Sunday, February 26, 2012
This morning I wanted to whip up something special for my sweet husband so I made a simple quick Coffee Cake! It was DELICIOUS!!! I could have eaten the whole pan! Such a great recipe and perfect for breakfast or a brunch. See the recipe HERE.
Two things I altered to make it my own was:
-Add 1/3 cup of 0% Greek Yogurt to the batter. (Sour Cream would work fine too!) I wanted to make sure it was moist and add some yummy protein as well.
-Also, I layered the batter and topping. I put a layer of batter in the pan, then sprinkled a tablespoon or two worth of the streusel topping. Then added on the final layer of batter, then finished by topping the whole cake with the remainder of the streusel topping.
Don't forget your cup of Joe to go with it! :)
Have a Sunny Sunday! :-)
Sunday, February 19, 2012
I love just about anything orange or orange flavored and I found this recipe a while back for amazing fresh orange muffins. The coolest thing about this recipe? It requires the use of a WHOLE orange. Peel and all and it delivers the best, most, flavorful orange muffins ever!!!! Find the recipe here at Food.com. I don't change anything with this recipe other than what size I make as it is simply perfect as is. It makes wonderful regular sized muffins but also spectacular large muffins. I divide the batter evenly among Ramekins and bake a little longer until done to the toothpick test. Enjoy for breakfast or even as a dessert! :) Yummy in my tummy!
I'm hungry now! Bye!
Winter can take such a toll on our skin and hair, especially for those of us who live in very cold, dry climates. Don't fret my cold weather beauties, I have come up with a great budget friendly beauty plan to battle those blistery winds and crackly limbs this winter season!!
Eucerin - Daily Replenishing Lotion. This formula is the best for over all moisture for arms, legs, feet, and don't forget your back side! Its non-greasy, absorbs quickly and spreads oooh so smoothly. It's fragrance free and non-irritating! Find it at any local drugstore $8.
Pantene Pro-V Restore Beautiful Lengths Replenishing Mask. I love using this mask once every 1 to 2 weeks. Its not a heavy formula but it will add moisture, shine, and replenish your locks to their fullest while building strength in each strand! Wal-mart $5! Bargain!!
Aveeno Active Naturals - Smart Essentials - Nighttime Moisture Infusion. I use this moisture locking cream at nighttime all over my face and neck and a little pinch goes a long ways. Its lighter than most creams I've tried and absorbs quickly. Its non-greasy and I never breakout from it. It smells heavenly and gives your face a good nights rest to wake up refreshed and replenished! Drug store find or Ulta for $16.
C.O. Bigelow - Rose Salve. I SWEAR by this stuff. I use it daily!! It will make your lips soft and supple. Another great thing about this little tin of magic is you can apply it to any of those stubborn dry areas such as elbows, knees, cuticles, etc! This is a must buy! Bath and Body Works $5.50.
First Aid Benefit (F-A-B) - Ultra Repair Cream. I bought the travel size formula and I keep it right by the kitchen sink. Its a thicker cream but it is the only one that will do the trick on my hands and last! No parabens, harsh chemicals or colorants. Safe for sensitive skin! Sephora $12.
Head to Toe
Evian Mineral Spray - Moisturizer. I adore and use this product year round and ALL over my body; Face, Legs, Arms, Hands, Shoulders, even my Hair! This magnificent spray gives you that uplifted quick moisture boost you need and you are out the door. I love to spritz it on my face even after I've applied all my make up and if I ever get those stubborn fly-aways, I spritz it on my hair and away they go! What better way to moisturize than with mineral water! Ulta $11. Also available in small travel size bottle! I keep both sizes in my house.
**Don't forget to be drinking at least 1/2 your body's weight in ounces of WATER per day!!
150lbs = 75ounces of water PER DAY! Yes, per day! Your body will thank you for it. Trust me!
Relieve, Protect, and Replenish. Happy Winter! :)