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:

Image Courtesy of Top with Cinnamon


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:

Image Courtesy of Pudding Pie Lane

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?!
Pimm’s Cake
Pluot & Poppy Yogurt Bowl
Pulled Pork with Homemade Peach Ketchup
Samoa Cupcakes
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:

Image Courtesy of Dinner with Julie

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?

15 Thoughts on “Weekend Wrap-Up: The Longest Highlight Reel Ever

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  2. Hi Jessica…..It’s so nice to meet you! First, I LOVE your blog’s name. It’s so creative and true. Kudos to you for coming up with it (I wish I had!). Second, thanks a bunch for introducing me to a bunch of new sites to visit. You have amazing taste. Of course, now that I said that, it’s a bit ego-centric for me to following that comment by saying thanks for including me in the list, huh? As I chew on the foot I’ve put in my mouth, I am grateful that you visited and mentioned Taking On Magazines. :)

    • Thank you so much, Christiane! You’re so sweet! I’m just glad you enjoyed the post — I’m always happy to share the amazing work that other bloggers do, and your blog definitely gets included in that. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Thanks so much for including the Cherry Almond Brownies in your round up!! You rock!! :)

  4. Thanks so much for including our cherry oatmeal squares – look forward to going thorough your whole recipe list in this post and scroll through your blog as well :)

    • You’re welcome! This week I found some pretty talented bloggers — I think this might be one of my favorite wrap-ups on Floptimism yet. I hope you enjoy the rest of the blog!

  5. Thanks for the include…love the wrap-up. So interesting and delicious!

  6. Thanks for including my cupcakes! And I LOVE that you pinned ice cream just because you like the photos. Though the recipe sounds pretty amazing too!

  7. Thank you so much for including my peanut butter in your wrap-up series. You have a lovely blog!

  8. Thanks so much 4 including my cheesecake pops! Yay!!!!

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