The Weekly Mix

The Weekly Mix - A Beautiful Plate

This week flew by! I’m not sure if it was the cake baking or everything else, but I can’t believe the weekend is already here. Either way, I’m excited for the weekend because it is officially supposed to be in the 60’s for the next five days in Chicago. I’m not sure if I should celebrate or be concerned for the environment? This isn’t normal.

Thank you so much for your feedback on last week’s Weekly Mix – and on this week’s post on how to line a cake pan with parchment! It’s making me excited to brainstorm more kitchen tricks to share with you.

Speaking of cake…I’ve decided that cake decorating is a wonderful way to unwind. It forces you to concentrate on the task at hand and not on anything else. This revolving cake stand is one of the best wedding presents we received. The cast iron base makes it so sturdy. Another surprising realization this week? A cardboard file box works incredibly well for transporting cakes in a car.

Oh, and this is the prettiest cake I’ve seen in a while. The piping is ridiculous.

I made this chicken tortilla soup for the millionth time this week. I love it so much.

The truth about peanuts (sad face) and a delicious recipe for Balinese gado gado. I always learn so much from her posts.

Last week, Allison recommended trying Sortd for email organization. I had a chance to try it out this week, and it’s amazing! If any of you are looking for solutions to an unruly inbox, be sure to check it out.

One of my Oxo sugar containers broke/literally shattered this week, so I’m on the hunt for new ones. These glass ones immediately caught my eye!

It’s only been five days since the Grammy’s and I’ve already listened to this song approximately 1,738 times. Ridiculously catchy.

EASY Lemon Vinaigrette!

Easy Lemon Vinaigrette (+ 5 ways to mix it up!)

My go-to EASY lemon vinaigrette made with just three ingredients – and five ways to mix it up!  Have you officially overdosed on all things sweet?...

How to Line Any Size Cake Pan with Parchment Paper. This easy kitchen trick makes baking cakes even easier!

How to Line Any Size Cake Pan with Parchment Paper

How to line a cake pan with parchment paper easily and effortlessly. This time-saving trick will make cake baking even easier!  This week will hold a new first for...

The Weekly Mix - a new weekly series on A Beautiful Plate

The Weekly Mix

Introducing a new weekly series on A Beautiful Plate.  After last year’s survey (and, well, through general know-how), I realized that The Sunday Thymes was/is one of your...

Homemade Pappardelle Pasta. A simple egg pasta dough made with all-purpose flour, semolina, and eggs!

Homemade Pappardelle Pasta (two ways!)

Homemade Pappardelle Pasta. A simple traditional egg pasta dough made with all-purpose flour, semolina, and eggs! Made traditionally or naturally colored (pink!) with beet puree.  Pasta...

Small Batch Almond Raspberry Cakes. This small recipe makes just four cakes, perfect for Valentine's Day!

Small Batch Almond Raspberry Cakes

Small Batch Almond Raspberry Cakes. This small batch recipe makes just four mini cakes, perfect for Valentine’s Day or any occasion when you don’t...

12 Healthy-ish Winter Recipes - that I love and make time and time again!

12 Healthy Winter Recipes (that I love!)

Since we just received some unfortunate news from Punxsutawney Phil, I figured I would come to the rescue with a list of my favorite healthy winter recipes to...

Adventures with Marley - fueled by Organix Grain-Free Dog Food

Adventures with Marley

This post is in partnership with Castor & Pollux. Just over nine months ago after an impromptu visit to the Anti-Cruelty Society, our lives changed for the...

Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos. These easy chicken tacos are made with braised chicken thighs, poblano peppers, onions, and roasted tomatillo salsa!

Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos

Say hello to my new favorite chicken tacos! Actually, this meal has quickly joined our list of go-to dinner options, because it is incredibly easy...