Classic Chocolate Cupcake

chocolate cupcake

I love making cupcakes. I also love eating them. Unfortunately, I don't make cupcakes very often anymore because of being gluten-free. And, let's just say I haven't been very successful with gluten-free baking. However you can never pass on a great cupcake! Every baker needs a good chocolate cupcake recipe. My favorite is from the recipe book "Crazy about Cupcakes" by Krystina Castella. I have adapted the recipe a little, but the Continue Reading

TBT: Cliff Climber

Emily-Door County 1992_0041

TBT brings us back to Door County and the 90s.  Here I am on some cliff of rocks back in 1992 with an old school Timberwolves sweatshirt.* Also, you gotta love the matching scrunchie.   I always loved our camping trips to Door County every year, as it is such a beautiful place *This sweatshirt was probably not old school in 1992--but hipsters in Minnesota would probably pay big bucks for that sweatshirt today. Also, Continue Reading

St. Croix State Park

scsp river

A couple weeks back, Matt and I did a little camping near Superior, Wisconsin. On our way back, we decided to get one more hike in before we headed home. We stopped at St. Croix State Park in Hinckley, Minnesota. St. Croix State Park has a ton of trails and is a huge state park. It has two rivers and is great for any outdoor enthusiast--from hikers to mountain bikers to canoeists, campers and more. We hiked on the River Bluff trial. It Continue Reading

TBT: Emily’s Goodbye to Milwaukee

going away fiesta

TBT brings us back to a sad time...when I left Milwaukee back in 2011. While I miss Milwaukee, I do really enjoy living in the Twin Cities. When you are leaving your home, obviously you need a going-away party. I love Mexican food, so it was also necessary to stop at one of the many great Mexican restaurants in Milwaukee. You could say we had a Going Away Fiestsa. Here is Amy, Andy, and I outside of the restaurant. I mean when there is Continue Reading