Good morning! It’s Friday and I could not be happier. It has been a long, crazy week and I am looking forward to relaxing and of course eating all sorts of tasty food for the Derby and for Cinco de Mayo this weekend. On Tuesday I shared My 10 Favorite Kentucky Derby Party Foods so today I thought I would share a few of the things I will be eating to celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Sunday.
|Queso from The Cookie Rookie|
If you have followed me for any length of time you know that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE cheese and a cheesy dip is always at the top of my list of party foods. I will definitely be making this White Queso Dip from The Cookie Rookie, hopefully my husband won’t want to share.
Baked Chicken Taquitos are always a great appetizer!
I have never eaten a sope before but these little pancake looking tortillas, called scopes look delicious, especially with brisket. I am going to try this recipe from Muy Bueno Cookbook on Sunday and I will let you know how they taste!
Mexican Corn Salad from Live, Eat Learn would be a great addition to any meal.
As are these Cuban sugar cookies.
Home Ownership in the Age of Instagram, this is a great read.
This Julia Louis Dreyfus “Don’t Wear These Clothes Again.” video made me laugh.
Valencia, a timid debt collector with crippling OCD, is afraid of many things, but the two that scare her most are flying and turning thirty-five. To confront those fears, Valencia’s therapist suggests that she fly somewhere—anywhere—before her upcoming birthday. And as Valencia begins a telephone romance with a man from New York, she suddenly has a destination in mind. There’s only one problem—he might not actually exist.
Mrs. Valentine is an eccentric old woman desperate for company, be it from neighbors, telemarketers, or even the funeral director (when you’re her age, you go to a lot of funerals). So she’s thrilled when the new cleaning girl provides a listening ear for her life’s story—a tale of storybook love and incredible adventures around the world with her husband before his mysterious and sudden disappearance.
The stories of Valencia and Mrs. Valentine may at first appear to have nothing in common…but then again, nothing in life is as straightforward as it seems.
One of Madeline Cullen’s happiest childhood memories is of working with her Aunt Maddie in the quaint and cozy Printed Letter Bookshop. But by the time Madeline inherits the shop nearly twenty years later, family troubles and her own bitter losses have hardened Madeline’s heart toward her once-treasured aunt—and the now struggling bookshop left in her care.
While Madeline intends to sell the shop as quickly as possible, the Printed Letter’s two employees have other ideas. Reeling from a recent divorce, Janet finds sanctuary within the books and within the decadent window displays she creates. Claire, though quieter than the acerbic Janet, feels equally drawn to the daily rhythms of the shop and its loyal clientele, finding a renewed purpose within its walls.
When Madeline’s professional life falls apart, and a handsome gardener upends all her preconceived notions, she questions her plans and her heart. Has she been too quick to dismiss her aunt’s beloved shop? And even if she has, the women’s best combined efforts may be too little, too late.
Don’t miss this curiously charming debut! In this hauntingly beautiful story of love, loneliness and self-discovery, an endearing widower embarks on a life-changing adventure.
Sixty-nine-year-old Arthur Pepper lives a simple life. He gets out of bed at precisely 7:30 a.m., just as he did when his wife, Miriam, was alive. He dresses in the same gray slacks and mustard sweater vest, waters his fern, Frederica, and heads out to his garden.
But on the one-year anniversary of Miriam’s death, something changes. Sorting through Miriam’s possessions, Arthur finds an exquisite gold charm bracelet he’s never seen before. What follows is a surprising and unforgettable odyssey that takes Arthur from London to Paris and as far as India in an epic quest to find out the truth about his wife’s secret life before they met—a journey that leads him to find hope, healing and self-discovery in the most unexpected places.
How cute are these Pom Pom Soludos?
I love these tea towels and think they are perfect for Mother’s day, a birthday or even for yourself.
That is it for this week, as always, please share you favorite recipes, movie, podcasts, books and whatever else you found interesting this week.
Have a great day!
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