The Thursday Thirteen – May 15, 2014

The weather is getting really warm out there; I can’t believe we were all complaining about the unending cold just less than a month ago. I guess we should remember to be careful what we wish for. Now that the sunshine and warmth has arrived, it’s time to move dinner outside in the evenings, so that we can enjoy every last moment of extended daylight.

1

This Sparkling Cojito featured on The Kitchn, looks like a great cocktail to enjoy on a hot and humid day.

Sparkling Cojito | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

2

I’m ready to bake up a batch of these Pimento Cheese Cracker Crisps from Culinary Concoctions by Peabody. I’m just trying to find a way to make them look a little cuter, because snacks should always be cute.

Pimento Cheese Cracker Crisps | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

3

Henrietta, the turkey, is going to love eating out of this Large Beaded Ramekin from Target Home. There’s something so very special about sharing the dinner table with a wild turkey.

Target Home Large Beaded Ramekin | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

4

Who wouldn’t want to gobble up these Strawberry Lemonade Sandwich Cookies from foodlikecake? I for one am excited to finally see a “lemonade recipe” that doesn’t call for powdered lemonade!

Strawberry Lemonade Sandwich Cookies | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

5

Burning a small amount of sage in your charcoal grill or fire pit will help keep mosquitoes away from you and your guests.

Sage | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

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Martha Stewart’s Easy Goat Cheese Appetizer is the perfect nibble to whip up when you have unexpected guests.

Easy Goat Cheese Appetizer | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

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Now that the warm weather has arrived, it’s important to stay cool in style. I’m head over heels about this Hobnail Pitcher from Anthropologie.

Hobnail Pitcher | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

8

With this Kittywalk Teepee, even Brenna could safely join in on the outside family time.

Kittywalk Teepee | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

9

Ramp season is coming to a close, but perhaps I could substitute spring onions in Local Kitchen’s Candied Ramp & Fennel Jam.

Candied Ramp and Fennel Jam | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

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Setting a pretty table helps to make any picnic or gathering special. I think this Dena Home Provence Melamine Collection Dinnerware, available at Bed Bath & Beyond, is as beautiful as it is durable.

Dena Home Provence Melamine Collection Dinnerware | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

11

The Seaside Baker’s Avocado Potato Salad is the perfect summer salad to serve alongside any grilled meat.

Avocado Potato Salad | Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

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After I harvest my next batch of rhubarb, I’m going to mix up a huge pitcher of Good Life Eats’ Sparkling Rhubarb Raspberry Lemonade.

Sparkling Rhubarb Raspberry Lemonade | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

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I know this is just dreaming, wishing, wanting, or desiring, but how amazing would it be to enjoy a picnic on this Inverness Picnic Table from NapaStyle?

Inverness Picnic Table | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck

-Colleen




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  • I am strongly in favor of you making everyone of those delicious recipes and serving them to your neighbors! Perhaps Brenna would share her kitty teepee with Henrietta!

    • I think Brenna and Henrietta in the Kittywalk Teepee would be tempting fate…better for them to keep their distance! The squirrels and birds are loving Henrietta’s bowl about as much as she is!

  • Very nice post. WELCOME SUMMER!! 🙂