one, but also spice. It may sound weird, but two things that I think make a fabulous combination are honey + jalapeños.

You see jalapeño jam around every once in a while, and maybe even jalapeño-flavored honey, but I decided I liked the idea of melted honey butter dripping over a jalapeño-topped burger.

As far as jalapeños go, I prefer the fresh ones, of course, but I always keep one of those big Sam’s Club jars of pickled jalapeños in the fridge because they’re so incredibly convenient. And they last forever. If I’m eating them raw, I try to let the juice drip off and dry, but I can barely tell the difference when I’m tossing them  into salsa or cooking them into something.

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Independence Day Recipe Round-Up

July 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

Happy Independence Day week to my fellow Americans!

I am a total sucker for holiday-themed food and recipes. The Target dollar aisle and seasonal section often prove to be the death of my budget, because I can’t resist the Candy Cane Oreos, the Reese’s Eggs, or the pink-and-red heart-shaped bunting that makes the perfect Pinteresting backdrop.

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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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