Welcome to Friday Favorites, a weekly series where I share interesting articles, books, fashion finds, recipes and more.
Good Friday morning friends! It has been a busy week here and today will be the same. The counters are supposed to be installed today. Fingers and toes crossed please because they were supposed to be installed yesterday but there was a delay. The good news is that I do have one appliance, my double ovens! I will be out all day with my niece so I am hoping when I get home I will have a place to set my things.
No plans this weekend except to start to set the house aright, restocking the kitchen, moving furniture, etc. What are your plans?
Today on Friday Favorites I have a few recipes for you to try, easy weeknight tacos, better than take-out pizza, dessert and of course a Friday cocktail. Grab a coffee and settle in to read the interesting articles, book recommendations and finds from around the web this week.
Friday Favorites No. 492 from Garlic, Salt and Lime, Salt and Baker, the Crowded Kitchen and More
It’s Friday so I had to include a pizza recipe, this week it is Nectarine Arugula Pizza.
Stupendous Shredded beef tostadas , an easy delicious weeknight dinner or weekend treat.
A summer salad with fresh blackberries, blueberries, cucumber, avocado, hazelnuts, feta and a lime mint vinaigrette.
Limoncello prosecco cocktail with blueberries and thyme, a refreshing cocktail to sip on the porch with friends.
My favorite bar cookie base filled with roasted cherry filling. This versatile cookie can be made with any fruit filling including jams, jellies and fresh fruit. Try my Browned Butter Roasted Cherry Shortbread bars, you are going to love then.
Visit my Pinterest boards if you are looking for more recipe ideas.
Need a little inspiration for your outside patio? Look no further, Cindy is sharing all of her tips for creating a warm, collected welcoming space.
Susan Allen Toth’s love affair with England is a long and happy one. Now, with England for All Seasons, she will entice even an experienced London visitor into exciting new adventures, from sharing the most scenic London bus routes to bargain-hunting to out-of-the-way places and personal walking tours of eccentric museums. With whimsy and a trenchant eye, she also traverses the country outside London: the estuaries and rivers of Cornwall, the lonely beaches of Anglesey, and the wild sea-lochs of Mull.
Whether looking for literary landscapes or the most delicious sherry trifle, Susan Allen Toth illuminates the nooks and crannies of a multifarious culture, the vibrant, real England that every Anglophile dreams of finding. At once entertaining and contemplative, England for All Seasons is as delightful a travel companion as your liveliest, most trusted friend.
Life isn’t easy when you’re a book.
This charming, humorous, debut novel follows the extraordinary adventures of an extraordinary book.
Entitled is told from the perspective of a book, seeking to find a home.
As it is read, misplaced, loaned and abandoned, our book, like its Readers, discovers love and heartbreak, loneliness and friendship, and ultimately becomes the author of its own journey.
For two women generations apart, going home will change their lives in this funny, poignant, and life-affirming novel about family, secrets, and broken hearts by the author of For the Love of Friends.
Four years into her marriage, Jenna is blindsided when her husband asks for a divorce. With time on her hands and her life in flux, she agrees to accompany her eccentric grandmother Evelyn on a road trip to the seaside Massachusetts town where much of their family history was shaped.
When they hit the road, Evelyn spins the tale of the star-crossed teenage romance that captured her heart more than seventy years ago and changed the course of her life. She insists the return to her hometown isn’t about that at all—no matter how much she talks about Tony, her unforgettable and forbidden first love.
Upon arrival, Jenna meets Tony’s attentive great-nephew Joe. The new friendship and fresh ocean air give her the confidence and distance she needs to begin putting the pain of a broken marriage behind her.
As the secrets and truths of Evelyn’s past unfold, Jenna discovers a new side of her grandmother, and of herself, that she never knew existed—and learns that the possibilities for healing can come at the most unexpected times in a woman’s life.
I have the The Red Truck Bakery cookbook and love it. Can’t wait to get this new cookbook.
Brian Noyes, founder of the beloved Red Truck Bakery in Marshall, Virginia, and author of the Red Truck Bakery Cookbook, presents more than 95 all-new, comforting recipes celebrating ingredients and traditions from the bakery’s home on the edge of the Shenandoah Valley and the Blue Ridge mountains. With small-town charm, an emphasis on local, seasonal produce, and country comfort inspiration from the 170-year-old farmhouse where the bakery began, The Red Truck Bakery Farmhouse Cookbook features Brian’s favorite savory recipes and old-time classics from family, friends, and the bakery archives. This is the food that Brian cooks at home as well as for the bakery’s thousands of customers nationwide—plus recipes for favorite Red Truck Bakery dishes that have not been shared before.
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A blogger friend recommended this soap and it smells fabulous plus you can’t beat the price.
Yes, this is a Christmas tree and yes I know it is August. But, I did not want you to miss out on this great deal, this 4 foot tree is $10.00! I have no idea what it looks like but I ordered 2 for my front porch. They are arriving this week so I will keep you posted on the quality.
In case you missed it, I shared 10 beautiful, timeless and classic summer dresses to add to your wardrobe.
I hope that you enjoyed Friday Favorites no. 492 and that you found something to make or read. Have a wonderful weekend, enjoy the waning weeks of summer.
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