Weekend Things

by Kelli on November 23, 2014

Tomales Bay

Good morning from Tomales Bay!

L and I flew out to California yesterday morning. We’re spending a few days in Tomales Bay where the plan is to go hiking and trail running, make a few stops at Cowgirl Creamery, eat our weight in oysters, and get in a few dinners at one of our favorite restaurants. We were out here a couple years ago and completely fell in love with this place. It’s beautiful, peaceful, and just absolutely stunning.

After this, we’re headed east towards Tahoe to spend Thanksgiving with family, and then we’ll pop down to San Francisco for a super quick visit, and breakfast at one of our favorite spots before heading home.

* this is totally my kind of peanut butter & jelly.

* still need a pie for thanksgiving? here’s 25!

* i’m kind of totally crushing on this skirt-sweater-bootie combo for holiday parties.

* this stunning cranberry swirl situation really makes me want to bake bread again! it would also be such a nice homemade holiday gift or hostess gift!

* 2015 just me be the year of the taco emoji!

* if you love italian rainbow cookies (i sure do!), you probably going to do a backflip when you see this cake.

* what’s your favorite part of thanksgiving dinner? mine is stuffing, hands down, no question….i want this one, and this one, and this one, and this one too!

* i’m addicted to smoothie bowls. this is one of my new favorites!

* how to talk about food without sounding like a snob…this is hilarious, especially the comments.

in case you missed it….

I shared highlights from my trip to the ALDI test kitchen. And, also a recipe for black pepper and parmesan popovers….so perfect for thanksgiving dinner!

 and, here’s what i wrote about on the kitchn…

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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Black Pepper and Parmesan Popovers

November 20, 2014
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What are your thoughts on bread with Thanksgiving dinner – yay or nay? It’s a simple decision, but it leaves me torn year after year. Sort of. I always sit down to dinner thinking I’ll pass on the dinner rolls to save room for extra stuffing and mashed potatoes. But really, who am I trying […]

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My Trip to the ALDI Test Kitchen

November 17, 2014
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Earlier this month I went to a two-day event hosted by ALDI at their Test Kitchen, along with a handful of other food bloggers. That picture (^^^) pretty much sums up my entire visit. There wasn’t actually any cooking on our part. Instead, there was an endless stream of food. We tasted, and taste,d and tasted, […]

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Weekend Things

November 16, 2014
Weekend Things

{via} I just finished reading The Goldfinch (finally!), and I have to say that I’m really sad it’s over. I haven’t felt this invested in a book in a really, really long time. Tell me – what should I read next??? I’m totally open to any and all suggestions, fiction and non-fiction. Next weekend we’re […]

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Cranberry-Apple Pie with Maple Whipped Cream

November 14, 2014
Cranberry-Apple Pie with Maple Whipped Cream

When it comes to making Thanksgiving dinner, I’ll do just about everything. I’ll cook the turkey, make any and all sides, I’ll bake homemade bread and make the desserts. Just please, please don’t ever make me be the one in charge of slicing the pie. I should definitely not be that person. Not ever. Slicing […]

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15 Essential Thanksgiving Side Dishes

November 11, 2014
15 Essential Thanksgiving Side Dishes (including vegan and gluten fee recipes!) to get on the table with this years feast! | TheCornerKitchenBlog.com #thanksgiving

Let’s talk about the best part of Thanksgiving dinner – the sides! I know a lot of work goes in to making turkey. And whether it’s your first time hosting Thanksgiving dinner or your tenth, there’s something about cooking that bird that’s a lot more stressful that any other part of the dinner. Or at […]

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Weekend Things

November 9, 2014
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Happy Sunday! I spent this past Thursday and Friday with all of these lovely food blogging ladies, touring the ALDI Test Kitchen. And by “touring”, I mean feasting on more food than you can imagine, getting school on wine tasting and learning the best ways to pair wine with meals. In a word, it was awesome! […]

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Cider-Brined Pork Chops with Sauteed Apples

November 6, 2014
Cider-Brined Pork Chops with Sauteed Apples

After the way the beginning of this week unfolded, I’m doubly happy last weekend included these Cider-Brined Pork Chops. L has been traveling for work, and when he left I’m pretty sure he took my ability to cook with him. My dinners this week have been pathetic and embarrassing. For a point of reference, my least […]

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Spaghetti Squash with Garlicky Kale and Chickpeas

November 3, 2014
Spaghetti Squash with Garlicky Kale and Chickpeas

Before we dive into how much I’m completely head over heels for this spaghetti squash and garlicky kale number, I really want to thank you guys for all the great comments and feedback on my post about shopping at ALDI + my favorite essentials to buy there! I’m so thrilled you liked it so much and […]

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Weekend Things

November 2, 2014
Weekend Things

It’s Marathon Sunday in New York! Otherwise known as, one the greatest, if not the greatest, day of the year in New York. For years I stood on the sidelines of First Avenue near mile 19, along with my running team, cheering on marathoners and handing out bananas and oranges. For years I also swore I’d […]

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