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August 18, 2018

Hello! Happy Weekend!

Just one more week until school starts for our two girls. We've been attending orientation sessions, picking up class schedules, and finding our way around school hallways to new classrooms and teachers. I remember not being fond of this time of year when I was a kid. And I'm still not crazy about it. I like having our kids around - and am not ready for summer to be over!

If you live in Minnesota, I'm sure you're highly aware that the Minnesota State Fair opens next week. I enjoyed our own home version of the Pickle Dog (a dill pickle spear rolled up in a blanket of pastrami and cream cheese) and a Grain Belt BLU (a Minnesota blueberry-infused beer that debuted at the State Fair a few years ago) last night around the fire. A strange combination...maybe so. But it just made me smile. If you're headed to the fair, be sure to check out my post about our favorite MN State Fair eats and drinks!

My Favorite Things this week... We have been grilling easy-to-make pizzas like crazy this summer. And part of what makes them so easy is that we use these pizza crusts (link HERE). I like how they get crispy from the flame of the grill. They've made pizza-making this summer so much fun!

Thank you so much for joining us here each week, for reading the blog, and for following along on social media. We are grateful for your company.

Wishing you an awesome weekend!
Brenda

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NEW: On The Blog This Week

This recipe for Blueberry Muffins with Crumb Topping comes from my Grandma Renelt’s recipe box. The muffins are tender, while the topping is crispy. These are my favorite blueberry muffins in all the world. And they're especially wonderful to make after we go blueberry picking each summer!

Read this post and grab the recipe here.

With fresh tomatoes and basil, this Sun Dried Tomato Pasta lets the abundance of fresh summer produce shine. A sun dried tomato dressing makes it an especially great salad for a picnic!

Read this post and grab the recipe here.

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CRUMBS: What We Made Recently

I did some final tweaking on a grilled flatbread pizza recipe this past week. Stay tuned - I'll be sharing about it soon!

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ARCHIVES: Yum From The Past

These Oreo Cheesecake Bites are light in texture, yet ultra creamy. I bet you won’t be able to eat just one!

Get the recipe here.

These Jalapeño Grilled Sweet Corn Muffins are summer perfection, showcasing kernels of in-season corn, fresh and tender and sweet.

Get the recipe here.

These Lemon Pepper Salmon and Zucchini Noodle Salad Cups are fresh and light and loaded with the flavors of summer. This makes a tasty, light lunch!

Get the recipe here.

Taco Salad with Creamy Taco Dressing is bursting with fresh veggies, plus taco seasoned beef and crunchy, nacho cheese-y, irresistible Doritos. This is one of our family's favorite meals!

Get the recipe here.

Fresh Raspberry and Brownie Chunk Ice Cream, with bright, sweet raspberries in every bite!

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