Saturday, June 20, 2015

Friday Favorites from Warm Vanilla Sugar, Baked by Rachel, Pick Yin and More

Good morning! How are you? And your week, has it been busy, relaxing or are you saving that for the weekend? I was traveling this week in North Carolina and spent some time in New Bern, the birthplace of Pepsi Cola, and several other great towns which I will share with you later. 

Image from Country Living

Yesterday was International Picnic Day, did you get out and celebrate? I did not as I was traveling but  if I had I would have made these delicious Scotch Eggs from Country Living UK, as an accompaniment to all of my other tasty picnic treats, like potato salad, tasty sandwiches and ice cream. 

Ice cream, ice cream, we all scream for ice cream. Summer and ice cream go to ether like peanut butter and jelly and what could be better with ice cream than some homemade hot fudge? Warm Vanilla Sugar made a scrumptious version of hot fudge this week that I am sure would be delicious on anything!

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream from Baked by Rachel

I think it would be perfect on this Vanilla Bean Ice Cream from Baked by Rachel

Image Pick Yin

Or for a more decadent treat this Dark Chocolate Ice Cream from Pick Yin.

Summer Reading Vanity Fair

We have had a beautiful summer so far, although it has not officially started, with warm days and cool nights the perfect weather for reading. I am always looking for a good book and love all of the "summer reading lists" that are out on the net. This week Vanity Fair published this list and there are some interesting looking ones, although I think I will skip the Stephen King. 


Are you in the market for a summer vacation house? Or perhaps like me you just like to look at other peoples houses? If so check out J.P.Morgans Vacation House in the Adirondacks that Town and Country Magazine featured. It is 120 years old, has a beautiful setting a main house and a guest house. 

Reminder, Meg of Pigtown Designis gearing up for a huge Barn Sale in 2 weeks so mark your calenders if you are in the Baltimore area. I am sure that there are going to be some fabulous treasures. All of the information is on this Facebook Link

If you are looking for more summer recipes, books, fashion and more check out my Summer Pinterest Board.

Trisha Yearwood Brownies on Once Upon a Chocolate Life

Or if you are looking for a chocolate treat, visit Once Upon a Chocolate Life to try out the Trisha Yearwood Brownies that I made this week!

I hope that you have a fabulous and fun weekend!


  1. Scotch eggs is one of those things I've never had, but I know what goes into the making, so I'm sure I'd like them.


  2. Those brownies and ice cream look amazing! Thanks for sharing.K

  3. Good morning Elizabeth! Oh I want summer to slow down for me! THough I had the most wonderful vacation, it seems like summer is winding up like a top and before I know it, it will be spinning out of my control toward working again! LOL!

    Great recipes! The vanilla bean ice cream is enough to keep me smiling all summer long. Enjoy a relaxing weekend, please! Anita

  4. OMG those brownies!!!!!!!! But you had me at sugar vanilla ice cream or better yet how about the two together:) Hope you have a wonderful and enjoyable weekend!


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