The Friday Buzz: Tiny Desk Concerts, Kiwi Tasting, and Apron Obsessions

The Friday Buzz

Welcome to The Friday Buzz, our roundup of all good things, good advice, good feelings. It’s the happy hour of blog posts! On the docket for this week.... Tiny Desk Concerts, Kiwi Tasting, Apron Obsessions, and so much more!


It’s August. IT’S AUGUST. I feel like this year has gone a little something like… Jaaaaaannnuary, Febbbbrrrruary, Maaaarch, Appprrrril, MayJuneJuly, AUGUST. Anyone else feel the same?!

All our summer travels are done and I’m looking forward to prepping all the things for school! Each year I take my girls out on a special little date where we shop-til-we-drop for back-to-school clothes and supplies. I’m also starting to meal prep massive amounts of PB&J sandwiches for school lunches. I cut the crusts off using this cutter and layer the sandwiches in a ziptop baggie and freeze. Every morning the girls take a sandwich out, put it in their lunchbox, and it’s thawed by the time it’s lunch! So, if any needs me, I’ll be making 5,492 sandwiches to get me through the year. Ha!

And if anyone needs the Simply Recipes Team, we’re furiously working away to bring you magical recipes each and every day, and *occasionally* we’ve been known to chat back and forth about our favorite things.


  • Under Pressure: Megan showed is this unbelievably cute Instant Pot for the kiddos that has REAL STEAM! (Don’t worry, it’s cold steam.)
  • Tiny Desk Concerts Part I: Need an afternoon coffee/dance break? Jam out to Lizzo as recommended by Emma (FYI, there’s some profanity, so…maybe don’t blast this one at your office’s afternoon dance party).
  • Apron Obsession: Emma loves these aprons so much she might just wear them as, like, her clothes.
  • Tongs that ROCK: My cheapy tongs broke and I bought these tongs from Sur la Table and have a giant crush on them.
  • Tiny Desk Concerts Part II: OR if you need a minute to unwind, Andy loves swaying to Yo-Yo Ma.
  • Kiwi Tasting: I recently found out my friend eats her kiwis with the skin on… MIND BLOWN!
  • Knock Your Socks Off Salad: Oh, and PS. If you’re looking for a super simple salad to enjoy, I highly recommend this Honey Mustard Chicken Cobb Salad from Creme de la Crumb. So scrumptious.


Apparently, enjoying soup all summer long is TOTALLY A THING! I kind of thought that maybe heart warming soups weren’t a thing when it’s a million degrees outside, but I was CRAZY WRONG. There were tons of responses as to which soups you all love to enjoy year round. One reader even mentioned that she likes to turn the A/C waaaay down so she can convince her family it’s soup season! Tell me what your favorite soup is here!


Ron gave us some serious inspiration when he left a comment on our Grilled Mexican Street Corn. He said:

This recipe is awesome, I use this in some variations at almost every family BBQ we’ve had lately and everyone loves it. The sauce alone is amazing and versatile, I love it on pork BBQ, and chicken. But my favorite is to take fresh grilled or even left over ribeye and toss in the sauce for a take on carne asada tacos. Thanks.

Cheers for the best sauce ever! And cheers to the weekend!

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Claudia Cash

Claudia is the Community Manager for Simply Recipes, and finds joy building relationships with our readers through Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. As the mother of 5 girls, she is passionate about family dinner and having that time together every day to connect with those we love, even if it's over toast and eggs.

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  1. nola2chi

    Those aprons are great! I’d definitely wear them all week long, except, I’m allergic to linen….and silk, and wool…I have a frumpy azz wardrobe. boohoo

    Simply Recipes has been my go to for years now, and has never let me down.

    Thanks y’all !!!

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  2. Sandy

    I’ve seen those aprons! I don’t know if its the exact brand but it was the exact style on Claire from Bon Appetite on a Gourmet makes episode on youtube. I loved it when I saw it then and I love it now. I’m not a chef so I don’t think I could pay $75 for an apron though….but i want it. That cobb salad looks delicious and I must try it.

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