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April 21, 2018

Happy Weekend!

Our daughter invited a few girlfriends over after school yesterday to celebrate her birthday. All of them love to make slime, so what better way to enjoy their time together...than to make slime! For hours and HOURS, they made slime!! The girls slept over, and when they woke this morning, went straight to playing with all the slime they created. The slime-making birthday party has definitely been a success!

My Favorite Things this week... If you know a slime maker, this soft clay (link here) was the hit of the birthday party. It's been a favorite slime making material of our daughter's, and one of her top choices to give as a birthday gift these days. Another favorite from the birthday party was this cookbook (link here) Tessa received from one of her friends. As soon as she opened it, all the girls oohed and ahhed and said "Ooooohhhhh, I watch her on YouTube!" Kids teach me something every single day - I never knew about this "Nerdy Nummies" baking show! I've been paging through the book this morning and it's definitely fun and super creative. I can see why kids like it!

I'm sharing a COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY this weekend >>> scroll down a bit for more details!

Thank you so much for joining me here each week, for reading the blog, and for following along on social media. I am so grateful for your company.

Have a great weekend!


NEW: On The Blog This Week

Looking for a fun way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo?!

In this Jalapeno Mezcal Margarita, smoky mezcal is infused with fresh jalapeno for a BOLD and spicy cocktail, all in a chili salt rimmed glass.

Read this post and grab the recipe here.


GIVEAWAY: Alaska From Scratch

A GIVEAWAY! Win a copy of The Alaska From Scratch Cookbook!

Ends Monday, April 23rd at 10:00 am CST.

ENTER HERE (on Instagram)!

A few weeks ago, I shared the recipe for Strawberry Shortcake Scones, straight from this book. Now's your chance to win your very own copy of the book!


CRUMBS: What We Made This Week

This super fluffy buttercream was the star of the birthday cupcakes yesterday. Stay tuned - I'll be sharing the recipe next week!

Tessa's birthday party meal request was carnitas, one of our family's favorite recipes. The flavorful pork literally falls apart, so ultra tender.

This recipe is very popular on the blog. If you haven't made it yet, I beg you to give it a try!

Get the recipe here!


ARCHIVES: Yum From The Past

These are the best peanut butter cookies on the planet. I promise. Buttery Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies, a recipe from Tom Douglas. If you're ever in Seattle, seek out his bakery Dahlia Bakery for these cookies and his triple coconut cream pie - they're amaaaaaazing!!

Get the recipe here.

This recipe for Grilled Sriracha Honey Mustard Beef Kebabs is full of flavor, always a hit when we serve it to guest. Light the grill. These kebabs are fabulous!

Get the recipe here.

These Make-Ahead Cheesy Hash Brown Cups with Bacon and Chives will be the star of your next brunch gathering!

Get the recipe here.

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