Sliders!

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I love makeup but I also love to cook. Let’s celebrate every single day in our own way! Missing going to our fave Mexican eatery I had a craving for something. So I am making Margaritas and a crisp cold salad and this recipe. I am watching my calories since the pandemic has me filling all of my cravings for food and sweets. It is tough isn’t it?

Here is a recipe I enjoy for healthy Mexican sliders.

1 lb of ground turkey

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp black pepper

1tbsp chili powder

1 avocado mashed

8 tomato slices

4 reduced fat pepper jack cheese

Prepare in a medium bowl,mix together turkey,chili powder,garlic powder,and black pepper. Divide your turkey into 8 different portions to make a slider shape into a patty.

Place patty in frying pan. cook well for at least 3 to 5 minutes

Place burger on a bun and top with 2 tsp avocado, 1 tomato slice and 1/2 a cheese slice. OR switch it up and create your own version to suit your taste!

Life is delicious!

ENJOY!

 

 

Yummy Bites for Your Valentine!

Or for yourself and your Valentine too. You don’t need one to enjoy this yumminess!

Sweet and Sexy Asian Meatballs

1 package (12 oz.) of  Italian meatballs (fully cooked) Or you can make them from scratch!

1/2 cup of Asian hoisin sauce

4 tsp. brown sugar

2 tablespoons of rice wine vinegar

1 tsp of Sriracha hot chili sauce

1 clove of fresh garlic minced

1/2  tsp. of ground ginger

At the end before serving add sliced green onions and a sprinkle of sesame seeds to garnish.

In a saucepan add all of the above ingredients but not the meatballs. Warm up the ingredients and keep stirring.

Next, add the meatballs,stir, cover and cook. Prepare on medium high heat until done.

I like to serve over Jasmine rice. Your house will smell divine! And serve with delicious aromatic jasmine tea 🍵 .

Add a dash of something naughty and sweet and some Prosecco and you are all set!

As I always say I love to COOK and entertain for one or for a crowd.

Enjoy these yummy bites!

Happy Valentines Day!

PS

 

 

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Travel and Explore!

I just spent an amazing time in Arizona! One of my stays was at the JW Marriott Star ⭐️ Pass Resort & Spa. It is an amazzzing place! And the spa was beautiful too. 

It was so refreshing to be back to Arizona again! The history and the food with a bit of heat 🔥 some things more spicy 🌶 than others. It is an awesome place to visit.

The highlights from my trip were visiting the city of De Tubac where arts and history and foodies are alive and kicking. I happened to be there when they had a festival going on. So many creatives in one place!

My fav’ place to eat was at Elvira’s. So delicious and the wait staff was awesome. The restaurant was Eye 👁 candy in itself. All the color from the moment you arrive. The art 🖼 and even using the powder room was a religious experience.

Connected to this place is a fabulous decor & gift shop! From angels, to hearts to art to glassware. I found a hand blown heart ❤️ piece I had to have. I’m going to place it in a gold ribbon and hang it from one of my chandeliers. I used to buy mugs, pot holders and tea towels when visiting places. Now when I travel I got smarter! I buy things that make me 😊 happy and that decor adorns my home or office. A daily reminder of my wonderful trips!

Also in this town there was a fabulous kitchen store Tumacookery I could have shopped there ALL day. If you’re a foodie or chef. What a fabulous and fun place!

Everywhere you travel 🌵 cactus of all kinds follow you. And they have skin care and cocktails 🍹 and other edible cacti treats too! The weather was amazing! 🌞

The people were charming and the sunsets were breathtaking! As I always say…explore beyond your door. Life is even more wonderful if you just get out the door and travel.

Have you ever been? Share with me.

The Southern Women’s Show…you gotta go~

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If you’re looking for girl fun or mom and daughter time and want to explore NEW things…this show is for you!

If you want to learn some awesome recipes and get in on some tasting too. This show is for you.

If BLING is your thing…they’ve got it!

If you LOVE to celebrate the beauty of cooler fall…and some pretty things to your home decor too. This is a must fun event for the ladies.But some guys come too.

If you want to get healthier they have some educational and fun booths for you.

If you want to get a makeover they have makeup artist from department stores waiting for you.

Want a new perfume? They’ve got that too!

If you want to see THE HOTTEST,LATEST kitchen GADGET or yummy find that’s sweeping the country get your ticket now.

If you just want to browse or shop your flip-flops or sneakers off…please do!

I have guest spoke for this show for years in Jacksonville and across the country and the wise and chic woman who started it knew exactly what we wanted! Thanks Joan!!!

Now, to the best part I am guest speaking at the show again this year and hope if you live in or near sunny Jacksonville Florida I will see you there.

The show is a month away…time to get your tickets and come out and play!

If you live in Jacksonville Florida and plan on attending…reply and like this blog and tell me why you love this show!

I am giving away a few sets of tickets FOR YOU and a BFF to the Jacksonville show…FREE!

Stay tuned to my next SOUTHERN WOMEN’S SHOW blog!

YOU could be a winner.

Quench Those Lips!

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KISS your lips with this~

The holiday is winding down and knowing you…you most likely over did it in the sun. Moisturize and make your lips softer tonight and go to sleep with this.

What you will need to get softer kissable lips is:

1 oz.coconut oil

1 oz. aloe (not the green one the clear gel)

A sprinkle of rosewater ( I use rosewater they use for baking for this recipe. But you can try some other scent.)

Stir all of the above and place in a mini jar.

LABEL it if you’d like… I found these sexy fun lips~

Kiss your lips with this yummy rose scented bliss!

Let me know how you like this recipe.Or share your D.I.Y. recipe with me. I love hearing from you!

Want to meet a Real Housewife of the OC?

Vicki1Bring your BFF,mom sister or daughter.Come enjoy another year and another fun show!
Jacksonville it is almost time!
Show time at the Southern Women’s Show. Food,fashion,beauty and above all lots of fun!

I will be there and guest speaking and COOKING UP SOME FUN on the cooking stage.
Thursday October 16th at 1:30PM and Saturday October 18th,2014 AT 11:30AM

Guess Who else will be there?

Rock your hair with Michael O’Rourke famous educator and HAIRSTYLIST.

Also if you are addicted to Real Housewives of any county like I am…You will LOVE what the SWS has in store for you.
Vicki Gunvalson from the Real Housewives of Orange County will be there with her motivational show Tomorrow Belongs To You!
She will also answer any burning questions you may have!

Stay tuned for more Southern Women Show scoop and fun things you need to know before you go!

Live in Jacksonville and want to win a set of two tickets?
Respond to this blog and tell me why you love and want to go to the show!
Follow my blog…XOXO

Lash love~


I know you want to look good for New Years eve…and here’s a little beauty secret for lush lashes.

It’s not just about the eye makeup and mascara it’s about what you feed your lashes too. As we age our lashes like hair tends to thin and fall out too.Use this before you go to sleep at night. Make sure you take all your makeup off first and use it sparingly.A little goes a long way.Just like you condition your hair the lashes need some love too!

Try my recipe for stronger longer lashes:

1/4 castor oil in a mini cup
1/4 cup of aloe vera gel
1/2 vitamin E oil

This mix will last you several weeks. As with any home-made recipe if it starts to smell funky throw it out.

Apply to your lashes nightly with a soft coat of the above mix on a disposable mascara brush. Next time you are at a major department store take the brush that they let you try mascara on with home with you.Rinse it and use it for this lash recipe. In a month or more you should notice longer,stronger lashes.

Lash on, Gorgeous!

You don’t have to be Southern…

To go to the Southern Women’s show! It’s that time of year and it’s almost here.

They will be celebrating their 25th YEAR! My how time flies.and YOU may be the winner of a set of tickets for 2. Live in sunny Jacksonville,Florida and want to join me for some FUN? I will be whipping up some beauty in the kitchen on the Cooking Stage.

Follow my blog and you may just be the one! Tell me why you love the show.

www.SouthernWomensShow.com