Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Food Porn of The Week: Oreo Suprise Cupcakes

How is it possible to improve upon the perfection of an Oreo cookie?  Bake it into a cupcake that's how!
All you need is a box of yellow cake mix.  Follow the directions for cupcakes and right before you put them in the oven place an oreo cookie in the middle of each one.  You will have to push the cookie down until it is fully covered in the cake batter.  These are perfect with a nice tall glass of cold milk.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Essie's Fall 2010 Collection

Check out the new Essie Fall 2010 collection.  The collection will become available in September, which is only two days away.  Can you believe it?
{Little Brown Dress}
{Limited Addiction}
{Merino Cool}
{In Stitches}
{Sew Psyched}
{Velvet Voyeur}

There is also a Fall mini pack that includes Limited Addiction, Sew Pysched, Merino Cool, and Little Brown Dress.  I love Limited Addiction because it is the perfect shade of red, but I also want to give Sew Pysched a try.  It kind of reminds me of the new Chanel Khaki nail colors.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Ornate Ouchies

Cynthia Rowley has partnered up with Band-Aid for her very own line of fancy bandages.  These are so cute I think I may fake an injury just to rock some.  On another note one dollar from the sale of each tin will go to Design Ignites Change, an organization that engages high school and college students in design and architecture projects that address social issues in their own communities.

To purchase these click here.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Little Extras

I love wearing brooches especially in the colder months.  A brooch can add a touch of whimsy to any blazer, sweater, or coat just to name a few items.  If you really want to make a statement I suggest mixing it up with a few different ones at once.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Food Porn of The Week: Swiss Bacon Dip

This here dip my friends is a hit at every party I make it for/bring to.  I have been making it for years now.  It kind of tastes like a crust-less quiche.  You can serve it with veggies for a healthier alternative, but I always serve it with some toasted multigrain bread.  It's super yummy!
For the recipe click here.

Monday, August 23, 2010

The Gold Rush

Sparkly sequins and glittery lamé were splashed across the Fall 2010 runways.  Here are a few pieces to inspire your very own gold rush...

pics via NY Mag

Friday, August 20, 2010

Anchors Away

I bought these Chic Prints at Sephora.  They are by the makers of Minx.  They offer the same effect as Minx at a fraction of the price.  The instructions state that these are for a one time application which kind of turned me off, but I added some clear nail polish and this helped stretch out the wear time by a couple of more days. Applying these is like putting up wallpaper.  You have to be quick and precise.  I had a few minor mishaps, but by the time I was on my last two nails I was getting the hang of it.  I think I am going to buy another set for my next special occasion. 

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Food Porn of The Week: Papatzul's Baja Style Fish Taco Recipe

The friendly folks over at Papatzul were kind enough to share their recipe for Baja Style Fish Tacos with NY Mag.  Check it out...

Papatzul Tacos Baja
We use tilapia fillets, cut in four long pieces on the bias; one pound will make ten to twelve taquitos.

We use a beer batter made with Negra Modelo.
About 1 cup of Negra Modelo (drink the rest while you're preparing — hehehe) mixed with 2 ½ cups of all-purpose flour and ½ cup of water, salt, and pepper. The Batter must have the consistency of thick pancake batter, so adjust the flour accordingly and add enough salt that you are able to taste it.

1 ½ cup homemade mayonnaise
Juice of 1 orange and 2 limes
½ tablespoon orange zest
1 ½ teaspoon lime zest
1 chipotle en adobo pepper or 2 if you like it very spicy (a small can of Chipotle en Adobo La Morena, available in Whole Foods or most bodegas)

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth
Season with salt and pepper

½ Savoy cabbage sliced thinly in a mandolin
2 tomatoes small diced
½ red onion small diced
Juice of 2 limes
¼ cup olive oil

Heat enough vegetable oil in heavy medium-size stock pot; in the meantime, season the tilapia with salt and pepper, and coat with some all-purpose flour before adding them to the batter.

Once they are nicely battered, deep-fry the fillets until golden crispy (about eight to ten minutes). Combine all the ingredients for the slaw in a bowl; mix with the lime juice and the olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Do this at the last minute so the cabbage remains crunchy.

Warm your tortillas on a comal or a cast-iron pan, but keep them nice and soft. You can cut the fried fillets a little and start making your tacos by adding the fish on a tortilla with some of the mayo, and then top with the slaw and a little more mayo. For a perfect meal, enjoy your tacos with a Pacifico!

I am all over this recipe!  It's perfect for the last few days of summer.  I definitely plan on enjoying this with the left over Negra Modelo from the batter.  Yum!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Road Trippin'

Hey everyone!  Sorry that I've been MIA for the past couple of days.  Last week Chris and I took a little road trip to Virginia Beach and met up with my family.  Here are a few random shots I took... 

It was so nice to be away even if it was only for a few days. Now back to reality.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Funky Fall Tights

Ok, this is officially my very first fall post.  So, I decided to show you one of my favorite accessories for fall... tights!  Sorry I get so excited about these things.  Here are a few funky options I found...