Hello and happy Friday.
Whew. I made it. Just by the skin of my white-and-bright-thank-you-mom-and-dad-for-orthodontia teeth.
Let me agree with those of you who’ve gone through it…Raising a teenager is hard. And naturally, it should be. She’s spreading her wings. Learning to navigate amazing opportunities and new situations on her own. As a parent, letting her do it and make mistakes, becomes a true exercise in restraint. Especially when I have only one child to focus the parental tornado of worry on.
But we keep on cookin’. Figuratively as a family and literally as the recipe maker here at FoodieCrush. Head down, chin up!
A few more Thanksgiving recipes are coming to the blog next week—including a test of which turkey brine is best—shown in the behind-the-scenes shot above—with “easy” at the recipe core.
Each year I aim to fill the holes in the blog’s T-day recipe index and so each year I work on adding to it, both for you and for my own memory of favorite recipes I make. Yes, this blog is a resource for readers, but it’s also a diary for me. So for now, let’s go whole hog Thanksgiving.
But enough about me, let’s dig into this week’s Friday Faves.
When things are just so good you have to stop enjoying them to realize it. Yep, dopamine fasting is a thing. Those crazy Silicon Valley kids…or should we call them monks?
5 small daily things that can change your habits for good.
And in this week’s edition of animals do the dardnest things/warm fuzzies:
- Have you seen this puppy with a tail growing out of his head? CUUUUTEST! And his name is the best!
- This man truly gives a new meaning to animal rescue. Wow. That’s dedication.
- This pigeon‘s nest is amazing.
The case for eating dessert and enjoying it.
Gatherings don’t have to be fussy:
- Essential tips for entertaining at home.
- Set your table like the French do.
- 17 Thanksgiving table settings to wow your guests.
This salad is EVERYTHING for fall.
This mac and cheese won Guy’s Grocery Games. It’s a bone fide winner dinner!
A chicken dinner with the Thanksgiving feels.
Steak bites. The poultry alternative.
This dip may beat hummus at its own game.
Check the crisper! Clean out the fridge with this easy dinner.
This everything bagel breakfast casserole is…everything.
Mexican rice bowls for the all-in-one win.
This fall cocktail is sure to be a smash.
- Tis the season for more joy and less clutter.
- How to make sure everyone feel welcome this holiday.
- 10 ways to save money over the holidays without feeling like you’re missing out.
- 7 holiday decorating trends that’ll make your house look like it stepped out of a West Elm catalog.
This is the best gift for your chocolate lovers. I had to buy one for myself :)
I’m all about the pom pom beanies.
Santa’s list is getting long: The hottest toys of 2019.
I’ve given up my Hydroflask for this water sipper instead. Stays cold forever!
Get the hottest trend in faux leather leggings at 30% off with code WELCOME30
16 essential oils you should have in your home.
I love simple, drippy ornaments like these.
Or, skip the big tree and go with a collection of these.
And this should be the obvious welcome to every guest to our home, no doorbell needed.
That’s it for this week! Have a grand weekend.
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