Friday, April 28, 2017

Friday Foodday

Happy Friday! Here are my favorite recipes this week. 

Pomegranate Grapefruit Paloma
c/o Smitten Kitchen
  • 2 thin slices or small wedges grapefruit
  • Kosher salt for rim, if desired
  • 2 tablespoons grapefruit juice
  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey, sugar or agave
  • 1/4 cup white tequila
  • About 3 medium-sized ice cubes
  • 1/4 cup club soda or seltzer

If you'd like to salt the rim of you glass, put a little kosher salt on a small plate. Swipe the rim of your glass with a wedge of grapefruit (or a wedge from the emptied grapefruit you've just juiced) and place the damp rim in the salt, twisting to coat it.
Place both juices and honey or sugar in the bottom of your glass and use a long spoon to stir it until combined, and/or until the sugar has dissolved. Add tequila, stir to combine. Add ice then club soda or seltzer. Garnish with additional grapefruit slices and pomegranate arils. Repeat as needed.

Apricot Rum Glazed Ham
  • 1 (6 to 8 pounds) Hickory smoked fully cooked spiral cut ham
  • 3 tablespoons apricot preserves
  • 3 tablespoons dark rum

  • Ingredients
  • Preheat the oven to 325F.
  • Place the ham on a rack in a roasting pan with 1 cup water and bake on the lower rack for 1 hour.
  • While ham bakes make the glaze by combining the preserves and rum in a small saucepan, cook medium heat and whisk until it gets bubbly, about 5 to 8 minutes.
  • After an hour, remove the ham from the oven and brush with the glaze. Return the ham to the oven and cook about another 50 to 60 minutes.

  • Brown Butter Sea Salt Butterscotch Bars
    2 cups Oats
    1 1/4 cup Flour
    1/2 tsp Baking Soda
    1/2 tsp Salt
    3/4 cup Butterscotch Chips +1/4 cup for Drizzle
    1 cup Unsalted Butter, browned and cooled
    1 cup Brown Sugar +2 Tbsp for Drizzle
    1 Egg
    2 tsp Vanilla Extract
    1/2 tsp Sea Salt for Drizzle
    1 Tbsp Milk for Drizzle
    1 cup Walnuts, chopped *optional*
    In a medium saucepan or skillet, heat over medium heat and brown butter. Allow to cool slightly - or place in fridge unti the butter sets, about 20 minutes. Prepare other ingredients while cooling.
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 13x9 inch baking dish with non stick spray, then line with parchment paper, and spray again with non stick spray to adhere to the bottom of the pan.
    In a bowl, whisk together the oats, flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
    In another bowl, whisk together egg, vanilla, and brown sugar. Pour in the flour/oat mixture and combine. Add in butterscotch chips, and chopped walnuts.
    Pour mixture into the baking dish, press in to evenly distribute through the dish. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with just a few crumbs on it. When done, set on a cooling rack.
    For glaze, in a microwave safe bowl or cup, melt together remaining butterscotch chips, brown sugar, and milk. Heat in increments to ensure the butterscotch chips do not scorch. Stir to form a glaze. Drizzle over the top of the cooling bars. Sprinkle with sea salt. Cool completely, then slice and serve.

    Thursday, April 27, 2017

    Rip it Good

    On this Friday eve, let's get comfortable with some jeans. Distressed jeans are comfortable and easy to wear on the weekends. I love the variety of fits and washes because they let you find what works just for you.

    Light wash, skinny, ready for date night or an easy Saturday with some Converse.

    A little frayed hem makes these super casual and cool.

    So sassy. So careless in the cool girl kind of way.

    Maybe the most streamlined of the bunch, easy to dress up for a date.

    Casual and simple denim that will never let you down. Side note, these are all under 90 bucks.

    Be fabulous today!

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    Wednesday, April 26, 2017


    Tis the season! That is wedding season. So what are you wearing? Stripes, chiffon, midi, maxi? Might I recommend a fit and flare that is feminine and flattering? A beautiful dress in lace.

    Obsessed. I am just in love with this flirty dress!

    A beautiful raw edge hem is the least of the details on this dress.

    A pretty blue that needs just a touch of a drop earring to dress up.

    Something a little less girly, but still stunning in pattern.

    It's wedding season but don't feel overwhelmed, find something that makes you feel stunning. Lace and fit and flare does the trick for me.

    Be fabulous today!

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    Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    Pumped Up for Polka Dots

    It's Tuesday and I'm in love with polka dots, but just any polka dots, polka dots that make a statement. They say wow, I'm here and I look fantastic. Wide leg polka pants. Yep.

    Effortless. Cropped mixed with palazzo.

    Has getting dressed for work ever been more fun?

    NY & Company, Polka Dot Print Palazzo Pant, $59
    I mean come on, it just keeps getting better!

    Had to throw in a jumpsuit. I just love this with a neon skinny belt!

    So how about it? Wide leg pants that make a statement!

    Be fabulous today!

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