Friday Faves

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Hello hello and happy Friday Faves.


First off, thanks to all of you who wished us a happy anniversary last week. We had a grand time celebrating it by cheering on our favorite San Francisco 49ers from the Levi Stadium sidelines as they whomped Tom Brady’s Bucs. I surprised my husb with a last-minute, impulse-fueled trip to commemorate our first vacation together which happened to be a 49ers game with my parents, and the first time they met my boyfriend-who-would-eventually-become-my-husband. Luckily, the martinis shared in the hotel bar between my man and my mom all those years ago sealed the deal.

Lastly, these past three days have been like living in a snow globe because the snow.has.not.stopped and I am 100% here for it. My dream is to be snowed in like in one of those Hallmark holiday movies, and nothing would make me happier than to be snowed in for the rest of December. Especially if I was eating the last of my summer-time pesto over ravioli with a fave Caesar salad. Who wants to join me?

On that note, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow so we can dig out of our houses and dig into this week’s Friday Faves.

It’s true, your mom is destined to annoy you (love you, Mom!)

This made me laugh–couple goals.

5 Sunday rituals for starting the week on the right foot.

The NY Times top recipes of 2022.


Per Grubhub, this dish was ordered over 4 million times in 2022.

I love my easy Christmas wreath antipasto board, but this charcuterie Christmas tree is next level.

What the what??! Stanley Tucci’s Searching for Italy has been canceled. Say it ain’t so!


Now that I’ve made Stanley Tucci’s pasta, I think I need to make his martini to go with.

Speaking of Italian things, this risotto looks freaking amazing.

I love a cookie swap party, how ’bout you? What type of cookies would you make? These chocolate-dipped almond cookies are SO good and my go-to.

These short rib stuffed shells, omg.

Adding these crispy potatoes to my list of things to make over the holidays.

Craving this creamy pasta with chicken.

Let’s shroom this Xmas eve with a vegan mushroom pie


Marvelous mushroom pot pie.

Drizzled with a glitz of frosting, this cinnamon coffee cake will have you eating your cake and loving it too.

Cranberry danishes sound like the dreamiest holiday breakfast.

Gift guide inspiration if you’re still shopping:


These make THE BEST white elephant gift! They’re so good I bought them for the white elephant AND for me.

Sleek but fun, these dip and nibble bowls are ready to party.

Loving this oversized cardigan.

At 65% off, you can’t NOT want to get this ultra cozy robe.

Slouchy and sexy, I love a good dolman sleeve top.

What I like about this dress is it’s sexy without showing it all.

Possibly the most gorgeous fireplace I’ve ever seen.

Are you hosting family for the holidays? Here are 13 ways to make out-of-town guests feel welcome.

How to figure out when you’re most productive during the day. Let’s go!

And that’s it for this week! Wishing you a cozy weekend cooking something good.

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