Campfire Saltine Toffee and a Blendtec Giveaway

Saltine Toffee aka “Christmas Crack” meets its summertime counterpart. With the addition of an ooey gooey marshmallow layer, this version is a serious contender. Now you don’t have to wait all year to enjoy your favorite treat!

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Have I told you lately how much I love blogging? I mean, one day I can post a salad and the next day a sweet treat that will knock your socks off.

I never know where this journey is taking me one minute or what outrageous concoction I can come up with next.

As promised, I didn’t waste a hot second to get back to the sweet stuff. Now this saltine toffee comes from an intense craving for the kind that you usually make around Christmas time. But since I refuse to think about anything that has to do with colder months, I knew I had to come up with a version that’s appropriate for the (hopefully) warmer days ahead.

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If you adore the regular saltine toffee as much as I do, you have got to try this version. Dare I say that I prefer this one over the original? You betcha. [Read more...]

Banh Mi Salad with Honey-Mustard Lime Dressing

 A Banh Mi-inspired Salad tossed with my favorite Honey-Mustard Lime Dressing and topped with a perfectly Poached Egg.

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Wait. Don’t reload the page or double-check the link in your browser.

You have come to the right place. But instead of talking about all things sweet, we’re changing the channel for just a couple of minutes today.

Don’t worry, we’ll be back to our regular program soon, but there was no way I couldn’t share this salad with you!

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In order for me to post a salad on here, it has got to be out of this world.

Now I’m a sandwich girl through and through. I could eat one pretty much every day for lunch and never grow tired of it. My favorite is a Banh Mi Sandwich. I first tried it last summer with a dear friend at a local place called The Loop and fell head over heels.

I was planning on recreating that very sandwich, but as I was preparing all the veggies, I couldn’t help but make a salad instead. Let me tell you, it was one of the best decisions I made all week :). [Read more...]

Easter Chocolate n’ Candy Nests

These little “Easter Nests” are almost too cute to eat. A fun and easy treat that’s no-bake and comes together in minutes.

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In case you are still looking for something sweet to add to your Easter menu, I have just the right thing for you today.

I wasn’t sure if I should post a recipe as simple as this one. It basically requires no skill and has been around forever. But when I made these over the weekend, I remembered how much I love these tiny nests and had to put them on the blog.

They were practically begging for it.

Easter-Nests

One reason why these nests are so irresistible is the fact that they hold the trinity of all things delicious. Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Butterscotch. Combined with crunchy Chow Mein Noodles and finished with Easter candy eggs, they make for the ultimate sweet surprise. Plus, they have that serious cute factor.

Now that’s my definition of Easter Eggstravaganza! [Read more...]

Five Ingredient Swirl Bundt Cake with Chocolate Ganache

Super easy Chocolate Vanilla Cake with luscious Chocolate Ganache. 7 total ingredients is all you need to create this beautiful cake and luscious glaze.

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Whew. How did it get to be Monday already and how in the world are we in the middle of April? Is it just me or have the last couple of weeks been flying by?

Like I mentioned on Friday, we attended a family get-together for Easter this past weekend and somehow started planning our summer. Lots of fun activities and mini vacations are in the work – it’s bound to be an eventful summer this year! I’ve already grilled dinner almost every night last week and had my first frozen yoghurt with a dear friend on Saturday. To say I’m excited about everything this warm weather has to offer would be an understatement.

Let’s not mention that it began to snow as we were headed home last night. I am choosing to ignore the temporary dip in temperature at this point. Warm weather HAS to be inevitable!

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Another thing that was and is certain to happen many more times is this amazing cake.

Because no matter what season we find ourselves in, I can always go for a slice of Chocolate Vanilla Swirl Cake with Chocolate Ganache. [Read more...]

Hot Cross Buns

 Hot Cross Buns are an Easter tradition. With the sweetness of cinnamon sugar and raisins, these buns are irresistible.

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With Easter almost exactly one week away, I thought today would be the perfect day to post these Hot Cross Buns. We’re getting together with one side of our family this weekend and these buns have family get-togethers written all over them. What’s not to love when it comes to freshly baked rolls?

Hot Cross Buns are usually eaten on Good Friday, which is definitely more than appropriate, but I love the idea of serving these on Palm or Easter Sunday as well. They are so pretty and would complete any brunch menu.

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I have had my fair share of these buns over the years, but this was my first time making them myself.

I remember having these around during Easter as a kid and I always got so excited when I first saw them. Until I remembered that there were raisins inside. Let’s just say I was somewhat of a picky eater and never understood why in the world my Mom had to add raisins to something that would be so much better without them.

Good thing I left little Kathi’s palate behind and learned to embrace them after all. These buns just wouldn’t be the same without the fruity component. Extra chewiness and sweetness should not be passed up by anyone :). [Read more...]

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