Delicious & Easy Appetizers

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Yummy Yummy:

Delicious & Easy Appetizers

 

I can honestly admit I LOVE to cook and as the months go on I expand my recipe knowledge …and my husband’s pallet. I have become “that house” where everyone meets for dinner, drinks or just to hang out but with being a hostess comes whipping up some yummy, easy & fast recipes with items I would standardly have in my kitchen. At first I offered chips & salsa or cookies & fruit or the standby pigs in a blanket, none of which are bad options but they are boring & at every party. I have started to really find some gourmet-style appetizers that still seem appetizing to kids too.

I found a great recipe by author Kelsey Banfield in her cookbook ‘The Naptime Chef’. This recipe is elegant for large formal parties or a night in with girlfriends & a good glass of wine!

Ricotta Crostini with Balsamic Caramelized Onions, Honey & Sea Salt:

Who doesn’t have the majority of these ingredients in their house?!?

  • 1 large french baguette
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 large yellow onions,finely chopped
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 4 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1.5 cups ricotta cheese
  • honey & sea salt for garnish

 

Slice the baguette into 1/2 inch slices, place on ungreased cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes until golden brown & cool

In a small pot heat olive oil. Place chopped onions and 1 pinch salt until caramelized (about 20 minutes). Once onions are browned & soften add 4 tsp balsamic vinegar & cook for 1 minute. Take off heat & left cool.

On a serving dish arrange crostini. Place a small dollop of ricotta cheese. On top of the ricotta cheese place a small spoonful of caramelized onion mixture. Drizzle a very small amount of honey on top of each crostini & finish with a pinch of sea salt to garnish.

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I also have an obsession with avocados this season and while eating them plain or as a dip is always tasty I really am trying to find various apps that encompass favorite ingredients. My goat cheese avocado slices wrapped in salty prosciutto are the perfect filling and satisfying appetizer. On a side note I also LOVE this recipe with fresh mozzarella or even a slice of Laughing Cow light swiss … can you tell I love cheese?!?

This one is super simple:

Goat Cheese Avocado Slices Wrapped in Salty Prosciutto 

  • avocado
  • goat cheese
  • prosciutto sliced very thin

Slice 1 avocado & remove pit. Remove avocado halves from skin. Cut the halves into fourths. Put a small amount of cheese into middle section of each avocado slice then wrap each slice of avocado with a slice of prosciutto. EAT!

 

ENJOY!!!

 

xoxo- Glam Girl

 

 


Shopping List – Must Buy “Coach Watch”

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Shopping List Must Buy Item:

Coach Boyfriend Watch

 

In a previous post I mentioned I don’t wear watches on a daily basis but I really love the bright bold colors of the Coach Boyfriend Watch which I believe really is a must-buy this season. At $158 this watch comes in seven colors and I can’t seem to pick a favorite! The white is so classic but the bright pink & lime green are so eye catching! I say buy more than one … the design is so simple you can really wear it for seasons to come !

CLICK HERE: COACH BOYFRIEND WATCH $158

 

XOXO GLAM GIRL


Fashion Flashback? OVERALLS

FASHION FLASHBACK?

OVERALLS

 

I know when I was a kid my mom put me in denim overalls with turtlenecks and Keds… I hope those pictures are long-gone. As I flip thru the pages of various fashion magazines why do I see celebrities wearing this fashion don’t?! Maybe it is just me who doesn’t like the unflattering cut of the overall which makes your tush look huge & well in general you just look like a country-bumpkin. Is it just me or should this fashion flashback not come back in style?!? I know I won’t wear it!

 

XOXO- Glam Girl


Collaborations: Target & The Webster

Collaborations

Target & The Webster

 

Listen up ladies !!  Target has a new collaboration with Miami-based boutique “The Webster” that is available in stores & online May 6 ! I am IN LOVE with this new collection !! It screams summer, fun & flirty ….and affordable!!!!

I cannot pass over a cute bag for less than $30 or fun floral wedges for under $30 either! Adorable dresses and cute jewelry will lighten up your daily wardrobe but also make you feel like you aren’t missing out on summer every day while sitting at your desk!

There are no words to describe how desperately I need this dress in my closet … I mean how perfect would this dress be on a beach vacation!? The belt at the waist & the palm leaf design is so tropical without being annoying!

STRAPLESS MAXI DRESS, THE WEBSTER FOR TARGET $44.95

 

A wonderful thing about this collection is that really every piece of clothing is truly a wearable piece , weekend or work. I love the bright colors of the Jacquard Skirt & Ballet Flats paired with a floral tank & a simple cardigan… SO MY STYLE!!! Their earrings are SO CUTE TOO !!!

SAND DOLLAR EARRINGS, THE WEBSTER FOR TARGET $14.99

NAUTICAL PRINTED BALLET FLATS, THE WEBSTER FOR TARGET $29.99

JACQUARD SKIRT, THE WEBSTER FOR TARGET $29.99

 

I can just imagine wearing this CUTE DRESS to a rehearsal dinner or bridal shower with a cute blazer or sweater! I cannot stress how much I love those cap-toe wedges either !!

SHEATH DRESS, THE WEBSTER FOR TARGET $39.99

CAP TOE WEDGES, THE WEBSTER FOR TAGRET $39.99

Hello West Palm .. move over Lilly Pulitzer ! This white dress is too chic & that fun floppy hat just playful.

WHITE DRESS, THE WEBSTER FOR TARGET $39.99

CORAL STRIPE HAT, THE WEBSTER FOR TARGET $19.99

Possibly the best necklace of the season if available to us for $34.99

 SHORT GOLD SAND DOLLAR NECKLACE, THE WEBSTER FOR TARGET $34.99

Now now ladies…we only have to wait until May 6 to get all these AMAZING LOOKS!! I can hardly wait …. I’m so excited that is a Sunday so I’m not late for work after I buy that store out!!

 

XOXO- Glam Girl


Twenty Dollar Trendy : April 2012

Twenty Dollar Trendy

April 2012

 

After a few weeks of some relaxing Glam Girl is back & while April is near the end …we could always use a few Twenty-Dollar Trendy ideas for the month!

Every woman knows she should wash her face daily but does she wash her make up brushes on a regular basis? Now for under $20 you can get a 12 pack of brush cleaner wipes & keep your brushes clean…. which in turn keeps your face cleaner!

 PRO BRUSH CLEANER WIPES, JAPONESQUE $18.50/12

Bold cuffs are really trendy right now & the romantic “LOVE” cuff is the perfect addition to your arm candy! Toss a watch & a few other bracelets of different texture & color to this under $20 cuff by Forever 21 and you are ready to go!

Rhinestoned Love Bracelet, Forever 21 $14.80

 

The saying is true …. “April showers bring May flowers” so stay dry & cute with this adorable & affordable compact umbrella by Baker’s at under $10 !

Umbrella, Baker’s $8

 

Nothing says ‘spring has arrived’ more than a cute pair of sandals !! If you are like me, every season deserves a new pair of shoes … or ten… so for under $20 get these money-friendly mint sandals by Target’s Massimo Supply Co….   You cannot pass them up!

Winifred Braided Flat Sandal, Target $14.99

 

Happy Spring !!

xoxo-Glam Girl

 


Style Icon : Michelle Obama Best March 2012

Style Icon

Michelle Obama : Best Outfits March 2012

 

Loving Mrs. O’s style in March …

Mrs Obama in metallics at the Kid’s Choice Awards

Samantha Cameron in Alessandra Rich & Michelle Obama in Marchesa

Preen‘s Pre-Fall 2012 collection on Mrs. Obama

 

XOXO GLAM GIRL


Inspirations of Style: White Bags

Inspirations of Style:

White Bags

Spring makes me happy & with Easter just around the corner you know what that means…. You can wear WHITE Accessories!

You can never go wrong with a good pair of white jeans or white sandals but sometimes a white purse really can look wrong with your outfit!

Here are my picks for best White bags of the season :

CLICK HERE: J.Crew Edie attache bag, $288

CLICK HERE: Structured Tote, Forever 21 $34.80

CLICK HERE: MADRIA-SM Bowling Bag, Bally Switzerland $1295

CLICK HERE:  1970 Shoulder Bag, Gucci $2190

CLICK HERE: Jimmy Choo Camille Tote, $2195

CLICK HERE: Shiraleah Milk Merton Clutch, Target $29.99

CLICK HERE: MICHAEL Michael Kors Bedford Extra-Large Bowling Satchel, $498

Loving this WHITE-OUT !!!

XOXO- Glam Girl