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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Larkburger in Kansas City

Kansas City has a new fast-casual restaurant and you need to try it - Larkburger. I had an opportunity to attend a tasting event to sample the menu and see what Larkburger was all about.

Here's a few things you might not know when walking in the door for the first time:

Colorado Roots - Larkburger has been a favorite in Colorado for 10 years and picked Kansas City, specifically Corbin Park in Overland Park, as the first place to expand past state lines.

Ingredients - They use the freshest ingredients and prepare all their sauces and dressings fresh everyday. This includes hand-cut fries too. They even have a technique to ripen their tomatoes to perfection, which is a critical element of any good burger.

Tuna Burger - I must admit, a tuna burger wasn't my first or second choice but dang was it amazing. They use a technique called Torchon to ensure you get a tuna in every bite.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

2 Minute Microwave Brownie

Do you ever get a hankering for a brownie but definitely can't wait for for an oven to warn up, mix ingredients and then wait for the brownies to bake? Me too.

This is one of those recipes you write down and leave in your kitchen junk drawer in case of emergencies. Or, screenshot and save as a favorite image on your phone.

You are only 2 minutes away from an warm, gooey, chocolaty brownie. Give it a try!

I made a quick video to show you just how easy it is to make this brownie. Ice cream is not required but sure does add to the deliciousness.

2 Minute Microwave Brownie

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons milk
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup dark (of light) brown sugar, packed
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
pinch of salt
2 tablespoons chocolate chips

Monday, March 13, 2017

The Best Salad Ever - Cranberry, Feta and Walnut

I'm obsessed with this salad. This is the kind of salad I order at restaurants but never thought I could recreate at home. Thankfully I was wrong.

The Best Salad Ever - Cranberry, Feta and Walnut

Before Christmas my friend Angela from Handmade in the Heartland shared a Facebook live on Mason Jar Salads. I was so intrigued. Jacob and I both struggle with new options for lunch and the thought of spending less than an hour on Sunday and having lunch for the full week was magical; I knew I had to try it.

I popped over to Target and bought the jars. The 32 ounce wide-mouth jars work perfectly. They hold the perfect amount for lunch and are easy to dump out onto a plate/bowl at work. So once I had the jars I needed the prefect recipe and this is it.