Friday, May 17, 2013

Friday Favorites!

Here's a few of my favorite finds this week:
Favorite funny video:: This kiss-cam moment was from just two weeks ago! Looks like that guy won't ignore another girl for a phone call!

Favorite easy Summer prop:: fill  a vase with water and lemon slices, and fill it with flowers! looks great and smells even better!

Favorite funny text fail:: haha

Favorite inspirational quote:: so simple yet so powerful

Favorite recipe:: olive oil, feta, roma tomatoes, green onions, and a baguette makes for this easy, summer snack!

Have a great weekend!
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Thursday, May 16, 2013

What's to Eat?? Spinach and Green Pepper Calzones

Spinach and green pepper calzones!

My two favorite calzones are spinach with cheese and also spinach, green peppers, and onions.  My mouth waters at the thought of it!  It is fairly easy to make and only takes about 30 minutes of your time.
What you will need::
a bag pizza dough works fine
marinara sauce
ricotta cheese
mozzarella cheese
green peppers
spices to taste

First start by cooking 1/2 a bag of spinach and waiting for it to wilter some. Add  1/3 of a spoon of diced garlic and mix around until its ready.  You will then have your spinach done.

Sauce:: Take your favorite marinara sauce and add whatever spice you like to it.  This will be the marinara you would put inside and also as a side dipper sauce.
Other prep work:: cut up green peppers and onions and grate your mozzarella cheese.

Next, grab your dough and start playing with it to soften it up so it becomes easier to manage.  Add flour so it helps with keeping the shape and in the overall process.  

Shape a small piece of your dough in a circular shape to form the calzone.

 Add your stuffing, which in my case would be marinara sauce, green peppers, onions, spinach, and mozzarella cheese, a little ricotta cheese, and spices to taste. Be sure to put this on one half of the dough.

Fold the dough over, preferably the side that is empty, and take a fork and start gently pressing down on the sides, securing a closure.  I also like to poke a hole or two at the top to let some steam out while its baking.

Put your calzones on a lightly greased sheet and cook at 425 degrees for about 20 minutes, or until nicely brown on the sides and top.

Now you are ready to enjoy some delicious yummy calzones!
Enjoy! Be sure to check back tomorrow for Friday Favorites and my OOTD traveling! 
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Monday, May 13, 2013

Mani Moday:: Chevron and glitter

Chevron, Pink, and Glitter!
Today, in the spirit of summer coming up and my love of chevron, I decided to paint my nails all summer-like!  I just think pink, gray, and white are a perfect combination of colors!

Start off first by painting one nail a color different than the rest.  This will be the nail with the chevron print.

Now you will start the chevron process.  All you are really doing is lines in a upside down v-shape as shown below.  Don't get discouraged if you mess up at first! Like I've always said, practice makes perfect!

 The finished product will look like the nail below!

 Then go ahead and paint the rest of your nails one color, I decided to also paint one nail in glitter for some summer glitz fun!

Voila! You now are ready to go out in style! Have a great rest of the week and check back later this week for a Travel Outfit of the Day!!
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