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Irish Cocktails Guide

Irish Cocktails Guide

Let’s not forget that aaaaaaaactual St. Patrick’s Day is Friday, and wasn’t actually this past weekend. So, buck up, and get ready for round 2 of celebrations. What better way to get into the celebrating mood than a list of Irish cocktails? If that isn’t music to your ears… I think you’re in the wrong place.

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Reuben Breakfast Sandwich

Reuben Breakfast Sandwich

Today is Fat Tuesday, tomorrow is March… things are truly starting to look up. I’m celebrating Fat Tuesday not with Packzi, but with this Reuben Breakfast Sandwich. Considering my two sides of my family are Kelly and O’Malley… I’m going to be giving lots of Irish recipes leading up to St. Patrick’s Day.

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Friday’s Favorites

Friday’s Favorites

Wanting to go back to Saved by the Max pop-up diner again. Seriously, if you all haven’t tried it, you neeeeed to go. The food is so good. Traditional diner food, but with certain twists, and it isn’t obnoxiously greasy at all either. They’re only around until May 31st, so quit waiting around!!!

Shopping for some new spring clothes, and I am loving these two jackets from Nordstom’s. You can find them here and here

Reading what to do, where to go, what to eat and all things travel, because in two short months I’m headed to France, Scotland for the first time and back to Ireland!!!

Trying to cut out carbs (I just had a bagel, and feel so gross. So many regrets), and how mouth-watering does this Loaded Cauliflower Mac and Cheese look?

Arriving late to the National Margarita Day celebrations, and the blood orange craze. I neeeeeeeed to make these blood orange margaritas, and I need to forget that it is supposed to be a high of 31 on Saturday.

Looking at the weather to see when it’ll finally be nice out again so I can wear my new favorite shoes that I wrote about yesterday in my Spring Sneakers Favorites

Favorite Spring Sneakers

Favorite Spring Sneakers

Talk about a total tease with this weather. It was in the high 60s all week, and then going to be 34 on Saturday. Hopefully the colder weather only sticks around for a little while longer seeing as though it’s going to be MARCH next week. What the heck. I talk about New Years Eve as if it just happened last week. HOW is it MARCH. I can’t wrap my head around it. Then again, I’m so tired, haven’t had enough coffee, because a Venti Blonde Roast just didn’t do it this morning… cause that’s a totally healthy and normal caffeine tolerance. Thinking and words are just hard today. Butttttt, this does mean that we can start shopping for spring clothes and shoes! That’s why I’m giving you all my favorite spring sneakers.

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Loaded Vegetable Instant Ramen

Loaded Vegetable Instant Ramen

After spending a weekend in Milwaukee visiting Marquette, my body is fully aware that I am no longer in college. Butttttt, that doesn’t mean I can’t still enjoy some instant ramen. After being, like, so beyond late on the ramen trend (I just had my first ramen experience a few weeks ago), I decided I needed to make a vamped up instant ramen.

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Loaded Guacamole

Loaded Guacamole

As if guacamole isn’t good enough, try adding in some bacon and sharp cheddar cheese…… and then your world is forever changed for the better. I was on the phone with my mom after I made this and she was initially put off by the thought of putting bacon in the guacamole… and then I just repeated “what? mom, it’s bacon” and she came to her senses. I also included cheese, cause more salt and fat…. aka more delicious flavor.

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SkinnyPop + Wine Pairings

SkinnyPop + Wine Pairings

Award season is in full swing, all of the wonderful Shonda Rhimes’ Thursday night shows are back, This is Us has been back on, Netflix just got a whole slew of new shows come February plus announced much anticipated release dates for some original series, I mean I can go on….  Needless to say, TV/movies/streaming services they’re all pretty damn good right now.

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friday’s favorite bits + bites

friday’s favorite bits + bites

Debating: in the least bit political way. I’m in a hair rut. Throughout college I’ve always had pretty long hair. I’ve done the post college graduation chop of 10 inches, I then chopped off another couple inches a  few months after that chop, then I chopped another 6 inches. I’ve done the ombre, the balayage, the “let’s throw some low lights in there and go brown”, the all natural and just not getting highlights for months. Last time I went to get my hair done, I got a buttery/honey blonde. Now, it’s time for a change, but I have no clue what I want to do with my hair. I find myself loving these bob/lob looks.

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Strawberries and Cream Pancakes

Strawberries and Cream Pancakes

These strawberries and cream pancakes are a re-make of similar pancakes I made about a year ago. With a new site, a better camera, and a somewhat better idea of what I’m doing, I decided it was time to remake these. My roommates said these were the best pancakes they have ever had. So, I mean, I’m not sure what your weekend plans are, but I think they need to include these pancakes.

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Raspberry Lemon Mini Cheesecakes

Raspberry Lemon Mini Cheesecakes

Don’t you hate when you’re sitting around thinking you’re so on top of things, and then you double check to make sure that your Raspberry Lemon Mini Cheesecake post is still scheduled and good to go, then you just realize it’s straight up not scheduled? Oh, and also my green smoothie cap was screwed on funky this morning so that spilled. Honestly, it’s just a case of the Monday’s over here… I’m ready for Tuesday. And by Tuesday I mean the weekend. Is it Friday yet?

Rambling aside, I made these raspberry lemon mini cheesecakes for a friend’s 24th birthday. I also figured they would be the perrrrrfect Valentine’s Day dessert recipe. I’m not going to lie, with the amount these make, these are more perfect for any “Galentine’s Day” parties, because you will have a plate full of these little mini guys.

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