Weekends Are…


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Weekends are the best time to bake.

And make your house smell delicious.

Jar of cookie butter with chocolate chips and white chocolate

I made something along the lines of these.

I better take pictures of the new goodies before the family eats I eat them all.

Coconut peanut butter magic cake bars

Weekends are the best time to stop and smell the roses.

Or the yellow calla lillies.

Yellow Calla Lilies

Weekend mornings are made for nice long walks and catching up with my husband. I can talk his ear off for 5 miles while he nods and says yes, dear.

Five miles later, I came up for air. That expression, I’m at a loss for words. That’s never happened to me.

bridge overlooking trees

They’re also the best time to read cookooks as if they are novels.

In bed, starting from the beginning, one page at a time, line by line, word by word, to be sure I don’t miss a single thing.

And I wouldn’t want to miss a single thing in Joy’s book. It’s fabulous.

Joy the baker cookbook by joy wilson

Weekends are the best time to eat fudge. Especially when it’s vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, and has no refined sugar.

Dare I say that actually sounds like it’s good for me and I should eat extra. Twist my arm.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Chocolate Protein Fudge

Peanut Butter and Jelly Chocolate Protein Fudge

What’s been the best thing you’ve done or eaten so far this weekend?

Complete the sentence: Weekends Are__________

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  1. Weekends are … pure bliss.

    I bought some of that cookie butter in NY, and the hubby LOVES it.

  2. I’ve been cooking up a storm this weekend. And now I’m exhausted and need another weekend!! But – the best thing I did this weekend was a fabulous baby shower with friends. Fun!

  3. Weekends are work days for me recently! Then again so are week days:)
    Fortunately the acting part of my job is jolly good fun…it’s the business side I’m trying to learn to love.
    Those yellow callas are amazing’

  4. Weekends are relaxing. Oh wait, that’s what weekends should be. Most of the time they are actually full of food prep and running errands. But those stolen relaxing moments make it all worth it.

  5. Weekends are for sleeping in and getting organized for the week! Sounds a bit boring, I know, but one of those necessary evils. :) I love spending Sunday in the kitchen trying out new recipes to take for my lunch during the week.

    Our walks sound like yours – I do a lot of the talking!

  6. Weekends are for spending with the ones you love!
    The best part of my weekend was a great date with my husband

  7. hehe! Your walks with your husband description made me giggle. I can relate!

    Weekends are for… spending quality time with my husband, having the chance to take my time with a workout, and maybe heading out for a nice meal.

  8. That jar of cookie butter up top reminds me that I’ve been meaning to tell you that I blame you for my husband’s obsession with the stuff now. You got me hooked and then I brought 4 jars home this past trip and now HE WON’T STOP EATING IT! seriously, he demolished 1 jar in 3 days, I had one spoonful. I’m thinking about hiding the remaining jars from him.
    Obviously, I’m joking about the blame part (kinda ;))

    1. I wish I was getting a commission on it. I had one woman write in yesterday she got 4 different friends hooked!

  9. Weekends are for sharing … sharing time with family and friends!

    This weekend was for Prom …

    Friday … excited for Prom ….
    Saturday … preparing for Prom … taking pics for Prom … seeing daughter off to Prom
    Sunday … will be for recuperating from Prom … :)

    Lovely pics …

    1. Sounds like it was a prom-athon :) I know in a blink of an eye Skylar will be going to hers. Gulp.

    1. It’s so easy, too. I’m not a huge protein powder person but in the fudge, it’s a winner.

  10. Sounds just wonderful :) I need to get my hands on joy’s cookbook! Best thing I’ve done this weekend? Hung with Josh and run with Kaylin. Best thing I ate? Believe it or not- a beef burger tonight!

  11. Weekends are rejuvenating. It gives you a chance to take a break from the fast treadmill that is life and to value the time you have with family and friends.

  12. i *love* my weekends. the best thing so far has been my very long run today, baking my first batch of donuts (banana bread donuts w/ dark chocolate glaze. cant wait to post them tomorrow!) and having a movie night in with my boyfriend. :)

    PS: i NEED to buy cookie butter asap.

    1. Get your hands on it b/c I have a recipe coming up in a week or so that YOU in particular are going to love.

  13. Weekends are for rejuvenation. Sometimes that’s staying in bed until 9, sometimes it’s getting up at 6 am for a long walk by myself before the husband / housework starts. Those yellow Calla Lilies are gorgeous!

  14. Weekends are…
    My favorite part of the week!!!

    I agree…it is definitely a time to play in the kitchen and make a fantstic lunch of fajitas (like the BOY and I did today) on the grill.

  15. Weekends are a good time to pull all the weeds from the flower beds! Oh and eat some fudge that I made yesterday as a reward for pulling all the weeds:-)

  16. Weekends are a great time to re-charge! The best thing I made was the balsamic reduction. Ahhh-so good with mushrooms, onion, fennel and bell pepper. I made a big batch so I have plenty to try on other things too!

    1. Yay for balsamic reduction :) I could drink it…haha! And I LOVE fennel. So under-rated and I just adore it.

  17. Weekends are…my favorite. I subscribe to your blog, so it’s been a while since I’ve actually been to your site! Love the new name and layout :) And, as always, your baking looks absolutely delicious and your photos are gorgeous!

    1. Thanks for saying hi and clicking off the Reader/email subscribe and checking out the site. I launched it early March and I am so happy with the colors and layout :)

  18. I agree, weekends are so the best time to bake & make the house smell all yummy. (: I am thinking about making cherry chocolate chip cookies today !! (:

  19. Those flowers are simply beautiful. Love that color. I think weekends are for enjoying.

  20. Love this! So refreshing :) Weekends are… the best! Your baking looks soo delicious. The most tasty food I’ve had today was out for brunch – Greek yogurt,cinnamon granola, mixed berries, caramelized bananas (the best part), ginger, goji berries + honey!