Saturday, July 14, 2018

Friday Favorites from A Beautiful Plate, Fox Valley Foodie, The Kitchen is My Playground and More

Good morning! How are you? Did you have a good week. I cannot tell you how glad I am that it is Friday. As I mentioned this week I had a hard time getting motivated this week after the 4th of July holiday and frankly I never really did, I sort of felt like I was limping along the entire week. 

I am ready to rejuvenate this weekend and to enjoy the party that we are throwing. I am in charge of the desserts and the side dishes and my husband is making the main course.

Pizza is my FAVORITE food to eat, and by that I mean I could eat it every single day. Typically I like it with just cheese and if I am feeling daring I will add or ask for diced tomatoes from takeout. I cannot wait to make this Homemade Pizza Margherita from A Beautiful Plate because it looks perfect.

Fox Valley Foodie

It is still the height of summer here so I am not eating too many comfort foods yet but I will be making this Ground Beef Stroganoff from Fox Valley Foodie many times on chilly Fall and Winter evenings. 

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I will be making an antipasto platter for the party and I am going to try this Tomato and Caper Salad from The Kitchen is My Playground to add to it. 

 I am making this Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake with Ganache Topping and a plain cheesecake with roasted bourbon cherries for the party. This cheesecake is delicious and is one I make often. 

If you like salad but hate lettuce here are 18 salads for you to try.

Interesting Reading

An article about Ferro Rochere otherwise known as the Nutella Company and its family of billionaires. 

Are you a fan of the artist Cristo? If so you can see his newest installation here.

Podcast lovers, here are 20 Podcasts to Inspire Creativity

I hope that you share any books, podcasts, recipes, movies or whatever else you found interesting this week.

Have a safe and wonderful weekend.


  1. Ooooh that pizza, flatbread, whatever you want to call it looks divine. Mastering these on the grill is both fun and keeps the kitchen cool and clean. Thanks for sharing!-laurel

  2. Oh, the cheesecake looks divine! Have a fabulous weekend! Hugs!

  3. Martha Gellhorn was awesome. A real pioneer, very brave.

  4. You always manage to find the greatest food! That pizza and chocolate dessert look absolutely divine!

  5. I'm new to your blog---its fantastic! Love the book reviews and food recommendations. Oh-=that cheesecake! :)



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