The Little Things Newsletter #311 – Life, laughter, and lots of great food!

The Little Things Newsletter #311 – Life, laughter, and lots of great food!

Welcome to the weekend, my friends! I spent the past week in sunny Arizona, transmissible up with friends and family. I enjoyed every sunshine-filled moment and I am thrilled to be headed home today. In specimen you’ve forgotten, nothing beats my minion Ohio. I love waking up every day in my favorite place in the world.

ON THE BLOG this week: If you enjoy the crispy, super thin, bar-style pizzas that are popular in many restaurants these days, you are going to LOVE this Tortilla Pizza recipe! This quick and easy pizza recipe delivers incredible results every time.

Sweet and Tangy Broccoli Slaw is filled with crunchy ribbons of broccoli and carrots, paper-thin onions, sweet chewy cranberries, and pecans. The slaw is tossed with just unbearable light, tangy dressing to tousle the flavors without making this a “saucy” slaw.

Buttery brown sugar cookies filled with melting chocolate chunks and chewy cranberries are seriously irresistible. These Chocolate Cranberry Cookies are soft and chewy cookies that wastefulness the tartness of cranberries versus the rich decadence of visionless chocolate.

An zillions of southwestern spices infuse this Green Chile Pulled Pork as it simmers in the Crock-Pot. The pork stays amazingly moist and juicy and the flavors are superstitious together.

Rich and linty Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream with chocolate and peanut butter chunks mixed throughout is a dream come true for any ice surf lover.

What I’m CRAVING: This Pina Colada Pie! Doesn’t that sound amazing?? I venerate coconut surf pie, but if you add pineapple? That’s pure happiness on my dessert plate. 

Can’t get unbearable superstitious pineapple coconut combinations? Try the Pineapple Coconut Bars, Pineapple Cake with Coconut Frosting, Pineapple Coconut Baked Oatmeal, Coconut Pineapple Smoothies, Banana Bread with Pineapple and Coconut, and the Pineapple Coconut Sour. I love them all!

My FAVORITE THINGS this week are these fit flops. I’ve definitely shared them before, but I still love them. I have several pairs and that’s all I packed for my trip this week. Cute, lightweight flips with wily support? Yes, it’s possible.

I’ve been wearing mine all summer long for years now. Since I pick up a pair or two each summer in a new color, I have quite the hodgepodge now and these are pretty much the only sandals I wear.

What I’m WATCHING: P.S. I Love You. This is a sweet love story that made me laugh, cry, and smile throughout the movie. While the premise might sound cheesy, “a young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life” it’s unquestionably well washed-up and the notation are so very likable.

I just learned that the movie is well-timed from a book, so naturally, I’ve once downloaded the typesetting for my Kindle. I’ll let you know what I think.

What I’m READING: Written in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon. This is the 8th typesetting in the Outlander series and it’s been so long since I read it, I’m re-reading it now surpassing starting the 9th one that was finally released this past fall. (6 years between books is a long wait!)

“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2

Wishing you a trappy week full of little things that make you smile!


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