Welcome to the weekend! It’s mid-June and the weather couldn’t be more perfect. (I don’t remember saying that in the summer before I moved to Ohio.) It’s still chilly in the mornings, but great afternoons and evenings.
After living here for 4 years, I still have moments where I think, “How amazing is it to wake up every morning in your favorite place on earth?!” It’s a gift that I don’t take for granted.
About blog This week: Crispy golden-fried Italian egg rolls stuffed with Italian sausage and shredded vegetables are a fun and unexpected twist on pasta night.
Cooked in chicken broth, tossed with warm butter and plenty of herbs, fluffy Italian rice is the perfect accompaniment to any meal.
this pepperoni pizza grilled cheese sandwich A great treat filled with flavorful slices of pepperoni, gooey mozzarella cheese and fresh basil.
Garden-fresh tomatoes, aromatic basil, and a creamy, cheesy topping make up each slice of this slice. old fashioned tomato pie A joy to eat!
Tender vegetables are breaded and baked to perfection, topped with buttery garlic and plenty of lemon. Crunchy buttery zucchini and summer squash.
A flavorful dish of soft, crunchy green beans stir-fried with tomatoes, onions, jalapeños, and plenty of spices. Mexican green beans.
Cold ice cream with warm berry sauce is one of my favorite desserts. I make this sauce all year round and it’s a hit every time I serve it. This fruit sauce may be the simplest recipe I have in my dessert recipe notebook. Nearly 25 years ago, I scribbled it on a piece of paper while visiting a friend.
Creamy, sweet vanilla ice cream with crunchy, nutty grapenuts? Yes, please! This Grapenut Ice Cream is a big hit with family and friends.
Juicy, sweet blueberries topped with a warm cinnamon crunch of buttery oats. blueberry crisp. This is one dessert you won’t regret!
Watermelon dog treats are the ultimate dog popsicles. And best of all, it only takes a minute to make. Also great for using up leftover watermelon.
What I crave: this three layer coffee flavored cake Latte, mocha, and Americano flavored drinks are layered on top of each other! Topped with coffee-flavoured meringue buttercream, this dessert is a coffee lover’s dream come true.
my favorite this week is this dish drying rack. I’ve had this rack for a few weeks now and really love it. I use the dishwasher, but I always hand wash some dishes because it’s easier.
This rack is a great size, not too big to take up a lot of space, but sturdy enough to hold whatever you put inside. You can extend it to fit your entire sink, or you can leave the stand on the counter and place it on a spouted tray to drip water into your sink.
what i am reading: To Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom Written by Park Young Mi. Youngmi tells her story of how she escaped from North Korea when her traffickers followed her and her mother to China, where she was sold as a slave. tell a true story. Years later, she was finally rescued and made it to Seoul, South Korea. For most of us living free today, this is a terrifying and unimaginable story.
“On my travels, I have seen the horrors humans inflict upon one another, but also acts of kindness and kindness and sacrifice in the worst imaginable circumstances. I know I can lose part of my sexuality, but the spark of human dignity never completely extinguishes, and with the oxygen of freedom and the power of love, it can grow again. I also know that I can.” – Park Young Mi
“Come to me, all you workers and those who are burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 ESV
I hope you have a wonderful week full of small things that make you smile!