Penny's Passion: Five on Friday - July 25, 2014

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Five on Friday - July 25, 2014

I've been out of town since Monday and I was beginning to think Friday was never going to get here.  Long week of work, but enjoyable.  So let's get to my Five on Friday for this week.

1.  Kernel Cutter
Ever since I had braces as a teenager (and probably even before that), I have enjoyed my corn on the cob by cutting the corn off the cob.  Well, a few years ago I bought this bad boy to cut the kernels off.  I love it!  Mine is a Pampered Chef and right now it's on special for $9.  If you're a corn cutter, I highly recommend this little gadget.

2.  The Husband's Secret
This book by Liane Moriarty is a great book club read.  I have to agree with Emily Giffin, New York Times bestselling author's comment - “Shocking, complex and thought-provoking, this is a story reading groups will devour. A knockout!"  Anyone else read it?

3.  Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce
Our very small garden is kicking out the tomatoes right now, so last Saturday I thought I'd whip up something that required a lot of them.  I found a recipe on the Cooking Light website that did just that.  As an added bonus, the recipe also calls for fresh basil -- which is something I also have an abundance of right now.  Eric and I both thought this recipe turned out great.  We'll be having this again before tomato season is over! 
Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce Recipe
4.  Face Off
My cousin's son (so my second cousin), Drew Talbot, is a contestant on Syfy's show Face Off!  Season 7 premiered this week and he was voted the fan favorite.  How exciting is that?!?!  Tune in on Tuesdays at 8:00 pm central time to watch this talented guy work his magic with makeup.
5.  New Look
Did you notice my new blog design?!?!  I'm very excited to have this new, sharper looking blog.  Big shout out to Ali from Ali in Bloom for her great design work.  Thanks, Ali!

Linking up with Amanda, Lauren, Rebecca, and Jennie for some other weekend fun.


  1. I read The Husband's Secret and loved it. Since then I have read two others by Liane Moriarty: What Alice Forgot and am now reading Three Wishes. I love how there is humor and a plot twist that I'm never expecting.

  2. I'm reading What Alice Forgot right now and am loving it! Three Wishes has been added to my reading list.

  3. The cooking light book is one of my favorites! Thanks for linking up!

  4. Love the blog design! And I'll definitely be looking into a kernel cutter. I too developed the habit of cutting my corn off the cob - a habit I picked up from braces! I'll have to add The Husbands Secret to my reading list. I just finished my last book, Roses, and can't recommend it enough! It had me hooked from the beginning!