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August 11, 2018

Hello! Happy Weekend!

The highlight of my week was definitely yesterday, when the girls and I and a couple of Hatti's girlfriends went on a road trip (catch some of it on my Instagram story...which disappears in 24 hours). Every summer, we cruise south on the Great River Road to Rush River Produce near Maiden Rock, WI. It's where we like to pick blueberries. There's just nothing like a fresh-picked blueberry! Then, as tradition has it, we travelled a little farther south for gigantic pieces of the best pie at Stockholm Pie. And to finish off our day, a grilled dinner that we all helped to put tother - complete with sweet corn we picked up at a roadside stand on the way home.

What will I be making this weekend? My grandma's Blueberry Muffins with Streusel Topping, of course. They're my favorite blueberry muffin!

My Favorite Things this week... While we were back in South Dakota last week, I made a vanilla bean buttercream frosting - to top a birthday cake for my nephew and two nieces. Now I'm not the biggest vanilla frosting person...I much prefer chocolate. But I pretty much fell in love with this vanilla bean buttercream. And then I ran across an article in bon appetit magazine, where they recommended this vanilla bean paste (link HERE). So I bought some. Because I'm totally going to be making more vanilla bean buttercream!

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!


NEW: On The Blog This Week

The Best Minnesota State Fair Food and Drink... according to us! Our family has been attending the fair for 20 years in a row now, and these are our very favorite eats and drinks. Reference this post while you're at the fair, with the included handy dandy Google Map, to find all our favorites!

Read this post and grab the recipe here.


CRUMBS: What We Made Recently

While we were visiting my parents in South Dakota last week, Mom made Peach Pie. It's my favorite pie in the world!

Get my mom's recipe here.

This Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes salad recipe lets the abundance of fresh summer produce shine. We make it every single August, when our garden is bursting with fresh tomatoes and basil.

Hatti made this salad, and we packed it for a picnic when we went blueberry picking. It's one of the best picnic salads!

Get the recipe here.


ARCHIVES: Yum From The Past

This Peanut Butter Pie with Mississippi Mud Fudge is one of those treats that will have everyone fighting for the last piece. It's thick and rich and yummy!

Get the recipe here.

These Aloha Protein Balls are packed with texture, bright flavor, and protein. They’re great for breakfast or an after-workout snack.

Get the recipe here.

Grilled Mini Sweet Peppers with Goat Cheese …if you haven't yet tried this recipe, I beg you to do so. Many of our friends and family are making these peppers!

Get the recipe here.

All my favorite breakfast-y things come together for a happy little reunion in this Skillet Fried Potatoes with Bacon and Eggs!

Get the recipe here.

This summer-sweet Roasted Blueberry Crème Fraîche Ice Cream is ultra creamy, slightly tangy. A beautiful way to use the best blueberries of summer!

Get the recipe here.

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