Saturday, April 20, 2019

Friday Favorites from My Name is Snickerdoodle, Kristine's Kitchen, and More

Good morning! Happy long Easter  weekend to you. I hope that you had a great week, are you ready for Easter? Do you have big plans? Will you be hosting and Easter celebration? We are staying home this year so our celebration will be a quiet one.


In case you haven't quite nailed down your menu I found a few recipes you might enjoy. 

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If your celebration includes a brunch that this Bacon and Leek Deep Dish Quiche  is an easy to prepare and delicious addition to your meal. 

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Deviled Eggs  are the perfect appetizer for Easter, and a great way to use up your dyed eggs. 

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These Little Piggies with Bacon Jam are so cute and could be a great appetizer or on the brunch table too. 


This Very Berry Salad from Kristine's Kitchen looks beautiful and refreshing. 

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You can never have enough candy on Easter! This Easter Candy Board from My name is Snickerdoodle is a fun dessert. 




Don't forget to order your copy of fellow blooger Kristy Woodson Harveys' The Southern Side of Paradise, release date May 6th. 

With the man of her dreams back in her life and all three of her daughters happy, Ansley Murphy should be content. But she can’t help but feel like it’s all a little too good to be true.

Meanwhile, youngest daughter and actress Emerson, who is recently engaged and has just landed the role of a lifetime, seemingly has the world by the tail. Only, something she can’t quite put her finger on is worrying her—and it has nothing to do with her recent health scare.

When two new women arrive in Peachtree Bluff—one who has the potential to wreck Ansley’s happiness and one who could tear Emerson’s world apart—everything is put in perspective. And after secrets that were never meant to be told come to light, the powerful bond between the Murphy sisters and their mother comes crumbling down, testing their devotion to each other and forcing them to evaluate the meaning of family.

With Kristy Woodson Harvey’s signature charm, wit, and heart, The Southern Side of Paradise is another masterful Peachtree Bluff novel that proves she is a “Southern writer with staying power” (Booklist).

Award-winning author Jill McCorkle takes us on a splendid journey through time and memory in this, her tenth work of fiction. Life After Life is filled with a sense of wonder at our capacity for self-discovery at any age. And the residents, staff, and neighbors of the Pine Haven retirement center (from twelve-year-old Abby to eighty-five-year-old Sadie) share some of life’s most profound discoveries and are some of the most true-to-life characters that you are ever likely to meet in fiction. Delivered with her trademark wit, Jill McCorkle’s constantly surprising novel illuminates the possibilities of second chances, hope, and rediscovering life right up to the very end. She has conjured an entire community that reminds us that grace and magic can—and do—appear when we least expect it. 

The Hive recounts the astonishing tale of all the weird and wonderful things that humans believed about bees and their "society" over the ages. It ranges from the honey delta of ancient Egypt to the Tupelo forests of modern Florida, taking in a cast of characters including Alexander the Great and Napoleon, Sherlock Holmes and Muhammed Ali.
The history of humans and honeybees is also a history of ideas, taking us through the evolution of science, religion, and politics, and a social history that explores the bee's impact on food and human ritual.
In this beautifully illustrated book, Bee Wilson shows how humans will always view the hive as a miniature universe with order and purpose, and look to it to make sense of their own.

Penelope Lively takes up her key themes of time and memory, and her lifelong passions for art, literature, and gardening in this philosophical and poetic memoir. From the courtyards of her childhood home in Cairo to a family cottage in Somerset, to her own gardens in Oxford and London, Lively conducts an expert tour, taking us from Eden to Sissinghurst and into her own backyard, traversing the lives of writers like Virginia Woolf and Philip Larkin while imparting her own sly and spare wisdom. "Her body of work proves that certain themes never go out of fashion," writes the New York Times Book Review, as true of this beautiful volume as of the rest of the Lively canon.

Now in her eighty-fourth year, Lively muses, "To garden is to elide past, present, and future; it is a defiance of time."


Gingham scarf from J.Crew

Love these mules! If you do too they are and extra 50% at Anthropologie

Fun cherry earrings for less than $6.00!

That's it for this week! I hope that you found something new to you here this week and I hope that you share something new with us. Please share your recipes, books, podcasts, movies and more. 

Have a blessed and Happy Easter. 


  1. I love that someone named Bee wrote a book about bees.
    Those cherry earrings are adorable. The fact that the cherries are beaded, and not some more realistic plastic version of cherries, makes them even cuter.

  2. Love the little piggies! I don't know if I'm doing anything this weekend or not. My daughter and Andrew might come over. They were coming over last Sunday after church to color eggs, but a man rushing his wife to the ER hit my daughter's car. No one was hurt but her car was totaled. So we're maybe on for this Sunday.


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