Saturday, July 23, 2016

Friday Favorites from The Simple Luxurious Life, Oh Joy, Two Peas and Their Pod, Carolyn Roehm, and More

Good morning! How is your week? Mine has been busy and HOT! It is a heatwave here, what about in your neck of the woods? Do you have any ways to beat the heat besides sweet tea and ice cream?

Although I have been trying to catch up on things at home I did find a few things to share with you this week. 

Spicy Chicken Salad from Oh Joy

I love easy, quick meals and this Spicy Chicken Pasta Salad from Oh Joy looks delicious!

Greek Tortellini Salad from Two Peas and a Pod

As does this scrumptious Greek Tortellini Salad from Two Peas and Their Pod  which I will be making today for lunch. 

Image from Christina's Cucina

I have always wanted to make a Roulade or rolled cake but have never had the confidence to do it, until now. I discovered this decadent, but easy Summer Berry Meringue Roulade from Christinas Cucina and I cannot wait to make it. I will let you know how it turns out! 

With all of the unrest in the US and abroad it is easy to get depressed,  here are 11 Ways to Be Happy Right Now from The Simple Luxurious Life that will hopefully lift your spirits. 

Image Carolyne Rohm

Speaking of lifting your spirits have you visited Carolyn Roehm's blog lately? If not check out her beautiful dahlias and her tables cape using them for the 4th. Simple, beautiful, perfection.

I hope that you have a happy and safe weekend.



  1. Yes, it is VERY hot here too! It started on early Wednesday and it continuing through today. I have not gone out, even to take out the trash! I did poke my head out a bit to test it and it was unbearably hot. I am still glad however, that summer is still here and that I do have at least four more weeks of bliss.

    Wishing you peace and beauty my friend!

  2. That Greek tortellini salad looks so fresh and yummy. Perfect for this hot summer weather. Stay cool and hydrated. Happy weekend ahead, L

  3. The cake looks delicious. We have heat and humidity here again, today and yesterday.

  4. Thank you so much for including my roulade; I'm sure you will love it as it's a very simple recipe, but tastes fabulous! Very hot here, too! Hoping this heatwave ends soon! Thanks again!

  5. Hope you are staying cool and sampling some of these delicious looking recipes! I am having dinner guests tomorrow night and may try the tortellini salad. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!! xoxo

  6. The heat here is unbearable !!!
    We just came home from Hawaii and I thought it was HOT there as well.
    Pacific NW is looking better & better.........


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