#cranberrylove: Cranberry Upside Down Cake

November is #cranberrylove month!!!  I am hosting this month.  In the past I have participaped in #figlove, #peachlove, #tomatolove, #icecreamlove, #pastalove, #berrylove, #greenslove, #chocolatelove.

I have been dying to make an upside down cake!  So, when I was looking for recipes for this month’s love blog hop and stumbled upon a cranberry upside down cake- I was hooked!  I also love bundt cakes, so I decided to put the cake in my bundt cake mold.  It makes everything prettier.  Don’t you think?

Continue reading

Chocolate Ice Cream with Peanut Butter

I realize that fall is kind of starting.  Ok every day it gets a little colder.  But I have never been the sort of person who thinks that ice cream is only a summer treat.  So, I made some ice cream this past weekend.  It is fabulous and I can’t wait to make more.

Continue reading

Cinnamon Pecan Coffee Cake

I had a brunch!!!  It was so much fun!!  OMG, even in my tiny apartment.  We were tight, but we all fit.  Even with the cats. :)  That is a picture of everyone in my kitchen.  According to my mom, a one butt kitchen!  Believe me, you do not want to cook with all those people in the kitchen.  I don’t think you could move!

Continue reading

#SundaySupper White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Today is my first day participating in #Sunday Supper.  I am super excited!!

My dad lives 4 hours away from me.  And I do not have time right now to visit.  Therefore, I wanted to make something that I could mail to him.  Which limits my options quite a bit.  However, my dad loves cookies so I went with that.  And I have never made macadamia nut cookies, so I thought that would be super fun.

Continue reading

Peaches and Cream Ice Cream

Did you see all the pictures from Northern Spark?  OMG it was so much fun and so beautiful!!  There was so much are and a lot of it was interactive.  I went to The Walker first.  They had some drawings, bedtime stories and bon fires.  Next I went to The American Swedish Institute, where we yarn bombed our bikes.  Later I headed over to Minneapolis College of Art and Design.  They had so much going on; the group swinging, capture the flag, shadow puppets, this human video game thing, face paint and a glow in the dark space with people playing music that I don’t understand, but looked super cool.

It was so awesome!!  I am so glad my friend told me about it!  It will now be a yearly ritual of mine I am sure.  Oh and there were bikes every where!!

Continue reading

#IceCreamlove: Maple Syrup and Vanilla Ice Cream

June is #icecreamlove month! I am hosting this month!!  How exciting!  In the past I participated in #pastalove#berrylove#greenlove#chocolatelove.

I made ice cream!!!  I have never made ice cream before, well I made it once in girl scouts, forever ago.  But this is my first time making it by myself.  OMG IT TASTES SO GOOD!!

Continue reading

Foodie Pen Pal: Tunnel of Fudge Redux

FOODIE PEN PAL TIME!!!  I love getting my foodie pen pal package.  I really enjoy making the package.  It is all so much fun and so yummy!!

These are all the goodies I received from the amazing Amanda!  I loved all the treats and pasta!  She also sent me a recipe for Chocolate Cake and my oh my it was intense!! A very dark chocolate cake, I needed ice cream with it and then it was amazing!!

Continue reading