The Week in Review

Weekend Links | 7 comments

homemade fresh salsa

I’ve been eating this salsa all week. I can’t wait to share the recipe with you! It is addicting!

I thought I’d share with you some of the things I’ve bookmarked this week. Good recipes. Cute things. Stuff that’s made me think. Just a glimpse of what’s been happening on my side of the computer this week.

I want to try these Zucchini Carrot Muffins soon! We have two huge zucchini, a big bag of carrots, and one willing food processor. I thought they might be a nice change from our usual Zucchini Apple Spice Muffins.

How is it that I love Pumpkin Ice Cream, but I’ve never thought to make it at home? I can’t wait to try this recipe. We are just about out of the Peach Frozen Yogurt I made (recipe coming soon) and will have room in the freezer for a new flavor.

I love this post from Jyl on What is Your Definition of Friendship. Not food related, but definitely worth a read this weekend.

This Cauliflower recipe from Amy makes me want to give the vegetable another chance in our house. And how cute is the recipe name? Trees in your Ears Pasta. Cauliflower = trees and Orecchiette = ears.

Jane shared an awesome tip about adding xantham gum to ice cream and frozen yogurt so it doesn’t get icy in the freezer.

This week I found out that my recipe for Cranberry Crumb Bars recipe was a winner in the Foodista Best of the Food Blogs Cookbook! Book available on Amazon.

I saw this adorable Forest Friends Print on My Favorite Things and immediately ordered it for Madeline’s room. It’s her 3rd birthday in just over a week. The colors match her room perfectly and it’s full of all the cute things she loves.

Madeline’s 3rd birthday is in just over a week and I still haven’t made party plans! We want to have a small friends party, but I can’t decide on what kind of party. I think I out did myself with Logan’s Solar System Birthday Party. It wasn’t fancy, but it turned out great and I want Madeline’s to be just as special. And that’s stressing me out just a teeny bit! She doesn’t have just one thing she loves, her interests are all over the place and that makes it hard to decide. All animals, especially dogs and cats. Playing kitchen. Dancing. Bugs, especially butterflies and ladybugs. Coloring. Playing blocks and cars. Music. Ice Cream. Stuffed Animals. Books. What am I going to do???

And I guess that’s the end of avoiding the mountain of laundry upstairs!

Katie Goodman

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Katie’s lifelong interest in cooking good food has shown her that part of the goodness in life is enjoying delicious food with friends and family. She is: Mom. Writer. Photographer. Recipe Developer. Website Founder. Lover of all things good in life. A mix of great recipes, family memories, and yummy photography is what Katie serves up each week at GoodLife Eats™. Katie and her family reside in Colorado.

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  • 1
    Cindy D. - September 04, 2010 @ 8:11 pm

    Wow – that solar system birthday party looked awesome. I may have to bookmark that for my son’s next birthday party. My daughter is turning five in a couple of weeks and we are having a cake decorating party. I’m making individual mini-bundt cakes ahead of time, and I’m going to go ahead and put a layer of icing on each one. Then when our guests arrive, they will decorate their chef’s hats and little cake boxes for taking home their creation; I will then set out sprinkles and candies and icing pens and let them go to town decorating their cakes. Should be fun…I also bought little white aprons for each child, so they won’t get their clothes dirty.



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    Jyl Johnson Pattee - September 04, 2010 @ 8:40 pm

    Wow, Katie! Thanks for the shout out! How nice of you to mention my post.

    Have a great Labor Day weekend. :)



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    Heather - September 05, 2010 @ 12:38 am

    Thanks Katie for the muffin shout out. You’re too sweet. I hope your family enjoys the muffins as much as mine did. Now I’m going to have to try your zucchini apple spice muffins. They sound amazing!
    Have a great weekend and thanks again!


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    Amy - September 06, 2010 @ 12:36 pm

    Thank you so much for linking to my trees in your ears pasta- that was so sweet! I love all of these links- what a great round-up, Katie!! Thank you again and hope you are enjoying this holiday weekend!! xo


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    newlywed - September 06, 2010 @ 1:06 pm

    All those muffins sound delicious!


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    Charlene Shaulis - September 06, 2010 @ 2:48 pm


    Read Jyl’s article and loved it! (Great job, Jyl! Gave me some things to really think about.) Looking forward to that salsa recipe too!



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    Anne - September 08, 2010 @ 10:49 am

    I can’t wait for the salsa recipe! It looks absolutely delicious and I love salsa. I have a pico de gallo recipe that’s pretty good but I keep thinking there’s an even better recipe out there…


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