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Good Friday morning friends, how was your week? It has been a beautiful week here, the weather has felt like September and I am soaking up every minute. We were supposed to be in Arizona this week but had to cancel because of the move, and it has been well over 100 every day, I am not missing the heat but I do miss seeing our friends and family.
Pull up a chair friends, grab yourself a coffee, cocoa, tea or a glass of wine because I have lots to share this week. Enjoy!
The 4th of July is just around the corner and one of things I love to make for bbq’s and family parties is my grandmothers’s slab apple pie. It is basically a sheet pan apple pie and it is so good, you can skip the top crust and add a streusel topping if you prefer.
I am always looking for easy meals to make during the week and the Cookie Rookie has an entire page of easy chicken recipes, including my new favorite Spanish Chicken and Rice.
5 Ingredient Buffalo Chicken Pinewheels from Cooking for Keeps is an easy and delicious snack or appetizer.
In case you missed it this week shared the easiest No-churn Ice Cream!
I love cocktails, especially on a hot summer Friday nights and one of my favorite places for “new to me” recipes is from Juliet at Make Mine a Spritzer! Last week Juliet made Texas Ranch water and it was refreshing and delicious. If you prefer something non-alacholic, try one of these recipes.
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If you will be entertaining for the 4th of July you might want to add these plates to your table.
Have you seen the new Gap Home collection? I just discovered it this week, it is available at Walmart, and I ordered this set. I will let you know how I like it once it arrives.
I love dresses and wear them all the time in the summer, I discovered this white dress at H&M and am thinking about buying it. Do any of you have this dress?
That is it for this week friends. I hope that you found something that you enjoyed! Please share any recipes, books, or whatever else that you enjoyed or discovered this week.
Have a happy and safe weekend.
Wiiliam Kendall says
The pie looks good.
Linda Johnston says
To be clear, I need more dishes like…well I don’t but the Gap Home set is so tempting.
I know how you feel Linda, I do not need them at all but I will use them for my photos!
LA CONTESSA says
I DONOT NEED A NEW BOOK I WILL BE MAKING MY WAY THROUGH YOUR SUGGESTED READING ARTICLES!
JULIET AND HER COCKTAILS!!!!!!!
Slab apple pie?! Oh my … this is my dream come true! Thanks for the mention … I’m a huge fan of newly discovered Ranch water. It will be a summer staple at our house. So many of these articles caught my eye … looking forward to working through them over the weekend. Wishing you a successful move … I know it’s hard but well worth it once you’re unpacked in your new home. Happy weekend, Elizabeth! xo
p.s. love the Gap Home collection!!! xo