I have bred a baker.
“I love baking.” Smudge made it official last night while baking key lime pies for herself and a friend. Because it was a Wednesday night. And her friend had requested Smudge bring key lime pie for the two of them for school lunch. Because that’s what a 10 year old girl does when her mother is known among the friend set as FoodieCrush. She has the genes. She bakes on Wednesdays.
I couldn’t be a more proud mama.
We’ve been perfecting our chocolate chip cookie. I have our family favorite with oatmeal and nuts already on the blog, but this one is just plain, semi sweet goodness all. day. long. It may be coming to a blog near you soon.
This weekend will be the first of the past 8 that I haven’t spent the day brunching with my mama. Before that, I hadn’t spent Mother’s Day with my mom in 13 years. I like it better when we’re together. Happy mom’s day Miss P. I love you madly.
If you’re in need of some Mother’s Day inspiration, hop over to this round-up of favorite recipes, gifts, and entertaining ideas for yo’ mama.
Here’s to you and your mom having a great weekend, whether you’re together or solo. Both are perfect reasons to eat more cookies.
And now, let’s dig into this week’s Friday Faves.
We kept it simple and cheesy for Cinco de Mayo. It’s one of the first recipes I ever posted.
I walked into Crate and Barrel and walked out with this. Total impulse buy that I’ve been eyeing for over a year. So actually not impulsive at all. Or so I am reasoning.
This pictorial of before and after the Nepal earthquake is heartbreaking.
When Whole Paycheck becomes Half Paycheck. How to save money at Whole Foods.
This fish dish makes Friday fish night.
Another recipe that uses turmeric! I need to start using it too.
I’m putting this lemon cake is going on Smudge’s “to bake” list.
Spicy popsicles! It’s time!
These waffles are layer upon layer upon layer of flavor flave.
Gluten free zucchini bread with ALL of the lemon.
This is my kind of resignation letter. Pass the fork!
I’ve done tons of photo retouching over the years but these time-lapse videos of real life Photoshop techniques making models less real are worth a trip down reality lane.
I’m really, really, really going to miss him.
Who knew Jim Carrey was so introspective and inspiring? This graduation speech is well worth a listen.
It’s officially a Full House reunion!
I’ve been walking my Zoee every morning but am ready to make the move to running. This will put me in the starting block.
In honor of Mother’s Day, Deer Valley has posted about our mother/daughter ski day. It turned out to be the funnest day of skiing all year. And in a blink of the eye, snow will be here again before we know it.
9 stylish theme parties you should throw this summer. I have big ideas!
This is the shoe every fashion blogger is wearing. Maybe this food blogger should too.
Style steals under $100 (including those shoes!)
Every meme on the internet buffet for Rhianna’s Met Gala gown. Omelets included.
Fave tweets of the week:
This Instagram account is my latest guilty pleasure. Oh to be young again. Don’t judge.
And now that I’m sucked in, I know I totally want to play on one of these.
10 superfoods you can grow in your own backyard. I’m digging in!
18 months old and 175 pounds. Have you seen this dog? WHOA!
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Recipes I Pinned This Week
Oh the goodness that is out there, so much but only space for a few. Here are some that caught my eye this week.
Pan-Seared Pork Chops
This recipe is the reason to forget all about Shake and Bake.
Blackberry Mint Julep
Bourbon and berries. Does it get any better?
Cheesecake Cookie Bars
Homemade cookie dough and cheesecake in each poppable bite.
Have a great weekend everybody, get out and soak up spring, and get into the kitchen and cook something good.
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