Thursday Things on Friday

Here are this week’s Thursday Things (on Friday). Running a day later this week due to the holiday:

1. Bethenny Frankel has my chocolate chip cookie dough balls (no-bake, vegan, GF) pinned on her dessert board

To say that I’m extremely ecstatic about this is accurate.

I’m a huge Bethenny fan and feel like I “know” her after watching her on reality tv over the years. And she “knows” me via my cookie dough balls. Sure.

A few days later she pinned my Peanut Sauce Baked Tofu on her Vegan/Vegetarian board. Peanut Sauce Tofu is one of my favorite ways to eat tofu. Then again, anything in peanut sauce usually scores with me and I was glad Bethenny liked it. I wonder if she really does her own pinning or if her assistants do it?


2. This is so me

Apricot Chile Hot Sauce

From Hot Pepper Jelly to Apricot Cookies, I love the flavors going on in that sauce.

3. I’d love to take one of these baking classes at Sur La Table

Their Cooking Classes FAQ does not address price but I’m sure the classes aren’t exactly cheap but I bet really informative and fun.

4. 25 Wasteful Things You Can Probably Get Along Without

Such as Electric Can Openers – Use your muscles

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and plastic cutlery- use the metal stuff

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However, they also suggest that facial tissues (use handkerchiefs instead) and tin foil are wasteful.

I am all about saving the planet, but I love Kleenex. One.time.usage.item.

And I line all my baking pans with aluminum foil.

Recipes like Creamy Mixed Berry White Chocolate Crumble Bars are far too ooey and gooey to attempt without foil.

Why worry about dishes and elbow grease or having a dessert ruined because you have to butcher it to get it out of the pan when a simple sheet of foil will save so much hassle?

5. Never in a million years would I have thought that I’d be subscribing to Bon Appetit or Saveur magazines, but I am now.

And to think Cosmo, W, and Vogue used to my rags of choice. Now, it’s all about braised pork belly and locally-grown squash blossom risotto. Who am I?

Magazines are better for my attention span and time constraints. When you have a 5 year old, you just don’t sit down with 300 page novels and curl up on the couch. You’re lucky to read a 3 minute article because you’re too busy running alongside her bike.

6. The Fourth of July falling on a Wednesday left me feeling like Thursday was Saturday and like Friday should be Sunday. Why oh why couldn’t the weekend have just started on Thursday?

My days are all goofed up and I kept hitting snooze on my alarm on Thursday morning because in my sleepy state, I though it was Saturday. And then my Thursday started in an over-adrenalized, scrambling, massively late way that comes with oversleeping. Fun times.

7. 50 Simply Ways to Build Your Platform in 5 Minutes Per Day – Nice list for bloggers, writers, small business owners, or entrepreneurs.

Figuring out who you are and what your message is, who your audience is, and are you saying or promoting your message (or brand, service, item, or business) to the best of your ability is important in any type of endeavor from small business ownership to blogging.

8. Food & Wine interview with Khloe Kardashian, Cooking with Khloe Kardashian Odom

Lamar apparently wants her to cook like it’s Thanksgiving every day and his favorite meal is a sweet potato soufflé and a green bean dish with smoked turkey legs. I whip that up every Monday for an easy weeknight dinner, for sure.

9. This Peacocks and Trees Tapestry from Urban Outfitters. The price is right, $39 bucks.

Now if only I had a spare wall to put up a super vibrant print with life-sized trees and peacocks and not have my house look like I decorated it while on an acid trip.

10. Thanks for the Magimix by Robot-Coupe Food Processor and Juice Extractor Giveaway entries. Wow!

What are your Thursday Things?

Feel free to link up anything fabulous that you’ve seen, done, bought, made, or tell me about how you celebrated the Fourth.

Do you subscribe to magazines? Any favorites?

I used to subscribe to a ton: W, Vogue, Elle, Cosmo, and similar.

Fitness-related magazines like Shape, Hers, and Yoga Journal.

Then I had a baby, had no time to read, found blogs and did all my reading online, and let all my magazine subscriptions lapse.

But it’s nice to hold something in my hands, to leaf through it, and since I don’t have time for long books, magazines are perfect. Five minutes is about what I’ve got.

Have a great weekend!

59 comments on “Thursday Things on Friday”

  1. We were just discussing the magazine dilemma on the blog…kids, cooking, home = very little time, but often the library has a free basket, so if you “borrow” it from there = no guilt if you never read it because it was free/recycled.

    Also- the little butterflies from celeb-contact IS very exciting!

  2. I subscribe to waaaay too many magazines, but my favourite is definitely Food Network Magazine. It is very different than any other food/recipe magazine I have seen, unique, and much better than the rest.

  3. I would freak w/excitement if Bethenny pinned something of mine too!! You rock!!

  4. Congrats on the Bethenny pin–how exciting! My magazine subscriptions are pared down to a couple of jewelry making journals. I used to get cooking related magazines but blogs (especially yours!), google and my cookbooks pretty well cover my needs in the kitchen. My Thursday thing was another version of your tortilla pizza. I didn’t have mango but used artichoke hearts, peppers and fresh basil from my herb garden.

  5. Makes me sad that even Food & Wine had to jump on the Kardashian wagon and interview her. Ugh.
    Anyways, I have a bunch of magazine subscriptions, possibly too many?

  6. My older sister has every Bon Appetit magazine dating back for more than 15 years and uses them regularly. I don’t subscribe to any magazines at all. Any recipe I want, I just Google it or find it in the blogs I subscribe to.

    Our 4th was family fun and then about 4 other families came by and we had a huge crowd! It was fine, though, because we had the awesome view for fireworks. Next night we went to the boardwalk because we had out of town guests who wanted to sample “Santa Cruz” so tonight (after a long beach day with the boys) I am TIRED!! :-)

  7. Surely everyone, everywhere should have those cookie dough balls pinned? They have it all.. easy, delicious and… easy.. mm….delicious… and sooo easy!

    My mum bought a ‘do it up’ house that was entirely wallpapered in prints that look like your acid mix one. Quite a trip, even without the drugs.

  8. I have magazine subscriptions, but I have a hard time myself reading them. Like you, just thumb through them. I get all the info I want from reading blogs.

  9. Ikea hanging dish rack. Sadly, they don’t have this same one anymore so I bought a similar one the other day… not as stylish looking.

    Egg ring from BB&B. It makes the perfect egg for a sandwich:

    Avocados… I have been all about them lately (way more than usual!)

  10. Oh I love Bon Appetit! As for my noteworthy “thing” or the day, it’s gotta be cookie dough dip-hit the recipe on then blogged it up on my site:
    Gooood stuff!

  11. I get way too many foodie magazines…wait a sec…did I really say that? No such thing as too many magazine:-) I agree, there is always something new to make. How cool is it that someone “famous” pinned your recipe…although I’m not surprised since you make so many awesome goodies!!!

  12. SO damn cool she pinned 2 of your recipes! I adore her and that is just so awesome! Congrats on that!


  13. congratulations! having your recipe pinned by bethenny = pretty awesome :)

    I feel like I never read magazines anymore – definitely more of an indulgence these days!

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