Friday, May 26, 2017

Friday Favorites from The Simply Luxurious Life, The Baking Chocolatess, Simply Recipes, How Sweet it Is, The Small Things and More

Good morning and a very happy weekend to you! Do you have big plans for the Memorial Day weekend? It will be raining here for most of the weekend but we are going to make the best of it as we have friends coming to town for the weekend. 

Spring Cheese Board with Beet Whipped Feta

We do have plans for a barbecue on either Sunday or Monday but tonight we will be having this beautiful Spring Cheese Board with Whipped Beet Feta from How Sweet It Is blog with wine and cocktails before we go out for dinner.

Image Simply Recipes via Pinterest

I am a huge fan of brownies and I think they are the perfect dessert for a holiday party. This recipe for Fudgy Chocolate Brownies from Simply Recipes looks like an easy and delicious treat to make over the weekend, you may have to double or triple it though because this recipe only makes an 8" pan. 

The Baking Chocolatess Image

If you do not feel like baking and would still like to serve something sweet and somewhat healthy(fruit is healthy) than you could make these Patriotic Explosion Cheesecake Desserts from The Baking Chocolatess

Last week I told you about the the summer reading list by The Modern Mrs. Darcy this week I want to tell you about The Modern Mrs. Darcy Book Club with video discussions, a forum and a Facebook page. The cost is $10.00  month but if you love reading and discussing books with like mixed individuals this might be the book club for you. (P.S. I do not receive any compensation for mentioning this, I simply love The Modern Mrs. Darcy blog and her books lists). 

Speaking of wellness, this post 10 Things That You Will Be Thankful That You Never Did, by The Simply Luxurious Life is filled with excellent advice.

My sister sent me 7 Ways to Support the Women Around You and I think it has excellent advice.

Have you read or watched the USC Will Ferrell commencement speech? If not watch this. 

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If you are a foodie than you are familiar with James Beard. Now you can watch and learn everything about him by watching Jame Beard: Americas First Foodie!

This week 22 people lost their lives and 90 were injured after enjoying a concert in Manchester.  This post by Tania of The Small Thing  is written from the heart and says what I think many are feeling. 

I hope that you have a happy and safe weekend. Enjoy your family and friends. 



  1. Hello dear Elizabeth! Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend!

  2. Happy Friday, Elizabeth! I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your friends, in spite of the rain. Your brownies are SO yummy looking!! xoxo

  3. Great links, Elizabeth! Have a wonderful weekend.

  4. The 7 ways to support women is excellent. Thanks for sharing it!
    Another good commencement speech: the comedian who created "Lady Dynamite" gives a money lesson:

  5. I got to Trader Joe's this morning right when they opened and have lots of goodies for my weekend!

  6. Thanks for the link to the Manchester response.


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