Chocolate Coffee Cake with Whipped Mascarpone Frosting + My Holiday Kitchen

This recipe originally appeared in this month’s (December 2018) issue of Midwest Nest with in-progress pictures taken by the talented Micah Zimmerman. Copies are available throughout the Fargo/Moorhead area or you can read the issue online here. *All images in this post are my own. I teamed up with Eco Chic Home and Love Always Floral to bring holiday cheer to my kitchen. I don’t know about you, but when the holiday’s roll around I survive on two things to get me through decking the halls, wrapping gifts and hosting my family, and that’s coffee and sugar. But I’m a mom and that means I’m all about efficiency. Enter my holiday cake, where I’ve combined my two great loves (other than… Read More

Easy, Peasy Guacamole in 7 Mins Flat

I swear you’ll be saying, “Holy guacamole!” after you taste this quick and easy guacamole. Of the few recipes I have come up with, this is the one I am most proud of. In general, I am more of a read the cookbook and measure it out exactly as instructed slowly and carefully type of chef. I’m not sure how I came up with this recipe, but on a hot summer day inspiration struck and I’ve been refining it ever since. The best part about this recipe is it is quick. We’re all busy; who has time to slave over their food? But that doesn’t mean we don’t want it to taste delicious. All this dip takes is two avocados,… Read More