Saturday, June 23, 2018

Friday Favorites from Smitten Kitchen, Modern Honey, For the Love of Cooking, and more

Good morning! Happy summer and a happy Friday to you. Did you have a good week? My week has been great, I personally am happy to see summer finally arrive. Although I am not a fan of the humidity, it seems like summer has been a long time coming and I am not going to complain I am going to enjoy it for what it is. 

Image Smitten Kitchen

I don't know about you but I do not like to cook in the summer so I am always looking for easy and delicious meals to make. This Cucumber and Watermelon Salad from Smitten Kitchen is a perfect meal on a hot day. 

Image Modern Honey

If you requite something a little more hardy than a salad for dinner this Pork Carnitas from Modern Honey is perfect, and the best part, it's made in a crockpot!

For the Love of Cooking

Lemonade is the perfect drink for summer, add some strawberries and you have this thirst quenching Strawberry Lemonade Slush from For the Love of Cooking

Ice cream lovers, try this easy and delicious Andes Mint Candies Ice Cream.


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I love this wall paper from Lulu and Georgia!

Fun things to do in Paris from Classic Casual Home if you have been before and do not want to revisit the major sites. 

For podcast lovers here are a few suggestions that you may or may not have heard about from Joy the Baker

This is a great Program that distributes leftover food to the people that need it instead of throwing it in the trash.

"Your betraying your whole life if you do not say what you are think and you don't say it honestly and bluntly. " Charles Krauthammer

Rest in peace Charles Krauthammer, we have lost a great man. 

Tonight I am going to a dinner party at my Spanish friends, I am a little worried because it starts at 8:00 and could go until 5:00 am! Wish me luck that I can stay up until at least midnight!

What are your plans for the weekend? Whatever you are doing I hope that you have a happy and safe weekend. 

As always, please share your finds form this week, books, recipes, podcasts and more. 


  1. Great links! I need to make a fruit salad. Got to remember to get lots of fruit next store trip.

  2. The ice cream sounds like a good idea.

  3. Great recipes! I may make the smoothie pots for the little ones.

    Great quote. He will be missed.

    The only way I can stay up laters if I'm having a really, really, wonderful time. Do it!!


  4. I hope you survived your party Elizabeth, sounds like fun! Your recipes always leave me feeling really hungry, I take that as a good sign. ;) Bit rainy in my neck of the woods, perfect catch up weather. Wishing you a lovely weekend Elizabeth..Jeanne xx


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