Happy Friday friends!
Who has recovered from last week’s 3 day labor day weekend? I know, me neither. But now that the pool is officially closed, I’m raising my hand in my best Queen Elizabeth impression to wave in a warm hello to fall.
We started off the weekend by FINALLY making it to our first baseball game of the summer to see our local Salt Lake Bees play. I’m telling you, it’s such a beautiful view it makes it hard to keep your eye on the ball.
The following day, we headed east to savor an impromptu staycation getaway just 30 minutes from our front door when we spent the weekend at Stein Eriksen Lodge in Park City, UT. Yep. You bet I feel lucky.
Cooler mountain air. Chilling at the fire with my man and the best dirty martini, a spontaneous checker tournament my husband schooled me in, jumbo-size Jenga games on the lawn with Smudge and all the delicious eats (their famous Sunday brunch) and drinks (amazing bloody Mary’s to sip along with that brunch) that I could pack into this food loving body. We came away rested, fat and happy.
This week I’ve been in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina soaking up a whole lot of sightseeing, shrimp & grits, and low country goodness I’ll be sharing with you soon. Man, the people here are so friendly! I almost feel like I’m back home in Utah.
But until then, let’s dig into this week’s list of Friday Faves!
Even if you don’t go to the county fair, you can still eat all of this.
Just about all of us can while away some serious hours in IKEA, but did you know you can host your own dinner party there? Well, if you live in London, that is! How fun would this be?
Can’t wait to try this gorgeous 10-minute gazpacho (10 minutes, you guys!)
This beautiful matchstick salad looks looks heavenly…
The #1 rule of meal planning success. What are your tips?
This is going to change the way I grocery shop. I can’t wait.
I’m convinced this really is the best creamed corn (um, hello, bacon!)
These zucchini maple cupcakes are the perfect welcome to fall.
Football season is here, and I’m pretty sure this epic roundup is the be-all and end-all of football food *Warning*: This will provoke some serious cravings.
Breaking Bad fans, did you know there’s a Walter White-inspired coffee shop in Brooklyn?
In case you wanna see Drake get cheesecake thrown in his face by Tyra Banks…
How to dine like Beyoncé (my contributor Hayley can totally vouch for Lucali — she says it’s amazing!)
All of the crazy foods at the Minnesota State Fair (I’m all over that cheesy French onion monkey bread!)
Could it be that one of the most coveted, top secret recipes in the world just got leaked? The colonel is probably rolling over in his grave.
Have you seen these parade floats made all of flowers? They put the Rose Parade to shame!
The iPhone 7…it’s here!
I’ve developed a wee bit of a succulent obsession, and this set of planters would be a super fun addition to it.
Whoa. Reality check! Check out this list of the salary you need to live in a modest home in cities from S.F. to N.Y.C. Mind blowing.
Loving this camel colored coat for fall.
I love this genre: 8 nonfiction food books to read this fall…More Julia Child!!
I still don’t know that I’m ready for you just yet, but when I am, I’m making this!
Recipes I Pinned This Week
So much good stuff to transition from summer to fall this week on my Pin boards. It’s plum season, so here are three fabulous end-of-summer plum desserts I’ve pinned, that I think you should pin too.
Cardamom Spiced Blueberry Plum Crumbles
The perfect crumble to properly send off summer.
Roasted Plum Ice Cream
Roasted plums + dark chocolate? YES, please!
Italian Plum Pie
The prettiest plum pie I ever did see…
I hope you have a fabulous weekend!
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