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Thanks for joining me for another Nine Favorite Things post.

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Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone! I hope yours is going amazingly and you are enjoying some warm weather, friends, and family! I returned home from LA very, very, very early on Friday (meaning 2 am in the morning early), but woke up to the prettiest day I have seen all year long. It’s crazy what can happen in four days, but things here are green and blooming, the sun is shinning, and it’s days like these that there is truly no place I’d rather be than home in Colorado. Just trying to soak them all up because there are never enough of them!

In other news, my trip to LA was so fun and very productive (see more details below). One of the highlights of the trip was being able to meet so many of you at my signing at Shoppe Amber Interiors. Absolutely loved meeting and chatting with so many of you in person and can’t wait to do more events like this. I will be sharing photos from the event in next Sunday’s post as I don’t have the photos just yet, so stay tuned for that!

Coming up this week on HBH, we are skipping Memorial Day to encourage everyone to stay off their computer/phone and enjoy the day off to remember all those who have served our country. Coming up on Tuesday I’ll be sharing a new savory breakfast recipe, then moving along to a little bit of Italian, something healthy and delicious, and ending the week with a new recipe that I think will surprise you all! A fun week is ahead for sure.

In the meantime, if you happen to be meal planning for the week ahead, be sure to check out my menu plan for the week below (it’s #9 on my favorites list). I am also sharing a few last-minute Memorial Day recipes, so check those out too if you are in need of recipes for tomorrow’s fun!

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Hope you all enjoy this week’s Favorites and have a great long weekend. See you on Tuesday!

1. Six Recipes For Memorial Day

Last minute planners, these twelve recipes are for you.

Frozen Watermelon Rose Sangria Slushies | @hbharvest

frozen watermelon rosé sangria slushies

Spicy Corn, Peach, and Burrata Salad | #summer #easyrecipe #salad

spicy corn and peaches with burrata

Caprese Burrata Garlic Bread | @hbharvest

caprese burrata garlic bread

The Best Herby Potato Salad | #summer #easyrecipe #vegan #potatoes

the best herby potato salad

Grilled Pesto Zucchini Stuffed with Tomatoes and Orzo | #grilling #summer #easyrecipes

grilled pesto zucchini stuffed with tomatoes and orzo

Salted Pretzel Nutella Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches | @hbharvest

salted pretzel nutella cookie ice cream sandwiches

Strawberry Peach Galette | #hbhcookbook #summerdessert

Bonus: strawberry peach galette (HBH cookbook recipe!)

Question: would you guys enjoy seeing a summer recipe roundup of my favorite summertime recipes? Let me know and I will put something together!

2. Strawberry Shortcakes on Home & Family.

It seems every time I head to LA I have to stop in and say hi to the Home & Family crew and I think this last visit was one of my favorites yet. I made my Strawberry Bourbon Shortcakes and won everyone over with the bourbon strawberries (because they are the best). Thought I would share some behind the scenes photos from the day! Enjoy!

{what do you suppose I am saying here that is so exciting?!}


3. Things I Love from the Anthropologie Summer Kick Off Sale…

For the Kitchen:

For the Home:

4. Inspiring Me This Week.

June Produce. Here’s What’s coming into season:

-zucchini and summer squash
-stone fruit
-garden herbs
-sweet corn

5. New Videos:

A post shared by Tieghan Gerard (@halfbakedharvest) on

Asada Mushroom Tacos with Lime Smashed Avocado

Easy Tomato Basil Penne with Spicy Italian Chickpeas

Moroccan Lemon Chicken Kebabs with Couscous Pilaf

Frozen Peanut Butter Cup Pie

6. Favorite Beauty Buy of May…

This H2 Elemental Energy Hydrating Cloud CreamI have been trying out a lot of new moisturizers for my face. I have really sensitive skin, so it’s been hard to find a product that doesn’t irritate my face and make it all red, which happens easily. That is until I came across this moisturizer. It’s on the pricier side, but it’s worth it and a little goes a long way.

My two minutes routine: I start with a clean face and a layer of this RMS beauty oil followed by this sunscreen. I like to let it sit for a few minutes, then I apply a layer of this hydrating cloud cream. Super simple but it works. I use the both the beauty oil and cloud cream morning and night. And if my skin is looking really tired, I love this jet lag mask.

Also want to note that I love this hydrating cream by Clinique that’s much more reasonable priced too.

Question: what are your favorite beauty products for heading into summer. Dying to know!

7. A Few Links I am Loving…

7 easy dinners to make this week…that pizza is too good.

Ellen DeGeneres Montecito estate…gorgeous and cozy and I want to live there.

how to decorate your patio with Target…cutest summer patio ever.

7 things to do in Washington, D.C…ice cream, please.

an interview with Ilfenesh Hadera…always love learning about new to me people through interviews.

what is a jade roller and should you be using one…answer? you should.

Jennifer Aniston’s morning routine…and the secret to her glowing skin.

exploring Thailand…on my list of places I need to travel to.

everything you need to know to avoid artificial flavoring…found this interesting.

all the hats you’ll need this summer…gimme the sunshine and sun hats.

8. Long Weekend Style Finds Picks…

9. This Week’s Dinners:

Balsamic Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad | #chicken #salad #tomatoes

Monday: grilled balsamic chicken cobb salad

Asada Mushroom Tacos with Lime Smashed Avocado | #tacos #healthy #dinner #mexican

Tuesday: asada mushroom tacos with lime smashed avocado

Burst Cherry Tomato, Artichoke, and Zucchini Pesto Pizza | @hbharvest

Wednesday: burst cherry tomato, artichoke, and zucchini pesto pizza

Spicy Maple Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Smoky Bacon Corn | @hbharvest

Thursday: spicy maple grilled chicken sandwich with smoky bacon corn

Garden Fresh Herb, Olive, and Parmesan Pasta with Pistachio Breadcrumbs | @hbharvest

Friday: garden fresh herb, olive, and parmesan pasta with pistachio breadcrumbs

Check out all the past Favorites posts here.

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  1. SO happy you had an amazing time in Los Angeles! It is such an action-packed city. Definitely hope you will come back and tour more fun restaurants and outdoor malls sometime! Anyhow, the Memorial Day recipes you recommended look great! I’d love to make the herby potato salad and your asada mushroom tacos!

    1. I hope you love both of those recipes Cassie! Thank you! Also, I am so excited to go back and check out more!

  2. I couldn’t find the link to the recipe for strawberry peach galette. Would love to have it. Thanks!

    1. Hey Deb, the peach galette is in my cookbook and not on the blow. Please let me know if you have other questions. Thanks! 🙂

  3. Hey Tieghan,

    I am not having great luck finding burrata cheese…..those I have tried are runny in the middle…. any recommendations? Although I live in Canada….I am often over the border to Michigan, so a US source would be good. Your thoughts?

    And the pizza on today’s Nine Favourite Things looks amazing…..I just took some home made frozen pizza dough out to defrost….

    Looking forward to your feedback!

    Laurie Hart

    P.s. Italy with your sister……priceless

    1. HI! So have you tried asking your grocery if they could order it for you? A lot of times they will special order, free of cost! Hope this helps! And thank you so much for the kind words, so flattered!