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February 15, 2020


Welcome to the weekend, my friends! We’re finally getting snow here in Ohio and I could not be happier about it. I love the chilly weather and the pretty white fields surrounding the house are thrilling to me. It’s a far cry from the Arizona desert we left last year.


Sean and I celebrated our 22nd wedding anniversary yesterday and just thinking about that is making me grin today. Married life is pretty awesome when you’re lucky enough to be married to this guy.


ON THE BLOG this week: I finally shared the recipe for Carne en su Jugo (a.k.a. Meat in its Juices) that my family loves so much. This is one of those recipes where you simply have to taste it to understand how amazing it really is. I wholeheartedly recommend you do that as soon as possible.


Hershey’s Chocolate Cake is a classic for so many reasons, not the least of which is because it’s fantastically delicious. You’ll find the traditional recipe and the gluten-free adaption (that is every single bit as amazing) on the blog.


Sweet, sticky, and just a little spicy, this Sweet and Sour Chicken Stir Fry is a quick and easy weeknight dinner. The heat of the Sriracha is mellowed with the sweetness of the pineapple and the result is a sweet and sour stir fry that both kids and adults will love.


What I’m CRAVING: This Italian Meatball Soup by A Farmgirl’s Dabbles caught my eye this week and I’m thinking we need to try it soon.


My FAVORITE THING this week is our double-sided Waffle Iron (link HERE) I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before, but I love this thing so darn much. We make waffles at least once or twice a month and my boys can put them away. (No surprise there!)


With the double-sided waffle iron, not only does cooking them go twice fast but this particular waffle iron cooks waffles faster than any iron I’ve used before. Everyone I’ve ever recommended this appliance to has loved it.


What I’m READING: Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey (link HERE) This was a fun, silly, quick read. This is a book written for die-hard fans of 90s romantic comedies. While I enjoy rom-coms, I’m not really the target audience here. It’s a mostly lighthearted read, somewhat predictable, but fun nonetheless. As a fun bonus, it’s set in Columbus, OH and it was fun to see some local places mentioned.


“I love snow for the same reason I love Christmas: It brings people together while time stands still.” - Rachel Cohn


Wishing you a beautiful week full of little things that make you smile!


Mary

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