This Weekend Wrap-Up is probably a little nuts. Even I’m a little alarmed at how ridiculous it is. I saved up two weeks’ worth of posts, since I didn’t do a wrap-up last week, what with the Peanut-Palooza giveaway happenings going on. And apparently, I have done a lot of blog loving recently. I considered showing you the highlight reel of the past two weeks, my “top 10 favorites” or something reasonable like that. But I kept looking at the links and trying to decide which to cut, and I just couldn’t. I loved them all. I want you to know about them all and love them all as much as I do. (It’s ok if you don’t; I feel like I need to mention that in case you’re put off by my wanting you to apparently have the exact same taste as I do. It’s totally cool. Share what you love in the comments below and we can have a diverse, all-accepting blog love fest. I think I need to end this parenthesis now.)
This Week on Floptimism:
Most Popular Post: Mocha Brownie Ice Cream Cake
Most Pinned Post: (Low Fat!) Gingerbread “Naked Cupckaes” (Muffins)
Most Popular Post on Facebook: Reinvented Roasted Cauliflower “Couscous”
What I’ve Pinned This Week:
Amazing Ice Cream Pictures. – I didn’t even really process what flavor it was. I just saw really pretty pictures and hit “pin it” like a true Pinterest addict. Whoops.
Applause Arms Workout
Chocolate Covered Cheesecake…on a Stick – I’ve been thinking about these ever since I spotted them at a county fair this summer.
How to Make the Softest Scrambled Eggs
Let Peace Begin with Me
No Such Thing as Silly Dreams
Roast Beef…in a Crockpot – Because the Whole Foods butcher lectured me twice on not over-cooking grass-fed roast beef last month, and I’ve been sufficiently nervous of doing just that ever since. Not that I eat roast beef very often.
Strawberry Vanilla Yogurt Pops
Tip: Freeze Extra Egg Whites
What I’ve Bookmarked This Week:
2 Ingredient Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter
Baked Cherry Oatmeal Squares
Baked Peach Oatmeal
Brussels Sprouts Salad with Chicken and Walnuts
Butterscotch Pudding Popsicles – leave it to Deb to make a butterscotch recipe that I jump to bookmark. (It never happens.)
Cannoli Ice Cream
Cheesecake Egg Rolls
Cherry Almond Brownies
Chocolate Cake & Coffee Cream Trifles
Cookie Dough Billionaire’s Bars
Date Nut Bar Cookies
Easy 1-Ingredient Roasted Almonds
Grilled Kale & Cheese Stuffed Tortillas
(Healthier) Funky Monkey Cupcakes
How to Make Greek Yogurt – I’ve posted plenty of “how to flavor your own Greek yogurt” ideas, but have yet to try making the yogurt itself from scratch.
Indian Mushroom, Chickpea & Tomato Stew
Lower Fat Black & White Cookies
Muddy Buddy Cookies
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Pancakes
Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Overnight Oats
Peanut Butter Crunch Ice Cream – I mean….seriously?!
Pluot & Poppy Yogurt Bowl
Pulled Pork with Homemade Peach Ketchup
S’mores Fudge Bars
Stone Fruit Slaw
White Peach & Vanilla Jam – No, I have not yet delved into the world of canning, but a recipe like this reminds me how much I want to!
Blog Posts I’m Loving This Week:
Currently Crushing On (How Sweet It Is) – Confession: every week I read what is basically her version of this weekend wrap-up, fall in love with half the things she loves, and then share them with you the following weekend. Basically – I’m a total copycat. She just has really good taste. It must be because her name’s also Jessica. It must just come with the territory. (Hush.)
Only Kindness Matters (Annie Dean) – I love a good commencement speech.
Squidgy Chocolate Cake (Dinner with Julie) – I love reading about kitchen “disasters” that wind up turning out fabulously. It makes me all smiley inside. It also fuels my unhealthy belief that I can upset every basic rule of food science when I’m cooking/baking, if I just believe in myself.
Stop Giving it All or Nothing (Dine and Dish) – a great reminder that it’s never too late to start, or restart, for that matter.
Goodness gracious! Ok. Crazy long ode-to-other-people’s work done. What web finds have you been loving lately?