Shrimp, Avocado and Roasted Corn Salad

Any of you Instagram followers will know that I had the pleasure of spending last week in Iowa with a bunch of stellar farmers and bloggers learning all about…CORN! Lots and lots and lots of corn! It was a fabulous experience (which I will be telling you about soon in another post!). But ever since then, I have been craving this salad I adore from one of my favorite local KC restaurants, Urban Table, that it sprinkled with the most delicious roasted corn. They call it the “Shrimp Buena Terra Salad”. I call it…one of my favorite salads EVER.

Seriously. I know that food bloggers are supposed to be all adventurous and everything, but this salad was the first dish I ever ordered there and I love it so much that I may have ordered it every time since. SO GOOD. So after a year, I finally decided I should try making it at home. And I must say, my little homemade rendition seemed to be pretty spot on!

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Creamy Lemon Popsicles

When life gives you extra lemons . . . well of course, you make lemon popsicles!!!

I’ve long been a fan of frozen lemon treats. From those uber-sweet “Lemon Chill” tubs they used to sell at outdoor events, to my favorite lemon sorbet in Kansas City…there’s always been something about that fresh, tangy lemon flavor that always calls my name.

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Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes With Fresh Strawberry Buttercream

And….voila! Here is the final recipe from the Cupcake-A-Thon!

In addition to being “pretty in pink” (love those cute wrappers!), these strawberry lemonade cupcakes turned out to be oh-so-berry delicious. The cupcakes were perfectly light and moist, with a great balance of the sweet strawberries and oh-so-slight tang of the lemon juice. But the fresh strawberry buttercream was what had everyone at the concert talking. They loved it!! And I’m still getting emails for the recipe…so I suppose that’s a good sign. :)

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Mayan Chocolate Cupcakes with Cocoa-Cinnamon Buttercream

Ta da!!! Here it is – the first recipe from last weekend’s cupcake-a-thon.

Mayan. Chocolate. Cupcakes. YUM!

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