One thing I love about my job is the diversity.
One day I’m shooting food for clients I love and consulting on magazine design for clients. The other days I’m designing cookbooks and creating food bloggers new ebook projects (stay tuned!) plus plotting and planning the next issue of FoodieCrush magazine (January 2015!)
This week I’m also working on surviving Mercury in retrograde thanks to these tips. I’m keeping a watchful eye on all of my computers and electronics (back up your databases folks!), taking things with a grain of salt (that’s okay that you forgot my dinner order!) and thinking twice about making big purchases (but I really NEED the iPhone 6!)
I’m also relishing my renewed enthusiasm to push myself and the blog in new directions.
That’s why I’m hoping you’ll help me out by giving me feedback on what you like most—and least—about FoodieCrush and what you’d like to see more—and less of—by taking this quick survey.
After hearing what you have to say I’ll be better in tune with what you want to see on FoodieCrush—and what you don’t.
Thanks in advance for taking time out of your busy day to help me make this a better, more interesting and more inspirational spot on the web for you to visit. I appreciate all of you even more than buttercream frosting and chicken pot pie.
And now, let’s get to those Friday Faves!
I love it when talented performers do a good thing for children in need and I LOVE this remake of one of my favorite songs from my youth because my dad loved it so much.
but what’s just as cool is…
The behind the scenes of how it all came together. Wow, that’s some serious green screen!
Baked (not fried!) Apple Cider Doughnuts, here.
How to make a soup tureen from a squash, here.
Whole wheat chocolate chip banana bread. Pass me a gallon of milk, stat.
Kale and brussels sprouts with cranberries and roasted almonds salad. I may just be getting over my brussels aversion with this one.
And, the complete guide to fall apples because I never know which ones are best to bake with.
My man is McGyver when it comes to wrangling errant BBQ tongs in the drawers that don’t clasp shut. Plastic wrap!
If you had a terminal disease and could choose your day to die, would you? This woman has, and, wow, I don’t know if I could. ** Box of tissue alert. **
This is the easiest way I’ve come across to make animated GIFs. See ‘ya Photoshop!
so that then…
You can become one of the coolest GIF artists around,
Get inspired to create something like these animated GIFs of couples in love. Hey, that’s pretty cool.
10 decor tips designers swear by. I’m liking #5 and totally want those lamps!
How to wear a utility jacket.
My man and our girl are matching 49er’s Superfans. Get you favorite team’s T here.
I’ve never seen eyebrows like this!
Selfie alert! Make skin smooth as silk with this smart phone app.
Pizza farms! It’s true, they’re a thing, I mean, look at the pictures.
9 ways to improve your memory. Looks like I’m doing all the right things in #4, now if I could get serious about #2 I’d be in business.
Let’s get down to business:
10 dream offices that will make you want to work from home.
Growing your blog’s readership: Follow the 7:2:1 rule.
How to create content for the <new> online world.
Butternut Squash Recipes We Can’t Get Enough Of
I started off the week with my recipe for Kale Salad with Butternut Squash, Chickpeas and Tahini Dressing and by the looks of it, there are plenty of other bloggers who are falling for the gourd. Here’s a few I found on the www this week that you might like too.
Butternut Squash, Arugula and Roasted Garlic Goat Cheese Tartine
Tartine. Such a fancy way to say, “Dang, this is good!” And do NOT skip the roasted garlic goat cheese. Recipe here.
Thai Butternut Squash and Pork Red Curry
There’s no way I could ever get tired of Thai curry. Recipe here.
Maple Roasted Butternut Squash Freekah Salad with Kale
This salad looks freek-ah awesome! It’s a salad sonnet! Wait, did I just step out of Pitch Perfect part 2? Recipe here.
Stuffed Turkey Breasts with Butternut Squash and Figs
Turkey tenderloin serves as the vessel for a serious veggie stuffing with all the right flavors. If figs aren’t your favorite, substituting pears or apples are perfectly acceptable. Recipe here.
Spicy Lentil Stew with Butternut Squash, Chickpeas and Goat Cheese
Sweet butternut squash posts a foil to serrano’s spice in this veg-heavy stew fit for man or woman alike. Recipe here.
Thank you, thank you for reading FoodieCrush and helping me curate better content for you by filling out my survey, whether it be good, bad or ugly. I’m ready to hear it.
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Happy weekend cooking!
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Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog
Can’t wait until January 2015 for the newest issue of Foodiecrush!
Denise | TLT
Some lovely favorites again, as pretty much always! It was great talking to you last week. So nice to finally have a proper chat with image and all. We’ll keep in touch. Have a great weekend, xoxo
Vijay @ NoshOn.It
Thanks for the apple post shout-out!
Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen
Thanks for the sweet shout out Heidi! You know I love your blog.
Erin | The Law Student's Wife
Your Friday faves are the best—I love the variety—and thanks so so much for including my salad!!!
Laura (Blogging Over Thyme)
I always love your Friday Faves! Thank you so much for including my tartine :) Also–I’ve been meaning to publish my reader survey for weeks now, so thank you for the reminder! You always give the best tips and tricks.
MB @ Bourbon and Brown Sugar
Thank you, thank you for sharing that version of “God Only Knows” Wow!! A family favorite, and I hadn’t seen this version…