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The Little Things Newsletter #327 – Life, laughter, and lots of great food!

The Little Things Newsletter #327 - Life, laughter, and lots of great food!


Welcome to the weekend, my friends! The kids are back in school, mornings are growing cooler, leaves are starting to fall and I am so very excited about all of it.

ON THE BLOG this week: Spicy strips of chicken, bell peppers, and onion are cooked together in this oh-so-easy crock-pot recipe for Chicken Fajitas. Crockpot Chicken Fajitas are a meal that you can start in the afternoon and they’ll be ready by the time everyone is hungry in the evening.

Rosemary Potatoes are everything I want in a side dish – easy, delicious, and loved by my whole family. We eat these as a side dish for breakfast or for dinner.

To say this Blueberry Coconut Bread is a huge hit every time I make it, doesn’t even begin to express how much we enjoy it. The contrast of the berries and the coconut made this my newest favorite banana bread from the very first bite.

You only need a handful of ingredients to make these chewy, Reese’s filled Peanut Butter Cookie Cups. Inspired by everyone’s favorite old-fashioned peanut butter cookies, these very simple to make four-ingredient peanut butter cookies have been a huge hit already. 

It may still be warm outside, but fall is definitely approaching. Luckily, we can still celebrate pumpkin season when we combine pumpkin with heavy cream and sugar to create this luscious, rich pumpkin ice cream.

This recipe for Roasted Asparagus Pasta has made me fall in love with asparagus all over again. The rich flavors of butter, garlic, and lemon come together with the earthiness of fresh asparagus to create a dish you will immediately crave again. I have never had leftovers when making this recipe.

A splash of cream combines with Parmesan cheese to make a rich, delicious sauce for this creamy cheesy sauteed corn. The nuttiness of the fresh parmesan along with the sweetness of fresh sweet corn will have you going back for seconds.

What I’m CRAVING: I adore a sweet chili sauce, so when this recipe for Korean Fried Chicken crossed my path this week, I immediately saved it to share with you. I can’t wait to try it!

My FAVORITE THING this week is my new splatter guard for cooking on the stovetop. It may not sound all that amazing, but after about 15 years, my old one was in need of a replacement and this one has a couple of tiny little improvements that absolutely thrill me. 

This is a surprisingly study splatter screen and those little ridges on the back lift it off the countertop when I’m checking on the food in the skillet – all of which adds up to less mess!

What I’m LISTENING to: Anyone else a huge fan of the Shook Twins? This has become a go-to music choice whenever I’m at my desk. They’re an Indie folk-pop band created by twin sisters, Katelyn and Laurie Shook. I recommend starting with their What We Do album and just diving into it all. You can thank me later.

What I’m READING: I’m midway through a few different books right now, and in keeping with last year’s decision not to mention a book before I’ve either finished it or been truly convinced it’s a keeper, I’ll be keeping these to myself until they’re finished. Pretty sure that one of the books might be headed for a future favorites list though!

“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6 NIV

Wishing you a beautiful week full of little things that make you smile!

Mary



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