April 2011

Traditional Italian Easter Pie

by Janelle 04.12.2011
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My favorite dessert for the Easter holiday has always been Italian Easter Pie. An Italian tradition, Easter Pie is made by mixing cooked rice with fresh ricotta, eggs, sugar and toasted pine nuts and wrapping the mixture in layers of crispy, buttery phyllo. Orange zest is added to take the ricotta and rice mixture to […]

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The All-in-one Summer Essential… Rompers are back

by Janelle 04.12.2011

Rompers have gotten a bad rap. There are so many hideous styles out there that it almost ruins it for the good ones. Lucky for you, I have included some of the cutest rompers available that I guarantee you will love. An easy alternative to a dress, rompers will help you beat the heat on […]

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Chic (Creme) Brulee French Toast

by Janelle 04.12.2011
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In honor of the Chic Brûlée, I had to blog about Crème Brûlée French Toast – a rich and satisfying dessert-like indulgence. My favorite recipe is from Gourmet Magazine and is so easy to prepare! The french toast can be prepared the night before and baked in the oven the next morning.

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Alice & Olivia’s Matilda Dress

by Janelle 04.11.2011

Flowy, feminine, and short – this might just be the perfect dress. The Alica & Olivia Bouquet print dress epitomizes everything I love about summer style. Throw this on with some strappy espadrilles and you are good to go. 100% silk. Beautiful! After the jump, check out this similar style seen on Taylor Swift, of […]

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Look Like an SI Model

by Janelle 04.10.2011

Ever wonder where the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit models get their fabulous bikinis? More often than not they are from smaller, internationally designed brands that you simply can’t find in a regular store. I just discovered one of these hot brands — Luli Fama. Born in Cuba and raised in Miami, Luli Fama grew up on […]

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Spicy Vegetable Chili

by Janelle 04.08.2011
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Get ready for a healthy twist on a favorite southern comfort food, chili. This recipe is full of nutritious vegetables and has a mix of spices that really packs a punch. Veggie chili is surprisingly easy to make and extremely satisfying. Serve over brown rice or cornbread and top with plain greek yogurt, avocado and […]

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Happy April Birthday Month!

by Janelle 04.01.2011

How could I resist this coincidence? Baked by Melissa, the adorable mini cupcake bakery that’s taken nyc by storm, announced the cupcake of the month as the “Birthday Cupcake” – and yes, I have an April birthday. So happy birthday to all the Tauruses out there!! More info on Baked by Melissa after the jump!

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