1. My Sweet Mexico - Fany Gerson
A cookbook focusing on the pastries, candies, breads, and beverages of Mexico?! Amazing. I can't wait to explore its recipes. And of course, eventually write about them.
2. Bros. Bray and Co. bags
I love the clean, classic lines of these new men's bags from Brothers Bray & Co. I've been searching for a new day bag that can handle all the junk I tote to work everyday. This one looks perfect.
3. Aww, nuts.
Since El Hubs and I are headed to Los Angeles to spend Christmas with my family this year, I figured the most economical thing to do would be to make up some tasty holiday treats as gifts. Some spicy roasted nuts, homemade Oreo balls, and chocolate dipped pretzels ought to satisfy everyone's sweet and savory tooth.
(via Simply Recipes)
I'm not going to lie. Midwestern winters are tough. Snow. Wind. Ice. Below freezing temps. Brrrr! To get through it, you need a dose of hearty comfort food every now and again to lift your spirits and fill your belly. This Broccoli and Cheese casserole recipe piqued my interest. It's a dish I've never been a big fan of, but this one looks positively delectable.
5. Running - Have I mentioned that El Hubs and I are training for a half marathon? We've been on a training schedule for about three weeks now, running about 3 times a week. It's difficult to explain the sense of accomplishment that comes with finishing a run that's longer than you've ever done. This week's long run is 5 miles...and I'm looking forward to it. I really do need a better pair of running shoes though.