Welcome to the weekend, my friend! Ohio had some nice warm days earlier this week, but then it turned rainy and chilly. Spring is definitely approaching, regardless of the temperature. The trees on our property are in bloom, the garden has sunny daffodils and the sun continues to shine through the clouds.
Our Easter tradition is pretty laid back. I will go to church tomorrow morning and then have dinner at home. After that, if I’m lucky, I plan to take a walk or a long walk. I am happy to take both options!
on the blog This week: Do you like green chili chicken enchiladas? Do you like chicken pot pies? Do crispy, buttery cheesy biscuits make you smile? If so, this Spicy Chicken Pot Pie Casserole will make you very happy.
Creamy slow-cooker ham potato soup served with buttery soft potatoes and salty ham, perfect for salads and crunchy bread.
Korean ground beef is a must-have dish for both novice and experienced cooks alike. Meals come together in minutes and are full of great flavors. It’s easier to make than takeout, it’s a good deal, and it tastes good!
Melt-in-your-mouth swirls of Nutella blended throughout the creamy, rich, chocolatey Nutella ice cream. A dreamy way to satisfy your sweet tooth this summer, fall, winter or any time of the year. you are me
crunchy, tangy, sweet pepper cabbage coleslaw A welcome variation on the classic creamy coleslaw recipe. Last year, a reader emailed me this pepper-his-cabbage recipe (thanks Amy!). I finally had my chance last week and it was a hit.
Sweet peas, salty bacon and sharp cheddar cheese are coated in a creamy tangy dressing for an easy and delicious summer side dish.this Bacon pea salad is a timeless favorite It’s a great addition to any meal.
ground beef fried rice It is fragrant, slightly sweet, and has a slight heat. Best of all, this is a dinner that anyone can make in under 20 minutes.
If you put sunshine and sugar in a jar, it must taste like this strawberry compoteIf you have perfectly sweet and ripe Florida strawberries available now, you need to make this ASAP. Put it on your list and make it this summer.
Speaking of strawberries, you want to eat them Set aside for this buttery sweet strawberry coffee cakeLayers of juicy strawberries with a crunchy, pecan and brown sugar topping make for a dessert that I thoroughly enjoyed—I had it again for breakfast with coffee.
What I crave: Made by my friend Tricia The most beautiful cottage pie I’ve ever seenHave you seen anything nicer?? I want to try that fancy potato topping.
My Favorites this week travel clothes folderI was totally skeptical before I tried it, but now? I will never travel without it again. It holds a fully folded stack of shirts and when you unfold them the only wrinkles are in the creases. I was very impressed!
What I’m listening to: revivalistI’ve been enjoying their music for several years now, and this week I created a new playlist to play on repeat. A blend of Alternative, Folk Rock, Soul, R&B, Americana and Funk, I love music.
what i am reading: Deep Work: Rules for Intensive Success in a Distracted World By Cal Newport. I was reading this last weekend and said I finished reading it this week. It’s full of suggestions and tips that lead to basic common sense, but I’ve benefited from the reminders.
Jesus said to her Whoever believes in me will die and live, and whoever lives and believes in me will not die. do you believe this? ” John 11:25-26 ESV
I wish you a beautiful week full of little things that make you smile!