Books and Lavender
  • BOOKS & THOUGHTS

    The Book Jar (What to Read Next??)

    You know that feeling when you have so many books but you always buy more, and don’t know what to read next? I’m with you on this one. Suffer no more. Make this Book Jar and you’ll always know what to read next. I’m sure you already know that last year I decided to take a break from buying more books. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, read that post here. At first, it was hard because I was used to constantly buying new books, but after a few months, it was kinda a relief. I discovered books I already had in my house for so long. I rediscovered…

  • APPETIZERS

    Everything Seasoning Pigs in a Blanket

    These Everything Seasoning Pigs in a Blanket are perfect for movie nights if you need to feed a crowd. They’re super delicious! I’m pretty sure that if you make these, your husband or boyfriend will love them. I know mine did. I made two batches in one week and he ate them all. And the good thing about these is that they’re quick to make and require just a few ingredients. Ingredients: 1 sheet of puff pastry 12 mini hot dogs sriracha mustard everything but the bagel seasoning oil or water to brush the puff pastry If you have frozen puff pastry, let it thaw at room temperature for 30 minutes.…

  • SHEET PAN DINNER - Butterflied Chicken with Potatoes (easy cleanup!)
    MAIN COURSE

    SHEET PAN DINNER – Butterflied Chicken with Potatoes (easy cleanup!)

    If you’re into easy cleanup when cooking and having fewer dishes to wash, this One Sheet Pan Dinner with Butterflied Chicken with Potatoes is right down your alley. My favorite way of cooking meat and vegetables is in the oven. I think you can’t compare the taste of something roasted with something fried. And we’re talking about the oven from our homes. When we’re cooking meat and vegetables on a grill outside with wooden fire it tastes so much better. Even a simple mushroom tastes like heaven. Or zucchini.  🙂 We should really take advantage of our grill, if we have one, to cook delicious and easy meals. This recipe is…

  • Hummus with Homemade Pita Bread
    DIPS, DRESSINGS AND MARINADES

    Hummus with Homemade Pita Bread

    In our house, we love hummus very much, in all kinds of variations. Today I made it with sun-dried tomatoes, and I paired it with fresh veggies and, homemade pita bread. Delish! It’s super easy to make hummus at home. It just a few minutes, especially if you use the canned chickpeas, instead of cooking them yourself. But also, don’t be afraid of dry legumes. They’re easy to cook and prepare. I usually have in the kitchen cupboard all kinds of grains and legumes, I normally don’t use the canned stuff. But they’re ok as well. Use what feels right for you at that moment. Ingredients: 400 g of canned…