No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bites

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Let’s just start with the fact that they involve only 5 simple ingredients.

And then lets discuss the fact that there is no cooking involved.  Or blending.  Or pureeing.  Or effort.  None.

SONY DSCAnd then let’s talk about how much more healthful they are than your typical store-bought white sugar packed peanut butter chocolate granola bars.

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Butter, Lime + Parmesan Corn

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Happy official summer, friends! It’s a much anticipated time here in Minnesota and man can we embrace it. Lakes for days. Warmth. Homegrown produce. BBQs. Patios. Late bedtimes. Smores over a bonfire. Sandy shoes. And CORN.

Let’s just get something straight, for starters.  I love Minnesota.  Living here is perfect for myself and my family.  But I am a gosh darn Iowa girl..and proud of it.  18 wonderful years of my life were spent in Iowa and aside from Hawkeye football…and pork…and so many other fabulous things….that place reigns supreme for homegrown corn.  There’s just nothing like it.  We ate it so often in the summers…and there were always farmers selling it out of the back of their trucks along the sides of the roads.  Hows that for fresh? Continue reading

Grilled Banana Bread with Warm Maple Butter Sauce

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If you’re up for making a 10-minute, tops, start-to-finish- dessert that tastes simply decadent this ones for you.  I shared my new favorite method for getting a fun summer treat on the table in a flash on KARE11 yesterday and I must say it was quite the hit with the crew.  And let me tell you, my family definitely did not mind all of the practice rounds I did trying to get this recipe just right either.  I hope you enjoy this one…it’s such a yummy treat and perfect for entertaining; its quite the conversation piece!   Continue reading