Happy Friday friends!
We celebrated the Lunar New Year with friends and a homemade Korean feast accompanied by a bunch of store-bought banchan (little veggie bites.) I used this recipe to marinate the thin beef ribs before they hit the grill and made my favorite ramen noodle salad. Man, I love any reason to celebrate with food.
Napping is a rarity for me, something I simply don’t think of doing. I didn’t think I was tired, but when snuggled up under my favorite blanket (thanks Mom!) then told myself I’d close my eyes for just a few minutes, I woke up 1 ½ hours later. Power to the power nap and why it’s good for you.
Who else is working their brain so their brain keeps working? But they don’t all have to be on your phone –> Fun word games that are offline to try if you love Wordle. On a side note, how cool is it the creator created it during lockdown just for himself and his partner and has now sold the game to the New York Times for millions after it became a viral sensation. So, what did you do during lockdown?
Who else is getting psyched for the Winter Olympics?! Reading the profiles of these female Winter Olympic and Paralympic athletes made me all the more ready to roll out my pom poms. These ladies are fierce.
Dance like no one is watching, and if they are, don’t care. A true example to live by.
Videos of “the drop challenge” have been entertaining everyone everywhere. Here are a few favorites:
- I love this flash mob dance group.
- The SNL crew went for it.
- This Starbucks knows how to have fun while getting the job done.
- She’s killing it.
Who doesn’t love the Barefoot Contessa? I mean, she is pretty much the queen in the kitchen we all wish to be so in honor of her 74 years around the sun, here are 74 of the very best lessons learned by Ina.
What’s not to love about this pasta? This would be fun to serve to kiddos on Valentine’s Day.
These Korean chicken wings are game day ready.
This soup looks slurpalicious.
This Moroccan soup with lentils and chickpeas will rock your veg clock.
Curing my chocolate yearnings with:
- Nutella pudding that’s sure to please
- This flourless chocolate cake will make you feel totally rich
- It’s all in hand with these cute fudgey chocolate pastry tarts
This vegetarian hot dish dinner is a retro classic with my favorite creamed spinach on steroids.
With mushrooms, broccoli, and orzo, this casserole fuels all your vegetarian dinner dreams.
What a healthy way to turn tortillas into pizza.
This recipe is how you add major flavor to your chicken dinner.
A recipe that combines two of my favorite foods in one? This pizza spaghetti is a no-brainer.
And here’s another hybrid dish that has my full attention. All the heart eyes for this dreamy cake right here.
Welcome back 1980. Based on trends from the past year, Pinterest Predicts says all things goth are back for 2022.
In another example of “people are so creative”, this young lady created a chainmail iridescent dress from over 2,000 pennies. It’s adorable and worth its weight in copper :).
19 Valentine’s Day nail art ideas that are so fun you’ll definitely want to use to tickle your love.
A pretty scallop on the collar and sleeves of this pretty top.
Get organized with shoe racks that are actually stylish and not eye sores.
These buildings are so incredible. #3 is especially blowing my mind.
A useful roundup of productivity tools to help you stay motivated and on track.
Enjoy your weekend. Now get into the kitchen and cook something good!
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