Pistachio & Cranberry Chocolate Bark

A special treat that requires only 4 ingredients, 10 minutes of active time and a true chocolate lover. These are the sweetest times!

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And so another holiday week begins. Can I just say that I am totally and completely loving the fact that we’re in the midst of all things Christmas right now? Even though we’ve yet to finish our Christmas shopping, have a couple more get togethers on our calendar and have overall been considerably more busy, I will gladly and always make time for something nice that’ll please my sweet tooth. Especially when it happens to be one of the easiest yet most satisfying treats around – Chocolate Bark.

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And this one is not just any old bark. With the layers of dark and white chocolate plus the addition of pistachios & cranberries, I have officially found the one that embodies Christmas for me.

Everyone will have enough time to make this one. You will not regret it! [Read more…]

Cranberry Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake

A Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake that’s been stuffed with Fresh Cranberries and is served with a Homemade Cranberry Syrup or Sauce. This makes for the perfect holiday breakfast!

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I am guessing it’s appropriate to say Happy Monday! Given the fact that most of us are working only a short week and that the long weekend is already in sight. As if that wasn’t enough, we’re also on the brink of devouring one of the best meals the year has to offer.

Thanksgiving is great that way. Having full hearts and happy bellies. One of the best holidays for sure.

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It also lends itself to long, comfortable, and special breakfasts. Whether you’re looking for a last-minute breakfast idea that you can throw together for your loved ones or something filling after you’ve hunted down the best deals in the stores, this bake has your name written all over it.

You might even want to look ahead and add a scrumptious family pleaser to your Christmas menu. Believe me, this one is what traditions and memories are made out of. Literally. [Read more…]

For The Love Of Cranberry Bars

If you love cranberry or fruity desserts in general, this recipe is for you. A buttery crust with a delectable cranberry filling and a dusting of powdered sugar… so good!

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Hi Everyone!

I hope you had a fun and relaxing weekend. We have had the most beautiful weather over the last couple of days. Combined with the gorgeous colors of fall everywhere, it was a hard one to beat. It just feels a little weird that it’s getting dark out so early now. The sun seems to be setting anytime between 5:30 and 6 at night, which has caused my hubby and I to long for bed as soon as it hits 8 o’clock, ha. Daylight savings time can’t come soon enough ;).

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The other night I did manage to stay up later since I was working on these bars though. It’s not that they take a long time to make, but the idea for these jumped into my head out of nowhere.

And sometimes I just can’t wait to give something a whirl. Guess what I was dreaming of that night?

That’s right. I couldn’t wait to get up and taste these incredible Cranberry Bars the next day! [Read more…]

Maple Glazed Poppy & Cranberry Pumpkin Muffins

Healthier Pumpkin Muffins filled with Poppy Seeds for texture and Cranberries for natural sweetness. The Maple Glaze sets them over the top!

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This is my first actual fall post now that autumn has officially arrived and things are definitely beginning to look like it. The leaves are changing color and I cannot wait to see fall in all its bounty. Though this season tends to be rather short in MN, it sure makes up for it in radiance and breathtaking beauty. Definitely one of the reasons why living here is so worth it.

Also, I feel much more comfortable talking and thinking about all things cozy and warm when we’re in the season. It just feels right.

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And so do these muffins. Sharing a muffin recipe was a must for me this season. I knew I wanted to add some of my favorite fall flavors and these muffins are it, you guys.

They’re healthified, extremely scrumptious & satisfying and an absolute must-make. [Read more…]