New recipes to add to your meal plan, books recommendations, fashion finds and more this week on Friday Favorites.
Good morning friends, how was your week? It’s been a busy week with work and the outdoor projects. I think we are experiencing the last gasp of winter, a few days ago we had record temperatures in the 80’s and overnight it is going to be 20. This weekend is also daylight savings, so don’t forget to Spring ahead on Sunday.
I have lots to share so grab your chocolate, coffee, tea or wine and let’s get to it.
Friday Favorites, Food, Finds, Books and More
Jamie Olivers Sausage Carbonara not only looks good but is an easy recipe to whip together on a weeknight when you are busy.
Pappardelle with a Simple Tomato Sauce is what is for dinner at my house this evening.
Oh my goodness, this provolone cheese with balsamic caramelized onions looks like the perfect appetizer.
Did someone say cheese bread? Easy cheese bread is even better. I think I am going try this recipe because my husband loves jalapeño peppers, cheese and beer!
Next week is St.Patrick’s Day, why not make yourself a tasty treat to celebrate? One of my favorites is Bailey’s Irish cream Cupcakes.
House, Home & Garden
Are you a gardener, would you like to be? Here are some helpful tips, What to do in the Garden in March.
I am in love with these “bread bugs.”
Check out these amazing cat embroideries.
Gilded Age fans did you know there was an official podcast?
This movie looks so good.
If you live in the UK or are traveling there this month here are Camelia Garden to Visit In March
Dessert connects us heart-to-heart like almost nothing else. It brings us together in good times and bad, celebration and solace. It marks big and small milestones and creates memories of comfort and joy. And Christina Tosi, the founder and CEO of Milk Bar, believes it can save the world.
Does the combination of sugar, flour, and butter have some magical ability to fix all the craziness of our modern existence? Of course not. Tosi knows a cookie is just a cookie—but bringing the joy a cookie holds into every area of your life most definitely can. The spirit of dessert—the relentless, unflinching commitment to finding or creating joy even when joy feels hard to come by—is what can save us. And then we, in turn, can each save the world.
Ted Kennedy Watson—acclaimed retailer, blogger, and stylist of the beautiful and unusual—has a passion for the art of display and an understanding of how distinctive touches make a space inviting. Here, in a lush, lavish, A-to-Z guide, he presents dozens of insider secrets and ideas that will empower you to create a serene, harmonious home that delights the five senses.
The megatalented creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away with Murder chronicles how saying yes for one year changed her life – and how it can change yours, too.
With three hit shows on television and three children at home, the ubertalented Shonda Rhimes had lots of good reasons to say no when an unexpected invitation arrived. Hollywood party? No. Speaking engagement? No. Media appearances? No.
And there was the side benefit of saying no for an introvert like Shonda: nothing new to fear.
Then Shonda’s sister laid down a challenge: Just for one year, try to say yes to the unexpected invitations that come your way. Shonda reluctantly agreed – and the result was nothing short of transformative. In Year of Yes, Shonda Rhimes chronicles the powerful impact saying yes had on every aspect of her life – and how we can all change our lives with one little word. Yes.
It is 1923. Evangeline (Eva) English and her sister Lizzie are missionaries heading for the ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar. Though Lizzie is on fire with her religious calling, Eva’s motives are not quite as noble, but with her green bicycle and a commission from a publisher to write A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar, she is ready for adventure.
In present day London, a young woman, Frieda, returns from a long trip abroad to find a man sleeping outside her front door. She gives him a blanket and a pillow, and in the morning finds the bedding neatly folded and an exquisite drawing of a bird with a long feathery tail, some delicate Arabic writing, and a boat made out of a flock of seagulls on her wall. Tayeb, in flight from his Yemeni homeland, befriends Frieda and, when she learns she has inherited the contents of an apartment belonging to a dead woman she has never heard of, they embark on an unexpected journey together.
I mentioned a few weeks ago that Banana Republic has gone back to the classics which I love, this week is the Friends and Family Sale 40% off most everything. This shirt would be a great addition to your wardrobe as would this flower shirt and this horn chain necklace.
Remember this dress? It is in my cart, I will let you know if I purchase it.
That is all for this week my friends, I hope that you found something to read, cook and to enjoy. I love sharing the books I am reading and all of the interesting articles I come across during the week. If you found something this week that you enjoyed and think we would enjoy please share it in the comments.
Before you go I wanted to say, the war in Ukraine is not far from my mind, and although I might not mention the war in each post I am thinking about the people and helping in any way that I can. If you would prefer not to read blogs and posts while all of this is going on I respect your decision. My heart goes out to all of the people of Ukraine, I am praying for a miracle.
Have a good weekend my friends, thank you for spending part of your day with me. Don’t forget to come by tomorrow where I will be joining Kim and Juliet for our Saturday Meanderings.
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