Monday, August 31, 2015

Churro Cake




As soon as I saw this cake, I knew I had to make it. It took me awhile to finally do it, because there are quite a few different components. It is a little time consuming, but let me tell you, it was definitely worth it!! The cake is amazing and cinnamon-y. The pralinella makes it so moist and wonderful. And the churro snaps give it a great crunch. This was one of the best cakes I have made! Also, a great thing about this recipe, is that you have lots of the pralinella left over. I plan on making some amazing cinnamon rolls with it!














Recipe from The Kitchy Kitchen



Friday, August 28, 2015

Nails






Lately, I've been in a bit of a nail rut. I always wear the same four or five colors from my OPI GelColor collection. I've always opted for gel nails because I can't go one day without regular polish coming off and chipping. No matter what base coat, top coat, special tricks I do, they ALWAYS chip. I'm a little OCD when it comes to my nails. If I have even the littlest chip I have to re-do that nail, it just drives me crazy. Insert: Jamberry nail wraps.  I was so thrilled when Jessica at Jamberry asked me to give them a try! They are so easy to apply and come in so many different colors and prints you could never get bored. And the best part - no chipping!












Jamberry nail wraps in 'rose gold sparkle' (C/O) // Michael Kors crystal band (similar here and here) // TheLoveKnotShop 10K solid gold band rings ($59.50 on sale!)






Jessica and I will be selecting one winner to receive 2 sheets of nail wraps, (that's enough for 4 manicures and 4 pedicures) and an application kit. Giveaway begins August 28th and ends on September 2nd at midnight! Good luck!  


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Photos by Kris Kinsella

Special thanks to Jessica with Jamberry for partnering on this post and giveaway.



Monday, August 24, 2015

Bacon Cheddar Broccoli Quiche




All week, I've been craving a quiche! I love having leftovers also. It's so easy for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or even dinner. I used a recipe from Martha Stewart and tweaked it a little bit. Everything is better with bacon! Last time I traveled home, my mom stocked us up with our favorite Gary West bacon, so of course we needed to make some quiche to use some of it. 
I made mini versions of these, using muffin pans, for a baby shower awhile back, and they were a huge hit!





INGREDIENTS 
1 pie crust (I used this recipe, but you can use store bought also) 
4 large eggs
1/3 cup chopped white onion
1/3 cup milk (I used 2%)
1 cup broccoli, steamed until tender
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheese
3 strips bacon
Salt
Pepper




DIRECTIONS 
1. Cook bacon and set aside to cool. Once cooled chop into pieces. 
2. Roll out dough, and place in a pie or tart pan. Line inside with parchment paper and fill with pie weights or dried beans. Cook at 375* until edge is light and dry, about 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove parchment paper and weights/beans. 
3. In leftover bacon grease, cook onion until tender. 
4. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs and milk. 
5. Add onion, broccoli, bacon, and cheese to the bowl and mix.
6. Add salt and pepper to taste. 
7. Pour into crust and bake until center of quiche is set, about 40-45 minutes. 







Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart Everyday Food - December 2011