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  1. Friday, July 31, 2015

    Friday Show and Tell

    Happy Friday! I took this entire week off from work and blogging, something I haven’t done in¬†ages and now I don’t know if I can go back to real life! ūüėČ Cape Cod was, as always, perfect!¬†I do¬†have one quick link to share today, though!

    friday show and tell - poached peaches with vanilla yogurt sauce friday show and tell - poached peaches with vanilla yogurt sauce

    This week I have a post on Babble:¬†How I Got My Kids to Eat Fruit for Dessert (and Enjoy It). The post includes a scrumptious recipe for poached peaches with vanilla yogurt sauce. It’s pretty heavenly and perfect for using up those ripe summer peaches!

    Have a great weekend and feel free to share whatever you like in the comments for Show and Tell!

  2. Thursday, July 23, 2015

    Friday Show and Tell

    Happy Friday, Everybody!

    Unbelievably our East coast visit is almost halfway done. Tomorrow morning we pack up the Sienna that Toyota has graciously lent us for the trip and head north to Cape Cod. We didn’t visit the Cape last year so we are very excited to get back!

    scrotal recall, our new favorite netflix show!

    It’s been a while since I’ve talked about TV. That’s just not right. I have a Netflix¬†show to recommend today that¬†is super funny and cute.¬†But first¬†you need to know that¬†the name is TERRIBLE in my opinion (and pretty much everyone’s opinion everywhere). Nate and I didn’t even consider watching it¬†just based on the name. But my friend Wendi texted to say we had to watch it, and I trust her, so we did, and it’s the best! Okay. Ready for the name of the show? Drumroll….Scrotal Recall. I KNOW. The name is just plain silly, but I’m telling you,¬†this show¬†is hysterical while¬†also endearing and sweet. (Definitely rated R, just so ya know!)

    Two food links to share this week!

    That’s it! You know the drill, share your stuff, too! Whether just a little something from your life, a favorite new show, a link to your blog, a new recipe to share, whatever! Share away!

  3. Friday, June 19, 2015

    Friday Show and Tell

    Happy Friday, everyone! I am currently sitting in a beautiful hotel room at Stein Eriksen Lodge in Deer Valley, Utah and feeling incredibly spoiled. I am at the Albion Fit Soulstice Retreat and it is the BEST. I wish you could all be here with me, especially because the food has been marvelous and the gift bag is off the HOOK.

    Today I have some really fun, perfect-for-summer food links!

    homemade inside out junior mints

    First off, I created a recipe for homemade “Inside Out” Junior Mints for Babble that is AWESOME. You need to make them and then go see the movie!

    And, TWO posts about popsicle for Parade’s Community Table this week. It’s summertime!

    As usual, please feel free to share your own links, recipes, whatever!


  4. Friday, May 29, 2015

    Friday Show and Tell

    Happy Friday! It’s funny, usually weeks that start with a holiday feel short to me, but not this one…Friday couldn’t come soon¬†enough! ūüėČ

    virunga on netflix

    I know I can’t stop talking about Africa (which is a reflection of my mind, which cannot stop thinking about Africa), but I have to share a documentary with you. Joe Kraus from ONE recommended the movie Virunga while we were driving around the Malawian countryside. Nate and I watched it this week and it is so beautifully made and thought provoking I had to let you all know about it. So many of the issues that I witnessed in Malawi are explored in this film, with the added complication of the war that Congo is experiencing. I literally sobbed my way through the movie (fair warning!).¬†The movie is streaming on Netflix. If you want to support Virunga National Park, click here.¬†Also, this article on Huffington Post¬†provides an excellent summary of the movie and what it’s all about.

    raspberry rhubarb sangria from @janemaynard

    Okay, food link time!

    That’s it! As usual, please share your own stuff! Just updates from your life, recipes you’ve found during the week, links to your own blog posts…anything goes!

  5. Friday, May 22, 2015

    Friday Show and Tell

    Happy Friday! Hope you had a good week. Mine was okay. It was actually kind of rough coming off of Malawi ‚Äď I was¬†pretty emotional all week. But whenever I looked at these photos of Allison (from Heifer International) and I jumping in Lake Malawi, it made me happy!

    jumping into lake malawi from @janemaynardPhoto credit: Karen Walrond

    Just two food links for you this week!

    On Babble:

    On Parade’s Community Table:

    You know the drill ‚Äď share your stuff! And have a great weekend!

  6. Friday, May 1, 2015

    Friday Show and Tell

    Happy Friday! Today I have a bunch of fun food links to share with you. Also, I’ll be heading to Africa with ONE and Heifer International in just 1 week! I just got back from Target where I got things like¬†insect repellent with¬†DEET. It’s going to be an adventure to say the least!

    asparagus prosciutto risotto from @janemaynard

    Here is what I’ve been doing elsewhere on the Internet this week!

    On Babble:

    On Parade’s Community Table:

    As usual, feel free to share anything you want in the comments! Show and Tell time!

  7. Thursday, April 16, 2015

    Friday Show and Tell

    Happy Friday, Everyone! I have three fun food links for you today but, before we get to those, I have some super cool news!

    one and heifer international trip to malawi

    Back in the day I was an International Relations and Women’s Studies major at Boston University. My focus was women and developing countries and my undergrad thesis looked at the complications of creating and enforcing international women’s rights laws. After graduation we moved to San Diego and I started working in PR and life took a different direction from what I studied in college, a wonderful direction that has brought me to where I am today. But all of those issues I studied and cared about so many years ago have remained close to my heart. A few years ago¬†I connected with ONE at Mom 2.0. Every since I have absolutely loved working with ONE and using my blog as a platform to support their efforts.

    malawai | photo credit mom it forwardPhoto credit: Matthew Feldman, Research Associate for IVAC via Mom It Forward

    To complete the circle, or, more accurately, enlarge the circle, in just a few weeks I will be traveling to Malawi with ONE,¬†Heifer International and 7 other amazing women writers (Ana, Ellen, Heather, Karen, Meredith, Rachel and Wendi). As I’ve been reading about this small and beautiful African country and learning about the specific issues that the Malawian people face, I’ve felt overwhelmed with excitement, gratitude and just overall “feelings.” I cannot WAIT to get on a¬†plane May 8 and head south of the equator!

    For food links, here’s what I’ve got this week!

    Your turn for show and tell! Share whatever you like, from accomplishments in your daily life to blog posts to great links on the Internet. Anything goes!

  8. Friday, April 10, 2015

    Friday Show and Tell

    Happy Friday! We’re still on vacation, so I’m going to be quick today!

    apricot brie grilled cheese from @janemaynard

    I shared a recipe on Babble this week in honor of Grilled Cheese Month, Apricot Brie Grilled Cheese. The sandwich was inspired by baked brie in pastry crust with apricots. This sandwich is just as delicious as that great appetizer!

    Also,¬†I just bought a lemon squeezer¬†and I’m SUPER¬†excited. It’s the little things. ūüėČ

    You know what Show and Tell means…please share your own stuff! Whether it’s just something that happened to you during the week, a link you find interesting, or your own blog posts, we want to see it!

  9. Thursday, March 26, 2015

    Friday Show and Tell

    Happy Friday! I have a couple food links to share and a new TV show we’re loving!

    Nate and I started watching Bloodline on Netflix this week and we’re loving it. In fact, last night when we had an episode of¬†The Americans waiting on our DVR, we chose¬†Bloodline instead. That’s saying something! Honestly, I think we gave it a shot because Coach Taylor is in it. Glad we did!

    strawberry mint fizz from @janemaynard

    On Babble this week I created a recipe for Strawberry Mint Fizz, which is super tasty and refreshing. I wasn’t so sure about the strawberry mint combo, but it totally works, especially with a bit of cucumber thrown in. Delicious!

    On Parade’s Community Table I put together a roundup of¬†Carrot Cake Inspired Desserts Perfect For Easter. They all look amazing!

    Show and Tell time! Share your stuff! 

  10. Thursday, March 19, 2015

    Friday Show and Tell

    Happy Friday, everybody! Today I have a few links to share, but first we need to talk Tillamookies.

    tillamookies are my new favorite ice cream sandwich

    When I visited Tillamook last summer, we had the chance to sample a few ice cream products that weren’t yet released to market. I have been¬†waiting for those two products to come out and one of them finally has! I would like to introduce to you the Tillamookie! What’s a Tillamookie? Why it’s an ice cream sandwich made with waffle cone cookies with a dark chocolate coating and Tillamook ice cream or gelato. They come in vanilla, chocolate hazelnut, mint chocolate chip and strawberry flavors and they are SO GOOD. I’m not just saying this because I met the cows where the cream came from. Seriously, best ice cream sandwiches ever.

    tillamookies are my new favorite ice cream sandwich

    Tillamook kindly mailed some samples to our family (yes, we did eat them right before dinner yesterday…the kids were delighted). Tillamook is¬†ready to mail Tillamookie samples to one of you lucky people, too! This may not be a high-retail-value giveaway, but it’s one of my all-time favorite giveaways yet!¬†To enter, just do the following!*

    • Leave a comment on this post! That’s it! If you want, tell us which flavor you think will be your favorite – vanilla, chocolate hazelnut, strawberry or mint chocolate chip. (Mine is strawberry!) It’s also our weekly show and tell post, so feel free to share anything you like!
    • Bonus entry: Follow This Week for Dinner on Facebook (leave a separate comment indicating you follow)
    • Bonus entry: Follow me on Instagram (leave a separate comment indicating you follow)
    • Bonus entry: Follow me on Pinterest¬†(leave a separate comment indicating you follow)
    • Bonus entry: Follow Tillamook on Facebook¬†(leave a separate comment indicating you follow)

    tillamookies are my new favorite ice cream sandwich

    *Comments must be posted by Thursday, 3/27/15 at Midnight PT. Prize must be shipped to an address in the continental United States. Winner will receive one box of each of the four flavors and will be randomly selected.

    The giveaway winner was Comment #3 Lindsay R, who said, “I love this giveaway. Especially if you give it away to me.”¬†

    Food link time!

    This week on Babble:

    And this week on Parade’s Community Table:

    Show and Tell time! I know I just turned the comment section into a giveaway entry extravaganza, but feel free to share whatever you want in the comments anyway ‚Äď it will count as your freebie entry for the giveaway!