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May 5, 2018

Happy Weekend!

It's Cinco de Mayo AND Kentucky Derby day, altogether today in 2018. And we have one gorgeous day in the forecast here for Minnesota. We're looking at 80 degrees today and in the 70's all of next week, yay! It was so good to FINALLY see crocus and daffodils in bloom in our yard and neighborhood this past week.

My Favorite Things this week... Last May I traveled to Oceana County, Michigan for their asparagus harvest. Did you know that Michigan is the asparagus capital of the world?! I found the whole process of raising asparagus fascinating, you can read about it here. While I was there, I spent some time in the kitchen with Gina Ferwerda. She made the most delicious asparagus guacamole! Her first cookbook was just released, celebrating meals from her beloved Michigan, and she sent me a copy - it's been my bedtime reading this week. I can't wait to get in the kitchen with it! Be sure to heck it out (link here)!

Thank you so much for joining me here each week, for reading the blog, and for following along on social media. I am so grateful for your company.

Have an awesome weekend!
-Brenda

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NEW: On The Blog This Week

This Taco Salad with Creamy Taco Dressing is a special recipe from my sister Jessica's recipe box. It's bursting with fresh veggies, plus taco seasoned beef and crunchy, nacho cheese-y, irresistible Doritos.

Read this post and grab the recipe here.

The recipe for these Prosecco Margaritas is in big-batch cocktail form, perfect for entertaining. And you just have to love the bubbles!

Read this post and grab the recipe here.

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CRUMBS: What We Made This Week

Today couldn't be a more perfect day to enjoy a margarita - it's Cinco de Mayo! My go-to recipe is this one for Traditional Margaritas.

Grab the recipe here!

Chocolate Cake with Chile-Chocolate Buttercream. A favorite with our family, our oldest baked this for our Sunday Supper last weekend. For those of you looking for a fun #cincodemayo treat, this cake would be pretty dang perfect!

RECIPES:
Buttercream and Chocolate Cake
We switched up the cake to our favorite 9 x 13 chocolate cake with this recipe. Just use a 9 x 13 pan instead of the cupcake pans, bake cake for about 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out just barely clean. Let cake cool completely before frosting. Sprinkle with cinnamon to finish, if desired.

And we made this Grilled Chipotle-Orange Salmon for the second week in a row.

Yes, it's that good!

Grab the recipe here!

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ARCHIVES: Yum From The Past

These One-Bowl Almond Chocolate Chunk Blondies with Sea Salt are rich and dense and chewy, with a fantastic caramel-like flavor. They are always, always a hit!

Get the recipe here.

A Perfectly Grilled Steak is one of my greatest eating pleasures. This is our go-to method for grilling steak.

Get the recipe here.

If there’s one sweet that I crave regularly, it’s brownies. I like them rich, dense, and fudgy. And these Cappuccino Brownies are capital I “Incredible”.

Get the recipe here.

These Grilled Honey Chipotle Chicken Kebabs are full of flavor. My family always welcomes this meal!

Get the recipe here.

 
 
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