Samoa Brownies

Somoa Brownies | The Budding TableYour mind is not playing tricks on you, this is no dessert mirage, these Samoa Brownies are 100% real and completely delicious. Dreams do come true.

I have had this idea kicking around in my head for what feels like forever, all the way back to when I started this blog last spring (admittedly not that long in real-life, but long for my blog-life) and I am so dang excited to finally be posting it for all of you to enjoy demolish.

I say demolish because I know, oh how I know dear friends, just how intensely addictive, how richly indulgent, and decadently chocolate packed these bars truly are….

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Bacon Cheeseburger Gnocchi

Bacon Cheeseburger Gnocchi 3 | The Budding Table

Bacon, beef, cheese and gnocchi? Yep, Bacon Cheeseburger Gnocchi to be exact! That’s right, we’re taking the elements of a delicious bacon cheeseburger and tossing them with mini gnocchi dumplings to make a quick and hearty dinner that everyone will love. Think something along the lines of hamburger helper, but with ingredients that are elevated and a…

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One Pot Straw & Hay Pasta

One Pot Straw & Hay Pasta 1 | The Budding Table

One pot + pasta = dinner in twenty minutes flat. *Insert high five* Creamy, slightly rich, and completely comforting Straw & Hay Pasta. Have you all experienced the utter carbohydrate beauty, the soul warming culinary hug that is Straw & Hay Pasta? This dish is a long-standing dinner tradition in my family. My dad (who is…

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Feeding Creativity – Dessert + Design

Dessert + Design 1

Happy Friday friends; we’re almost there! I don’t know about you, but the weekend feels especially necessary for me this week. Between the gloomy weather we’ve been enduring in Minneapolis lately, to the lingering holiday hangover I’ve been battling (Because: INTROVERT), I’m beyond ready to lounge around with no agenda for a few days and recharge….

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Fig Newton Danish Braid

Fig Netwon Danish Braid 3 | The Budding Table

Fig Newton filling and pastry combine in this spectacular treat, and they make a gorgeous couple. Last week we covered dessert with this light Lemon Pie with Toasted Coconut, Thursday we hit appetizers with this rich Whipped Feta and Spinach Dip, but what if your family is more of the Easter brunch type? My friends, I…

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Whipped Feta & Spinach Dip

Whipped Feta & Spinch Dip 13 | The Budding Table

Food nerd confession: I love grocery shopping. Obviously a huge part of what I enjoy is being in food Mecca, but I also find the ritual and the process so calming; I love making lists, brainstorming meal ideas and winding my way slowly through the aisles as I find inspiration in all the different ingredients. This indulgent Whipped…

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