Saturday, September 15, 2018

Friday Favorites from Spend with Pennies, All That's Jas, Inside the Rustic Kitchen and More

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Good morning! I hope that you have had a great week. It has been a little nerve wracking here at times with the weather thankfully we are not going to have it as bad as they said, sadly for my friends and family in North Carolina it is still going to be as bad as they said. Please keep all on the path of Florence in our thoughts and prayers. 

It seems trivial while so many are in danger to write a Friday favorites post but perhaps it will be a distraction from the howling winds and rain. 


Although it is hot and humid here we are inching towards Fall and that has me thinking of tartan slippers, my comfy throw blanket, a steaming cup of cocoa and a good book while snuggling with my pups by the fire.

Image All That's Jas

It also has me thinking of comfort food and one of my favorites is Greek Pastitisio, this recipe from All That's Jas makes it look easy and delicious. 

This Tomato Pasta Bake from Inside the Rustic Kitchen also looks like the perfect meal on a cool day and for leftovers the net. 

Pumpkin Praline Pie

Of course pumpkin spice is a favorite flavor for Fall, this Pumpkin Praline Pie form Spend with Pennies is at the top of my list for Fall baking. 

As are these Pumpkin pancakes which are easy to make and only requite a skillet. 

If you like pumpkin spice here are 30 Ways to Get your Fix.

You can also check out my Fall Baking Pinterest Board for lots of great ideas. 


The 17th Anniversary of 911 was celebrated this week and this piece The Falling Man came back into my news feed. I have read it several times before, if you haven't here it is, it is a very powerful. 

 The Romanoffs: From the creator of Mad Men, The Romanoffs is a contemporary anthology series set around the globe featuring eight separate stories about people who believe themselves to be descendants of the Russian royal family

This past week. Ralph Lauren  celebrated 50 years in the business of creating dreams you can watch a video here of the celebration fashion show. 


Taco! Taco! Taco!

Taco lovers you will enjoy Taco! Taco! Taco! With 100 recipes there is something for everyone. 

Fall and winter are all about chili in our house and we are always looking for new recipes. I got this book, The Chili Cookbook yesterday and I love it! There are so many great recipes I cannot wait to get started. The good news is that you can get the Kindle edition for $1.99! I have the hardcover edition so that I can add it to my collection. 

I love Fall and have resisted buying anything for it because I already has stuff that I love but honestly I cannot resist these cute things from Sur la Table.I  love this mugthese napkins and this Staub pumpkin!

I hope that you have a fabulous and safe weekend. Please share your recipes, podcasts, recipes and whatever else you found this week.


  1. Food helps everything and means love in times of crisis. Homes are replaceable...friends help us all understand this. Nice post.

  2. I'm ready for comfort food! We have to move on, regardless of what's going on somewhere else.

  3. So cozy. I want to try that pasta bake.


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