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Hey, Hi! Happy first Sunday of June! Yes, JUNE! How on Earth is it June already? This year is flying bye, but I do have to say that I am so excited it’s summer. I am beyond loving these long, warm, and sunny days we are having. My only wish is that we had more of them to enjoy, but since I am well aware they will be gone before I know it, I’m really just trying to enjoy them!

My morning hikes with Merle are the prettiest ever. We go fairly early, so the sun is just rising over the mountains and it’s beautiful. But my favorite part of the day? Golden hour! Come seven o’clock..ish, the sun is setting behind the mountains and streaking through the vibrant green trees. It’s my favorite part of summer and fall here in Colorado.

So pretty. If you following along on Instagram, you have seen what I am talking about.

Anyway, this weekend is a working one, as I am getting ready to go on vacation, which I am very excited about! What are you all up to?

Coming up this week on HBH I’ll be kicking things off with a new seafood recipe that’s perfect for summer, then having fun on Tuesday with fresh strawberries, playing with carbs one Wednesday, grilling up a new chicken recipe on Thursday, and finishing the week out with some summertime ice cream. All good things.

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Hope you are all having a great start to summer. Enjoy this weekend favorites!

1. LA Book Signing at Shoppe Amber Interiors. 

As I mentioned, I had a book signing last week in LA at Shoppe Amber Interiors. It was such a fun and intimate signing and I really hope to do more of them soon! The photographer of the event, Marisa Vitale, sent over the photos this week and I am so excited to share them with all of you that couldn’t make it. As you can see, we had an incredible choucroute board, fun cocktails, lots of cookbooks, and great people!

If you want to learn more about the me, the cookbook, and this fun signing, head over to Amber’s blog for my Q&A.

HBH Cookbook Signing at Amber Interiors | halfbakedharvest.com

HBH Cookbook Signing at Amber Interiors | halfbakedharvest.com

HBH Cookbook Signing at Amber Interiors | halfbakedharvest.com

HBH Cookbook Signing at Amber Interiors | halfbakedharvest.com

{photography by Marisa Vitale}

2. Most Popular May Recipe.

Oven Fried Southern Hot Honey Chicken | halfbakedharvest.com #chicken #healthy #recipes #easy

Oven Fried Southern Hot Honey Chicken.

Oh my gosh. The love for this recipe is insane. Never would I have thought that so many of you would make this recipe, but you have, and you all are loving it! I mean, I do get it, because it’s delicious, but it has definitely surprised me as to just how popular this recipe has become! It’s by far the most viewed + made recipe of May!

So happy you guys are loving it!

Grilled Chili Honey Lime Chicken and Sweet Potatoes with Avocado Salsa | halfbakedharvest.com #easyrecipes #chicken #summergrilling

Runner Up: Grilled Chili Honey Lime Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Avocado Salsa

3. Summer Bar Cart Favorites…

4. A Random Act Of Kindness..

On Friday night Asher came over to my house to deliver a gift that she said my bother Malachi had gotten for both her and I. She had already opened hers, but was delivering mine to me. It was just a small box, so I immediately assumed it was jewelry, which I thought was really odd for my brother to be randomly gifting me. But it wasn’t jewelry, it was something so much better…

A Harry Potter Music Box!

Yes, I am such a dork, but this small little gift made my day. And even though it wasn’t anything extravagant, it was so thoughtful of Kai, I love it. He knows how much Asher and I love Harry Potter. He said that he had seen this box on Instagram and then went and found it on Amazon for us.

I mean, how nice is he? Not many brothers out there that would do something like that. Kai’s gift reminded me how much a thoughtful act of kindness like that can really make a huge difference in someone’s day or even week.

My takeaway from this? If you see something you know someone will love, no matter how small, try randomly gifting it to them. You never know, you could make someone’s day!

5. New Videos:

Oven Fried Southern Hot honey Chicken

Greek Spinach and Feta Pie (Spanakopita)

6. Favorite Buy Of May.

Hands down these Rachel Comey Jeans. I LOVE them. Yes, there are expensive, but in my defense, I got them during the Shopbop sale for almost 50% off and they where worth it. They are comfy, and cute and have become my go-to jean.

7. A Few Links I am Loving…

the best shoes for travel…all about the cute sneaker.

grilled shrimp scampi with zucchini noodles…newest recipe on The Chriselle Factor. yum, yum. YUM.

the look, high wasted jeans…into it.

Maroon 5, Girls Like You…my 1am iPhone video of choice.

what to do with your life in June…all for living in a bathing suit and grilling everything.

6 gorgeous hotels owned by fashion royalty…Fendi Private Suites, Rome, Italy. Let’s go.

Shakira’s Miami house…can I just live here. please.

the textile print that’s been all over vogue…will always love a pretty flora textile.

14 wellness routines from boss babes…midday dance party? OK.

summer fermented bowl with miso dressing…my dream lunch bowl.

summer ready shoes for every occasion…sandal season is here.

8. Favorites from the Sézane summer collection…

9. This Week’s Dinners:

Thai Grilled Corn and Peach Quinoa Salad | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Monday: Thai Grilled Corn, Peach, and Quinoa Salad

Weeknight 20 Minute Spicy Udon Noodles | halfbakedharvest.com #quick #easy #summerrecipe #healthy

Tuesday: Weeknight 20 Minute Spicy Udon Noodles

Roasted Zucchini Burgers with Garlic Whipped Feta | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Wednesday: Roasted Zucchini Burgers with Garlic Whipped Feta

Skillet Lemon Pepper Chicken and Garden Veggies with Feta and Basil | halfbakedharvest.com #chicken #easyrecipes #summer

Thursday: Skillet Lemon Pepper Chicken and Garden Veggies

Browned Butter Scallop and Burst Tomato Basil Pasta | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Friday: Browned Butter Scallop and Burst Tomato Basil Pasta

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  1. Merle is SO cute! I like taking walks with my mini Australian labradoodle every morning while listening to my favorite music. Huncho Jack’s “Moon Rock” and Childish Gambino’s “This is America” have been my JAMS! Anyways, I loved “Girls Like You” as well. Really empowered me in regards to how women should be viewed and praised for their accomplishments!

  2. Those zucchini burgers look amazing! I’m thinking they need to be dinner this week…

    Also just a side note but you should go back and see how you spelled ‘charcuterie board’ at the top of the post.

    Love your blog! You are amazingly talented and every recipe is mouth-watering!!

  3. Love these posts! I’m going to be making the oven fried chicken this week for dinner and I am so excited! Hope that your vacation planning is going well 🙂 Planning is half the fun!

  4. Your brother, Kai, is a Prince! He is the perfect example of Oscar Wilde’s words : “The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” Marisa Vitale’s photographs captured you beautifully! This week’s dinners sound like winners. Nine Favorite Things never disappoints! Doggie in the Dandelions is too cute! Thank-you and have a fantabulous vacation!!