Smudge was bound and determined to get some flowers in the ground. We compromised. It’s what mothers learn to do. I’m nearly an expert at this point.
While my man was building raised beds in hopes to reinvigorate our woefully sorrowful garden (per my subliminal request aka outing his honey-do list in last week’s post), Smudge and I went to work.
Why did it take my 10 year old’s begging for me to put pretty petals in front of our faces? Lesson learned.
This weekend I’m in Washington, D.C. speaking on a panel at the IACP Conference—short code for the International Association of Culinary Professionals Conference. The panel discussion is The Blurred Lines of Blogging (more info about it here) and will be held on Saturday from 4-5:30 pm. If you’re at the conference, come by and say, “Hey!” and I’ll introduce you to my man Abe.
During the flight here, I devoured this book I mentioned a few weeks ago, and so when I get home, there’s going to be some serious overhauling in the casa. I’m feeling lighter already.
Earlier this week I featured another favorite blogger here on FC, if you missed my Q&A with Becky, see how she runs two separate blogs, how she came to becoming a cookbook author and what blogger inspires her most, here.
And now, let’s dig into this week’s Friday Faves.
This would be delicious on any Easter table.
Street Tacos made at home? Viva la difference!
Why didn’t I think of this? My favorite salad, in a wrap.
These pancakes could be the death nail for my diet.
Well, now this is a first: Philly Cheese Steak Pull Apart Bread. And a second…And a third…
I’ve had making cinnamon rolls on my to do list for, oh, 15 months. We ran out of time this week, but we didn’t go without.
Smudge is going to be ALL over these Easter brownie treats. Aren’t they the cutest?
The 24 Carat Carrot Cake. The most expensive looking cake you’ll ever make.
The 5 best ways to organize your recipes in 2015. (Attn husband: jotting them down on the back of envelopes isn’t one of them.)
High concept alert! Bye-bye Cronut. Move over Ramen. Here’s the newest (oldest?) food trend about to hit the streets.
Out of buttermilk? Give regular milk a squeeze of lemon and you’re in business. 100 emergency recipe substitutions.
Just like anything else, getting outdoors with kids and having fun has its secrets, like going off trail to climb a limb or 17, which makes these 10 tips for hiking with kids pretty helpful.
How to dry your herbs, in the microwave!
This is the cutest dish drainer I’ve ever seen.
Flower power. Digging these spring pants.
Are you tired of me posting kitchen hacks yet? I know! Me neither! 15 clever things you didn’t really know you needed in your kitchen. Check out that cutting board over the trash bin! Brilliant!
I read about this mud mask and am thinking about buying it. Has anyone out there tried it before? Or, other recs?
Toggl: A time tracking app that helps me figure out what in the heck I’ve been
wasting away on working away on all day.
Instagram’s Layout app: I usually feel this way inside, now my photos can reflect it too. DOH! Reflect! Get it?
I’m feeling it. The brunch fizz. It’s what weekends with holidays like Easter and Mother’s Day are made for.
Get the recipe | How Sweet It Is
Green Tea Hibiscus Fruit Punch
Get the recipe | Namely Marly
Summer Cucumber Jalapeño Margaritas
Get the recipe | Annie’s Eats
Tequila Beet and Orange Cocktail
Get the recipe | Heather Christo
Pomegranate Ginger Fizz
Get the recipe | 40 Aprons
Have a great weekend everybody, get out and soak up spring and cook something good.
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