Weekend Round-Up

Yay, it’s the weekend! I hope you are all having a fabulous Saturday. Dustin and I will celebrate our 6-year wedding anniversary tomorrow. Very exciting.

Weekend Round-Up by Lacey Stevens-Baier, a sweet pea chef

Thanks to all the positive feedback I received from my last Weekend Favorites post, I have decided to make this a recurring kinda thing.  I’m still working on the name…not sure what to call it.  Any suggestions?

On to the fun stuff!  Here’s a compilation of some great reads from around the food blog world over the past week.  I hope you take some time to check out these sites and all they have to offer.  There are some big names this week in my Round-Up. Here we go!


  • I love homemade pancakes.  I love blueberry pancakes.  I love butter.  I love….blueberry butter?!?  How have I never thought of this?  Thank you, Ashley, from Not Without Salt for posting Pancakes with Blueberry Butter this week.  It looks so simple and I am eagerly anticipating the next time I make pancakes.  Yum!

  • Okay, so you may know I wanted to make homemade jam this summer.  Have I yet?  [cue crickets chirping]  Not yet, sadly.  Well, Lindsay and Taylor over at Love and Olive Oil have totally shown me up by canning a gazillion different goodies this summer.  Some of their intriguing concoctions include Apricot Riesling Jam, Sweet Basil Jelly and Pear Ginger Preserves.  Check them all out.

  • Even friends of mine who don’t know anything about food, blogs or cooking know about The Pioneer Woman.  It’s crazy.  Ree earns her keep for sure by posting delicious and lovely recipes like this week’s Homemade Cinnamon Bread.  Check out how perfect her loaf comes out!  She’s amazing.

  • I’m not usually a big chocolate person, usually preferring fruit over chocolate (I know, I’m crazy).  But, ever since I read Joanne’s post on Double Chocolate Layer Cake, I cannot stop thinking about getting my hands on some chocolate.  Her cake looks so moist and full of chocolate-y goodness.  *Swoon*

  • Reading Tina’s post this week on Tomato Salad almost made me get in my car and drive back to my hometown (Ojai, California, in case you were curious) for a fresh tomato salad from Boccali’s Pizza.  I love that Tina leaves her salad simple — just the way it should be!  So delicious.

  • I keep seeing homemade popsicle recipes everywhere on various blogs this summer, but Joy the Baker’s Raspberry and Goat’s Milk Yogurt Popsicles look so good and, well, different.  Maybe it’s her modeling skills that have persuaded me.  I really want to try them out.  Who’s with me?


As always, I want to thank you for visiting. I welcome your comments, questions, recipe suggestions and food stories. Here’s to doing what you love!

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About the author: My name is Lacey and I’m so glad you’re here. I am a foodie, a photographer, a chef, and a project manager at a local tech start-up in Austin. But, most importantly, I am the mother of three adorable little kiddos (Jordan, Savannah and Hunter) and am madly in love with and married to my high school sweetheart, Dustin.

11 comments… add one

  1. Peggy August 28, 2010, 7:34 am

    Everything looks so delicious! I want to make all of those right now!

  2. Kathy Baier August 28, 2010, 8:03 am

    Lacey: I am addicted to your site!! Hope to make that yummy peach cobbler tomorrow. Happy anniversary!
    PS – ours is Monday – 35 years. HOLY COW!

    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef August 28, 2010, 12:53 pm

      Well, that’s nice to hear, Kathy! Thank you — and happy anniversary to you guys as well!

  3. Debs August 28, 2010, 11:33 pm

    Firstly, many congratulations on your wedding anniversary. Have a fab day together. Oh & here’s hoping he buys you loads of flowers & chocolates too LOL.

    Secondly, I thin ‘weekend round up’ is a great name & what a fabulous idea too. Keep up the good work.

    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef August 29, 2010, 6:47 am

      Thanks, Debs! Yay, you like the title, “Weekend Round-Up!” Thanks for your feedback.

      Oooh…chocolates and flowers do sound quite lovely! :)

  4. Joanne August 29, 2010, 4:51 am

    Aww thanks so much for including me in your weekend round up! I actually read all of these other links and loved them as well! Great minds cook alike :P

    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef August 29, 2010, 6:50 am

      Of course, Joanne! I love your site. You’re hilarious! Wow, great minds DO cook alike! Heehee.

  5. Lisa August 29, 2010, 2:30 pm

    Thanks for the round up, It’s nice to see what other people are enjoying :)


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