Happy Friday my friendlies!
This past week was SUCH a good week, I don’t know if it could be topped. Okay, maybe if I had sat next to Brad Pitt on the plane. Or Justin Timberlake. And they weren’t as short as I’m thinking they are in real life. And we totally chatted it up on the plane. And we became, like, best friends. Maybe with benefits? Who knows…
That MIGHT have made this week just a smidge better.
Regardless, it was a great week.
Why was I on the plane? Because I was either going to or coming home from Pittsburgh, PA, where I was with one of my favorite clients and partners here on the blog, DeLallo Foods, eating, drinking and eating some more.
Don’t tell my trainer but YES I DID eat meals like this incredible scallop and homemade pasta dish at the top of this post. Holy crap. The BEST scallops I’ve ever had with a red pepper casereccia (that’s the pasta), jumbo lump crab, roasted garlic and parsley butter. If you’re in Pittsburgh, definitely consider a meal at Casbah. Delish.
I was at DeLallo to shoot videos for some upcoming recipes I created that you’ll be seeing on the blog throughout the rest of this year. These recipes are ALL winners, and I can’t wait to share them with you.
And yes, we do climb on tables and anywhere else to get the shot. It’s all in the name of content.
The other big news? I told you last week we were heading to the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary Super Adoption to look for a new furry family member and we found our boy.
He’s a 9 year old border collie/panda mix we’ve named Prince, in honor of the man in purple. No, I did not have a choice in naming him, that was all Smudge and my man. We have a soft spot in our hearts for black dogs and senior dogs since they’re the least adopted.
He is the sweetest thing, and already knew how to high five, sit, stay, come and most importantly snuggle. He’s going to be an amazing addition to our fam and has already shown to be a really good doorbell with the other two barkers in our brood. Big thanks to Rescue Rovers for making it happen.
And finally, the biggest news for my girl Smudge. She’s getting her braces off today! I mean, what could top the week more than that? I can’t wait to see that straight tooth smile, but I gotta admit, I’m going to miss that silver smile.
This weekend I’ll be here at home in SLC at the Everything Food Conference. If you’re here, please look me up and come say hi. I’ll be snapping and chatting and would love to meet new faces and say ‘hey’ to familiar ones.
If you are here, don’t miss my Food Bloggers’ Guide of Where to Eat in SLC. So much goodness! And if you have a favorite spot we missed, hop over and mention it in the comments.
But enough about me. It’s time for favorites of the week! So dig in and waste away this pretty spring day by hopping around the interwebs.
But before you do, I just have to say thank you SO MUCH for stopping by and making this a part of your day. I so appreciate you and the time you spend here. SO if there is anything I can do to make your experience better, or that I’m missing, or being annoying with or even something you like (whoa!) please let me know. I’m here to please.
So THANK YOU!
Okay, now let’s really skip to the lou. Happy Friday friends!
Am I REALLY as annoying as these guys in the video below? Okay, maybe I am…But you might be too :)
This salad has me ready to fire up the grill.
ALL over this pasta because, marinated feta, people!
These are the ribs to end all ribs. GORGEOUS! Plus, whiskey!
Astrology nerds, come hither and find your signature cocktail based on your zodiac sign! This would be such a fun party idea!
This blueberry pancake cake is going to blow Smudge’s mind.
This looks like the loveliest warm weather dessert (I have a feeling I’ll be making this all summer)!
Yeah, I haven’t even tried this vinaigrette yet, and already I want to pour it over everything edible.
A portrait of Donald Trump made entirely from Mexican food. Ha!
Are you fermenting? Jump on the trend!
I can’t even handle HOW PRETTY THESE ARE! And they’re all out of paper! Now, THIS is talent.
Can’t get enough of this hand soap lately — it smells heavenly! And I love the packaging.
What your favorite ice cream flavor says about you. This is a TOTALLY scientific quiz, but I gotta say, my affinity for chocolate is kinda ringing true.
What an inspiration this man is!
A wedding proposal mid-maternity shoot? Well that’s as good a time as any!
As if I didn’t already think Robin Wright was amazing (The Princess Bride and now as the stellar Claire Underwood), she spoke out for equal pay. Love this!
Finally! More emojis representing women with the power!
I’m tracking what I spend my time on the computer doing with this app, and I gotta say, it’s a little surprising.
What successful people do on the weekends. Or you could just drink wine.
There’s a new Fixer Upper in town, loaded with Southern charm. Have you seen it yet?
Here are the top 10 Pinned places to travel this summer for 2016. Whoa, I never would have thought you’d find that in Austin!
and this tip…
How to stay at luxury hotels without the price tag.
I will never travel again without these cute bags to keep my suitcase spill-safe. Durable but inexpensive. See ya later sandwich bags!
This dress makes me want to go to the beach, stat!
I could live in this one all summer!
I could carry this bag around all summer long.
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Pinned for the Grilling Win
This week I saw several killer chicken griller kabob recipes that made it to my pin board, and I’m hoping to yours too. Break out the barbie friends, grill season is here!
Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken Kabobs
My MIL’s favorite seasoning brings these skewers to the flavor table.
Chicken Kebabs with Cherry Bourbon Sauce
There’s a hidden spice to these kebabs that propels them to the next level of goodness.
Fajita Chicken Kebabs
This recipe will put you in the ranks of Grill Boss.
Have a grand weekend friends, and here’s to cooking something good.
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