I’m currently en route to my happy place and I am so excited for a long weekend with my family. I’m bummed that the whole family won’t be able to make it for an epic weekend “reunion” but it’s still destined to be an incredibly relaxing weekend. All I know is that I’m planning on popping some bubbles and hopefully making some delicious food to share. I hope you all enjoy your weekend – but take a little time to remember what the three-day weekend is all about: the ultimate sacrifice of service men and women.
Favorite OhEmGee: Fried Mozzarella and Caramelized Peach Caprese Burger. I’m speechless. This is what a summertime burger is all about.
Favorite Must-Have: Grilled Kale BLT Dip. Cocktail hours require appetizers. And appetizers are better when when they include bacon. And if I can’t convince the family that it’s necessary, you’ll find me with alone on the back deck with a bowl of this and a bottle of wine.
Favorite Decadence: Strawberry Cookies and Cream Cake. Between the cookies and the frosting and the in-season strawberries, I just can’t stop thinking about this combination. And if you’re not interested in this cake, I’m not sure we can be friends.
Favorite Statement: Picnic Days Tee. I want, I want!
Favorite Crave: Ina Garten’s Lemon Bars. Bright and sunny flavors of citrus with a buttery rich crust.
Favorite Luxury: Lustro Face Oil 2. I’ve been adding a couple of drops of this oil to my face cream in the morning and at night. It’s incredibly nourishing and smell divine.
Favorite Grilled: Proscuitto Wrapped Lamb Burgers with Bruschetta. A twist on the traditional burger and the weather is perfect for firing up the grill.
Favorite Uniform: White jeans + a tunic + wedges. I could live in this outfit. Comfortable and chic.
Favorite Refreshing: Blackberry Ginger Smash with Thyme. You can find me with this cocktail (add gin or vodka) and a book for the next three days.