Friday, September 17, 2010

"They always say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself" 
 ~ Andy Warhol

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

What's Cooking - Honey BBQ Wings

 It’s Football season again and that means a steady Sunday diet of hotwings right?  LOL -  Last-night a sista was hungry and it was getting late and I didn't want to eat out so I decided to whip up some Honey BBQ wings.  Eveyone has their own way of cooking chicken, just thought I'd share mine:)  The recipe is quick, easy and the wings are great!  Enjoy!

Chicken Drumettes
Hot Sauce
BBQ Sauce

Coat chicken in flour mixture
Deep fry wings 10-12 minutes in oil - until golden brown
In a small saucepan, heat BBQ sauce, hot sauce and honey until warm; turn heat to low and keep warm.
Drain chicken.
Place chicken wings in a large bowl and toss with honey, hot sauce and your BBQ sauce of choice
Repeat with remaining chicken

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Short and Sweet!

Mirror Mirror On The Wall.....

Lunch today!  Croissant Crab Sandwhich! Absolutely Delicious!

Caught this after lunch!  Amazing Right? 

Monday, September 13, 2010

Green With Envy!

This weekend was very relaxing for me. A lil football mixed with a little Lifetime equals a perfect Sunday afternoon! The weather was absolutely beautiful out here in Cali. It wasn't hot (but the sun was out) and it wasn't cold, which made the weather perfect for me:) Once I finally decided to get out of my comfortable bed, everyone who lays in it falls asleep...that's just how comfortble it is (lol) I threw on some jeans, a tank and this lil green sweater that I picked up at Target for $4 and headed out to grab a bite to eat. 

[Sweater: Target/Jeans: Ashley Stewart/White Tank: Old Navy/Hat: Kangol/Shoes: Chinese Laundry/Accessories: Ashley Stewart]

Friday, September 10, 2010

What's cooking - Lemon Bars

I've been debating for a while on whether or not I should make these Lemon Bars because, from my past experiences the lemon bars I've tasted were way to tart for my liking.  I finally decided to give this recipe a try which was adopted by Ina Garten.  The recipe uses the juice from 2 limes which gave these babies a great contrast.  I don't mean to toot my own horn but BEEP BEEP.   Enjoy!

  • 1/2 pound unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
For The Filling
  • 6 extra large eggs at room temperature
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Juice from 2 limes
  • 1 cup flour
  • Confectioners sugar for dusting

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

For the crust, cream the butter and sugar until light in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Combine the flour and salt and, with the mixer on low, add to the butter until just mixed. Dump the dough onto a well-floured board and gather into a ball. Flatten the dough with floured hands and press it into a 9 by 13 by 2-inch baking sheet, building up a 1/2-inch edge on all sides. Chill for 15minutes.

Bake the crust for 15 to 20 minutes, until very lightly browned. Let cool on a wire rack. Leave the oven on.
For the filling, whisk together the eggs, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, and flour. Pour over the crust and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until the filling is set. Let cool to room temperature. Cut into triangles or squares and dust with confectioners' sugar.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Not Your Average Girl

When I look into the mirror the only one there is me....

Every freckle on my face is where it's suppose to be

And I know our creator didn't make no mistakes on me

Me feet, My thighs, my lips, my eyes, I'm lovin' what I see! ~ India Arie

Flawless Skin!

Here's another great beauty tip courtesy of The Moptop Maven that I've recently incorporated into my daily diet, and after seeing how absolutely beautiful and flawless this Divas skin is makes me even more excited as to the great benefits that Flax Seed and Wheat Germ have to offer.

Flaxseeds contain a high amount of Omega 3 & Omega 6 Fatty Acids which are essential in maintaining healthy skin/hair as well as preventing and/or clearing up skin disorders such as Acne, Psoriasis, and Eczema.  Flax Seeds also help keep your pores open, thus preventing the build-up of sebum, that nasty little culprit behind Acne. Fatty acids also help your skin to remain soft, supple, and smooth, and it also regulates what goes in and out of your skin cells. In other words, they allow nutrients and water in, and keep toxins out.

The minerals in wheat germ are excellent as well for promoting healthy skin, nails and hair. Wheat germ, in any form, is a great source of many vitamins, including vitamin E, vitamin B, folic acid, and a number of minerals such as iron, calcium and zinc. The vitamin E in wheat germ is also a powerful antioxidant that is important for fighting cancer and heart problems.

This is only my 3rd day experimenting with this skin care regimen, but I'm definately looking foward to seeing what my skin looks like in about 2-3 weeks.  I will definitely keep you all posted.

Try This: [Low Fat Wheat Germ/Flax Seed Yogurt]

1 cup of low-fat yogurt
2 tablespoons of wheat germ
2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
2 tablespoons granola
1 tablespoon fruit/dried fruit (optional)

If you aren't too keen on eating the Flax Seeds, try this: [Flax Seed Gel Facial]

Grind 1/4 tablespoon of Flax Seeds, and mix with rose water [enough water to make a thick paste], let the mixture sit until the mucilage releases, and you are left with something of a gel-like consistency. Apply on your face paying close attention to the problem areas [be sure to avoid your eyes], leave on for about 10-15 minutes, then rinse!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Wordless Wednesday