Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Ready for Spring and Summer.... clothes

After unpacking 23 boxes of Lilly today.... long day but so much fun checking out all the new spring dresses..... I am sooo ready for warmer weather and new clothes. I feel like I've worn the same black turtleneck, skinny jeans and flats 1,043,674 times.

The Lilly Worth skinny jeans are so cute in the new Chin Chin print -pink and green elephants and theres a monkey with a glass of wine too I think?!?! Pair these with a chambray shirt, Jack Rogers, and some aviators and it's Spring!

Here's to at least dreaming of warm weather for now, cheers!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Cookie dough Greek yogurt?? Pinned it, ate it, loved it!

Of all the real sugar, real butter, brownies, cookies and cakes I have saved on Pinterest the pin for Greek Yogurt Cookie Dough was towards the bottom of my list of things to try. I'm a "if you're going to eat someting sweet you might as well go all the way" kind of girl.

However I am sooo glad I tried it because its really good! And it really does taste like cookie dough, this is a perfect post workout snack ( CycleYou kicked my butt today) thanks girlgonecountry.com for this tasty and healthy treat!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Kitchen Tips and Tricks - how to clean your cast iron skillet - via Pinterest

Home alone and it's freezing outside, the snow is falling - what better to do then curl up on the couch with Pinterest.  My New Years plan was to get off the couch and start testing out some of the my pins. These are some no brainer kitchen tips and trips - seriously how did I not think of these???

We cook a lot in our cast iron skillet - it just taste better that way. Chicken, bacon, steaks, bacon, bacon.... seeing a pattern? But cleaning it is obviously not as fun as cooking with it. Until, thank you Martha Stewart and Pinterest, you can clean this baby with salt. And it works like a dream! Southern girls know you shouldn't clean your cast iron with soap and never ever ever put it in the dishwasher.

Via MarthaStewart.com - Here's the best way to clean cast iron: Scrub it with coarse salt and a soft sponge. The salt, a natural abrasive, absorbs oil and lifts away bits of food while preserving the pans seasoning. Rinse away salt and wipe dry.

Let's back up - before you can scrub your cast iron, you need to drain the fat from it (another new years resolution I'm still working on - less fat) Lovely thought huh - dispose of the fat swimming in your pan.. ugh. However it's another "why didn't I think of that" moment. Put aluminum foil in a bowl, pour the grease in. When it hardens, roll up the foil and throw it out!

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