Behind The Butter

March Favorites

Happy Saturday!

I love writing these “favorites” posts….it’s so much fun to share what I’m currently digging with you guys! Like…..these fried egg earmuffs (available at the SCAD store). And yes, that is definitely a bacon themed scarf around my neck.

Okay okay…here’s what I’m really loving this month!

Tom’s natural burlap ballet flats (see top photo). Hint: order a size down! I ordered a whole size down and they are a teeeeeny bit tight but wearable. I should have ordered a half size down instead, though. I love them and they go so well with everything from skinny jeans to sundresses!

This book!!!!! It was AMAZING…as in, I read the entire thing on a flight from San Francisco to Atlanta last week. I enjoyed her first book, but honestly loved this one even more. You must read it!

and, while we’re talking books…can we chat for a sec about Ree’s new cookbook?! She was sweet enough to send me a copy (blush) and it’s really just fantastic….the photos, the little stories…I love how Ree’s fun personality just shines through the whole book. Plus, it’s just darn pretty!

Tarte LipSurgence lip tint in “Amused” (hot pink!). This was in my March Birchbox and is seriously one of the best lipsticks I’ve ever worn. It hydrates and adds gloss on top of long-lasting color. To me, getting that alone is worth spending ten bucks a month on Birchbox!

This springy soup. I posted this recipe a year ago and just love the greenness. I’m planning on making a big batch to last a week’s worth of lunches tomorrow. Top this soup with a big squeeze of lemon and lots of Parmesan!

These brie and cherry pastry cups! Mom made them for an appetizer last night and I don’t even want to tell y’all how many I ate…let’s just say I didn’t exactly “share”.

We’ll leave it at that. Thanks, Kelly, for providing such a tasty recipes— I we loved them!

C-c-c-c-c-c-cornmeal pancakes! Did ya miss ’em? I posted them here and then Maria re-posted them on the Tasty Kitchen Blog (Maria and I both are Tasty Kitchen contributors and it’s our job to pull super fun recipes from members and feature them with step-by-step photos for the blog—I was honored she chose mine!). I’m addicted to these pancakes for weekend breakfasts now and yes, they totally freeze well!

This dress from Madewell: it really does go with everything and is super comfy to boot.

This book! I’m only a little ways in (currently reading it on the plane), but so far it’s very addicting if you’re like me and have an unnatural obsession with reading depressing tales about polygamy. (UPDATE: just finished this book and it was amazing! I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough and now am sad it’s over.)

….that’s it for now, folks! See you with a very “special” burger recipe Monday morning! heh heh heh

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  • Kristen @ notsodomesticated
    March 24, 2012 at 4:06 am

    I love the egg earmuffs! They would go perfectly with my Belgian waffle booties! (Kidding, kidding. 😉 )

  • Dee
    March 24, 2012 at 5:03 am

    Oh a faves post! how fun!

    Ahh, I’ve been wanting to join Birchbox for awhile now. I think you may just have convinced me to take the plunge.

    Happy Saturday!

  • Lauren @ What Lauren Likes
    March 24, 2012 at 5:11 am

    love the muffs! Haha and those shoes rock 😀

  • Stacia
    March 24, 2012 at 5:33 am

    Hey jenna! Thrity has a few other books too. I forget the names at the moment but they are out there. I loved the space between us so I will have to get her new one!

  • kate
    March 24, 2012 at 5:47 am

    hidden wives is SOOOOOOOOOO good! I just finished it the other day!

  • Cait's Plate
    March 24, 2012 at 6:05 am

    I was SO excited when I saw Toms was coming out with ballet flats. Good to know about the ordering a whole size down!

  • Margarita
    March 24, 2012 at 8:04 am

    I went to try on some Toms and since I’m a size 5, it was still a little too big for me. I tried on the spring release with the floral print. I wanted to cry when it kept falling off my heel. That dress is adorable. I love the shapeless looks these days, they are so carefree yet classy at the same time.

  • Amanda
    March 24, 2012 at 8:11 am

    OMG you got the toms! I am coveting the blue suede ones:

  • Kristin
    March 24, 2012 at 8:23 am

    Love this! Those Brie cherry pastry tarts look delicious! I hope you’ll share some photos of your week in Savannah!! Pretty please?! 🙂

  • Grandma Honey
    March 24, 2012 at 8:24 am

    I love it when you do posts like this. I just ordered the lip gloss and printed out the recipe for the corn cakes. Thank you!

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    March 24, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Ree’s new book is one I am excited to check out…and those egg ear-muffs….Too CUTE!

  • Jen
    March 24, 2012 at 8:59 am

    Too funny you posted that link to the polygamy book – I just thought to myself the other day that I need to stop reading so many polygamy stories! I’m on book #3 (which I think is the last) of the Righteous series by Michael Wallace. Great stories & very well written – you should check them out!

  • gia
    March 24, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Ooh I haven’t had a good burger in a long time. And I love these lists too! A little change up. BTW I love that you post on Saturdays, it makes me happy. 🙂

  • polly
    March 24, 2012 at 9:15 am

    hi sweet pea!!!

    I am actually boiling a whole chicken right this minute for Ree’s chicken and noodles recipe, and already have the chicken and pineapple for her quesadilla recipe AND have the cornbread croutons in the oven.. all from her new book! Jenna, YOUR book is going to be amazing! i just love you, girl!! big hugs from big sis!!!! XOXO

    • Jen
      March 24, 2012 at 9:48 am

      Your kitchen sounds so awesome and comforting right now 🙂

  • Annie @ Naturally Sweet Recipes
    March 24, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Happy Saturday! Great favorite list! I love seeing what your reading, eating, cooking, gives me great ideas. Can’t wait for that burger!!

  • Jan
    March 24, 2012 at 10:02 am

    I love the book recommendations, thanks! I’ve been looking for something new to read.

  • Laura @ She Eats Well
    March 24, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Love this post. And thank you for the book recs. That last one, about polygamy, looks so interesting!

  • Molly @ RDexposed
    March 24, 2012 at 10:13 am

    I was ready to buy some Toms and then the bf beat me to it. I’m afraid to be shoe twins. I’m stuck in a dilemma!

  • Melissa
    March 24, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Yess!! Someone else obsessed with depressing polygamy tales. I thought I was the only one.

  • Angela @ Happy Fit Mama
    March 24, 2012 at 10:34 am

    I absolutely love everything from Tarte. It’s such a great line of makeup and I love that it’s all natural!

  • Serena
    March 24, 2012 at 10:37 am

    love the shoes.

  • sana
    March 24, 2012 at 10:39 am

    I can’t wait to checkout all the book recs!

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen
    March 24, 2012 at 11:13 am

    I just got Ree’s book, it was waiting for me when I got home this week from traveling for work and I’m so excited to sit down and read through it. The pictures are so captivating, I know the recipes will be even better!

  • Full-Flavored Life
    March 24, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    I must have those Toms!! So so cute!

  • Moni Meals
    March 24, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    Fantastic! I want those egg ear muffins. SO cool!

    Me love those shoes too.

    Have a great day.

  • Katie @ Katie Without Restrictions
    March 24, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    I do share your addiction for polygamy books ~ that one’s going on my list ASAP!!

  • Joelle (on a pink typewriter)
    March 24, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Those ballet flats look like exactly what I’ve been looking for! Are they really narrow though?

  • Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy
    March 24, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    I’m kind of (okay, really) intrigued by ‘Sister Wives,’ so I think I might like Hidden Wives!

  • Lauren @ Sassy Molassy
    March 24, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Yeah, I ordered a full size down on my Toms and while they hurt for about the first 4 days, they now fit PERFECTLY!

  • Annie @ What's Annie Making?
    March 24, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    This soup looks wonderful! Perfect for those still cool spring days. And I love the ballet flat TOMS. I’m thinking about buying a pair for my wedding shoes myself.

  • amy walters, aDESIGNdock
    March 24, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Love the Toms ballet flats! I didn’t know they made this style and now I’m totally wanting a pair. I remember that spring soup…it caught my attention last year and did again today. It looks positively scrumptious. Cheers!

  • Amelia @ Eating Made Easy
    March 24, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Your springy soup looks so fantastic!

  • Michelle
    March 24, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    I LOVE those flats! I’d heard they were coming out with them but am so happy to see how cute they are in person. Must get on that.

  • Emily @ Life on Food
    March 25, 2012 at 3:25 am

    Great favorite list. I need a cross country flight to catch up on my reading list.

  • Michelle
    March 25, 2012 at 6:00 am

    I’m buying those Tom’s ASAP! LOVE!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    March 25, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Love this! I’ve been DYING for some Toms!!!!

  • heidi
    March 25, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Thank you for introducing me to those tom’s flats. They’re wish-listed. Also, I’ve been dying to get my hands on PW’s book.

  • Andrea @ The Skinny Chronicles
    March 25, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    I’ve been hearing such fun things about Birchbox lately…Very tempting!

  • The Fillo Factory
    March 25, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Hi Jenna,

    Those brie and cherry pastry cups look divine — are those our Mini Fillo Shells? The original recipe seems to call for puff pastry, which is different than fillo, but your version looks even better. In any case, we’re going to add them to our Pinterest favorites. 🙂 Feel free to connect with us there.

    Best wishes,
    The Fillo Factory

    • jenna
      March 26, 2012 at 12:26 pm

      yes indeed! I love the mini fillo shells!

  • Andrea
    March 26, 2012 at 8:01 am

    I LOVE your favorites and style posts. Thanks

  • Kelly
    March 26, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Ohh the brie and cherry pastry cups look amazing, so glad you liked them! I’m obsessed with my Toms too!! What a great post! xoxo

  • Kristin
    March 26, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    That is my favorite soup of yours! I make it all the time and eat it all week for lunch 🙂

  • Emma B.
    March 27, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Jenna you have me hooked on Madewell! Getting ready to order my first dress now! Any comments on sizing? Similar to J.Crew?

  • Nicole @ Giraffelegs
    March 27, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Pretty pictures Jenna!

  • Charise
    March 27, 2012 at 10:14 am

    I am digging the Tom’s ballet flats – but I can’t ever find my size in the ones I like! Will have to keep stalking them, haha.

  • Anna
    March 27, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    I was late to a POTLUCK last fall because I was laying on my floor until I finished Hidden Wives…just couldn’t get up until it was done. Then I had to explain I was late b/c I was addicted to a book about a polygamous cult. Yeahhhh….

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    Just finished reading The World We Found. I can’t thank you enough for recommending it! So good, I can’t wait to read her others! You just introduced me to another great author, which I am always looking for.

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    April 28, 2012 at 6:59 am

    I ordered both of these books on your recommendation and just finished Hidden Wives last night. I’m currently living in Utah and have developed an intrigue in the fringes of LDS – it is fascinating. Anyway, the book really touched me. I was completely blown away when I read about the author/s – did you realize that the two sisters had grown up similar to that story?
    Thanks for the recommend and I hope that The World We Found is good too, if not better. I think it will be my favorite of the two just from reading the description 🙂

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