14 Healthy and Delicious Ways to Cook With Pumpkin Seeds — StyleCaster

I am so in love with pumpkin seeds especially this time of year. Here are the yummiest recipes I have ever seen. I can’t wait to buy the ingredients and get started. Cause you know I love to cook and do makeup.

Enjoy~

It’s been a minute since I’ve carved a pumpkin, if I’m being honest. Living in a small New York City apartment, it just wasn’t something I’d thought to do every year. 236 more words

via 14 Healthy and Delicious Ways to Cook With Pumpkin Seeds — StyleCaster

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Quiche Me Quick!

photo QUICHE

GOOD DAY DARLINGS!

I mentioned when I started this blog I like to cook and makeup and I wanted to share a few recipes from time to time with you. Some beauty and some food!

The hurricane got in our way so we couldn’t getaway out of town like we planned.So I got in the kitchen and got to cooking. I just made a few quiche while giving myself a Greek Yogurt and organic honey face mask. The QUICHE turned out yummy and awesome don’t you agree?

Do you like to collect recipes an recipe books? Or COOK and prepare the recipes?

My sweet and savory husband thinks I like to kiss more than I cook. He can’t believe how many recipe books I collect but he thinks they collect dust instead of getting read you see. I disagree. Look at this cheesy luscious quiche! It is made with brie,scallions,cherry tomatoes,Swiss cheese and a vat of butter.(only kidding)

I’d love to hear from you too and hear about any recipes  you’d like to share with me too. My schedule is hectic, days are long and sometimes I am way too tired to cook.

But as I mentioned I do love to cook as much as I love to make up my face and paint my pout!

Recipe for Awesome Bites!

One of my friends Danette known as the Dessert Diva shared this yummy recipe with me! She is on the Chat TV talk show like me.www.firstcoastnews.com.

You know how I love to cook and makeup!

Here is her recipe for a hard to believe good for you and FIBER rich treat. Danette on The Chat photo

Energy and fiber your body needs!

1 1/4 cups raw almonds
1 /14 cups dates (pitted)
1 Tbsp  honey ( maybe a bit more)
Pinch of salt

Grind almonds and dates in food processor until fine ( a little coarse is ok, too) add honey and salt. Process until well combined. ..it should be sticky enough to form a ball. Press down in a 8×8 pan lined with foil. Make sure to press down hard, so it really holds together. Let sit approx 1 hour. Pull foil out of pan, and cut into squares.

If it needs more honey to stick together, that is fine. You could use more dates in beginning if you like.

So easy and it tasted SO DELICIOUS!

I can’t wait to go shop for the ingredients and whip up these squares for myself when I travel and serve to my clients too. Enjoy!

Friday Night Beauty

BANANA Photo

I love bananas and the more unattractive the better!
Just like people …please don’t judge a book or banana by it’s cover.You never know what you will find.

I love to snack on them!
Whip up fresh muffins with these mushy flavorful delights.
Rub elbows and knees with them.
Make hydrating hair masks with bananas!

Here is a skin moisturizing face mask for YOU try this fall. It is fresh,fast and easy to make!
My southern hunk husband loves it too!

I’m Bananas D.I.Y. Face mask

1 tablespoon of honey
1 over ripe banana
1 ripe avocado

*Add a dash of lemon juice so the avocados don’t turn.But it is not necessary.
Mash all of the above and give your skin some LOVE!

Apply it to your face and neck. Skip the eye area but you can apply mask to the lips.

Honey makes it all stick together and helps hold in moisture. The beautiful banana can both hydrate and gently tighten the skin.
Avocados are rich in goodness and hydrating bliss.

Got any left over??? EAT it.

I love to cook,play in my kitchen and do makeup.

What do you do with fresh bananas?
Share a recipe with me.Post a comment. I would LOVE to hear from you.

SMOOTH SMOOTHIE…my happy hour on a hot day!

I love to cook and MAKEUP! I also love to whip up unexpected delicious fun in my kitchen.

1 banana
1 cup of plain Chobani yogurt
1 cup of strawberries
1/4 cup of coconut milk
ice cubes

Mix all of the above in a blender and enjoy the healthy beautiful benefits. This smoothie is not only good for your skin but great for your digestive track.If your tummy is happy the rest of you is happy. Enjoy dahlings! GREAT for your sweetie and family too.

* OOPS!I love it so much I just downed one COLD one so fast as it is a HOT day in sunny Florida today!
I’ll post photo when I make another one.

Eva Longoria’s …go to yummy Chunky Guacamole!

The Golden Globes are on tonight and I’m getting ready for a yummy star studded night. Champagne spritzers with cranberry juice and who knows what else I’ll whip up.
You know I LOVEEEEEEEE makeup AND I also love to cook!!!

I found this recipe in one of my fave’ magazines…Self magazine.The recipe is Eva’s she shared with the magazine. Source:Eva’s Kitchen (book)

6 ripe avocados,diced
4 medium tomatoes,diced
1 large white onion,finely chopped
1 medium serrano pepper,finely chopped
1/2 cup of fresh chopped cilantro
1/2 cup of fresh lemon juice
2 tsp kosher salt

Combine all ingredients in a bowl. I love to make my own whole wheat Pita bread chips. I tear the bread apart in rustic pieces,spray with a mist of olive oil and toast in the oven until a touch of golden around the edges.

Celebrities are pampered,primped,juicing,accupunctured,have FIRMING facials,mani & pedicured,massaged and treating like QUEENS to get them rested looking and ready. They wake up just like me and you.
Can’t wait to see the Celebrities makeup,accessories,fashions and hair.Can you?

Talk back to me and let me know your fave’ looks.

Recipes for Fall …from the cooking stage!

sws 2013

What a great guest speaking engagement… days of pure GIRL Power and all things pretty and FUN bliss!

I loved guest speaking on the Celebrity Cooking Stage at the Southern Women’s Show. WOW ….it feels so good to be loved,liked,watched and hugged from the audience.

Here are some recipes that I featured on the cooking stage I know you too will love to do.

D.I.Y. Cheap & Chic Entertaining Ideas for the next few Holidays!

Potpourri from your Stove Top

To make your home smell AMAZING! I love the way my guests comment on how yummy my house smells. The aroma is so festive for all winter holidays.

Cinnamon sticks 4 sticks
Allspice a tablesppon
Whole cloves 4 pcs
Star Anise 1 piece
Lemon peel (optional)
Orange peel (optional)

I like to add a dash of few pieces of all the above Place in water in sauce pan and cook on low.
Your guests will love the fragrant aroma your kitchen will be infused with. Cheap, chic and easy entertaining.

Yummy Thanksgiving or Christmas Punch

This punch LOOKS gorgeous and tastes delicious~

1 8 oz. container of Tang Breakfast drink
2 bottles of gingerale1 1/4 cup of pineapple juice…add ice cubes.
Mix all of these into a pretty punch bowl or large clear pitcher.
Garnish with yummy mint leaves or orange slices.

Add ice… My ice cubes are special. They are in the shape of adorable mini LIPS!Don’t you LOVE it?I love to cook and do makeup!

Special Thanks to photographer Michael Straley of Straley Photography for a FUN photo of me in action. http://www.straleyphotography.com

NOTE: MY cooking apron reads the GHOSTESS with the Mostest. I made a HALLOWEEN punch stay tuned for that delighful and cool recipe your TRICK Or Treat party must have!

Doing good always feels good!

photo chef TASTING Salvation Army Celebrity Chef Tasting Luncheon in Jacksonville Florida was a delicious success.It happens just once a year! Happy to be a part of the other celebrity chefs.

I love to cook as much as I love makeup! I made and served Asian sweet potatoes! YUM…don’t you want some?

Thank you for all who came~

Day 15 to more beautiful skin!

peaches
There are so many lotions and beauty potions out there. But there is NOTHING like doing an at home treatment from the kitchen. Not only are you what you eat. YOU also are what you put on your face!

I love to whip up my own beauty potions…those of you who read my blog know I love to eat, cook,makeup and entertain. So, here is a fresh beauty concoction to try and enjoy! My friends who are of Asian descent recommend this and their skin looks amazing.

Peaches & Cream Face Mask

1/2 ripe peach
1 tsp.honey
1 to 2 tablespoons of crushed almonds

High in beautiful nutrients…the peach can NATURALLY exfoliate and smooth skin gently. They also have properties that lighten sun spots.Peel the peach and mash. Grind or crush the almonds in a coffee grinder.I have one just for beauty recipes. Add honey and make a nice mask out of this.I apply this to face and neck.
Leave on fifteen minutes.Rinse well.Look in the mirror and glance at the new texture and feel of your skin.
Moisturizer to follow.
You will be tempted to eat this mask…but enjoy it ON your face~

Warm and oh so cozy …Spiced Wine

I love to entertain, kiss and cook! This week and or weekend why not whip up this recipe for a warm wine brew?

1 Liter of red wine

A little bit under a  1/2 cup of sugar

4 cloves

2 cinnamon sticks

1 teaspoon of organic honey

Warm all of the above on the stove top. Bring to a bit of a boil, strain  and pour in mugs.

I first tasted this in my travels to Italy…in cool or cold weather or when I entertain this is one of my warm and cozy recipes. Another version can be to add a dash of nutmeg and some lemon or orange peel. Either recipe it is delicious.

It’s a wonderful life! SIP!