kcc farmer’s market | honolulu, hawaii

kcc farmer’s market | honolulu, hawaii via playswellwithbutter | the kcc farmer’s market is easily the top recommendation i’d have for any foodie traveling through oahu. we make our way back year after year because it is truly a food lover’s vacation dream: it is the best place to taste hawaiian treats & pick up some food souvenirs to bring back to mainland us & share the taste of aloha with your loved ones.

the kcc farmer’s market is easily the top recommendation i’d have for any foodie traveling through oahu.  we make our way back year after year because it is truly a food lover’s vacation dream: it is the best place to taste hawaiian treats & pick up some food souvenirs to bring back to mainland us & share the taste of aloha with your loved ones. it’s no secret that i love farmer’s markets.  to me, farmer’s…

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hapa fried rice with grilled pineapple, portuguese sausage & salsa verde

hapa fried rice with grilled pineapple, portuguese sausage & salsa verde via playswellwithbutter

a delicious hawaiian-inspired fried rice packed with grilled chicken, pineapple, jalapeños & spicy portuguese sausage that all come together to create the perfect balance of a rich, smoky, sweet & spicy bowl.  top this hapa fried rice off with a squeeze of lime & some sliced avocado & you’ll for sure be hooked on this quick, flavorful for the rest of summer. so i told you earlier this summer that chris & i were soon headed to…

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dark chocolate chunk oatmeal cookies with walnuts, pecans, & sea salt

dark chocolate chunk oatmeal cookies with walnuts, pecans, & sea salt via playswellwithbutter | not your average chocolate chip cookie, dark chocolate chunk oatmeal cookies have the perfect crunchy yet chewy texture & are loaded with rich chunks of dark chocolate, walnuts, & pecans. finished with just a kiss of sea salt, these perfect cookies will have you coming back for more!

not your average chocolate chip cookie, these dark chocolate chunk oatmeal cookies have the perfect crunchy yet chewy texture & are loaded with rich chunks of dark chocolate, walnuts, & pecans.  finished with just a kiss of sea salt, these perfect cookies will have you coming back for more! a few weeks back i told you all about my mom & how we cherish our girls’ weekends (especially when they include netflix marathons & bogart’s…

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friday favorites | 06.17.16

friday favorites 06.17.2016 | plays well with butter

summer is finally in full swing in minneapolis!  this is admittedly a sentiment that any midwesterner, & especially any minnesotan, would usually be suspicious of saying out loud as there is always the chance that the last snow of the season might come late…but i’m feeling a little bold today & will just go out & say it: summer is here.  our quiet little street gets busier this time of year.  we live pretty close…

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friday favorites | 05.13.16

friday favorites 05.13.2016 | plays well with butter

tgif!!!  i’m not sure about you, but this weekend couldn’t have come at a better time.  minneapolis has constantly been covered with overcast, rainy skies this week & i am beyond ready for some sunshine & some free time (& let’s be real – some cocktails, too). like i mentioned last week, chris & i have reached the inevitable point in our year when summer really begins to ramp up & our weekend schedules are packed…

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bulletproof coffee protein latte

bulletproof coffee protein latte via playswellwithbutter | a dreamy, creamy latte that is beyond delicious, of satisfying protein & healthy fats, & completely easy to make at home via playswellwithbutter.com

bulletproof coffee protein latte.  a dreamy, creamy latte that is beyond delicious, chock-full of satisfying protein & healthy fats, & completely easy to make at home with no fancy equipment required.  oh, & it only requires 4 simple ingredients that you probably already have on hand.  do i have your attention yet? i first heard of bulletproof coffee a few years back.  a former co-worker, who was super into nutrition & even jumped on the paleo…

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the ultimate cheese board gift basket

the ultimate cheese board gift basket | plays well with butter

this weekend was a busy one – it completely (& sadly) flew by!  between watching chris run in his first ever half marathon & hosting the in-laws, practically every moment was jam packed with places to be & people to see.  for a homebody like me it was quite a change of pace from recent weekends, which have for the most part only blissfully involved parenthood marathons on netflix & ice cream on our sofa. …

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bogart’s doughnut co. | mpls

bogart's doughnut co. via playswellwithbutter | delicious donuts hand-made in the heart of south minneapolis

remember that show “wife swap”?  in the event that you’re not the reality tv junkie that i proudly am, it was a terrible reality show on abc that aired when “survivor”, “big brother”, “trading spaces”, & “american idol” were on the rise & other pretty garbage reality concepts started creeping out of the woodwork.   the premise of “wife swap” is simple:  the producers of the show would find two moms with differing philosophies on…

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