Friday, April 17, 2015

Friday Coffee #22


Link Love
Font Talk - Top 10 Freebies - The Grits Blog
Semi-Charmed Summer 2015 Book Challenge - Semi-Charmed Kind Of Life
Cauliflower Fried Rice - Iowa Girl Eats

Happenings
Chicago: The Book of Mormon
What: The Book of Mormon returns to Chicago after have an incredibly successful first-run. The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.” Jon Stewart of The Daily Show calls it “a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry.” It’s THE BOOK OF MORMON, the nine-time Tony Award® winning Best Musical from the creators of South Park.
When: February 25 - May 17, 2015
Where: Bank of America Theatre, 18 West Monroe
Cost: Tickets start at $56.66

Highland Park: Art wear Unlimited Spring/Summer Trunk Show
What: North Shore natives and art experts Linda Brodson and Kathy Sackheim are once again bringing their Art wear Unlimited spring/summer trunk show to the Chicago area for a free and open to the public show, April 21-23. The three-day trunk show features 40 talented artists from across the country, including Chicago’s own NanC Meinhardt, Laurie Danch, and Takara. Shoppers will find one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted clothing, accessories and studio jewelry.
When: April 21-23, 2015
Where: Lakeside Congregation, 1221 Lake Cook Road, Highland Park IL
Cost: FREE and open to the public

Chicago: 5th Annual Pastoral's Artisan Producer Festival
What: Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine, together with Chicago French Market and presenting sponsor Specialty Food Association, will host the 5th Annual Pastoral's Artisan Producer Festival. The event, featuring nearly 100 artisan producers dedicated to craft food and beverage production, will take place at Chicago French Market. The 5th installment of the culinary event celebrates nearly 100 talented and award-winning local, national, and international artisan producers of high-quality food and beverages. Participating cheesemakers, charcuterie and confection producers, and other featured purveyors will meet and interact with guests and offer samples of small batch food, beer, spirits, and wine throughout the day.
When: April 25, 2015, 11:00AM - 3:00PM
Where: Chicago French Market, 131 North Clinton Street
Cost: FREE

Chicago: Randolph Street Market Indoor Show
What: The last indoor show for the Randolph Street Market happens this month before they bring it outside. Check out all the great vendors ranging food to vintage clothing and vinyls.
When: April 25-26, 2015, 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Where: 1340 West Washington Street
Cost: visit website for full ticket information

Movies Music & TV
Chris Harrison has taken on a new role. You can now catch him as the host of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire! this fall. He's the best part of the bachelor franchise so this should be exciting.
source and photo credit: Us Weekly

Beauty and the Beast is returning to the CW! I honestly thought this show was done so this is a pleasant surprise. It looks like Cat and Vincent are getting married but living together is bringing the primal out of Vincent's beast side? This should be interesting...
source: E! News

Josh Groban and Kelly Clarkson have paired up to release "All I Ask Of You" from Phantom of the Opera. This is one of my absolute favorite musicals of all time, the first that had me fall in love with Broadway and theater and I love both of these artists. Their talent is incredible and this version of the song is flawless.

Jayne Ava released the music video for her single "Something There" recently. The electro-pop song is upbeat and definitely a dance number and the video is super artistic and visually compelling. Oh, and can we talk about her makeup. That black glitter eye look is amazing. Take a look and see what you think below.


Celebs & Hollywood
Congratulations to Kimora Lee Simmons and her husband on their first child together, Wolfe Lee Leissner! 
source and photo credit: People

Congratulations to Billy Joel and Alexis Rutherford on the announcement of their pregnancy! The couple is expecting their first child together this summer. Lots of baby news today guys.
source and photo credit: E! Online

Some not so good news, Rita Wilson came out this week that she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She's undergone a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery in her battle with the disease and is fighting to get better with the full support of her family by her side. She said that she was fortunate enough to catch it early and is expecting a full recovery. We wish her the best.
source: ABC

Hi all. There is some news I want to share with you in hopes that if you or any woman you know is dealing with this that...
Posted by Rita Wilson on Tuesday, April 14, 2015

In other Kelly Clarkson news, she's on the cover of Redbook with her adorable baby girl talking about motherhood, her marriage and her body. I feel that Kelly is such an inspiration because she's constantly fighting haters about her body and she is just like any one of us. Us normal people who don't bounce back right after baby and those of us who go through ups and downs with our weight. I just love her. Check out the full article.
source and photo credit: Redbook

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Dating, Food and Real Life With Emily Belden, Author of Eightysixed

Just about two weeks ago, I introduced you all to a book called Eightysixed. It walked us through the romantic life of a twenty-something girl in Chicago. There were ups, downs, crazy moments and fairytale moments. I mean, who else gets to spend an incredible week with a well-respected, international chef thanks to fate? On the other hand, who in their right mind is attracted to a dug addict? Today, you guys get to know that 20-something girl, only she's not a girl anymore and she found her person. Meet Emily Belden, writer, dating expert by experience and foodie. She's funny, candid, well-traveled in the culinary world and she's here to get personal. Take a look below for our chat.


Christine: Eightysixed was such a great book. It's one of the best I've read in a while so thank you for that. Were there ever any doubts in your mind about taking your blog and turning it into a full-blown memoir? What led to this decision? 

Emily Belden: Thank you! There were never doubts, there was just the question: am I really doing this?! I quickly came to terms with it and gave it my all, jumping in head first. My thought was: if just one person feels like, 'hey - this is the story of my life!' then I didn't mind putting it all out there. I didn't mind volunteering to be the worst-case scenario, so to speak. 


C:. What do you think is the hardest thing for young women trying to date in today's digital world? Dating just isn't the same thing anymore and it definitely doesn't feel as romantic. Either that or I've just had only bad experiences. 

EB: The hardest thing is finding someone who is on the same page as you. I remember going on a handful of dates with guys who I really liked or was attracted to, but we weren't looking for the same things. With apps like Tinder, it all just feels so casual and quick - a hopeless romantic's worst nightmare!


C: What advice do you have for the girls out there ready to give up on dating altogether? 


EB: Hit the reset button and focus on yourself. Do the things you love to do and when you finally feel most like yourself, you'll be surprised who and what comes back into your life.


C: That's really good advice and something I'm finding myself doing lately, to be honest. As a fellow Chicago girl and foodie, I have to ask. What are your three top restaurants you'd recommend for a date? 


EB: I love Chicago Q. Normally, BBQ can be a bad choice for a date (super messy and grubby) but Chicago Q is upscale yet still comfortable. Their patio also looks like it's a page in the Crate & Barrel catalog - a great place to grab Mint Julips or split a slice of carrot cake when the weather warms up.


C: Chicago Q is amazing. I absolutely love that restaurant. Their pulled chicken is fantastic. Can we expect your second book soon? Is there anything you can tell us about it? 


EB: You can! It's a novel called Randolph Street rooted in the dirty little secrets of Chicago's famed restaurant row. It's JUICY.

Thank you so much Emily for taking the time to answer a few questions! I can't wait for Randolph Street to come out. Her writing style is so easy and fun so you can't help but get caught up in the story. Have you guys read Eightysixed yet? If not, you should definitely check it out. Catch my full review here.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Cooking With Stanley Week 13


Can you believe it's only Wednesday? I swear this week is both flying by and dragging on. I cannot wait for the weekend. What about you guys? This week in Cooking With Stanley, we have a really hearty pasta and soup. When I paired these two together, I didn't realize how significant of a meal it would be. I was in a serious food coma when we were done with dinner but it was so worth it. Definitely serve smaller portions of each of these dishes if you ever make them on your own. You can always take more but you are stuck with everything you eat.

Menu
Appetizer: Peasant Soup
Main Dish: Pasta with Tucci Ragu Sauce

This meal took an entire afternoon to prepare and I only made two dishes. I was supposed to include meatballs in the pasta but held back because I just didn't have the manpower and it turned out to be a good decision in the long run. It would have been way too much food. The Peasant Soup, which we started with, was the easiest. It was a one-post dish with a ton of vegetables. It basically has everything but the kitchen sink. Instead of using Swiss Chard, I used the rest of some Kale I already had in the fridge but other than that, I followed this recipe exactly as written. This soup was delicious. Everyone liked it and it is jam packed with superfoods. It's also pretty simple to make. The pasta was what really took up a lot of time. The soup was fairly simple. You could easily make this on a weeknight and serve it up for the family as a meal on its own. It's served over toasted or day-old stale bread which is what makes this such a hearty soup. Another name for this soup you may be more familiar with is Ribollita. It was absolutely delicious and I will probably be making it again once fall rolls around.

The Pasta with Tucci Ragu Sauce was fantastic, but super time consuming. I also made a few changes. There are supposed to be two meats involved in this sauce: spare ribs and stewing beef. I couldn't find less than 2 lbs of the spare ribs though so I used the stewing beef for something else. This was perfectly hearty with only the spare rib meat, it didn't need anything else. The flavor was incredible and that's what the amount of time I spent on this was for. First, you brown the meat. Once that's done, you set it aside and get the tomatoes going. Those need to simmer for a bit and then you can put the meat back in where it simmers for two hours. I took the meat off the bone before I served it and let it simmer for about 20 more minutes so that it could really blend the flavors. Needless to say, this specific dish took about three hours to make. Crazy, I know. It really was delicious and super filling. 

That's all I have for Cooking With Stanley this week! Do either of these dishes sound good to you? Next week, I've got a lamb dish and a springtime risotto that was fantastic. Did I mention there are cookies too?


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

5 Tips To Become A Master Of Time Management (Free Printable)

My best friend and I had a saying in college, "if we didn't have to sleep, we could get so much more done." Fact. However, sleep is our body's way of regenerating and powering back up so we can be the best versions of ourselves. It's therapeutic, relaxing and clears the mind. When I worked in an agency, I was so used to having more things to do than I had time to complete. I figured out a way to manage everything productively and get it done on time while also doing good work. Switching gears and becoming self-employed completely killed that. It took a few months for my work to pick up and I got used to this freedom of doing what I wanted whenever I felt like it. Once I started bringing in more work for myself, I was thrilled but overwhelmed to the point of a nervous breakdown. All I kept thinking was, how did I manage 10 hour days, regular gym visits, keeping the blog up and running and events! I felt like I somehow morphed into superwoman for a year of my life. I didn't though. 

source: Society6 via Google Images
There's this meme that I see once in a while that says "you have the same hours in a day as Beyonce." This is true for Hillary Clinton, George Clooney, that girl in the cubicle across from you who seems to always be ahead. The most influential and powerful people in the world have just as much time as we do to get things done each day and they make it happen. You just need to get into a groove and find that sense of time sensitivity and management. This is exactly what I needed to do for myself...again. And I did. Here's how.

1. Never commit to more than you know you can accomplish. This will only lead to disappointment and stress. Set your hours. It doesn't matter if you work four hours in the morning and four hours at night, just set some structure so you know this is your working time. Map out what you're going to do with that time and commit to only that. 

2. Be mindful of deadlines. If deadlines are causing you stress, it's because you're causing you stress. Use deadlines as a guide.  They're are set for a reason. They may be the start to a larger project or just a one time assignment. Whatever that reason is, you have a responsibility to meet it. Schedule time in your calendar at least a day in advance to get an assignment completed. Instead of stressing out about the date, make a plan of execution that will get your assignment done in a timely fashion without making you crazy.

source: Fast Company via Google Images
3. Make lists but don't go crazy. I used to have a to-do list with six columns, yes six. I barely ever crossed off more than half of it. Simplify your list making. This may sound impossible but you'll be so much happier when you master this. To help encourage this new method, I've created a to-do list for you guys to download for free. This is very similar to what I've found works for me. Three columns: work, personal and blog. Again, use this as a guide for yourself. Included is a section for you to note your daily goal [this can be anything from getting a project completed to getting to bed early and it's meant to only be ONE goal], a section for health and wellness goals, [this can be more than one but keep it realistic. Drink 8 glasses of water. Get outside for a run] and lastly, "Leave This For Tomorrow" is a spot to note anything that came up during the day or that needed to take a back seat for other tasks to be done. This spot makes it ok to push things that aren't priorities. As long as you don't use this as an excuse to procrastinate, it's really helpful in managing tasks in order of importance. (see the print-out in an image below)


4. Block your calendar. This is honestly what keeps my time management rolling. The lists are great to use as a baseline but I use my Google calendar for one thing and one thing only, time blocking. This is what I did at the agency and I'm glad I picked it back up again because it's made a difference. After you've created your to-do list, block out your calendar in chunks. 9am - 10:30am - Project A. 10:30am - 11:00am - Photo Editing. 11:00am - 12:00pm - Pitch Xx, Yy and Zz. 12:00pm - 1:00pm - Lunch. You get the picture. I have a color assigned to each of my clients, my personal things and my blog and I literally block the entire day. I also set an alarm 5 minutes before each task starts to keep myself on track. If I know I'll need extra time to wrap up, I'll set it for 10 minutes. I am a master procrastinator but I'm also a hard worker. As long as I keep myself in check, I know I'll stay on top of my work and keep myself from drowning. Some days I'm even ahead and end up taking the dog for a really long walk. Try this out and see if it works for you.

source: Queen Ella Bee Reads via Google Images
5. Learn to say no. I have to be honest, this is the hardest for me to master. I am a yes girl. I say yes to every opportunity before really thinking about it but I've learned lately that it's ok to say no. Mastering time management is a huge help in getting things done productively and stress-free but sometimes it's simply not enough. Yes, you need to be available for your clients and your boss but you're not going to be any help if you burn yourself out. Even when I was at the agency, I turned down some projects. At the end of the day, you are one person. You need to understand that and so do the people you work with. I have more respect for a person who has the guts to say "hey, you know I just can't take this on right now" than someone who takes on the responsibility and doesn't give it their 100%. 

I am by no means an expert in anything discussed here today but I can attest from my own experiences. I've worked in a lot of different atmospheres, tried a million forms of lists and scheduling and failed big a few times. These tips and what I have to say come from my experience and what I have found works for me. I only hope this helps you out whether it's in a hobby, your blog or your business. If not, I hope that it at least gets you thinking to bring yourself on the right track.

So what do you think of these tips? Do you have any time management tips you'd like to add? Tell me in the comments below.


Monday, April 13, 2015

Pairing Wine & Movies Round 5: Rombauer 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon


Have you ever thought of pursuing a hobby more seriously so that you could become more of an expert with it? That's how I feel about wine. I enjoy tastings and learning about blends, varietals, the growing process and everything else. I took two wine classes in college, one in Paris and one at DePaul. The one in Paris was a whole lot more fun and I feel like I learned so much more from it. I've been thinking about taking classes to become a sommelier. It's something that I'd need to do slowly and in time but I think it would be fun to complete the process. I mean, I talk about wine all the time. I might as well get officially certified, right? Anyway, that's just something I've been thinking about lately. This week's wine and movie pairing continues the Cary Grant trilogy with Houseboat. This was paired with Rombauer Vineyards 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon. We have a wine shop in my town called WineStyles. They host regular tastings and events for wine lovers and even some for craft beer. I've been to two tastings so far. The first was actually from Rombauer Vineyards and we brought home two of the six bottles we sampled. The second was an educational tasting for Chilean wines. I've had Chilean wine before but not a ton so this was a great experience to taste through the different blends and varietals they're known for and see what I liked and didn't like. There's one for Tuscany later this month I'm really excited for. I love Italian wine.

The 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a very bold red and has a very deep fruit flavor. The website says, "This wine displays a bright crimson hue and enticing aromas of black currant, blueberry and cedar spice. The palate is rich and textured with flavors of sweet cassis, blackberry and black cherry carried by supple tannins through the long finish." I'll tell you what I liked and didn't like about this wine. I wasn't a huge fan of the large tannin presence. It was a bit too strong for my preference. I loved the deep fruit flavors but you have to hold the wine on your palate for a moment or two to get passed a spicy bitterness that dominates your senses at first. It has a really nice finish, a little brighter than what it's original impression gives you. This pairs nicely with a heavy meal or good cuts of beef. Have it with a good steak. I also like to drink this with cheese. Sometimes if I don't particularly like a wine, I'll try it with different foods to see if it changes the reception of the flavor on my palate. Dark chocolate normally works with spicy or earthy Spanish reds. Cheese works with bitter reds and fruits are great with deep, bold reds like this one which is also great with strawberries. This is something I've learned for myself but what something tastes like to me has the potential to be completely different for you. So just venture out of your comfort zone and don't knock it after the first sip. Play around with foods and see if any of them enhance the flavor so that you like it a bit better.

Houseboat felt like a great movie pick for a red wine, especially one so bold like this one. Sophia Loren stars alongside Cary Grant and she has such a strong personality that I just love. She's a great woman to represent Italian culture in America. Her presence gives us a positive image in my opinion and I have a lot of respect for her both as a person and as an artist.  Houseboat is what I like to call a "dramedy." It's a comedy but not too silly making it a borderline drama. In Houseboat, Cary Grant's character, Tom, becomes a widower and finds himself the sole parent to his three children. After bad circumstances, Tom meets Cinzia, Sophia Loren's character, whose father is a wealthy orchestra conductor but is looking for a life of her own. She becomes Tom's nanny and in their move from the city to the country, their house gets hit by a train and they end up on literally a houseboat. After a lot of fixing, this place because home to everyone. It's a funny journey of two very different and stubborn people finding love, finding your way in life after a tragedy, adjusting to a major life change and looking at the good things in life. The red pairs perfectly with Sophia's sassy and no-nonsense attitude. If you're looking for an easy-going, light-hearted old movie, check out Houseboat. It's on Netflix right now too!


Next week will be the last Cary Grant movie for this particular round of pairings with a buttery white. The rose from last week was my favorite wine from this round but the white I'll be introducing you to holds a close second. I can't wait to share it with you.


Happy Monday! Win A $40 Target Gift Card

Happy Monday! We're interrupting your normally scheduled programming to give away a $40 Target gift card. Wouldn't it be great if the beginning of that message ended like that every single time you heard it? Southern Beauty Guide is hosting her monthly giveaway with a few other amazing bloggers. Make sure you join to get some Target swag. That's always a nice place to have free bucks to spend. Don't you think? Now how about that for Monday morning...


Good luck! Have a great day!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Friday Coffee #21


Link Love
20 Easy Go-To Dinner Recipes - Freeing Imperfections

Happenings
Chicago: The Book of Mormon
What: The Book of Mormon returns to Chicago after have an incredibly successful first-run. The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.” Jon Stewart of The Daily Show calls it “a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry.” It’s THE BOOK OF MORMON, the nine-time Tony Award® winning Best Musical from the creators of South Park.
When: February 25 - May 17, 2015
Where: Bank of America Theatre, 18 West Monroe
Cost: Tickets start at $56.66

Chicago: Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 8 Fundraiser Benefiting OCSA
What: A fun night of shopping, music, fashion, fun, and inspiration sponsored by LAOH Div. 8 to benefit the ground breaking research and education of the Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness Organization. 
When: April 10, 2015, 6:00 - 10:00PM
Where: Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 North Knox Avenue
Cost: N/A

Movies Music & TV
If you live under a rock and haven't heard the news yet, Nina Dobrev will be leaving Vampire Diaries at the end of the season. I literally can't imagine this show without Elena. I shared the news on my Facebook page earlier this week but in case this is brand new to you, I included Nina's parting message that she posted on Instagram. I can't believe it's just coming out now. So let's see, Jeremy is gone, Elena is gone, Sheriff Forbes is gone and Katherine is gone. As much as I love Damon, this show is not going to be the same.
Dearest TVD Family, I've just spent the most beautiful weekend on Lake Lanier in Georgia with my own TVD Family, the cast and crew of The Vampire Diaries. I want to be the first to tell you that it wasn't just a holiday celebration, it was a goodbye party. I always knew I wanted Elena's story to be a six season adventure, and within those six years I got the journey of a lifetime. I was a human, a vampire, a doppelganger, a crazy immortal, a doppelganger pretending to be human, a human pretending to be a doppelganger. I got kidnapped, killed, resurrected, tortured, cursed, body-snatched, was dead and undead, and there's still so much more to come before the season finale in May. Elena fell in love not once, but twice, with two epic soulmates, and I myself made some of the best friends I'll ever know and built an extended family I will love forever. There's more to come before we wrap this up, and I promise you'll get to hear all about my experiences over the next month as we approach the season finale (I have given an exclusive interview for the June issue of SELF Magazine that I am excited for you to see!), but until then I invite you to hop on the roller coaster ride that is Elena Gilbert's life and join me as I celebrate her and prepare to say goodbye to her -- and to my work family -- as I move on to the next chapter of my life. I want to share this goodbye with all of you (this weekend's pictures were just the beginning). You, the wonderful fandom who gave more love, support and passion than anyone could have ever imagined seven years ago, when a young Degrassi girl from Canada showed up in LA to audition for 'that Twilight TV show.' ;-) I love you all. Fasten your seatbelts. If you think you know what's coming, you don't. Love, Nina
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Madonna released the music video for "Ghosttown" this week. The video stars Terrence Howard and features a post-apocalyptic city from a nuclear war. This is Madonna so I'm not surprised she's trying to send a message. This video is not sexual or inappropriate by any means so I don't feel I need a disclaimer but considering it's Madonna, I felt that I needed to say that anyway. Let me know what you guys think. I love this song and I think the message is powerful but I'm curious to hear your opinions as well.
Britney Spears and Iggy Izalea are on track to releasing "Pretty Girls" soon. 25 days from now soon which means in less than one month, we'll have new Britney music. FINALLY!!! 


Celebs & Hollywood
Congratulations to Jennie Garth on her engagement to Dave Abrams! They got engaged on Jennie's birthday, April 3rd. 
source and photo credit: E! News

Congratulations to Rachel Leigh Cook and Daniel Gillies on their second baby! They had a baby boy and named him Theodore Vigo Sullivan Gillies.
source and photo credit: Popsugar

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynold's baby's godmothers have been officially announced. Yes, I said godmothers as in plural. If you were a Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants fan back in the day, you'll be happy to know the other three girls are it. Alexis Bledel, Amber Tamblyn and America Ferrera are the godmothers to Blake Lively's baby. I think this is super cute but considering she's got tons of siblings, I was surprised they didn't keep it in the family instead.
source and photo credit: Us Weekly

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Spring Produce: What's In Season?

I can officially say spring is here. I think I'm repeating myself at this point but I recently took a look at the weather and the next ten days support this suspicion. The lowest the temperature is supposed to get is the mid-50s and there are a lot of storms and rain predicted to happen. I love storms but it's supposed to be awful one of the days I need to be downtown travelling in between appointments. That is something I'm not particularly looking forward to. Something about spring that I will always love is the start of farmer's market season. Now, the farmer's market in my town won't be open till later this month but lots of fruit and veggies that are in season are popping up in the grocery stores. To make navigating the produce section a little easier for you, I did some research and put together a list of  produce that is definitely in season right now. I took it even further by getting some recipes together for a lot of them. I hope this list gives you some healthy meal inspiration and makes grocery shopping a little bit simpler for you.



These are some of my favorite items in-season right now. It's a mix of both fruit and veggies and I've listed three recipes for you to check out for each of them.
Grilled Asparagus and Zucchini Pasta via Table for Two Blog

Zesty Green Bean Stew via Rachael Ray

Moroccan Carrot and Chickpea Stew via Dishing Up the Dirt

Cauliflower Chowder via Damn Delicious

Mango Sorbet via Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom
Mango Salsa via My Mommy Style

Pineapple Fried Rice via Damn Delicious

Strawberry Muffins via Whole Living
Strawberry Oat Squares via Sally's Baking Addiction
Strawberry Banana Bread via Flying On Jess Fuel

These are some items that I really like but could use a little inspiration to bring them into my cooking more. Let me know if you have any other ideas for these guys.

Fresh Apricot Crisp via Kristine's Kitchen Blog
Crisp Apricot Turnovers via Williams-Sonoma

Baked Artichokes via Cherry Bomb Kitchen

Mini Chicken and Broccoli Pot Pies via Giada de Laurentiis



Herb and Citrus Oven Roasted Chicken via The Comfort of Cooking
Sunset Sangria via Wine and Glue
5-Ingredient Orange Julius via Handmade Charlotte
Carrots and Snow Peas via Taste Of Home