Sopapilla Bites

Sopapillas in bite-sized form. You won’t believe how easy and fast it is to make your own in no time!

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One of the best Mexican Restaurant treats around. Hands down. I had been intrigued to try my hand at making homemade sopapillas for the longest time. Last Saturday I found myself asking what I was waiting for and decided to dive right in.

Sometimes recipes that aren’t planned and just sort of happen, turn out to be the best. Nothing compares to a pile of freshly fried and golden pieces of beautiful sopapillas, especially when they come in a miniature version, are still warm and doused in honey.

Who is with me?

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Sopapilla dough is reminiscent of pizza or even bread dough – a very light and fluffy version. When I first laid eyes on sopapillas, I thought that they looked like donuts and put them into the same category. But they don’t really compare to donuts. They are not as sweet and the texture is completely different. It’s a treat that’s very distinct in taste and something you have to try to fully understand.

One bite and you will know what I’m talking about :). [Read more...]

Banana Split Cake

 One of our most loved and treasured family recipes for banana bread turned into Banana Split Cake. This is perfection in every bite!

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Happy Monday! Welcome to the last full week of July. I know I’ve said it before, but summer just seems like a blur to me so far. I went to the mall on Saturday and couldn’t believe all the back to school sales that were going on. Crazy! Also, I accidentally smelled a candle that practically screamed fall and I totally wasn’t ready for it. I adore that beautiful season, but no, just no.

I was relieved coming back home to a tall glass of iced coffee and a big slice of Banana Split Cake. Summer at its finest.

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If you have a couple of bananas that may have gotten a little too brown over the weekend, this cake is calling your name.

It might be the only thing you’ll want to whip up with your overripe bananas from now on. Supper easy to throw together and perfect for anyone who loves banana bread and cake. [Read more...]

Homemade Mint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

 This is the easiest and most delicious Homemade Ice Cream around! 2 ingredients, no machine and a love for ice cream is all you need.

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Is there anything better than a big bowl of ice cream? How about Homemade Ice Cream on a Friday night? Quite possibly the best thing ever.

Since July is National Ice Cream Month, I really wanted to share my very favorite recipe with you. It’s been around forever and ever. This ice cream is hard to beat, in fact, I have yet to taste one that satisfies and tastes better than this easy peasy frozen wonderfulness. It’s that good!

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What’s your favorite ice cream flavor? Mine is obviously Mint Chocolate Chip. Always has been and probably always will be. Whatever your favorite may be, you can most likely recreate your own, using this recipe as a base.

Back in the day (before Adam developed lactose intolerance), we would practically live on this ice cream. I made an uncountable number of different flavors and seriously had the best time experimenting in the kitchen. [Read more...]

Extreme Crunch Cinnamon Caramel Corn

Caramel Corn infused with cinnamon and tossed with 5 different types of nuts. Let the crunching begin!

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Caramel Corn. What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear those words? Summer’s on the top of my list. I don’t know why, but every time we visit a fair, especially the MN State Fair, caramel corn or kettle corn spreads its wonderful aroma across the streets for my nose to find. I usually try to avoid buying any because I hate being stuck with a ginormous bag that I can’t stop eating out of for the rest of our time there.

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Plus, I need two free hands to hold the bucket of warm chocolate chip cookies, the best grilled pork chops and whatever else on-a-stick I can find. Can you tell I am getting ready to visit the great MN get-together? Unfortunately, it’s still over a month until we get to go, but it’s never too early to start planning and dreaming about the food we’re going to devour.

So I am getting started by making my own caramel corn, which means I can stay hands free and indulge in caramel corn any time I want! [Read more...]

Glazed Sweet Roll Peach Crumble Muffins

 Sweetly Glazed Rolls with Peaches and a Crumble Topping all in the form of a Muffin. Yes, they are unreal.

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Let’s make Mondays better, shall we?

Starting off with one of the best muffins I ever, ever, ever made. And muffins are always the right answer when it comes to creating fabulous mornings.

How could one be anything but excited when welcomed with an amazingly loaded muffin – peaches, a sugary & slightly crunchy topping, and a finger-lickin’ glaze. You’re welcome.

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Before I tell you more about these muffins, can we just take a second to ooh and aah about peaches? Peaches are at their absolute peak right now. I am totally and completely hooked. A perfectly ripe peach with all its juicy and sweet wonderfulness is hard to beat. My favorite summer fruit by far.

I am so smitten that I actually started to dream about pastries filled with that delectable fruit, which is precisely why I am sharing these Glazed Sweet Roll Peach Crumble Muffins with you today.

I hope you have a thing for peaches ;). [Read more...]

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