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For Thanksgiving I wanted to make an appetizer and came across this yummy dip from Delish – You can find the recipe here >> http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a45181/baked-biscuit-wreath-dip-recipe/
It was flavorful & cheesy. The biscuits were cooked perfectly and the dip was bubbly. I will definitely be making this again. I mean you can’t go wrong with bread & cheese!! Am I right?
( I cheat a little by not making crust )
Looking to revamp your jewelry collection or maybe want to try a style of jewelry but don’t want to buy it? Well Rocksbox might be for you. It’s pretty simple. When you sign up for an account you browse the site & click the star to add to your wishlist. You want to make sure you add to your wishlist so you get pieces you want.
I received 2 boxes so far.
You can use my link here or use my code carrabff5 and get a free box!
KATE SPADE -Cactus Studs $48
PERRY STREET -Vega Statement Necklace $63
RUDIMENT- Lombard Ring $54
My favorite from this box were the earrings. Like the turquoise color and shape. Loved the ring for some sparkle & glitz.
Just note this is a subscription service. You get 3 custom-picked jewelry pieces. You can keep the 1 or all 3 pieces. You also get a $21 credit to put towards your purchase and if you buy all 3 you get an additional $10 discount. They send a label already inside the box so you return what you don’t want. And they send another 3 pieces.
One of my go to meals is this chicken & veggie “stir fry” . Its easy, simple, and all goes in one pan!
Add some chicken broth to pan on medium-high. Once hot add carrots & onion. Stir.
Make rice / quinoa according to package. Im a fan of Success boil in a bag tri colored quinoa!
After a couple of minutes add chicken . Stir. Turn down to medium
Add salt & pepper
Once chicken is pretty much done. Add garlic. Stir for a minute.
Add snap peas or green beans & mushrooms. Stir until tender.
Turn off burner.
Add some quinoa/rice. Add chicken & veggie mixture. Top with soy sauce.
I was excited to see an email that was getting a box of goodies from Influenster. I’ve never heard of Ciate London brand before so was happy to try something new .
I received 3 products to try a highlighter balm, eyeliner, & mascara. You can find these products at Sephora. These products are cruelty-free, vegan, and free of gluten.
What it is:
An intensely volumizing, smudge-free, flake-free mascara that creates five times more volume in one application.
What it does:
Create the ultimate fearless lashes with 24 hour, all day wear with Ciaté London’s Wonderwand Intensely Volumising Mascara. This ultra-black, dramatic formula creates five times more volume in just one application. Its unique, lash-hugging, volume boosting brush makes lengthening, defining, and curling more quickly and easily than ever. The highly blendable, clump-free formula is specially designed to stay-put and maintain that freshly applied look all day. For effortless, and even enjoyable removal, try Ciaté London’s Makeup Melter Murumuru Makeup Remover Balm for lips, lids, and lashes—formulated with conditioning murumuru butter—to instantly, completely, and effortlessly remove all long-wearing makeup.
What I thought:
While I did like that added volume to my lashes, I didn’t notice anything else. I didn’t notice lengthening or curling. The brush made it easy to apply to my lashes,didn’t clump, & helped separate the lashes. I didn’t notice any flaking all day . I liked it but not a mascara I need in my makeup routine.
What it is:
A highlighting balm that adds a gorgeous wet dewy glow to any skintone.
What it does:
Instantly bring a lit-from-within-glow to your complexion with this low shimmer, dewy, wet-look illuminator. Formulated with murumuru butter and hyaluronic acid, this weightless, non-tacky balm provides natural, healthy-looking radiance on any skin. It’s the perfect finishing touch on bare skin or on top of makeup.
The balm’s unique formulation has been perfected to ensure maximum comfort and longevity. The convenient stick makes it easy to get a glow on the go with a brushless application. Apply directly on bare skin to impart a fresh, dewy finish, or if wearing on top of makeup, swipe fingers over the balm, and then place it on your skin using the pads of the fingers in a rolling motion. Try sweeping your favorite powder highlighter over the top to amplify your radiance.
-The finishing touch to your make up regime. Use on bare skin or on top of makeup.
-Gently dab or swipe onto the high points of the face (cheek bones, brow bones, down the center of the nose, and the Cupid’s bow) to add instant radiance and naturally accentuate your features.
-Wear on collar bones, shoulders, décolletage and down the center of bare legs for head to toe glow.
-Gently pat over your favorite blush to create a dewy luminous finish.
What I thought:
I’ve been using dewy stix on my cheek bones as final touch for a healthy dewy glow. I use alone or add my favorite powder highlighter on top to amp up the radiance. The good thing about this highlighter balm is you can apply in many places ( collar bone, legs, chest etc) . I’ve never used a a highlighter balm and was worried it might be sticky or tacky but this wasn’t. It glided on nicely and gave a natural glow. Though, I do prefer dabbing the product on for better results . I realized sometimes it “pulled” my makeup under it when using it in stick form. It’s also formulated with hyaluronic acid & murumuru butter which feels nice on the skin. It leaves skin looking natural
What it is:
A precise, felt tip liquid eyeliner.
What it does:
Become a liner pro with Ciaté London’s Fierce Flicks Precision Tip Liquid Liner. Formulated for intense, super-black color pay off, the perfect dramatic wings or cat eye looks are no challenge for this easy to use precision tip.
What I thought:
It like that it has a felt tip which helps get a precise line and makes a wing super easy. Now only if it could make me do my eyes completely even … I’d be set! lol I’m about to just bedazzle a eye patch for all the times I fail at the other eye. The color pay off is great with an intense black. It stays in place all day.
Have you heard of Ciate London before? Have you used their products? Which is your favorite?
I’ve posted these on my blog before but have made them all this week and love how
What you need:
Add 2 cans of black beans, mushrooms, oatmeal, garlic, seasonings, & egg in a blender , immersion blender, or food processor until mixed. Add the whole can of black beans. If too mushy you can add some oatmeal.
You can either make these in a pan, grill pan or like I did oven.
Preheat oven to 350
Coat a cookie sheet with olive oil or cooking spray. Form patties and place on cookie sheet.
Put in oven for about 20-30 minutes. You want them to be firm.
If you want cheese, add cheese the last few minutes until melted.
I toasted my onion bun, placed spinach on top, placed black bean burger, top with avocado salsa mash.
I took half and avocado mash with fork until your desired consistency ( i like it a bit chunky) and added 1-2 tablespoons of salsa.
So easy to make your own tomato soup!
What you need:
Preheat oven to 375.
In a large roasting pan or cookie sheet add tomatoes, onion, garlic, bay leaves, thyme, sugar, pepper, salt. & oil.
Cook for about 45 minutes.
Add chicken broth . I recently bought an immersion blender which I love but you can also laddle some into a blender when cooled and blend in batches. Put in pot and add beans . Serve!
These are perfect for dipping and are so filling.
what you need
Salt & pepper
Breadcrumbs (I used Panko)
Preheat oven to about 350
Cut eggplant into 1 inch pieces. I sometimes just peel off some pieces off the eggplant
Toss eggplant in olive oil, salt & pepper and place onto cookie sheet.
Once roasted place in food processor or blender along with garlic, italian parsely, breadcrumbs, egg until blended.
Form into balls . Place on cookie sheet and bake until firm. 15-20 minutes.
Dip them in your favorite tomato sauce!
Put oil in pan.
Add onion until translucent.
Add Add salt & pepper.
Add vegetable broth.
Use immersion blender or add batched to blender until pureed.
Add parmesan cheese. Mix
( the beans help make it creamy and thicker … and more filling. YUMMY!)
I haven’t had spaghetti squash in awhile. I was at a local farmers market and everything I needed seemed to be on sale. I needed to spend at least $5 to use my debit card. I picked up a few things , including a spaghetti squash.
I picked up ground chicken and had everything else on hand already.
I mean look at that deliciousness!!
What I used:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Cut spaghetti squash in half. Take out the seeds. Drizzle with olive oil & salt.
Place spaghetti squash cut side down. Cook for 30-40 minutes until tender.
While that is cooking get together the mixture. You can add whatever veggies you would like. I had some leftovers that I wanted to use up.
Pour some olive oil in pan on medium. Once warm add diced onion. Stir. When translucent, add bell pepper and cook for about 2 minutes.
Add garlic. Stir
Add ground chicken. Stir mixture together.
Add roasted garlic seasoning ( you can add garlic powder)
When chicken is cooked, add diced tomatoes & parmesan cheese & stir.
Add chopped spinach. Stir together and turn off.
When spaghetti squash is done. Take a fork and lightly pull inwards all around.
Top with the chicken & veggie mixture.
Then top with shredded cheese to cover the top.
Put it back in the oven until cheese is melted.
To get the nice browned cheese oven on broil (high) for a couple of minutes.
Eat and enjoy!
What do you do with spaghetti squash?