Friday, July 29, 2016

Friday Foodday

Happy Friday! Here are my favorite recipes this week.

Sparkling Watermelon Sangria
c/o The Kitchn
4 cups watermelon, cubed and cold
3/4 cups dry white port, such as Churchill's
1 lime, sliced thin
750ml bottle Moscato, chilled
3 cups lime seltzer water, chilled

In a pitcher place 3 cups of the watermelon cubes (saving some for garnish) and white port. Be sure these are cold as they can become mushy when room temp. (You can even freeze them for 30 minutes first.)
Add 8 to 10 slices of lime.
Add the Moscato and seltzer water. Stir with wooden spoon to mix.

Pour into ice-filled glasses and top each glass with a couple pieces of watermelon and a lime slice.

Mexican Cauliflower Rice
  • 4 cups cauliflower crumbles (the sell this in stop and shop now)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely diced
  • 2 medium plum tomatoes, small dice
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds and membrane removed, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • chopped cilantro

  • Directions
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  When hot, add the onions, tomatoes and jalapeno and sauté until just tender, about 2-3 minutes.  Add the garlic and cauliflower, sauté until the cauliflower is just tender, 2 minutes.
  • Add the tomato paste, cumin, paprika, cayenne, salt and pepper.  Stir to evenly coat the vegetables and cook for 1 minute or until heated through. Add chopped cilantro and serve.

  • Fresh Strawberry Bread
    • 2½ c. all purpose flour
    • 1 c. sugar
    • 3½ tsp. baking powder
    • 1 tsp. salt
    • 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil
    • 1 c. milk
    • 1 egg
    • 1 tsp. vanilla
    • 1½ c. fresh sliced strawberries

    1. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl; fold in fresh strawberries.
    2. Pour into greased loaf pan.
    3. Bake at 350 degrees for 55-65 minutes or until top is golden brown and completely set.
    4. Cool slightly, then loosen sides of loaf from pan and remove to wire rack to cool completely.

    Thursday, July 28, 2016

    Mule Over Buddy

    While espadrilles and flip flops are the shoes for summer, sometimes you have to dress it up a bit. You don't have to go digging for your stilettos though. Try mule sandals. They are cool, versatile, and pretty simple. I like them to dress up with a skirt or down with a romper. Very easy and very affordable.

    See what I mean? You can pair this a culotte for work or shorts for the weekend!

    Hello lipstick red perfection. 

    Do you love these? Because I love these. I love these even into early fall with bf jeans.

    And why not some suede? For under $60!

    A great stacked heel, chunky look, but with the right outfit and the right strut, the perfect summer shoe.

    Be fabulous today!

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    Wednesday, July 27, 2016

    Future Is So Bright

    Have you broken or lost your sunglasses at this point in the summer? Oh cool, me neither. Just in case though, I thought we would look at some great mirrored lens sunglasses. You know, just in case you need them in the future.

    Bloomingdale's, Quay Tell Me Why Mirrored Sunglasses, $55
    Feminine, sophisticated, effortless.

    These remind me of a station wagon in the best surfer-girl way possible.

    You can't beat the price for this ultra versatile pair of shades.

    Feeling something a bit more retro? I've got you covered.

    Whether you need new shades or just feel like splurging on an end of summer accessory. Mirrored sunglasses are the way to go this year.

    Be fabulous today!

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    Tuesday, July 26, 2016


    A few weeks ago we looked at pom pom sandals and today I thought we would continue the trend with pom tops. They're cute, quirky, and great for the end of summer.

    How cute is this? I love the tiers and color contrast.

    Loft, Pom Pom Shell, $44
    Simple is the name of the game here. Pair it with anything in your closet.

    I love this top. It's eye catching and structured but it's got personality.

    She In, Pom Pom Trim Blouse, $22
    Need some color? Try this blouse with multicolor poms.

    Why leave pom poms to accessories when you can wear them? These tops are unique and all under $70!

    Bw fabulous today!

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