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Garlic Parmesan Top Knots

Sides, Snacks

How high-maintenance of a lady/dude are you?

I want us to talk make-up. Blush and eyeliner. Hairz routines. Eyelash curling situations (they’ll forever scare me). I want us to share!!! And be real life friends. And boyz (all two of you that read this blog), you too! What’s your haircut life like? How does it feel to just never have to worry about makeup? Freeing…?

Me, over here, I’m kind of easy breezy. I wear make-up pretty much everyday. But I only use, like, three things. And these few things have my loyalty probably for life. I’m gonna be 60 years old with this same routine, I have a feeling. If I’m going about my business during the day, I’ll throw on some concealer; mainly for under my eye balls. I have sleeping issues. I dunno. I hear lavender helps.

I rub some blush on for good measure. A little color makes people look like they aren’t dead. That’s a plus.

And a few swipes of the greatest mascara to have ever been created is a total must. I don’t leave the house without it. It’ll sometimes take me 10 minutes to put it on. I’m technical with it.

Every now and then I’ll put a swipe of liquid eyeliner on. It’s usually reserved when I wanna look cute. Like solidify the cuteness, you know?

Lipstick? Not for me…I don’t do it. I’m always drinking something, eating something, etc. Too high-maintenance for me. And plus, one of my greatest fears in life is to be the girl with lipstick on her teeth. Not cute. Eyeshadow? Nah…not really.

Now my nails…OMG…that’s a whole other post in of itself. Nail game has to be tight. Nail polish has a special place in my heart. You know this.

My hairz? Bangs. Straight…with a dab of this.

If I’m feeling really lazy, but want to fake like I tried, I totally do a top knot. Hair WAY up. And it being a little messy makes it cuter. It’s the 5 minute trick of tricks. I recommend it.

This recipe is inspired by my fake “I tried but didn’t” hair situation. These rolls are a hellavah lot more interesting than my hair…mainly because butter and carbs are involved.

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White Bean Kale Soup, French Onion Soup Style

Dinner, Soups

The weather has been kinda spastic in LA lately. It’s doing that thing where it’s cold in the shade and hot in the sun. I keep daydreaming about a hot bowl of soup with a big scoop of toasted coconut ice cream in the center. Ew.

My brain is confused. The cure: cheese and bread. Always.

In an attempt to keep up my healthy eating, I figured I needed to justify the cheese and bread thing and throw in a dose of wholesome; that’s where the white beans and kale come in.

This soup is like French Onion Soup’s lighter, more spring-like cousin.

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Bread Pudding Pancakes

Breakfast, Pancakes

I kinda wanted to make pancakes. And then I wanted to make bread pudding. And then I found a way to make both..in one. These pancakes are what dreams are made of. They taste like bread pudding and Christmas morning all in one bite. Amazing, right?

It all starts with cutting up some good white bread and soaking it in milk, vanilla extract and a little cinnamon. You can add some booze in there too, if you like. I think that’d a great idea. Maybe some bourbon? Maybe some rum? Maybe Grand Marnier? Shut up. Why didn’t I add this?!

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Mushroom Bruschetta

Appetizers, Snacks

You know that meditation part in a yoga class when you’re only supposed to concentrate on your breathing?

Yeah, I’m really bad at that part. I always get distracted and think about the randomest of things. Like really random stuff. A few days ago I thought about the following:

#1. Step-by-Step! Do you remember that show? All I can remember is that weird intro with the beach next to the roller coaster. Who thought that was a good idea?!

#2. How grateful I am that The Real Housewives of Atlanta is back on! I love how Nene pronounces the word “expensive.” It’s amazing.

#3. Umm…Sweet Potato Tater Tots! Yeah, I made ’em and failed. But don’t worry because I’m gonna make them work. Any tips? I’m open.

#4. And bruschetta…but with mushrooms instead of tomatoes. Tomatoes are SO last season. Literally.

Umm…do you wanna make Mushroom Bruschetta with me? Of course you do!

You’ll need mushrooms. I used a mix of cremini and white button mushrooms. You can use just white buttons ones if you want. It’ll still taste awesome.

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