Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
Buy a box of cake mix. Make cupcakes as directed.
And there you have it! These are simple to make and are sure to be a hit at your upcoming holiday parties! Good job, Fi!
Friday, December 3, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Tresemme is my favorite brand of all-time. Nothing compares. I listed the Anti-breakage line as my favorite, but honestly- they're all very good. The line for color treated hair, curly hair, straight hair, heat protecting...it doesn't matter. These shampoo and conditioners always make my hair soft and shiny and they smell DIVINE!
2.) Johnson & Johnson Baby Oil:
This stuff is like heaven in a bottle...especially in the cold winter months. I've tried more moisturizing shower gels and body lotions than I can count, but NOTHING works as well as this baby oil. After you're finished in the shower- squirt the oil in your palm, rub your hands together, and smooth over legs, arms, neck, chest stomach, and wherever else you get especially dry. I don't normally rinse it off, but if you don't feel clean unless you rinse- just do a real quick rinse. You don't want to rinse this completely off or it defeats the purpose. You will see/feel smoother, softer skin as soon as your first application!
3.) Serious Skin Care- Glycolic Cleanser or Aveeno Skin Brightening Daily Scrub
Right now, I'm totally addicted to the Glycolic Cleanser, which you can purchase on http://www.hsn.com/!! It clears up my skin, leaves it soft and doesn't ovely dry it out. However, if you're not in the habit of ordering products online, or just don't want to spend $20 for facial cleanser- I would definitely recommend the Aveeno Skin Brightening Scrub. It has little exfoliating granules in it that get rid of dead skin cells and evens out skin tones. It also has a light fresh scent, and can be found at any drug store or supermarket for less than half the price of the Glycolic Cleanser!
4.) L'oreal Advanced Revitalift Complete Day Lotion, Anti-wrinkle & Firming Moisturizer
I use this product after using my cleanser. I have really sensitive skin and this works wonders without clogging up my pores. It also has ingredients for anti-aging and firming so it's basically like a two in one!! I only wash my face once a day...at night before bed. I know it's a day cream, but I haven't found a night cream that I like yet. Most of them make me break out. They're usually much too thick and make my face look really greasy when I wake up in the morning. So, I'm sticking to what works best for me. Love this stuff!
5.) Sephora Endless Color Blockbuster
Monday, November 29, 2010
1/2 of a 12-ounce box of jumbo pasta shells (about 18 shells)
2 teaspoon salt
1 (15-ounce) container ricotta cheese
2 large eggs
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 cups grated mozzarella cheese (divided into 1 cup each)
2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley (or 2 teaspoons dried)
1 (26-ounce) jar Italian pasta sauce
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bring a large pot of water to boil over high heat. Add 1 teaspoon of salt and the pasta shells to the water. Boil the pasta shells until they are tender, but still a little firm (al dente), about 10 minutes. While the water is boiling, toss 1 TB oil, minced onion and garlic in skillet over medium heat until onions become soft, translucent and fragrant- about 5 minutes. Scrape out of skillet and let cool.
Pour 1 TB olive oil in casserole 9x12 casserole dish and spread around. Then pour about 1 cup of pasta sauce and spread that around to cover the bottom of the dish.
Spoon the remaining pasta sauce, and remaining 1 cup of mozzarella cheese on top of the shells.
Bake uncovered until bubbly, about 30 minutes.
Friday, November 19, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
But man, how about this haircut, huh? Sharp...
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
I'm just sayin...it's not perfect, but for 4 days?? I gotta give this stuff props.
Serving Size: 6
3 chicken breast cutlets
6 slices paper thin prosciutto
Raw baby Spinach
1/2 cup flour
2 TBS olive oil
1 TBS butter
Salt and fresh pepper
1 cup fat free chicken broth
1/2 cup white wine
1/4 cup half and half
Medium sized pasta shells
1. Slice each breast into two thin, flat cutlets to make a total of 6.
2. Pound each one to make them thin
3. Season chicken with a salt and pepper (you can go light on the salt- the proscuitto is pretty salty already).
4. Start boiling water for pasta and cook as directed.
5. Lay a thin layer of baby spinach, then a slice of prosciutto, then another thin layer of baby spinach.
6. Fold over and secure with a toothpick if necessary.
7. Place flour in a shallow bowl and lightly dredge chicken in flour, shaking off excess.
8. Pour oil into skillet on medium high heat. When oil is hot, sautée chicken for about 1 minute on each side or until golden brown. You may have to do this in 2 batches.
9. Remove chicken from pan. Lower the heat to medium.
10. Deglaze the pan with wine, scraping up any brown bits. Add chicken broth, and butter until melted.
11. Return chicken to the sauce. Finish cooking on low for about 5 minutes or until chicken cooked through. Baste chicken with sauce a few times while simmering.
12. Remove chicken and serve over medium pasta shells.
Tip: I cook the shells as directed while making the chicken. After I drain the shells and remove the chicken from the skillet, I toss the pasta into the skillet with the sauce to coat.
SO EASY AND SOOOOOO DELICIOUS!!
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
It's true. I did my research. Check it out:
Robert E. Lee died of natural causes...
George Washington died of wounds received in battle...
And Andrew Jackson died in battle...
And that, my friends, is your Friday factoid!! So cool.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Serves:2 (2 pieces chicken per person)
Weight Watchers points per serving: 8 points
(You can also serve over Spanish rice for additional points!)