If there is one cuisine I can never get enough of, it’s Mexican. Are you with me?
With Cinco de Mayo just around the corner, I couldn’t resist sharing one of my favorite Mexican recipes. I love using lots of veggies in my cooking, and these Garlicky Mushroom and Spinach Quesadillas are no exception!
Happy Friday, friends! Welcome to Best of the Weekend.
How has your week been treating you? Mine was super busy with work, plus some fun events. The highlight was attending a taping of the David Letterman show! It was my third time (one of the benefits of living in NYC), and I was excited to see him again before the show ends.
Anyway … on to the party. I can’t wait to see what you link up this week!
When I lived in San Francisco, my favorite thrift store had a huge selection of cashmere sweaters. Have I mentioned how much I love cashmere?!? I really can’t get enough.
The prices were great, and I found a few gems that were hardly worn. I got a little carried away though and bought a few that didn’t really fit. After wearing these sweaters a few times, they slowly made their way to the back of my closet. I brought these sweaters with me when I moved to New York, thinking that I’d use them for a craft project (#packrat).
Well, I’m finally putting those sweaters to use. I made a gorgeous DIY cashmere sweater pillow cover with a little help from method!
Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about the perfect gift.
This special day calls for a meaningful present. Whether your mom loves jewelry, cooking, or an after work cocktail, choose something that you know she’ll love, but might not buy for herself. And don’t forget a handwritten note, because that will probably be her favorite part!
My Mother’s Day gift guide is full of ideas that will make your mom’s day.
My husband and I stumbled across a wonderful Italian restaurant, Enoteca Maria, a couple years ago. It was my birthday, and we had just moved to NYC a couple months prior.
Joel had planned a fun day, which we spent wandering around the city and seeing various sights. Our last stop was the Staten Island Ferry which we had not taken before. (It has great views of the Statue of Libery, plus it’s free!) After arriving on Staten Island, we went to look for somewhere to eat, and that’s when we discovered Enoteca Maria.
This restaurant was such a sweet surprise! The food, which is cooked by a rotating crew of Italian grandmothers, is amazing, and the restaurant has a wonderful atmosphere.
I don’t get to Staten Island very often, but at my request, we did return for my birthday this year. I had a wonderful meal, including a delicious pasta that inspired this easy 15 Minute Tomato Basil Pasta!
Today is the 100th Best of the Weekend, and we are celebrating with an awesome spring/summer inspired giveaway!
Although I only starting hosting BOTW recently, I’ve been visiting this party for a long time, so needless to say I’m excited! You are going to love the fun prize, so scroll down and enter via the Rafflecopter following this week’s features. Good luck!
And while you’re here, make sure to link up your posts, too!
Well, hello there! Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Before I forget … make sure to stop back tonight for Best of the Weekend (starting at 8:00 pm EST). It’s our 100th party – woo hoo! – and we have an awesome giveaway planned that you won’t want to miss!
NYC weather has been gorgeous this week. I didn’t even need a jacket on a couple of the days! Spring is way too short here, so I’m trying to relish the beautiful weather while it lasts.
After an appointment earlier this week, I stepped into Central Park for a breath of fresh air. It was so lovely that I decided to walk home instead of taking the subway. Everything is turning green, and I spotted lots of pretty flowers.
I took some pictures to share with you, along with my favorite posts from the week. Enjoy!
I used to be all about silver … my clothes, my home, everything. I’m pretty sure I thought gold was old-fashioned!
Somewhere along the line all that changed, and now I can’t get enough of gold. The amount of silver in my apartment and wardrobe is vastly outweighed by gold. Isn’t it funny how our tastes change through the years?
I’m sure at some point I may switch back over to silver, but for now I’m sticking with gold. Today, I’ve rounded up 20 DIY gold home decor projects that I can’t wait to share!
Grilled cheese is pretty much the ultimate comfort food, isn’t it?
Like most kids, I grew up eating the classic, American cheese-filled version. Pair that with canned tomato soup, and you had my favorite meal!
These days, I swap out the processed cheese with something a little more flavorful. I still love pairing my grilled cheese with tomato soup, but it’s usually my amazing Creamy Tomato Basil recipe instead of something canned.
My favorite version of the moment is this Spinach and Artichoke Grilled Cheese with Spicy Ranch Dipping Sauce! Continue reading →