Hello and happy Friday!
We had some friends over for dinner last weekend who we hadn’t seen in what seemed like forever. I was feeling a bit rusty because it’s been so long since we’d cooked for more than just us, but ah, it felt good! I kept it super simple and light with this main, this Greek salad, this bean salad, and this rice and it was all super delicious. Such a good reminder that you don’t have to go overboard when entertaining, you just have to make a point to get together!
This weekend I have b-ball fever, not only for the men but more so for the women’s NCAA Final Four basketball teams. Talk about some serious phenom power. Go Stanford! Wow, these women ballers are GOOD and deserve every bit as much notoriety as the men’s division. And, have you heard about this 19 year-old soccer player (who probably inherited her tenacity from her famous dad) who scored as the highest-paid female soccer player in the National Women’s Soccer League?
So there was a lot to unpack from the Oscars this year, and some history-making moments were sadly overshadowed. Actress Ariana Debose just made history as the first openly queer woman of color to win an Oscar for her performance in West Side Story. And actor Troy Kotsur also made history as the first deaf actor to win an Oscar for acting. Coda was SUCH a good movie. If you haven’t seen it yet, do it.
Also, what we can learn from the Will Smith and Chris Rock conversation.
I’m all about keeping this old brain of mine stimulated. I love pen and paper crossword puzzles and also online word games like Spelling Bee. And as I’ve said before, Wordle is one I play too. But where to start you ask? Here’s 20 strategic opening words to use in Wordle.
This spice company looks so cool, has a unique selection of spices, and supports small-scale farmers.
This Easter cheese board is a big bunny celebration must.
This soup looks so slurp-able.
This salmon in creamy curry sauce has my full attention.
Carrot cake for breakfast? Yes, please!
Air fryer steak! Wow, that came out perfectly!
Air fryer eggplant parm turns out totally crispy.
This rainbow salad is pure gold.
Power to the noodle with these lasagna recipes:
- A veg-forward lasagna with my FAVE creamy cheese
- Here’s how to make a primo primavera lasagna
- This sausage lasagna is for all the meat lovers
I can never have enough veggie pasta salad ideas like this one.
My husband is a cucumber fiend and would LOVE this salad.
Also, speaking of cake, this one-bowl citrus cake looks SO yummy.
This post on how to stay organized in the kitchen is super helpful.
Are you thinking of investing in a vacation home to rent out and make some cash? Before you do, here’s some things you should know.
I don’t think you could be in a bad mood if you wore this cheerful sweater.
Loving these shorts and loving the price even more.
Why should kids get to have all the fun? —> The best adult birthday party games.
How amazing is this bouquet of flowers?
If you’re thinking about hammocking this summer, this one is the best one to buy and it’s half the price you’ll find at regular stores.
I love the bold colors in this unique home.
This local’s guide to NYC is a MUST to bookmark for any soon-to-take trip to the Big Apple.
A 5-minute arm workout to do several times a week.
And that is it for this week. Have a happy weekend everyone.
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