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Well, y’all, we finally made it to AUTUMN! I am so excited and can’t stop sharing it. What are you baking this weekend?!

It’s actually supposed to be a million degrees (give or take) in Napa this weekend, which means my baking will likely be delayed. Unless it cools off at night. Then I’ll bake the crap out of all the things. We’ll see.Friday Five | @innatsshoes1. I was trying to replicate a recipe for a coconut macaroon I had the pleasure of devouring a few weeks ago and searched Pinterest for the recipe. While this recipe (my version in the photo above) wasn’t like the one I ate, it was so easy and turned out soooooo tasty!

2. Oooohhh! Another fancy Japanese restaurant is coming to Napa! Excited to see what this one brings.

3. OMG. So there was a #lazyreunion in Portugal (during high season!) and I cannot get over how heavenly their trip looks! The Lazy Travelers continue to blow up my wanderlist. The. End.

4. Autumn is hands down my favorite season. Food! Cozy sweaters! Baking! Chilly nights! Apples! I’m loving this compilation of things to do in Sonoma County, so I don’t have to drive all the way to Apple Hill every time I want an apple-centric experience.

5. Continuing on that thought… how amazing do these cookies sound? I absolutely love macadamia nuts. Browned butter? Yes please.

 

Friday Five

Oh, we made it through the week! We certainly deserve a cocktail in celebration, don’t we?


1.If you follow me on Instagram (you totally should), you know I’m a big fan of both Manhattans (up, please) and Old Fashioneds with bourbon. No rye for this girl. This update on an Old Fashioned adds peach and orange flowers!! I can’t wait to try.

2. Cassoulet is one of my absolute favorite French dishes. Thanks to this 7×7 article, I can now replicate the tasty version from SF’s oldest French bistro, Le Central Bistro.

3. Despite laughing through this entire list of things that happen while wine tasting, I can’t help but nod my head in agreement with just about all of them. We’ve all been there, ya?

4. I’m always looking for plants that I can keep alive for longer than a month. Thanks to Sunset’s awesome cactus styling video, now I can look like I know what I’m doing!

5. Summer is coming to a close, but I’m still itching to get a few of these done when I head up to Tahoe later this month!

How are you prepping for the end of summer / beginning of autumn? I can’t wait to start baking!

Cheesy Chipotle Jalapeño Popper Dip

Did you all enjoy the weekend? Mine was packed with work, volunteering, family, and kitchen time, but was heaps of fun. Plus, I had a special task I was able to successfully (and deliciously) complete!

Cheesy Chipotle Jalapeño Popper Dip | @innatsshoes

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Last week, I received a surprise package from the cheese gods at Sartori, thanks to #Foodiechats. My mission was to create a dish using one or more of the cheese Sartori sent me that would be perfect for game day.  Read the rest of this entry

Friday Five

Oh man. It’s been a hell of a week. Very much looking forward to enjoying a cocktail or five over this long weekend coming up. Is it 5 PM yet?

Below are some of my favorite finds from the past week. Enjoy!Friday Five | @innatsshoes

1. Having been to Plzeň in the Czech Republic during my studies abroad, I can absolutely attest to everyone needing to visit. I’m loving Randi and Michaels’s recommendations for a day trip to this quaint town, which also happens to produce the most tasty beer!

2. Bourbon lovers rejoice! Here’s a super easy bourbon vanilla ice cream recipe, no churning required!

3. Pinrose Scents now makes candles!? Where have I been? I feel like I need this one in my life.

4. Mrs. O had a girls’ weekend In Marbella, Spain and *spoiler alert* her trip featured the most luxurious accommodations I’ve seen in a while! Plus, that paella!?

5. I’ll admit, I originally wanted to read about making a better cup of coffee when I clicked OXO’s article.. But now all I want is one of those cute coffee makers in the main image!

 

Friday Five

I’m still not ready to be back to reality. My Caribbean trip was simply too amazing! And with views like this, who would want to go back to being a responsible adult with a schedule? Not me, that’s for sure.

Okay. Deep breaths. Let’s cope with real life by distracting ourselves. A brand new Friday Five is here!

1.I am beyond excited for this new Girl Scout Cookie flavor! Seriously, when can I get my hands on a box?

2. Loving this write up in the LA Times on my alma mater. “Party school” definitely not apply anymore.

3. A healthier version of Mongolian Chicken? Yes please!

4. While I haven’t been to this Caribbean Island, I can attest that it doesn’t take long to feel like a local in the Caribbean.

5. I am so excited for this pie recipe from Recipe Girl! Loved it as a kid and can’t wait to make it myself.

Friday Five

This week was my first full workweek back from vacation. I am still struggling with the fact I’m back to reality now. Ugh. Did you follow along on my instagram to see my adventures? Be sure to check it out! Anyway, let’s Friday Five to forget about this past week!

Friday Five |  @innatsshoes1. My recent trip to the Caribbean only further affirmed my love for coconut. These cupcakes seal the deal!

2. This baked macaroni and cheese sounds absolutely heavenly and easy!

3. I love bar/cocktail crawls, especially when traveling! Will be adding this list of Prague bars to my to-do list.

4. I love popsicles. However, I adore wine. This recipe combines the two!

5. Cracking up over this list and commentary about What Your Plane Outfit Says About You!

Friday Five

Happy Friday!! Let’s get this weekend started. Piña colada anyone? 


1. If you loved the idea of a cupcake ATM and now I’m freaking out over this new ATM!

2. Heading to Paris? You need to check out these three (and free!) museums. 

3. Cooking fish has always freaked me out. I’m worried I’ll over cook it or ruin it. Not with these ridiculously easy variations!

4. I need this adult slushy in my life. #roseallday

5. The Travel Vlogger shares their favorite places to visit in Prague. LOVE this video list!