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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Inside-Out Chicken Pot Pie

Hi Guys!!! Since Chicago weather has been fluctuating from cold to warm, I figured why not share a quick and easy comfort food with all of  you that you can make in less than 15 minutes!!! It's inside-out chicken pot pie!!! I found this recipe on pinterest and on the back of a soup can and was very intrigued to try it!!! I have tried a recipe similar to this one and shared it on my blog awhile ago but it was using the crockpot and although it as delicious, this is much easier!!! It looked super delicious!!! The only extra ingredients I added to this was extra seasonings.

Ingredients: ***The serving size may vary depending on how many people you are serving***
  • 1 can of  pub-style chicken pot pie soup (Chunky Brand)
  • Crescent Rolls ( I used Pillsbury Crescent Rolls)
  • Sprinkle of salt
  • Sprinkle of pepper
  • Sprinkle of parsley
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Warm up your soup in a pot or the microwave
  3. Add in your seasonings or anything extra you would like to add
  4. Set up your cupcake pans ( I used cupcake liners because I didn't want to clean up the mess) and place your crescent rolls into your cupcake liners
  5. Spoon in your soup( fill half-way or almost to the top)
  6. Place into the oven and bake for 15-18 minutes or until your crescents are golden brown
*** Depending on how thick you would like your "gravy" for your chicken pot pie's, you can always make it thicker by adding a little flour and butter mixture also called a "rue" and it'll thicken the "gravy" right up.***






























https://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/chicken-pot-pie-crescent-cups/700fca5c-0ac6-45cb-aad8-ea5e74d58680?pp=1


Please feel free to comment, ask questions, or share recipes with me!!! I enjoy reading them!!! -Tessa

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Perfectly Roasted Sweet Potato Medallions

Hello fellow bloggers and readers!!! Thank you for stopping by my blog!!! Welcome!!! Take your time, stay awhile and enjoy!!!

For today's blog post, I decided to make perfectly roasted sweet potato medallions. These sweet potatoes melt in your mouth, that's just how perfect they are!!!

Ingredients:
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup of oil ( you can use any kind)
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • A pinch of nutmeg
Directions:
  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees
  2. Wash your sweet potatoes
  3. Cut your sweet potatoes into about 1 to 3 inches thick circles ( Leave the skin on, so that they are easier to pick up and eat)
  4. Mix together your oil, cinnamon and nutmeg together
  5. Place your sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and lightly brush your sweet potatoes with your oil mixture ( Both front and back of your potatoes.)
  6. Place your sweet potatoes in the oven for 30 minutes
  7. Bake until tender and then let cool
  8. Enjoy!


































http://thehealthymouse.com/perfect-roasted-sweet-potato-medallions/
Please feel free to comment, ask questions or share your recipes with me!!! I enjoy reading them!!!-Tessa
     

Friday, February 3, 2017

Overnight Oatmeal


 Hello fellow bloggers and readers!!! Thank you for stopping by my blog!!! Welcome!!! Take your time, stay awhile and enjoy!!!

Today's blogpost is probably one of my favorite recipes that I will be sharing with all of you!!! It's easy, healthy and delicious!!! For my overnight oatmeal I used peach yogurt,honey,bananas, peaches,blueberries and raspberries.

Overnight Oatmeal





















This base works for any overnight oatmeal
Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup of old-Fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1/4 cup of yogurt, any flavor it does not matter
  • Lastly condiments- Honey, Fruit, Syrup, Sugar, etc.
***You will also need a jar to set your overnight oatmeal up in.***
Directions:
  1. Start off with your base, which is 1/2 cup of old-fashioned oats
  2. Add in your 1/2 cup of milk and 1/4 cup of yogurt
  3. STIR!!! ( This part is optional, I didn't but it would probably help the oats to ensure they get full maximum coverage of the liquids in your mixture.)
  4. Add in your condiments
  5. Put the lid on your jar and put into the fridge for 8 hours or overnight
  6. Enjoy! ( You can eat it cold or warm it up)


Please feel free to comment, ask questions, and share your recipes with me!!! I enjoy reading them!!!-Tessa

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

January Ipsy Showcase

Hello fellow readers and bloggers, since January is upon us, it's time for another Ipsy showcase!!! New month, new Ipsy bag!!! From the get go I was super excited about this bag's design and theme!!! It's very my style and I couldn't be more happy about the products that I received this month!!! Let's dive right into it, shall we!!!


The theme for this month's bag is: Metropolis




















The bag design for this month in my opinion, is simple but sophisticated and will for sure help you slay the day wherever you may be!!!
















The first product that I received was the Star Crushed Minerals Metallic Eyeshadow in the shade "aged to perfection champagne." This shade is gorgeous!!! It has the perfect amount of shimmer to make your eyelids shine!!! It's perfect for an everyday look and it's also works well for a simple but gorgeous evening look!!! I would definitely recommend this product especially to ladies who like neutral shades with a little shimmer!!! My favorite way to apply this eyeshadow is to apply it with a damp eyeshadow brush, it brings out the metallic hues in it. Buy it here:http://www.starcrushedminerals.com/aged-to-perfection-champagne/ 
















The next product that I received was the C405 Contour Blush Brush by Crown Brush. This brush is perfect for applying blush, highlight and contour and one of the benefits of this brush is that it is made with natural goat hair fibers which feels incredibly soft against your skin! I would definitely recommend this brush to you all. Buy it here: 
https://www.crownbrush.com/studio-pro-series/c405-contour-blush  
















The next product that I received was the "Bahama Mama" bronzer by theBalm Cosmetics. One of the benefits of this product is that since it's matte, it can be used as contour, eyeshadow, and to fill in your eyebrows. I love the way that this product looks on my skin!!! It applies nicely and it's the shade is just right for my skin. I was afraid it was going to be too dark on my skin but it's just the perfect shade for my skin actually!!! Buy it here: https://thebalm.com/collections/face/products/bahama-mama-681619700279?variant=16601755014
















The next product that I received was the Jelly Pong Pong Coffee + Coconut Lip Scrub. This lip scrub smells AMAZING!!! What a perfect combination of scents!!! It's like a cup of coffee and a Pina colada had a baby and named it coffeenut!!! Not only does it smell amazing but it works really well!!! By just applying a little bit of this to your lips, it gets rid of any flakes or dead skin and it leaves your lips soft, silky and ready for lipstick!!! I love this lip scrub!!! Buy it here:http://jellypongpong.com/lips/56-coffee-coconut-lip-scrub.html


















The next product that I received was the Ciate London GELOLOGY Top Coat. The first thing I have to say about this product is that the bottle is REALLY COOL!!! It comes in a metallic bottle/reflective bottle. I was not expecting for it to be packaged like it was but I am SO glad that it is!!! As for the brand, I am not the biggest fan of it however, it is a different formula so I am willing to give it another shot!!! It applies nicely and it dries fast. It leaves a shine that could be seen from miles away!!! I would give this product a thumbs up!!! Buy it here: http://us.ciatelondon.com/products/gelology-top-coat



















The last product that I received was the LUXIE rose gold 227 blending brush. This brush is gorgeous!!! I love the rose gold color!!! I like the style of this brush since I do not have as many blending brushes in my makeup brush collection. Definitely a must-buy item!!! I love it!!! Buy it here:https://www.luxiebeauty.com/luxie-rose-gold-tapered-blending-eye-brush-205/















Please feel free to comment, ask questions or share your thoughts on these products!!! I enjoy reading them!!!-Tessa



Sunday, January 22, 2017

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Hello fellow readers and bloggers, welcome to my blog 365 Days!!! It's a pleasure to have you!!! Thank you for taking the time to come and stop by my blog!!! Please stay awhile and enjoy!

My inspiration behind today's recipe that I will be sharing with you today.... Last weekend, my family and I went to a dinner party at a close family friends house and besides having a good old-time with family and friends, our tummies were filled with delicious to die for food!!! We had these tender, juicy filet mignon's cooked perfectly with this delicious garlic-parsley au-jus!!! Is your mouth water yet? Mine is!!! Then came the mashed potatoes and OMG WERE THEY GOOD!!! So for today's recipe, it is inspired by our weekend dinner party!!! Enjoy!!!


Garlic Mashed Potatoes:


Ingredients: The amount of your ingredients will vary depending on the amount of people you are serving.
  • 2 Potatoes, chopped
  • Butter
  • Garlic powder or fresh garlic either is fine
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Milk
  • Water
Directions:
  1. Start by peeling, washing and chopping your potatoes ( you want to make sure that your chopped potatoes are equal sized so that they cook evenly)
  2. Fill your pot with water and bring to the boil using medium to high heat
  3. Add in your chopped potatoes and boil until soft and tender ( you should be able to stick a fork into your potatoes and they should break apart.)
  4. When your potatoes are done boiling, drain your water and start mashing the potatoes
  5. Add in your milk and butter and mix ( you can hand mix your potatoes or you can use a mixer, it just depends on your preferences.) I used my mixer for this part since I wanted to make my potatoes smooth.
  6. Add in your seasonings which is your salt, pepper, and garlic powder or fresh garlic
  7. Taste your potatoes and see what your missing ( This part is basically your preferences)
  8. Enjoy!
*** Since, we want that garlic flavor to stand out, I wouldn't use too much pepper or salt; just enough to season it***
























Please feel free to comment, ask questions, or share your recipes with me!!! I enjoy reading them!!! -Tessa

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Pulled BBQ Chicken

Hi Guys!!! Have you ever just wished you could bring a little bit of summer into the winter month's? Especially when it's frigid and snowy and all you want is warmth and sun!!! Well this recipe does just that-It brings summer into those frigid winter months and create a flavorful meal for the whole entire family to enjoy!!! It's also super easy, convenient and delicious!!! Pulled BBQ Chicken... UM, YES PLEASE!!!

Here's how to make it:

Ingredients: ( The ingredient amounts will vary depending on your serving size)
  • 2 or 3 chicken breasts or any type of chicken will also work
  • Dry rub or seasoning
  • BBQ sauce

Directions:
  1. Start by adding the dry rub or seasoning to your chicken ( I used season salt)
  2. Then, cook your chicken until tender ( you can cook your chicken anyway you would like, I cooked mine on the stove top.)
  3. When your chicken is cooked, shred with 2 forks and add in your barbeque sauce
  4. Mix all together
  5. Enjoy!














Please feel free to comment, ask questions or share your recipes with me!!! I enjoy reading them!!!- Tessa


Sunday, January 15, 2017

Thin Crust Pizza Dough

Hello fellow readers and bloggers, welcome to my blog 365 Days!!! It's a pleasure to have you!!! Thank you for taking the time to come and stop by my blog!!! Please stay awhile and enjoy!

A little background about today's recipe: Friday's pizza night in our household and one type of pizza that I have had such a taste for is thin crust pizza!!! Don't get me wrong I LOVE deep-dish pizza, especially being from Chicago!!! Deep-dish pizza is a staple in Chicago!!! However, lately I have had a taste for a thin crust and so I went searching for a recipe on pinterest for an easy thin crust pizza dough and I found one!!! What better way to spend pizza Friday than making your own pizza!!! There's something about making your own pizza that's so much fun!!!

Here's how to make it:

Ingredients: This dough makes 4 10-12" inch thin pizzas
  • 3 cups of flour + little extra if the dough seems too sticky
  • 1 Tbsp. yeast
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • I Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 2 teaspoon of salt
  • 9 fl. oz of warm water or 1 1/2 cups of warm water
Directions: ( You can mix the dough by hand or in the kitchen-aid)
  1. Add in flour and make a well for the rest of the ingredients ( Like in the photo down below)
  2. Add in yeast, sugar, salt, olive oil, and warm water
  3. Mix until it forms a smooth ball of dough
  4. Place the dough into a slightly oiled bowl and set in a warm place for 30 minutes or until the dough has doubled
  5. Divide dough into 4 dough balls
  6. Add toppings and bake
  7. Enjoy!






































Please feel free to comment, ask questions or share your recipes with me!!! I enjoy reading them!!! -Tessa

http://www.simplyfrugal.ca/easy-thin-crust-pizza-dough-recipe/?utm_content=buffer56d6d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_campaign=buffer#_a5y_p=1518994




Saturday, January 7, 2017

Strawberry Buttercream

Hi Guys!!! For those of you that don't know this about me... I am a baker! I love to bake and see people smile when they eat my treats!!! That has always been my goal in life is to make people smile and I am continuously "baking the world a better place" one treat at a time! So, for today's blog post I thought I would share a quick,easy and delicious recipe with you all on Strawberry Buttercream!!!

I got this recipe off of pinterest from a fellow blogger who's link I will post below and let me tell you about this buttercream... not only was it sweet and delicious but it also had that fresh taste to it which I love so much!!! It tastes like strawberries and cream!!! It's only 3 ingredients and it's so easy to make!!!

Here's how you make it:

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup strawberries, finely chopped
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  •  1 stick of butter, room temperature
Directions:
  1. Cream your butter
  2. Add in your strawberries
  3. Add in your powdered sugar
  4. Mix together until smooth and fluffy
  5. Enjoy!
*** You can either add in more strawberries to make it thinner or more powdered sugar to make it thicker.***
***Also, make sure your butter is at room temperature otherwise it will separate.***

The only thing I would change about this recipe, is I might add strawberry extract next time to give it a stronger strawberry taste but other than that it tastes amazing!!!





















 http://www.lovebakesgoodcakes.com/2015/06/strawberry-buttercream-frosting.html

Feel free to comment. ask questions or share your recipes with me!!! I enjoy reading them!!! -Tessa