Friday Flotsam

garden / bev cooks

Frrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrooloodoomoonoogoo! We’re going to Worlds of Fun today. Well, tonight. Later later on today. 4pm. Ya know, when the temperature’s at its absolute most brutal. It’s okay though! I’m going to take scarves for us all and wet them down at every mister. If you don’t know what Worlds of Fun is, it’s an amusement […]

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Asian Cucumber Salad

Asian Cucumber Salad / Bev Cooks

I’ve been wanting to make something like this for the blog FOREVUUUUUR. (Sandlot style) Well, pigeons, today’s the day. You see this type of crunchy cucumber salad all over the place. Can it be called a salad even? Sure. We’re doing it. It’s embarrassingly easy and you’ll need to peruse the pantry to throw this […]

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Friday Flotsam

book and the pool / bev cooks

Frrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrewlewbewhew. Okay FIRST: this book. Mad Honey. I’m nearing page 200 and completely swallowed. I will say, I have yet to get to any twists, which SO many of you have excitedly prepared me. I’m trying to imagine what that would even look like. But it’s great. And frustrating. I mean I believe him! I’m […]

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Creamy Lemon Spaghetti with Pancetta

Creamy Lemon Spaghetti with Pancetta / Bev Cooks

Giiiiiiiirl. I got your new favorite summer spaghetti right here. Complete dreamboat situation. Lemony, garlicky, creamy, crisped pancetta! It’s the type of pasta that feels like you’re in another country. But in reality you’re actually just shoveling it into your pie hole over the stove in pajamas after a hot day at the pool like […]

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Friday Flotsam

Friday Flotsam / Taylor Swift Eras Tour

Fffffffffffffffrit’s TAYLOR SWIFT DAAAAAAAAAY!!!! I’d like to formally extend a premature apology to all those around me today in a physical capacity. This girl is rested and rarin’ to go. But this is the thing. I can’t rightly focus. I’ve been unhealthily following the weather like a psycho (oh you would, too) and the rain […]

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The Way It Is – Nightlight Sessions

The Way It Is / Nightlight Sessions

Another summer, another song! You know our summer family tradition of traveling to Little Rock, Arkansas, where my parents live, along with my sister Barbara and her husband Dustin, and their girls Breckon and Leighton. I know you know this! I’m just telling you again. Want me to say all that one more time? Just […]

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Burrata Cheese with Peaches, Honey and Baguette

Burrata Cheese with Peaches, Honey and Baguette / Bev Cooks

How about the most gloriously simple summer appetizer of all time? Also, it’s cheese. If you’ve never had burrata, this is going to so killer for you. A brand new life opportunity. It’s a mozzarella, right? But you slice into it like a twin c-section (sorry, memories) and out oozes the creamiest cream you’ll ever […]

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