Are you looking for some new recipes to add to your weekly meal plan? How about a book to read this weekend? I’ve got you covered, I am sharing recipes, books, finds and more this week in my Friday Favorites post.
Good Friday morning friends. It seems a little frivolous to be writing about food, books and finds while we all watch what is happening in Ukraine. The death and suffering of so many is heartbreaking. I hope that a diplomatic solution can be found soon. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the people of Ukraine.
If you would like a distraction from the news I have food, books, interesting articles, finds and more to share today.
If you feel like a little Mexican this weekend you could try:
If Italian is calling your name you might enjoy Baked Chicken Alfredo pasta.
For something a little healthier, Greek Cobb Salad.
As for something sweet, you know I would never skip dessert. In case you missed it, I shared and easy and delicious chocolate chip cookie recipe this week.
You could also make a pan of Chocolate Chunk Shortbread bars. Everything that Sue makes is AMAZING!
If you are looking for more recipes and tasty treats check out my Pinterest Boards, I have been a prolific Pinner for almost 10 years and I have tons of cookies, cakes, pasta, and more pinned.
4 of the Best Day Trips From Rome, I have personally visited all but Santa Marinella and they are all beautiful and worth taking the time to get out of the city to visit.
10 Sacred Sites in America Worth Seeing, of the 10 I have visited 5, I am going to have to put the others on my list to see.
Les Grottes de Lascaux: To the Caves! If you will be in France this year in the Dordogne Valley you will definitely want to visit the Lascaux cave, it is really cool to see the prehistoric drawings. While you are in the area go visit the town of Sarlat, it is a beautiful medieval town that is largely preserved. I have visited Bothe the town of Sarlat and the cave and enjoyed them both. For more information on the Lascaux Cave visit here.
House, Home and Garden
I read about Giuliana and the charity she created, called G’s Giving Gowns and I wanted to share it with all of you, just in case you wanted to donate or share it with your followers.
I have been a fan of Jamie Beck and Ann Street Studio for years, when she and her husband, Kevin Berg lived in NY and perfected cinemagraphs. You can see more of their cintmagraphs here. About 5 years ago Jamie and Kevin moved to Provence and since then have been living, creating and writing in France. I just preordered Jamies’ upcoming book An American in Provence: Art, Life and Photography.
An American in Provence is a beautiful collection of exquisite portrait, scenic, and still-life photography from wildly popular and award-winning photographer Jamie Beck. Looking to slow down from her fast-paced life in New York City, Beck moved to the French countryside documenting her life as “An American in Provence.” What started as a one-year getaway became five as she continues to chronicle her life there through her photography on Instagram @JamieBeck.co, including the birth of her daughter, Eloise, all in the most breathtaking way.
On an unseasonably warm spring day in the 1920s, twenty-two-year-old Jane Fairchild, a maid at an English country house, meets with her secret lover, the young heir of a neighboring estate. He is about to be married to a woman more befitting his social status, and the time has come to end the affair—but events unfold in ways Jane could never have predicted.
Once upon a time four aspiring authors met at their very first writers’ conference. Ten years later they’re still friends, survivors of the ultra-competitive New York publishing world. Mallory St. James is a workaholic whose bestsellers support a lavish lifestyle. Tanya Mason is a single mother juggling two jobs, two kids, and too many deadlines. Faye Truett is the wife of a famous televangelist and the author of inspirational romances: no one would ever guess her explosive secret. Kendall Aims’s once-promising career is on the skids-and so is her marriage. Her sales are dismal, her new editor detests her work-and her husband is cheating. Barely able to think, let alone meet her final deadline, Kendall holes up in a mountain cabin to confront a blank page and a blanker future. But her friends won’t let her face this trial alone. Together they collaborate on a novel using their own lives as fodder, assuming no one will ever discover the truth behind their words.
No one is more surprised than they are when the book becomes a runaway bestseller. But with success comes scrutiny and scandal…as these four best friends suddenly realize how little they’ve truly known each other.
I love these terra cotta planters.
Cute lemon pj’s from Old Navy.
Have a good weekend friends, stay safe in the latest storm.
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