Three Ingredient Spicy Crockpot Dip

This is an extremely easy, delicious recipe that makes a ton of dip. I got this from one of my best friends here at school with me when we were putting together our super bowl party this past February. This recipe is definitely meant for a large group.  We had about 9 people and there was still a ton left over.  It was a huge crowd pleaser and made my side of the hall smell fantastic for hours.

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Pancakes in a Mug

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I personally don’t understand how so many people are able to skip breakfast and function normally for the first half of the day. Ever since I was in high school, breakfast has been a necessary start to my day. If I don’t eat something before I leave for my classes, my morning feels thrown off and my stomach is loud as hell until I eat lunch.

Breakfasts and desserts always end up being the best “in a mug” recipes for me. One Sunday morning, I was trying to decide if I was willing to get my pans dirty and clean up the mess from a round of pancakes. My laziness won and I ended up just heating the batter in the microwave to see if the results were edible. A great idea was born that day. Continue reading

When You Realize Mom was Right…

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My mom and dad with me as a baby

Now that I am about to turn 21, I am able to look back on my childhood and see it through the eyes of an adult. Instead of seeing the indestructible, always right, totally-with-it me, I now can see what a stereotypical kid I was. To make it worse, I was stubborn as all hell so when I was told to do something, I fought tooth and nail. Nowadays, I catch myself more often in everyday situations saying “Wow, mom really was right…” Whether or not you choose to admit it to your mom is up to you, but you can’t deny that we all have these moments. It happened to me today when I was doing my makeup, which inspired this little post.

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Making Recipies Vegan Friendly

I like to think of myself as a vegan wannabe. Although I am not vegan (or even vegetarian for that matter) I try to make my food vegan friendly as often as possible. If there is no actual meat in a recipe, substituting out the other animal products can make your food significantly healthier. Using less butter, less sugar, and less processed foods, I challenge myself to take my recipes to the next level without losing out on flavor. Doing this is actually much easier than you would expect once you have the basic substitutions down. It is all a matter of tweaking your recipes to your tastes

My most commonly used vegan substitutions:

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Zebra Coconut Crunch Fudge

Who doesn’t love fudge? Fudge is one of those easy to make desserts that is always well received. There are so many different variations of flavors and add-ins that anyone can find a combination that works for them. If you want to get a little fancier with it, layering flavors and textures like with this recipe can bring your dish to the next level.

This white/milk chocolate mix is super rich and extremely satisfying for anyone with a sweet tooth. Made in a microwave, this dessert is super easy to throw together whether you are working in a regular kitchen, or are shot callin in your dorm.

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Product Review: Wen Haircare Shampoo and Conditioner

If you are like my mom and watch infomercials or QVC on the regular, you have probably seen the commercials for the Wen hair care system. For those of you that haven’t, Wen is a relatively new kind of shampoo that has no harsh chemicals and is made from all natural ingredients. As a result, the shampoo doesn’t lather, but is a cream that you massage into your hair to clean it. Shampoo lathers as a result of the foaming agents added to them such as cocamide DEA, and other chemicals such as sodium lauryl sulfate or ammonium lauryl sulfate.

Other than the models with the stunning picture perfect hair demonstrating this product, the other most notable part of the commercial is the price tag. $30 for a small bottle of shampoo, to be exact.

Through a lucky series of events, my mom and I were able to get our hands on three free bottles of the shampoo and a big container of the intensive hair treatment (kind of like a deep conditioner mask.)

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Valentine’s Day New York Strip Steak Dinner

Love it or hate it, Valentine’s day is a good excuse to have some good food, eat a ton of chocolate, and enjoy the company of your friends and loved ones. Even if you’re single, you and your friends can always go out for dinner together and then treat yourselves the following day to all the half priced candy. This option is just as good as a date if you ask me.

If you do have a date, there are too main options for dinner: buy it or make it. While both are enjoyable, I have always liked the experience of interacting with your date and making the meal together. Plus, it has the added bonus of being about half the price of going out to a steakhouse. Keeping it classic, this year we made a steak and asparagus dinner.

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