Happy Friday, everyone!

I feel like I lived an entire day already, all before 7am! Maybe it’s because I showed up for my Super Bowl-themed KCCI appearance this morning, cough, an hour early. D’OH! I have no idea what I was thinking. Luckily the sweet folks there took pity on me and we split my segment up into two parts, one dish at 5:40am, and the other at 6:40am, so I wasn’t standing around twiddling my thumbs for an hour.

First up, the Feta-Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Meatballs I posted yesterday, then these babies – Roasted Jalapeno Popper Potato Skins!

Roasted Jalapeno Popper Potato Skins via Iowa Girl Eats

I am so obsessed with these poppable bites! Crispy baby red potato skins filled with a creamy, roasted-jalapeno popper filling then topped with bacon and cheese and broiled until golden brown. OMG!


Here’s the video of the second segment, in case you care to watch:


I think it’ll be a low-key day, what with my earlier than average wake-up call. Other than that, the biggest plans Ben and I have this weekend involve visiting a new cupcake shop in town. I’ll take it! Have a wonderful weekend, friends, and please enjoy my favorite finds from around the web in this week’s Friday Favorites!

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Favorite twist: Red Velvet SconesUmm, gorgeous! What a great twist on a scone and Red Velvet Cake. Some people are so creative!


Favorite place: French Polynesia. Ok, forget what I said a couple months ago about preferring a cozy, mountain-side vacay over a trip to paradise. Anything over 50, hell, 30 degrees sounds like total bliss right about now – especially a floating hut in Bora Bora!


Favorite fresh: Peach Mango Smoothies. A fresh, vibrant, good-for-you smoothie. I can’t even imagine how delicious this must taste!


Favorite Fitness: Sexy Leg Workout. Love the looks of this leg, core, and butt workout. Totally doable.


Favorite sweet: Carrot Cake Loaf with Thick Cream Cheese Frosting. Sweet, moist and slathered with thick cream cheese frosting, I would devour a slice of this loaf for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I LOVE carrot cake, especially when it doesn’t have raisins. The horror!


Favorite fashion: LC Spring Collection by Lauren Conrad. I am obsessed with the combo of pink and white. I haven’t found any of LC’s Kohls pieces to be as cute in person as they are in photos (although they look ADORBS on my friend Laura) but I’m thinking these pants are kind of no-fail-cute, especially with those heels.


Favorite dinner: Roasted Salmon with Avocado and Grapefruit Salsa. A beautiful, creamy, tropical, and tart recipe. Can’t wait to try it.


Favorite space. I’d never know what to put on top of cabinets that have space between the top and the ceiling. LOVE this idea for displaying unique kitchen pieces through see-through cabinetry, instead of dusty ivy!


Favorite bite: Buffalo Oven-Fried Goat Cheese. If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time then you know how obsessed I am with all things buffalo-flavored. Combine it with warm goat cheese then feed it to me and I will love you forever.


Favorite collection: Healthy Pressed Juice Recipes. An awesome collection of healthy, yummy juice recipes – which is a good reminder to dust off my juicer this weekend. It’s been awhile!


Favorite redo: Chex Scotcharoos. Brilliant! I would love to try these with honey chex. Can you even imagine?!


Favorite furball. Pretty much sums up how I’ve been feeling all week. Cold, and upset about it.


Favorite sip: Peach Sangria. Raise your hand if you cannot WAIT for peach season!? In the meantime, I bet frozen peaches would work really well in this recipe – they’d keep your drink cold, too!


Favorite song: Carry On – Fun. I could NOT fall asleep for the life of me a couple nights ago – this song would not stop playing on repeat in my head! Love all things Fun.

Favorite bite: 100 Calorie Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing. NEED. NOW!!


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Have a great weekend!