Around the Web

Welcome to my new Friday column, "Around the Web." My Google Reader is jam packed with all sorts of goodies (think recipes, food stories, design, weddings, and more), so I've decided to start sharing. This should give you ample weekend reading to hold you over until next week's tasty post. Need a hint? Think strawberries. And pie. Mmmmmm.... As you may (or may not) know, I just returned from an epic trip to Austin, Texas for the 2011 IACP conference. It was truly a once-in-a-lifetime trip, and while I'm still trying to process it all, here are a few thoughtful recaps from other attendees:

I attended the "Blog to Book" conference with Shauna from Gluten-Free Girl, and let me just tell you, she's fantastic. Like, seriously fantastic. Here is her touching account of the week. (Don't you just LOVE her!)

I also had the pleasure of having dinner on Friday evening with the ever-inspiring Dianne Jacob. Here's her story. (and I'm in a photo!)

Here's one more well-written synopsis that includes links to some of the other attendees in case you didn't already get enough.

At the Kitchn, check out my Smoky Corn & Jalapeno Dip. I actually just made another batch this morning, per request from the back of the house boys at Floataway Cafe. I consider this a major complement!

Did you see my Roast Beef Po' Boys at Cooking Channel? They should hold me over until my next trip to New Orleans.

Check out lovely new friend Meghan's S'mores on a Stick! Wowza.

How cute is this story about a dad baking Snickerdoodles with his daughters? Adorable.

A girl can never have too many brownie recipes. So why not add Brownie Pudding to your list!

I happen to collect vintage cookbooks, so I can't wait to see how this project comes along.

Walt and I love to make homemade tortillas and we love to deep fry. I think we may have met out match.

Need some summer reading ideas? Check out the comment list of this post. As for me, I just finished Jane Eyre and now I'm pouring through Heat.

Here's my ideal summer outfit. This girl is stunning.