Sippy Sips for Valentine’s Day

Happy Friday!!

I love a good beverage especially if its a signature drink. So whats Valentine’s Day without a good signature drink.  So sit back and enjoy as I share with you these tasty drink specials that will have swooning all night loong.

  1. Pink Vanilla Cotton Candy Valentine Mocktail

Pink Vanilla Cotton Candy Valentine Mocktail recipe from createcraftlove.com!

Source:http://www.createcraftlove.com/valentine-mocktail/

3. Love Potion Punch

Love Potion Punch - A magical potion that fizzes when you add the secret ingredient. Great for kids' Valentine's Day parties and science experiments! Oh yeah, AND it's delicious! See it in action on the blog!:

Source:http://bitzngiggles.com/love-potion-punch/

4. Strawberry Pomegranate Sangria

Strawberry Pomegranate Sangria Recipe-- this is so easy to throw together and it's dangerously good. Tastes like sparkling pomegranate strawberry juice!

Source:http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2014/12/19/strawberry-pomegranate-sangria/

5. Tickled Pink Martini

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Source:http://www.onewed.com/photos/show/Tickled-Pink-Valentines-Day-martini

6. Hugs & Kisses Martini

Have your Chocolate and Drink it Too with a Hugs & Kisses Martini for Valentine's Day! http://homeiswheretheboatis.net/ #ValentinesDay #chocolatemartini:

Source:http://homeiswheretheboatis.net/2014/02/12/hugs-kisses-martini-for-valentines-day/

7. Raspberry Champagne Float

Source:http://celebrationsathomeblog.com/raspberry-champagne-float/

8.  Lightened Up Pink Starburst Cocktail

Lightened Up Pink Starburst Cocktail - a health-conscious skinny drink that tastes just like a Pink Starburst - and lots of tips for keeping your drinks light

Source:http://happyfoodhealthylife.com/lightened-up-pink-starburst-cocktail/

9.Red Berry Kamikaze

Source:http://blogs.mydevstaging.com/blogs/delish-dish/2014/02/05/red-berry-kamikaze/

10. The Giggly Rose

The Giggly Rose

Source:http://drinkedin.net/cocktail-reviews/159613-the-giggly-rose.html

 

Well friends, I hope you enjoyed these delicious drinks. Let me know in the comment section which drink are you guys anticipating on making for Valentine’s Day!

 

Until next time,

Peace, Love and Fashion

Kat

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Happy Thursday Beautiful People!

How many of us like a good home cook meal. I know I do! How about on Valentine’s Day instead of going out into madness. You stay home and cook a significant meal for that someone special. I know I would enjoy that. If you would like to switch and cook a romantic meal for two then this post is for you. I went to my favorite website Pinterest and I found some amazing recipes that will make your taste buds fall in love with you all over again.

Appetizer 

Cheesy Baked Shrimp Scampi Dip

 

 

 

 

Source:http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a45929/cheesy-shrimp-scampi-dip-recipe/

2. Fig-Prosciutto Crostini

Fig-Prosciutto Crostini

Source:http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/fig-prosciutto-crostini-139045.aspx

3. Mozzarella Cheese Filled Hearts w/ Roasted Red Pepper Pesto

Hungry Happenings: Mozzarella Cheese Filled Hearts with Roasted Red Pepper Pesto:

Source:http://hungryhappenings.com/2013/02/Valentine-food-cheese-filled-hearts.html/

4. Garlic Herb Seared Scallops

Garlic Herb Seared Scallops - Easy scallops recipe with a cream sauce infused with garlic and herb. So good and restaurant-quality! | rasamalaysia.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source:http://rasamalaysia.com/seared-scallops-recipe/

Entrée

1.Duck Breast with Pomegranate Citrus Glaze

Sexy At Home Romantic Date Meals | Homemade Recipes http://homemaderecipes.com/course/desserts/24-amazing-first-date-dinner-recipes

Source:http://www.thekitchn.com/romantic-dinner-recipe-duck-breast-with-pomegranate-citrus-glaze-new-recipes-from-the-kitchn-183851

2. Crab Stuffed Whitefish

Crab Stuffed Whitefish / http://bamskitchen.com

Source:http://bamskitchen.com/dietary-restrictions/glutenfree/crab-stuffed-flounder/

3.Thai Baked Pineapple Fried Rice

Thai Baked Pineapple Fried Rice

Source:http://leelalicious.com/thai-baked-pineapple-fried-rice/

4. Honey Lime Chicken Skewers 

Source:http://kitchenmeetsgirl.com/honey-lime-chicken-skewers/

Dessert

1.Pink Champagne Velvet Layer Cake

Pink Champagne Velvet Layer Cake by WickedGoodKitchen.com ~ Moist, tender white cake reminiscent of its buttermilk cake cousin, Red Velvet Cake, our Champagne Velvet Layer Cake is made with a champagne reduction and a hint of almond and vanilla. It is iced with Pink Champagne Buttercream and filled with Strawberry-Raspberry Filling for a truly romantic dessert experience. Perfect for Valentine’s Day! | dessert recipe

Source:http://wickedgoodkitchen.com/pink-champagne-velvet-layer-cake/

2. Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies Recipe

Source:http://www.justataste.com/valentines-day-red-velvet-cheesecake-brownies-recipes/

3. White Chocolate Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake

White Chocolate Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake 3 from willcookforsmiles.com

Source:http://www.willcookforsmiles.com/2014/07/white-chocolate-raspberry-swirl-cheesecake.html

4. Strawberry Bliss

Source:http://makebakecelebrate.blogspot.com/2012/04/strawberry-bliss.html

 

Well folks, I hope you enjoyed this post and found helpful to enlighten your tastebuds.

Until next time,

Peace, Love and Fashion,

Kat

 

 

 

 

 

 

Super Bowl Party Food

Happy Thursday!!

The countdown officially begins. Its 3 days until Super Bowl 50th. I’m excited and I can’t wait to eat some good food.  That is why I decide that I was going to show you beautiful people some great recipes that will keep your guest talking about your menu all year long. So I decided to break down this post into 3 categories snacks, appetizers and dessert.  Let’s get into it!

Snacks

Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots

Source:http://damndelicious.net/2014/07/26/bacon-wrapped-tater-tot-bombs/

Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots

Slow-Cooker Buffalo Cheese Sausage Balls

Source:http://whitneybond.com/2014/12/10/slow-cooked-buffalo-cheesy-sausage-balls/

Slow-Cooker Buffalo Cheese Sausage Balls

Sriracha Steak Wrapped Jalapeño Skewers

Source:http://www.carlsbadcravings.com/chili-lime-nacho-mozzarella-sticks/

Sriracha Steak Wrapped Jalapeño Skewers

Chipotle Beer Shrimp Quesadillas

Source:http://www.howsweeteats.com/2013/07/chipotle-beer-shrimp-quesadillas-with-spicy-guac/

Chipotle Beer Shrimp Quesadillas

Appetizers

Taco Crescent Ring

Source:http://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/taco-crescent-ring/a52fade5-13ce-483a-b1d6-55c22aeb5c5a?utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest&utm_campaign=crescents&pp=0

Taco Crescent Ring

Cheeseburger Egg Rolls

Source:http://www.the36thavenue.com/cheeseburger-egg-rolls/

Easy Recipes - Cheeseburgers and Egg Rolls together are an AMAZING combination. These easy egg rolls are super easy to make and perfect for appetizers, snacks, or party food. PIN IT now and make it later! You are going to love this delicious quick recipe!

Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Apple BBQ Sauce and Apple Fennel Coleslaw

Source:http://www.rockrecipes.com/apple-barbecue-pulled-pork/

Apple Barbecue Pulled Pork

Baked Honey Lemon Glazed Wings

Source:http://www.rockrecipes.com/baked-honey-lemon-glazed-wings/

Baked Honey Lemon Glazed Wings

 Desserts

Inside Out S’mores Bars

Source:http://www.tablespoon.com/recipes/inside-out-smores-bars/1e8ad25d-fd80-43c4-aac6-7dba544bf1e9?utm_medium=ppc&utm_source=pinterest&utm_campaign=omp_social_omptbsp_tdevergreen&utm_content=fy16&esrc=17450&pp=0

Inside Out S'mores Bars

CHOCOLATE BEER AND PRETZEL CUPCAKES

Source:http://sweetteaandsavinggraceblog.com/2015/01/chocolate-beer-pretzel-cupcakes.html

Chocolate Beer & Pretzel Cupcakes | Sweet Tea & Saving Grace

Loaded Funfetti Dessert Nachos

Source:http://www.cupcakeproject.com/2015/01/loaded-funfetti-dessert-nachos.html

Funfetti Dessert Nachos

OREO Cookie Balls (Footballs)

Source:http://houseofyumm.com/oreo-cookie-ball-footballs/#_a5y_p=3209259

 

Well thats all folks for today!! I hope I inspired you guys with these recipes that I know will make your guest tastebuds sing. If you make any of these recipes, show me pictures or let me know in the comment section how your guest enjoyed this snacks, apps or desserts.

Until next time,

Peace, Love and Fashion

Kat

 

 

Summer Time Sweets

Whats Happening Beautiful People,

Summer has official reign in with her heat. I thought I’ll post some delicious frozen treats that will keep you cool and refresh during this summer inferno.  So lets get into it!!

1.   Pineapple Dole Whip (CopyCat)| Kirbie’s Cravings

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Recipe: http://kirbiecravings.com/2014/11/pineapple-dole-whip-copycat.html

2. Frozen Fruity Yogurt Bites| Eats Amazing

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Recipe: http://www.eatsamazing.co.uk/recipes-tutorials/cooking-children-frozen-fruity-yoghurt-bites

3. Strawberry Kiwi Ice Cream| The Slow Roasted Italian

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Recipe: http://www.theslowroasteditalian.com/2015/04/vitamin-c-ice-pops-recipe.html

4. Mocha Latte Ice Cream Bars| All Day I Dream About Food

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Recipe: http://alldayidreamaboutfood.com/2014/07/low-carb-mocha-latte-ice-cream-bars.html#_a5y_p=2110209

5. Fresh Fruit Pops| The Nerd’s Wife

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Recipe: http://thenerdswife.com/bare-necessities-fresh-fruit-pops.html

6. Frozen Yogurt Bark| My Fussy Eater

Summer Sips and Tips

Hey Lovely People Out There in Cyber World!!!

I hope you guys Fourth of July was splendid and fantastic! You ate hearty but healthy!  I wanted to come on here and share some fun summer drinks that you could serve at any summer party or gatherings especially since the summer parties are the best when comes to the food and drinks! So lets get into it!!

1Peach Lemonade| The Cookie Rookie

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Recipe:http://www.thecookierookie.com/peach-lemonade/

2. Frozen Coconut Limeade| Dessert Now Dinner LaterFrozen-Coconut-LimeadeRecipe:http://www.dessertnowdinnerlater.com/2013/06/frozen-coconut-limeade/

3. Blue Raspberry Lemonade Jello Slush| Bitzngiggles

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Recipe:http://bitzngiggles.com/2014/07/blue-raspberry-lemonade-jello-slush.html

4.  Strawberry Mango Coolers| Miss in the Kitchen

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Recipe:http://www.missinthekitchen.com/strawberry-mango-coolers/#_a5y_p=3452132

5. Strawberry-Kiwi Frozen Mojitos| Host The Toast

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Recipe:http://hostthetoast.com/strawberry-kiwi-frozen-mojitos/

6. Watermelon Mojitos| Call Me PMCWatermelon-Mojito-wm2Recipe: http://www.callmepmc.com/watermelon-mojito/

 7. Firecracker Cocktail| Budget Savvy Diva

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Recipe:http://www.budgetsavvydiva.com/2013/06/firecracker-cocktail-recipe/

Meal Prep Meal:Greek Salad

Hey Peeps,

Last week, my mom brought tons of salad. I was like what am I going to do with all that salad. Then, it came to me! I’m going to Greek Salad with a homemade Greek Salad Dressing. So I took to the internet. During my research, I found that the Greek Salad originated from Greece. The name  means rustic salad or summer salad.

The typical salad ingredients include
tomatoes, cucumbers,onion, 
feta cheese, and Kalamata olives. The salad is typically seasoned with salt and oregano, then dressed with olive oil. 

While on Pinterest and Google, I saw that there were many different variations of this salad. Some individuals added garbanzo bean, capers or even green bell peppers.

I posted the recipes down below the recipe that I followed. I hope you guys try it out and post a picture if you do because I would to see your Greek Salad creation.

Greek Salad Dressing
http://www.littlebroken.com/2015/02/28/greek-vinaigrette/

Greek Salad
http://damndelicious.net/2014/01/21/greek-salad/

My Greek Salad before it was devoured. It was yummy yummy in my tummy.:):):)

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My Greek Salad

5 Healthy Snack Ideas

I thought that I would share some healthy snacks ideas that I found on Pinterest. These snacks are super affordable, healthy and easy. Don’t be afraid to try them out and tell me what you think.

 Mason Jar Hummus and Veggies

You can find the recipe here:http://www.nuggetmarket.com/recipes/572/mason-jar-hummus-snack/

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Frozen Yogurt-Covered Blueberries

You can find the recipe here:http://www.familyfreshmeals.com/2013/05/frozen-yogurt-covered-blueberries.html

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 Cheese Cucumber Sandwiches

You can find the recipe here:http://mom.me/mix-it-up/2879-20-healthy-snacks/item/cheese-cucumbers/

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Healthy Five-Ingredient Granola Bar

You can find the recipe here: http://minimalistbaker.com/healthy-5-ingredient-granola-bars/

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Apple Sandwiches with Almond Butter and Granola

You can find the recipe here: http://www.garnishwithlemon.com/apple-sandwiches-with-almond-butter-and-granola/

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Restuarant Review: Piola

Last week Thursday, my cousin invited her sister and myself to hang out with her coworker and herself for Happy Hour Piola in Miami Beach. Piola is an Italian pizzeria that serves amazing authentic Italian dishes.

We decided to sit at the bar, My cousin and I got Strawberry Caipiroska and my other cousin got the same drink but a kiwi flavor. Strawberry and Kiwi was so good.  I had make my drink with less alcohol because it was so strong. The drinks during happy hour were extremely affordable. The drinks prices ranged from 6-8 dollars. We got three drinks and total came up to be $20.00.
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Now what I really enjoyed about the restaurant was that while we sat the bar, we were served appetizers. The appetizers were spicy pico de gallo with fresh pita bread, spicy pasta and deli roll that had corn, lettuce, deli meat and mayo type condiment. I almost forgot they served us a bruschetta as well. Everything was so good. However, the deli roll was my favorite because I don’t really eat spicy food.
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We also got to try Sgroppino Al Limone which is lemon gelato with vodka. It was really good. I didn’t even taste the alcohol and I liked that because my tolerance for alcohol is so low. If I can taste alcohol, I don’t like it. So when I felt I drinking melted ice cream, I was happy.
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The customer service was excellent and they had some cute Italian guys there that was a plus (lol). They also have a Ladies Night on Wednesday so ladies if you are in Miami Beach on Wednesday go check them out. Now on to my rating of Piola, I would gave them 5 belly full because of the customer service and the food was amazing. So if you are in the Broward/ Dade area go check Piola and tell me what you think.

Laterz xoxo

Kat

Resturant Review: Salsa Fiesta

My good friend brought me some food because I was seriously hangry. You guys can relate to me when we get to the point of being hangry; we can’t think or function and everything annoys us.  So my friend decided to bring me Salsa Fiesta. Salsa Fiesta is Mexican restaurant chain like Chipotle. They have the typical Mexican dishes like tacos, burritos, and taco bowls. However, unlike Chipotle they have tostones top with meat and toppings. Yummy!

Guys, I love a good burrito!  It makes my belly and taste buds dance especially if I’m really hungry. So I was dancing as I ate that burrito because it was so good. In my opinion, it was better than Chipotle. I know blasphemy but it’s true. The burrito was so flavorful and hearty. My friend got me the Classic burrito.  My burrito had rice, black beans, corn, pico de gallo, sour cream, lettuce and chicken. The chicken was so moist and filled with chicken.  I like that because Chipotle sometimes doesn’t always give you a lot of meat. But that was not the case with Salsa Fiesta; every bite had chicken in it.  So that was a point for them.

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The meal also came with tortilla chips and pico de gallo. Everything was so fresh and yummy.   I had so much food that I was able to save some for my dinner later that night.  My overall rating for Salsa Fiesta was 5 bellies full because my food tasted freshly made. It was flavorful and hearty. I love that their prices are very reasonable for a broke foodies like myself. If you have a Salsa Fiesta in your city, go check them out. You won’t regret it.

Laterz XOXOX

KAT

Resturant Review: Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar

I had the pleasure of going to Buffalo Wild Wings with my cousin. This was my first time dining at this sports bar. I always wanted to go because I heard individuals comment on how good their wings were and Wing Stop wings. I haven’t been to Wing Stop yet but stay tuned.

Buffalo Wild Wings (BBW) was founded in 1982 by Jim Debrow and Scott Lowry when Debrow was a judge for an amateur figure skating competition at Kent State University in 1980. The original name of the restaurant was Buffalo Wild Wings & Weck (BW-3). The last W in the abbreviation was created for the beef on wecksandwich.  In 1990, Buffalo Wild Wings & Weck began to operate as a franchise.  Buffalo Wild Wings is known to be an American casual dining restaurant and sports bar franchise. BBW’s has many different locations in the United States, Canada, México and Philippines.  BBW is known for their specialty chicken wings and sauces.

I went to BBW twice back to back. So I’ll speak about both experiences. The restaurant was filled with a couple of participants but they were able to seat us within a few minutes of being there. Our waitress was extremely nice and recommended that we try their fried pickles because she stated that they are known for having the best fried pickles. My cousin had their fried pickles before and she raved about how good they were. So I decided to try it. Now when our fried pickles came out the presentation was not what we expected. The pickles were not covered all over with the batter and were bit on the salty side.  So I really didn’t care for them to much.

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At BBW, there are other things to munch on other than wings like burgers, salads, etc. Now on the menu, there is a thermometer that ranks the sauces from sweet to spicy. They also list the different dry rub seasonings on the opposite side of the thermometer. I thought that this was helpful so that people who can’t have spicy food know where to look for options. The two sauces that I tried my first time were honey mustard and honey bbq. The honey mustard was really tart and dry. I didn’t like that one at all. I tried the honey bbq and it was pretty good. It was sweet yet it had a nice kick to it. My cousin and I tried the parmesan garlic and we didn’t really care for that one at all. It was really moist on the outside and salty.

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The second time I went to BBW, I went out with my cousins and close friends. One of my cousins tried the lemon pepper dry rub and she gave me one to try.  Omg guys, soooooo good!! When you bit into the chicken, you instantly taste the lemon and then the pepper sneaks up and karate chopped your taste buds. It amazing  combination.  I wanted to eat all her wings but she was not about to let that happen. My other cousin got the teriyaki chicken. It wasn’t good at all. The taste was not appeasing to my taste buds. I don’t like ginger and that is all I could taste. So that was a big “NO” for me.  My friend had the salt and vinegar wings. I thought it was decent. The waitress said it was like salt and vinegar chips but I don’t think so. It was very vinegary (if that is even a word.)

My overall experience was okay. The service was decent.  I enjoyed the two wing flavors (honey bbq and lemon pepper). If you go on Tuesday, they have a wing special of .69 per wing. Now you have to pay for the Bleu cheese and Ranch dressing. I would give BBW 3 belly full out of 5. If you have a BBW in your area you should go check them out and tell me about your experience and what were your favorite sauces.