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Stuff I’ve Gotta Share and You’ve Gotta See

Welcome to another edition of Stuff I’ve Gotta Share and You’ve Gotta See! >>

Best Ever Slow Cooker Bolognese Sauce #recipe.jpg

Here’s a recipe I shared on Parade Magazine‘s food blog this week:  BEST-EVER SLOW COOKER BOLOGNESE SAUCE.  I made this for my family last weekend and served it over spaghetti squash.  We loved it!!!  My son wanted “normal” noodles, but my husband and I both loved the spaghetti squash. The recipe makes a large batch so you can eat half now and freeze the rest for another day.

chicken khao soi soup

Here is the gorgeousness that is on my Culinary Covers blog today:  CHICKEN KHAO SOI (by Lindsay from the Cafe Johnsonia blog).  It’s a Thai soup with a ton of interesting flavors that appeared on a Bon Appetit cover last year.  Check out Lindsay’s review of the recipe.  And I just can’t get over how beautiful her photograph is!

Grammy's Irish Soda Bread Recipe -

Here’s what my little cutie made for his RecipeBoy blog last week:  GRAMMY’S IRISH SODA BREAD.  This is truly his Grammy’s recipe passed down from her grandmother in Ireland- though we did make a few minor changes to the original recipe.  It turned out really great- nice and moist and tender.  We enjoyed it for breakfast and snacking for many days with a little butter and honey.  Thanks, Grammy!

books by state

I thought this was kind of a fun post that I spotted on Parade:  THE MOST POPULAR BOOK IN EACH OF THE 50 STATES.  Check out the list to see what book is most popular in your own state… have you read it?  For Nevada, the most popular book is Scandal Becomes Her by Shirley Busbee.  It’s a romance mystery and not something I would ever read… isn’t that weird???

Spice Chart

Here’s a handy-dandy spice substitution chart that Duncan Hines shared on their Facebook page.

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These are 3 food blogs I follow and LOVE.  You should follow them too! >>

  • FOODIECRUSH:  Heidi blogs from Utah.  I’ve spent a lot of time getting to know Heidi, and my family has even been to a barbecue at her house!  I can’t say enough about her- she’s just plain awesome.  Heidi is an amazing photographer- she has helped many bloggers create e-books, she writes a seasonal online magazine called, FoodieCrush (of course), and she shares some pretty amazing recipes on her blog too.  Her latest post:  Garlicky Avocado Grilled Cheese with Tomato Pesto.
  • HALF BAKED HARVEST:  Tieghan blogs from Colorado where she lives with her 6 siblings and parents.  She has been cooking for her family since she was 15.  There is so much talent wrapped up in this young girl that I can’t even wrap my head around it.  You must check out her blog to see the creative ideas she comes up with for recipes- you will most definitely be seeing a cookbook from Tieghan in her future (that’s my prediction anyways)!  Her latest post:  Cheesy Black Bean and Quinoa Taco Bake.
  • CHOCOLATE & CARROTS:  Caroline blogs from South Carolina.  Her blog is a balance of all things good.  A new site design grabbed my attention this week- it’s beautiful, and it was all done by her talented techy husband.  Scanning through the collection of her latest posts on her home page… I want to make everything.  That’s how a food blog becomes one of my favorites.  Caroline’s latest post is this extremely gorgeous Green Noodle Bowl.

Coconut Oil Hair Treatment

I am intrigued by this post from Cate at Sweetnicks.  She shares what she has experienced as an amazing secret to having the softest hair imaginable:  COCONUT OIL!  Check out her post for details!  I’m totally trying it.

Orange Jam

Here’s a recipe that caught my eye today:  HONEY SWEETENED CARA CARA ORANGE JAM on Aimee’s Simple Bites blog.  I’ve never seen an orange jam before, and we love Cara Cara oranges at our house.  Definitely putting this recipe on the to-do list!

mac and cheese muffins

I want to make these too:  PIZZA MACARONI & CHEESE MUFFINS from the Rachel Cooks blog.   Whoa.  I know my kiddo would enjoy these.  I’m thinking they’d be fun for an after-school snack when his buddies come over and they’re all starving and raiding my pantry.

San Francisco Kimpton Argonaut Hotel Room 2

My family and I recently took a short trip to San Francisco.  We stayed in a cool hotel in a great location, had some good eats and did some fun things.  You can read all about it > HERE.

Solo Recipe Contest

It’s the LAST WEEK of the SOLO Simple But Good Recipe Contest.  I hope you will consider entering your 6-ingredient or less recipe with a FAMILY NIGHT THEME for this last week.  Seriously, it’s super easy to enter a recipe that you already have (don’t need to create something new) on their Facebook page.  If I were entering, I’d do a simple gourmet grilled cheese or pizza or something like that.  My family loves that stuff.  Enter the contest > HERE.  The prize this week is a Solo Product Pack, pizza cutter, set of 4 placemats, and a Recipe Girl Cookbook!  Good luck!

And finally… my stuff wouldn’t be complete without sharing a video: Here is Pentatonix brand-new cover of Pharrell’s song, “Happy.” I think you’ll like it!

Until next week, my friends, have a good one!

18 Responses to “Stuff I’ve Gotta Share and You’ve Gotta See”

  1. postedMar 19, 2014 9:12 AM

    Thanks for the link – hope you try it! Such a simple method to get super soft hair, no going back now.

  2. postedMar 19, 2014 10:26 AM

    I am drooling over that Thai soup. Off to check out the post on Culinary Covers – it looks amazing!!!

  3. postedMar 19, 2014 10:36 AM

    Thanks for the new Pentatonix video 🙂 I could eat all that bolognese like right now!

  4. postedMar 19, 2014 10:43 AM

    Looks amazing! That soup is something I definitely have to try!

  5. postedMar 19, 2014 11:04 AM

    Love love Heidi’s recipes at FoodieCrush! Even though we live in SF, I booked the Argonaut for bridesmaid wedding prep, then hubby and I stayed there on the wedding night before leaving for Hawaii the next day. The accommodations there were awesome as well as the staff… I wouldn’t mind staying there again!

  6. postedMar 19, 2014 11:08 AM

    Thanks for the tips! LOVE Pentatonix!

  7. postedMar 19, 2014 12:07 PM

    I look forward to these posts so much so I was thrilled to see my mac & cheese mufins! Thanks so much for sharing! And HBH/FoodieCrush/Chocolate & Carrots — GREAT choices!

  8. postedMar 19, 2014 2:33 PM

    Love the recipes and spice substitutions you shared, Lori. Those are also some fabulous blogs to check out – I’m big fans, too! The San Fran hotel looks like it made for a fun trip!

  9. postedMar 19, 2014 7:03 PM

    Thank you so much for sharing my blog, Lori! You’re so kind and it means so much to me. 😀

  10. postedMar 19, 2014 8:49 PM

    Whoa, that BOLOGNESE SAUCE! Incredible, my brothers would love it. And that Thai soup? So pretty!

    Thank you so much for your sweet, sweet, sweet words. You have no idea what it means to me that you even read my blog, let alone think I may some day have a cookbook! Just thank you, you inspire me and help keep me going on a daily basis. THANKS! 🙂

    Oh and your San Fran vacay sounds so fun!

  11. postedMar 20, 2014 3:24 AM

    Pizza mac and cheese? What? what? Oh man I want some!

  12. postedMar 20, 2014 12:04 PM

    I love these posts; I always learn something. =)

    Thanks for the Simple Bites shout out!

  13. postedMar 20, 2014 6:23 PM

    I am so hungry after seeing all these great pictures. Yum! Have to try those mac and cheese muffins.

  14. postedMar 20, 2014 7:21 PM

    I really enjoyed reading about all of your finds. The bolognese looks amazing! And, mac and cheese muffins, hello! Thanks for the fun post 🙂

  15. postedMar 21, 2014 6:06 AM

    Wow! Another fabulous edition of “Stuff”, Lori! Gorgeous Bolognese Sauce over spaghetti squash. Such a tasty low carb comfort food. I just adore the blogs you mentioned and I agree about Tieghan with a cookbook! Lindsay’s photo is stunning. Just beautiful! Your vacation to San Fran sounds wonderful. We love boutique hotels in our family. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend!

  16. postedMar 21, 2014 7:53 AM

    That bolognese looks fantastic, and I prefer spaghetti squash over regular noodles any day. 🙂 That soda bread has me in the mood to make more…I really need to make it more than once a year! Love those spice substitutions, and thank you once again for the blog recommendations!

  17. postedMar 21, 2014 2:05 PM

    That Culinary Covers post by Lindsay is absolutely gorgeous! I love the look of that hotel that you stayed at in San Francisco…I’m due to go back there sometime.

  18. postedMar 22, 2014 5:53 AM

    Your son’s Irish soda bread looks awesome! Also thanks for the new bloggers to follow – I LOVE halfbakedharvest but didn’t know about the other 2! Love finding new good sites and recipes 🙂 I hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend Lori!

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