Coffee & Dish #29

Hello Friends!

I can’t believe it’s the middle of July already! I’m realizing that every year I expect summer to slow down, but that’s not how it works. My calendar is still full and I still have to be intentional about scheduling rest into my days/weeks. Here’s a quick breakdown of some of the things I’ve been up to this summer. In June I celebrated my birthday. Mr. Sam and I spent a week in Myrtle Beach to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary! And I got to meet my newest niece! We also completed a couple of house projects (both planned and unplanned). So far in July we celebrated the 4th by going to fireworks with family and refreshed a “new to us” patio set. We had our patio redone this spring and enjoying meals out there is one of the highlights of my summer!

Keep scrolling for 10 recipes I’ve tried recently, including one for my current favorite scones!

Homemade Cinnamon Chips – 4/5
  • Pros: An easy recipe for when you can’t find cinnamon chips at the store.
  • Cons: Buying cinnamon chips is easier. 
  • Make again: Maybe
Cinnamon Scones – 5/5
  • Pros: Flaky and so good!
  • Cons: um…can’t think of any
  • Make again: YES
Snickerdoodle Brookie Bars – 5/5
  • Pros: Love the combo of snickerdoodles and brownies!
  • Cons: None
  • Make again: Yes
Mini Dutch Baby Pancakes – 4/5
  • Pros: Puffy with crispy edges
  • Cons: Lots of butter
  • Make again: Yes
Apple Cheddar Rosemary Bacon Pizza – 3/5
  • Pros: Lots of flavor.
  • Cons: Lots of flavor. (Yes, I realize the pro is also a con)
  • Make again: Maybe
Homemade Stromboli – 4/5
  • Pros: Challenging, but also fun to make and very customizable!
  • Cons: This recipe isn’t a replacement for our weekly pizza night
  • Make again: Yes
Tender Greek Pork – 4/5
  • Pros: Simple and flavorful
  • Cons: None
  • Make again: Yes
Sheet Pan Potatoes and Sausage – 2/5
  • Pros: All on one pan
  • Cons: It takes longer to cook than you think it would.
  • Make again: Maybe
Milk Chocolate Mocha Blondies – 4/5
  • Pros: Love the coffee flavor
  • Cons: Special ingredients
  • Make again: Yes
Papa John’s Style Garlic Butter Sauce – 2/5
  • Pros: Only three ingredients
  • Cons: Too much garlic
  • Make again: Maybe

I’ve been using the Billie razor for the last couple of months and I really like it and it feels great to be saving a little bit of money. 



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