Bacon and Caramelized Onion Calzons

Hello Everyone! Lately I have been craving Caramelized onions and then I found a unique recipe using just that. This is my adapted version from halfbakedharvest.com. (Definitely check that blog out for some awesome recipes!)

Bacon and Caramelized Onion Calzones
What you need
1 pizza dough 
1 medium sweet onion
1 tsp chopped garlic
1/2 pound of cooked bacon
1/4 cup of BBQ sauce
1 tsp brown sugar 
1 tsp of butter
1 cup of cheese I recommend fontina or cheddar 
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
To start roughly chop the onion and add to a hot sautée pan. You can use a little olive oil here but I used cooking spray to lower the calories. Sautée until onions are translucent then lower the heat and add garlic, brown sugar and 1 tsp of butter. Cook for about 3 minutes as the onions are caramelizing then add the BBQ sauce. Set to the side. 
Divide pizza dough into 4 sections. Roll sections out. Put a heaping spoonful of the onion mixture on each of the dough sections. Add the cheese and crumble the bacon. Fold one side of the dough over and press into the other size making a seam. Take the two ends and tuck them under to keep the filling in place. 
I sprayed mine with cooking spray and dusted with garlic powder. You can use olive oil and fresh garlic also. 
Cook for 25 minutes or until tops are browned and serve!
Bacon tip* I cook mine on a baking dish in the oven at 375 for about 10 minutes. 

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Fresh Blueberry Muffins – Oil and Butter Free!

Hey everyone! 

It is time I introduce you to my guilty pleasure BUT I’m going to cut a lot of the fat out so you will forgive me 🙂

Fresh Blueberry Muffins 
What you need :
1 egg
1 cup low fat or skim milk 
1 tbsp vanilla
1/4 cup of unsweetened apple sauce
1 cup of sugar 
1 tsp cinnamon 
2 cups of flour 
2 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt 
Tsp flax seed 
Brown sugar for sprinkling 
2 cups of organic blueberries 
Pre heat the oven to 350. 
Mix all ingredients besides the blueberries and brown sugar. Slowly fold in the blueberries. Fill baking cups 3/4ths of the way and sprinkle brown sugar on top. Bake for 30 minutes until a tooth pick comes out clean. Cool and serve!!
I hope you enjoy! They do seem to be slightly flatter than normal muffins, but the flavor is amazing and these are about 100 calories lighter! 
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2013 Fall Makeup Trends and Chocolate Orange Cake










Smokey Eyes are in the air. Summer is coming to an end fast and my favorite season will be here before we know it! As the weather cools down it is a lot easier to where a smokey eye since we do not have to worry about everything smearing around in the humidity. 


Thick lashes and smokey lower lash lines have been appearing everywhere. I can see why! One of my favorite trends so far. I have been buying two sets of Ardell demi wispies and gluing them together for a full natural look. Super cheap and easy way to try out one of the hottest looks of the season! 

Now lets talk cake. My two favorite flavor combos have always been oranges and chocolate. I made a simple chocolate cake and added a little fresh orange juice, but the real star is the icing. Orange. Butter. Cream. Recipe follows, 5 lbs may also. Sorry! 

Orange Buttercream

1 Cup Softened Butter
1 Cup Shortening
4 Cups Powdered Sugar
2 Tbsp Fresh Orange Juice
1 Tsp Orange Extract
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
Orange Food Coloring  if desired.

Cream together butter and shortening. Add juice and extracts. Slowing add in the powdered sugar. If it is too thick you can add a little milk, cream or water. Tada! You have an amazing creamy orange frosting!

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Channeling Clarissa Fray

Hello! With all the excitement around the new movie Mortal Instruments I decided to replicate Clary’s sultry shadow hunter look. 

What I used:
Loreal Semi Permanent Gloss In Light Auburn
Loreal True Match Lumi W3
Rimmel Bronzer Sun Dance
Rimmel Black Eye Liner
The Balm Nude Tude Palette 
Loreal Volumize Mascara Blackest Black
Rimmel Lipstick 104
EOS Lip Balm
Mac Blush Style
Forever 21 Faux Leather Jacket 
Forever 21 Gold Necklace
China Glaze Seduce Me

First off, my hair is already brown and blonde ombre. I used  the red gloss over my blonde to create a red ombre effect similar to the color Lily Collins has in the movie.

After applying my foundation I used sultry in the nude tude palette and a fluffy blending brush for a natural smokey eye. I also smoked out my lower lash line. I tight lined and lined my water line with the Rimmel eyeliner. Lily has very thick eye lashes so I used two coats of mascara. With all the fighting and love scenes her cheeks are often blushed so I bronzed liberally over my hair light and cheeks. Using my blush I touched the apples of my cheeks and the top of my nose. I finished up the look by applying the lipstick and balm with my fingers for a very natural wine stained lip.

Definitely try this look! I am loving it for fall not to mention for my inner badass 😉



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A little weekend fun

Hello! This past weekend was a big birthday celebration! One of our best friends finally turned the big 2-1! We spent the night catching up and dancing👯

Enjoy the rest of your day  !!! 
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Summer Favorites & Apple Pie

It has been one rainy summer! This doesn’t stop me from finding ways to enjoy it though 🙂 I went through some of the products I have been using the past few weeks and came up with my favorite summer combos.






(all items listed below with prices)
Since I was working all week we waited until today for our mini 4th of July celebration. Nothing says AMERICA like homemade apple pie. Enjoy!



Apple Pie Recipe

Ingredients:
1/4 cup flour
1 cup sugar
2 heaping tbsp cinnamon
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 egg
2 tbsp water
2 cans of sliced apples drained
2 sheets of prepared pastry dough

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 375. Pour apples into a large mixing bowl with flour, sugar, flour and vanilla. Stir until apples are coated. Spray a pie dish with nonstick spray and lay the first sheet of pastry dough down and use a fork to make holes throughout the bottom. Pour in the filling pressing down lightly. Next I cut strips from the 2nd sheet of dough. Half I laid across the pie horizontally and the other half I laid across vertically making a lattice pattern. Using a spoon I crimped the dough around the dish. Mix together the egg and water to make an egg wash. Brush across the top of the pie. Sprinkle raw sugar on the top (optional) Bake for 40 minutes until crust is brown and the apple mixture is peaking through the holes bubbling. Let cool for at least 1 hour. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream. 

Happy belated 4th of July!






1. Loreal Lumi Primer $11

2. Loreal Made For You Pinks $6

Colors I showed are ” I Pink You’re Cute” and “Fresh As A Rose”, but I love them all!

3. Palladio Baked Bronzer $9

4. Victorias Secret Bronzer and Body Sprays $12



5. Bath and Body Works Summer Boardwalk $20

6. Nordstrom Juniors Oversized Sunglasses $12


7. Loreal Sublime Bronzing Towelettes $9
 

8. Neutrogena Deep Wave Cleanser $8
9. Purity Face Wash $8 

10. Rimmel Lip Color #110 and #90


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