Friday Favorites


Happy Friday, all!

Did anyone else have day later syndrome all week, thinking it was a day later than it actually was? Ben and I have both been hollering about it since Tuesday, which maks today feel extra sweet!

I’ve got some fun, friend plans on the agenda this weekend, starting with lunch with a friend today, then hanging with a couple more friends this afternoon. A friend’s dinner is on tap tonight, followed by another one tomorrow. FRIENDS! They make the world go ’round. ;)

Whatever YOU’RE up to, friends, I hope you have a blast. And, in the meantime, please enjoy my favorite finds from around the web, in this week’s Friday Favorites!!

Click on the light blue link to be taken to the original source. 

Favorite sweet: Caramelita Cookies. Oh mama mia. Chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies (my favorite cookie, btw) STUFFED with caramel. YES!

Favorite furball. Work it, honey! ;)

Favorite bite: Spicy Tuna Hand Rolls. If you don’t feel like rolling your own sushi, these hand rolls are a much easier alternative. I love how fresh, spicy, and moutwatering these look.

Favorite bling: Michael Kors Watch Band Bracelet. Ooo, how jazzy, right? I love that it’s adjustable, too.

Favorite sip: Raspberry Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail. I could totally suck one of these back right now. Or 10. They looks soooo refreshing.

Favorite fitness: Tank Top Arms. I zipped through this workout the other day after a treadmill jaunt – my arms are so sore! Helped to think about tank top weather while doing it though. ;)

Favorite idea: Cauliflower Risotto. Brilliant! Can’t wait to try this low carb take on risotto!

Favorite healthy: Green Detox Smoothie. I saw Allie post this recipe on Twitter the other day and craved it instantly. Going to go pick up a pineapple tomorrow (they’re on sale at Hy-Vee) and make one ASAP!

Favorite fashion. Super-cute collabo of grey and white, with a pop of peach.

Favorite breakfast: Quick Breakfast Migas. Eggs + sausage + tortillas + avocado = shovel.

Favorite cute: Heart Printed Bowls. How adorable would these be for February?

Favorite photo: Guinness Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache. I could stare at this magical, mouthwatering photo all. damn. day. What a beautiful shot!

Favorite find: Outdoor Kitchen Bar. Totally fun pass-through from the kitchen to a patio bar. LOVE!

Favorite bite: Greek Nachos. Ooo la la, check out those layers and layers of Mediterranean flavah!

Favorite keepsake: Wood Burned Recipe Cutting Board. Great idea – find a special, hand-printed recipe then scan and transfer it to a cutting board. Burn the recipe in with a wood burner then hang in your kitchen for a sweet keepsake! Last night I had a dream about doing this for wedding invitations. The shipping costs are what stopped me though. HUH? ;) 

Favorite dip: Buffalo Chicken Beer Cheese Dip. I can’t even control the amount of drool dripping out of my mouth. Totally making this for the Super Bowl!

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Have an awesome weekend everyone!

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  1. Thanks for the link!! That cutting board.. I NEED one! Such a great idea!

  2. ErikaMC 01.11.2013

    All day Wednesday I thought it was Thursday. I do my cleaning on Thursday nights and so when I got home Wednesday (thinking it was Thursday) I cleaned and didn’t realize what I did until I was getting ready for bed.

    I love that cutting board idea. I think I’m going to find one of my grandma’s recipes and have them made for my mom and sister.

  3. Wow on the pomegranate cocktail. Weekends were made for those, I’m sure! Have fun with your friends this weekend, you’re right, they do make the world go ’round. I’m doing a bit of friend + dinner action this weekend, too!

  4. Oh man… that outdoor kitchen bar are what dreams are made of, absolutely divine!

  5. Christina 01.11.2013

    Ah that Guinness Cake :) So tempting. Great finds. I’m happy to be a new follower, can’t wait for more. Happy Weekend.

  6. Kate 01.11.2013

    Friday Favorites are my favorite thing to read on Fridays. Thanks for sharing such drool-worthy lists!

  7. I love all of these things, especially the heart bowls and the cutting board. How cool is that! Have a great weekend!!

  8. Love the line up! The cutting board is such a great idea!

  9. Nancy 01.11.2013

    Greek Nachos sound great to me.

  10. Lily 01.11.2013

    Wow. That Guinness Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache is the definition of “food porn.”

  11. those cocktails and that risotto look amazing—thanks for sharing!

  12. Glad to know I’m not the only person SUFFERING all week with day later syndrome. It’s been horrible but is making this Friday that much sweeter. Not to mention I have an amazing weekend coming up :)

    That beer buffalo chicken dip is a must for the super bowl. Mouth is watering.

  13. Jen 01.11.2013

    I’ve been suffering from day later syndrome all week, so frustrating!! Those heart print bowls are so cute and now I’m craving sushi from the pic of spicy tuna hand rolls. Yum.

  14. Thank you so much for including my dip! You’re the best, have a fabulous friend weekend :)

    • Iowa Girl Eats 01.11.2013

      Of course, Jackie! I can’t get over it – my husband is obsessed with IPA so we are both excited for the chance to make it!

  15. Ana 01.11.2013

    I love that cutting board idea! So cool!

  16. Those cookies are calling to me!

  17. Alisha 01.11.2013

    I WILL be making that dip for the superbowl party this year! YUM!

  18. Misty 01.11.2013

    Those cookies look divine! And I love that white/peach outfit too, wish it was in my closet…

  19. Kristin 01.11.2013

    Does anyone know where those peach flats are from? I need to own them.

  20. kellykelly 01.11.2013

    TJ’s has great frozen pineapple for smoothies. Its great to nibble on frozen because its the tidbits!

  21. Bev @ Bev Cooks 01.11.2013

    Gosh, thank you so much for showing off my rolls! Wait, that sounds weird. Now I’m hungry.


  22. Lauren 01.11.2013

    Whole Foods makes the most amazing Carmelita cookie. I can’t resist one every single stop – not to worry, I don’t live near a WF’s so it only happens once in a blue moon. Probably a good thing. ;)

  23. I love forward to these posts every Friday :)

  24. Love the white + peach + beige outfit!

    My roomie and I are hosting a Middle Eastern/Mediterranean dinner party tonight and I must make those Greek nachos my contribution!! The only catch is one of the girls coming over is vegan, so I’d have to veganize it. Challenge accepted!

  25. Sarah E 01.11.2013

    I look forward to your Friday Favorites posts every week :) You always find the best stuff!

  26. Mandy 01.11.2013

    Oh my gosh those Caramelita cookies look too good to be real!

    I pinned that Tank Top Arms Workout to my Pinterest boards a few months ago, so I try it every so often. Every time my arms are KILLING me by the end. How do I not have Michelle Obama arms yet?!

  27. Brittney 01.11.2013

    Have you tried the Beer Cheese Dip from the HyVee on Grand (that’s the only one I’ve ever found it at.) Paired with pretzel bread, it goes down far too easily!

  28. Oh my goodness…those cookies look amazingly delicious. You get me every time you post things like that! ;)

    I am also loving that Michael Kohrs classy!

  29. Michelle 01.11.2013

    O.MGgggggggg the greek nachos and the pom drink look and sound amazing! Def pinning!

  30. Sophia 01.12.2013

    Hi Kirstin,

    Thank you so much for putting my photo on your blog. I really love your blog.

    Best wishes,


  31. Betsy 01.12.2013

    Your Friday Favorites are always the best! Thanks so much for doing the work for us, and showing us what we are missing around the web. Your blog is always the first on my list to read…

  32. Madison 01.12.2013

    Those spicy tuna rolls: WOW! I want to eat that whole plate and then for dessert eat those oatmeal cookies. I just ate lunch and am now hungry again! :)

  33. Balanced Fitness 01.12.2013

    Those tuna rolls look delicious!

  34. I need this. I just need all of it. That Kitchen Bar? Will be in my future home. I’ll make sure of it! :)

  35. Karla 01.13.2013

    So great to catch up on Friday, Kristin! Thanks for the lovely lunch and conversation. Looking forward to more fun together soon–and looking forward to trying this cauliflower risotto. YUM!

  36. Doug 01.14.2013

    Had me at buffalo, then Beer, then blue cheese. Not sure about the “has to be IPA” on that link but the rest makes complete sense to me. :) Hope all is well with you.

  37. I had day later syndrome both Wednesday and Thursday! The WORST! And those cookies look amazing, hope you had a great weekend :)

  38. I love all of these – esp that outfit… cauliflower risotto and detox smoothie.. yum!
    xo Emily @ Hungry Delights

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  40. Sarah 01.18.2013
    Made the Caramelita Cookies this week! Thanks for the great links every week!

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