Things I’m Loving – A fun list of my favorite kitchen, fashion/beauty, and food favorites!! Some are current finds, some I’ve loved for decades and are still going strong!! (My cats make the list!)

I’ll be back tomorrow with a recipe but I thought it would be fun share some things I’m loving.

Some are new finds and others I’ve had for decades and are still going strong. I’m more of a quality over quantity person and would rather buy something that may cost more upfront but that I will have for years and years.

Peaches and Muffin

My cats, Peaches and Muffin, on my daughter’s bed. Doing what they do best: absolutely nothing.


One of only 3 knives I use. Ever. I have the Shun 7″ Santoku and it’s the best knife I’ve ever owned and have basically thrown away all others.

I can’t bake cookies, roast vegetables, or do anything else (messy or sticky) without Silpats.

This is the garlic press to beat all. Pressed garlic is so much better than just dicing by hand. And faster and easier.

If you own just 2 pots and pans in your kitchen, make it this Essential 6-quart. ‘Tall’ enough to boil a pound of pasta but ‘short’ enough to brown a pound of ground beef.

And this Saute 6-quart. I put them them in the dishwasher, I abuse them, I have cooked thousands of meals in them. They are still perfect.

This beast has appeared in hundreds of photos over the years. With this Le Creuset and the two All-Clads, that’s all I need to make 99% of everything I blog about.

The Volcano candle is the best. It comes in different color jars but the scent is awesome. Covers up everything from pet odors to onions.


This purple and navy plaid shirt is my jam.

I wear it with these jeans. I love the frayed hem at the ankle.

Plaid obsessed with this pastel number.

Soft, thin demin that makes me happy.

I got this replacement watch band for my rose gold 42mm Series 2 iWatch.

I’ve been using this facial cleanser since I was 18 and don’t cheat on it.

Prrr. Like a kitty. I have it in every purse.

The splurge hair brush that I’ve had for 20 years. It has paid for itself considering all the random brushes I didn’t buy over the years.


Currently trending as the most 5 popular recipes on my site

#5 Easy Better-Than-Takeout Chicken Fried Rice

Easy Better-Than-Takeout Chicken Fried Rice - One-skillet, ready in 20 minutes, and you'll never want takeout again after tasting how good homemade is!! Way more flavor, not greasy, and loads of juicy chicken!!

#4 Softbatch Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies

Softbatch Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies - Move over butter, cream cheese makes these cookies thick and super soft!

#3 The Best Broccoli Cheese Soup (Better-Than-Panera Copycat)

The Best Broccoli Cheese Soup (Better-Than-Panera Copycat) - Make the best soup of your life at home in 1 hour! Beyond words amazing!!

#2 Easy 30-Minute Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Easy 30-Minute Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup - Classic, comforting, and tastes just like grandma made but way easier and faster!! This soup is AMAZING and it'll be your new favorite recipe!!


#1 Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Bread

 Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Bread - Super soft, tender, moist pumpkin bread with a slightly crunchy cinnamon sugar topping!! The MINI loaves are EASY, brimming will fall flavors, totally IRRESISTIBLE, and accidentally vegan!!

Have you made any of those recipes? Tell me some of your favorite things lately in the comments section. If you leave links, comments may be held for moderation until I approve them.

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