Mulled Cherry Bomb Pie | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

{sweet summer cherries from my favorite summer pie}

Thanks for joining me for another Nine Favorite Things post!

Hey, hi! It’s been a week or two since I’ve put up a new favorites post, so it feels super exciting to be back! So many fun things to share today! I hope you’re all having a great weekend!

I really don’t know what to start with today. First, I feel like we should chat about my Mexican vacation? Have any of you guys been to Mexico before? My family and I traveled to Puerto Vallarta and it was a great little getaway. Well, little for me, I was only there about five days while most of my family stayed for nine. We did a lot of beach hopping, margarita drink, and guacamole eating, but by far my favorite part was just chilling at the house with my family by the pool. Nothing can really beat that, you know? The rest of the crew returns home today, so I will be making them dinner for sure. Thinking about cooking up a new indian recipe. Do you guys have any that you love that I should try to recreate? Let me know as soon as possible!

Second up, thanks so much for everyone’s kind words on Friday’s post. We are all so bummed about the loss of all our chickens, but like many of you said, it’s the circle of life and it happens…especially with chickens. We are on the hunt for some new ones, and hoping to up the protection of our fencing, but because we want the chickens to range free, it’s a little tricky. I’ll keep you all updated when we find some new chicks or maybe we’ll just get full-grown hens!

Coming up this week on the blog we have some pizza, fruity tarts, salads, and of course…something sweet to end the week. I’m already excited! In the meantime, here are nine things I am loving this week.

PS. don’t forget to check out my weekly meal plan…it’s number 9 on my list!

1. I always love good career/life advice and these two articles were on point for me.

–> 4 mental habits to break if you want to be more confident…numbers 3 and 4 are my worst habits.

–> CEO’s have these 2 personality traits…learned a lot from this short read.

2. As I mentioned above, I was just in Mexico…you’d think that I would now have the perfect tan, right? NOPE. Half of my skin is lobster red while the other half is still pretty white. It’s pretty clear that my skin is very sensitive and burns easily, so from now on I am applying the highest sunscreen I can find and using this guide to get that perfect beachy glow. THANK YOU!

PS. Here are 3 of my favorite Mexican recipes…

–> Cauliflower Rice Carne Asada Bowls with Mango Salsa

Cauliflower Rice Carne Asada Bowls with Mango Salsa | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

–> Summer Grilled Mexican Street Corn Quinoa Salad

Summer Grilled Mexican Street Corn Quinoa Salad | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

–> Summer Garden Guacamole

Summer Garden Guacamole | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

 

3. I LOVE farmhouse sinks. Here are 14 different ones for every kitchen. Photos 1 and 4 are my personal favorites. What are yours?

4. New videos:

–> Cinnamon Grilled Peaches with mascarpone ice cream and honey nut cheerio granola…title says it all…YUM.

–> Super Easy Crockpot Chipotle BBQ Ribs…perfect for easy summer entertaining!

–> Antipasto Skewers with Kale Pesto…my favorite snack of the moment.

5.  A few of my favorite cookbooks of the summer:

 

6. Some links I am loving right now…

–> style tips from the French for summer fashion…I am all about looser pants and woven bags.

–> a healthyish summer ramen recipe…yes, please.

–> I am all about white summer bathing suits and bali style bags…I love the circle bali bag most. so cute.

–> fig and lemon crostata…I am fig obsessed and this looks too good and is soo pretty.

–> 10 summer hairstyles that require no heat…umm perfection.

7. This weeks most popular post goes too…

Bonfire Brownies from The Half Baked Harvest Cookbook + Sneak Peak!

SO EXCITED by everyone’s reaction to this post!! Thank you to all that have preorder the Half Baked Harvest Cookbook, I hope you guys are enjoying the summer recipes from the cookbook. They are some of my favorites!

Bonfire Brownies from The Half Baked Harvest Cookbook + Sneak Peak! halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

8. Favorite New Home Style Finds:

 

9. This week’s dinners: 

Monday: 20 Minute Crispy Honey Ginger Salmon

20 Minute Crispy Honey Ginger Salmon | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Tuesday: Tuscan Summer Stone Fruit, Tomato, and Burrata Panzanella Salad

Tuscan Summer Stone Fruit, Tomato, and Burrata Panzanella Salad | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Wednesday: Moroccan Spiced Lamb Burgers with Apricot Chutney + Pistachio Feta Pesto

Moroccan Spiced Lamb Burgers with Apricot Chutney + Pistachio Feta Pesto | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Thursday: Grilled Thai Satay Chicken

Grilled Thai Satay Chicken | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Friday: Charred Tomato Basil Chicken Florentine Pasta with Herb Butter Breadcrumbs

Charred Tomato Basil Chicken Florentine Pasta with Herb Butter Breadcrumbs | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Bonus Summer Breakfast: Sweet Cherry Buckwheat Pancakes with Bourbon Butter Syrup + Bacon

Sweet Cherry Buckwheat Pancakes with Bourbon Butter Syrup + Bacon | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Check out all the past Favorites posts here.